Graduate Programs in English
The English Department at The University of Texas at Austin offers a stimulating graduate curriculum and intellectual community. With a diverse, engaged, and accomplished faculty, this ninety-person department covers a rich array of traditional fields of literary and rhetorical study and also reflects contemporary theoretical and cultural approaches that cut across these fields.
We offer a Ph.D. program in fifteen fields of study: American Literature; Medieval Literary Studies; Renaissance Literature; 18th-Century British Literature; 19th-Century British Literature; Modern British Literature; Bibliography and Textual Studies; Digital Literacies and Literatures; Drama; Ethnic and Third-World Literature; Language and Linguistics; Poetry and Poetics; Popular Culture and Cultural Studies; Rhetoric; Women, Gender, and Literature.
We also offer an M.F.A. in Creative Writing.
As these programs suggest, the department is engaged not only in meeting but in helping to shape the challenges of a complex, rapidly changing academic discipline. Increasingly, graduate courses have examined relationships between writing and other cultural practices and have explored the social, historical, and rhetorical processes by which literature is constituted.