Department of English

Our programs and courses focus on clarity in writing, advanced research skills and critical thinking through sustained engagement with literature. 

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  • Shakespeare Book

    USD will schedule scholarly presentations, tours, research activities, community discussions and performances during the spring 2016 exhibit of the first published collection of William Shakespeare’s plays.

  • Over Thanksgiving break, you might want to catch up on some fascinating talks from the USD English Department Colloquium series, featuring some of our faculty: "How to Say Things with Genre: American Essays, Novels, and Poems as Test Case" by Prentiss Clark: "Black Box Characters: Cybernetics and Affect from Silvan Tomkins to Virginia Woolf" by Heather Love: "Drama, Spectatorship and Everyday Life" by Darlene Farabee: "Marxist Approaches to Literature" by Skip Willman "Seen and Unseen: Race, Science, and Determinism in African American Literature" by John Dudley "Difficulty, Depth, and Deformation: British Modernism and the Novel" by Benjamin Hagen "Roots, Waves, and Branches: Environmental Criticism from Past to Present" by Paul Formisano "Poem as Mirror Box: Mirror Neurons, Emotions, Phantom Limbs, and Poems of Loss and Elegy" by Lee Ann Roripaugh "The Four Waves: Tracing Contemporary Native American Literature" by Natanya Ann Pulley

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Department of English
Dakota Hall, Room 212
414 E. Clark St.
Vermillion, SD 57069


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