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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    VERMILLION, S.D. – Darlene Farabee, Ph.D., associate professor and chair of the University of South Dakota Department of English, is the fifth recipient of the Truman and Beverly Schwartz Distinguished Faculty Award.
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  • The English Department extends a hearty congratulations to Kevin Phillips, PhD student in creative writing at USD. Kevin recently won the prestigious North American Review 2017 Torch Prize for his creative nonfiction piece, “Eight Hours, With Cow.” Kevin's fiction and essay...

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


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