Department of English


We are a dynamic, multifaceted community of writers, readers, and thinkers dedicated to teaching and learning. We inspire curiosity and promote creativity.  We engage students – at both the undergraduate and graduate level – in critical inquiry by fostering connections among writers and readers of texts, ancient and modern, global and local. Because we believe in the power of language, we study it, shape it, and use it to improve our world.

Program Pages: Undergraduate | Graduate

Please click on the appropriate links for information about the English curriculum, as well as for details about the English Major,  affiliated English minors, and the Graduate Program. Prospective and current students will find information geared specifically to them in For Students as well as details on awards and scholarships unique to our Department.


For information about the scholarly activities and teaching interests of English faculty members, please click on individual faculty profiles.

The English Department offices are located on the third floor of Peck Hall: Main Office, PH 301 [green hall]; Lower Division Office, PH 324 and Upper Division Office, PH 323 [both blue hall]; Graduate Office, PH 316 [yellow hall]. 

English Department Books Composite

 Remembering Cheryl Flanigan (1953-2016)

Remembering David Lavery (1949-2016)

Contact the English Department Webmaster

"Indulge your imagination in every possible flight"

-- Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

Mailing Address:
Department of English
Middle Tennessee State University
Box 70
1301 East Main Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Main Office: Peck Hall 302
Department Chair: Dr. Maria K. Bachman

Telephone: (615) 898-5644
Fax: (615) 898-5098