Department of English


Our Mission 

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.

Information for Visitors and Current Students

The English B.A. and B.S. offer a broad background in literature, with the option of pursuing a concentration in Secondary Teacher Licenssure, Literary Studies, Writing, or Literature and Culture. We also offer courses in rhetoric, linguistics, and film studies.

At the graduate level, we offer the Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in English.

The following links provide additional helpful information:

More general information can be found in Student Resources.


We invite you to meet the MTSU English faculty and learn about their specializations, publications, and other interests.

MTSU Emeriti Faculty.

Departmental History

Faculty Reports and Policies 

 Contact the English Department Web Manager

"Indulge your imagination in every possible flight"

-- Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice


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

Main Office: Peck Hall 302

Chair: Dr. Stephen Severn


Telephone: (615) 898-2648