Located in the heart of Harlem, The City College of New York’s Department of English has been a cornerstone of American scholarship and writing since 1848. We are committed to providing our students with a rigorous education that reflects the diversity of our community and the ever-evolving global literary landscape.
The Department of English is home to three undergraduate major concentrations (Literature, Creative Writing and Secondary English Education) and three graduate programs (English Literature, Creative Writing and Language and Literacy). Our courses are taught by a diverse faculty, many of whom have authored award-winning novels, memoirs, volumes of poetry, and influential works in fields of literary theory, cultural criticism, rhetoric, pedagogy, biography and historical scholarship. In addition to our course offerings, the English Department maintains an active calendar of readings, guest lectures, craft talks and professional development seminars designed to further enhance the education of our students.
We are committed to providing our students with a rigorous education that reflects the diversity of our community and the ever-evolving global literary landscape.
Our Undergraduate English concentrations include Literature, Creative Writing, and Secondary English Education.
Our Graduate programs include the MFA in Creative Writing, Masters of English Literature, and Masters of Language and Literacy.
- MFA Fall Application Deadline Extended until March 1The Deadline for Fall Applications to our Creative Writing MFA program has been extended until March 1 2024. Learn more Apply online
- Launch for Emily Raboteau’s new book, ‘Lessons for Survival’Professor Emily Raboteau’s launch for her new book, Lessons for Survival: Mothering Against “The Apocalypse” will be on Thursday, March 14, 7PM at The Center for Fiction.
- Interview with Professor Mark Mirsky in CollidescopeMFA Professor Mark Mirsky, author, founder and editor of Fiction magazine and the former director of the Creative Writing Program, has a two-part interview in Collidescope this fall.Here are part one and part two.
- Chai and Chat with David GroffA reading and conversation to celebrate his new book, Live in Suspense. Wednesday, April 3rd, 20245:00-6:30 pmRifkind Center, 6/316 NAC building David Groff’s third book of poems Live in Suspense, was published in 2023 from Trio House Press. He has previously published Clay, winner of …
Olivia Wood, Lecturer in English
Location: NA 6/219
Graduate Advising, Creative Writing
Asst. Prof. Michelle Valladares
Director, MFA in Creative Writing
Location: NA 6/219
Graduate Advising, English Literature
Associate Prof. Václav Lucien Paris
Director of Master of Arts in Literature
Location: NAC 6/356
Graduate Advising, Language and Literacy
Prof. Barbara Gleason
Director, MA Program in Language and Literacy
Location: NA 6/333A
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Professor Elizabeth Mazzola,
Location: North Academic Center, Room 6/219
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