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.

Visitor Information

Undergraduate | Graduate  Programs

The English Department is housed on the third floor of Peck Hall. The English B.A. offers to students a broad background in literature, with the option of pursuing one of the following concentrations: Literary Studies, Writing Studies, Film and Popular Culture, Literature and Culture, and Secondary Teacher Licensure. At the graduate level, we offer coursework leading to a Master of Arts or a Doctor of Philosophy degree in English.

Current Student Information

Please click on the following links for information about the English curriculum, as well as for more details about the English Major,  affiliated English minors, and the Graduate Program. Perspective and current students will also find information geared specifically to them in Student Resources as well as details on English-related awards and scholarships.


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

The following links provide information to perspective and current majors as well as to faculty (Faculty Reports and Policies is password protected).

English Department Books Composite

 Remembering Cheryl Flanigan (1953-2016)

Remembering David Lavery (1949-2016)

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"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

Chair: Dr. Stephen Severn


Telephone: (615) 898-2648

Fax: (615) 898-5098