Department of English & Creative Writing - The University of Tulsa
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Department of English & Creative Writing

The UTulsa Department of English and Creative Writing excels in teaching and research, specializing in Anglophone literary traditions with interdisciplinary connections. Courses cover diverse topics, from canonical literature to innovative areas like graphic literature, gaming, and digital scholarship. The community of scholars and artists at UTulsa fosters various approaches to literary studies. Undergraduate programs emphasize seminar-style classes, providing skills valued by employers. Small class sizes enable close collaboration, and graduates pursue diverse paths in culture industries, media, creative writing and business. The graduate programs, offering M.A. and Ph.D. degrees, are known for close student-faculty collaboration, rich resources, and opportunities for teaching training and development.

Creative writing blooms across UTulsa this spring

The University of Tulsa is a lush garden of creative writing this spring. “I can’t recall a time when the nurturing, generation, and sharing of poems, stories, and other genres has been so vibrant,” commented Dennis Denisoff, chair of the Department of English & Creative Writing. “I am especially impressed by students’ participation and leadership in making UTulsa come alive with so many voices and perspectives.”

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    • Department Faculty

      Our distinguished faculty comprises accomplished scholars, dedicated educators, and experts in their respective fields. With a commitment to fostering academic excellence, they engage students in innovative and collaborative learning experiences, preparing them for success in a rapidly evolving world. At UTulsa, our faculty members not only impart knowledge but also inspire and mentor students, creating a dynamic and enriching educational environment.

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    • Oklahoma Center for the Humanities

      The Oklahoma Center for the Humanities at UTulsa explores what it means to be human through art, literature and philosophy. Where students, faculty and the Tulsa community listen to lectures by experts in the humanities. With frequent events and rotating exhibits, the Oklahoma Center for the Humanities always has something new for students and faculty to participate in.

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    • James Joyce Quarterly

      The James Joyce Quarterly has proudly reigned as the premier journal for international Joyce studies for over 50 years. Each issue hosts an extensive range of critical and theoretical work dedicated to James Joyce's life, writing, and reception. Notably, faculty and students from the UTulsa English & Creative department play an active role as editorial staff for the James Joyce Quarterly.

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