Rice University

Department of English

  • Department Calendar

  • 2015 Summer Courses!

    English is offering creative writing and literature courses over the summer. Registration begins March 9.

    Click here for our course list.

  • Faculty Spotlight

  • Lurie

    Professor Susan Lurie
    Professor Lurie publishes articles on U.S. literature and culture, feminist theory, film theory, photography, and the dynamics between culture and politics.She teaches courses in 20th century and contemporary U.S. literature and cultural studies; feminist, gender, and sexuality studies; literary, political, and critical theory; and race and ethnicity studies.
  • Student News

  • Brittany Henry wins WLA essay prize

    Brittany Henry wins WLA essay prize
    English graduate student Brittany Henry is the recipient of the inaugural Grover Award from the Western Literature Association in recognition of the distinctive scholarly contribution reflected in her essay, "The Jeremiad and the West in Survivors: A Novel of the Coming Collapse."
  • Graduate Admissions Quick Links

    Online Application    • How to Apply

    The application deadline for Fall 2015 admission has passed. We will begin accepting applications for Fall 2016 in September. Contact our Graduate Coordinator Kristina McDonald at englgrad@rice.edu if you have questions about the application process.

  • Announcements

  • July 2015 Honorees!
    Many, many thanks to these wonderful and hardworking English professors who celebrate their anniversary with Rice in July. 

    • Professor Judith Roof - 5 years
    • Professor Sarah Ellenzweig - 15 years
    • Professor Betty Joseph - 20 years
    • Professor Scott Derrick - 25 years
    • Professor Helena Michie - 25 years
    • Professor Terry Doody - 45 years

    May 15: English Graduation Open House
    All graduating students and award recipients along with their family and friends are invited to join the faculty and staff for an open house to celebrate the wonderful achievements of our students. The event begins at 3 pm on Friday, May 15 in the English lounge on the second floor in Herring Hall, room 250. Light refreshments will be served.