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

  • Ostherr

    Professor Kirsten Ostherr
    Professor Ostherr teaches film and media studies, focusing on ephemeral film and historical and contemporary visualizations of health and disease in photography, film, television, animation, advertising, and medical imaging. She publishes articles on medical animation in the 1920s, health education films of the postwar period, narrative medicine and biocultures, ethical issues in the film Philadelphia, and corporate publicity films, as well as on art film, documentary, and science fiction film.

  • 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

  • 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.

    April 24: Senior Thesis Presentations
    Senior English majors will give presentations on their year-long thesis projects on Friday, April 24 from 4-6 pm in the Humanities building room 119. All are welcome to attend.