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

  • Aranda

    Professor José Aranda
    Professor Aranda writes articles on early U.S. criticism, 19th-century Mexican American literature, and the future of Chicano/a studies, and he teaches courses in Chicano/a literature and 19th- and 20th-century U.S. literature.
  • 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 Fall 2016 application deadline is December 14, 2015. Contact our Graduate Administrator Kristina McDonald at englgrad@rice.edu if you have questions about the application process.

  • Announcements

  • Hiring an Assistant Professor of English in Creative Non-Fiction
    Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in the Department of English at Rice University, Houston, Texas. Seeking candidates with expertise in creative non-fiction to enhance departmental strengths and interests in ethnic studies, writing in languages other than English, social justice, environmental studies, medical humanities, science writing, writing and the arts. Opportunity to design and teach a broad range of creative non-fiction offerings (including but not limited to memoir, lyric essay, creative cultural criticism, history of the essay, literary journalism, etc.) to a select undergraduate student body. M.F.A. or PhD in Creative Writing and strong record of publication, including at least one book published or forthcoming, required. Degree must be in hand no later than November 1, 2016. Demonstrated ability and interest in administering and coordinating offerings in creative writing desirable but not essential. We will conduct interviews at the 2016 MLA convention in Austin, TX. A successful hire will teach a 2:2 course load, perform research and writing, and provide service to the department, university, and profession. 

    Only electronic applications will be accepted through the Rice University Faculty Hiring System: https://jobs.rice.edu/postings/5537 . The application deadline is November 1, 2015. Materials to be submitted include a cover letter, c.v., and writing sample (max. 20 pages). Three letters of recommendation are required. You will be asked to input the necessary information on your evaluators who will receive an email generated by the system. In this email they will be instructed on the process for submitting their letters. All documents are required for the applicant to be considered for the position. Rice University is an AA/EO employer; women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

    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