Department of English
Adlai E. Stevenson Bldg. 409
Campus Box 4240
Normal, Il 61790-4240
Welcome to the English Department
The Creative Writing program has a distinguished national reputation for encouraging alternative and hybrid forms of writing while emphasizing the study of theory and creative writing pedagogy. We are a program that respects and encourages innovation.
Fiction, Poetry and Poetics, Creative Nonfiction, Screenwriting, Creative Writing Pedagogy.
(Re)Defining the Black Aesthetic, Relationship of Music and Fiction, (S)Language, Avant-Pop (Popular Culture in Fiction).
The Novel, Memoir, Literary Journalism, Women's Literature, Creative Writing Pedagogy, Narrative Theory.
Moral Philosophy as it Relates to Literary Production, Animals, Animality, Veganism, Hybrid Texts, Hybrid Writing, Sociology of Literary Production & Cultural Formation of Literary Taste, Transgeneric Writing
Improvisation and Black Aesthetics, Memory and Trauma Studies, WOC Feminisms, Digital Technologies and the African Diaspora, 18th and 19th Century African American Literature, Oppositional/Experimental poetics.