Words open worlds. When we study literature, we study how human experience can be embodied in language that awakens, delights, inspires and excites. Reading together, we meet new characters, cultures, and time periods, while also encountering ourselves in new ways. Through lively discussion and rigorous research, UE English majors explore literary works of lasting influence while developing the critical skills that will prepare them for success beyond our classrooms. Whether they work in business or education, serve their communities in libraries or literacy programs, or go on to graduate school or law school, our graduates leave the University of Evansville's English programs ready to engage with the challenges of today’s world.

Creative Writing

Our innovative curriculum includes courses in genre fiction, screenwriting, creative nonfiction, and contemporary poetry, among others.

In addition, we offer students editing and publishing internships with nationally and internationally-recognized literary journals such as The Evansville Review and Measure. These hands-on experiences introduce students to the professional life of writers, editors, and publishers, preparing students for graduate school or careers as editors and publishers as they learn alongside prize-winning and widely-published faculty who are committed to building mentoring relationships and introducing students to the professional world of writing, editing, and publishing.

Benefits for UE Creative Writing Students

  • Exciting internship opportunities with magazines, nonprofit organizations, advertising agencies, and more.
  • Readings and workshops led by UE faculty and notable writers, editors, and publishers who come to campus as guests.
  • Hands-on editing experience with The Evansville Review, Measure, and more.

Departmental News

  • UE's Andiron Lecture Series to Feature Guest Speaker
    Posted: March 21, 2023

    The next installment of the Andiron Lecture Series at the University of Evansville (UE) is set for Wednesday. Assistant Professor of English, Sara Petrosillo, will be giving a lecture to launch her new book entitled Hawking Women: Falconry, Gender, and Control in Medieval Literary Culture. The book was recently published by the Ohio State University Press.

  • Baines gives paper at Louisville Conference
    Posted: February 27, 2023

    Robert Baines, Associate Professor of English, gave a paper at the Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture at the University of Louisville on Friday, February 24. His paper, titled “How Far is Too Far?: Ulysses, Finnegans Wake, and the Boundaries of Modernism,” was part of an International James Joyce Foundation panel that also included Thomas Gurke and Josephine A. McQuail.

  • Baines Publishes Essay in Collection
    Posted: September 29, 2021

    Robert Baines, associate professor of English, has an essay in the new collection "Modernism, Theory, and Responsible Reading," edited by Stephen Ross and published by Bloomsbury. Baines' essay is titled "The Positive of the Negative: Joycean Post-Structuralism as Felskian Critique."