Welcome! The Department of English is home to a variety of writing programs designed to support first-year through doctoral students interested in growing expertise with writing. Our programs benefit from enrolling students from a range of disciplines and from across the globe. BGSU writing programs are responsive to 21st Century literacies and focus on building theoretical and practical considerations of how writing works in the academic, professional, civic, and social world(s) students navigate. Our faculty understand writing as power and that, whether shared on a notepad or a screen, words matter deeply.
Students who enroll in our courses are challenged to build rhetorical, critical, and practical literacies through seminar and workshop-oriented coursework. And because studying writing as a meaningful, impactful, change-based intellectual activity cannot be limited to the classroom, we grow co-curricular opportunities to practice writing together: WRIT, University Writing Program Semi-Annual Showcase, Cross-Cultural Conversation Connection, a Game Space Learning Laboratory, and 21st Century Englishes Graduate Student Conference are a few of the many ways our programs celebrate writing in practice.
University Writing Program Journal celebrates student work
UWP is excited to share the second issue of WRIT, a digital journal of students' writing for GSW courses. The first two issues of WRIT feature 20 alphabetic and digital works by UWP students in 1110 and 1120. These works represent a range of genres, voices, and approaches. To date, WRIT has received 173 submissions. With a rolling deadline, WRIT welcomes additional submissions this semester and is especailly interested in publishing the exceptional work coming from GSW 1100 classes. LEARN MORE.
News and Stories
Dr. April Conway and Students Present at Computers and Writing Conference
Dr. Conway, Shoupra Shankwana, and McKenzie Shaw presented a collaborative poster on engaging high school learners through social media. Learn more about the presentation
Rhetoric and Writing DOCTORAL Student Selected as Digital Rhetoric Collaborative Fellow
Lauren Garskie, a third-year Ph.D. student in the Rhetoric and Writing Program, was selected to be a Sweetland Digital Rhetoric Collaborative Graduate Fellow. The DRC provides graduate students interested in digital rhetoric practical experience in online publishing. Learn about Garskie's work
21st Century Englishes Hosts 5th Annual Conference
The 6th annual conference theme was Culture, Community, and Change, and took place on November 10, 2018, at Bowling Green State University. Learn more about the conference