Welcome to Morey Hall
Home to the Department of English, Morey Hall is named for William Carey Morey, 1843-1925, class of 1868. Professor Morey taught Latin, history, and political science, and also helped found the Rochester Historical Society.
The Plutzik Reading Series: 60th Anniversary Season
The Plutzik Series is one of the most prestigious and longest-running reading series in the country.Full Schedule
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Pursue a degree or take courses in one of our distinct program tracks.
The National Research Council ranks our English PhD program among the best in the country.
Our faculty and students participate in numerous individual and collaborative research projects.
English Professor Sarah Higley's 2008 book, Hildegard of Bingen's Unknown Language, is quoted by Alex Ross in his most recent New Yorker article.Read more
Plutzik Reading Series: 60th Anniversary Season
For the 60th anniversary season of the Plutzik Reading Series, we are thrilled to welcome acclaimed poet & author Rick Barot as our next speaker.
He will read from his recent works on Wednesday, March 22 at 5pm in the Hawkins-Carlson Room of Rush Rhees Library. His talk is free and open to the public.
We are thrilled to announce the return of our weekly Writer's Lounge! It's hosted every Thursday from 5-7pm in the Humanities Center Lounge.
Come enjoy an informal meeting with fellow students to discuss your work, exchange stories and relax. Pizza and refreshments are provided.
In the News
Did you know?
English department faculty have garnered numerous awards and honors, including from the National Endowment for the Arts, Guggenheim Foundation, Newberry Library, and Modern Language Association, among others.
For 20+ years, Professor Emeritus Russell Peck led the “Theater in England” course, shepherding participants to multiple plays each day over two weeks. Katherine Mannheimer now leads the course.
Blake/An Illustrated Quarterly, a journal devoted to the artist and poet William Blake, is celebrating its 50th year in 2016-17.