Department of English Language and Literature

MAC Higher Education Leadership and Advocacy Summit

Statement of Solidarity and Commitment

Tony McDade. Breonna Taylor. Manuel Ellis. Ahmaud Arbery. George Floyd. Rayshard Brooks. 
These are the most recent lives we have lost at the hands of law enforcement and state-sanctioned violence in the United States, largely motivated by anti-Black racism and backed up by white supremacy. These murders occur at a time of overwhelming loss, when the pandemic has already caused tremendous suffering, particularly to people of color.

The Department of English at the University of Toledo stands in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement and the protests throughout the country and world that call for racial justice and an end to police violence and brutality. We are proud of those of you ..... read the complete statement here 

The English Department offers undergraduate and graduate programs and courses in literature, creative writing, and linguistics, and houses the Composition Program. The department awards a number of scholarships to our students, including the Shapiro Senior Scholarship.  English majors are also eligible for humanities scholarships.

Annually the English Department holds the Shapiro Writing Contest. Students taking writing classes at any level are encouraged to compete.

English department faculty are widely published in literary criticism, rhetoric and composition studies, linguistics, fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry.

The Aureole Press is housed in  the department’s typography lab,

Our undergraduate and graduate students have gone on to graduate programs in English Literature, Linguistics, Creative Writing, Education, English as a Second Language, Library Science, Law, and many other fields, and to careers in teaching, journalism, publishing, bookselling, university administration, librarianship, marketing, and innumerable other areas in which reading and writing are essential. Recent graduates of our MA and BA programs have built on the coursework and mentoring they have received from the department to be successful within and outside academia.

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Last Updated: 6/23/21