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Click to View Introductory Course Section Availability

The following Introductory course information is accurate at the time of posting:  08/26/2014 4:00 PM EBS. During shopping period, introductory course section availability will be posted here to help students find placement in a course. This page will be updated daily. If you are trying to obtain a seat in an Introductory course, please know...

PREREGISTRATION for Fall 2014 Introductory English Courses

Welcome to English Preregistration! All students who wish to take an introductory-level English course this fall must preregister for a section. The online preregistration sites will remain open until 7:30 pm on Monday, August 25, 2014. Click here to begin preregistration:


The English department is pleased to offer the following creative writing and journalism courses in 2014-2015. Some courses require an APPLICATION due at noon on August 21; see for details.  See course descriptions at JOURNALISM ENGL...

Alumnus Frederick Iseman endows first professorship of poetry at Yale

Since the 18th century, poetry has been a cornerstone of the Yale curriculum. The university has been home to many distinguished figures in its teaching and study — among them William Lyon Phelps, known for his charismatic recitations of Tennyson, poet and New Criticism co-founder Robert Penn Warren, and Marie Borroff, a renowned poet,...

English Department Prize Winners

Heartiest congratulations to the Prize Winners!

Celebrating English Faculty Excellence

We are pleased to announce that three of the six Yale College prizes awarded in recognition of distinguished undergraduate teaching have gone to faculty members in English Department.   Professor Paul Grimstad has just been selected to receive the 2014 Sarai Ribicoff '79 Award for Teaching Excellence in Yale College, one of six Yale College...

Louise Glück Elected to the American Philosophical Society

Congratulations to Louise Glück , Rosenkranz Writer in Residence, Adjunct Professor of English, who has been elected to the American Philosophical Society, the nation's oldest learned society, in Class 5: Arts, Professions, Leader in Public & Provate Affairs.