UMA’s Bachelor of Arts in English is a liberal arts program designed to deepen your understanding and appreciation of literature.

English at UMA

In small classes, you will enjoy vibrant discussion, personal attention, and close working relationships with the English faculty, a community of scholars and writers dedicated to teaching.

In the process of reading, writing about, and discussing great works, you will develop the skills of analysis, collaboration, critical reasoning, and oral communication. These are skills many employers now prefer to specific career preparation, especially with the growing global market and the rise of the internet.

Special areas of study include Native American literature, the literature of war, medieval literature, gender studies, graphic novels, Holocaust literature, postcolonial and francophone literature, and creative and technical writing. We are always evolving, and so are you.

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Kim Carter

The English program at UMA is full of professors who are dedicated to the success and development of their students. Working with these faculty members has allowed me to explore my interests and discover new and exciting topics.
– Kim Carter, ’17

Charlotte MacDonald

The English program is comprised of an amazing faculty, professors who have inspired, taught, and pushed me to becoming the writer I am today.

Charlotte MacDonald, ’17

Dear Friends,

Please save the date: Friday, April 17th, 2020 for our 18th Plunkett Maine Poetry Festival. We will be tying in Maine’s Bicentennial to celebrate Maine’s literary tradition.

Baron Wormser, Maine’s second Poet Laureate will return to Maine to share the stage with Betsy Sholl, Maine third poet laureate, and Dawn Potter, a student of Baron’s and a literary connoisseur in her own right.

All this and more are in the works for another wonderful festival. Free to all and all are welcome.