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Mentoring UTK English

PhD in Literature, Criticism, and Textual Studies


Dec. 1: PhD application

The Literature, Criticism, and Textual Studies PhD program builds on the department’s historic strength in literary studies.

The Department supports and values work in a wide range of fields, including British and American literary traditions, medieval studies, ethnic literatures, postcolonial and world literatures, critical theory, textual studies, film and queer and gender studies.

With interdisciplinary groups such as the Marco Institute; the twentieth century CAAS group; and the Race, Ethnic Studies, and Colonial/Postcolonial Studies group, PhD candidates have many resources on which to draw in their studies. Candidates are encouraged to take responsibility for a broad range of material while choosing a research focus that prepares them for advanced work in the field of English.