The Department of English Language and Literature offers programs of study that lead to the Bachelor of Arts, the Master of Arts, the Master of Fine Arts, and the Interdisciplinary Doctor of Philosophy degrees. In the undergraduate program, students may pursue a general English program, or they may choose an emphasis in creative writing or secondary English education. Four minors in English are offered: Language and Literature; Creative Writing; Writing; and Manuscript, Print Culture, and Editing. M.A. in English students may focus their studies on Literature or may elect the Language and Literature track or the Manuscript, Print Culture, and Editing track. The M.F.A. in Creative Writing and Media Arts is an interdisciplinary program leading to a terminal degree. English is an academic discipline eligible for full participation in the University's Interdisciplinary Ph.D. program.

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  • Ghost Fists 

    Geminder, Emily Carlson (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2016)
    Ghosts animate the stories and essays of this collection in ways both bodied and disembodied—as loops, as refrains, as stories that can’t be outrun. Moving across time and space to consider collective memory in Cambodia, ...
  • World to Word: Nomenclature Systems of Color and Species 

    Kelley, Tanya (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2017)
    As the digitization of information accelerates, the push to encode our surrounding numerically instead of linguistically increases. The role that language has traditionally played in the nomenclature of an integrative ...
  • Creep City and Five Short Stories 

    Cashill, Flannery (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2016)
    This collection includes one novella and five short stories, focused on young women and their formative experiences. These stories explore themes of sexuality, latent violence, changing technology and weird feelings. ...
  • Its Golden Boat 

    Williamson, Robert (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2016)
    This graduate thesis in creative writing focuses on memory, fear, and growing up. The speaker undergoes a coming-of-age from child to adult, his fears and desires also growing and changing. Its themes and motifs include ...
  • The House that Grief Built 

    Vreeland, Ramona Anne (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2016)
    This book-length collection of poetry weaves together themes of family, religion, food, gardening, and grief as experienced by the author and her relatives. Through the eyes of a first-generation American (on her mother’s ...
  • The Weckerlin Family’s Commitment to a Monastic Vow: Medieval Bookmaking in Nineteenth-Century Alsace 

    Blanton, Virginia; Morris, Melissa (Benedictine Sisters - Mount St. Scholastica, 2016)
    This article examines the 1887 Weckerlin illuminated manuscript housed at Mount St. Scholastica, a Benedictine convent in Atchinson Kansas.
  • Weckerlin illuminated manuscript, page 109v 

    CODICES project: http://daedalus.umkc.edu/CODICES/; Weckerlin, Victor (1887)
    Scanned page of the 1887 Weckerlin illuminated manuscript housed at Mount St. Scholastica, a Benedictine convent in Atchinson Kansas.
  • Weckerlin illuminated manuscript, page 109 

    CODICES project: http://daedalus.umkc.edu/CODICES/; Weckerlin, Victor (1887)
    Scanned page of the 1887 Weckerlin illuminated manuscript housed at Mount St. Scholastica, a Benedictine convent in Atchinson Kansas.
  • Weckerlin illuminated manuscript, page 108 

    CODICES project: http://daedalus.umkc.edu/CODICES/; Weckerlin, Victor (1887)
    Scanned page of the 1887 Weckerlin illuminated manuscript housed at Mount St. Scholastica, a Benedictine convent in Atchinson Kansas.
  • Weckerlin illuminated manuscript, page 107 

    CODICES project: http://daedalus.umkc.edu/CODICES/; Weckerlin, Victor (1887)
    Decorated border: Two-sided border decorated with light pink flowers. Scanned page of the 1887 Weckerlin illuminated manuscript housed at Mount St. Scholastica, a Benedictine convent in Atchinson Kansas.
  • Weckerlin illuminated manuscript, page 106 

    CODICES project: http://daedalus.umkc.edu/CODICES/; Weckerlin, Victor (1887)
    Miniature (full-page) watercolor: Syncletica the Hermit in supplication in her cell. Decorated border: Two-sided border decorated with multiple green and red flowers. Scanned page of the 1887 Weckerlin illuminated manuscript ...
  • Weckerlin illuminated manuscript, page 105 

    CODICES project: http://daedalus.umkc.edu/CODICES/; Weckerlin, Victor (1887)
    Scanned page of the 1887 Weckerlin illuminated manuscript housed at Mount St. Scholastica, a Benedictine convent in Atchinson Kansas.
  • Weckerlin illuminated manuscript, page 104 

    CODICES project: http://daedalus.umkc.edu/CODICES/; Weckerlin, Victor (1887)
    Scanned page of the 1887 Weckerlin illuminated manuscript housed at Mount St. Scholastica, a Benedictine convent in Atchinson Kansas.
  • Weckerlin illuminated manuscript, page 103 

    CODICES project: http://daedalus.umkc.edu/CODICES/; Weckerlin, Victor (1887)
    Two-sided border decorated with purple flowers. Scanned page of the 1887 Weckerlin illuminated manuscript housed at Mount St. Scholastica, a Benedictine convent in Atchinson Kansas.
  • Weckerlin illuminated manuscript, page 102 

    CODICES project: http://daedalus.umkc.edu/CODICES/; Weckerlin, Victor (1887)
    Miniature (full-page) watercolor: Mary of Egypt praying in the desert holding a cross. Decorated border: Two-sided border decorated with violets. Scanned page of the 1887 Weckerlin illuminated manuscript housed at Mount ...
  • Weckerlin illuminated manuscript, page 101 

    CODICES project: http://daedalus.umkc.edu/CODICES/; Weckerlin, Victor (1887)
    Scanned page of the 1887 Weckerlin illuminated manuscript housed at Mount St. Scholastica, a Benedictine convent in Atchinson Kansas.
  • Weckerlin illuminated manuscript, page 100 

    CODICES project: http://daedalus.umkc.edu/CODICES/; Weckerlin, Victor (1887)
    Scanned page of the 1887 Weckerlin illuminated manuscript housed at Mount St. Scholastica, a Benedictine convent in Atchinson Kansas.
  • Weckerlin illuminated manuscript, page 99 

    CODICES project: http://daedalus.umkc.edu/CODICES/; Weckerlin, Victor (1887)
    Decorated border: Two-sided border decorated with multiple blue and orange flowers. Scanned page of the 1887 Weckerlin illuminated manuscript housed at Mount St. Scholastica, a Benedictine convent in Atchinson Kansas.
  • Weckerlin illuminated manuscript, page 98 

    CODICES project: http://daedalus.umkc.edu/CODICES/; Weckerlin, Victor (1887)
    Miniature (full-page) watercolor: Thais the Penitent burning her clothing and jewelry. Decorated border: Two-sided border decorated with morning glories and fuschia flowers. Scanned page of the 1887 Weckerlin illuminated ...
  • Weckerlin illuminated manuscript, page 97 

    CODICES project: http://daedalus.umkc.edu/CODICES/; Weckerlin, Victor (1887)
    Scanned page of the 1887 Weckerlin illuminated manuscript housed at Mount St. Scholastica, a Benedictine convent in Atchinson Kansas.

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