Welcome to the UWL Department of English!

We are excited to offer students many opportunities for learning about and developing expertise in literature, writing & rhetoric, teaching, creative writing, linguistics, and professional & technical writing.

Consider how a major, second major, minor, or certificate in English can offer you a well-rounded, flexible education that can lead a meaningful career. Contact the chair of the English Department, Dr. Natalie Eschenbaum, to learn more. We want to hear from you! 


Experiencing great books, together!

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La Crosse Reads 2019 is a community-drive effort to

  • promote reading as a means of exploring what matters most
  • build community through conversation and dialogue
  • explore complex cultural issues and envision creative change

The La Crosse community is invited to read and discuss The Latehomecomer: A Hmong Family Memoir by award-winning author Kao Kalia Yang. Copies of The Latehomecomer are available at a variety of locations.


Join the conversation at these exciting La Crosse Reads events:

  • February 9, 2019: Books and Brunch, hosted by the La Crosse Public Library, Black River Public Beach
  • February 28, 2019: Community Conversation, hosted by Cia Siab Inc., Ho-Chunk Nation Three Rivers House
  • March 9, 2019: Kevin Yang, hosted by UWL English and Cia Siab Inc., as part of "Widening the Circle," UWL Bluffs Room
  • April 4, 2019: Mai Der Vang, hosted by UWL English Department and UWL Institute for Social Justice, UWL Union 3310
  • February-March 2019: Coffee Meet-Ups (x4), hosted by Downtown Mainstreet, locations vary (see calendar for details) 

More information can be found on the La Crosse Reads Facebook page and web site