Each semester, the English Department brings prominent writers of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction to UNH to read from their work in public presentations and, in most cases, to spend in-class time with students during the day.
Our Speakers Series sponsors Professors of English and other disciplines from various academic institutions for a visit to UNH during which they present a current paper and discuss their research.
First Fridays Series
The first Friday of every month is reserved for our First Fridays Series, which features UNH English Department professors presenting their current research.
Visiting Journalist Series
Our Visiting Journalist Series brings a prominent journalist to campus for a full week during which he or she works with students and gives a public lecture.
All series are free and open to all students and the public.
The English Department also hosts a biannual composition conference, and has hosted other major conferences in the past, including a literary conference, a British post-modern poetry conference, and a journalism conference.