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Department of English


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The Department of English at South Dakota State University is a vibrant community of faculty and students dedicated to the teaching and learning of language, literature, and culture. As they hone their abilities as writers, speakers, researchers, collaborators, analysts, problem solvers, and leaders, our students explore the ways in which the literature we read and write develops our capacity to understand ourselves, connect with others, and improve the world around us. Our program equips students with the knowledge and capabilities that are sought after by employers in a wide range of fields and industries, including education, business, publishing, public relations, technology, advertising, marketing, sales, law, and medicine.

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Winners announced for 2020 April Brooks Women of Distinction and Ally Awards

The 2020 April Brooks Women of Distinction and Ally Awards will be announced via the SDSU Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program Facebook page, beginning April 1.

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State poet laureate seeks poems about cultural life in South Dakota

If you write poetry about the people, landscapes and cultural life of South Dakota, here's your chance to publish your work in an anthology that S.D. Poet Laureate Christine Stewart is compiling.

Noem names Stewart S.D. Poet Laureate

PIERRE, S.D. – On May 29, Gov. Kristi Noem announced that Christine Stewart, an English professor at South Dakota State University, has been named as the next South Dakota Poet Laureate. Stewart, who begins her four-year term July 1, will be the state’s seventh poet laureate.