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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.

Learn more about our department and its people by watching the video below. For more information, contact our Department Head, Dr. Jason McEntee, by clicking the email icon above. 

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Christine Stewart holds up her book publication

A Cultural Artifact: South Dakota in Poems

As a land-grant institution, we are proud to have so many voices represent and describe South Dakota. Christine Stewart, professor of English at SDSU, has also sought to describe South Dakota in her recent anthology publication.

Online readings to unveil ‘South Dakota in Poems’

A virtual unveiling of “South Dakota in Poems” will give the 90 authors a chance to read their work in one of three online sessions, according to South Dakota Poet Laureate Christine Stewart, who compiled the anthology.

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.