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School of English and Interdisciplinary Studies


The School of English and Interdisciplinary Studies 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.

The English Graduate Program welcomes its 2023-2024 Graduate Teaching Assistants.

2023-24 English Graduate Teaching Assistants

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SDSU to host ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’ Community Read events

A series of events featuring the bestselling book “Killers of the Flower Moon” this semester will culminate April 5, when author David Grann will give a lecture on the South Dakota State University campus. The events — Community Read discussions, a free movie screening and the author lecture — are all part of SDSU’s School of English and Interdisciplinary Studies’ first-ever Community Read.

Broadcasting history documentaries to air on SDPB

Films produced by South Dakota State University associate professor Rocky Dailey, including two documentaries featuring notable figures in South Dakota broadcasting history, will air on South Dakota Public Broadcasting in June.

Jensen and Serfling receive competitive NEH grant

Two faculty in South Dakota State University’s School of English and Interdisciplinary Studies are the recipients of a National Endowment for the Humanities grant. Amber Jensen, lecturer of English and faculty fellow for dual credit excellence, and Nathan Serfling, lecturer and coordinator of composition, will begin their research this summer on “Building Cognitive and Cultural Bridges in the Composition Classroom.”...