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Message from the Director



At its core, reading and writing open us up to the world, offering us a landscape of promises, challenges, and wonders. Here at Belmont’s Master’s of Arts in English program, we give students the opportunity to explore this landscape within a supportive intellectual community. Our knowledgeable faculty are passionate about learning and committed to fostering a dedicated community of students and colleagues.

We value individual curiosity, and our flexible program is designed to introduce students to a range of new ideas while allowing them to follow their own intellectual path. We offer emphases in literature, writing, and teaching, and invite our students to take classes in all three of these fields. Our literature courses illuminate the critical, historical, and theoretical  of a work. Our writing classes feature workshops and instruction in the craft of writing, including both traditional and non-traditional genres. And our teaching classes explore the theories and practices of English and writing pedagogy. Students may even work in the classroom under the mentorship of one of our professors.

We always welcome visitors to our program and in our classes. For more information, or to drop in on a class, please contact me at the email address or phone number listed below. I look forward to hearing from you, and to chatting with you about how we can help you pursue your passion for the written word.

Contact Dr. Jayme Yeo
(615) 460-6233