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Welcome to the Department of English, Speech, and Foreign Languages at Texas Woman's University, one of the founding departments when the university began in 1903. The history of the department is long and rich. With a Ph.D. program in Rhetoric, our department is a center for the study of literature, language, and writing. We offer a series of courses on writing, literature, and foreign languages. Our activities in classes, in the Write Site, and in our organizations, such as Sigma Tau Delta and ERGO, reflect our commitment to preparing and empowering students for participation in our society's discourses. Click on the links on the left for more information about our areas of study.

Alumna Weina Dai Randel to launch two new books March 1, April 5

Author and English MA graduate Weina Dai Randel will launch her book, “The Moon in the Palace,” at the Crow Collection of Asian Art at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 1st. Randel then will launch the sequel, “The Empress of Bright Moon,” at 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 5th at the Southlake Barnes & Noble. For more information, visit


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Literature/Rhetoric & Writing Track
Dr. Matthew Brown

Teacher Certification
Dr. Stephen Souris

English Minors & Mayborn Journalism
Dr. Ashley Bender

M.A. Students:
Dr. Dundee Lackey

Ph.D. Students:
Dr. Lou Thompson