Yale Creative Writing

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Students from all disciplines in Yale College enroll in the department’s creative writing courses. For students who wish to try their hand at learning basic elements of craft, the department recommends  English 123, Introduction to Creative Writing . This course, combining the small workshop format with lectures and readings by distinguished writers, offers hands-on experience in fiction, poetry, and drama. It is open to all undergraduates, without prerequisite or application.  Read more …

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This may be one of the more niche posts I’ve made on this site, but it’s something I would have appreciated as a Baby Bulldog, so it’s worth a shot. If you’re an early admit (congrats, bowwowwow, boola boola, all that JAZZ!!!) or a prospective applicant (also very good!), and you might be interested in creative writing, this is the post for you.

I was very into writing fiction as a high schooler. Classic story: wrote exclusively Dursley-focused Harry Potter fanfic in my tween years (someone had to corner that market), then got a little older and started working on original stuff. I did competitions, summer programs, independent study—you name it. When it came time to apply to colleges, a robust creative writing program was important to me.

One of my biggest concerns in committing to Yale was that I wouldn’t be able to pursue writing in the way I wanted. While Yale does have a creative writing concentration within the English major, it doesn’t offer a stand-alone creative writing major. (And if you do go the CW concentration route, you need to complete 11 normal English courses in addition to the four writing courses you take.) Also, a lot (but not all!) of Yale’s CW courses are application-based, requiring you to submit a writing sample and a statement of purpose. This is because CW classes are often small workshops, so they need to cap off around 12-15 students.

I haven’t been accepted into every CW class I’ve applied to, and I probably haven’t taken as many classes as I could have at a school that offered a CW major. BUT I have managed to take five CW classes over five semesters, and really loved each one. Of these five, only two required applications, and they all spanned genres—fiction, journalism, playwriting, and poetry. 

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After two-and-a-half years here, I can say with great confidence that Yale is a wonderful place to be a young writer. For one thing, the faculty is stellar. (Fiction Professor Susan Choi just won the National Book Award !), and the English department is constantly attracting cool literary people to campus. For another, if you’re into journalism, you really couldn’t be at a better place— The Yale Daily News runs like a national paper, and student editors are working almost full-time hours. Additionally, there is a huge range of publications on campus, including my personal favorite, The New Journal , which often publishes long-form creative nonfiction. Also, Yale students really and actually read these publications. It’s not unusual to see students pouring over the YDN at breakfast, cereal spoon hovering mid-air.

But the best part of creative writing at Yale is the other students. In my experience, there’s no competition among student writers here, even though everyone is definitely working at the top of their game. Students really support each other’s projects, whether that’s one-on-one workshopping, connecting a friend with the editor of an on-campus publication, or passing along internship opportunities or class recommendations. I know that writing in college, especially among young people who are often competing for the same fellowships or coveted spots in certain seminars, can be a cut-throat pursuit. But, in my experience, that is far from the case at Yale. 

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Yale College Programs of Study 2022–2023

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Director of undergraduate studies:   Ruth Bernard Yeazell , 107 LC, 432-2224; associate director of undergraduate studies: Naomi Levine , 107 LC, 432-2224; registrar: Erica Sayers , 106 LC, 432-2226; assistant registrar: Jane Bordiere , 107 LC, 432-2224; english.yale.edu/welcome-english-major

The undergraduate program in English cultivates students' powers of argument and analysis while developing their understanding of important works of English, American, and world literatures in English. Courses offered by the department are designed to teach students foundational research and writing skills; to provide historical perspectives from which to read and analyze literary works; and to deepen students' insight into their own experience. For students interested in creative writing, the department offers an array of courses taught by renowned professional writers in all of the major genres, including fiction, poetry, play and film writing, nonfiction prose, and journalism.

The ability to write well remains a rare but prized skill in almost every domain of our world, and English majors go on to careers in many fields of endeavor. The analytic talents and the writing and speaking skills honed in the major can lead graduates to careers in fields such as advocacy, publishing, teaching, the arts, law, venture capital, medicine, and policy making.

Courses for Nonmajors and Majors

All English courses are open to both majors and nonmajors, although advanced seminars are intended primarily for junior and senior majors.

Introductory courses English courses numbered from ENGL 114–130 are introductory and are open to all students in Yale College. Students planning to elect an introductory course in English should refer to the department website for information about preregistration. Once registered, students must attend the first and all subsequent course meetings for that particular section until the end of the Add/Drop period in order to retain a place. Students who miss a class meeting during this period without informing the instructor beforehand will have their places filled from the waiting list.

Advanced courses Advanced courses are open to upper-level students; the faculty recommends that students both within and outside the major prepare for such work with two terms of introductory English. Sophomores and juniors are encouraged to enroll in lecture courses in order to gain broad perspectives in preparation for more focused study. Seminars offer more intensive treatment of their topics, which are also often more specialized. While both lectures and seminars are frequently offered more than once, students should not expect the same courses to be offered from one year to the next.

Writing courses Besides introductory courses that concentrate on the writing of expository prose ( ENGL 114 , 115 , 120 , and 121 ), the English department offers a number of creative writing courses. The introductory creative writing course, ENGL 123 , is open to any student who has not taken an intermediate or advanced course in the writing of fiction, poetry, or drama. Interested students must preregister for ENGL 123 , but they need not submit a writing sample to gain admission. Many of the more advanced creative writing courses require an application in advance, with admission based on the instructor's judgment of the student's work. Application details and forms for these courses are available on the department website. Students with questions about this process should consult the department registrar. Students may in some cases arrange a tutorial in writing ( ENGL 487 ), normally after having taken intermediate and advanced writing courses. All students interested in creative writing courses should also consult the current listing of Residential College Seminars .


It is valuable for students majoring in English to have both a detailed understanding of major poets who have written in English and some acquaintance with the classics of American and world anglophone literature. All majors are accordingly required to take three of the four foundational courses from  ENGL 125 , 126 , 127 , 128 . Prospective English majors are strongly encouraged to complete these requirements by the end of the sophomore year. Those who have not enrolled in the Directed Studies program should also consider taking both ENGL 129 and 130 , foundational courses in the European literary tradition.

If, due to a late change of major or other circumstance, it is impossible to take three foundational courses, students may satisfy the requirements of the major by substituting for one foundational course (1)  DRST 001 and 002 , (2) ENGL 129 and 130 , or (3) two advanced courses that deal substantially and intensively with similar material. All substitutions require permission from the director of undergraduate studies (DUS).

Requirements of the Major

At least fourteen courses are required for the major, including the senior requirement. Each student, in consultation with a departmental faculty adviser, bears the responsibility for designing a coherent program, which must include the following elements:

Each student must take: (1) three foundational courses chosen from ENGL 125 , 126 , 127 , and 128 ; (2) at least one course in each of the following four historical periods, as indicated in the course listings: Medieval, Renaissance, 18th/19th century, 20th/21st century; (3) at least one seminar in both the junior and the senior years.

A student whose program meets these requirements may, with permission of the DUS, count as electives toward the major as many as two courses in other departments. One of these courses should normally be a literature course in English translation or in another language, and neither may be counted toward any requirement of the major. Certain Residential College Seminars , with permission of the DUS, may also be substituted for electives in the major.

A student may count up to five introductory courses and up to two creative writing courses toward the English major. ENGL 123 counts towards the introductory rather than towards the creative writing limit.

Library requirement  Each English major must meet with Yale's Librarian for Literature in English or another research librarian within the first four weeks of the term during which the student is fulfilling the first of the two-term senior requirement for the major. Workshops will be offered to fulfill this requirement.

Credit/D/Fail Courses taken Credit/D/Fail may be counted toward the requirements of the major, but they may affect whether Distinction in the Major is granted.

The Writing Concentration

The writing concentration is an intensive track for English majors who want more sustained work in creative writing. While there are many ways to pursue creative writing at Yale and within the English department, the writing concentration provides a structure for creative work and a community of support that many writers find rewarding. The writing concentration is not a separate degree or certificate; it is a part of the English major and builds on the wealth of its literary offerings. It aims to give English majors with demonstrated interest and achievement in writing an opportunity to plan the writing courses they take in a coordinated way and to do advanced work in tutorial. The writing concentration accepts students with demonstrated commitment to creative writing at the end of the junior year or, occasionally, in the first term of senior year.

Students who enter the writing concentration must fulfill the same requirements as all English majors, except that they count four creative writing courses toward the major, including ENGL 489 , a tutorial in which students produce a single sustained piece of writing or a portfolio of shorter works. It is expected that senior applicants will have completed by the end of the fall term the following: (1) at least two creative writing courses numbered 451 or higher, with at least one of these courses in the genre in which they plan to complete ENGL 489 (i.e., poetry, fiction, nonfiction, or drama) and (2) one course in another genre, which may include a creative writing course numbered 131 or higher. Creative writing concentrators must complete at least eleven literature courses in addition to their creative writing courses, for a total of fifteen courses. All courses numbered 130 or below count as literature courses. Residential College Seminars are not acceptable for credit toward the writing concentration, except by permission of the DUS. The writing concentration senior project may be offered in partial fulfillment of the senior requirement. Concentrators should fulfill the senior library requirement in the term in which they do the literature component of their senior requirement.

Proposals for the writing concentration should be submitted to the English department office in 107 LC or online as directed on the  department website, during the designated sign-up period in the term before enrollment is intended.

Senior Requirements

Seniors must complete a two-course senior requirement consisting of one of the following combinations: (1) two senior seminars; (2) a senior seminar and a one-term senior essay; (3) a two-term senior essay, with permission of the DUS. For students in the writing concentration, the senior requirement is a senior seminar or one-term senior essay and ENGL 489 , the senior project in the writing concentration. Each English major must make an appointment to meet with Yale's Librarian for Literature in English or another research librarian within the first four weeks of the term during which the student is fulfilling the first part of the two-term requirement for the major. A junior seminar in which the student, with the permission of the DUS and of the instructor, fulfills the senior requirement may be counted as a senior seminar. At the start of term the student must arrange with the instructor to do any additional work necessary to make the course an appropriate capstone experience.

Senior seminar Senior seminars are designated “Senior Seminar” in the course listings, but they are open to interested juniors, as well. The final essays written for senior seminars are intended to provide an appropriate culmination to the student's work in the major and in Yale College. Such essays should rest on significant independent work and should be of substantial length. In researching and writing the essay, the student should consult regularly with the seminar instructor, and may consult with other faculty members as well. Senior seminars may only be counted toward the requirement beginning in the sixth semester of a student's course of study.

Senior essay The senior essay is an independent literary-critical project on a topic of the student's own design, which is undertaken in regular consultation with a faculty adviser. Writing a senior essay provides a structure for English majors who want the opportunity to explore a research topic in a more sustained and intensive way, as well as a community of support that many majors find rewarding. It should ordinarily be written in an area on which the student has focused in previous studies. It may be written during one or two terms; single-term essays may be converted to two-term essays through application to the DUS. See the course listings for ENGL 490 and 491 for procedures. Students fulfilling the senior requirement through a two-term senior essay or through a senior essay and the senior writing concentration project must take a seminar during their senior year, but it need not be a senior seminar.

Prospectuses and applications for senior essays should be submitted to the office of the English department in 107 LC or online as directed on the department website, during the designated sign-up period in the term before enrollment is intended.

Students planning a program of study in English are strongly encouraged to consult a faculty adviser in the English department, the departmental representative in their residential college, or the DUS or Associate DUS for advice about their course choices.

In the fall of the junior year, each English major is formally assigned or chooses a faculty adviser from the English department, and in consultation with that adviser completes a statement outlining progress in the major. Course schedules for all majors should be discussed with and approved by their faculty advisers. The DUS and the Associate DUS can also discuss and approve schedules, if necessary.

Individual programs of study In exceptional cases, a student whose interests and aims are well defined may, in consultation with the DUS, work out a program of study departing from the usual requirements of the major. Such a program must, however, meet the stated general criteria of range and coherence. For interdepartmental programs that include courses covering English literature, see Comparative Literature ; Directed Studies ; American Studies ; African American Studies ; Ethnicity, Race, and Migration ; Theater and Performance Studies ; and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies .

Graduate school Students considering graduate work in English should be aware that a reading knowledge of certain classical and modern European languages is often required for admission to graduate study, and that a course orienting them to critical theory can be especially helpful preparation.

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Number of courses Standard major —14 courses (incl senior req);  Writing concentration —15 courses (incl senior req)

Distribution of courses 3 courses chosen from ENGL 125 , 126 , 127 , and 128 ; 1 course in each of four historical periods as specified (intro courses do not fulfill this requirement); 1 junior seminar; up to 5 courses numbered ENGL 114–130; up to 2 creative writing courses;  Writing concentration —same, except 4 creative writing courses including at least 2 numbered 451 or higher, one in same genre as ENGL 489 ; and 1 in another genre, numbered 131 or higher; at least 11 literature courses

Substitutions permitted DRST 001 and 002 or  ENGL 129  and  130  or two upper-level courses with overlapping material may substitute for one foundational course; up to 2 relevant upper-level courses in other departments may substitute for electives in the major; Residential College Seminars may substitute for electives in the major; all substitutions require DUS permission

Senior requirement Standard major —2 senior sems, or 1 senior sem and 1 senior essay ( ENGL 490 ), or a two-term senior essay ( ENGL 490 , 491 ); Writing concentration —senior sem or senior essay, and  ENGL 489 . All seniors must meet with a research librarian in the first term of their senior requirement.  

Even  though Yale College has no formal requirement in English, nearly all  first-year students  choose to take one or more courses in the English department. Whatever majors they later choose,  students  need to learn to read analytically and write clearly at the college level. The English department offers Yale undergraduates a wide variety of introductory courses that enhance students’ skill and confidence as readers and writers. These courses are taught in seminar-sized groups and are open to students of all interests and backgrounds. All  first-year  courses except ENGL 123 , Introduction to Creative Writing, may be applied toward the Yale College distributional requirement in writing. It should be noted that medical schools encourage, and in many cases require, their applicants to have taken one term or more of English.

Introductory  English   courses  (ENGL 114 –130) offer a variety of ways for students to develop their skills as insightful readers and writers. ENGL 114 and ENGL 115 are writing  seminars  designed for the majority  of first-year students to introduce them to college-level critical analysis and modes of academic argumentation . E NGL 120 –123 offer writing workshops in a range of creative and nonacademic genres.  ENGL  125 –130 offer wide-ranging introductions to literature and  are designed for  first-year students  who  think they might go on to do advanced  work in the  humanities at Yale, whether as majors  or  nonmajors.  The foundational courses ENGL 125–128 are especially recommended for students considering a major in English.

English 114  and  English 115

ENGL 114  and  ENGL 115 offer instruction in academic writing, pushing students to develop and expand their skills of critical analysis and argumentation. ENGL 114 offers students the opportunity to practice writing essays about various topics across academic disciplines. ENGL 115 hones students’ skills as writers in the context of  literary study.  Students in both courses emerge as strong writers prepared for the demands of further  coursework t hroughout the university.

English 120–English  123

ENGL 120 –123 offer instruction in various creative and nonacademic genres  of  writing, including the modern essay ( ENGL 120 ), ways  of  writing in specific fields of  endeavor ( ENGL 121 ), and  various genres of creative writing, including fiction, poetry, and drama ( ENGL 123 ).

English 125–English 130

ENGL 125 –130 offer   wide-ranging introductions to literature and are designed for first-year students who think they might go on to do advanced work in the humanities at Yale, whether as majors or nonmajors.  All   courses offer substantial writing instruction and serve as excellent introductions to college-level writing.   The foundational courses ENGL 125–128 are especially recommended for students considering a major in English.  

ENGL 125 , Readings in  English  Poetry I, provides an introduction  to  the English literary tradition through close reading  of  select poems from the seventh through the seventeenth centuries.   Emphasis on developing skills of literary interpretation and critical writing; diverse linguistic and social histories; and the many varieties of identity and authority in early literary cultures. Readings may include   Beowulf ,  The   Canterbury Tales , Middle English lyrics,   The   Faerie Queene ,   Paradise Lost , and poems by Isabella Whitney, Philip Sidney, William Shakespeare, Amelia Lanyer, John Donne, and George Herbert, among others.  The density and complexity of poetic language make this literature an ideal starting place for the training of sophisticated readers and effective writers.  Through critical analysis, active discussion, and especially written a rgument,   students balance a broad view of literary tradition with close attention to language and form.   ENGL 125 is a  foundational course   for the English major but is open to all students regardless of intended major.

ENGL 126 , Readings in English Poetry II, continues  the  introduction begun in ENGL 125 to the abiding formal  and  thematic concerns of anglophone poetic traditions, through close reading  of  select poems from  the  eighteenth century through  the  present.   Emphasis on developing skills of literary interpretation and critical writing, diverse genres and social histories, and modernity’s multiple canons and traditions. Authors may include Alexander Pope, William Wordsworth, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Robert Browning, W.   B.   Yeats, T.  S.  Eliot, Langston Hughes, Gertrude Stein, Gwendolyn Brooks, Elizabeth Bishop, and Derek Walcott, among others.  This course emphasizes continued development of students’ critical and analytic writing and argumentation skills. ENGL 126 is a  foundational course  for the English major but is open to all students regardless of intended major.

ENGL 128 , Readings in Comparative World English Literatures, offers an introduction to the literary traditions of the anglophone world in a variety of poetic and narrative forms and historical contexts.   Emphasis on developing skills of literary interpretation and critical writing; diverse linguistic, cultural, and racial histories; and on the politics of empire and liberation struggles.   Authors may include Daniel Defoe, Mary Prince, J.   M.   Synge, James Joyce, C.   L.   R.   James, Claude McKay, Jean Rhys, Yvonne Vera, Chinua Achebe, Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o ,   Wole S̩óyinká ,   J.   M. Coetzee, Brian Friel, Amitav Ghosh, Salman Rushdie, Alice Munro, Derek Walcott, and Patrick White, among others.   Frequent writing assignments focus on critical analysis, the development of voice and argument, and the use of archival and secondary sources.   ENGL 128 is a foundational course for the English major but is open to all students regardless of intended major.

Students who have taken ENGL 120 in the fall may continue with ENGL 121 or with any English literature course numbered ENGL 125–130 in the spring. Students who complete ENGL 114 or ENGL 115 in the fall term with a grade of A or A– should consider moving into ENGL 120–130 in the spring term.

Placement in Introductory Courses

There are different ways to determine which English course is right for you. Grades on standardized tests and in high school humanities courses (especially English courses) can offer some guidance. But a better measure can be found in your level of confidence in those courses, and especially in your own sense of confidence as a reader and writer. Students who feel they need to develop skills of college-level reading and writing generally enroll in ENGL 114 or ENGL 115 . Students who are more self-assured readers and writers, and who enjoy writing and want to hone their skills, often enroll in ENGL 120–130.

Also important is consideration of the kinds of reading and writing that are done across the range of introductory courses. In particular, it is useful to distinguish between courses that are literature courses ( ENGL 115 , 125 , 126 , 127 , 128 , 129 , 130 ) and those with a focus  on nonliterary materials  ( ENGL 114 , 121 ) or creative writing ( ENGL 120 , 123 ). While all of the introductory courses offer significant instruction and practice in writing, the literature offerings spend substantial class time analyzing a diverse set of great works of literature. As stated above, students considering the English major, or any major in the humanities, might find these courses especially helpful as points of departure.

Students are invited to consult with the director of undergraduate studies (DUS) or with a departmental officer at the English department advising session during  First-Year  Orientation.

Registering for Courses

Registration for many fall-term English courses is for a specific section of that course. Details about the registration process will be available on the  department website.  Section descriptions indicating the different topics to be covered in sections of ENGL 114 , ENGL 115 , and ENGL 121 will be posted on the department website the week before the preregistration period begins.

If, after consulting the department website,  you have questions about English courses, call 432-2226 or send an email to Erica Sayers .

A Note about Class Attendance

Students who have not enrolled in an English course in the fall but wish to take one in the spring should visit the department website during the early registration period for instructions and also see the  online preregistration website.


Professors  Jessica Brantley, Leslie Brisman, David Bromwich, Ardis Butterfield, Jill Campbell, Joe Cleary, Jacqueline Goldsby, Langdon Hammer, Margaret Homans, Cajetan Iheka, Jonathan Kramnick, Stefanie Markovits, Feisal Mohamed, Stephanie Newell, Catherine Nicholson, John Durham Peters, Caryl Phillips, Marc Robinson, Caleb Smith, Katie Trumpener, Shane Vogel, Michael Warner, Ruth Yeazell

Associate Professors  Marta Figlerowicz, Ben Glaser, Emily Thornbury, Sunny Xiang, R. John Williams

Assistant Professors  Anastasia Eccles, Marcel Elias, Alanna Hickey, Jonathan Howard, Elleza Kelley, Naomi Levine, Ernest Mitchell, Priyasha Mukhopadhyay, Joseph North, Jill Richards

Professors in the Practice  Michael Cunningham, Anne Fadiman, Louise Glück, Donald Margulies

Senior Lecturers  James Berger, Richard Deming, Meghan O'Rourke, Cynthia Zarin

Lecturers  Felisa Baynes-Ross, Steven Brill, Alan Burdick, Lincoln Caplan, Maximillian Chaoulideer, Danielle Chapman, Alison Coleman, Susan Dominus, Andrew Ehrgood, Craig Eklund, Greg Ellermann, Randi Epstein, Amity Gaige, Lindsay Gellman, Rona Johnston Gordon, Derek Greene, Jacob Halpern, Rosemary Jones, Heather Klemann, Verlyn Klinkenborg, Timothy Kreiner, Sarah Mahurin, Pamela Newton, Mark Oppenheimer, Barbara Riley, Timothy Robinson, Karin Roffman, Madeleine Saraceni, Pamela Schirmeister, Adam Sexton, Kim Shirkhani, Emily Skillings, R. Clifton Spargo, Margaret Spillane, Sarah Stillman, James Surowiecki, Rasheed Tazudeen, Aaron Tracy, Ryan Wepler, Christian Wiman

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For more than a century, English at Yale has been an important force in the academic study of literature and a key part of Yale’s educational mission. The Department teaches the majority of first-years in Yale College, graduates more than 100 majors in every Yale class, and trains PhDs in English, who become scholars and teachers of literature. Over the decades our PhDs have gone on to leadership positions throughout the academic profession.

Intellectual range and conceptual innovation characterize the history of influential books that have emerged from Yale English. The Department today represents a wide variety of scholarly and critical approaches to the study of Anglophone literature and literary history. As scholars and teachers, we have great strength in poetry as well as the novel, nonfiction prose and the drama and performance studies, and our faculty covers the entire historical range of literature in English from Beowulf to recent fiction, poetry, and drama from all parts of the English-speaking world.  Our work has developed connections with many other disciplines, including history, art history, political philosophy and theory, and literature in other languages, as well as the contemporary interdisciplines such as gender studies and cultural studies.  Strong in the history of the book, we study the changing media environments of the written word and the arts of writing, from the periods before printing to the digital age.  We study also the globalization of English in the contemporary period, and the shifting cultural maps of Anglophone writing.

For undergraduates, the Department offers an array of introductory courses designed to develop fundamental writing skills, powers of argument and analysis, and a historical perspective on literature. The English Major introduces students to the many traditions of imaginative writing in English through courses focused on both familiar topics such as Milton or Modern American Literature and the newest areas of faculty investigation. The Department aims to help deepen students’ insights into their own experience and to develop their ability to express their ideas orally and in writing.  Yale English majors have an astonishing recent history of writing awards and successful publication.

In addition to courses in literature and expository writing, the Department is the home of creative writing at Yale. Our illustrious writers work in all of the major genres—fiction, poetry, play and film writing, nonfiction prose, journalism—and together they make this one of the strongest undergraduate programs in creative writing in the United States.


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