Welcome to the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo's English department. Our English program reflects the diversity of our student population and our location in the Pacific through a well-rounded, culturally balanced curriculum. Courses in composition, literature, film, and creative writing provide students with solid foundations in all aspects of the discipline, preparing graduates for a variety of career opportunities.
Did You Know?
In addition to foundational topics in British and American literature, the UH Hilo English program offers a range of courses on specific topics such as the literature of Hawaiʻi, mythology and folklore, film, gender studies, cultural studies, ethnic studies, creative writing, play writing, and comics and graphic novels.
The University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo is characterized as a comprehensive, diverse, regional university. Scholarship and research are an important part of faculty work and student engagement, but the primary focus is on providing high-quality baccalaureate and postgraduate education.
Second Hawaiʻi International Conference on English Language and Literature Studies (HICELLS 2023)
The Department of English is organizing the Second Hawaiʻi International Conference on English Language and Literature Studies (HICELLS) with its theme “Research and Teaching in English Language and Literature” at UH Hilo main campus on March 10-11, 2023. The conference aims to provide an avenue for research scholars in the fields of English language and literature Studies to share their expertise with other scholars, researchers, and students from various international backgrounds, and to discuss among scholars and educators the new trends in research and pedagogy in English language and Literature.
Student Experiences in Our Programs
Outside of the classroom students have the opportunity to participate in field-related internships and work positions through the Research, Internship, Applied Learning, and Employment Opportunities and the SECE system , as well as the opportunity to publish writing and art in UH Hilo's student-run publications.
Our Faculty and Staff
We are your academic ʻohana. We teach the vast majority of courses, using best practices from education research.