English, Literature and Writing

Students in the English, Literature and Writing LLC get a chance to discuss the written word and how it impacts our culture.

Members of the English, Literature and Writing Living and Learning Community (ELWLLC) plug into the vibrant community of scholars and writers at the University of Arkansas and in Fayetteville at large.

The ELWLLC will provide a more personal experience with the faculty and the opportunity to study a diverse range of literature and culture. You will be invited to social events organized with English majors in mind, as well as workshops and presentations about literature, publishing, graduate school, and other topics important to you.

Explore the range of options available under the English major including: literary history and criticism, cultural studies, diverse critical perspectives, rhetoric and composition, creative writing and technical writing.

You will become masters of metaphor and heroes of hyperbole.

It is located in Humphreys Hall.


  • Get to know your professors in various settings in and out of the classroom.
  • Build community with other English majors and minors.
  • Receive early career mentoring and professional development for a range of careers.
  • Get first-year priority registration for required English surveys.
  • Receive additional personalized advising.

Who should join?

  • You want to study literature, writing, and popular culture.
  • You want to connect with others who enjoy the study of diverse cultures and the art of storytelling.
  • You want to share your passion for reading and writing with your peers and the community.
  • You have declared (or are strongly considering) a major or minor in English.


  • ENGL 2353: Survey of Modern and Contemporary American Literature (Fall)
  • ENGL 2303: Survey of British Literature through the 17th Century (Spring)

Contact Information

Contact Lissette Szwydky, Ph.D., assistant professor of English, for more information.


Lissette Szwydky-Davis
Assistant Professor,
J. William Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences