English, Literature and Writing

Making connections with faculty and getting the occasional free dinner are two of the many benefits participants receive from being part of the English, Literature and Writing LLC.

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

This LLC 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 the Stadium Drive Residence Halls.

The English, Literature and Writing LLC is open to declared majors as well as students who are undecided but have a strong interest in the arts and humanities.


  • 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.


  • Considering majoring or minoring in English (any concentration) or a closely related field in the Fulbright that does not currently have an active LLC. Examples of these fields are history, communications, philosophy, world languages and literatures, interdisciplinary studies.
  • Enroll in the 0-credit hour class delegated for the English, Literature and Writing LLC, Univ 1200-004, and attend monthly seminars
  • It is recommended you enroll in the following classes:
    • 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

Jayla Presley
Peer Ambassador