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Welcome to the Department of
English and Creative Writing

At SFA, turn your passion for the written language into a career. Study the masters of literature, express yourself through creative prose or poetry, hone your skills as a technical and professional writer, or study the fascinating universe of British, American, and world literature. There’s no limit to where an English degree can take you. Our graduates go on to teach as well as write and publish professionally in the corporate, literary or entertainment worlds.

Unique Programs

English studies at SFA go far beyond traditional literature. You’ll have the opportunity to pursue coursework in forensic linguistics, contemporary letters, invented languages, regional literature, digital rhetoric or the only Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing in Texas!


  • What Language Do Bears Speak?

    As a class project in her Invented Languages course at SFA, Lindsey Antonini developed a language for bears called Arktosk. Her work garnered a mention in a New York Times article entitled Create Your Own Language, For Credit.

    After graduating from SFA with a Bachelor of Arts in English literature and a minor in linguistics in 2012, Antonini commenced doctoral studies in linguistics at the University of Georgia.

    Lindsey Antonini

    Lindsey Antonini, Class of 2012


At SFA, we believe students benefit greatly from hands-on learning in and out of the classroom. Transformative experiences are at the core of our academic philosophy.

HUMID is SFA’s student-produced undergraduate literary magazine. Published annually, HUMID showcases works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, art and photography. HUMID provides students with a great opportunity to get published early in their writing careers.

want to contact the department of english and creative writing?


    Dr. Kenneth Untiedt, Interim Chair


    Dugas Liberal Arts North
    Room 203
    Mailing Address:
    P.O. Box 13007, SFA Station
    Nacogdoches, Texas 75962

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