University of Hawaii, Manoa

Hawaii, United States

Residential program

The Graduate Program in English offers the MA and PhD degrees in English and American literature, with the option of specializing in creative writing with a thesis or dissertation in several genres, including poetry, fiction, translation, and biography. The MA requires 30 s/hrs of credits including up to 6 for thesis preparation and up to 6 for writing workshops.

For the PhD, students must satisfy a minimum residency requirement of 3 full-time semesters. But required courses beyond the MA are not the focus of the program. Only one seminar in Advanced Literary Research is specifically required by the department. Students are free to move through a program which includes workshops, writing, literature, and interdisciplinary coursework. At the same time, advising is seen as an essential part of the program, and advisory committees and doctoral committees actively aid students in preparing themselves systematically for the examinations that direct their progress.

The department has a number of graduate assistantships that are intended to give students experience in college teaching. PhD students with prior teaching experience may apply for lectureships in the department, and several scholarships and tuition waivers are available to graduate students.

The department is home to Hawaii Review, a student-sponsored national journal; Biography, a prominent professional journal that is international in scope; Tinfish, a journal of ex-perimental poetry from the Pacific; Trout, an online journal of arts & literature from Aotearoa/New Zealand and the Pacific Islands; and Manoa: A Pacific Journal of International Literature. Students have the opportunity to work with these journals in various capacities.

In particular, the department is proud that the creative writing program is in no way an adjunct to English studies. Students work and study with academic faculty and fellow students in literature, criticism, and composition theory; their common purpose is a thorough understanding of the broad field of English.

Contact Information

Writing Program/Dept. of English
1733 Donaghho Road, Kuy 402
Honolulu
Hawaii, United States
96822
Phone: 808-956-3085
Email: gayle@hawaii.edu
http://hawaii.edu/uhmeng



DEGREE PROGRAMS

\nThe English Department at the University of Hawaii offers BA students the opportunity to specialize in creative writing through its electives program. The introductory course is followed by an upper-division sequence in poetry and in fiction, with form and theory courses and a writing workshop in each genre. One course in autobiography, one in creative nonfiction, and one in special topics in creative writing is offered. Of these courses, 15 credit hours may count toward fulfilling the basic 33 s/hrs of work required of the English major. Honors candidates may present a thesis comprised of a collection of work in poetry, fiction, drama, or a combination of genres.

Genres: Fiction, Poetry, Creative Nonfiction, Criticism & Theory
Other: The core program consists of 18 s/hrs humanities; 9 s/hrs natural sciences; 4 s/hrs laboratory scien

The English Department at the University of Hawaii offers BA students the opportunity to specialize in creative writing through its electives program. The introductory course is followed by an upper-division sequence in poetry and in fiction, with form and theory courses and a writing workshop in each genre. One course in autobiography, one in creative nonfiction, and one in special topics in creative writing is offered. Of these courses, 15 credit hours may count toward fulfilling the basic 33 s/hrs of work required of the English major. Honors candidates may present a thesis comprised of a collection of work in poetry, fiction, drama, or a combination of genres.

Type of Program: Studio/Research
Genres: Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Poetry
Unit of Measure: Hours

Graduate Program Director

Laura Lyons
Chair
Writing Program/Dept. of English
1733 Donaghho Road, Kuy 402
Honolulu
Hawaii, United States
96822
Email: lelyons@hawaii.edu
URL: http://hawaii.edu/uhmeng

The Graduate Program in English offers the MA and PhD degrees in English and American literature, with the option of specializing in creative writing with a thesis or dissertation in several genres, including poetry, fiction, translation, and biography. The MA requires 30 s/hrs of credits including up to 6 for thesis preparation and up to 6 for writing workshops.

For the PhD, students must satisfy a minimum residency requirement of 3 full-time semesters. But required courses beyond the MA are not the focus of the program. Only one seminar in Advanced Literary Research is specifically required by the department. Students are free to move through a program which includes workshops, writing, literature, and interdisciplinary coursework. At the same time, advising is seen as an essential part of the program, and advisory committees and doctoral committees actively aid students in preparing themselves systematically for the examinations that direct their progress.

The department has a number of graduate assistantships that are intended to give students experience in college teaching. PhD students with prior teaching experience may apply for lectureships in the department, and several scholarships and tuition waivers are available to graduate students.

The department is home to Hawaii Review, a student-sponsored national journal; Biography, a prominent professional journal that is international in scope; Tinfish, a journal of ex-perimental poetry from the Pacific; Trout, an online journal of arts & literature from Aotearoa/New Zealand and the Pacific Islands; and Manoa: A Pacific Journal of International Literature. Students have the opportunity to work with these journals in various capacities.

In particular, the department is proud that the creative writing program is in no way an adjunct to English studies. Students work and study with academic faculty and fellow students in literature, criticism, and composition theory; their common purpose is a thorough understanding of the broad field of English.

Type of Program: Studio/Research
Genres: Fiction, Poetry, Creative Nonfiction, Criticism & Theory
Unit of Measure: Hours
Workshop: 6
Literature: 18
Thesis: 6
Total Units for Degree: 30
Other Requirements: Foreign language proficiency; written final examination; oral defense of thesis.
Application Requirements: Transcripts, Writing Sample, Application Form, Letters of Recommendation, GRE

Graduate Program Director

Laura Lyons
Chair
Writing Program/Dept. of English
1733 Donaghho Road, Kuy 402
Honolulu
Hawaii, United States
96822
Email: lelyons@hawaii.edu
URL: http://hawaii.edu/uhmeng

The Graduate Program in English offers the MA and PhD degrees in English and American literature, with the option of specializing in creative writing with a thesis or dissertation in several genres, including poetry, fiction, translation, and biography. The MA requires 30 s/hrs of credits including up to 6 for thesis preparation and up to 6 for writing workshops.

For the PhD, students must satisfy a minimum residency requirement of 3 full-time semesters. But required courses beyond the MA are not the focus of the program. Only one seminar in Advanced Literary Research is specifically required by the department. Students are free to move through a program which includes workshops, writing, literature, and interdisciplinary coursework. At the same time, advising is seen as an essential part of the program, and advisory committees and doctoral committees actively aid students in preparing themselves systematically for the examinations that direct their progress.

The department has a number of graduate assistantships that are intended to give students experience in college teaching. PhD students with prior teaching experience may apply for lectureships in the department, and several scholarships and tuition waivers are available to graduate students.

The department is home to Hawaii Review, a student-sponsored national journal; Biography, a prominent professional journal that is international in scope; Tinfish, a journal of ex-perimental poetry from the Pacific; Trout, an online journal of arts & literature from Aotearoa/New Zealand and the Pacific Islands; and Manoa: A Pacific Journal of International Literature. Students have the opportunity to work with these journals in various capacities.

In particular, the department is proud that the creative writing program is in no way an adjunct to English studies. Students work and study with academic faculty and fellow students in literature, criticism, and composition theory; their common purpose is a thorough understanding of the broad field of English.

Type of Program: Studio/Research
Genres: Fiction, Poetry, Creative Nonfiction, Criticism & Theory
Unit of Measure: Hours
Workshop: 6
Literature: 18
Thesis: 6
Total Units for Degree: 30
Other Requirements: Foreign language proficiency; written final examination; oral defense of thesis.
Application Requirements: Transcripts, Writing Sample, Application Form, Letters of Recommendation, GRE




FACULTY

Frank Stewart

editor: Manoa; author: By All Means; A World Between Waves; Cades Award

http://www.english.hawaii.edu/faculty/?91


Susan Shultz

editor: Tinfish; author: Aleatory Allegories; And Then Something

http://www.english.hawaii.edu/faculty/?214


Steven Goldsberry

author: Maui: The Demigod; Luzon

http://www.english.hawaii.edu/faculty/?97


Rodney Morales

author: When the Shark Bites; The Speed of Darkness; Cades Award

http://www.english.hawaii.edu/faculty/?199


Gary Pak

author: Children of the Fireland; The Watcher of Waipuna; Cades Award

http://www.english.hawaii.edu/faculty/?98


Caroline Sinavaiana

author: Alchemies of Distance

http://www.english.hawaii.edu/faculty/?211


S. Shankar

author: No End to the Journey; A Map of Where I Live

http://www.english.hawaii.edu/faculty/?217


Shawna Yang Ryan

author: Paper Ghosts


Kate Buetner

author: Alcestis


Craig Santos Perez

author: from unincorporated territory [hacha], from unincorporated territory [saina], and from unincorporated territory [guma?]