Academic Resources


The Division of the Humanities is home to a number of centers that allow scholars to come together across disciplines to address common interests. Students and Faculty in the Department of English regularly participate in the intellectual life of these centers, which include:

To learn about specific centers in the Division of the Humanities, please visit the Division’s Interdisciplinary Centers & Programs page.

On Campus Research

Prominent cultural institutions affiliated with the University of Chicago include Doc Films, founded in 1940, the longest continuously running student film society in the nation; the Court Theatre, a professional theater that has produced innovative revisions of classical works since 1955; the Oriental Institute, an internationally known research organization and museum devoted to the study of the ancient Near East since 1919; and the University of Chicago Press, one of the largest and most prestigious academic presses in the country.

Institutional Resources

Library Resources

Campus Archival Resources

Chicago Research

The setting of the University of Chicago affords easy access to the extraordinary cultural resources of a major international city. See below for a brief, and not at all exhaustive, list of some of the Chicago cultural institutions that have been of interest to academics from the Department of English. Each of these institutions has its own institutional history and strengths, often including significant collections of books and archival materials. University of Chicago graduate students can also utilize the library collections and resources of colleges and universities around the city through reciprocal agreements.

To explore academic opportunities for discovering Chicago, see also the homepage for the University's Chicago Studies Program.


Archival Collections

Professional Organizations