Millstein Library and PittCAT

Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL): Contains detailed information and examples on MLA and APA citation styles, advice on avoiding plagiarism and coping with writer's block, as well as guides to academic and job search writing.

Poetry Portal: All about poetry, all around the world: for poets, poetry lovers, students and teachers of poetry.

Fish Publishing Contests: sponsor of the the Fish Short Story Prize, one of the largest international short story competitions. Fish also runs poetry, crime, and historical fiction competitions. 

Applying to graduate school, and preparing for GRE's? Information on the General Test and preparation guides for the Literature in English Exam:


JELP Award: awarded to the best research paper on literature by a UPG Junior.

The Norman N. McWhinney Scholarships in English Literature at the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg: To be awarded each fall semester. One scholarship for a Junior Literature major, and one for a Senior Literature major. Must meet GPA requirements: 3.50 or above in major, and 3.25 overall. Must be nominated by English faculty or any senior faculty at UPG.

Left: Christine de Pisan, poet and historiographer, born at Venice, 1363; died in France, 1430. She became the first woman in France to earn her living as a writer. She is probably most famous today for Le Livre de la Cite des Dames [The Book of the City of the Ladies] 1405.