Rural Alaska Honors Institute students study for their Introduction to College Writing course in Cornerstone Plaza on Friday, June 8.

First in the State of Alaska

The English Department at UAF is the largest department in the UAF College of Liberal Arts and the first to have been established in the State of Alaska. We offer an undergraduate major and three minor programs in English. We also offer three graduate programs: the MFA in Creative Writing, the MA in English and the combined MFA/MA degree. Our curriculum includes a wide variety of general education courses in writing and literature.

Learn more about our faculty of active engaged scholars. See who's coming to town for the Midnight Sun Visiting Writers Series. Discover our student-run literary journals: Ice Box and Permafrost. There's so much happening in the English Department at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Thanks for visiting, and please reach out with any questions!

"I must make my life into / an endless camp, / learn to build with air, / water, and smoke . . ." Alaskan poet John Haines, from "'It Must All Be Done Over . . . '"

 

Permafrost magazine cover

Permafrost Magazine

Located at 64° 50′ N, Permafrost Magazine is the farthest north literary journal. We are a graduate student run journal associated with the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

Read the current issue