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Resources & Opportunities

Our department provides exceptional resources for students, faculty, and the rest of the academic world through stellar centers and publications. Explore this section to learn more.


Rougarou is the graduate-run literary journal from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s English department. Founded in 2007, Rougarou is published biannually, with active columns updated regularly.

Our Thursday Night Reading Series (TNRS) features weekly readings of original poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, drama, and experimental works from UL graduate students and faculty.

The Ernest J. Gaines Centers offers scholars valuable archival resources and educational tools that provide historical resources about Gaines and his work.

The Southwestern Review (SWR) is UL’s in-house print literary journal, featuring creative work from current UL students. The SWR is produced annually by the Creative Writing Program under the editorship of a faculty advisor and a team of graduate and undergraduate students.

Acadiana Writing Project

The Acadiana Writing Project is one of five Louisiana sites of the National Writing Project, a program that seeks to improve student writing in grades K-12. AWP is sponsored by the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

The Writing Center

Students, tutors, and teachers focusing on writing form the Writing Center community and create a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere in which writers work with other writers. Visitors to the center are encouraged to discuss their writing and writing in general.

English Graduate Student Association

The English Graduate Student Association (EGSA) focuses on student advocacy, communication between faculty and students, community building, and professionalization.