News & Events

Department of English Commencement

When: Sunday, June 17, 2018 4:00pm
Where: UCLA Court of Sciences

The departmental event is a smaller, more personal ceremony for our graduates and their families. You will be able to celebrate your accomplishment with your fellow classmates and the English department’s faculty. Around 300 English and American Literature & Culture majors participated last year. Participating students do not need a ticket but must confirm that they are attending. Each participating student may order (4) free guest tickets and up to (4) additional tickets for $12.00 each. There will be a wait list for additional ticket orders.
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UCLA English Marathon Reading of “Jane Eyre” and “Wide Sargasso Sea”

When: Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Where: Powell Library Courtyard

You’re invited to the 2018 Marathon Reading, presented by the UCLA English department and Friends of English! For a full day, UCLA students and faculty will team up with distinguished guests to read both novels, relay-style, for an audience. Discussions, performances, and other fun breaks will be planned throughout the day. This fantastic event will bring together people across the UCLA campus and wider Los Angeles area to celebrate literature and enhance UCLA’s presence in the community. 
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Hammer Museum Poetry Reading with Mihaela Moscaliuc & Michael Waters

When: Thursday, April 19, 2018 7:30pm
Where: Hammer Museum – 10899 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90024

Mihaela Moscaliuc was born and raised in Romania. She is the author of the poetry collections Immigrant Model and Father Dirt, translator of Carmelia Leonte’s The Hiss of the Viper and Liliana Ursu’s Clay and Star, and editor of Insane Devotion: On the Writing of Gerald Stern. The recipient of two Glenna Luschei Awards from Prairie Schooner, residency fellowships from Le Chateau de Lavigny and VCCA, and a former Fulbright Scholar, she teaches at Monmouth University and in the Drew University low-residency MFA Program.
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Hammer Museum Poetry Reading with Ange Mlinko

When: Thursday, April 5, 2018 7:30pm
Where: Hammer Museum – 10899 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90024

Ange Mlinko has written five books of poems, the most recent of which is Distant Mandate (FSG, 2017).  Her volume Starred Wire was a National Poetry Series selection, and Shoulder Season was a finalist for the William Carlos Williams Award.  A winner of a Guggenheim Fellowship as well as the Randall Jarrell Award for Criticism, she has served as the poetry editor for The Nation and teaches at the University of Florida.
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“Endangered Humanities and Endangered Planet” – Talk with Wai Chee Dimock

2017-2018 Packer Series
Tuesday, March 13 & Thursday, March 15, 2018 4:00pm
Where: Faculty Common Room 193, Humanities Building
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Wai Chee Dimock is this year’s guest speaker. On March 13th she will speak on “Endangered Humanities and Endangered Planet: Thoreau and the Sixth Extinction,” and on March 15th she will speak on “Weak Environmentalism:  Reading Bishop and Blake Today.”
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