News & Events

PhD Graduate Elizabeth Goodhue launches new graduate student course

January 23, 2018

Elizabeth Goodhue, UCLA English PhD (2011) and Associate Director for Engaged Teaching at the UCLA Center for Community Learning, launched a new course on community-engaged pedagogy and public scholarship for graduate students in Winter 2017.  The course, which supports the new graduate certificate in writing pedagogy and the English department’s growing professionalization initiatives, formed the basis for an article that appeared in the Fall 2017 edition of the Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning

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Michelle Huneven wins 2017 Guggenheim Fellowship in Creative Arts

January 18, 2018

Congratulations to our colleague Michelle Huneven, who has received a 2017 Guggenheim Fellowship in Creative Arts.  A Continuing Lecturer in the department’s Creative Writing wing, Michelle Huneven is the author of four novels.  Round Rock (Knopf, 1997) and Jamesland (Knopf, 2003) were both New York Times Notable Books and also finalists for the LA Times Book Award. Her third novel, Blame (Sarah Crichton Books, FSG, 2009), was a finalist for both the National Book Critics Circle Award and the LA Times Book Award. Her fourth novel, Off Course, (Sarah Crichton Books, FSG, 2014), was a New York Times Editor’s Choice.  She is currently finishing her latest novel, Searchabout a church search committee charged with finding their next senior minister.  Learn more here.
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Carrie Hyde publishes new book “Civic Longing: The Speculative Origins of U.S. Citizenship” 

January 18, 2018

Congratulations to Carrie Hyde on the publication of her book Civic Longing: The Speculative Origins of U.S. Citizenship (Harvard University Press, 2018).  Civic Longing looks at the fascinating prehistory of U.S. citizenship in the years between the Revolution and the Civil War, when the cultural and juridical meaning of citizenship—as much as its scope—was still up for grabs. Carrie Hyde recovers the numerous cultural forms through which the meaning of citizenship was provisionally made and remade in the early United States. 
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Distinguished Professor Joseph Bristow publishes new edited volume

December 13, 2017

Congratulations to Distinguished Professor Joseph Bristow on the publication of his new edited volume, Oscar Wilde and the Cultures of Childhood (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017).  This is the first collection of critical essays that explores Oscar Wilde’s interest in children’s culture, whether in relation to his famous fairy stories, his life as a caring father to two small boys, his place as a defender of children’s rights within the prison system, his fascination with youthful beauty, and his theological contemplation of what it means to be a child in the eyes of God.  The collection also examines the ways in which Wilde’s works―not just his fairy stories―have been adapted for young audiences.
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Allison Carruth receives $3 million grant through the National Science Foundation’s Research Traineeship Program

December 12, 2017

Allison Carruth is part of a faculty group that was awarded a five-year $3 million grant awarded to UCLA by the National Science Foundation’s Research Traineeship, or NRT program, to fund innovation in the training of graduate students researching the nexus of food, water and energy challenges that confront the world’s growing urban centers and exploring how urban communities might thrive in the context of global climate change.
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