News & Events

Eleanor Kaufman receives UC President’s Faculty Research Fellowship & Guggenheim Fellowship

June 12, 2018

Congratulations to Eleanor Kaufman, who has received two prestigious fellowships: a University of California President’s Faculty Research Fellowship as well as a John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship.  Eleanor Kaufman’s primary research is on twentieth-century French philosophy, with secondary interests in Medieval and Late Antique philosophy and monotheistic theology.
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Former lecturer Stacie Cassarino publishes new book, “Culinary Poetics”

June 5, 2018

Congratulations to Stacie Cassarino on the publication of her new book, Culinary Poetics and Edible Images in Twentieth-Century American Literature (The Ohio State University Press).  Culinary Poetics traces the tradition of avant-garde food experimentation across the twentieth and twenty-first centuries to show how a fixation on the materiality of edible things, expressed through the language of food, became a way for American writers to respond to the culinary, political, and aesthetic tastes of the nation. 
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Karen Cunningham and Dana Cairns Watson receive Distinguished Teaching Award

May 29, 2018

Congratulations to our colleague, Karen Cunningham, who has received the Distinguished Teaching Award for Non-Senate Faculty.  Dana Cairns Watson, a UCLA Ph.D. in English and Continuing Lecturer in Writing Programs and Electrical and Computer Engineering, has also received the Distinguished Teaching Award for Non-Senate Faculty.  Karen and Dana are two of only three campus-wide recipients of this prestigious award.  These awards recognize their superb accomplishments as teachers and their students’ and colleagues’ appreciation of their achievements and their commitment to excellence in writing.  
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English undergraduates receive prestigious Library Prize for Undergraduate Research

May 22, 2018

The Department of English celebrates the achievement of undergraduate students Erin Severson and Sophia Sidhu, who received the 2018 UCLA Library Prize for Undergraduate Research. Erin Severson’s project was the winner of this year’s Library Prize for Undergraduate Research, Clark Library Prize. Erin Severson will be recognized for their project “The Academic Goose Chase: Swift’s Tale of a Tub Between Print and Manuscript.” Their faculty sponsor was Professor Helen Deutsch.
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Favorite Poem Project comes to campus

May 18, 2018

Jessica Wolf, UCLA Newsroom

UCLA’s English department will host a “Favorite Poem” event on May 22 featuring an introduction from Robert Pinsky, the former U.S. Poet Laureate who started the wide-ranging initiative two decades ago. More than a dozen readers from the campus and local literary community, including David Schaberg, dean of the humanities division of the UCLA College and philanthropist and film director Susan Bay Nimoy. They’ll share excerpts from writing by William Butler Yeats, Robert Frost, Jack Keuroac, Mary Oliver and more. 
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Janel Munguia recognized by Teach for America for top-notch contribution

May 15, 2018

Janel Munguia, the English Department’s undergraduate counselor, has been recognized by Teach For America for helping to contribute more students to its program this past year than any other department in any other university in the world.  2017’s corps includes top alumni from more than 720 colleges.  Only 15% of applicants get accepted into Teach For America.  The fact that UCLA is the top contributor shows the tremendous impact UCLA students have on creating systemic change.
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Marathon Reading adds novel dimension to reading, ties literature to today’s issues

May 7, 2018

Olivia Mazzucato, Daily Bruin

The 2018 Marathon Reading is part endurance race, part relay. Over the course of 24 hours, readers will take turns reading the entirety of “Jane Eyre” and “Wide Sargasso Sea,” passing around books rather than a baton.  The event will begin Tuesday at 9 a.m. and will continue until the two books are complete, with students, professors and members of the Los Angeles community scheduled to read out loud in 10 minute shifts until 9 a.m. Wednesday. 
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