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UCLA WRITES:
Introducing the NEW Professional Writing Minor

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UCLA Commencement 2019

Class of 2019: Don’t let anyone tell you how to read the text of the world: you know how.

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UCLA English Events

Remembering David Wong Louie. A Conference.

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In Memoriam

The Department mourns the loss of  Emeritus Professor Charles (Chuck) Berst.

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Welcome to English at UCLA

Widely recognized as one of the leading departments in the nation, English at UCLA has long been known for its innovative research and excellence in teaching. Today, the English Department maintains its strong commitment to traditional areas of study, while also supporting groundbreaking research and teaching in new and interdisciplinary approaches to literary studies.

Our Work
Activity

City of God @ 25

UCLA English professors, Justin Torres and Rafael Pérez-Torres participate in panel to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Gil Cuadros' City of God. City of God is rooted in the lived experience of its Angeleno author and is acknowledged to be among the first literary works to document AIDS through the eyes of a poz queer Latinx writer and artist.

Justin Torres and Rafael Pérez-Torres

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Navigating the Personal and the Literary

Carmen Maria Machado’s forthcoming memoir, In the Dream House, focuses on queer domestic violence and dissects cultural representations of physical abuse. Machado discusses navigating the personal and the literary with novelist and UCLA professor, Justin Torres.
Publications

Runaway Genres: The Global Afterlives of Slavery

Tracks the emergence of slavery as the defining template through which current forms of human rights abuses are understood.

By Yogita Goyal

Publications

Book from Professor Michael Rothberg: The Implicated Subject: Beyond Victims and Perpetrators

Arguing that the familiar categories of victim, perpetrator, and bystander do not adequately account for our connection to injustices past and present, Michael Rothberg offers a new theory of political responsibility through the figure of the implicated subject.

By Michael Rothberg

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Professor Emeritus Frederick Burwick’s A History of Romantic Literature

Historical narrative offers introduction to romanticism by placing key figures in overall social context

By Frederick Burwick

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Cultural Evolution and its Discontents

Cognitive Overload, Parasitic Cultures, and the Humanistic Cure by Robert Watson
UCLA English Award Winning Faculty Projects

Professor Marissa López selected as one of six faculty members to receive the inaugural Chancellor’s Award for Community-Engaged Scholars.

UCLA English Award Winning Faculty Projects

Professor Danny Snelson selected as 2019-20 UCLA Hellman Fellow for The Little Database: A Poetics of Media Formats

UCLA English Award Winning Faculty Projects

UCLA Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion awards Professor Arvind Thomas a Faculty Career Development Award

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Allegories of the Anthropocene

by Elizabeth DeLoughrey
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Volpone

Revised Edition by Ben Jonson; Edited by Robert Watson
Recognizing Faculty Milestones

Recognizing Faculty Milestones

Lowell Gallagher

2019 UCLA commencement faculty speaker inspires students to “read us all into better arguments and better conversations.”

Faculty speaker, Professor Matthew Fisher, renews the value of a literary education Matthew Fisher
Publications

Piers Plowman and the Reinvention of Church Law in the Late Middle Ages

by Arvind Thomas
Awards

Marissa López, English Associate Professor, named one of first-ever Mellon/ACLS Scholars & Society Fellow

Professor López's project is a collaboration between UCLA and the Los Angeles Public Library to bring Mexican America to life
Activity

Unexpected Itineraries: Holocaust Testimony beyond Borders

Professor Michael Rothberg / UCLA Faculty Center
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Mark Gallagher brings Little Women exhibit to UCLA Library

Exhibit open through Thursday, March 28, 2019
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Slaves to the Rhythm: Grace Jones, Disco and Black Feminist Aesthetics

Burke Lecture Series - Indiana University a lecture by Dr. Uri McMillan
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Anthony Hecht: Worth the Weight

Inaugural Lecture for the Literary Arts Programs at the University of Rochester with Jonathan Post
Publications

The Legacy of Boethius in Medieval England

The Consolation and Its Afterlives Edited by A. Joseph McMullen and Erica Weaver
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UCLA partners with KCET for new digital series

Allison Carruth serves as executive producer for the new series "Food Futures" which explores current innovations and visions for ecological and equitable food systems.
Awards

Joseph Bristow wins the Distinguished Teacher Award for Senate Faculty

Awards

Michelle Huneven wins 2017 Guggenheim Fellowship in Creative Arts

Awards

Allison Carruth receives $15,000 UCLA Arts Initiative Grant

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Distinguished Research Professor H.A. Kelly receives Constantine Panunzio Award

Awards

David Wong Louie’s personal essay selected for “The Best American Essays 2018”

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Karen Cunningham and Dana Cairns Watson receive Distinguished Teaching Award

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Elizabeth DeLoughrey receives UC President’s Faculty Research Fellowship & Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society Fellowship

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

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“Urban Ark Los Angeles” Documentary

Ursula K. Heise completed a new project that showcases innovative connections between the humanities and the environment at UCLA.  
Nineteenth-Century Literature Journal

Welcome

Nineteenth-Century Literature is a quarterly journal devoted to the study of all literary genres of the era. By virtue of the range and quality of its coverage, its longevity, and indeed its substantial subscription, NCL is justly regarded as the preeminent periodical in its field.
Publications

Culinary Poetics and Edible Images in Twentieth-Century American Literature

By Stacie Cassarino
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Still Modernism

Photography, Literature, Film By Louise Hornby
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The Book of Ephraim

By James Merrill, Edited by Stephen Yenser
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Satan

A Biography By Henry Ansgar Kelly
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Embodied Avatars

Genealogies of Black Feminist Art and Performance By Uri McMillan
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Civic Longing

The Speculative Origins of U.S. Citizenship By Carrie Hyde
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Neoliberalism and Contemporary Literary Culture

Edited by Mitchum Huehls and Rachel Greenwald Smith
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Literature and Food Studies

By Allison Carruth and Amy Tigner
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Oscar Wilde and the Cultures of Childhood

Edited by Joseph Bristow
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The Cambridge Companion to Shakespearean Tragedy

Second Edition Edited by Claire McEachern
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Blood Royal

A True Tale of Crime and Detection in Medieval Paris By Eric Jager
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Urban Tumbleweed

Notes from a Tanka Diary By Harryette Mullen
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Casebook

A Novel By Mona Simpson
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The Poetics of Piracy

Emulating Spain in English Literature By Barbara Fuchs
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The Official World

By Mark Seltzer
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Eighteenth-Century Fiction and the Reinvention of Wonder

By Sarah Tindal Kareem
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The Cambridge Companion to Transnational American Literature

Edited by Yogita Goyal
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Oscar Wilde’s Chatterton

Literary History, Romanticism, and the Art of Forgery By Joseph Bristow and Rebecca N. Mitchell
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Making England Western

Occidentalism, Race, and Imperial Culture By Saree Makdisi
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The Exquisite Corpse of Asian America

Biopolitics, Biosociality, and Posthuman Ecologies By Rachel C. Lee
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A History of California Literature

Edited by Blake Allmendinger
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Stone Fruit

Poems By Stephen Yenser
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The Middle English Bible

A Reassessment By Henry Ansgar Kelly
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Utopia, Limited

Romanticism and Adjustment By Anahid Nersessian
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Sodomscapes

Hospitality in the Flesh By Lowell Gallagher
Awards

Uri McMillan Wins the Erroll Hill Award for his work “Embodied Avatars”

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Imagining Extinction

The Cultural Meanings of Endangered Species By Ursula K. Heise
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After Critique

Twenty-First-Century Fiction in a Neoliberal Age By Mitchum Huehls
Activity

Play the LA River

Allison Carruth helps kick off the program, designed to bring people to the 51-mile waterway to relax and play.
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Camera Orientalis

Reflections on Photography of the Middle East. By Ali Behdad
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Chinese American Literature without Borders

Gender, Genre, and Form By King-Kok Cheung
SUMMER TRAVEL STUDY

London, England: Romanticism and the Age of Revolution

Discover the contemporary capital and recover hidden traces of the revolutionary era of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. The program studies London as the key site in an often overlooked urban Romanticism, featuring the work of William Wordsworth, Mary Wollstonecraft, John Keats, Hannah More, Mary Robinson, and a special focus on the art and poetry of William Blake.

SUMMER TRAVEL STUDY

“The Florence summer program was the highlight of my UCLA experience. For four glorious weeks I had the pleasure of eating delicious gelato, studying iconic art and architecture, and exploring one of the most beautiful countries on earth. I often find myself pining to return to Florence—especially when I pass the international terminal at LAX. You need to place this program at the top of your college checklist.” - Savannah Tate

SUMMER TRAVEL STUDY

Florence, Italy: American Writers and Artists Abroad

Trace the steps of some of the most important American writers and artists who spent time in Florence. Novels and stories by Nathaniel Hawthorne, Julia Ward Howe, Henry James, William Dean Howells, and Constance Fenimore Woolson are studied, along with the American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s great translation of the Florentine poet Dante’s Inferno.

SUMMER TRAVEL STUDY

Stratford-upon-Avon
& London:
Shakespeare

Experience Shakespeare’s plays as they were meant to be experienced, on the stage as well as the page, and in the company of his fellow dramatists, during a summer session spent in Stratford-upon-Avon and London, England. Students will be immersed in the study of multiple plays in performance, as mounted both on the Royal Shakespeare Company, and the Globe Theater in Southwark, London.

SUMMER TRAVEL STUDY

"Taking the opportunity to study in Italy through the English department's Florence Travel Study Program was a life changing experience. I was able to read books by American authors who wrote their work abroad, and I was able to experience the same beauty of Florence that inspired their writing. I recommend that all English majors consider this opportunity as they will not regret it!" - Abraham Ramirez