Welcome to the UCSB English Department … >

Spotlight

The Ina Coolbrith Memorial Poetry Prize is an annual poetry contest for undergraduates of any major...
Our graduates from the past ten years currently hold a variety of positions in both academic and...

News + Events

Faculty Bookshelf

The Subaltern Ulysses
Duffy, Enda

How might an IRA bomb and James Joyce's Ulysses have anything in common? Could this masterpiece of modernism, written at the violent...

Watsonville/Circle in the Dirt
Moraga, Cherríe

In this third volume of plays by Cherríe Moraga to be published by West End Press, we confront the changing...

Protocols of Liberty
Warner, William

Protocols of Liberty offers an account of how, in the midst of a chronic political crisis, American Whigs seized the...

The Textuality of Old English Poetry
Pasternack, Carol Braun

The modern reader knows Old English poetry as a discrete number of poems, set up and...

Waiting in the Wings: Portrait of a Queer Motherhood
Moraga, Cherríe

Cherríe Moraga, the celebrated Chicana lesbian writer, has crafted a jewel...

The Cambridge Introduction to Narrative
Abbott, H. Porter

What is narrative? How does it work and how does it shape our lives and the texts we read? H....