• Faculty in the Department of English write on the cusp of an authorized strike by our graduate instructors and other academic workers to affirm that we support graduate student instructors in their pursuit of a contract that includes a substantial increase in salaries and other matters. Our support is based on the recognition of graduate-student labor as foundational to the ... Read on

  • In The Current’s recent article “Perspectives on Juneteenth,” Professor of English Stephanie Batiste joined other UCSB scholars to discuss what the holiday symbolizes and how it can be observed. Find it here.

  • UCSB English professor Kenneth Hiltner was recently named a 2022 recipient of the Distinguished Teaching Award. As a professor of Environmental Humanities, Hiltner uses his popular Ecocriticism and Climate Crisis courses to educate students and the general public about environmental issues. In a recent interview, Hiltner discussed the evolution of his academic career, the ... Read on

  • UCSB English is excited to announce that applications are now open for our 2021-22 Writing Contests and Prizes! Submissions are due May 5th. Winners will be announced towards the end of the quarter.

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  • UCSB Transcription Center’s STS + Speculative Futures Interest Group is back with its final series of events for Spring 2022!

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  • The UCSB Women’s Center, in partnership with the Resource Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity, the Queer & Trans Graduate Student Union, the Feminist Studies Department, and the Graduate Student Resource Center, is now accepting abstracts for its upcoming graduate student conference, “Feminist Pedagogies,” which will run on Saturday, May 22. Abstracts are due on March 31.

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  • UCSB English Professor Amrah Salomón’s poetry is currently being featured in the collaborative art and history exhibit “Hostile Terrain 94” at the Museum of Us in San Diego! The exhibit focuses on on the violence of the U.S.-Mexico border. It includes a large interactive map of migrant deaths at the border in Arizona, film and visual art representing occupied O’odham ... Read on

  • Introducing the English Peer Mentor Program The English Peer Mentoring Program is committed to providing a welcoming environment for incoming students with an interest in literature and literary study.  We believe one of the best ways to support students new to the university – first-year, transfer, & first-generation college students – is through peer-to-peer connection. Through social events, informational programming, and ... Read on

  • Hemispheric South/s Research Initiative, in partnership with The Black Scholar (TBS), is pleased to present all three installments of the Social Justice Handbook Series. The handbook consists of articles recovered from the TBS archive and include writings by prominent thinkers such as Maya Angelou, Hortense Spillers, Carl Dix, Assata Shakur, and others. On the instructive potential of the series, Stephanie ... Read on

  • Congratulations! HFA has recently featured a story related to the Department of English in one of its online publications, which you can view at the following page:

    The Pandemic Book Club

    The news and features section of the Humanities & Fine Arts website is dedicated to updating students, alumni, faculty, and staff about the latest events and ... Read on