Oral traditions, material objects, visual culture, performance art, and soundscapes figure in our scholarship alongside more traditional and other innovative forms.
A broad and diverse understanding of English and American literature includes everything from medieval lyrics to film and digital media; from the plays of Shakespeare to the work of Louise Erdrich, Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, and Toni Morrison; from poetry by Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz to novels by Mary Shelley, James Joyce, or the poetry and prose of Cherrie Moraga or Gloria Anzaldúa A wide range of critical formations shape our practice.
The UCR English Department is committed to the study of English and American literatures and cultures.
Our work is oriented by literature and by the question of the literary, even as it expands to consider a wide range of texts.
If you are interested in our program, feel free to complete the Preliminary Information Form. We encourage you to file an official application through the Graduate Division website Coordinator, Bryan Bradford, at [email protected] at (951) 827-5568.
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She is currently working on "Duppy Jacket," an alternate history fantasy novel set in set in the Caribbean. Campbell Award, the World Fantasy Award, the Andre Norton Award, and a two-time recipient of the Sunburst Award for Canadian Literature of the Fantastic.
Her teaching specialty is creative writing, with a focus on the literatures of the fantastic such as science fiction, fantasy and magical realism.
We take the meaning of instruction and mentorship seriously: the integrity of the faculty-student relationship is at the heart of our work.
We show our broad range of interests and rich research profile in everything we do, and we share those interests with our students. As a department, we are committed to valuing the ways that teaching, service and scholarship inform and support each other.