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Professor Margaret Ferguson, currently serving as President of the Modern Language Association, discusses her choice of the theme "Sites of Memory" for the 2015 MLA Convention in Vancouver, BC. [Video by Leo Moreton and Kath Hansen]

Welcome to the Department of English! Our award-winning faculty teaches the most popular undergraduate humanities major at UC Davis, and our graduate program includes a Ph.D. in literature and an M.A. with an emphasis on Creative Writing.


We offer a wide range of courses -- small and large, introductory and advanced, undergraduate and graduate -- all of which focus on the pleasures and challenges of reading, interpretation, and writing across history, across the globe, and across visual, electronic, and print media. Ranging from epic to film, graphic novels to sound poetry, our courses expand and deepen our students' understanding of what counts as "English literature."

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