Recent News

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Fall 2016 interns for Play the Knave, with Prof. Gina Bloom. Discover how faculty and students are collaborating on a Shakespeare video game
May 23, 2017

Play the Knave is an interactive digital game in which players act out scenes from Shakespeare’s dramas, karaoke-style. A Kinect motion capture camera lets players use their own bodies to control their avatar movements, making Play (read more)

Alumni Stories: An English Major At Med School
May 12, 2017
James Pierce graduated from UC Davis in 2014 with a B.A. in English and a B.S. in Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior. He recently started medical school at Case Western Reserve University and is studying towards an M.D. We asked James three (read more)
We Are English Majors: Emily Masuda
May 4, 2017
Emily Masuda is a fourth year English major and this year's winner of the prestigious Leon H. Mayhew award. This award is given each year to a single UC Davis senior majoring in music, art, or literature, and emphasizes academic and (read more)
Life After UC Davis English PhD
May 1, 2017

John Mac Kilgore (PhD Class of 2012)

John Mac has a new book out, so in addition to asking him about life as an English professor at Florida State University, we asked about his (read more)

Alumni Stories Live!
April 20, 2017

Award-winning journalist Daniel Brown (UC Davis English, 1992) returned to campus this week to speak with students. 

Dan shared stories about his formative years writing for The California Aggie alongside, among others, (read more)

Janie Guhin Plaque / Bench Dedication
April 13, 2017

The English Department and the University Writing Program held a plaque/bench dedication in the Voorhies courtyard in honor of longtime staff member, Janie Guhin, who passed away in 2016.

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We Are English Majors: Jennifer Escobar
April 13, 2017
Jennifer is fourth year English major getting ready to graduate. We asked her four questions about English and about the book she’s writing with her ultra-marathon runner dad, Luis Escobar.
 
 
How has being an (read more)
Life After UC Davis English PhD
April 6, 2017
Josef Nguyen (PhD Class of 2016)
 
Job Title: Assistant Professor of Game Studies, University of Texas at Dallas
 
Josef reports that he has found a lot of support at UTD’s School of Arts, Technology (read more)
We Are English Majors: Ethan Victor
March 16, 2017
Ethan is a senior majoring in English and a standup comedian. We asked him four questions about the funny side of being an English major. 
 
How and when did you get the idea that you wanted to be a comedian?
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UC Davis English Cracks Top 20 in New PhD Rankings
March 14, 2017
UC Davis English has vaulted to #20 in the new US News and World Report rankings of English PhD Programs (released March 14, 2017). 
 
We’ve jumped 6 places from our previous ranking of #26.
 
German Exchange: Alica Buck Teaches ENL3
March 9, 2017

Every year, UC Davis English exchanges PhD students with the prestigious Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, Germany. This year, we are hosting Alica Buck, who is writing a dissertation on literature and the environment in Germany. Here, (read more)

Chancellor May's Science Fiction Reading List
March 2, 2017

The press release announcing the appointment of incoming UC Davis Chancellor Gary May mentioned that he was inspired by "comic books and science fiction." Since the English department is inspired by them as well—regularly offering courses on both (read more)

Alumni Stories: English Major Finds a High-Diver in Her Family Tree
February 23, 2017
Lindsey Gillespie graduated with an English Major in 2010. She is currently a librarian for the Rover Tobacco Control Library here at UC Davis. We asked her four questions about her work, her time at Davis English, and her current hobby: (read more)
We Are English Majors: Alida Araica
February 2, 2017
Alida is a fourth year English major pursuing a communication and technology management double minor. 
 
We asked her four questions about English and the UC Davis interdisciplinary ModLab, where she’s been very active in (read more)
Life After UC Davis English PhD
January 26, 2017
Molly Ball
 
Job Title: Assistant Professor of English at Eureka College, Eureka Illinois. 
 
At Eureka College, Molly focuses on honing students' written and analytical skills as they engage a wide (read more)
Professor Co-Directs New “Racial Capitalism” Research Initiative
January 23, 2017

Just announced: UC Davis English Professor Mark Jerng will be co-directing a new, three-year long research initiative supported by the Andrew Mellon Foundation on the topic of Racial Capitalism: Histories, Methods, (read more)

Alumni Stories: An English Major At Vet School
January 12, 2017

Bryanna Mariel Andrews graduated from Davis in 2015, having double majored in English and Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology. She is currently enrolled in the University of Edinburgh’s (read more)

News From Our PhD Student in Germany!
January 5, 2017

Every year, UC Davis English exchanges PhD students with the prestigious Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, Germany. This year, we sent a whole family!

 

PhD student Michael Clearwater was our departmental (read more)

We Are English Majors: Kirsten Burrell and colleagues from Her Campus at UC Davis
November 17, 2016

Kirsten Burrell is double major in English and Communication as well as the Editor for Her Campus at UC Davis. We asked Kirsten 3 questions in our (read more)

Supporting Our Students After the Presidential Election
November 15, 2016

We stand with colleagues across HArCS and the UCD campus in supporting students of all races, all religions, all gender identities, all sexualities, and all conditions of documentation (read more)

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