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This Wednesday: Joshua Clover and Michael Hardt in Conversation
October 20, 2017

From this year’s Mellon Research Initiative in Racial Capitalism comes a special event with UC Davis Professor Joshua Clover and Duke University Professor Michael Hardt. 

This Wednesday, October 25th, Clover and Hardt will (read more)

Applications Due This Sunday for Play the Knave Teaching Internship
October 19, 2017

Are you thinking about a career in teaching?

Do you love Shakespeare?

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Professor Katie Peterson at The Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco
October 5, 2017
UC Davis English Professor Katie Peterson and her husband / collaborator, UC Davis Art Professor Young Suh, join a bevy of artists in a new exhibit at San Francisco's  (read more)
Alumni Stories: How the English Major Develops Into a Great Career
October 3, 2017

Get inspired by what our UC Davis English majors are doing in their careers, from social media director to technical writer.

Alumni Stories: Educating the Next Green Generation
October 3, 2017

Kristine Gilbert ’99 educates the next green generation

I have been a full-time professor of environmental studies and sustainability (read more)

Welcome to UC Davis English 2017-18
September 29, 2017

Welcome to 2017-18 in the UC Davis English Department!

It’s going to be a busy year and we hope you’ll join us at some of our many events. 

Everything (read more)

Alumni Stories: Aggie Develops Path to Becoming Influential Social Media Communicator
September 28, 2017

Emilia Varshavsky Shapiro says everything fell into place once she discovered how much she enjoyed her English major. She started as a technical writer and worked her way up to a senior communication position in LinkedIn. Emilia points to her (read more)

Fall Lecture Event: Race and the Politics of Form Now
September 27, 2017
Race and the Politics of Form Now
Announcing the UC Davis English Department Fall Lecture Event!!!
What is racial capitalism?
September 26, 2017
The first event from this year's new Mellon Foundation supported research initiative will try to answer that question along with a few others, including: "Why is thinking about race and capitalism together important today?"
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English Faculty Search: Black Studies
August 30, 2017

The University of California, Davis, Department of English invites applicants for a tenure-track assistant professor in black studies grounded in literary and cultural studies. Applicant should have research and teaching interests in American, (read more)

We Are English Majors: Rouzbeh Rahai
June 15, 2017

Rouzbeh Rahai is a senior majoring in English as well as Environmental Science & Management. We asked him questions about his experiences in these two fields and his future plans to WOOF (see definition below). 

What's been one (read more)

Retiring Professors Profile
June 9, 2017

We celebrate retiring Professors Margaret Ferguson, W. Jack Hicks, Richard A. Levin, and Evan Watkins with a series of interviews about their time at UC Davis.


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English Faculty, First Generation
June 9, 2017

Seven English Department faculty tell us about what it was like to be first-generation college students.


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Scholars Symposium: “How My Dissertation Changed”
June 9, 2017

We report from a recent Scholars Symposium panel with Becky Kling, Michael Martel, Meg Sparling, and Melissa Wills on the dramatic transformations that can happen through the dissertation process. (read more)

Must Reads: Borderlands/La Frontera by Gloria Anzaldúa
June 8, 2017

Professor Desirée Martín tells us about the first book she turns to for solace and for theoretical insights.

I encountered Gloria Anzaldúa’s Borderlands/La (read more)

Retiring Faculty Profile
June 5, 2017
How My Dissertation Changed
June 5, 2017
First-Generation Faculty
June 5, 2017
UC Davis English Cracks Top 20 in New PhD Rankings
June 1, 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.
Emeritus Professor Gary Snyder Wins Lifetime Achievement Award for Innovation
June 1, 2017

Poet Gary Snyder, professor emeritus of English, has won the 2017 UC Davis Lifetime Achievement Award for Innovation. This award recognizes career accomplishments that have led to a long-term positive impact on the lives of others.