• June 9, 2016
    Narrating the Future 
    Keynote Speakers: Mel Y. Chen

  • June 3, 2016
    Department of English’s Annual Year End Party 

  • June 2, 2016
    Indigenous Cyberpunk panel with Misha and Brian K. Hudson 
    INTS 1111
    Keynote Speakers: Misha & Brian K. Hudson

  • May 25, 2016
    Sawyer Seminar on Alternative Futurisms: Pepe Rojo 
    INTS 1109
    Keynote Speakers: Pepe Rojo

  • May 20, 2016
    Queer Futurities
    INTS 1128

  • May 18, 2016
    “Citizen, Disenrollment and Trauma”
    INTS 1111a
    Keynote Speakers: Dr. Deron Marquez

  • April 21, 2016
    “The Novel Ecologies of Chicano 1990s Cyberpunk” 
    INTS 1113
    Keynote Speakers: Lysa Rivera

  • April 19-20, 2016
    10th Annual Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity Symposium
    HUB – 3rd Floor

  • April 12, 2016
    Behind the Groove: From Soul Power & the Black Arts Movement to Post Hip-hop Aesthetics
    INTS 1128
    Keynote Speakers: Ernest Hardy & Tisa Bryant

  • April 11, 2016
    Sawyer Seminar on Alternative Futurisms
    INTS 1113
    Keynote Speakers: Ted Chiang & Charles Yu

  • April 6, 2016
    Speculative Futures: Imminence and Immanence
    INTS 1113
    Keynote Speaker: Olalekan Jeyifous

  • March 3, 2016
    Readings and Panel Discussion on Caribbean science fiction and fantasy
    INTS 1113
    Keynote Speakers: Karen Lord, Karin Lowachee, Nalo Hopkinson, Tobias Buckell

  • February 25, 2016
    “Postcommodity Hacking the Coordinates: Positionality and the Repellant Fence”
    Costo Library (4th floor of Rivera Library)

  • February 2, 2016
    Experiments in Blackness 
    HMNSS 2212
    Keynote Speakers: Dr. Margo Natalie Crawford, Dr. Dennis Childs, Dr. Carter Mathes

  • December 2, 2015
    Talk and Film Screening by Nanobah Becker
    INTS 1111
    Keynote Speakers: Nanobah Becker

  • November 10, 2015
    Panel on African Disaporic Speculative Fiction
    INTS 1113
    Keynote Speakers: Adilifu Nama

  • November 3, 2015
    Screening of Los Parecidos
    Culver Center
    Keynote Speakers: Isaac Ezban

  • November 3, 2015
    Screening of El Incidente 
    Culver Center
    Keynote Speakers: Isaac Ezban

  • November 2, 2015
    Screening of Generation Last and Q&A
    INTS 1128
    Keynote Speakers: Joel Juarez

  • November 2-3, 2015
    (dis)junctions 2015 “Strange Bedfellows”
    Highlander Union Building (HUB)
    Keynote Speakers: Maggie Nelson & Karen Tongson

  • October 22-23, 2015
    Palestine, Israel, and the Assault on Academic Freedom
    10/22: INTS 1113 –  12:00p.m.-5:00p.m.
    10/23: INTS 1128 –  9:30a.m.-5:00p.m.
    Keynote Speakers: Lisa Rofel (UCSC); Stephen Zunes (USF) and Sareef Makdisi (UCLA)

  • October 21, 2015
    Undisciplined Encounters presents: Electric Santería
    1111 INTS
    Keynote Speakers: Aisha Beliso DeJesús

  • October 16-17, 2015
    Revising the Past, Remaking the Future – Conference
    Friday, October 16 – 8:30a.m. – 5:00p.m.
    Saturday, October 17 – 9:00a.m. – 1:00p.m.
    Culver Center
    Keynote Speaker: Barry Grant
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  • October 16-17, 2015
    The Provocative Fifteenth Century
    For times please click link to see flyer attached
    Rothenberg Hall at The Huntington

  • October 15, 2015
    The Science Fiction Studies Symposium
    Culver Center

  • October 14, 2015
    Simon Armitage 
    INTS 1113
    Book signing to follow event
    Sponsored by: Department of English and UCR Center for Ideas and Society

  • October 6, 2015
    Sawyer Seminar on Alternative Futurisms presents:
    Panel on Asian American Speculative Fiction 
    INTS 1113
    Sponsored by: The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

  • October 5, 2015
    Annual Fall Welcome
    HMNSS 2212
    Speaker: Distinguished Professor and Chair, George Haggerty

  • June 5, 2015
    Department of English Annual Year End Party 

  • June 4, 2015
    Performing East L.A.: Reenactments of the Chicano Avant-garde
    Screening Room, Culver Center for the Arts
    3824 Main Street, Riverside, Ca
    Featured Performances: Las Adelitas, University Exiles,
    Instant Graffiti, Silent Death

  • June 4, 2015
    No Selves to Defend
    HMNSS 2212
    Keynote Speaker: Jasmine Syedullah

  • May 26, 2015
    “A Future History of Immortality”
    HMNSS 1500
    Hosted by: Department of Philosophy, Department of English
    and The Immortality Project Endowed Lecture Series

  • May 16, 2015
    Nao Bustamante: Soldadera 
    Opening Reception: 4:00p.m.-6:00p.m.
    Vincent Price Museum
    Curated by: Jennifer Doyle (UCR)

  • May 15-16, 2015
    Explorations, Encounters, and the Circulation of Knowledge, 1600-1830
    Session 3: “Commerce, Culture, and Natural Knowledge”
    314 Royce Hall, UCLA
    Organized by: Adriana Craciun (UCR) and Mary Terrall (UCLA)

  • May 13, 2015
    HMNSS 2212
    Science Fiction and Race Panel 
    Keynote Speakers: Minister Faust and Isiah Lavender, III (LSU)
  • May 5, 2015
    Arts 335
    A Changing Magna Carta: Past, Present, and Futures? 
    Keynote Speakers: Linda Colley (Princeton)

  • May 4, 2015
    HMNSS 2212
    Department of English presents:
    Target of Excellence Candidate: Richard T. Rodriguez 
    Keynote Speakers: Richard T. Rodriguez

  • April 23, 2015
    INTN 3023
    Nancy Jack the making of a graphic novel 
    Keynote Speakers: John Jennings (Univ at Buffalo) and Nalo Hopkinson (UCR)

  • April 22, 2015
    HMNSS 2212
    Science Fiction and Technoculture Studies Program presents:
    Works in Progress Panel 
    Keynote Speakers: Dr. Margherita Long and Dr. Derek Burrill

  • April 14, 2015
    INTS 1113
    Sponsored by UCR’s Science Fiction and Technoculture Studies Program:
    A Talk by Filmmaker Craig Baldwin 
    Keynote Speaker: Craig Baldwin

  • April 13, 2015
    HMNSS 1212
    Department of English presents:
    The Multiple Selves of James Bertram Clarke:
    A Model for Africana Historiography
    Keynote Speaker: Zita Nunes

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    • Lower and upper division composition courses which teach students the art of effective prose writing.

    • Lower division courses for non-majors, where students develop skills in research, analysis and interpretation of literature and media.

    • Courses in the major or minor on literary authors and periods, as well as courses in critical methods for visual, cultural, and media studies.

    • A Ph.D. program affording students freedom to develop interests ranging from early English literature to contemporary ethnic American literatures, gender and sexuality studies, science fiction, and new media.