• 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

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    Mission Statement

    • 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.  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. To name only a few: archive studies; Asian American Studies; Black Studies; Feminist and Queer Studies; Hemispheric Studies; Latin@ Studies; Native and Indigenous Studies; Postcolonial Studies; SFTS (Science/Speculative Fiction and Technology Studies); and Transatlantic Studies. Literature, furthermore, is not only what we study: it is what we write. Our department has a history of supporting innovative critical practice across a range of formats, including experimental criticism, creative non-fiction, poetry and curatorial work.

    • Both our undergraduate and graduate programs are structured around principles of justice and equality, and we pride ourselves that our own innovative research demonstrates these principles, as does our commitment to imaginative pedagogy.   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. Our teaching anchors our scholarship. As a department, we are committed to valuing the ways that teaching, service and scholarship inform and support each other.