• 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 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

  • March 30, 2015
    Orbach Library 240
    Science Fiction: A Lab of Ideas
    Keynote Speaker: Uri Aviv

  • March 13, 2015
    Humanities 2212
    2015 Senior Seminar Capstone Symposium

  • March 11, 2015
    INTN 2027
    Sponsored by the Departments of English, Media and Cultural Studies and Ethnic Studies:
    “Angry Indians” And Enchanted Protest: Idle No More
    Keynote Speaker: Dylan Robinson (Queen’s Univ.)

  • February 25-26, 2015
    INTS 1113
    An Interdisciplinary Conference:
    The Global 19th Century 
    Keynote Speakers: David Lloyd (UCR) and Debora Silverman (UCLA)
    *Download a Program*

  • February 11, 2015
    CBS 114 (College Building South)
    “Talking with the Enemy:
    Germany’s Capture of British Voices in the Great War”
    Keynote Speakers: Catherine Robson

  • February 6-7, 2015
    Clark Library (UCLA)
    A Core Program Conference:
    Explorations, Encounters, and the Circulation of Knowledge, 1600-1830
    Session 2: Geographies of Inscription 
    Organized by: Adriana Craciun (UCR) & Mary Terrall (UCLA)
    *Registration is required but free to all UC students and faculty

  • December 4, 2014
    HMNSS 2212
    Sponsored by UCR’s Science Fiction and Technoculture Studies Program:
    No Speed Limit: Accelerationism in Science Fiction 
    Keynote Speakers: Steven Shaviro

  • December 2, 2014
    INTN 2027
    Co-Sponsored by Art History, the Center for Ideas & Society, English,
    Ethnic Studies, Media & Cultural Studies, Queer Lab, and the Native American Student Programs:
    RezErect: Native Erotica 
    Keynote Speakers: Gwaai Edenshaw & Kwiaahwah Jones

  • November 18, 2014
    HMNSS 2212
    UC Riverside Department of English & Science Fiction
    Technoculture Studies Program presents:
    “The Lost Stories of Octavia E. Butler”
    Keynote Speakers: OEB Scholar Gerry Canavan

  • November 17, 2014
    12:00p.m.-2:00p.m. – Lecture in INTS 1111
    4:15p.m.-6:00p.m. – Seminar in HMNSS 2212

    The seminar will be devoted to a discussion of of Professor Chandler’s
    new book, Toward an African Future: Of the Limit of the World.  Participants are
    expected to have read this short book beforehand. To participate in the seminar, please visit the Eventbrite site for the event, where you can RSVP and find instructions for obtaining a pdf of the book:
    Keynote Speakers: Nahum Chandler (UCI)

  • November 14-15, 2014
    Session 1 & 2 – 9:30a.m.-4:30p.m.
    Session 3 – 9:30a.m.-12:30p.m.
    At William Andrews Clark Memorial Library

    Explorations, Encounters and the Circulation of Knowledge, 1600-1830
    Registration is required and is free to UC faculty and students
    Organized by: Adriana Craciun (UCR) and Mary Terrall (UCLA)

  • November 14, 2014
    INTS 1128
    UCR’s Science Fiction and Technoculture Studies Program presents:
    Sampled Science Fiction: Digital Strategies in Contemporary Latin American Narrative
    Keynote Speakers: J. Andrew Brown

  • November 4, 2014
    INTS 1128
    Sponsored by UCR Departments of English, Ethnic Studies, and
    Media and Culture Studies, and by Native American Student Programs:
    A Film Screening and Conversation with Nanobah Becker
    Keynote Speakers: Nanobah Becker

  • November 4, 2014
    INTS 1113
    UCR Departments of Comparative Literature, English, Ethnic Studies,
    Media and Cultural Studies, and Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies presents:
    Inter/nationalism from the New World to the Holy Land
    Keynote Speakers: Dr. Steven Salaita

  • October 27, 2014
    INTS 1111
    The Critical Ethnic Studies Research Center is proud to announce
    Chicana/o Cultures in Transit: An Experimental Dialogue
    Keynote Speakers: Mary Pat Brady (Cornell Univ.), Joo Ok Kim (UCI), Nick Mitchell (UCR)

  • October 27, 2014
    HMNSS 2212
    The Critical Ethnic Studies Research Center is proud to announce
    Captivity as a Spectacle of Consent: María Amparo Ruiz de Burton, Justin Bieber, and the Racial Burlesque
    Keynote Speakers: Mary Pat Brady (Cornell Univ.)

  • October 18, 2014
    HMNSS 1500
    Southern California Irish Studies Colloquium Presents
    Riverrun: James Joyce and the Ecologies of Modernism
    Keynote Speakers: Margot Norris (UCI), Maud Ellmann (Univ. of Chicago)

  • October 6, 2014
    1:30-3:00 p.m.
    Annual Fall Welcome Event for New English Dept Faculty and Graduate Students
    “Genre and Embeddedness: Vikas Swarup’s Thrillers and Neoliberal India”
    Speaker:  Professor Weihsin Gui

  • June 15 , 2014
    6:00 p.m.
    Pierce Lawn
    UC Riverside Commencement: CHASS Group Three

  • June 6 , 2014
    5:00-9:00 p.m.
    The English Department’s Annual Year End Party  and Awards Ceremony
  • We offer

    • 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.