Welcome to the UCSB English Department … >

Spotlight

At a time when words have been used to segregate and isolate, disparage and demean, threaten and...
The Ina Coolbrith Memorial Poetry Prize is an annual poetry contest for undergraduates of any major...

News + Events

Faculty Bookshelf

Real Mysteries: Narrative and the Unknowable
Abbott, H. Porter

Real Mysteries: Narrative and the Unknowable revisits the ancient theme of...

Approaches to Teaching Kingston's The Woman Warrior
Lim, Shirley Geok-Lin

Teaching The Woman Warrior can be a challenging...

Manifest and Other Destinies: Territorial Fictions of the Nineteenth Century United States
Manifest and Other Destinies: Territorial Fictions of the Nineteenth Century United States

Manifest and Other Destinies critiques Manifest Destiny’s exclusive...
Renaissance Culture and the Everyday
Fumerton, Patricia

It was not unusual during the Renaissance for cooks to torture animals before slaughtering them...

Tactical Media
Raley, Rita

Tactical media describes interventionist media art practices that engage and critique the dominant political and economic order. Rather than taking to...