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Our Ranking

The Berkeley English Ph.D. program has been ranked the top graduate English program in the country, according to the most recent guide to "America's Best Colleges" published by the U.S. News and World Report.  Faculty in the English Department have received more university Distinguished Teaching Awards—27—than any other department.

Featured Events

Enchantment, Numbers, and Textual Excess In Nineteenth-Century Adventure Novels (With Some DIY DH on the DL)
A Talk by Maurice Lee
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Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Wheeler 300
Maurice Lee is Chair and Professor of English at Boston University, where his work focuses on nineteenth-century American literature and culture with special emphases on the intersections of literature, politics, philosophy, and science. He is the author of Slavery, Philosophy, and American Literature, 1830-1860 (2005) and Uncertain Chances: Science, Skepticism, and Belief in Nineteenth-Century America Literature (2012). He has edited The Cambridge Companion to Frederick Douglass (2009) and is currently working on a book about quantification and aesthetics in nineteenth-century Anglo-American literature.
Sponsored by the Department of English and the Americanist Colloquium.

Three Events with Poet Sina Queyras
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Canada in the Classroom: An Undergraduate Classroom Visit
Thursday, April 23
Wheeler 315

Queyras will speak to undergraduates about current trends in Canadian poetry. ***Please invite your undergraduate classes.***

Lyric Conceptualism: A Manifesto
Friday, April 24
Wheeler 300

Queyras will discuss her manifesto, which can be found online at the Poetry Foundation website (http://www.poetryfoundation.org/harriet/2012/04/lyric-conceptualism-a-manifesto-in-progress/). 

Hearts Desire Poetry Reading
Saturday, April 25
The Omni in Oakland
The reading will also feature Evelyn Reilly and Maisha Quint.
Sina Queyras’s most recent book of poems, MxT, was published by Coach House in 2014 to critical acclaim. Her fourth collection of poetry, Expressway (Coach House 2009), was nominated for a Governor General’s Award and part of this book received Gold in the National Magazine Awards. Lemon Hound (Coach House 2006), received the Pat Lowther Award and a Lambda Literary Award. Her first novel, Autobiography of Childhood (2001), was shortlisted for the amazon.ca First Novel Award. She edited Open Field: 30 Contemporary Canadian Poets (2005, Persea Books), which bears the distinction of being the first anthology of Canadian poetry to be published by an American press. She is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of the literary blog, Lemon Hound. A selection of posts from this blog appeared between two covers in 2009 as Unleashed (Book Thug). Queyras currently teaches creative writing at Concordia University in Montreal.
Sponsored by The Poetry Colloquium, the Canadian Studies Department, and the Townsend Center for the Humanities.





Kathleen Donegan Wins Distinguished Teaching Award

Robert Hass Receives $100,000 Wallace Stevens Award

Notes on Recent Accomplishments of our Graduate Students


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