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—26—than any other department.
On 18th September 2014, the Scottish electorate will be asked a disarmingly simple question: ‘Should Scotland be an independent country?’ If they answer in the affirmative Scotland’s ‘independence day’ is to be declared in March 2016, bringing the Union established in 1707 to an end. At this lunchtime event, visiting Fulbright Scottish Studies Scholar, Corey Gibson, will provide a brief introduction to public debates on this issue – from the vituperative and hyperbolic, to the dispassionate and nuanced – and to the conspicuous role of the literary imagination in framing the discussion. Professor Ian Duncan (English) and Professor Eric Falci (English) will provide responses and interjections.
To reserve a place and receive short pre-circulated documents please contact: Professor Eric Falci (firstname.lastname@example.org).
*Lunch will be provided.
Sponsored by the Center for British Studies, the Department of English, and the Florence Green Bixby Chair in English
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