Author: Darrend Brown

Summer Hiatus

Like the rest of the campus, the English Department blog will be taking a summer break.  If you have questions or suggestions for stories for next year, please feel free to email us at ucbenglish@gmail.com.  In the meantime, have a restful and productive summer.

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Professor Kathleen Donegan wins American Cultures Innovation in Teaching Award

The English Department is delighted to announce that Professor Kathleen Donegan is this year’s recipient of the American Cultures Innovation in Teaching Award. This campus-wide award, given by the American Cultures Center, “recognizes the use of pedagogical developments to enhance the students’ learning experience in the American Cultures classroom.” Professor Donegan was awarded this distinction for the ENGL 166AC course she taught this past Fall, “Race and Revision in Early America.” Read full post…

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Ian Duncan Delivers Annual Gayley Lecture, Department’s Highest Honor

On a recent Thursday evening, the English Department gathered in the DarwinMaude Fife Room on the third floor of Wheeler Hall for the annual Charles Mills Gayley lecture, the department’s highest honor. The speaker that evening was Professor Ian Duncan, an expert in Victorian literature and Scottish Romanticism, whose talk was entitled “Darwin’s Voyage.” Read full post…

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Wheeler Hall Welcomes Children for Zachary Cruz Day

In what follows, graduate student Frank Cruz describes a different kind of English Department event, “Zachary Day.” The day commemorated Frank’s son Zachary, who passed away unexpectedly on February 27, 2009, just two weeks before his sixth birthday, when he was hit and killed by an automobile as he crossed the street in Berkeley. Read full post…

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