English Dept and the Aurora Theater Offer Winning Performances

For the third year in a row, the English Department has teamed up with the Aurora Theater, located on Addison Street in Berkeley, to offer a special event to the Berkeley community: in conjunction with a performance at the Aurora, Berkeley professors gather for a panel that discusses the play for an audience of alumni, faculty, students and other interested theater-goers.  Read full post…

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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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