Widely recognized as one of the leading departments in the nation, English at UCLA long has been known for its innovative research and excellence in teaching. Today, the English Department maintains its strong commitment to traditional areas of study, while also supporting groundbreaking research and teaching in new and interdisciplinary approaches to literary studies. Each year, our stellar faculty of nationally and internationally renowned scholars offer a rich array of undergraduate and graduate courses which reflect the great breadth of literatures in English. Our undergraduate program offers students a historically informed and geographically diverse perspective on literature, while also developing writing and analytic skills. Students in our graduate program have the opportunity to engage a wide variety of critical and scholarly approaches to English literatures and cultures.



Joseph Bristow is this year's winner of the Distinguished Teaching Award for Senate Faculty

Joseph Bristow, Distinguished Professor in the Department of English, is one of six recipients of this year’s Distinguished Teaching Award for Senate Faculty, and the recipient of the particular honor “Distinction in Teaching at the Graduate Level.” Professor Bristow is an internationally renowned scholar of Victorian and Modernist literatures with a special emphasis on British aestheticism, particularly Oscar Wilde and his circle, on feminist canon reforms, Queer theory and histories of sexuality. read more>>



In memoriam: UCLA emerita English professor and author Carolyn See

Author, critic and UCLA emerita English professor Carolyn See, 82, died July 13 in Santa Monica as a result of congestive heart failure. Among her 10 books are a critically acclaimed memoir, “Dreaming: Hard Luck and Good Times in America,” the nonfiction primer “Making a Literary Life” and the novels “There Will Never Be Another You,” “Golden Days” and “The Handyman.” A longtime book critic, she wrote regular reviews for the Los Angeles Times and New York Newsday. read more>>