Department of English

  • Restoration Day Voter Awareness Event
  • Teaching a Medieval Poem in East LA
  • Joy Harjo to Read in Jean Burden Poetry Series
  • English Major Named Sally Casanova Pre-Doctoral Scholar
  • WordsUncaged
  • Recent MA Grads News
  • The 5th CAAP Conference
  • Tejon Ranch Conservancy

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Office Hours: Monday - Thursday: 8am - 6pm, Friday: 8am - 5pm
Chair: Jim Garrett · Associate Chair: Atef Laouyene


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Fall 2016 Seminar Descriptions 

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Award winning teachers, writers, and scholars in the English Department at Cal State LA offer a comprehensive English studies program built around small classes, engaged critical reading, thinking and discussion, and intensive analytical and creative writing. (Read more . . . )


Restoration Day: WordsUncaged Voter Awareness Event (Nov 1, 2016)

Joy Harjo to Read in Jean Burden Poetry Series (Feb 23, 2017)

English Major Named Sally Casanova Pre-Doctoral Scholar (Sept 2016)

Cal State LA to Host 5th Chinese/American Association for Poetry and Poetics (CAAP) Conference (Nov 11-13, 2016)

Fred Moten to Deliver 2016 Kubal Lecture (Apr 28, 2016)

Matthew Mejia, Cal State LA Student and Published Poet (Apr 27, 2016)

Reading and Reception for What I Say: Innovative Poetry by Black Writers in America (Apr 1, 2016)

Working Group Commemorates Thomas McGrath (Mar 2 and Mar 28, 2016)

Critic Susan Harris and Poet William Harris to Visit Cal State LA (Feb 29, 2016)

Juan Felipe Herrera, US Poet Laureate, to Read in Jean Burden Poetry Series (Jan 28, 2016)

Distinguished Chinese Scholar Luo Lianggong to Lecture at Cal State LA (Oct 15, 2015)

Cal State LA English Professors Lead Workshops in Denmark on California Prisons, Universities (Sept 2015)

Professor Roy's Community Engagement Project Featured, "Cal State L.A. Students Paired with Rescue Dogs and Inmates"

2015 Conference on Mariano Azuela and the Novel of the Mexican Revoution (May 15-16, 2015)

Twelve Faculty and Students Present at Regional MLA Conference

Professor Jun Liu Named Cal State LA Outstanding Professor

Students Participate in Department's Adopt-a-Beach Clean-up

English Department Remembers David Reyes

Commencement 2015

Images from 2015 Commencement

Statement Launch 2015

Images from the 2015 Statement Launch Reception

Sonia Sanchez--Burden 2015

Images from the 2015 Burden Poetry Series

2015 Kubal Lecture

Images from the 2015 Kubal Lecture

Claiming Freedom Symposium

Claiming Freedom Symposium, February 2015