The Fall 21 In-Person Teaching Series, hosted by Academic Affairs, begins this Frida Feb 26 from 10-11am. “The goal of the weekly conversations is to provide an understanding of what Fall on-campus classes will look like, to address logistics and concerns, and to share resources and practices.  We’ll bring a rotating group of faculty with recent on-campus experience, folks from EHS and PPM, and colleagues from faculty development.” Questions welcomed.
You will be asked to authenticate – please select the Sign in with SSO option, and enter CSUN as your SSO. Meeting ID: 821 9795 3598        Passcode: 721680

Once again, our very own Charles Hatfield is hosting a comics studies-themed event the week of March 8-12 in observance of Will Eisner Week. Charles is working on the webinar with his colleague Michael Dooley (ArtCenter College of Design; Loyola Marymount). They are assembling a panel of past judges for the Eisner Awards who can talk about recent developments in the graphic novel genre. More info to come!


This Saturday, February 27, is the first panel of the series Career Paths for English Majors, sponsored by the English Department, with generous support from alum and all-around amazing person Kathy Leslie. Join the Zoom webinar from 1-3, where a group of local publishing professionals will discuss the state of the industry today, the availability of jobs, what skills and expertise are required to be competitive, what a book producer does, and overlooked avenues into the publishing world. This even is free, but to get the webinar info, you’ll need to RSVP at

Applications for the 2021 Panetta Congressional Internship Program are open. One CSUN student is chosen each Spring to participate in the Fall intern program, which sends the student to Washington to work for a member of the California Congressional delegation. A scholarship covers all expenses. This has always been a wonderful opportunity for a student (one from each CSU campus) and all of our interns have returned with wonderful things to say. The program is only open to undergraduate sophomore and junior students who have not applied for graduation. The application deadline is Tuesday March 8, 2021 by 4 p.m. to Undergraduate Studies office ( For the application and additional information, visit Panetta Institute Congressional Intern Training.


Zuleima Ugalde, BA 2016 and MA 2018, has been hired Penguin Random House as editorial assistant to the Senior Vice President/Editorial Director of Vintage/Anchor Books. She has already begun work on a variety of projects for Vintage/Anchor, Knopf, and Pantheon Books.

Daniel Freeman, BA 2014 and MA 2017, has been accepted to the doctoral program in English at the University of Exeter (UK). He will begin work this fall on “From Dashwoods to Dalloways: Reimagining Gender, Women, and the Body in the British Empire and Beyond.”

–Submitted by Beth Wightman, Dept. Chair