Fall is here, and with it comes the call for nominations of student work for several awards given by the English Department. A description of the various awards and qualifications can be found on the department website. The deadline for nominations is Nov. 17, 2023.


CSUN’s first Artificial Intelligence Pedagogy Showcase, scheduled for Spring 2024, is looking for presentation proposals (and reviewers) with a Nov. 1, 2023, deadline. The call-for-papers states, “This event will help to spread pedagogy on the productive and ethical use of AI programs within humanities classrooms.” The event is intended to explore innovative pedagogy and to “inspire faculty who are less confident with new technologies to learn new ways to tackle difficult conversations about the ways in which tools help or hinder our growth, depending on our use of them.” Here is the link for the CFP. For information, contact AISHOWCASEATCSUN@GMAIL.COM.

“Remnants of Resistance” is a podcast uncovering hidden tales from queer history in CSUN’s Special Collections and Archives, and a new episode drops every Friday. An episode featuring Colleen Tripp and Loreal Wimberly (English Honors)  is already out: “Gender, Sex, and the Cosmos in Horror Pulps: From Weird Tales Magazine to Christopher Pike’s ’90s Horror Novels.” Danielle Spratt will be featured in the future. Each episode comes with a companion website, links to resources mentioned, specific items from the collection used in the research, transcripts for accessibility, bios, headshots, and summaries. You can find episodes at the University Library’s “Peek in the Stacks” web page, along with stories about items in the University’s collections.