If you plan to take any time off next week and cancel classes for the holiday, please notify Vanessa Mendoza and Kathy Draper as soon as possible in the English Department Office. They will post any required signage and direct any students who may have missed the memo about the cancelled class.


The Fall 2023 Student Evaluation of Faculty (SEF) opened to students on Nov. 14. If you do not prefer to shorten your evaluation window, there is no need to change any settings. All you need to do is inform your students they can go to to complete your evaluation. If you prefer a shorter evaluation window, you will need to log into change the settings (see instructions below). Once you have adjusted your time, you will need to inform your students the specific date and time to go into to complete your evaluation. Students will only see the option to take your survey during the time frame you set when they log in.

AchievementsCover of The Bests American Short Stories 2023

Kosiso Ugwueze’s short story “Supernova” appears in The Best American Short Stories 2023 anthology, an annual collection of the year’s best short stories, selected by National Book Award finalist Min Jin Lee and series editor Heidi Pitlor and published by Mariner Books/HarperCollins. The story originally appeared in New England Review (43.2). You can read it here!

Amanda Harrison‘s essay titled “Everybody on Mute: Beyoncé’s Ability to Silently Slay with Queer Call and Response” was accepted for publication in The Renaissance Reader.

English Honors major London Alexander was selected, with all expenses paid, to represent CSUN at the Creating Change Conference in New Orleans in January 2024. Creating Change is a political, leadership, and skills-building conference for the LGBTQ+ movement.

Scott Andrews co-chaired a panel titled “The Future of Indigenous Futurism” at the South Atlantic MLA conference in Atlanta, Nov. 9-11, 2023.Cover of Professsional Lola: Stories

CSUN Graduate E.P. Tuazon has shared the cover of his short story collection, Professional Lola, coming from Red Hen Press in May. The collection received the Grace Paley Award for Short Fiction in 2022.