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Welcome to the Department of English

Welcome to the Department of English, one of the largest and most diverse departments on campus and a part of the College of Humanities at California State University-Northridge. We offer a wide variety of courses and programs in the field of literature, language, composition, rhetoric and creative writing; on the undergraduate and graduate level. In support of the English Department mission, we are dedicated with providing students with analytical and critical thinking skills, studying British and American literature and gaining knowledge on their literary and cultural history. We will help students and cultivate their imagination while challenging them to write effectively and read critically. The faculty and staff of the Department of English are committed to helping students meet their educational goals and expects its majors, especially, to be able to write clearly and correctly.

Department of English Fall 2023 Scholarship Award Winners

December 7, 2023

Award Winners

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Events

A Reading to Celebrate 698D in Creative Writing

Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 7:00pm

A Reading to Celebrate 698D in Creative Writing

The Spring 2016 698d class in Creative Writing is holding a Reading and end of term party to celebrate the completion of their projects in poetry, narrative and drama/performance. All are invited! The festivities will take place on Thursday, May 12 at 7 pm in Jerome Richfield 319. Refreshments will be served. They will be delicious.... Read more

Jarett Kobek Reading from His 2011 Book ATTA

Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 7:00pm

Jarett Kobek, ATTA

In the summer of 1999, Mohamed Atta defended a master’s thesis that critiqued the introduction of Western-style skyscrapers in the Middle East and called for the return of the “Islamic-Oriental city.” Using this as a departure point, Jarett Kobek’s novel ATTA offers a fictionalized psychedelic biography of Mohamed Atta that circles around a simple question: what if 9/11 was as much a matter of architectural criticism as religious terrorism? Read more

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News

English alumnus publishes on F. Scott Fitzgerald

January 28, 2010

The University Library

Richard Buller, a B.A. graduate from CSUN’s English Honors Program, recently informed the department that Limelight Editions/Amadeus Press published his book A Beautiful Fairy Tale: the Life of Actress Lois Moran in 2005 Read more

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