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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.

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Events

Reading by Tod Goldberg and Jessica Ripka

Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 7:00pm

Tod Goldberg

Distinguished author and CSUN alumni Tod Goldberg is back this semester to give a reading from his new novel Gangsterland and to talk with students about writing, publication and the like. Some of you may remember that Tod dropped by last semester while he was on campus promoting UC Riverside’s MFA program. Students were so jazzed and encouraged by his talk, that I’ve invited him back for a formal reading. Essayist Jessica Ripka will also be reading. Come join us! Read more

CSUN English Department Annual Spring Conference

Saturday, April 16, 2016 - 8:30am

CSUN English Department Annual Conference

We would like to formally and enthusiastically invite you to the CSUN English Department's Annual Spring Conference, occurring next Saturday, April 16. It will take place in the University Student Union on campus, and the first panel will start at 9:30. Our keynote speaker, Devoney Looser (Jane Austen Roller Derby Professor from Arizona State University), will present at 3:30pm in the Grand Salon. Please feel free to share this information with anyone you would like—all are welcome to come to this free event! Read more

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News

In Memoriam: Professor Tony Arthur

January 5, 2010

The University Library

Professor Emeritus Richard Anthony (Tony) Arthur passed away on Thursday, December 17, 2009. Equally devoted to his scholarly activities and to the Department of English, Tony Arthur enjoyed an extraordinary career both during his more than thirty years at California State University, Northridge and following his 2002 retirement. Read more

New Course Helps Preserve the Memory of the Holocaust

November 1, 2009

The University Library

As time continues to march forward, the men and women who survived and witnessed the atrocities of the Holocaust are slowly dying off. And with their deaths, powerful tools for teaching and reminding the world of what happened-their voices and memories-are slowly fading away. Read more

Student presents paper at the Rocky Mountain MLA meeting

October 9, 2009

The University Library

Stephanie Harper, a senior English Literature major, presented her essay titled "A New Life for Helga Crane: Affirming the Maternal in Nella Larsen's Quicksand" at the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association meeting in Snowbird, Utah, Oct. 8-10. Read more

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