Department Location

Department of English
435 Humanities Instructional Building
Irvine CA 92697-2650
(949) 824-6712

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About the Department

The Department of English comprises undergraduate and graduate programs in literature in English; the MFA Programs in Writing; Literary Journalism; and Composition.  Among our faculty members are theorists and literary historians, scholars of rhetoric and experts in composition, journalists, writers of fiction, and poets.

Students in the Department explore a variety of models for literary analysis.  They write stories and poems.  They produce journalism.  In every case, our students think about writing: its history, its changing functions, and its place in today’s culture.  The major prepares students for a world in which informed analysis of language and forceful writing continue to be crucial.