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November 25, 2021
UC Merced recently spotlighted the accomplishments of Cat Flores, a senior English major who is using her literary and writing skills to make waves in the music industry, as a rep for Grammy U, songwriter, and recording artist. She has also conducted research on music's role in...
July 24, 2021
In this fascinating disucssion with Dr. Randall Martin and Rebecca Salazar, Sofia ('22) talks about approaching theatre and the outdoors as a woman of color, and about her experiences starring in Shakespeare in Yosemite's Imogen in the Wild. 
June 7, 2021
English majors are making waves with their cutting edge research, fulfiling UC Merced's promise of granting access to undergradauate student researchers. Read more about these programs here. Savie Luce ('21) graduated with High Honors in the English program after completing...
June 7, 2021
Globe 4 Globe: Shakespeare and the Climate Emergency is a major international conference looking at the relationships between William Shakespeare's works and the current climate crisis. UC Merced co-hosted the virtual event with the world-famous Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in...
March 1, 2021
The project, co-created by UC Merced English majors Cat Flores and Maria Nguyen-Cruz with UC Merced GASP major Angel Nuñez, UC Merced English lecturer Billy Wolfgang, and Merced Shakespearefest, was featured in this article, and highlighted in an international news story on Axios about the...
December 19, 2020
In fall 2020, Dr. Bristin Jones's Nature Writing and the Environment wrote and performed an original Zoom play, The House Off Olive Avenue: Quarantine Voices in the San Joaquín Valley. The students read Cherríe Moraga’s play Heroes and Saints, and were inspired by...
July 13, 2020
Five new colleagues are joining the UC Merced department of Literatures, Languages, and Cultures in 2020 and 2021, and will teach classes in English, Chicanx Studies, the Global Arts Studies Program, and CRES, as well as the Interdiscplinary Humanities Graduates Program. They are...
June 2, 2020
The English faculty at UC Merced unequivocally assert that Black Lives Matter, and we denounce racism in all its forms. We mourn the deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Aubery, Breonna Taylor, and the countless others whose lives have been cut short by police brutality. We stand in solidarity with...
May 21, 2020
When sophomore UC Merced English major Serena Johnson was assigned a creative project for her Advanced Shakespeare class in Spring 2020, she knew immediately what she wanted to do. The result, "7 Rings (Hamlet Remix)" is a brilliant tribute that fans of Ariana and the Bard...

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