Hot Off The Press! RipRap Journal #43 2021 Is Here!

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Rip Rap 42 Is Available Now!

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Welcome To Our New English MA Students!

On Wednesday, August 19, 2020, the English department hosted an orientation for our new MA students. Like everything these days, it was online, of course. Of the ca. 35 students admitted to the program, 28 were able to attend, introduce themselves, and ‘meet’ the faculty present. It was especially inspiring to hear all the books our students have been reading, from Wilkie Collins’s Woman in White to Colson Whitehead’s The Underground Railroad, from Zora Neale Hurston’s Barracoon to Cherrie Moraga’s Native Country of the Heart, from Madeline Miller’s Song of Achilles to Brandon Taylor’s Real Life. The new MA students also learned about curricular, extracurricular, and professional opportunities in the program. The English department is excited to welcome the new MA students!

Watermark 14 Has Arrived!

The 2020 Watermark Journal Edition #14 Has Arrived!

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CSULB’s MFA Creative Writing Program Celebrates 20 Years

CSULB’s MFA Creative Writing Program Celebrates 20 Years

Congratulations MFA Student Zara Raheem!

The English Department extends a warm congratulations to one of our MFA students, Zara Raheem, for the recent publishing of her novel The Marriage Clock. Zara has been teaching English and Creative Writing for the past nine years. She resides in Southern California and The Marriage Clock is her first novel.

In ‘The Marriage Clock,’ Long Beach author Zara Raheem explores clashing cultures, arranged marriage and falling in love

“Why English Majors are the Hot New Hires”

Here’s a great article on why English majors may be in high demand: