Arts & Humanities

Chancellor's Professor of English, Education, and Gender & Sexuality Studies.School of Humanities Jonathan Alexander.

A new ‘Wrinkle’

Time is right for Disney adaptation of young adult sci-fi classic, says UCI English professor

A woman of many worlds

Multicultural, first-gen doctoral student strives to reconcile academia and the creative arts

Assistant professor of English wins book prize

Annie McClanahan, assistant professor of English, has received the 2017 Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present book prize. Dead Pledges: Debt, Crisis & Twenty-First-Century Culture (Stanford University Press, 2016) explores the ways that U.S. culture — from novels and poems to photojournalism and horror movies — has responded to the financial […]

Illuminating the power of the arts

Chancellor’s initiative celebrates third anniversary, brings authors to campus

UCI receives endowment for Elahé Omidyar Mir-Djalali presidential chair in art history and archaeology of ancient Iran

Holder will collaborate with Jordan Center for Persian Studies & Culture

Family’s collection of nearly 600 books is donated to UCI’s Armenian Studies Program

Community member Elma Hovanessian has donated nearly 600 books to UCI in honor of her late husband, Seboo Hovanessian, and to support the campus’s Armenian Studies Program. The Armenian-language and Armenian-related English collection spans a range of topics – from art and architecture to history, literature, theater, music and philosophy – and will be housed in Langson […]

UCI’s Aglaya Glebova wins Berlin Prize, will research Soviet avant-garde artists

Aglaya Glebova, assistant professor of art history and film & media studies, has received a Berlin Prize fellowship to study Soviet avant-garde artists. The award is bestowed annually by the American Academy in Berlin on U.S. scholars, writers, composers and artists who represent the highest standards of excellence in their fields. Glebova will examine five […]

Associate professor of film & media studies wins Fulbright grant to research book in Philippines

Felicidad “Bliss” Cua Lim, associate professor of film & media studies, has been awarded a prestigious Fulbright grant to conduct research in the Philippines for her book on the dismal state of the nation’s film archive. “Philippine cinema’s archival situation is precarious,” Lim said. “Since local production began in the early 1900s, only 37 percent of […]

UCI is 30th in granting arts, humanities Ph.D.s

UCI is No. 30 among the top 50 universities in the country for awarding Ph.D.s in the arts and humanities, according to a recent analysis by The Chronicle of Higher Education. For the 2014-15 academic year, UCI conferred 51 doctoral degrees in humanities and two in the arts. “For decades now, we have been a primary international destination for the […]

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My Favorite Read

Looking for some additions to your summer reading list? For this special literary issue, UCI Magazine asked several well-read Anteaters to tell us about their most-cherished titles. Megan ColeEditor-in-chief, New University What is your favorite book?Slouching Towards Bethlehem, by Joan Didion Why?Joan Didion’s writing style is completely inimitable, but she’s always great to read for inspiration. I go […]