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humanities

Spotlighting South Korean cinema

UCI professor who studies the films of his homeland finds a fan in Martin Scorsese.

Ryan Sharpe

Playing the pain away

Alumnus Ryan Sharpe helps hospitalized kids cope via video games.

James Zwerneman

Writing his story

UCI awards first Henfield prize for fiction writing to M.F.A. student James Zwerneman.

Summer Reading books in sand

Summer syllabus

Summer’s here, and the reading’s easy. So stash the dry textbooks, research tomes and heavier literary works that pile up on the nightstand during the academic year. The latest by David Sedaris? Got it right here with the sunscreen. No. 17 in Janet Evanovich’s epic Stephanie Plum series? It’s in the beach bag. (Hey, don’t […]

Literary Orange Graphic signed by participating authors

Literary Orange to draw book lovers to UCI

Fifth annual event will celebrate reading, writing with talks, signings by acclaimed authors.

Ngugi wa Thiong'o

For prolific African author, the stories never end

His name is pronounced “Googy,” and in his native African tongue, it means “work.” It’s fitting, because prolific author Ngugi wa Thiong’o has worked hard his entire life, turning out books, plays and newspaper columns that have made his unusual name known the world over. Now in his 70s, Ngugi could be forgiven for slowing down the […]

Miles Corwin

Life sentence

After 20 years as an L.A.Times crime reporter, author and literary journalism professor, Miles Corwin crosses over into fiction in “Kind of Blue.”

Julia Reinhard Lupton

Shaking up Shakespeare

From drama to design, English professor Julia Reinhard Lupton thrives on innovation and collaboration.

UCI’s first Rhodes scholar

Much-lauded Megan C. Braun ’10 will study international relations at University of Oxford.

A Holocaust childhood

Almost 20 years ago, Ruth Kluger wrote an account of her remarkable wartime experiences to share with a few friends. Today, her story of growing up Jewish during the Holocaust continues to resonate with countless people worldwide. “I wanted to present as honestly as possible what I remembered of that period — what people might […]