The Department of English, with the support of the Subir and Malini Chowdhury Foundation and in collaboration with Kenyon College and the Kenyon Review, will award the $20,000 prize during a gala at USC on April 21. [5¾ min read]
USC Dornsife faculty members and 40 other experts from diverse fields produce a report on commemorating triumphant and tragic moments in L.A.’s history. [4½ min read]
‘Air/Light’ is a free, online publication featuring exciting new writing from a California perspective in a wide range of narrative and multimedia formats — including video games. [4 min read]
Los Angeles is the undisputed capital of noir. USC Dornsife faculty explore why the sunshine city inspired so much darkness.
A day of speakers, film and photography on Nov. 11 will explore our relationship with the underworlds of Los Angeles past, present and future — real, imagined and metaphorical.
How do writers bring their creative vision to the page? Five of USC Dornsife’s leading authors, writing across genres of fiction, poetry, memoir, criticism and narrative nonfiction, unlock the mystery.
Hailed as a sci-fi capital, Los Angeles has long served as an inspiration and backdrop for some of the best science fiction ever produced in literature or film. A conference organized by William Deverell of history and David Ulin of English explores the city’s profound and complex relationship with the genre.
Percival Everett, Vanessa Schwartz and David Ulin receive Guggenheim Fellowships for 2015 to pursue their research and literary projects.
USC Dornsife’s William Deverell and David Ulin spearhead “Writing from California,” a two-part program held in Los Angeles and San Francisco sponsored by The Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West (ICW).