About the Department
For more than a century, the Department of English and Comparative Literature has fostered a deep engagement with literature and language at San Diego State University. In our classrooms, students develop depth of perspective and critical acumen as they study the literatures of the world—from ancient times to the digital era—and prepare for careers in law, business, education, digital industries, writing, editing and publishing, and public service.
The department affirms San Diego State University’s Commitment to a diverse campus climate that promotes human dignity and mutual appreciation for each member of our community. Freedom from discrimination, harassment, and violence against persons or property is a basic right and is requisite for learning.
Parallel Paths Converge on Poetry Alumnus’ Journey
Brent Ameneyro works at the intersection of community and creativity
Brent Ameneyro is an active poet juggling a writers’ life while fully engaged in the poetry community. He graduated in spring 2022 with an MFA in Poetry, and in September received a Poetry Coalition Fellowship to work with the University of Notre Dame on Letras Latinas at the Institute for Latino Studies.
Living Writers' Series
Rick Barot will read from his most recent publications, including The Galleons.
MAY 2 & 4
Social Media Symposium
Join ENGL 503 students to see the amazing progress of their #kidlit #bookstagram, #booktube, and #booktok experts!.
Join us for readings from the 2023 MFA graduating students.
Matt de la Peña
“‘A Hundred Tiny Hands’: Slavery, Nanotechnology, and the Anthropocene in Midnight
“Disruptive Ruptures: The Necessity of Black/Girlhood Imaginary.”
Performances for the End of Time
Forgive the Body This Failure