College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences


Corley Awarded NEH Grant

January 03, 2018

Congratulations to Dr. Liam Corley for being awarded a $50,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (...

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Drs. Amàlia Llombart and Marta Albalá Pelegrín

The Spanish and Catalan Issue: Past and Present

November 08, 2017

On November 1st, Dr. Marta Albalá-Pelegrín and Dr. Amàlia Llombart presented a talk on &am...

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Dr. Brian Stone in Ireland

EFL Professor Brian Stone spends the summer researching in Ireland

October 15, 2017

Dr. Brian Stone recently returned from a summer research trip in Ireland, where he took up two visiting researcher fe...

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Undergraduate Sarah Gharibian Presents Her Research

September 29, 2017

Congratulations to English Education major Sarah Gharibian, who presented her research, “Employing Hip Hop ...

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Image of the cover of PVR 11: blue and brown muddled paint colors with 'PVR 11' written in white

Pomona Valley Review Issue 11 Released

July 28, 2017

Pomona Valley Review is pleased to announce the publication of PVR 11, available in a free PDF format. This online li...

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Borderlands, Spanglish & Afro-Dominicanness Event a Success

May 19, 2017

On Wednesday, May 10th, the poet and artist Josefina Báez and the scholar Sharina Maillo-Pozo brought to Cal...

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EFL Faculty Gives Talk on Bilingualism at CSUN

April 17, 2017

Dr. Amàlia Llombart gave an invited talk on Reframing Bilingual Experiences through the Formal Study of Bili...

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2017 Graduate Symposium Showcases M.A. Research

April 17, 2017

The EFL Department held its annual graduate symposium on Friday, April 14. Thirty-seven graduate students presented r...

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Flyer with information about the Ted Pugh Poetry Award

Ted Pugh Poetry Award

April 03, 2017

CPP students are invited to submit their best original poetry for the 2017 Ted Pugh Poetry Award. This award is prese...

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Flyer with information about the Lillian Wilds Shakespeare Scholarship

Lillian Wilds Shakespeare Scholarship

April 03, 2017

CPP students are invited to apply for the 2017 Lillian Wilds Shakespeare Scholarship. Applicants must have demonstrat...

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EFL Faculty Gives Harry Potter Talks

March 24, 2017

Dr. Melissa D. Aaron gave an invited lecture on Fantastic Beasts: Harry Potter and the Medieval Bestiary at the Dalla...

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Theresa Casey with her Outstanding Faculty Member in support of Student Athletes award

EFL Lecturer Theresa Casey honored by CPP Intercollegiate Athletics

March 02, 2017

During halftime of a Bronco basketball game on February 23, 2017, CPP Intercollegiate Athletics honored EFL lecturer ...

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EFL Student Presents Research at SCCUR Conference

December 08, 2016

On November 12, 2016, Spanish BA student Montserrat González presented her research at the Southern Californ...

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EFL Faculty Awarded Fulbright-Hays Grant

November 23, 2016

Dr. Faiza Shereen (English and Foreign Languages) and Dr. Mahmood Ibrahim (History) have been awarded a prestigious F...

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Brian Stone

EFL Welcomes New Faculty Member Brian Stone

September 28, 2016

This September, Brian Stone joined our department as Assistant Professor of Rhetoric and Composition. Specializing in...

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Liam Corley

Welcome back, Liam Corley

September 28, 2016

Liam Corley joined the department in 2005, but many students might not recognize him. That's because, for the past th...

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Creative Activities & Research Symposium 2016 cover image

EFL Students & Faulty Present at the Creative Activities & Research Symposium

August 19, 2016

Even though classes wouldn't start for over a month, students, faculty, staff, administration, and guests gathered in...

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Dr. Liam Corley

Liam Corley Participates in National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute

July 29, 2016

Dr. Liam Corley has been busy: he spent three weeks this summer at the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Su...

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Chinese Student Association logo

Chinese Student Association Named Best New Club for 2016

June 01, 2016

On Tuesday, May 31, the Chinese Student Association (CSA) won the Best New Student Organization awa...

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14th century depiction of 12th century German poet and musician Heinrich von Rugge riding a horse. The image is in the public domain and can be accessed at

2016 Department Awards Reception

May 31, 2016

On May 24, the EFL Department held its annual awards reception in Ursa Minor. Congratulations to this year's awardees...

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Spanish Major Violeta Villagomez at CSU Bakersfield

EFL Student Represents CPP at CSU Research Conference

May 25, 2016

Spanish Major Violeta Villagomez has had a startling research career this year. In November she presented at the Sout...

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Stan Cook

In Memoriam: Professor Emeritus Stanley J. Cook

May 16, 2016

Professor Stan Cook, who served Cal Poly Pomona from 1969 to 1998, died at his home on April 30, 2016. Much-loved by ...

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EFL faculty member Susannah Rodriguez Drissi with other panelists

Jose Marti in the 21st Century

May 04, 2016

How is a nineteenth-century poet who helped pave the way for Cuba's independence still relevant today, amidst thawing...

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Romantic Ecocriticism Book Cover

Romantic Ecocriticism, New Book by English Professor Dewey Hall

May 01, 2016

English Professor Dewey Hall has a new edited volume of essays out, Romantic Ecocriticism: Origins and Legacies, publ...

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Students Mecir Ureta, Violeta Villagómez and Karla Ayala with Dr. Marta Albalá Pelegrín

EFL Students Present at Southern California Conference for Undergraduate Research (SCCUR)

February 16, 2016

EFL students made an impressive showing at the 2015 SCCUR, held November 21st, at Harvey Mudd College. Six EFL studen...

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Kristin Prins

EFL Welcomes New Faculty Member Kristin Prins

October 27, 2015

This September, Kristin Prins joined our department as Assistant Professor of Rhetoric and Composition. Specializing ...

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Spanish senior Cynthia Cea

EFL student presents her research at AATSP conference

May 11, 2015

On April 25, 2015, senior Cynthia Cea (Spanish) presented her research at the Spring conference of the AATSP-SoCal (A...

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Poster Presentation

2015 Graduate Symposium Showcases M.A. Research

April 24, 2015

On Friday April 17, the EFL Department held its annual graduate symposium.  Twenty-three graduate students p...

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Marta Albalá Pelegrín

EFL Prof. Marta Albalá Pelegrín selected as an NEH Summer Scholar

April 23, 2015

EFL Assistant Professor Marta Albalá Pelegrín has been selected as an NEH Summer Scholar in the 201...

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Dr. Daan Pan lectures

Dr. Daan Pan Invited to Lecture on the Chinese Poetics of Wine

April 18, 2015

March 26, 2015. Dr. Daan Pan of EFL was among the guest speakers at a multidisciplinary symposium entitled &#8220...

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ENG 552 Students at Huntington Library

English Graduate Students at Huntington Rare Book Talk

March 14, 2015

On February 19, 2015, graduate students from English 552 Victorian Minds taught by Professor Dewey Hall attended a cu...

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Spanish students Violeta Villagomez and Michelle Lopez with their poster

EFL Students Present at CPP Student Research Conference

March 06, 2015

EFL students were stars at the 2015 Student Research Conference. Seniors Michelle López and Violeta Villagom...

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CPP Lion Dance Group award by the County of Los Angeles

CPP Lion Dance Group Awarded Special Commendation

February 24, 2015

February 24, 2015. Students from the Cal Poly Pomona Lion Dance Group were awarded a special commendation by the Coun...

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Students in the Early Modern Spanish Literature class with curator Stephen Tabor, and a copy of Ibarra's Quixote.

Spanish Students Unravel the Mysteries of Early Modern Book Production in a Visit to the Huntington Library

February 20, 2015

February 20, 2015. The Huntington Library opened its doors to students of Spanish 454, Early Modern Spanish Literatur...

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Dr. Alison Baker

Alison Baker Marks Provost's Award with Speech

February 19, 2015

February 19, 2015. EFL Professor Alison Baker, winner of the 2014 Provost's Award for Excelence in Teaching, was a fe...

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Pomona Valley Review book cover

Pomona Valley Review Now Accepting Submissions

February 02, 2015

Pomona Valley Review is an online literary journal that receives submissions from numerous countries, universities, a...

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English Lecturer Kristy Hodson

Course Prepares Students for Summer Work as English Tutors

January 31, 2015

Spring Quarter 2015: ENG 209-01 (#34710/ T/TH, 3-4:50 PM)—Practicum in Tutoring English is a hybrid course ...

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Melissa Aaron in wizard's robe

Harry Potter Class Has Students Spellbound as GE Course

December 10, 2014

December 10, 2014. Article by Melanie Johnson for PolyCentric. Harry Potter has the magic touch for Cal Poly...

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Marta Albala

EFL Welcomes New Spanish Professor Marta Albalá Pelegrín

October 01, 2014

October 2014. Marta Albalá Pelegrín joins the department beginning in Fall 2014 as an Assistant Pro...

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Dewey Hall book cover

Book by English Professor Dewey Hall Released

October 01, 2014

October 2014. In his study of Romantic naturalists and early environmentalists, Dewey W. Hall asserts that William Wo...

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Alison Baker

Alison Baker Wins Provost's Award for Excellence

May 01, 2014

John Duval/May 2014. The Office of the Provost announced that the winner of the 2014 Provost’s Award for Ex...

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Visiting Assistant Professor Berton Emerson

New Visiting Assistant Professor of Early and Nineteenth Century American Lit

September 01, 2013

Berton Emerson/September 2013. In 2013-2014, Dr. Berton Emerson will be joining the EFL faculty. Emerson's research i...

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Students tutoring

Tutoring Course Provides Students Experience, Employment

September 01, 2013

Kristy Hodson/September 2013. The EFL department is pleased to announce an exciting new opportunity for students to g...

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English Professor Liam Corley

Dr. Liam Corley Takes 2nd Place in Poetry Competition

June 04, 2013

June 4, 2013. English Associate Professor Liam Corley has taken second place in an international poetry competition f...

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EFL students at Huntington Library

Graduate Students View Rare Books at Huntington Library

November 19, 2012

November 19, 2012. English Professor Dewey Hall and 13 graduate students were treated to a private presentation of ra...

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Edward Rocklin's Book

Dr. Edward Rocklin Publishes Romeo and Juliet Book

December 01, 2010

December 2010. In 1624, Oxford University installed a copy of the First Folio of Shakespeare's plays in the Bodleian ...

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