Student & Faculty Resources


Graduate Student Handbook - The 2017-18 handbook is available upon request from the Graduate Administrator, Alissa Doroh, at


English Literature Databases

  • Eighteenth century drama: censorship, society and the stage, which features the John Larpent Collection from the Huntington and a searchable version of The London Stage 1729-1800, an exhaustive directory of stage performances.
  • The library is also running a trial of "Shakespeare in Performance: Prompt Books from the Folger Shakespeare Library."  Link is available on the "Electronic Resource Trials" page here:


Exams and Proposal Defenses

Exam lists 

  • Old English

  • Middle English

  • Renaissance

  • 18th Century

  • Nineteenth-Century British

  • American: Before 1820, 1820-1880, 1880-1945, Post 1945

  • Twentieth Century British and Irish: 1895-1939, 1939-Present

Exam lists will be distributed to English Ph.D. students upon entry into the program by Graduate Coordinator, Alissa Doroh.