Laura Knoppers, a professor in Notre Dame’s Department of English, has been named the Honored Scholar of the Year for 2016 by the Milton Society of America. Recognizing lifetime achievement in the field of Milton studies, the award places Knoppers among an elite group of the world’s top Miltonists.
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Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Our lecturer this year is the celebrated American poetics scholar, poet and lyric theorist Hank Lazer, who will be speaking about one of Rowan Williams's most recent books,The Edge of Words: God and the Habits of Language (2014). This spring's lecture and workshop form part of an ongoing conversation which will continue next year when Williams himself (the former Archbishop of Canterbury and renowned theologian) will be our 2018 Religion & Literature…
Abigail Burns pursues punching prose profusely perpetuating powerful people.
Madison McCartha finds the insidious in the whimsical, a voice that is jeering yet insecure, the duplicity of the bully and the trickster.
Daniel Tharp’s prose has been described as sociopathic, yet realistic. Its good authorial intent is never considered by scholars.…
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
The English Department is pleased to announce the 2017 Yusko Ward-Phillips Lecture, "War, Race, and Empire in the Anthropocene: Some Occluded Aspects of Climate Change," by acclaimed Indian novelist Amitav Ghosh. Amitav Ghosh will speak at 4:00 pm Tuesday, April 4, in the Jordan Auditorium of the Mendoza College of Business. The 2017 Yusko Ward-Phillips Lecture is presented jointly as the 23rd Hesburgh Lecture in Ethics and Public Policy for the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies. This event is free and open to the public.…
War, Race and Empire in the Anthropocene: Some Occluded Aspects of Climate Change
Acclaimed Indian novelist
The fact that the discussion of climate change has largely been centered in Western universities has skewed the discourse in certain directions. Since much of it is produced by scientists, engineers and economists the subject has widely come to be conceptualized as essentially an economic problem which can be dealt with through technological and technocratic fixes. Those who take a more political approach, like Naomi Klein and George Monbiot, also conceive of the issue in economic terms, framing it in relation to capitalism or neo-liberalism. These frameworks tend to exclude many of the overarching cultural, political, geographical and historical contexts of global warming. This talk poses the question: what other frameworks could be relevant to this subject?…
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
The 5th Annual WHAM! BAM! POETRY SLAM! will be held on Wednesday, April 5th, 2017 from 5:00–7:00 PM at the Snite Museum of Art.
A preliminary round will be held on Sunday, March 5th, 2017, beginning at 2:00 PM.
The WHAM! BAM! POETRY SLAM! is a poetry competition at the University of Notre Dame that, although relatively young, was instantly a classic from its onset, among both locals and people from across the U.S. The talent, the emotion and the artistry can only be paralleled with the congenial yet competitive atmosphere that is unique to the WHAM! BAM! POETRY SLAM!…