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English professor wins ACLS fellowship to study medieval marginalia

Author: Brian Wallheimer

Kathryn Kerby-Fulton

Kathryn Kerby-Fulton studies medieval texts, many of them on sheepskins and fragile after hundreds of years in conditions not always suited for preservation. The Notre Dame Professor of English studies the margins of these medieval texts, which contain thoughts scrawled by some of the brightest minds of the time. They are a layer of interaction and understanding that Kerby-Fulton will spend the next year studying, supported by a fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies. 

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Upcoming Events

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Lecture: Ernest Morrell


Location: Morris Inn Ballroom Salon A

The Department of english and the Department of Africana Studies are pleased to announce a lecture by Ernest Morrell, "On Literatures, Literacies, and Liberation: The Discourse of English," Tuesday, October 25, at 5:00 pm in the Morris Inn Ballroom Salon A. A reception will follow.

Ernest Morrell is the Macy Professor of English Education and Director of the Institute for Urban and Minority Education at Teachers College, Columbia University. He received his PhD from the University of California, Berkeley. Morrell’s scholarship focuses on how to provide youth the skills they need to succeed academically and function more powerfully as citizens in a multicultural democracy. Morrell is the author of Becoming Critical Researchers: Literacy and Empowerment for Urban Youth

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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

SENS: Sara Maurer


Location: 119 O'Shaughnessy Hall

The Seminar in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-century Studies (SENS) in the Department of English is pleased to announce its third presentation of the semester, "Repetitive Reading," by Sara Maurer, Associate Professor, Department of English.Please join us for the talk on Wednesday, October 26 at 5:00 pm in 119 O'Shaughnessy Hall, with discussion and conviviality to follow.…

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Friday, October 28, 2016

American Area Seminar: Kerry Larson


Location: TBD

Amsem Klarson

The next meeting of the American Area Seminar will feature Kerry Larson of the University of Michigan on "The Hidden Prospect of Early American Poetry."

Using the so-called prospect or progress poem as a point of departure, this talk explores the verse written in the United States in the late 18th Century from the standpoint of its commitment to the concept of civilization. It asks what it would mean to take this commitment seriously as an aesthetic resource and suggests that our discomfort with the concept of civilization as such blocks our ability to understand the aims and interests of this body of verse. It concludes by considering some of the ways in which early American poetry did, after all, establish some important precedents for poets of subsequent generations.…

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Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Lily Hoang


Location: Hammes Campus Bookstore

Lily Hoang is the author of five books, including A Bestiary (winner of the inaugural Cleveland State University Poetry Center’s Nonfiction Contest) and Changing (recipient of a PEN Open Books Award). With Joshua Marie Wilkinson, she edited the anthologyThe Force of What’s Possible: Writers on Accessibility and the Avant-Garde

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