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 1, 2017
Thomson Guster, Erik-John Fuhrer, Ingabirano Nintunze, and Grace Polleys.
Thomson Guster is a fiction writer, or he might be fiction, or he might be a clone of a fiction writer. We aren’t sure yet.
Ingabirano Nintunze writes of werewolves and witches, of angels and gods, of measly human beings, but perhaps Ingabriano doesn’t write at all. Perhaps, she tells of prophecies.…
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Gregory Howard will read Wednesday, March 8, 2017, at Hammes Campus Bookstore on Notre Dame. The reading begins at 7 PM. It is free and open to the public.
Gregory Howard teaches creative writing, contemporary literature, and film studies at the University of Maine. His first novel Hospice…
Thursday, March 9, 2017
Barry Lopez was born in 1945 in Port Chester, New York. He grew up in Southern California and New York City and attended college in the Midwest before moving to Oregon, where he has lived since 1968. He is an essayist, author, and short-story writer, and has traveled extensively in remote and populated parts of the world.
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Hilary Plum is the author of the work of nonfiction Watchfires (Rescue Press, 2016) and the novel They Dragged Them Through the Streets (FC2, 2013). Recent prose and criticism has appeared in Full Stop, Bookforum, the Seneca Review, Poetry Northwest, the Massachusetts Review…
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
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?…