Upcoming Events

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Lecture: Allan Hepburn


Location: 118 O'Shaughnessy Hall

Allan Hepburn: "The Novel and the Parish: Barbara Pym’s Parochialisms"

Allan Hepburn is James McGill Professor of Twentieth-Century Literature at McGill University. He is the author of Intrigue: Espionage and Culture and Enchanted Objects: Visual Art in Contemporary Literature. In addition to two essay collections—one about inheritance and narrative fiction, the other about citizenship and rights in twentieth-century novels—he has edited four volumes of archival and little-known works by Elizabeth Bowen. He co-edits the “Oxford Mid-Century Series” at Oxford University Press.…

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Sunday, April 30, 2017

MFA Thesis Reading


Location: Eck Center Auditorium

Second year students of the Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Writing at the University of Notre Dame will be reading five-minute selections from their final theses on Sunday April 30th, 2017 at 3:00 PM in the Eck Center Auditorium.

Zachary Anderson hails from Cheyenne, Wyoming. He received BA degrees in English and French from the University of Wyoming, and an MA in literature, writing a thesis on race and Beat Generation masculinities. His poetry projects are anxiety-ridden explorations of gender performance, late capitalism, constructions of wilderness, the rural, and the gothic.

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Thursday, May 4, 2017

English Undergraduate Honors Thesis Presentations


Location: 119 O'Shaughnessy Hall

This event will celebrate the 2017 English Honors Concentrators and each of the following students will be giving short presentations about their English Honors Theses.

Free Breakfast foods and beverages will be provided!


2017 English Concentrators:

Maggie Arriola

Katherine Baltes

Joe Cabrera

Dana Deradoorian…

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Undergraduate Creative Writing Concentrators Reading


Location: Hammes Bookstore

2017 Graduating Creative Writing Honors Concentrators will be reading selections from their thesis.

Writers include:

Dakota Connell-Ledwon: Dakota Connell-Ledwon’s addiction to stories began when she was a child. An immediate result was a particularly engrossing library book slipping out of her hands and into a toilet. A longer-term result has been Dakota’s persistent exploration of the art of storytelling. She has produced multiple short documentaries and has written for local and national news organizations, but she always finds herself returning to creative writing. Her thesis, “Empty Air,” explores connections between loss, humor, and the supernatural. …

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