The year's final meeting of the American Area Seminar, will be held Friday, March 24, from 12:15-1:45 in 106 O'Shaughnessy Hall. Jarvis McInnis will be speaking on "Plantation Futures: Marcus Garvey, Booker T. Washington, and the Literary Economies of the Global Black South."
While it is well known that Marcus Garvey was committed to the industrial and commercial development of the black world, scholars have paid less attention to the significance of agriculture, and particularly the plantation, within his project. Inspired by Booker T. Washington’s uplift philosophy and the United Fruit Company’s vast fruit plantations, Garvey envisioned linking black-owned plantations in the Caribbean and Africa with factories in the US as the basis for establishing a global black cooperative. Drawing on scholarship in Caribbean Studies that establishes the plantation as a site of domination on the one hand, and the genesis of black modernity on the other, this paper will explore what it means that Garvey imagined a black agrarian and industrial future that left the plantation intact.…
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.…
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?…
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!…
Moonseok Choi’s poetry considers the tattered world, and asks, “Where do I stand? Where should I go?” Probably to snuggle his poodle back at Korea.
If placed on a map of the universe, Daniel Uncapher’s fiction could be triangulated somewhere between Yoknapatawpha County, Jupiter’s third ring, and Prague-Žižkov; however, if you are looking for Daniel, he is right here at Notre Dame.…
"Current Trends in Anglo-Saxon Studies"
a panel discussion by
Drew Jones (Ohio State University)
Leslie Lockett (Ohio State University, NDIAS Fellow, Notre Dame PhD 2004)
Hal Momma (New York University, NDIAS Fellow)
Medieval Institute Reading Room, April 18, 3 PM
Reception to follow
Sponsored by the Medieval Institute and the Department of English…
Join distinguished Anglo-Saxonists Hal Momma, Leslie Lockett, and Drew Jones for a talk on current trends in Anglo-Saxon studies. There will be plenty of time for Q&A. A reception with light refreshments will follow.
Originally published at medieval.nd.edu…
There will be a pre-reading reception at 6:15 PM at 204 McKenna Hall, West Lounge, McKenna in the area where the ILS/Julian Zamora Library is located.
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.…