Upcoming Events

Friday, March 24, 2017

American Area Seminar: Jarvis McInnis


Location: 106 O'Shaughnessy Hall

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.…

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

1st Year MFA Candidates' Reading


Location: Andrews Auditorium, Geddes Hall

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.…

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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Amitav Ghosh


Location: Jordan Auditorium in Mendoza College of Business

War, Race and Empire in the Anthropocene: Some Occluded Aspects of Climate Change


Amitav Ghosh

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?…

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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Wham! Bam! Poetry Slam!


Location: Snite Museum Auditorium

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!

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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

1st Year MFA Candidates' Reading


Location: 117 DeBartolo

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.…

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Current Trends in Anglo-Saxon Studies


Location: Medieval Institute Reading Room

"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…

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Panel Presentation: Current Trends in Anglo-Saxon Studies


Location: Medieval Institute Reading Room (715 Hesburgh Library)

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

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Rigoberto González


Location: Hesburgh Center for International Studies Auditorium

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.



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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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