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Thursday, January 26, 2017

Ernest Sandeen Memorial Reading with Claudia Rankine & Solmaz Sharif

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Location: McKenna Hall Auditorium

Crandss

There is a Q&A with Claudia at 3:30 pm on January 26th in room 100-104 McKenna Hall--Everyone is welcome!

This biannual literary event commemorates our esteemed colleague, the poet, scholar and teacher, Ernest Sandeen. A distinguished senior poet is invited to give the reading and selects a younger poet to read alongside him or her, thus honoring both Ernest Sandeen’s accomplishment as a poet and his many decades of mentorship at the University of Notre Dame. In this spirit, Claudia Rankine

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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Kyle Muntz, Sparks Prize Winner 2016

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Location: Hammes Campus Bookstore

Muntz

Reading at the University of Notre Dame by the 2016 Sparks Prize Winner, Kyle Muntz

Kyle Muntz will read Wednesday, February 1, 2017, at Hammes Campus Bookstore on Notre Dame. The reading begins at 7:30 PM. It is free and open to the public.

Kyle Muntz is the author of five novels: Scary People

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Michael Collins Reading

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Location: Hammes Campus Bookstore

Collins 2

Michael Collins will read Wednesday, Feburary 22, 2017, at Hammes Campus Bookstore on Notre Dame. The reading begins at 7:00 PM. It is free and open to the public.

Michael Collins is the author of ten works of fiction. His work has been translated into seventeen languages. His novel The Keepers of Truth

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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

MFA 1st & 2nd Years Reading

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Location: Andrews Auditorium, Geddes Hall

Thomson Guster, Erik-John Fuhrer, Ingabirano Nintunze, and Grace Polleys.

Erik-John Fuhrer dominates the blank space with sickness and nightmares that morph into animals. Slanderous, his dog says.

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.…

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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Gregory Howard Reading

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Location: Hammes Campus Bookstore

Howard

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

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Thursday, March 9, 2017

Barry Lopez Lecture, "The Writer and Social Responsibility"

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Location: 101 Jordan Hall of Science

Blopez

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.

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Hilary Plum & Zach Savich Reading

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Location: Hammes Campus Bookstore

Savich Plum

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 StopBookforum, the Seneca ReviewPoetry Northwest, the Massachusetts Review

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Friday, March 24, 2017

American Area Seminar: Jarvis McInnis

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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

Religion & Literature Lecture: Hank Lazer

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Location: 100-104 McKenna Hall

Our lecturer this year is the celebrated American poetics scholar, poet and lyric theorist Hank Lazer, who will be speaking about one of Rowan Williams's most recent books,The Edge of Words: God and the Habits of Language (2014). This spring's lecture and workshop form part of an ongoing conversation which will continue next year when Williams himself (the former Archbishop of Canterbury and renowned theologian) will be our 2018 Religion & Literature

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1st Year MFA Candidates' Reading

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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

2017 Yusko Ward-Phillips Lecture: Amitav Ghosh

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Location: Jordan Auditorium, Mendoza College of Business

Amitav Ghosh

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.…

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Amitav Ghosh

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Location: Jordan Auditorium in Mendoza College of Business

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

Featuring

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

5th Annual Poetry Slam @the Snite

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Location: Snite Museum of Art

4th Annual Poetry Slam @the Snite

 

Slam17 Poster

An open mic session will kick the event off from 5 – 5:30 p.m., with the Slam starting at 5:00 p.m.

A poetry slam is a competitive event in which individual poets perform their work and are judged by random members of the audience. The rules for the competition are simple. Poems can be on any subject and in any style but must be original creations of the performers. Each poem must take less than three minutes to perform, and these performances may not use props, costumes, musical accompaniment, or memorization aids. Each poet will go through two rounds of performances. Judges are selected from the audience to rate each performed poem on the basis of the presentation of the poem and its content. In each of the two rounds of scoring, the highest and lowest of the judges’ scores are thrown out, and a tabulator calculates each contestant’s score. The third round consists of the top 5 scores (competitors) from round one and two.…

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Wham! Bam! Poetry Slam!

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Location: Snite Museum Auditorium

The 5th Annual WHAM! BAM! POETRY SLAM! will be held on Wednesday, April 5th, 2017 from 5:00–7:30 PM at the Snite Museum of Art.

A preliminary round was held on Sunday, March 5th, 2017 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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Friday, April 7, 2017

Thinking Poetically: A Symposium in Honor of Stephen Fredman

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Location: 210-214 McKenna Hall

You are invited to celebrate the acclaimed poetics scholarship of Professor Stephen Fredman at an event held in honor of his retirement: “Thinking Poetically.” The event will be held April 7, 2017, from 1:00 to 5:00 pm at the Notre Dame Conference Center at McKenna Hall (room 210-214), followed by a reception.

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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

1st Year MFA Candidates' Reading

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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

Panel Presentation: Current Trends in Anglo-Saxon Studies

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Location: Medieval Institute Reading Room (715 Hesburgh Library)

Jutish Brooch

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.

 

 

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Rigoberto González

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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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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Lecture: Allan Hepburn

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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

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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

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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

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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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Friday, May 26, 2017

Cultural Analytics Symposium

Location: Oak Room, South Dining Hall

Cultural Analytics 2017 is a two-day symposium devoted to new research in the fields of computational and data-intensive cultural studies. Combining methods and insights from computer science and the quantitative social sciences with questions central to the interpretive humanities, the event explores some of the most compelling contemporary interdisciplinary work in a rigorous, collegial environment.…

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Saturday, May 27, 2017

Cultural Analytics Symposium

Location: Oak Room, South Dining Hall

Cultural Analytics 2017 is a two-day symposium devoted to new research in the fields of computational and data-intensive cultural studies. Combining methods and insights from computer science and the quantitative social sciences with questions central to the interpretive humanities, the event explores some of the most compelling contemporary interdisciplinary work in a rigorous, collegial environment.…

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