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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

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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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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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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