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Friday, January 19, 2018

Professors Pick: Mark Sanders on Carrie Mae Weems

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Location: Snite Museum of Art

Join Professor Mark Sanders of English and Africana Studies for a discussion of Carrie Mae Weems’ 2014 print Untitled (Listening Devices). After the discussion, continue the conversation over lunch from Jimmy Johns in the atrium. 

The Professors Pick series is sponsored by the Snite Museum Student Advisory Group to bring students, faculty, art, and ideas together. This session in the series is organized in conjunction with Walk the Walk Week. …

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American Area Seminar: Aleksandra Hernandez

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Location: 242 O'Shaughnessy Hall

The first meeting of the 2018 American Area Seminar will take place on Friday, January 19, from noon to 1:00 pm in 242 O'Shaughnessy Hall.

Aleksandra Hernandez will give a talk titled "Wild or Domestic? Jack London's Sensuous Animality by Stream and Virtual Animality by Fire."

"Is there such a thing as animal imagination? And how might its nature change from a condition of wildness to the condition of domestication? American naturalist writer Jack London suggests an answer to these questions in his imaginative forays into the inner world of dogs. Writing alongside women advocates for animal welfare and the so-called nature fakers who believed in the reality of animal emotion and reason, London thinks about the imagination from a Darwinian perspective in Call of the Wild

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Thursday, January 25, 2018

SENS: Anna Kornbluh

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Location: 119 O'Shaughnessy Hall

The Seminar in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-century Studies (SENS) in the Department of English is pleased to announce its first presentation of the semester, "Realism Redux: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and the Symbolic Logic of Social Space," by Anna Kornbluh, University of Illinois at Chicago. Please join us for the talk on Thursday, January 25, at 5:00 pm in 119 O'Shaughnessy Hall, with discussion and conviviality to follow.…

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Wednesday, January 31, 2018

1st Year MFA Reading

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Location: Geddes Hall Cafe

This is the first reading of MFA candidates from the class of 2019; all three readers kicking off the semester’s MFA reading series are fiction writers.

They’ll be reading at Geddes Hall Coffe Shop at 7:30 PM on January 31.

Jake McCabe: Jake McCabe is from Chicago and holds a BFA from Pratt Institute, where he worked as a creative writing teacher at Pratt’s “Saturday Art School” program, as well as editor of Ubiquitous. His collection Chicago Stories was a finalist for Pratt’s undergraduate thesis award. When not in South Bend, he spends his time between Chicago and New York City.

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Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Lecture: Jessica Brantley

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Location: Salon A, Morris Inn

Jessica Brantley of Yale University will present the lecture "Lydgate’s Kalendare and the Forms of the Hours” at 4:00 pm, Wednesday, February 7, at Salon A in the Morris Inn Ballroom. A reception will follow the lecture. Professor Brantley's lecture is co-sponsored by the Medieval Institute and the Department of English.…

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Friday, February 9, 2018

Kevin Barry Reading

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Location: 1050 Jenkins Nanovic Hall

Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish studies brings Irish writer Kevin Barry is the author of the novels Beatlebone and City Of Bohane as well as the story collections Dark Lies The Island and There Are Little Kingdoms. His awards include the Author’s Club First Novel Award and the prestigious IMPAC Dublin City Literary Award for City of Bohane,

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Recruitment Day Area Seminars

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Location: O'Shaughnessy Hall

As part of this year's Recruitment Day, Friday, February 9, all our area seminars will meet at 4:00 pm in concurrent sessions on the first floor of O'Shaughnessy Hall:
 
Medieval
Mimi Ensley, "Memory, History, and a Chaucerian Richard Coeur de Lion."
116 O'Shaughnessy
 
Early Modern
TBD
117 O'Shaughnessy Hall
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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Tom Miller & NoNieqa Ramos Reading

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Location: Hammes Campus Bookstore

A thrilling debut from ER doctor turned novelist Tom Miller, The Philosopher’s Flight is an epic historical fantasy set in a World-War-I-era America where magic and science have blended into a single extraordinary art. “Like his characters, Tom Miller casts a spell.” (Matthew Pearl, author of The Dante Club 

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Thursday, February 22, 2018

American Area Seminar: Maria Josefina Saldaña

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Location: 242 O'Shaughnessy Hall

The third meeting of the 2018 American Area Seminar will take place on Friday, February 22, from 4:00 to 5:00 pm in 242 O'Shaughnessy Hall.

Featuring Maria Josefina Saldaña of New York University

The Notre Dame American Area Seminar is a collective of faculty and graduate students from English and affiliated departments meeting monthly to discuss the most exciting new work in the field. For more information, contact Matt Wilkens (mwilkens@nd.edu

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Monday, February 26, 2018

Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi Reading

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Location: Hammes Campus Bookstore

Azareen Van Der Vliet Oloomi is the author of the critically acclaimed novel Fra Keeler (Dorothy, a publishing project). She is the winner of 2015 Whiting Writers’ Award for “early accomplishment and the promise of great work to come,” a National Book Foundation “5 Under 35” honoree, the recipient of a MacDowell Fellowship, a Fulbright Fellowship in Fiction to Catalonia, Spain, and a Fellowship from the Institució de les Lletres Catalanes in Barcelona. Her work has appeared in or is forthcoming from GRANTA, BOMB, The Los Angeles Review of Books Quarterly Journal, Paris Review Daily, Guernica, The Believer, The Brooklyn Rail, Words Without Borders,

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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

CANCELLED — Robert Gibb, 2017 Sandeen Prize Winner, Reading

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Location: Hammes Campus Bookstore

Robert Gibb was born in the steel town of Homestead, Pennsylvania. He is the author of eleven books of poetry, including The Origins of Evening, which was a National Poetry Series winner. He has received numerous awards, including two National Endowment for the Arts grants, seven Pennsylvania Council on the Arts grants, a Best American Poetry Prize, a Pushcart Prize, and The Marsh Hawk Poetry Prize, among others. He lives on New Homestead Hill above the Monongahela River.

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Thursday, March 1, 2018

SENS: Trish Bredar

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Location: 119 O'Shaughnessy Hall

The Seminar in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-century Studies (SENS) in the Department of English is pleased to announce its third presentation of the semester, "Wild Wanderings: Gender and Pedestrian Travel in Charlotte Smith's Elegiac Sonnets," by Trish Bredar, Department of English. Please join us for the talk on Thursday, March 1, at 5:00 pm in 119 O'Shaughnessy Hall, with discussion and conviviality to follow.…

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Monday, March 19, 2018

Lawrence Principe: Alchemical Lecture & Demo

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Location: 101 Jordan Science Hall

Professor Lawrence Principe
“Alchemy, with a Demonstration of Alchemical Practices”

Monday, March 19, 2018
3:30-4:30 Jordan Science Hall 101

Lawrence Principe is Drew Professor of the Humanities, Department of the History of Science and Technology and Department of Chemistry, at Johns Hopkins University. Professor Principe is also Director of the Singleton Center for the Study of Premodern Europe. Professor Principe, author of The Secrets of Alchemy

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Thursday, March 22, 2018

Teju Cole Reading

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Location: Eck Center Auditorium

Teju Cole is a writer, art historian, and photographer. He is the Distinguished Writer in Residence at Bard College and photography critic of the New York Times Magazine. He was born in the US in 1975 to Nigerian parents, and raised in Nigeria. He currently lives in Brooklyn. He is the author of four books.

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Friday, March 23, 2018

Conference: Education, Literacy, Community, and Citizenship

Location: Eck Visitors Center

Join us for free, interactive, community centered one day conference honoring the career contributions of Dr. Stuart Greene, Friday, March 23, 8:00 am to 6:30 pm. Together we will explore the intersections of education, multiple literacies, and democracy with the hope of inspiring, connecting, and sharing with others in our community.…

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American Area Seminar: Margaret McMillan

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Location: 210 DeBartolo Hall

The third meeting of the 2018 American Area Seminar will take place on Friday, February 23, from noon to 1:00 pm in 210 DeBartolo Hall.

Margaret McMillan will present her work in progress, "Hawaii's Story by Hawaii's Queen: Lili’uokalani’s Lament and Incorporating Hawaiian Voices in the Classroom." Margaret's presentation will be somewhat shorter than most, followed by what we hope will be a robust discussion with the audience concerning methodological approaches to writing and speaking about Hawaiian authors.

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Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Natasha Trethewey

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Location: McKenna Hall Auditorium

At 5 PM Meet The Speaker, McKenna Hall room 106

6 PM reading, McKenna Hall Auditorium

7 PM book signing McKenna Hall

Natasha Trethewey was born in Gulfport, Mississippi, the daughter of poet, professor, and Canadian emigrant Eric Trethewey and social worker Gwendolyn Ann Turnbough. The daughter of a mixed-race marriage, Trethewey experienced her parents’ divorce when she was six. She subsequently spent time in Atlanta, Georgia, with her mother and in New Orleans, Louisiana, with her father. Encouraged to read as a child, Trethewey studied English at the University of Georgia, earned an MA in English and creative writing from Hollins University, and received an MFA in poetry from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. 

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Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Edwin Torres and Felicia Zamora — Andrés Montoya Poetry Prize Reading

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Location: 210 McKenna Hall

There will be a reception at 6:15 PM in McKenna Hall.

 

Edwin Torres’ many books include Ameriscopia (University of Arizona Press), In the Function of External Circumstances (Nightboat Books), The All-Union Day Of The Shock Worker (Roof Books), Fractured Humorous (Subpress), and Onomalingua: noise songs and poetry

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Friday, April 6, 2018

1st Years MFA Reading

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Location: W 134 North Duncan Student Center

Christina Leo, Anne Malin Ringwalt,  & Lavinia Xu

Poetry & Fiction Reading

Christina graduated from Louisiana State University in 2015 with degrees in English and Mass Communication, concentrating in Creative Writing and Journalism, respectively. Once a student of oil painting and travel writing in Florence, Italy, she interned with LSU Press and Country Roads Magazine

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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

SENS: Laura Betz

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Location: 119 O'Shaughnessy Hall

The Seminar in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-century Studies (SENS) in the Department of English is pleased to announce its final presentation of the semester, "The Romantic Sonnet," by Laura Betz, Department of English. Please join us for the talk on Wednesday, April 11, at 5:00 pm in 119 O'Shaughnessy Hall, with discussion and conviviality to follow.…

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Johannes Goransson Reading Translations

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Location: Hammes Campus Bookstore

Goransson will  read from recent translations of Korean poet Kim Yideum, Aase Berg’s Hackers, Ann Jäderlund’s Which once had been meadow, Helena Boberg’s Sense Violence as well as an issue of the journal Interim that he just edited which features 20 contemporary Swedish poets.

Johannes Göransson is the author of eight books, including The Sugar Book

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Thursday, April 12, 2018

2018 Yusko Ward-Phillips Lecture: David Wallace

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Location: Eck Auditorium

David Wallace

The English Department is pleased to announce that our 2018 Yusko Ward-Phillips Lecturer is David Wallace, Judith Rodin Professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania. Professor Wallace's lecture, "Sacrifice Your Daughter: Coping with Catastrophe in Chaucer and the Book of Judges​,"

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Anaïs Duplan

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Location: Hammes Campus Bookstore

Anaïs Duplan is the author of a full-length poetry collection, Take This Stallion (Brooklyn Arts Press, 2016) and a chapbook, Mount Carmel and the Blood of Parnassus (Monster House Press, 2017). Her poems and essays have appeared in Hyperallergic, on PBS News Hour, the Academy of American Poets, Poetry Society of America, Fence, Boston Review, The Journal

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Friday, April 20, 2018

MFA 1st Year Reading Plus ND Alum

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Location: 620 Clinton St., South Bend

Jake Schepers, Trish Hartland, and Kim Swendson are combining their first MFA poetry reading with an art exhibition Friday April 20. They are reading/performing as a part of the local Homebody series, hosted by Myles Robertson at his home, 620 Clinton Ave in South Bend. Doors open at 7pm for exploring  the artwork made in collaboration between MFA-ers and other artists. The readings will be 8-9:30pm and include three MFA poets and local poet Sade Lanay

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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Jeff VanderMeer

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Location: Eck Center Auditorium

Jeff VanderMeer is the 2016-2017 Trias Writer-in-Residence for Hobart-William Smith College. His most recent fiction is the NYT-bestselling Southern Reach trilogy (Annihilation, Authority, and Acceptance), which won the Shirley Jackson Award and Nebula Award. The trilogy made over 30 year’s best lists, including Entertainment Weekly’s top 10, and prompted the New Yorker

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Thursday, May 3, 2018

MFA Thesis Reading

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Location: Eck Center Auditorium

Abby Burns earned her BA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she studied English literature, creative writing, and rhetoric. Her writing primarily focuses on how grief and loss work to shatter our sense of normality. Queer rhetorical theory and writers like James Baldwin, Jeanette Winterson, and Toni Morrison, all influence her work. Abby’s other interests include social movements, intersectional feminism, migration studies, and cheese curds.  

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Friday, May 4, 2018

Undergraduate Creative Writing Honors Concentrator Reading

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Location: Hammes Campus Bookstore

Undergraduate students graduating with a Creative Writing Honors Concentration will read short selections from their theses.

Bios:
 

Alison Bartoszewicz is a writer, a sprinter, a painter, a yoga instructor, and a really amateur juggler. Her thesis, The Island of Misfit Humans Sings its Anthem of Rapport, is a collection of short stories about the “strangers” who point us homeward. Next fall, Alison will be teaching English at Finca del Nino in Trujillo, Honduras

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Friday, May 18, 2018

English Department Recognition Ceremony

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Location: Decio Theatre (DPAC)

The English Department Recognition Ceremony will be held on Friday, May 18, at 7:30 pm in the Decio Theatre, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center. A reception will follow in the DPAC Upper Lobby.…

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Thursday, September 20, 2018

2018 Duffy Lecture: Deidre Lynch

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The English Department is pleased to announce that our 2018 Joseph M. Duffy Lecturer is Deidre Lynch, Ernest Bernbaum Professor of Literature at Harvard University. More information coming soon.…

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