Upcoming Events

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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Friday, February 9, 2018

American Area Seminar: Finola Prendergast

Location: TBD

The second meeting of the 2018 American Area Seminar will take place on Friday, February 9, at a time and place TBD.

Finola Prendergast will give a talk titled "Diverging Dystopias: Why Brave New World and Divergent Are Not the Same Genre."

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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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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SENS: Greg Kucich

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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 second presentation of the semester, "The Place of Keats's Endymion in Times of Peril and 'blear-eyed nations,'" by Greg Kucich, Department of English. Please join us for the talk on Friday, February 9, at 4:00 pm in 119 O'Shaughnessy Hall, with discussion and conviviality to follow.…

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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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Friday, February 23, 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 23, from noon to 1:00 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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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Robert Gibb 2017 Sandeen Prize Winner

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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. Among his other awards are two National Endowment for the Arts Grants, seven Pennsylvania Council on the Arts grants, a Best American Poetry and a Pushcart Prize, the Camden Poetry Award, The Wildwood Poetry Prize, and Prairie Schooner

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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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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

American Area Seminar: Margaret McMillan

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Location: 242 O'Shaughnessy Hall

The third meeting of the 2018 American Area Seminar will take place on Friday, February 23, from noon to 1:00 pm in 242 O'Shaughnessy Hall.

Featuring Margaret McMillan, Department of English.

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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Wednesday, March 28, 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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Thursday, April 12, 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 Thursday, April 12, at 5:00 pm in 119 O'Shaughnessy Hall, with discussion and conviviality to follow.…

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Anais Duplan

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Location: Hammes Campus Bookstore

Anais 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, and in other publications. Duplan is also an artist and curator who has facilitated exhibitions at the Distillery Gallery, Elastic Arts, Disjecta, the Radical Abacus, Public Space One, and at Mengi in Reykjavik, Iceland. Her visual works have appeared or are forthcoming in group exhibitions at Flux Factory, Thomas Robertello Gallery, Daata Editions, the 13th Baltic Triennial in Lithuania, and the Institute of Contemporary Art in LA. Anais is the founder of the Center for Afrofuturist Studies, an artist residency program for artists of color in Iowa City and is the joint Public Programs Fellow at the Museum of Modern Art and the Studio Museum in Harlem.…

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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

The graduating candidates of the Creative Writing MFA will be reading from their theses. The readers are (in alphabetical order) Abigail Burns, Moonseok Choi, Erik-John Fuhrer, Madison McCartha, Ingabirano Nintunze, Daniel Tharp, Daniel Uncapher, and Jean Yoon.

Here are the bios of the readers:

In 2015, Abby 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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