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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

MFA Student Readings #1

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The Student Reading Series of Notre Dame’s MFA Program in Creative Writing has moved to Carey Auditorium in Hesburgh Library.

Evan Bryson will email you endearments, take you for runs and long road trips, etc.

Katie Lattari will plant your roots deep in loamy soil and vaudeville you three ways to next Tuesday.…

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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Prose & Poetry Tag Team

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Notre Dame MFA students and faculty will be reading selections of their poetry and prose, at Notre Dame’s Hammes Bookstore at 7:30 p.m.

In the past, Notre Dame's Creative Writing Program has celebrated National Poetry Month with a tag team reading of poetry. Throughout April, all over the US, a series of events are organized by the Academy of American Poets to increase the visibility and availability of poetry in popular culture. Beginning last year, the Creative Writing Program has extended its event to prose writers as well. Students and faculty will read short selections in a tag-team style reading, allowing the audience to hear a range of styles, aesthetics, themes and voices. This is a fast-paced, thrilling reading that is well worth attending.…

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Monday, April 16, 2012

2011-2012 Ward-Phillips Lecture Series: Margaret Ferguson

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Location: Eck Visitors Center Auditorium

April 16-18, 2012

Margaret Ferguson
Distinguished Professor of English, University of California at Davis

Missing the Maidenhead: Cultural Debates about Hymeneal Signs

Monday, April 16
Missing the Maidenhead: Early Modern Cultural Debates about Hymens
Opening reception to begin at 5 pm, then lecture

 

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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

2011-2012 Ward-Phillips Lecture Series: Margaret Ferguson

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Location: Eck Visitors Center Auditorium

April 16-18, 2012

Margaret Ferguson
Distinguished Professor of English, University of California at Davis

Missing the Maidenhead: Cultural Debates about Hymeneal Signs

Tuesday, April 17
Hymeneal Instruction, or Teaching (the) Hymen's Moment

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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

2011-2012 Ward-Phillips Lecture Series: Margaret Ferguson

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Location: Eck Visitors Center Auditorium

April 16-18, 2012

Margaret Ferguson
Distinguished Professor of English, University of California at Davis

Missing the Maidenhead: Cultural Debates about Hymeneal Signs

Wednesday, April 18
Milton’s Hymens and Their Implications for Our Time

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MFA Student Readings #2

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The Student Reading Series of Notre Dame’s MFA Program in Creative Writing has moved to Carey Auditorium in Hesburgh Library.

Steve Owen will drag you up out of the blood-stained basement and trap you in a room where gravity has no effect on ice cream.

Alireza Taheri Araghi will buy you chocolate cake and serve it in a dumpster, but he may try to sell your soul in the process.…

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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

The Holocaust and the 'Subject' of Fiction

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Location: Hesburgh Center Auditorium

Emily Budick

Ann and Joseph Edelman Professor of American Studies
Director of the Center for Literary Studies
The Hebrew University, Jerusalem

The lecture will deal with the ways in which Holocaust fictions frame the problem of subject position, forcing the reader to confront the ways in which even horrific historical events can become subjects of fantasy and projection.  Professor Budick will discuss Cynthia Ozick's The Shawl and Art Spiegelman's Maus.

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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

How Kant, Following Milton, Achieved Actual Experience

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Location: 100-104 McKenna Hall

Sanford Budick

Professor of English, Emeritus
The Hebrew University, Jerusalem

Reflecting in his Opus Posthumum on Milton's image of reciprocity in "the two great sexes [that] animate the world" of Paradise Lost, Kant glimpsed a unity of theoretical and practical (moral) reason that he had projected, but that had largely eluded him, since the first Critique. The lecture will demonstrate how poetry, working hand-in-hand with philosophy, can make possible a grasp of the real.

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MFA Student Readings #3

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Location: Carey Auditorium, Hesburgh Library

Margaret Emma Brandl will take you up sweet and gentle through chaos and disasters and tell you and tell you and tell you.

Thade Correa will shine a golden searchlight straight down through your wide-eyed stare to the back edge of your mind you never knew needed saving—until now.

Megan Elise will sackcloth and ash you, remark and remake you, lampblack and chock-full you. Watch out.…

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Friday, April 27, 2012

MFA in Creative Writing Thesis Reading

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Location: North Dining Hall, Gold Room

The graduating writers from the MFA in Creative Writing Program will be reading excerpts from their final theses. Each poet and prose writer will read for five minutes during this marathon reading.

After two years of working on their theses, the writers will be eager to celebrate, so join us as the Creative Writing Program toasts their successes and wishes them luck. The audience will include family, friends, and alumni of the MFA

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