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Thursday, March 1, 2012

Celebrating Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man

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Location: Great Hall of O'Shaughnessy

On Thursday, March 1 students and faculty from the English Department will be holding a public reading of selections from Ralph Ellison's novel Invisible Man to commemorate the 60th anniversary of its publication.  (11am-3pm; Great Hall of O'Shaughnessy)

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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Hybrid Irelands: At Culture's Edge

Location: Notre Dame Conference Center

A Graduate Student conference exploring the relationship between Hybridity and Irish Literature

March 29-31, 2012
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame Conference Center (McKenna Hall)
http://hybridie.nd.edu/

Presenters for Thursday include:
5:00 – 6:15 Plenary: Terry Eagleton (University of Notre Dame) "Against Hybridity" [Auditorium]
7:00 – 8:00 Poetry Reading: Richard Berengarten (University of Cambridge) [Auditorium]
8:30 – 10:00 Poetry & Prose Readings: Kathleen Hill Ailbhe Darcy [Auditorium]

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Creative Writing Program Reading: Richard Berengarten

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Location: Hammes Bookstore

Richard Berengarten (previously known as Richard Burns) is a British and European poet who was briefly a visiting professor at Notre Dame in 1982.

Berengarten studied English at Cambridge and Linguistics at University College London. In 1975, he founded the international Cambridge Poetry Festival, which ran until 1985. He has lived in Italy, Greece, Serbia, Croatia, and the USA

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Friday, March 30, 2012

Hybrid Irelands: At Culture's Edge

Location: Notre Dame Conference Center

A Graduate Student conference exploring the relationship between Hybridity and Irish Literature

March 29-31, 2012
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame Conference Center (McKenna Hall)
http://hybridie.nd.edu/

In addition to many panels, presenters for Friday include:

11:30 12:45 Plenary:  Clair Wills (Queen Mary, University of London) '''Turning a Shade Darker': Hybridity, Race and Population'' [Auditorium]
8:00 – 9:30 Poetry Reading: Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill and Paula Meehan  [Auditorium]

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Saturday, March 31, 2012

Hybrid Irelands: At Culture's Edge

Location: Notre Dame Conference Center

A Graduate Student conference exploring the relationship between Hybridity and Irish Literature

March 29-31, 2012
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame Conference Center (McKenna Hall)
http://hybridie.nd.edu/

In addition to many panels, presenters for Saturday include:


10:00 – 11:15 Plenary: David Lloyd (University of Southern California) '''To Live Surrounded by a White Song', or, The Sublimation of Race in Experiment: on the Margins of Susan Howe'' [Auditorium]
5:15 – 6:45 Concluding Round Table with Conference Speakers [Auditorium]

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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

MFA Student Readings #1

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Location:

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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Location:

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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Saturday, August 18, 2012

First-Year Orientation

Location: McKenna Hall

Orientation weekend is held each fall to introduce parents and students to campus life and to help them become more familiar with the University of Notre Dame.

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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Poetry & Poetics Presentation

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Location: 232 DeBartolo Hall

Aug 29: Henry Weinfield: ‘The Bright Light of Shipwreck’: Oppen’s Of Being Numerous and the Question of Objectivist Theory

The Poetry & Poetics Group returns in the fall and we have exciting plans in store. Our aim is for meetings to be lively, structured, and regular, and to that end we’ve come up with a format that is equal parts reading group and traditional workshop. Each of the five scheduled sessions will feature a speaker giving a targeted and fairly brief (not more than 20 minute) presentation centered in most cases on a book of poems, which will be followed by a group-wide conversation. We hope to obtain funds from ISLA that will allow us to provide all participants with copies of the books under discussion.…

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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

2012 Fall Career Expo

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Location: Joyce Center, Heritage Hall

New this year, the Career Center will be hosting a full-time career fair and an internship fair. It is open to all majors and colleges.…

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Thursday, September 6, 2012

2012 Fall Career Expo—Internship Fair

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Location: Joyce Center, Heritage Hall

New this year, the Career Center will be hosting a full-time career fair and an internship fair. It is open to all majors and colleges.…

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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Poetry & Poetics Presentation

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Location: 232 DeBartolo Hall

Sept 12: Semyon Khokhlov: The Place of Charm and Passion in Frank O’Hara’s Lunch Poems

The Poetry & Poetics Group returns in the fall and we have exciting plans in store. Our aim is for meetings to be lively, structured, and regular, and to that end we’ve come up with a format that is equal parts reading group and traditional workshop. Each of the five scheduled sessions will feature a speaker giving a targeted and fairly brief (not more than 20 minute) presentation centered in most cases on a book of poems, which will be followed by a group-wide conversation. We hope to obtain funds from ISLA that will allow us to provide all participants with copies of the books under discussion.…

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Creative Writing Reading: Benjamin Balthaser

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Location: Hammes Notre Dame Bookstore

Benjamin Balthaser’s scholarship, teaching, and creative work investigates the relationships among social movements, racial identity, and cultural production. His current manuscript entitled Modernism and Anti-Imperialism: Global Movements and Radical Culture From the Great Depression to the Cold War explores the connections between cross-border, anti-imperialist movements and the making of modernist culture at mid-century.

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Monday, September 17, 2012

Arts and Letters Career Opportunities Week: Thinking About Graduate and Professional School?

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Location: Geddes Hall, Andrews Auditorium

A career week dedicated to all Arts and Letters students

  • Gain valuable knowledge about the decision to attend graduate/professional school from a panel of experts.
  • Learn how to make your graduate school applications stellar.
  • Discover what to expect in graduate or professional school.

     

Attire for this event is casual.…

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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Arts and Letters Career Opportunities Week: Exploring, Finding, and Funding Your Internship or Summer Experience

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Location: Geddes Hall, Andrews Auditorium

*A career week dedicated to all Arts and Letters students

  • Learn about exploring careers through Notre Dame’s Job Shadow, Externship, and Arts and Letters Business Boot Camp programs.
  • Gain the tools to find the perfect internship.
  • Educate yourself about the various funding programs on campus.

     

Attire for this event is casual.…

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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Tim Machan Lecture "When English Left England"

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Location: 100-104 McKenna Hall

Professor of English at Marquette University Tim Machan received his PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research interests focus on medieval literature and language, in particular social anxieties associated with change and variation in the history of English, as well as the ways in which language uses in literature and everyday settings relate to one another, and in the relations between the disciplines of linguistics and literary studies. He has received a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship for University Teachers. In addition to numerous articles and edited collections, his books include Techniques of Translation: Chaucer’s “Boece”

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Arts and Letters Career Opportunities Week: Landing Your Job or Internship: Employer Networking Fair

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Location: Joyce Center, Monogram Room

A career week dedicated to all Arts and Letters students

  • Bring your resume and meet with company representatives who value your Arts and Letters background.
  • Learn about internship and job opportunities.
  • Past participating companies include AT&T, Abercrombie & Fitch, Allstate, Catholic Charities, Coca-Cola, Department of Justice, E & J Gallo, Epic, Google, Groupon, Heartland Alliance, Leo Burnett, Make A Wish Foundation, Mattersight, Notre Dame Federal Credit Union, Orr Fellowship, Pearson Education, Starcom, and Target.

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Monday, September 24, 2012

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Creative Writing Reading: William Kennedy

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Location: McKenna Hall Auditorium

William Kennedy is an American writer whose novels, many of which feature the interaction of members of the fictional Phelan family, are based in local history and the supernatural. His works include The Ink Truck (1969), Legs (1975), Billy Phelan’s Greatest Game (1978), and Ironweed (1983, Pulitzer Prize; film, 1987).

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