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Thursday, January 15, 2015

Lecture: Peter Middleton

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Location: 140 DeBartolo Hall

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The English Department is pleased co-sponsor the 2015 Reilly Center Lecture by Peter Middleton of the University of Southampton. The lecture, titled "Genetic Conditions at the Frontiers of Science and Metaphysics: Epigenetics and Literature," will take place Thursday, January 15, at 5:00 pm in 140 DeBartolo Hall.…

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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Lecture: Jarvis McInnis

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Location: 112-114 McKenna Hall

The English Department is pleased to announce a lecture by Jarvis McInnis of Columbia University entitled "Aestheticizing Labor, Performing Diaspora: Zora Neale Hurston and the Scene of the Work Camp," Thursday, January 22, at 5:00 pm in 112-114 McKenna Hall.

Jarvis C. McInnis, a native of Gulfport, Mississippi, is currently a PhD candidate in the Department of English & Comparative Literature at Columbia University, where he studies African-American and African Diaspora literature and culture. He is completing his dissertation, “Mapping the Global Black South: Aesthetics, Labor and Diaspora.” He has served as a composition instructor and chief academic officer for the W. E. B. Du Bois Scholars Institute at Princeton University. Currently he is an assistant to the editor for Callaloo

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Monday, January 26, 2015

Lecture: Mark Sanders

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Location: 100-104 McKenna Hall

The English Department is pleased to announce a lecture by Mark Sanders of Emory University entitled "'being comes to ardent things': The Poetics and Politics of Change in the Poetry of Anne Spencer," Monday, January 26, at 5:00 pm in 100-104 McKenna Hall.

Mark A. Sanders is Professor of African American Studies and English at Emory University. He specializes in early twentieth-century American and African American literature and culture, more specifically, the connections between "mainstream" American modernism and the Harlem Renaissance. His research interests also include American and African American poetics, race theory, the African American novel, African American autobiography, and Afro-Cuban and Afro-Latino literature and culture. Professor Sanders teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first century African American literature and culture, exploring issues of racial and cultural identity, citizenship, and freedom. He also teaches courses on Afro-Cuban literature and culture of the colonial, republican, and revolutionary eras. …

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Friday, January 30, 2015

Lecture: Christopher Freeburg

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Location: 100-104 McKenna Hall

The English Department is pleased to announce a lecture by Christopher Freeburg of the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, entitled "Richard Wright and the Locked-in Life," Friday, January 30, at 3:00 pm in 100-104 McKenna Hall. A reception will follow.

Christopher Freeburg is Associate Professor of English at the University of Illinois, Urbana. He received his PhD from the University of Chicago and his master's from Stanford University. His research interests include American and African American Literature, the idea of black culture, the American novel after 1850, slavery in the Atlantic world, and media aesthetics. His work has appeared in journals such as American Literature

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Thursday, February 5, 2015

Lecture: Eve Dunbar

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Location: 100-104 McKenna Hall

The English Department is pleased to announce a lecture by Eve Dunbar of Vassar College, entitled "Monstrous Work: Zora Neale Hurston, Zombies, and the Art of Critique," Thursday, February 5, at 5:00 pm in 100-104 McKenna Hall. A reception will follow.

Eve Dunbar is Associate Professor of English at Vassar College. She received her PhD in English from the University of Texas at Austin. She specializes African American literature and cultural expression, black feminism, and theories of black diaspora. Professor Dunbar is the author of Black Regions of the Imagination: African American Writers Between the Nation and the World

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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Lecture: Cristina Rodriguez

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Location: Morris Inn Private Dining Room

The English Department is pleased to announce a lecture by Cristina Rodriguez of UC Irvine Tuesday, February 10, at 5:00 pm in the Morris Inn Private Dining Room. A reception will follow.

Cristina Rodriguez is a PhD candidate in the English Department at the University of California, Irvine. Her research interests include Chicano and Latin literature, multi-ethnic American literature, and American studies. Rodriguez’s dissertation, “Find Yourself Here: Neighborhood Logics in Twenty-First Century Chicano and Latino Literature,” argues that since transmigrants often form profound connections to place, a nuanced account of transmigrant subjectivity can be developed through analyzing innovative fiction by migrants who describe their own neighborhoods. The authors studied use their own hometowns as both setting and stylistic inspiration, deploying various formal techniques to mirror the fictional location to the real one, thus literarily enacting the neighborhood.…

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Monday, February 16, 2015

Lecture: Renee Hudson

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Location: 100-104 McKenna Hall

The English Department is pleased to announce a lecture by Renee Hudson of UCLA, "Invented Filiations: Junot Díaz's Revolutionary Bildungsroman," Monday, February 16, at 5:00 pm in 100-104 McKenna Hall. A reception will follow.

Renee Hudson is a doctoral candidate in English at the University of California, Los Angeles. Her dissertation, "Revolutionary 

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Thursday, February 19, 2015

Lecture: Long Le-Khac

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Location: 100-104 McKenna Hall

The English Department is pleased to announce a lecture by Long Le-Khac of Stanford University, "Transnarrative Communities and the Aesthetics of Stereotype," Thursday, February 19, at 5:00 pm in 100-104 McKenna Hall. A reception will follow.

Long Le-Khac is a doctoral candidate in English at Stanford University. Before beginning his doctoral studies, Long taught English at Lee High School in southwest Houston. While there he built strong relationships with his students, most of whom were immigrants hailing from dozens of countries from Latin America to Southeast Asia. From his classroom where students’ extraordinary stories circulated alongside literary narratives, and from the stories of his family, who were dispersed by the Vietnam War, Long came to his current interests in race, diaspora, and narrative. His research focuses on contemporary Asian American and Latina/o literatures. His dissertation advances the nascent comparative scholarship on these literatures by theorizing their development of an increasingly important genre: story cycles and networked narratives. It argues that this form is powerfully suited to encompass diversity, map transnational experiences, and contest racist and nativist discourses, key challenges as Asian Americans and Latina/os reshape contemporary American culture.…

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Monday, March 16, 2015

Sayed Kashua Reading

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Location: Hesburgh Center Auditorium

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Sayed Kashua: Novelist, satirist, columnist

Sayed Kashua returns to Notre Dame on March 16 to meet with students in English and Peace Studies classes and to read from his most recent novel, Second Person Singular. The reading, at 5:00 pm in the Hesburgh Center Auditorium, is free and open to the public.…

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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Conference: The Bible, Narrative, and Modernity

Location: Notre Dame Conference Center (McKenna Hall)


 

The Bible, Narrative, and Modernity joins an already rich interdisciplinary project at Notre Dame that seeks to reimagine the relationship between Religion and Literature. Focusing on the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, this symposium seeks to upend the common characterization of this period as increasingly secular.  A graduate student symposium sponsored by the Nanovic Institute for European Studies with additional support from Religion and Literature (journal), Nineteenth-Century Contexts (journal), and the Department of English.

 

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Thursday, April 9, 2015

Judith Butler

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Location: McKenna Hall Auditorium

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The English Department is pleased to announce that our 2015 Yusko Ward-Phillips lecturer is Judith Butler. Professor Butler will speak at 7:00pm Thursday, April 9, on "The Ethics and Politics of Non-Violence" in the McKenna Hall Auditorium. This event is free and open to the public, no tickets required.…

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Saturday, August 22, 2015

First-Year Orientation

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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. Among the planned activities across campus are:

  • official welcome
  • academic exploration sessions
  • orientation with dorm rectors
  • student services open houses

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Sunday, August 23, 2015

First-Year Orientation

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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. Among the planned activities across campus are:

  • official welcome
  • academic exploration sessions
  • orientation with dorm rectors
  • student services open houses

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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Seminar in 18th- and 19th-century Studies (SENS)

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Location: 109 O'Shaughnessy Hall

The first meeting of the Seminar in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-century Studies (SENS) will take place Wednesday, September 2, at 5:00 pm, in 109 O'Shaughnessy Hall. James Chandler's Introduction to An Archaelogy of Sympathy will provide the focus of discussion for our first meeting, in preparation for Chandler's visit and talk on Thursday, September 17.…

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Friday, September 11, 2015

Digital Humanities Research Group

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Location: 339 O'Shaughnessy Hall

The semester's first meeting of Matt Wilkens's digital humanities research group will take place this Friday, September 11, from 3:00 to 4:00 pm in 339 O'Shaughnessy Hall.

Matt says: "We'll review the status of current projects, brainstorm new ideas, celebrate Bryan and Dan's recent article in American Quarterly

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Monday, September 14, 2015

Americanist Seminar: Mark Greif

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Location: 208 DeBartolo Hall

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"The Age of the Crisis of Man," a lecture by Mark Greif. Mark Greif teaches literary studies at The New School in New York. He is founding co-editor of N+1 and his work has appeared in venues including The London Review of Books, New York Times, Times Literary Supplement, Harper’s,

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Thursday, September 17, 2015

SENS: James Chandler

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Location: 119 O'Shaughnessy

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The second meeting of the Seminar in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-century Studies (SENS) will take place Thursday, September 17, at 5:00 pm, in 119 O'Shaughnessy Hall. This week's guest: James Chandler, the Barbara E. & Richard J. Franke Distinguished Service Professor in the University of Chicago's Department of English. Chandler will speak on “Sterne and Ireland:  ‘A Seminary for the Humanities’ ”…

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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Reading: Valerie Sayers and Liam Callanan

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Location: Hammes Bookstore

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Valerie Sayers & Liam Callanan will read on September 30, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. in the Hammes campus bookstore.

Valerie Sayers is the author of six novels, including her most recent, The Powers, which contemplates baseball, pacifism, and acts of witness in parallel narratives of prose and photography. Her novels Who Do You Love

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SENS: Ian Newman

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Location: 109 O'Shaughnessy Hall

The third meeting of the Seminar in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-century Studies (SENS) will take place Wednesday, September 30, at 5:00 pm in 109 O'Shaughnessy Hall. Ian Newman will speak on "Toasts and Sentiments: Public Expression and Private Belief in the Convivial Public Sphere."

SENS provides a regular gathering point for the Notre Dame interdisciplinary community of faculty and graduate students engaged with this area of studies.  Seminars include lectures, workshops, works-in-progress, and much conversation by Notre Dame faculty and graduate students. Each semester's schedule includes external speakers, with the Fall 2015 line-up featuring James Chandler from the University of Chicago and Josephine McDonagh from King's College, London.…

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Friday, October 2, 2015

Saturday, October 3, 2015

East-West Transnationalism Symposium

Location: McKenna Hall

East-West Transnationalism | Literature | Modes of Existence

A two day symposium exploring the intersection of Bruno Latour's sociology of literature and east-west transnational literary studies. Saturday and Sunday, October 3-4, 210-214 McKenna Hall. For more information and to register, please visit www.transnationalstudiesnd.com

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Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Friday, October 9, 2015

20C British & Irish Studies Area Seminar: Kara Donnelly

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Location: 109 O'Shaughnessy Hall

We are delighted to announce the first meeting of the 20th Century British and Irish ​Studies ​Area Seminar. Friday, October 9 at 4:00 pm in 109 O'Shaughnessy.

Kara Donnelly, post-doctoral fellow in the Department of English, will be reading her paper "Salman Rushdie, the Booker Prize, and the Creation of Global Literature in Britain."

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Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Reading: Orlando Menes

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Location: Hammes Bookstore

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Orlando Menes will read on October 14, 2015 at 7:30 PM in the Hammes campus bookstore.

Menes will read from his most recent publication, Heresies, which has been deemed an invocation of Latin American and Caribbean culture, history, and spirituality. Through free verse and poetic forms, the collection is visually charged and sonically rich. The poems incorporate history, legend, and magical realism to create a cross-cultural baroque feeling.…

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SENS: Melissa McCoul

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Location: 109 O'Shaughnessy Hall

The next meeting of the Seminar in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-century Studies (SENS) will take place Wednesday, October 14, at 5:00 pm in 109 O'Shaughnessy Hall. Melissa McCoul will speak on "Playing in the Garden: Empathy, Imagination, and Exercise in Late-Victorian Girls’ Fiction."

SENS provides a regular gathering point for the Notre Dame interdisciplinary community of faculty and graduate students engaged with this area of studies.  Seminars include lectures, workshops, works-in-progress, and much conversation by Notre Dame faculty and graduate students. Each semester's schedule includes external speakers, with the Fall 2015 line-up featuring James Chandler from the University of Chicago and Josephine McDonagh from King's College, London.

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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

SENS

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Location: 109 O'Shaughnessy Hall

The next meeting of the Seminar in 18th-and 19th-century Studieswill be Wednesday, October 28, at 5:00 pm, 109 O'Shaughnessy.  Our topic of discussion is an article by Josephine McDonagh (King's College, London), “On Settling and Being Unsettled: Legitimacy and Settlement around 1850.”
 
Our discussion of this article will anticipate McDonagh's SENS presentation on Monday, November 9, “We Have Always Been Migrants: Radical Responses to Migrancy and Settlement around 1850.”

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Thursday, October 29, 2015

2015 Duffy Lecture: Tom McCarthy

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Location: Eck Center Auditorium

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The English Department is pleased to announce that our 2015 Duffy Lecturer is writer and artist Tom McCarthy, whose most recent novel, Satin Island, has been shortlisted for the 2015 Man Booker Prize. The 2015 Duffy Lecture, entitled "Nothing Will Have Taken Place Except the Place," will take place (or not) at 5:30 pm, Thursday, October 29, in the Eck Center Auditorium. A reception will follow.…

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Monday, November 2, 2015

2015 Religion & Literature Lecture: Shira Wolosky

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Location: 100-104 McKenna Hall

The editorial team and staff at Religion & Literature are delighted to invite you to the 2015 Religion & Literature Lecture, which this year will be offered by Shira Wolosky, Professor of American Studies and English Literature at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She has published widely on topics ranging from poetics to literary theory to philosophy and ethics to cutting-edge feminism as well as religion and literature. On Monday, November 2, at 5:00 pm in 100-104 McKenna Hall she will deliver a lecture entitled "The Metaphysics of Language: Levinas on the Names of God," with a reception to follow in the McKenna Hall Atrium. The lecture's description is as follows:…

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Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Americanist Seminar: Nick Sousanis

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Location: 209 DeBartolo Hall

The Americanist Seminar is pleased to announce a lecture by critical theorist and comics artist Nick Sousanis, "Reimagining Scholarship through Comics," at 5:00 pm on Tuesday, November 3, in 209 DeBartolo Hall.
 
Nick Sousanis received his doctorate at Columbia University, where he wrote and drew his dissertation entirely in comics form. Titled Unflattening

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