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Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Samanta Schweblin

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Location: Oak Room, S Dining Hall

Argentine writer, Semanta Schweblin presents an interview from 4:30 p.m. until 5:30, with a coffee break and then a reading in English and Spanish from 6 to 7 PM.…

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Wednesday, October 5, 2016

SENS: Jeremy Davidheiser

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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: “Charlotte Smith’s ‘Wandering Lover’: Geography and Gender Relations in Desmond and The Young Philosopher,” by Jeremy Davidheiser. Please join us for the talk on Wednesday, October 5, at 5:00 p.m. in 119 O'Shaughnessy, with discussion and conviviality to follow.…

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Juan Felipe Herrera

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Location: Decio, DPAC

The son of migrant farm workers, Herrera was educated at UCLA and Stanford University, and he earned his MFA from the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop. His numerous poetry collections include 187 Reasons Mexicanos Can’t Cross the Border: Undocuments 1971-2007Half of the World in Light: New and Selected Poems

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Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Lecture: Ernest Morrell

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Location: Morris Inn Ballroom Salon A

The Department of english and the Department of Africana Studies are pleased to announce a lecture by Ernest Morrell, "On Literatures, Literacies, and Liberation: The Discourse of English," Tuesday, October 25, at 5:00 pm in the Morris Inn Ballroom Salon A. A reception will follow.

Ernest Morrell is the Macy Professor of English Education and Director of the Institute for Urban and Minority Education at Teachers College, Columbia University. He received his PhD from the University of California, Berkeley. Morrell’s scholarship focuses on how to provide youth the skills they need to succeed academically and function more powerfully as citizens in a multicultural democracy. Morrell is the author of Becoming Critical Researchers: Literacy and Empowerment for Urban Youth

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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

SENS: Sara Maurer

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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, "Repetitive Reading," by Sara Maurer, Associate Professor, Department of English.Please join us for the talk on Wednesday, October 26 at 5:00 pm in 119 O'Shaughnessy Hall, with discussion and conviviality to follow.…

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Friday, October 28, 2016

American Area Seminar: Kerry Larson

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Location: Notre Dame Room, LaFortune

Amsem Klarson

The next meeting of the American Area Seminar will feature Kerry Larson of the University of Michigan on "The Hidden Prospect of Early American Poetry."

Using the so-called prospect or progress poem as a point of departure, this talk explores the verse written in the United States in the late 18th Century from the standpoint of its commitment to the concept of civilization. It asks what it would mean to take this commitment seriously as an aesthetic resource and suggests that our discomfort with the concept of civilization as such blocks our ability to understand the aims and interests of this body of verse. It concludes by considering some of the ways in which early American poetry did, after all, establish some important precedents for poets of subsequent generations.…

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