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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

English Medieval Working Group


Location: 116 O'Shaughnessy Hall

The first meeting of the English Medieval Working Group will be Wednesday, September 13 at 4:00 in 116 O'Shag. The presenter will be Margie Housley, who offers this abstract:

Title: The Social Politics of Shame: Disgrace and Dissent in Heroic Literature

"Studies of medieval shame focus almost exclusively on religious literature, such as homilies or penitentials, or on the later medieval romance tradition (such as the Tristan and Arthur legends). However, experiences of disgrace, and the shame that often leads from it, are present across genres in medieval literature. In this chapter, I will examine how shame is constructed in heroic literature in two ways: as a way of controlling and policing 'non-heroic' activities, and as a way to criticize the power structures that inculcate it."…

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Friday, September 15, 2017

Early Modern Group


Location: 339 O'Shaughnessy Hall

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Emily Donahoe, “In Utramque Partem: Arguing Both Sides of the Question in Othello"

Friday, September 15, 12:00-1:30, 339 O’Shaughnessy Hall

Emily’s paper will be pre-circulated so that the session will consist primarily of discussion and question & answer. Lunch will be served, so we will need a head-count of participants.

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Daniel Borzutzky & Katherine Hedeen Reading Translations


Location: Hammes Campus Bookstore

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Daniel Borzutzky and Katherine Hedeen will read on September 20, 2017 in the Hammes Campus Bookstore at 7:30 p.m.

Daniel Borzutzky is the author of The Performance of Becoming Human, recipient of the 2016 National Book Award for Poetry. His other books include In the Murmurs of the Rotten Carcass Economy

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Friday, September 22, 2017

American Area Seminar: Dan Sinykin


Location: 242 O'Shaughnessy Hall

The first meeting of the 2017-18 American Area Seminar will take place on Friday, September 22, from noon to 1:30 pm in 242 O'Shaughnessy Hall.

Dan Sinykin, postdoctoral fellow in the department of English, will give a talk titled "Great Divides: A Computational History of Economic Language in the US Novel, 1950-2000."

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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Christina Pugh, Poetry Reading


Location: Hammes Campus Bookstore

Christina Pugh is the author of four full-length books of poems: Perception(Four Way Books, forthcoming 2017); Grains of the Voice (Northwestern University Press, 2013); Restoration (TriQuarterly Books, 2008); and Rotary (Word Press, 2004); and the chapbook Gardening at Dusk (Wells College Press, 2002). Her poems have appeared in journals such as the Atlantic Monthly

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