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Thursday, January 31, 2019

Film Screening: First Reformed, dir. Paul Schrader

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Location: Browning Cinema

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This critically acclaimed film by renowned director Paul Schrader explores the dark intersection of lost faith on a planet in peril. Considered "a summation of Schrader’s four-decade long career", the film combines all of the director’s interests into a masterful work about a lonely priest (Ethan Hawke, in one of the best performances of his storied career), who adopts an alienated environmentalist’s martyrdom as the 250th anniversary of his small parish approaches.…

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Friday, February 1, 2019

Apocalyptic Visions: Aesthetics, Theology, and Catastrophic Climate Change: A Symposium

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Location: Reading Room, Jordan Hall of Science

This one-day interdisciplinary symposium will bring together scholars from disciplines across Notre Dame--including philosophy, theology, English, and the sciences--to discuss the intersection of aesthetics, theology, and catastrophic climate change. The discussions will take Paul Schrader’s film First Reformed

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Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Creative Writing Sparks Postdoc Reading: Jean Yoon

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Location: 235 Decio Hall

jean yoon is a writer and artist whose work diffracts questions of communion, displacement, inheritance, and memory across material and conceptual forms. Their writing has been published in DATABLEED, spf lit mag, poetry is dead, quarterly conversation, and jubilat, and their promise has been acknowledged and nurtured by awards from the Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts at Notre Dame and the Fulbright Program. They grew up in Connecticut in the 1990s and currently reside in Hyde Park, Chicago.…

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Friday, February 8, 2019

MFA Student Reading Series

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Location: A|AH|D Gallery (Room 214 in Riley Hall)

 Readers include Scarlett Wardrop (poetry), Kirsten Aguilar (prose), and Kimberly Swendson (poetry).

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Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Creative Writing Reading Series ft. Chanda Feldman

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Location: Hammes Bookstore

Chanda Feldman is the author of Approaching the Fields. Her poems have appeared in the journals Cincinnati Review, Prairie Schooner, and Virginia Quarterly Review, among others. A former Wallace Stegner fellow at Stanford University, she is also a recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts grant in poetry. Chandra Feldman is an assistant professor of Creative Writing at Oberlin College.…

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Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Creative Writing Reading Series ft. Noy Holland

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Location: Hammes Bookstore

Noy Holland is the recipient of the 2018 Katherine Anne Porter Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Her short story “Tally” was included in Best American Short Stories, and read by Suzzy Roche at Symphony Space in New York City. Her books include I Was Trying to Describe What It Feels Like

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Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Creative Writing Reading Series ft. Sarah Chavez

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Location: Hammes Bookstore

Sarah A. Chavez, a mestiza born and raised in the California Central Valley, is the author of the poetry collections, Hands That Break & Scar (Sundress Publications, 2017) and All Day, Talking (dancing girl press, 2014), selections of which were awarded the Susan Atefat Peckham Fellowship.  Her manuscript, This, Like So Much, was an Honorable Mention for the 2013 Quercus Review Press Poetry Book Contest and she was named one of the 2016 Top Ten “New” Latino Authors to Watch (and Read) by LatinoStories.com.  Chavez holds a PhD in English with a focus in poetry and Ethnic Studies from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln. Her work can be found or is forthcoming in the anthologies Xicanz: Mexican American Writers of the 21st Century and Imaniman: Poets Writing in the Anzalduan Borderlands

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Friday, March 15, 2019

Persuasion After Rhetoric Symposium

Location: McKenna Hall

This symposium will be hosted at the University of Notre Dame – McKenna Conference Center, March 15-16, 2019.

With questions of persuasion currently at center-stage in public discourse, this symposium addresses persuasion as it was theorized and practiced in 18th- and 19th-century European literature and culture—precisely the context in which codified rhetorical systems are widely understood to have declined. 

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Saturday, March 16, 2019

Persuasion After Rhetoric Symposium

Location: McKenna Hall

A symposium examining the changing theory and practice of persuasion in 18th- and 19th-century European literature and culture.

This conference will be hosted at the University of Notre Dame – McKenna Conference Center, March 15-16, 2019.

 

Additional conference information can be found at http://sites.nd.edu/persuasion-conference/

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Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Creative Writing Reading Series ft. Lara Glenum

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Lara Glenum is the author of The Hounds of No, Maximum Gaga, Pop Corpse, and All Hopped Up On Fleshy Dumdums.  She is also the co-editor of Gurlesque: the new grrly, grotesque, burlesque poetics, an anthology of contemporary women’s poetry and visual art.

She teaches creative writing and poetry at LSU.…

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Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Thursday, March 28, 2019

2019 Duffy Lecture: Kirsten Silva Gruesz

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Location: Eck Center Auditorium

The English Department is pleased to announce that our 2019 Joseph M. Duffy Lecturer is Kirsten Silva Gruesz, Professor of Literature at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Professor Gruesz's lecture, "From the Puritan Errand to the Errant Latin(x): Language, Race, and American Memory," will take place in the Eck Visitors Center Auditorium at 5:30 pm on Thursday, March 28. A reception will follow.…

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Wednesday, April 10, 2019

MFA Reading Series ft. Natasha Ali, Sara Judy, and Greg Havrilak

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Location: AAHD Gallery - 215 Riley Hall

Come listen to the final MFA student reading of this semester next Wed April 10 in the A|AH|D Gallery (Room 214 in Riley Hall)! Readers include Natasha Ali (prose), Sara Judy (poetry), and Greg Havrilak.…

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Creative Writing Sparks Postdoc Reading: Daniel Uncapher

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Location: 235 Decio Hall

Daniel Uncapher is the Sparks Fellow at Notre Dame, where he received his MFA. His work has appeared in Chicago Quarterly Review, Tin House Online, Baltimore Review, The Carolina Quarterly, Penn Review, and others.

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Thursday, April 18, 2019

Third Annual Henry David Thoreau Honorary Lecture

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Location: 235 Decio hall

Please join us for the Third Annual Henry David Thoreau Honorary Lecture on Thursday, April 18 at 5 pm in 235 Decio.  Professor François Specq will lecture on "Abolitionist Dissent and Thoreau's Sense of History."  
 
Specq is Professeur de littérature des États-Unis / Professor of American Literature and Culture at the École Normale Supérieure de Lyon, focusing on the nineteenth century (American Transcendentalism [esp. Thoreau], Antislavery and Abolitionism, and Women’s Rights), as well as literature and the environment.

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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Creative Writing Reading Series ft. Maria Negroni

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Location: Hammes Bookstore

María Negroni (b. 1951) is an Argentinian poet, writer, translator and essayist. She is the author of twelve books of poetry, two novels and five collections of essays. Her honors include fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation and the Octavio Paz Foundation. Works translated into English include ISLANDIA: A POEM, Night Journey, The Tango Lyrics, Mouth of Hell

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Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Undergraduate Creative Writing Reading

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Location: 232 Decio Hall

To celebrate the end of the semester, the Creative Writing Department is putting on an Undergraduate Reading on the last day of class: Tuesday, April 30 from 7-9pm in the 2nd floor Decio Commons (the main area of the English Dept. with all of the tables & chairs).
 
We would love to hear what luminous--oscillating--chromatic writing you've been working on this semester! Please feel free to sign up for one reading slot by this Friday, April 26 a 5pm ET. 

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Thursday, May 2, 2019

2019 Creative Writing MFA Final Thesis Reading

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Location: Eck Auditorium

Trish Hartland makes sounds, poems, and translations with tongues that work to lather and lap at their borders and margins.

Christina Leo

Jake McCabe

AM Ringwalt is a writer and musician. Called "haunted" by The Wire, her words most recently appeared or are forthcoming in the Bennington Review and the Kenyon Review. She has performed at the Watermill Center and the New Yorker Festival. "Like Cleopatra," her debut poetry chapbook, was published by dancing girl press. Her albums "Fog Area" and "AM" released in 2018 to acclaim from Bandcamp, The Wire, The Line of Best Fit and more.…

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Wednesday, August 21, 2019

English MFA Orientation

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Location: 235 Decio Hall

Welcoming 2019 Incoming MFA class to Notre Dame's English department.…

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Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Creative Writing Reading Series ft. Michael Mejia

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Location: Hammes Bookstore

Michael Mejia is the author of the novels TOKYO and Forgetfulness, both published by FC2, and his fiction and nonfiction have appeared in many journals and anthologies, including AGNIDIAGRAMThe CollagistSeneca ReviewMy Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me, and Angels of the Americlypse. A recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation, he is editor-in-chief ofWestern Humanities Review

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Monday, September 16, 2019

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Creative Writing Reading Series ft. Orlando Ricardo Menes

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Location: 104 Bond Hall, Co-sponsored by the Institute for Latino Studies

A Cuban American writer who was born in Lima, Peru. A professor of English at the University of Notre Dame, he is the author of six poetry collections and the poetry editor of the Notre Dame Review.

There will be a pre-event reception.  This event is in partnership with the Institute for Latino studies.…

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Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Creative Writing MFA Alumni Mini-Conference

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Location: 232 Decio Hall

This will be a 2 day mini-conference to bring 6 past Creative Writing MFA students back to Notre Dame to read their newest works.  Readers will include Angela Hur, Katie Lehman, Christina Kubasta, Stuart Ross, Michael Smith, and Charles Valle.

Angela Hur has a BA from Harvard and an MFA from Notre Dame, where she was a Sparks Fellow and Sparks Prize winner. Her debut novel The Queens of K-town was published in 2007 by MacAdam/Cage and has been assigned in Korean Diaspora Lit classes at Stanford, UC Berkeley, University of British Columbia, and the University of Seoul. Angela has taught creative writing at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies in Seoul, Korea and for Writopia, a national non-profit. She's also worked as a staff editor at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute. Her novel Folklorn was chosen by MacArthur Fellow Kelly Link for a Tin House Mentorship. Excerpts of Folklorn have been published in Harvard's Azalea: Journal of Korean Literature and Stockholm University's Two Thirds North. …

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Thursday, September 26, 2019

Life After the MFA panel

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Location: 235 Decio Hall

Panel discussion with six Notre Dame MFA alumni discussing "Life After the MFA".   Panelists include: Angela Hur, Christina Kubasta, Katie Lehman, Stuart Ross, Michael Smith, and Charles Valle.…

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Creative Writing MFA Alumni Mini-Conference

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Location: 232 Decio Hall

This will be a 2 day mini-conference to bring 6 past Creative Writing MFA students back to Notre Dame to read their newest works.  Readers will include Angela Hur, Katie Lehman, Christina Kubasta, Stuart Ross, Michael Smith, and Charles Valle.

Angela Hur has a BA from Harvard and an MFA from Notre Dame, where she was a Sparks Fellow and Sparks Prize winner. Her debut novel The Queens of K-town was published in 2007 by MacAdam/Cage and has been assigned in Korean Diaspora Lit classes at Stanford, UC Berkeley, University of British Columbia, and the University of Seoul. Angela has taught creative writing at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies in Seoul, Korea and for Writopia, a national non-profit. She's also worked as a staff editor at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute. Her novel Folklorn was chosen by MacArthur Fellow Kelly Link for a Tin House Mentorship. Excerpts of Folklorn have been published in Harvard's Azalea: Journal of Korean Literature and Stockholm University's Two Thirds North. …

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Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Creative Writing Reading Series ft. Gina Ochsner

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Location: 232 Decio Hall

Gina Ochsner teaches at Corban University where she also directs the Between 2 Worlds High School Writing Conference.

Ochsner has been awarded a John L. Simon Guggenheim grant and a grant from the National Endowment of Arts. Her stories have appeared in The New Yorker, Tin House, Glimmertrain and the Kenyon Review

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Thursday, October 3, 2019

English Club Meeting

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Location: English Dept. - 2nd Floor Decio Hall, Rm. 235, Multi-Purpose Room

Please join us for the 1st regular meeting of the new English Club! Everyone is welcome!

Engl Club Meeting Poster 10

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Monday, October 7, 2019

Briallen Hopper Reading

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Location: 235 Decio Hall

Briallen Hopper, assistant professor of creative nonfiction at Queens College, CUNY, went to Tacoma Community College and the University of Puget Sound, got a PhD in American literature from Princeton, and attended divinity school and taught writing at Yale. Her first book, Hard to Love: Essays and Confessions

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