First day of classes.
Upcoming Events By Year
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Monday, January 20, 2020
Diane Nash will be the keynote speaker at this luncheon. Nash became a leader in the Civil Rights Movement in 1959 while a student at Fisk University. By the time she was 22, Nash was a Freedom Rider and had co-founded the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). She worked closely with Dr. King and played a pivotal role in the Selma Voting Rights Movement.
Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Come listen to the first MFA reading of the semester on January 22nd. Readers include Marie Burns, Greg Havrilak, PJ Lombardo, and Misael Osorio-Conde.…
Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Leia Penina Wilson is an afakasi Samoan poet hailing from the Midwest. Most recently, she has work in Burning House Press, Heavy Feather Review, Denver Quarterly, Dream Pop Press, and Split Lip Magazine. She is the author of i built a boat with all the trees in your closet (and will let you drown), from Red Hen Press.…
Thursday, February 13, 2020
Zeyn Joukhadar is the author of the novels The Map of Salt and Stars (Touchstone/Simon & Schuster, 2018) and The Thirty Names of Night (Atria/Simon & Schuster, 19 May 2020). He is a member of the Radius of Arab American Writers (RAWI). His work has appeared in Salon, The Paris Review Daily, The Kenyon Review, PANK Magazine, and elsewhere, and has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and the Best of the Net. The Map of Salt and Stars, currently being translated into sixteen languages, was a 2018 Middle East Book Award winner in Youth Literature, a 2018 Goodreads Choice Awards Finalist in Historical Fiction, and was shortlisted for the Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize. Joukhadar has been an artist in residence at the Montalvo Arts Center in Saratoga, California; the Fes Medina Project in Morocco; Beit al-Atlas in Beirut; and the Arab American National Museum in Dearborn, Michigan.…
Wednesday, February 19, 2020
AM Ringwalt is a writer and musician who is the Spark fellow this year. Her poetry, nonfiction and hybrid works appear or are forthcoming in the Bennington Review, Entropy, Tarpaulin Sky Magazine, Interim and the Kenyon Review. Her manuscript What Floods was a finalist for Essay Press’ 2018 book prize and was long-listed for Tarpaulin Sky’s 2019 book prize. She has taught creative writing at the University of Notre Dame and Interlochen Arts Camp, and has performed her music at the Watermill Center and the New Yorker Festival.…
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Come listen to the second MFA reading of the semester on February 26. Readers include Ahmad Aljawad, Maxime Berclaz, Elise Houcek, and Jasmine Ortiz.…
Thursday, February 27, 2020
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Thursday, March 19, 2020
We regret that Anne Carson's appearance has been cancelled.
The English Department is pleased to announce that our 2020 Yusko Ward-Phillips Lecturer is Canadian poet, essayist, and translator Anne Carson. Professor Carson's lecture, entitled "Stillness," will take place at 5:30 pm on Thursday, March 19, in the Eck Visitors Center Auditorium. A reception will follow the lecture. This event is free and open to the public, no tickets required.…
Thursday, March 26, 2020
Wednesday, April 1, 2020
Wednesday, April 15, 2020
Thursday, April 30, 2020
Thursday, July 23, 2020
Are you an incoming student who wants to learn more about programs in English?
Tuesday, July 28, 2020
Those interested in joining from the English department can register by emailing Alissa Doroh at email@example.com.
What can we do to fight against racism (and its intersections with other structural oppressions) within our own community RIGHT NOW? This Zoom conversation intends to connect Notre Dame students, faculty, staff, and alumni with Black Lives Matter- South Bend (BLM-SB). Dr. Dé Bryant, the founder and director of Social Action Project (SOCACT), will give a short introduction to the current issues BLM-SB is working to address and explain how ND community members can take part in the struggle for racial justice. The talk will be followed by a structured Q&A. …
Monday, August 10, 2020
First day of classes.
The University will welcome students back to campus for the 2020-21 fall semester the week of Aug. 10, two weeks earlier than originally scheduled, and will forgo fall break in October and end the semester before Thanksgiving, the University’s president, Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., announced in letters to the campus community.
Tuesday, August 18, 2020
Research Uncorked is a monthly speaker series featuring informal interviews with leading scholars and scientists from the University. Typically hosted at Ironhand Winebar in South Bend, the series has temporarily moved online because of the coronavirus.
In August, we’re excited to be joined by John Duffy…
Wednesday, September 2, 2020
Johannes Göransson is the author of eight books as well as the translator of numerous books, including poetry by Aase Berg, Kim Yideum and Ann Jäderlund. He will be reading from his most recent book, POETRY AGAINST ALL, diary entries from the fall of 2013 when he stayed in Sweden working on another book (The Sugar Book, 2014). The entries deal with such topics as homesickness, the figure of the foreigner, the contamination of art and the unsettling power of the image. He teaches creative writing at Notre Dame.…
Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Come listen to the first MFA reading of the semester on September 23rd. Readers include Jasmine Ortiz, Misael Osorio-Conde, and Valerie Vargas. …
Wednesday, September 30, 2020
This will be a faculty book launch for Professor Joyelle McSweeney's Toxicon and Arachne and Professor Valerie Sayers' The Age of Infidelity and Other Stories.
Joyelle McSweeney is the author of ten books of poetry, stories, lyric novels, verse plays, translation, and criticism. Her most recent book is Toxicon and Arachne…
Wednesday, October 7, 2020
Sara Deniz Akant is a Turkish-American poet, educator, and performer. She is the author of Babette (Rescue Press 2015), selected by Maggie Nelson for the Black Box Prize in Poetry, as well as the chapbooks Parades (Omnidawn 2014), and Latronic Strag (Persistent Editions 2015). She holds an MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop, and has taught writing at Baruch, Medgar Evers, John Jay, and Hunter College. She is currently a PhD candidate in English at the CUNY Graduate Center, where she researches 20th century poetics at the intersections of language, gender, and empire.…
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Come listen to the second MFA reading of the semester on October 21st. Readers include: Marie Burns, Elise Houcek, and PJ Lombardo.…