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Tuesday, January 12, 2021

London Book Club Series presents "London in Song"

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Location: Online

The program, entitled “London in Song,” is led by Ian Newman, Assistant Professor of English and Fellow of the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies and the Nanovic Institute for European Studies.

“As one of the central nodes of the global entertainment industry, London has a long and complex relationship to song, and much can be learned about the cultural life of the city through its song cultures,” said Newman. “‘London In Song’ explores the history of London by examining the popular music that it inspired.

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Friday, January 15, 2021

Literatures of Annihilation, Exile & Resistance: Literature As Archive

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Location: Virtual Event

Literatures of Annihilation, Exile & Resistance: An Interdisciplinary Approach to the Global Middle East and North Africa is a bi-annual symposium and lecture series that focuses on the study of literatures that have been shaped by histories of territorial and linguistic politics, colonialism, military domination and gross human rights violations. The initiative grapples with the constructed nature of history; reimagines American and global history from the position of suppressed voices; and examines how minoritized writers and scholars have historically innovated literary production and theory in the process of responding to systemic violence. 

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Tuesday, January 19, 2021

London Book Club Series presents "London in Song"

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Location: Online

The program, entitled “London in Song,” is led by Ian Newman, Assistant Professor of English and Fellow of the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies and the Nanovic Institute for European Studies.

“As one of the central nodes of the global entertainment industry, London has a long and complex relationship to song, and much can be learned about the cultural life of the city through its song cultures,” said Newman. “‘London In Song’ explores the history of London by examining the popular music that it inspired.

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Tuesday, January 26, 2021

London Book Club Series presents "London in Song"

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Location: Online

The program, entitled “London in Song,” is led by Ian Newman, Assistant Professor of English and Fellow of the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies and the Nanovic Institute for European Studies.

“As one of the central nodes of the global entertainment industry, London has a long and complex relationship to song, and much can be learned about the cultural life of the city through its song cultures,” said Newman. “‘London In Song’ explores the history of London by examining the popular music that it inspired.

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Tuesday, February 2, 2021

London Book Club Series presents "London in Song"

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Location: Online

The program, entitled “London in Song,” is led by Ian Newman, Assistant Professor of English and Fellow of the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies and the Nanovic Institute for European Studies.

“As one of the central nodes of the global entertainment industry, London has a long and complex relationship to song, and much can be learned about the cultural life of the city through its song cultures,” said Newman. “‘London In Song’ explores the history of London by examining the popular music that it inspired.

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Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Ireland's Generation X: A Conversation between Barry McCrea and Ian Lynch (Lankum)

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Location: Webinar format, partnership with the Museum of Literature Ireland

The series Ireland's Generation X? continues, with this month's conversation one between Professor Barry McCrea, Keough Family Chair of Irish Studies at the University of Notre Dame, and the musician Ian Lynch, a founder and member of the contemporary Irish folk music group Lankum

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Wednesday, February 10, 2021

MFA Reading Series ft. Rebecca, Ahmad, and Austyn

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Location:

Feb 10th 7pm Mfa Zoom Reading Web

Come listen to the first MFA reading of the semester on February 10th. Readers include Rebecca Gearhart, Ahmad Aljawad, and Austyn Wohlers.

Registration for the event must take in advance of the reading.  Registration can be completed here

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Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Friday, February 19, 2021

Literatures of Annihilation, Exile & Resistance: The Language of Exile

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Location: Virtual Event

Literatures of Annihilation, Exile & Resistance: An Interdisciplinary Approach to the Global Middle East and North Africa is a bi-annual symposium and lecture series that focuses on the study of literatures that have been shaped by histories of territorial and linguistic politics, colonialism, military domination and gross human rights violations. The initiative grapples with the constructed nature of history; reimagines American and global history from the position of suppressed voices; and examines how minoritized writers and scholars have historically innovated literary production and theory in the process of responding to systemic violence. 

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Monday, February 22, 2021

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Sullivan Prize Reading ft. R.M. Kinder

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Location: Zoom conversation

RM Kinder

 

R. M. Kinder is the author of three prize-winning collections of short fiction: A Common Person and other Stories, winner of the Richard Sullivan Prize in Short Fiction at the University of Notre Dame by the Notre Dame Press, A Near-Perfect Gift, winner of the University of Michigan Press Literary Fiction Award, and

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Monday, March 1, 2021

Action Books Release Party

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Location: Zoom reading

2021 Brochure Page 2
Readings will include:
  • Ursula Olsen and Katrine will be reading from Olsen's Outgoing Vessel
  • Michelle and Valerie Mejer will be reading from Mejer's Edinburgh Notebook
  • Victor and Katherine will be reading from Jorgenrique Adoum's Prepoems for Postspanish

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Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Creative Writing Reading Series ft. Will Alexander

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Location: Zoom conversation

Registration for the event must take in advance of the reading.  Registration can be completed here

 

Will Alexander works in multiple genres. In addition to being a poet, he is also a novelist, essayist, aphorist, playwright, philosopher, visual artist, and pianist. His influences range from poetic practitioners, such as Aimé Césaire, Bob Kaufman, Andre Breton, Antonin Artaud, and Philip Lamantia, to the encompassing paradigm of Sri Aurobindo’s Integral Yoga, and the Egyptian worldview as understood by Cheikh Anta Diop and R.A. Schwaller de Lubicz. The latter is central to Alexander’s expanding inner range, which has allowed him access to levels of mind beyond the three-dimensional as boundary. He thereby explores the full dimensionality of each word. For him, each word has access to not only the median level of three-dimensional experience, but also partakes of experience on both the supra and subconscious planes. His praxis of language is not unlike the Mayan numerical world, where each letter of the alphabet spontaneously engages in non-limit. Thus, all fields of experience are open for exploration: art, physics, botany, history, astronomy, architecture, and poetics. Alexander’s books include

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Wednesday, March 24, 2021

MFA Alumni Reading Series Pt. 1

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Location: Zoom reading

This will be a 2 night event to bring 4 past Creative Writing MFA students back to Notre Dame to read their newest works.  Readers will include Ali Araghi, Angela A. Bickham, Sheheryar B. Sheikh (Shero), and Jessica Maich.

Registration for the event must take in advance of the reading.  Registration can be completed here

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Thursday, March 25, 2021

MFA Alumni Panel: Life After the MFA

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Location: Zoom conversation

This panel will spotlight all four of our ND MFA alumni who will be joining us over the two-week series including Ali Araghi, Angela Bickham, Sheheryar B. Sheikh (Shero), and Jessica Maich.

Registration for the event must take in advance of the reading.  Registration can be completed here

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Wednesday, March 31, 2021

MFA Alumni Reading Series Pt. 2

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Location: Zoom reading

This will be a 2 night event to bring 4 past Creative Writing MFA students back to Notre Dame to read their newest works.  Readers will include Ali Araghi, Angela A. Bickham, Sheheryar B. Sheikh (Shero), and Jessica Maich.

Registration for the event must take in advance of the reading.  Registration can be completed here

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Wednesday, April 7, 2021

"On the Shakespeare Trail" with Professor Peter Holland

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Location: Online via Zoom

Trailers are everywhere. No longer only in the movie theatre, they fill our televisions and are all over the web. One major area of Shakespeare marketing that Shakespeare scholarship has almost completely ignored is the film - and now also the theatre – trailer. Peter Holland considers how they conceptualize and lure us into watching on-screen and live versions of Shakespeare's plays.

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Ireland's Generation X: A Conversation between Barry McCrea and Nick Laird

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Location: Webinar in partnership with the Museum of Literature Ireland

Joining Barry McCrea in his monthly conversations on Ireland's Generation X? will Nick Laird.

Born in Tyrone in 1975, Laird is a poet, novelist, screenwriter and former lawyer. He is the recipient of numerous awards including the Betty Trask Prize, the Somerset Maugham award, the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature, and a Guggenheim fellowship. His last collection, Feel Free, was shortlisted for the TS Eliot award and the Derek Walcott Prize. He is the Seamus Heaney Chair of Poetry at Queen’s University, Belfast and a Writer-in-Residence at New York University.…

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English Major Information Session - Business/English or Economics/English

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Location: Zoom Meeting

Come join us in English! Students interested in English as a first or second major are invited to attend one of our upcoming information sessions. Four of the sessions are specially geared to coordinate with other frequently paired fields of study: science, business or economics, psychology, and political science, while one is meant as a general English major information session. 

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Sparks Postdoc Reading ft. G.C. Havrilak

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Location: Zoom conversation

Registration for the event must take in advance of the reading.  Registration can be completed here.

Ten years ago, G.C. Havrilak, unpublished but carrying a handwritten rejection letter from a certain New York slick in his pocket at all times, abandoned a novel that was going nowhere to devote himself to short stories. His resumption of work on the novel,

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Thursday, April 8, 2021

English Major Information Session - Psychology/English

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Location: Zoom Meeting

Come join us in English! Students interested in English as a first or second major are invited to attend one of our upcoming information sessions. Four of the sessions are specially geared to coordinate with other frequently paired fields of study: science, business or economics, psychology, and political science, while one is meant as a general English major information session.

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Friday, April 9, 2021

Literatures of Annihilation, Exile & Resistance: The Aesthetics of Annihilation, a Brief Screening & Conversation

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Location: Virtual Event

Literatures of Annihilation, Exile & Resistance: An Interdisciplinary Approach to the Global Middle East and North Africa is a bi-annual symposium and lecture series that focuses on the study of literatures that have been shaped by histories of territorial and linguistic politics, colonialism, military domination and gross human rights violations. The initiative grapples with the constructed nature of history; reimagines American and global history from the position of suppressed voices; and examines how minoritized writers and scholars have historically innovated literary production and theory in the process of responding to systemic violence. 

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Monday, April 12, 2021

English Major Information Session - Political Science/English

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Location: Zoom Meeting

Come join us in English! Students interested in English as a first or second major are invited to attend one of our upcoming information sessions. Four of the sessions are specially geared to coordinate with other frequently paired fields of study: science, business or economics, psychology, and political science, while one is meant as a general English major information session. 

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Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Friday, April 23, 2021

American Area Seminar ft. Jean-Thomas Tremblay

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Location: Zoom conversation

Jean Thomas Tremblay

Register in advance for this meeting HERE

Symptomaticity and Opacity in the Literature of Smog Sensing
Jean-Thomas Tremblay

This talk identifies a cross-media aesthetics of “smog sensing” that measures the shifts in sensation, perception, and orientation occasioned by atmospheric urban pollution. Exemplifying this aesthetics is Renee Gladman’s corpus of writing and drawing, in particular a cycle of speculative novels set in the city-state of Ravicka, where a mysterious environmental cataclysm has made the air thick and yellow. In a context where different characters’ respiration indexes a socioecological crisis without revealing what it means to and for them, relations are organized by “symptomatic breathing,” an interpretive attitude that consists in learning the limits of what is graspable about embodiment and experience. In Ravicka, breathing is deceptively transparent; it mediates what, within a critical tradition anchored by Édouard Glissant, we may label a politics of racial and sexual opacity. Gladman’s works enable us to rethink the politics of breathing at a historical moment when oppression and inequality reproduce themselves through the weaponization of the air. Breathing together, our visit to Ravicka reveals, is no great equalizer; it instead constitutes a coalitional tactic or strategy for showing up and staying in relation without presuming shared experience.

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Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Creative Writing Reading Series ft. Jesse McCarthy

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Location: Zoom conversation

Jesse Mccarthy Web

 

Registration for the event must take in advance of the reading.  Registration can be completed here.

Jesse McCarthy is an assistant professor in the departments of English and African and African American Studies at Harvard University.

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Friday, May 7, 2021

Literatures of Annihliation, Exile, & Resistance - Salar Abdoh & Djavadi Négar

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Location: Virtual Event

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Négar Djavadi was born in Iran in 1969 to a family of intellectuals opposed to the regimes both of the Shah, then of Khomeini. She arrived in France at the age of eleven, having crossed the mountains of Kurdistan on horseback with her mother and sister. She is a screenwriter and lives in Paris. Disoriental

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