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Wednesday, May 12, 2021

2021 Creative Writing MFA Final Thesis Reading

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Location: Zoom reading

 

 

Mfa Thesis Reading 2021

Join us in celebrating the work of our graduating second-year MFA students!  will include Ahmad Aljawad, Marie Burns, Rebecca Gearhart, Elise Houcek, PJ Lombardo, Misael Osorio-Conde, and Valerie Vargas.

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

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Monday, May 17, 2021

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Ireland's Generation X: A Conversation between Barry McCrea and Mark O'Halloran

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Location: Webinar in partnership with the Museum of Literature Ireland

Joining Barry McCrea in his monthly conversations about Ireland's Generation X? will be actor and writer Mark O'Halloran. 

As an actor he has worked with all the major theatre companies in Ireland. On screen he has appeared in numerous films, most notably as one of the eponymous heroes in Adam & Paul for which he also wrote the screenplay. He has also appears in The Guard

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Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Ireland's Generation X: A Conversation between Barry McCrea and Claire Kilroy

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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 writer Claire Kilroy, who won the Rooney Prize for Literature in 2004 with her debut novel All Summer

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Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Friday, September 3, 2021

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Book Launch: "Savage Tongues" by Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi

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Location: 232 Decio Hall

In collaboration with the Notre Dame Initiative on Race and Resilience, the Creative Writing program will be having a book launch for Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi.  We will be celebrating her new novel, Savage Tongues, which was released in August by Mariner Books. 

Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi is the author of three novels. She is the winner of a  PEN/Faulkner Award, the John Gardner Award, a Whiting Award, and a National Book Foundation “5 Under 35” award, and has been longlisted for the PEN/Open Book Award. Her work has been supported by a Fulbright Fellowship, a MacDowell Fellowship, and a Fellowship from ART OMI and has appeared in the New York Times, Granta, LitHub, Guernica, BOMB Magazine, and the Los Angeles Review of Books among other places. She has lived in Spain, Iran, Italy, and the United Arab Emirates.  She currently splits her time between Chicago and South Bend, Indiana where she directs Notre Dame University’s MFA Program in Creative Writing and is a fellow at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies.

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Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Monday, September 27, 2021

Lecture with Friedhelm Marx, Universität Bamberg: “Restoration of the ‘Abendland’? Images of Europe in Exile”

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Location: 128 Decio (Max Kade Seminar Room)

About the Lecture

This lecture outlines the debates on Europe among writers from the Weimar Republic to the exile of the 1940s. The widespread hope in literary circles for a politically united Europe was plunged into a serious crisis by the Nazis' policy of conquest and Germanization. In American exile, under the impression of U.S. democracy, the ideas for the future of the European continent had to be revised: the lecture throws some spotlights on the renewed visions of Europe by Thomas Mann, Lion Feuchtwanger, Hans Rauschning, and Erich von Kahler, among others. …

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Wednesday, September 29, 2021

CW/ILS Reading ft. Leo Boix: British Latinx Poetry

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Location: Zoom conversation

Leo Boix

Please join us for a zoom event in partnership with Letras Latinas, the literary initiative at the Institute for Latino Studies. On the occasion of Hispanic Heritage Month, we are celebrating Ballad of a Happy Immigrant, the English-language debut by Leo Boix, who will also be in conversation with Yvette Siegert on the state of British Latinx poetry. The reading will feature special guests including Francisco Aragón, Antonio López, Janel Pineda, Alexandra Lytton Regalado, and Yvette Siegert.…

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Friday, October 8, 2021

Book Launch: Essaka Joshua's "Physical Disability in British Romantic Literature

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Location: 232 Decio Hall

Essaka Joshua

 

The Seminar in Eighteenth-& Nineteenth-century Studies, in association with the English department, will be hosting a book launch celebration for Essaka Joshua's new book, Physical Disability in British Romantic Literature, from Cambridge University Press.  The celebration will take place in 232 Decio Hall on Friday, October 8th at 2:00 pm.  A reception will follow on the patio outside of Decio Hall (weather permitting)

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Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Thursday, October 14, 2021

Fourth Annual Henry David Thoreau Memorial Lecture ft. Bob Sullivan

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Location: 232 Decio Hall

06 01 Bob Sullivan American Area Seminar
The American area seminar will be hosting the Fourth Annual Henry David Thoreau Memorial Lecture welcoming Bob Sullivan to campus next Thursday, October 14th at 5:00 pm.  We will be holding this event in the main space of the ENGL department (232 Decio Hall). 

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Wednesday, October 27, 2021

English Major Information Session - Science/English

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Location: 235 Decio Hall, English Dept. Multipurpose Room

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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. Two of the sessions are specially geared to coordinate with fields frequently paired with English, science and business, and one is meant as a general English major information session. RSVP for any of these sessions below:…

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Thursday, October 28, 2021

Monday, November 1, 2021

Thursday, November 4, 2021

English Major Information Session - Business/English

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Location: 235 Decio Hall, English Dept. Multipurpose Room

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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. Two of the sessions are specially geared to coordinate with fields frequently paired with English, science and business, and one is meant as a general English major information session. RSVP for any of these sessions below:…

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Friday, November 5, 2021

Ahead of the Game with Arts & Letters: "Race and Racism in Higher Education: Introducing the Notre Dame Initiative on Race and Resilience"

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Location: LaBar Recital Hall within O'Neill Hall of Music

A different game plan for autumn weekends. You are invited to join in discussion with Notre Dame’s most engaging faculty on some of the most pressing and fascinating issues of our times. Each lecture and Q&A is presented on a home game Friday.

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Tuesday, November 9, 2021

English Major Information Session

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Location: 235 Decio Hall, English Dept. Multipurpose Room

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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. Two of the sessions are specially geared to coordinate with fields frequently paired with English, science and business, and one is meant as a general English major information session. RSVP for any of these sessions below:…

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Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Thursday, November 11, 2021

CW/RLL Bilingual Tim Dlugos Poetry event ft. Carlos Alejandro & Sally Hansen

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Location: 232 Decio Hall

Carlos Alejandro

This reading will be taking place as a dual-mode bilingual poetry event celebrating the first Spanish-language edition of poetry by Tim Dlugos, translated by Carlos Alejandro.  The reading will take place in the Notre Dame English department (232 Decio hall) at 4:00 pm EST and will be live-streamed via zoom. Registration for the zoom portion of the event must take place in advance of the reading.  Registration can be completed here

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Friday, November 12, 2021

Thursday, November 18, 2021

An Evening with Lauren Groff

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Location: Patricia George Decio Theatre, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

The Sr. Kathleen Cannon, O.P., Distinguished Lecture Series presents:

An Evening with Lauren Groff

Lauren Groff with Matrix Book cover

Hear award-winning writer Lauren Groff speak about her latest novel, Matrix, a bold reimagining of the life of the medieval poet Marie de France as the abbess of a Benedictine monastery in England. Matrix

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Friday, November 19, 2021

Literatures of Annihilation, Exile & Resistance: Poetics of Evidence

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Location: Zoom Webinar

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Poet, novelist, translator, critic, and scholar Ammiel Alcalay teaches at Queens College and The Graduate Center, CUNY. His books include After Jews and Arabs, Memories of Our Future, Islanders, neither wit nor gold: from then, from the warring factions, and a little history. Recent books include the co-edited A Dove in Flight: Poems by Faraj Bayrakdar, with Shareah Taleghani and the New York Translation Collective; a poem sequence, Ghost Talk, and A Bibliography for After Jews & Arabs. He has written and been active on the question of Palestine for decades and, during the wars in ex-Yugoslavia, he was one of the main conduits for translations from Bosnia. He is a contributing editor of The Markaz Review and was given a 2017 American Book Award from The Before Columbus Foundation for his work as founder and General Editor of Lost & Found: The CUNY Poetics Document Initiative (lostandfoundbooks.org

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American Area Seminar ft. Gillian White

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Location: 235 Decio Hall

Gillian White Poster

Next Friday, November 19th, the American Area seminar will be virtually hosting Gillian White, Associate Professor of English at the University of Michigan.  

The Americanist area seminar will convene in person in 235 Decio Hall at 3:00 pm and zooming Gillian into the room.  The talk is entitled, 'All the Genres a Scene Could Be': The Figure of Genre in Contemporary U.S. Poetries.…

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Thursday, December 2, 2021

Friday, December 3, 2021

Literatures of Annihilation, Exile & Resistance: Political Violence and the Literary Subject

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Location: Zoom Webinar

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Salwa Ismail is Professor of Politics with reference to the Middle East at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. Her research examines everyday forms of government, urban governance, and governmental violence. She has conducted extensive fieldwork in both Egypt and Syria, enquiring into how mechanisms of government and practices of violence come to be formative of ordinary citizens’ political subjectivities. Her book Political Life in Cairo’s New Quarters: Encountering the

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Tuesday, December 7, 2021