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Saturday, January 8, 2022

Colm Tóibín: A Reading and Talk

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Location: Snite Museum of Art

Just appointed the Irish Arts Council Laureate for Irish Fiction, Colm Tóibín will give a reading and talk at Notre Dame with his newest book on Thomas Mann, The Magician (Simon and Schuster, 2021) as the centerpiece.The Magician was selected as a Notable Book, a Critics' Top Book, and a Top 10 Book of Historical Fiction by The New York Times

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Wednesday, January 26, 2022

MFA Student Reading

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Location: Zoom Meeting

Come listen to the first MFA reading of the semester on January 26th! Readers include Kristyn Garza, Lance Carroll, and Jacob Moniz.

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**PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS HAS BEEN CHANGED TO A ZOOM MEETING**

For Zoom link, please register HERE

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Life in Pixels series ft. Wendy Chun

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Location: Zoom book talk

Wendy Hui Kyong Chun is Simon Fraser University's Canada 150 Research Chair in New Media in the School of Communication where she leads the Digital Democracies Institute. She has studied both Systems Design Engineering and English Literature, which she combines and mutates in her current work on digital media. She is author of Control and Freedom: Power and Paranoia in the Age of Fiber Optics

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Life in Pixels series ft. Wendy Chun

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Location: Zoom book talk

Wendy Hui Kyong Chun is Simon Fraser University's Canada 150 Research Chair in New Media in the School of Communication where she leads the Digital Democracies Institute. She has studied both Systems Design Engineering and English Literature, which she combines and mutates in her current work on digital media. She is author of Control and Freedom: Power and Paranoia in the Age of Fiber Optics

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Friday, January 28, 2022

The Madman of Freedom Square: Hassan Blasim and Jonathan Wright in conversation with Amir Ahmadi Arian

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Location: Live on Zoom

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Hassan Blasim (b. 1973) is an Iraqi writer, poet, and filmmaker who is currently living in Helsinki, Finland. Born in Baghdad, he studied at the city’s Academy of Cinematic Arts where two of his screenplays won the Academy’s Festival Prize for Best Work. In 1998 he was advised by his tutors to leave Baghdad, since the political and critical nature of his films was drawing attention from Saddam’s informants at the Academy. After fleeing and travelling through Europe as a refugee, he settled in Finland in 2004. His debut collection of short stories,

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Monday, February 7, 2022

The 28th Annual Hesburgh Lecture in Ethics and Public Policy

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Location: Zoom Webinar

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Featuring Bernadine Evaristo, Booker Prize-winning novelist, essayist, dramatist, and literary critic; advocate and activist for inclusion in the arts

British writer Bernardine Evaristo is the author of ten books and numerous writings that span the genres of fiction, verse fiction, short fiction, non-fiction, poetry, essays, literary criticism, journalism, and radio and theatre drama. Her writing and projects are based around her interest in the African diaspora.…

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Tuesday, February 8, 2022

Wednesday, February 9, 2022

Life in Pixels series ft. Matthew Kirschenbaum & Jessica Pressman

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Location: Zoom book talk

Matthew G. Kirschenbaum is Professor in the Department of English at the University of Maryland and Director of the Graduate Certificate in Digital Studies. He is also an affiliated faculty member with the College of Information Studies at Maryland, and a member of the teaching faculty at the University of Virginia’s Rare Book School. His most recent book is Bitstreams: The Future of Digital Literary Heritage

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Book Launch, Reading & Discussion: "Velorio" by Xavier Navarro Aquino

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Location: 232 Decio Hall, English Department

***PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO WED., FEB 9TH***

Please join us for a book launch of Velorio by Xavier Navarro Aquino.  The book launch will be followed by a short reading and a conversation with Dr. Marisel Moreno, the Rev. John A. O'Brien Associate Professor of Spanish at the University of Notre Dame.…

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Friday, February 11, 2022

ISLA Webinar with Humanities Without Walls

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Location: zoom

ISLA is pleased to host a virtual information session with representatives from Humanities Without Walls on Friday, February 11 at 12:00 noon. Humanities Without Walls comprises a consortium of 16 universities across the Midwest and beyond and "aims to create new avenues for collaborative research, teaching, and the production of scholarship in the humanities, forging and sustaining areas of inquiry that cannot be created or maintained without cross-institutional cooperation." HWW's current Grand Research Challenge: Reciprocity and Redistribution

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Wednesday, February 16, 2022

MFA Student Reading

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Location: 232 Decio Hall, English Department

Come listen to the second MFA reading of the semester on February 16th.  Readers include Woori Kim, Raju Kalam, and Angie Lorang.

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Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Creative Writing Reading Series ft. Venita Blackburn

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Location: 235 Decio Hall, English Dept. Multipurpose Room

Works by Venita Blackburn have appeared in thenewyorker.com, Harper’s, Ploughshares, McSweeney’s, the Paris Review and others. She received the Prairie Schooner book prize in fiction for her collected stories, Black Jesus and Other Superheroes in 2017. She is founder of the literary nonprofit Live, Write (livewriteworkshop.com), which provides free creative writing workshops for communities of color.

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Friday, February 25, 2022

Wednesday, March 2, 2022

Virtual Book Launch: "Magnificent Errors" by Sheryl Luna

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Location: Zoom

“With Magnificent Errors, Luna has broken the regional boundaries of the
American Southwest and become one of America’s finest poets.” —
Dagoberto Gilb, author of Before the End, After the Beginning
“In Magnificent Errors, Sheryl Luna shows us once again why she is one of
America’s premier poets. Her gutsy, gorgeous language, her hard-won vision

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Thursday, March 10, 2022

International Conference: The Once and Future English

Location: London Global Gateway

With speakers from 15 countries around the world, this international conference asks the question: How will English’s present and past look to future speakers and language historians?  

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Monday, March 14, 2022

Tuesday, March 15, 2022

An Evening with Nikole Hannah-Jones

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Location: Leighton Concert Hall, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Join us for an evening with Nikole Hannah-Jones

Nikole Hannah Jones

Journalist, author, Pulitzer Prize-winner, and creator of The 1619 Project

Nikole Hannah-Jones '98 returns to Notre Dame on March 15 to give the Gallivan Program in Journalism, Ethics, and Democracy's 2022 Red Smith Lecture. The event also serves as the Initiative on Race and Resilience's inaugural Sojourner Truth Lecture and a part of the University's Sr. Kathleen Cannon, O.P, Distinguished Lecture series. …

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Wednesday, March 16, 2022

A Conversation with Felicitas Hoppe

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Location: 128 Decio Faculty Hall

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German author and Georg Büchner Prize winner Felicitas Hoppe will discuss the use of medievalism in her work. The discussion will be in English. Audience Q&A to follow.

Co-sponsored by the Department of German and Russian, the Medieval Institute, and the Nanovic Institute for European Studies.…

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Creative Writing Reading Series ft. Adrian Matejka

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Location: 232 Decio Hall, English Department

Adrian Matekja grew up in Indianapolis, Indiana, and is a graduate of the MFA program at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. He is the author of The Devil’s Garden (Alice James Books, 2003) which won theNew York / New England Award and Mixology (Penguin, 2009), a winner of the 2008 National Poetry Series. His third collection of poems, The Big Smoke (Penguin, 2013), focuses on Jack Johnson, the first Black heavyweight champion of the world. The Big Smoke was awarded the 2014 Anisfield-Wolf BookAward and was a finalist for the 2013 National Book Award, 2014 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, and 2014 Pulitzer Prize in poetry. His fourth collection, Map to the Stars, was published by Penguin in 2017. His mixed media collection inspired by Funkadelic, Standing on the Verge & Maggot Brain (Third Man Books), and a collection of poems Somebody Else Sold the World (Penguin) are forthcoming in 2021. His first graphic novel Last On His Feet will be published in 2022 by Liveright. Among Matejka’s other honors are the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award and fellowships from the Academy of American Poets, the Guggenheim Foundation, the Lannan Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Rockefeller Foundation, and a Simon Fellowship from United States Artists. He is the Ruth Lilly Professor of Poetry at Indiana University Bloomington and served as Poet Laureate of the state of Indiana in 2018-19. …

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Thursday, March 17, 2022

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Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Life in Pixels series ft. Armond Towns & Ramon Amaro

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Location: Zoom conversation

Armond R. Towns is an associate professor in Communication and Media Studies at Carleton University in Ottawa, ON. His book, On Black Media Philosophy (University of California Press, 2022) mobilizes questions from Black studies and cultural studies to excavate a new media philosophy. He is currently developing another project on the relationship between the history of communication and media studies and the history of Black studies, focusing specifically on the development of both fields in U.S. and Canada.…

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Thursday, March 24, 2022

Yusko Ward-Phillips Conference: 1000 Years of Ice and Fire

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Ecological collapse and human migration have been deeply intertwined throughout human history, and have inspired some of our greatest works of literature, from The Epic of Gilgamesh to The Grapes of Wrath. "1000 Years of Ice and Fire" will bring together several key thinkers working in the long history of literature in English to discuss deep historical patterns, resonances, and critical flash-points to help us better understand the complex relationship between ecological collapse, migration, and literary production.…

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Dipesh Chakrabarty "One Planet, Many Worlds: Modernity, History, and the Challenge of the Anthropocene"

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Location: McKenna Auditorium

Historian Dipesh Chakrabarty will be delivering the keynote address for the Yusko Ward-Phillips Conference "1000 Years of Ice and Fire: Ecological Collapse and Migration from Vinland to the Anthropocene" (March 24–25). 

Professor Dipesh Chakrabarty is the Laurence A. Kimpton Distinguished Service Professor of History, South Asian Languages and Civilizations, and the College at the University of Chicago. He is also the founding member of the journal Subaltern Studies

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English Major Information Sessions

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Location: 235 Decio Hall, English Dept. Multipurpose Room

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For the Thursday, March 24th session:

 

Ever consider English as a 2nd major?

ND English invites you to attend our information session to learn more about the major! This session is specifically geared towards those wishing to pair English with Science and current double majors will be on hand to answer questions and share their experiences.…

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Friday, March 25, 2022

Yusko Ward-Phillips Conference: 1000 Years of Ice and Fire

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Ecological collapse and human migration have been deeply intertwined throughout human history, and have inspired some of our greatest works of literature, from The Epic of Gilgamesh to The Grapes of Wrath. "1000 Years of Ice and Fire" will bring together several key thinkers working in the long history of literature in English to discuss deep historical patterns, resonances, and critical flash-points to help us better understand the complex relationship between ecological collapse, migration, and literary production.…

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1000 Years of Ice and Fire: Ecological Collapse and Migration from Vinland to the Anthropocene

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Location: McKenna Conference Center

This conference brings together key thinkers working in the long history of literature in English to discuss deep historical patterns, resonances, and critical flash-points that might help us better understand the complex relationship between ecological collapse, migration, and literary production. 

Sponsored by the Mark and Stacey Yusko Endowment for Excellence in English, the Department of English, the Department of History, the Environmental Humanities Initiative, and the Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts (Henkels Lecture Fund), the Environmental Change Initiative, and the John J. Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values, the GLOBES Certificate Program, and the Minor is Sustainability.

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