Past Events

Monday, October 10
"Literature as Cultural Ecology: Sustainable Texts"
Hubert Zapf
University of Augsburg
Mandel Reading Room

Wednesday, September 28th 
A Reading by Rebecca Morgan Frank
2016 Ziskind Poet-in-Residence
Pearlman Lounge

Thursday, September 15
Spect-actors Change the Script towards more Equality and Inclusion: A Forum Theater Event 
Rapaporte Treasure Hall


Fall 2016 Events

Friday, October 14
"Radicalizing the Root: The Return of Philosophical Anthropology to the Critique of Political Economy"
Jason Read
Philosophy, Univ of Southern Maine
DuBois, Rabb 119

Tuesday, October 18
How to Get Published Panel
Pearlman Lounge

Monday, November 7 
"Speculative Utopianism: Colonial Debt, British Identity, and Victorian Literature"
Philip Steer
Massey University, New Zealand
DuBois, Rabb 119

Philip completed an MA at Victoria University of Wellington and a PhD at Duke University. He taught for one year at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, before returning to New Zealand in 2010 to join Massey's School of English and Media Studies at the Palmerston North campus. He  has published a variety of essays on the relationship between literary form and cultural politics in New Zealand and Britain's nineteenth-century settler empire. In 2011 he was awarded a Marden Fast-Start Grant for a book project exploring the transnational and transcolonial linkages between New Zealand, Britain and Australia in the nineteenth century, provisionally titled Borders of Britishness: Settler Colonialism, Literary Form, and Greater Britain, 1829-1915.

Tuesday, November 8
2nd-year PhD symposium
Mandel Reading Room

Wednesday, November 16 
Tom Perrota
New York Times bestselling author, screenwriter, and producer.  Author of Election, Little Children, and The Leftovers, and many other books.
Location TBD

Tuesday, Nov 29 @ 12:30
Lunch lecture series featuring Kurt Cavender, Erin Erhart, and Emily Fine
DuBois/Rabb 119

Thursday, February 16 Time/Location TBD
Carl Phillips, Poet

Friday, March 31 Time/Location TBD
Graduate Student Conference

Thursday, April 6 Time/Location TBD
Nancy Jo Sales
Journalist and author of American Girls, Social Media and the Secret Language of Teenagers

Thursday, May 4 Time/Location TBD
Reading, Senior Thesis Creative Writers