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New Books by English Faculty
Elisha Cohn’s Still Life rethinks the nineteenth-century aesthetics of agency through the Victorian novel’s fascination with states of reverie, trance, and sleep.

In a mood of faith and hope my work goes on. A ream of fresh paper lies on my desk waiting for the next book. I am a writer and I take up my pen and write.Pearl S. Buck

Events

Current English Scheduling of Events

Fall 2016

More Info September 1st James McConkey: Courting Memory, A 95th Birthday Celebration
When: Thursday, 4:30pm
Location: Rhodes-Rawlings Auditorium, G70 Klarman Hall
  • The Fall 2016 Zalaznick Reading Series kicks off with a celebration of Prof. Emeritus James McConkey on the occasion of his 95th birthday. Three of McConkey's award-winning former students will also read from their own works in his honor.
  • Featuring:
  • James McConkey, Fiction and Nonfiction Writer
  • Diane Ackerman ‘78, Poet and Essayist
  • Gilbert Allen ‘77, Poet and Fiction Writer
  • A. Manette Ansay ’91, Fiction Writer & Memoirist
More Info September 15th Reading by Joy Harjo
When: Thursday, 4:30pm
Location: Hollis E. Cornell Auditorium, 132 Goldwin Smith Hall
  • Joy Harjo reads from her works as part of the Fall 2016 Barbara & David Zalaznick Reading Series.
  • Featuring: Joy Harjo, Poet and Memoirist
More Info September 29th Alumni Reading: H.G. Carrillo, Sally Wen Mao, Adam O’Fallon Price, & Emily Rosko
When: Thursday, 4:30pm
Location: Rhodes-Rawlings Auditorium, G70 Klarman Hall
  • Dept. of English MFA alumni H.G. Carrillo (fiction), Sally Wen Mao (poetry), Adam O’Fallon Price (fiction), & Emily Rosko (poetry) read from their works as part of the Fall 2016 Barbara & David Zalaznick Reading Series.
  • Featuring:
  • H.G. Carrillo ‘07, Fiction Writer
  • Sally Wen Mao ‘12, Poet
  • Adam O’Fallon Price ‘14, Fiction Writer
  • Emily Rosko ‘03, Poet
More Info October 13th Reading by David Madden
When: Thursday, 4:30pm
Location: Hollis E. Cornell Auditorium, 132 Goldwin Smith Hall
  • David Madden reads from his works as part of the Fall 2016 Barbara & David Zalaznick Reading Series.
  • Featuring: David Madden, Fiction and Nonfiction Writer
More Info October 20th Seth Lerer Lecture
When: Thursday, 4:30 pm
Location: Hollis E. Cornell Auditorium, 132 Goldwin Smith Hall
  • Lecture title forthcoming

    Seth Lerer is the Fall 2016 M.H. Abrams Distinguished Visiting Professor.
  • Featuring: Seth Lerer
  • Reception to follow in the English Lounge (GS 258).
More Info October 27th The Paul Gottschalk Memorial Lecture with Jeffrey Masten
When: Thursday, 4:30 pm
Location: Hollis E. Cornell Auditorium, 132 Goldwin Smith Hall
  • Lecture title forthcoming

    The Gottschalk Memorial Lecture was established in memory of Paul Gottschalk, Professor of English at Cornell, scholar of British Renaissance literature.
  • Featuring: Jeffrey Masten (Northwestern)
  • Reception to follow in the English Lounge (GS 258).
More Info October 27th Gottschalk Seminar with Jeffrey Masten
When: Thursday, 12:00 pm
Location: English Lounge, 258 Goldwin Smith Hall
  • Graduate Student seminar with Jeffrey Masten (Northwestern)

    Title forthcoming

    Time TBD

  • Featuring: Jeffrey Masten (Northwestern)
  • This seminar is being offered in conjunction with the Paul Gottschalk Memorial Lecture by Jeffrey Masten at 4:30pm in HEC Auditorium (GSH 132).
More Info November 3rd Reading by Chris Abani
When: Thursday, 4:30pm
Location: Rhodes-Rawlings Auditorium, G70 Klarman Hall
  • Chris Abani reads from his works as part of the Fall 2016 Barbara & David Zalaznick Reading Series.
  • Featuring: Chris Abani, Poet and Writer
More Info November 4th Forms, Figures, and Difference: A Conference in Honor of Fredric Bogel
When: Friday, 4:30 pm
Location: English Lounge, 258 Goldwin Smith Hall
  • Keynote lecture

    Participants and titles forthcoming

    Followed by a day of panels on November 5th, also in the English Lounge (GSH 258).
  • Featuring:
  • Reception to follow in the Pale Fire Lounge
More Info November 5th Forms, Figures, and Difference: A Conference in Honor of Fredric Bogel
When: Saturday, 10:00am
Location: English Lounge, 258 Goldwin Smith Hall
  • Times TBD

    Participants and titles forthcoming

    Preceeded by a keynote lecture given on November 4th in the English Lounge (GSH 258)
  • Featuring: