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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

Spring 2016

More Info February 4th The Richard Cleaveland Memorial Reading with Karen Joy Fowler & Ishion Hutchinson
When: Thursday, 4:30pm
Location: Hollis E. Cornell Auditorium, Goldwin Smith Hall
  • Dept. of English Spring 2016 Distinguished Visiting Writer Karen Joy Fowler and Assistant Professor Ishion Hutchinson deliver the Richard Cleaveland Memorial Reading as part of the Spring 2016 Barbara & David Zalaznick Reading Series.
  • Featuring:
  • Karen Joy Fowler (Fiction Writer)
  • Ishion Hutchinson (Poet)
  • The Richard Cleaveland Memorial Reading was created in 2002 by family and friends of Richard Cleaveland, Cornell Class of ’74, to honor his memory.
February 5th English Department Roundtable (EDR)
When: Friday, 2:30pm to 4:30pm
Location: 236 Goldwin Smith Hall
  • Presenter: Marquis Bey, "Imbibing the Black Pill: Black Queerness and Trans Bodies"

    Moderator: Chris Beradino
  • Featuring: Marquis Bey
  • Copies of the paper will be available in the EDR mailbox in the English Dept mailroom (GS 250 by grad student boxes) and on the EDR Blackboard site. Refreshments will be served.
February 19th English Department Roundtable (EDR)
When: Friday, 2:30pm to 4:30pm
Location: English Lounge, 258 Goldwin Smith Hall
  • Presenter: Kenneth Yuen, “Do you not see a round disk of fire: William Blake, Ronald Johnson, and the Concept of the Visionary”

    Moderator: TBA

  • Featuring: Kenneth Yuen
  • Copies of the paper will be available in the EDR mailbox in the English Dept mailroom (GS 250 by grad student boxes) and on the EDR Blackboard site. Refreshments will be served.
More Info February 23rd Chats in the Stacks with Elisha Cohn
When: Tuesday, 4:30pm
Location: Olin Library, Room 107
  • Join Elisha Cohn, Dept. of English Assistant Professor, for an Olin Library Chats in the Stacks book talk regarding her new book Still Life: Suspended Development in the Victorian Novel.
  • Featuring: Elisha Cohn, Assistant Professor, Dept. of English
March 3rd Lecture by Catherine Driscoll (U. Sydney)
When: Thursday, 4:30pm
Location: English Lounge, 258 Goldwin Smith Hall
  • "Classifying the Minor"
  • Featuring: Catherine Driscoll
  • Co-sponsored by Dept. of English, PMA, and the Popular Culture Reading Group. Organized by Prof. Jeremy Braddock (jb358@cornell.edu)
March 4th English Department Roundtable (EDR)
When: Friday, 2:30pm to 4:30pm
Location: English Lounge, 258 Goldwin Smith Hall
  • Presenter: Verdie Culbreath, "Harriet Jacobs's Dissociative Womanhood: Racial Affect and the Abolitionist Publishing Industry"

    Moderator: Jesse Goldberg
  • Featuring: Verdie Culbreath
  • Copies of the paper will be available in the EDR mailbox in the English Dept mailroom (GS 250 by grad student boxes) and on the EDR Blackboard site. Refreshments will be served.
More Info March 10th Lecture by Semi Chellas (Writer and Executive Producer, Mad Men)
When: Thursday, 4:30pm
Location: Klarman Hall Auditorium, Klarman Hall
  • "Telling Secrets: Notes from the Writers' Room"

    Co-sponsored by Performing and Media Arts
  • Featuring: Semi Chellas
  • This lecture is preceded by a seminar for English and PMA grad students with Ms. Chellas on Mar. 10, 10a-12p, in the English Lounge (RSVP for the seminar to ser93@cornell.edu).
March 10th Grad Student Seminar with Ms. Semi Chellas (writer and executive producer, Mad Men)
When: Thursday, 10:00am
Location: English Lounge, 258 Goldwin Smith Hall
  • This seminar is open to Dept. of English and PMA graduate students and lecturers. Please RSVP to LBL3@cornell.edu.

    For seminar preparation (and to prevent a spoiler-effect), a familiarity with Mad Men, while not mandatory, is recommended!
  • Featuring: Semi Chellas
  • This seminar is held in conjunction with a lecture by Semi Chellas held at 4:30pm in HEC Auditorium on Thursday, March 10.
More Info March 17th The Robert Chasen Memorial Reading with Gjertrud Schnackenberg
When: Thursday, 4:30pm
Location: Hollis E. Cornell Auditorium, Goldwin Smith Hall
  • Gjertrud Schnackenberg delivers the Robert Chasen Memorial Reading as part of the Spring 2016 Barbara & David Zalaznick Reading Series.
  • Featuring: Gjertrud Schnackenberg (Poet)
  • The biennial Robert Chasen Poetry Reading features a public reading by a distinguished poet. It was established in 1980 by Margaret Rosenzweig, ’32, in memory of Robert Chasen.
More Info March 18th "The 'Flesh' of the Matter: A Hortense Spillers Symposium": Keynote Lecture
When: Friday, 4:30pm
Location: Klarman Hall Auditorium, Klarman Hall
  • "Shades of Intimacy: What the Eighteenth Century Teaches Us"

    Hortense Spillers is the Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor in English (Vanderbilt U.). Followed by a day of symposium panels on March 19th at Africana Studies and Research Center.
  • Featuring: Hortense Spillers (Vanderbilt U.)
  • Co-sponsored by Africana Studies & Research Center, American Studies, Society of the Humanities, FGS Studies, LGBT Studies, PMA
More Info March 19th "The 'Flesh' of the Matter: A Hortense Spillers Symposium": Panel Discussions
When: Saturday, 10:00am to 6:30pm
Location: Africana Studies & Research Center, Multipurpose Room (310 Triphammer Road)
  • A day of panel discussions on the work of Hortense Spillers, Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor in English (Vanderbilt U.).

    Preceeded by a keynote lecture given on March 18th by Hortense Spillers in Klarman Hall Auditorium, Klarman Hall.
  • Featuring:
  • Rizvana Bradley (Emory U)
  • La Marr Jurelle Bruce (U of Maryland)
  • Margo Crawford (Cornell U)
  • Kai Green (Northwestern)
  • Sarah Haley (UCLA)
  • Saidiya Hartman (Columbia U)
  • Amber Musser (Washington U in St. Louis)
  • C. Riley Snorton (Cornell U)
  • Rebecca Wanzo (Washington U in St. Louis)
  • Alex Weheliye (Northwestern U)
  • Co-sponsored by Africana Studies & Research Center, American Studies, Society of the Humanities, FGS Studies, LGBT Studies, PMA
March 23rd Workshop in the Profession: Careers Beyond Academia Roundtable
When: Wednesday, 4:00pm
Location: English Lounge, 258 Goldwin Smith Hall
  • Featuring:
  • Organized by Prof. Jeremy Braddock (jb358@cornell.edu)
April 6th Annual Collation Lecture
When: Wednesday, 4:30pm
Location: Physical Sciences Auditorium, Physical Sciences Building
  • Featuring:
  • Elisha Cohn
  • Margo Crawford
  • The Collation Lecture is held in conjunction with the English Department PhD Open House.
More Info April 7th Shop Talk with Nicole Cliffe, Rachel Fershleiser, Mallory Ortberg, & Lucie Shelly
When: Thursday, 4:30pm
Location: Hollis E. Cornell Auditorium, Goldwin Smith Hall
  • Nicole Cliffe and and Mallory Ortberg (The Toast), Rachel Fershleiser (Tumblr), and Lucie Shelly (Electric Literature's Recommended Reading) will discuss their careers in internet-based publishing, writing, and editing. Please bring your questions!
  • Featuring:
  • Nicole Cliffe (Writer and Editor)
  • Rachel Fershleiser (Publishing Outreach)
  • Mallory Ortberg (Writer and Editor)
  • Lucie Shelly (Writer and Editor)
April 8th English Department Roundtable (EDR)
When: Friday, 2:30pm to 4:30pm
Location: English Lounge, 258 Goldwin Smith Hall
  • Presenter: Michaela Brangan, “Northern Climes for Novel Times: Posthuman Refuges in Shelley, Dick, Ishiguro, and Bacigalupi”

    Moderator: TBA
  • Featuring: Michaela Brangan
  • Copies of the paper will be available in the EDR mailbox in the English Dept mailroom (GS 250 by grad student boxes) and on the EDR Blackboard site. Refreshments will be served.
More Info April 14th Critical Race Series - Lecture by William Maxwell
When: Thursday, 4:30pm
Location: Hollis E. Cornell Auditorium, 132 Goldwin Smith Hall
  • "Born-Again, Seen-Again Baldwin: State Surveillance and the Literary History of Black Lives Matter"

    Sponsored by the Department of English Critical Race Series.
  • Featuring: William Maxwell (Washington U., St. Louis)
  • This lecture is preceeded by a seminar with William Maxwell on Thursday, April 14, 10am-12pm, in the English Lounge (please RSVP for the seminar to ser93@cornell.edu).
More Info April 14th Critical Race Series - Seminar with William Maxwell
When: Thursday, 10:00am
Location: English Lounge, 258 Goldwin Smith Hall
  • This seminar will focus on William Maxwell's recent book F.B. Eyes: How J. Edgar Hoover’s Ghostreaders Framed African American Literature

    Please RSVP to ser93@cornell.edu. Seminar reading available by clicking the "more info" link.
  • Featuring: William Maxwell (Washington U., St. Louis)
  • This seminar is held in conjunction with the Department of English Critical Race Series lecture by William Maxwell held at 4:30pm in HEC Auditorium on Thursday, April 14.
April 15th Ninth Annual Global 19th-Century Day Keynote Address
When: Friday, 4:30pm
Location: History of Art Gallery, Goldwin Smith Hall
  • Hosted by the 19th Century American Reading Group and the British 18th & 19th Century Reading Group in conjunction with the Ninth Annual Global 19th Century Day Colloquium on April 16, 2016.
  • Featuring: Justine Murrison (U of Indiana, Urbana-Champaign)
  • For more information contact Jesse Goldberg at jag525@cornell.edu.
April 16th Ninth Annual Global 19th-Century Day Colloquium
When: Saturday, 9:00am to 5:00pm
Location: English Lounge, 258 Goldwin Smith Hall
  • Hosted by the 19th Century American Reading Group and the British 18th & 19th Century Reading Group in conjunction with the Ninth Annual Global 19th Century Day Keynote Address on April 15th by Justine Murrison (U of Indiana, Urbana-Champaign).
  • Featuring:
  • For more information contact Jesse Goldberg at jag525@cornell.edu.
More Info April 21st Reading by Denis Johnson
When: Thursday, 4:30pm
Location: Klarman Hall Auditorium, Klarman Hall
  • Writer Denis Johnson reads from his works as part of the Spring 2016 Barbara & David Zalaznick Reading Series.
  • Featuring: Denis Johnson
April 22nd English Department Roundtable (EDR)
When: Friday, 2:30pm to 4:30pm
Location: English Lounge, 258 Goldwin Smith Hall
  • Presenter: Christine Yao, “The Mulattoes of Asia”

    Moderator: Jesse Goldberg
  • Featuring: Christine Yao
  • Copies of the paper will be available in the EDR mailbox in the English Dept mailroom (GS 250 by grad student boxes) and on the EDR Blackboard site. Refreshments will be served.
More Info April 25th Lecture by Rebecca Wanzo
When: Monday, 4:30pm
Location: English Lounge, 258 Goldwin Smith Hall
  • "The Content of Our Caricature: Nat Turner, King, and the Frozen Aesthetics of Black Heroism"
  • Featuring: Rebecca Wanzo (Washington U., St. Louis)
More Info April 27th In A Word
When: Wednesday, 5:00pm
Location: Klarman Hall Auditorium, Klarman Hall
  • Alice Fulton & Roger Gilbert, In Conversation
  • Featuring:
  • Alice Fulton
  • Roger Gilbert
  • In A Word is a NEW series that showcases the Creative Writing Program’s dedicated and diverse poets and fiction writing faculty.
April 28th Lecture by Crystal Bartolovich
When: Thursday, 4:30pm
Location: English Lounge, 258 Goldwin Smith Hall
  • “The Future of the Humanities PhD"
  • Featuring: Crystal Bartolovich (Syracuse U.)
  • Organized by Prof. Jeremy Braddock (jb358@cornell.edu)
May 5th Book Launch for Robert Ray Morgan's latest novel, "Chasing the North Star"
When: Thursday, 6:00pm
Location: Tompkins County Public Library
  • Featuring: Robert Ray Morgan
  • Co-sponsored by Cornell Creative Writing Program and Tompkins County Public Library.
More Info May 7th The 2016 MFA Graduation Reading
When: Saturday, 3:00pm
Location: Klarman Hall Auditorium, Klarman Hall
  • Join us for a reading by the graduating MFA students.  A reception will follow in the English Lounge, 258 GSH.
  • Featuring:
  • Vincent Hiscock (poetry)
  • Samson Jardine (poetry)
  • Aurora Masum-Javed (poetry)
  • Lena Nguyen (fiction)
  • Kirsten Saracini (fiction)
  • Christine Vines (fiction)
  • Tess Wheelwright (fiction)
  • Korey Williams (poetry)
More Info May 29th Diploma Ceremony and Reception
When: Sunday, 12:00pm to 2:30pm
Location: Statler Auditorium, Statler Hall
  • Please join us for light refreshments and our annual diploma ceremony celebrating our 2016 graduates.

    For more information about the Department of English diploma ceremony, please click on the "More Info" link.
  • Featuring: