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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

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Current English Scheduling of Events

Spring 2015

More Info January 29th Reading by Tiphanie Yanique
When: Thursday, 4:30pm
Location: Hollis E. Cornell Auditorium, Goldwin Smith Hall
  • Tiphanie Yanique reads from her fiction as part of the Spring 2015 Barbara & David Zalaznick Reading Series.
  • Featuring: Tiphanie Yanique
More Info February 19th Reading by Dawn Lundy Martin
When: Thursday, 4:30pm
Location: Hollis E. Cornell Auditorium, Goldwin Smith Hall
  • Dawn Lundy Martin reads from her poetry as part of the Spring 2015 Barbara & David Zalaznick Reading Series.
  • Featuring: Dawn Lundy Martin
February 20th English Department Roundtable (EDR)
When: Friday, 2:30pm to 4:30pm
Location: English Lounge, 258 Goldwin Smith Hall
  • Presenter: Lynne Stahl, “‘If You Don’t Believe Us, Read the Book’: Gender, Sexuality, and Ambivalence  in Filmic Tomboy Narrative”
    Moderator: Zach Price
  • Featuring:
  • Copies of the paper 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 23rd Sawyer Seminar Series Lecture by Dan Edelstein (Stanford U.)
When: Monday, 4:30pm
Location: Guerlac Room, AD White House
  • In the Name of the People: Popular Sovereignty and Permanent Revolution

    This lecture is part of the 2014-15 Mellon John E. Sawyer Seminar Series: Political Will

    For more information contact Michaela Brangan: mjb492@cornell.edu
  • Featuring: Dan Edelstein (Stanford U.)
More Info February 26th Reading by Renato Rosaldo (NYU)
When: Thursday, 4:30pm
Location: English Lounge, 258 Goldwin Smith Hall
  • A Reading from his poetry collection, "The Day of Shelly's Death: The Poetry and Ethnography of Grief"
  • Featuring: Renato Rosaldo
  • Sponsored by MITWS
More Info March 4th Seminar with Farah Jasmine Griffin (Columbia)
When: Wednesday, 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Location: English Lounge, 258 Goldwin Smith Hall
  • Please RSVP to: ser93@cornell.edu

    Readings can be accessed through the "More Info" link to the right.
  • Featuring: Farah Jasmine Griffin (Columbia)
  • This seminar is held in conjunction with the Annual Gellman Lecture, delivered by Farah Jasmine Griffin on Thursday, March 5, 2015.
More Info March 5th Annual Gellman Lecture with Farah Jasmine Griffin (Columbia)
When: Thursday, 4:30pm
Location: Hollis E. Cornell Auditorium, Goldwin Smith Hall
  • “'We Do Language': History, Meaning  & Language in the Novels of Toni Morrison"

    Farah Jasmine Griffin (Columbia) delivers the Dept. of English Annual Gellman Lecture.
  • Featuring: Farah Jasmine Griffin (Columbia)
  • The Gellman Lecture, featuring a distinguished scholar of modern literature, was established by a generous gift by Wendy Rosenthal Gellman '81, who majored in English at Cornell.
March 6th English Department Roundtable (EDR)
When: Friday, 2:30pm to 4:30pm
Location: English Lounge, 258 Goldwin Smith Hall
  • Presenter: Zach Price, “Intimate Earthlings: Aesthetics of Contagion in District 9
    Moderator: Katherine Waller
  • Featuring:
  • Copies of the paper 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.
March 9th Sawyer Seminar Series Lecture by Samuel Moyn (Harvard Law School)
When: Monday, 4:30pm
Location: TBD
  • Topic: Global Justice

    This lecture is part of the 2014-15 Mellon John E. Sawyer Seminar Series: Political Will

    For more information contact Michaela Brangan: mjb492@cornell.edu
  • Featuring: Samuel Moyn (Harvard Law School)
More Info March 12th The Richard Cleaveland Memorial Reading with J. Robert Lennon & Valzhyna Mort
When: Thursday, 4:30pm
Location: Hollis E. Cornell Auditorium, Goldwin Smith Hall
  • Dept. of English Creative Writing Program professors J. Robert Lennon and Valzhyna Mort deliver the Richard Cleaveland Memorial Reading as part of the Spring 2015 Barbara & David Zalaznick Reading Series.
  • Featuring:
  • J. Robert Lennon
  • Valzhyna Mort
  • The Richard Cleaveland Memorial Reading was created in 2002 by family and friends of Richard Cleaveland, Cornell Class of ’74, to honor his memory.
More Info March 13th Symposium: “The Senses of Romanticism"
When: Friday, 12:00pm to 6:00pm
Location: English Lounge, 258 Goldwin Smith Hall
  • Featuring:
  • Orrin Wang (U. of Maryland)
  • Miranda Burgess (U. of British Columbia)
  • Andrea Henderson (UC Irvine)
  • Jon Klancher (Carnegie Mellon)
  • Co-sponsored by Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future, Society for the Humanities, & Departments of Philosophy, Art History, German Studies, Comp. Lit, & History
March 18th First Annual Collation Lectures
When: Wednesday, 4:30pm
Location: 120 Physical Sciences Building (PSB)
  • The Collation Lectures are held in conjunction with the English Department PhD Open House.

    Lectures given by Amanda Jo Goldstein and Dagmawi Woubshet, with responses by Danielle Fuentes Morgan and Ben Tam.
  • Featuring:
  • Amanda Jo Goldstein
  • Dagmawi Woubshet
  • Danielle Fuentes Morgan
  • Ben Tam
More Info March 19th Lecture by Derek Attridge (U. of York)
When: Thursday, 4:30pm
Location: Hollis E. Cornell Auditorium, Goldwin Smith Hall
  • "Character and Counterfocalization: Coetzee’s Kafkan Modernism”

    There will be a seminar with Derek Attridge, "The Work of Literature," 10am-12pm, on Thursday, March 19th.  Please rsvp for the seminar to ser93@cornell.edu.
  • Featuring: Derek Attridge (U. of York)
More Info March 19th Seminar with Derek Attridge (U. of York)
When: Thursday, 10:00am
Location: English Lounge, 258 Goldwin Smith Hall
  • "The Work of Literature"

    Please RSVP to: ser93@cornell.edu

    This seminar is held in conjunction with Derek Attridge's lecture, "Character and Counterfocalization: Coetzee’s Kafkan Modernism," 4:30pm, on Thursday, March 19th, HEC Auditorium (GSH).
  • Featuring: Derek Attridge (U. of York)
March 20th English Department Roundtable (EDR)
When: Friday, 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Location: English Lounge, 258 Goldwin Smith Hall
  • Presenter: Emily Rials, "Brackets and Bodies in Jacob's Room and To the Lighthouse"
    Moderator: Stephen Thompson
  • Featuring:
  • Copies of the paper 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.
March 20th "Radical Atlantic Aesthetics: The Black Dandy and the Performance of Freedom"
When: Friday, 4:30pm
Location: History of Art Lounge, G08 GSH
  • Hosted by the 19th Century American Reading Group and the British 18th & 19th Century Reading Group in conjunction with the 8th Annual Global 19th Century Day Colloquium on March 21, 2015.
  • Featuring: Elizabeth Maddock Dillon (Northeastern University)
  • For more information contact Christine Yao at cy295@cornell.edu.
March 21st 8th Annual Global 19th Century Day Colloquium
When: Saturday, 9:00 AM 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
  • Featuring:
  • For more information contact Christine Yao at cy295@cornell.edu.
March 23rd Sawyer Seminar Series Lecture by David Scott (Columbia University)
When: Monday, 4:30pm
Location: TBD
  • Topic: On Populism

    This lecture is part of the 2014-15 Mellon John E. Sawyer Seminar Series: Political Will

    For more information contact Michaela Brangan: mjb492@cornell.edu
  • Featuring: David Scott (Columbia University)
April 10th English Department Roundtable (EDR)
When: Friday, 2:30pm to 4:30pm
Location: English Lounge, 258 Goldwin Smith Hall
  • Presenter: Kristie Schlauraff, "'All the Pain in the World': H.G. Wells’s The Island of Dr. Moreau and the Animal Voice"
    Moderator: Xine Yao
  • Featuring:
  • Copies of the paper 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 23rd Reading by Stephen Yenser
When: Thursday, 4:30pm
Location: Hollis E. Cornell Auditorium, Goldwin Smith Hall
  • Stephen Yenser reads from his poetry as part of the Spring 2015 Barbara & David Zalaznick Reading Series.
  • Featuring: Stephen Yenser
April 24th English Department Roundtable (EDR)
When: Friday, 2:30pm to 4:30pm
Location: English Lounge, 258 Goldwin Smith Hall
  • Presenter: Amber Harding, “A Dream of Revolution: William Morris’s News from Nowhere and the Utopian Progression”
    Moderator: Jane Glaubman
  • Featuring:
  • Copies of the paper 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.
April 27th Sawyer Seminar Series Lecture by Eric Santer (U. of Chicago)
When: Monday, 4:30pm
Location: TBD
  • "The Weight of All Flesh: On the Subject-Matter of Political Economy"

    This lecture is part of the 2014-15 Mellon John E. Sawyer Seminar Series: Political Will

    For more information contact Michaela Brangan: mjb492@cornell.edu
  • Featuring: Eric Santer (U. of Chicago)
More Info April 30th Lecture by David Norbrook (Oxford)
When: Thursday, 4:30pm
Location: Guerlac Room, A.D. White House
  • "Atheists and Republicans: Interpreting Lucretius in Revolutionary England"
  • Featuring: David Norbrook (Oxford)
  • This lecture is part of the Early Modern Thinking working group and is co-sponsored by the Central New York Humanities Corridor, from an award by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
More Info May 9th The 2015 MFA Graduation Reading
When: Saturday, 3:00pm
Location: Hollis E. Cornell Auditorium, Goldwin Smith Hall
  • Join us for a reading by the graduating MFA students.  A reception will follow in the English Lounge, 258 GSH.
  • Featuring:
  • Lanre Akinsiku
  • Travis Duprey
  • Liza Flum
  • Cody Klippenstein
  • Ling Ma
  • Richard LaRose
  • Mary-Margaret Stevens
  • Renia White
More Info May 24th Diploma Ceremony and Reception
When: Sunday, 12:00pm to 2:30pm
Location: Statler Auditorium
  • Please join us for light refreshments and our annual diploma ceremony celebrating our 2015 graduates.

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