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Current English Scheduling of Events

Fall 2015

More Info September 3rd Reading by Ilya Kaminsky
When: Thursday, 4:30pm
Location: Hollis E. Cornell Auditorium, Goldwin Smith Hall
  • Ilya Kaminsky reads from his poetry as part of the Fall 2015 Barbara & David Zalaznick Reading Series.
  • Featuring: Ilya Kaminsky
More Info September 12th M.H. Abrams Memorial Celebration
When: Saturday, 2:00pm
Location: Statler Auditorium, Statler Hall
  • Speakers to include Elizabeth Garrett (Cornell U. President), Geoffrey Harpham (former Director, National Humanities Center), Julia Reidhead (W.W. Norton), and more.
  • Featuring:
  • The Memorial will be followed by a reception in the Tradition Room at Schoellkopf Memorial Hall Annex
September 17th Lecture by Mark McGurl (Stanford U.)
When: Thursday, 4:30pm
Location: Lewis Auditorium (G76), Goldwin Smith Hall
  • "Everything and Less: Fiction in the Age of Amazon"
  • Featuring: Mark McGurl (Stanford U.)
More Info September 24th Reading by Colson Whitehead
When: Thursday, 4:30pm
Location: Hollis E. Cornell Auditorium, Goldwin Smith Hall
  • Colson Whitehead reads from his works as part of the Fall 2015 Barbara & David Zalaznick Reading Series.
  • Featuring: Colson Whitehead
September 25th English Department Roundtable (EDR)
When: Friday, 2:30pm to 4:30pm
Location: 236 Goldwin Smith Hall
  • Presenter: Christine Yao, "Oriental Inscrutability: Disaffectation as Tactic of Resistance in the Work of Sui Sin Far"
    Moderator: Mee-Ju Ro
  • Featuring: Christine Yao
  • 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.
October 1st Lecture by Bruce Holsinger (U. of Virginia)
When: Thursday, 4:30pm
Location: English Lounge, 258 Goldwin Smith Hall
  • "Books, Beasts, and the History of the World"
  • Featuring: Bruce Holsinger (U. of Virginia)
October 2nd Americanist Reading Group Annual Alumni Lecture
When: Friday, 4:00pm
Location: English Lounge, 258 Goldwin Smith Hall
  • "Challenging her own Master Narrative: The Dual Voices in Toni Morrison’s Home"
  • Featuring: Stephanie Li (Indianan U.)
October 6th Lecture by Caroline Levine (U. of Wisconsin-Madison)
When: Tuesday, 4:30pm
Location: Lewis Auditorium (G76), Goldwin Smith Hall
  • “Pattern Recognition: Literature, Habit, Labor”
  • Featuring: Caroline Levine (U. of Wisconsin-Madison)
October 6th Seminar with Caroline Levine (U. of Wisconsin-Madison)
When: Tuesday, 11:00am to 1:00pm
Location: English Lounge, 258 Goldwin Smith Hall
  • Featuring: Caroline Levine (U. of Wisconsin-Madison)
  • This seminar is in conjunction with a lecture by Caroline Levine, “Pattern Recognition: Literature, Habit, Labor,” held at 4:30pm in Lewis Auditorium on Tuesday, Oct. 6th.
More Info October 15th Alumni Reading: Siobhan Adcock, dawn lonsinger, George McCormick, and Cori A. Winrock
When: Thursday, 4:30pm
Location: Hollis E. Cornell Auditorium, Goldwin Smith Hall
  • Dept. of English MFA alumni Siobhan Adcock (fiction), dawn lonsinger (poetry), George McCormick (fiction), & Cori A. Winrock (poetry) read from their works as part of the Fall 2015 Barbara & David Zalaznick Reading Series.
  • Featuring:
  • Siobhan Adcock '04
  • dawn lonsinger '05
  • George McCormick '07
  • Cori A. Winrock '08
October 16th English Department Roundtable (EDR)
When: Friday, 2:30pm to 4:30pm
Location: English Lounge, 258 Goldwin Smith Hall
  • Presenter: TBA
    Moderator: TBA
  • 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.
October 19th Lecture by Caleb Smith (Yale U.)
When: Monday, 4:30pm
Location: Hollis E. Cornell Auditorium, Goldwin Smith Hall
  • “Race and Performance in the Prison Archives: ‘The Life and the Adventures of a Haunted Convict'"
  • Featuring: Caleb Smith (Yale U.)
October 28th Phi Beta Kappa Distinguished Faculty Invitational Lecture
When: Wednesday, 4:30pm
Location: Lewis Auditorium (G76), Goldwin Smith Hall
  • “Friendship: a Narrative about Race, Family, War, and Fishing”

  • Featuring: Kenneth McClane (W.E.B. Du Bois Professor of Literature)
  • For more information contact Prof. Daniel R. Schwarz: drs6@cornell.edu
October 30th Gottschalk Seminar with Maureen Quilligan & Anne Rosalind Jones
When: Friday, 10:00am
Location: English Lounge, 258 Goldwin Smith Hall
  • "Textiles as Political and Public Array"

    Maureen Quilligan, the Fall 2015 M.H. Abrams Distinguished Visiting Professor, is joined by Anne Rosalind Jones of Smith College for the Fall 2015 Gottschalk Seminar.
  • Featuring:
  • Maureen Quilligan (Duke U.)
  • Anne Rosalind Jones (Smith College)
  • This seminar is being offered in conjunction with the Paul Gottschalk Memorial Lecture by Maureen Quilligan on Nov. 5, 2015.
November 5th The Paul Gottschalk Memorial Lecture with Maureen Quilligan
When: Thursday, 4:30pm
Location: Guerlac Room, AD White House
  • "When Women Ruled the World: the Synergies of Female Sovereignty in the Renaissance"
  • Featuring: Maureen Quilligan (Fall 2015 M.H. Abrams Visiting Professor)
  • The Gottschalk Memorial Lecture was established in memory of Paul Gottschalk, Professor of English at Cornell, scholar of British Renaissance literature.
November 6th English Department Roundtable (EDR)
When: Friday, 2:30pm to 4:30pm
Location: English Lounge, 258 Goldwin Smith Hall
  • Presenter: TBA
    Moderator: TBA
  • 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 November 12th Reading by Marilyn Chin
When: Thursday, 4:30pm
Location: Hollis E. Cornell Auditorium, Goldwin Smith Hall
  • Marilyn Chin reads from her poetry as part of the Fall 2015 Barbara & David Zalaznick Reading Series.
  • Featuring: Marilyn Chin
November 20th English Department Roundtable (EDR)
When: Friday, 2:30pm to 4:30pm
Location: English Lounge, 258 Goldwin Smith Hall
  • Presenter: TBA
    Moderator: TBA
  • 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.
December 4th English Department Roundtable (EDR)
When: Friday, 2:30pm to 4:30pm
Location: English Lounge, 258 Goldwin Smith Hall
  • Presenter: TBA
    Moderator: TBA
  • 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.