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Events

Current English Scheduling of Events

Fall 2014

More Info September 3rd The William H. and Jane Torrence Harder Lecture by Professor Joanie Mackowski
When: Wednesday, 5:30pm
Location: Call Alumni Auditorium, Kennedy Hall
  • Professor Joanie Mackowski gives the Cornell Plantations William H. and Jane Torrence Harder Lecture: You’re the Bee’s Kinesis: Poetry and Coevolution.  Garden Gala Party to follow at Plantations Botanic Garden.

  • Featuring: Joanie Mackowski
September 11th Shop Talk with Valerie Borchardt, John Hennessy, and Ethan Nosowsky
When: Thursday, 4:30pm
Location: Hollis E. Cornell Auditorium, Goldwin Smith Hall
  • Literary agent Valerie Borchardt (Georges Borchardt, Inc.), poet and editor John Hennessy, and editorial director Ethan Nosowsky (Graywolf Press) discuss aspects of the literary editing and publishing process.  Please bring your questions.
  • Featuring:
  • Valerie Borchardt (Literary Agent)
  • John Hennessy (Poet and Editor)
  • Ethan Nosowsky (Editorial Director)
September 25th Reading by Luis Urrea
When: Thursday, 4:30pm
Location: Hollis E. Cornell Auditorium, Goldwin Smith Hall
  • Luis Urrea reads from his poetry, fiction, and non-fiction as part of the Fall 2014 Barbara & David Zalaznick Reading Series.
  • Featuring: Luis Urrea
September 26th English Department Roundtable (EDR)
When: Friday, 2:30pm to 4:30pm
Location: English Lounge, 258 Goldwin Smith Hall
  • Presenter: TBA
    Moderator: TBA
  • Featuring: TBA
  • 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.
September 29th Sawyer Seminar Series Lecture by Sanford Levinson:
When: Monday, 4:30pm
Location: 184 Myron Taylor Hall
  • This lecture is part of the 2014-15 Mellon John E. Sawyer Seminar Series: Political Will
  • Featuring: Sanford Levinson (U. of Texas)
  • For more information contact Michaela Brangan: mjb492@cornell.edu
October 2nd Americanist Reading Group Alumni Lecture
When: Thursday, 2:30pm
Location: English Lounge, 258 Goldwin Smith Hall
  • "Reading 'Sui Sin Far' Transnationally: Edith Eaton and the Canadian Border"
  • Featuring: Mary Chapman (UBC)
October 3rd & 4th Literary Theory at Cornell: A Celebration of Jonathan Culler and His Students
When: Friday, 4:30pm
Location: Hollis E. Cornell Auditorium, Goldwin Smith Hall
  • Keynote lecture by D.A. Miller: "Unseen Hitchcock: The Long Wrong Man"

    Reception to follow in the English Lounge (258 GSH)

    Co-sponsored by Department of English, Class of 1916 Chair, College of Arts & Sciences, & Society for the Humanities
  • Featuring: D.A. Miller (Berkeley)
  • Jonathan Culler
  • This event is a celebration of the literary theory tradition at Cornell on the occasion of the 70th birthday of Jonathan Culler, Class of 1916 Professor of English
When: Saturday, 10:00am to 5:30pm
Location: 120 Physical Sciences Building (PSB)
  • Panel discussions from 10:00am to 5:30pm by former students of Jonathan Culler.

    Reception to follow in the PSB atrium.

    Co-sponsored by Department of English, Class of 1916 Chair, College of Arts & Sciences, & Society for the Humanities
  • Featuring: Jonathan Culler
  • Srinivas Aravamudan (Duke)
  • Eva Badowska (Fordham)
  • Robert Baker (U. of Montana)
  • Pheng Cheah (Berkeley)
  • Ann Cvetkovich (Texas)
  • Leland Deladurantaye (Claremont McKenna)
  • Ben Glaser (Yale)
  • Martin Hagglund (Yale)
  • Kevin Lamb
  • Jeff Nunokawa (Princeton)
  • Marc Redfield (Brown)
  • Avery Slater (U. of Texas)
  • This event is a celebration of the literary theory tradition at Cornell on the occasion of the 70th birthday of Jonathan Culler, Class of 1916 Professor of English
October 6th Sawyer Seminar Series Lecture by Victoria Kahn
When: Monday, 4:30pm
Location: TBA
  • This lecture is part of the 2014-15 Mellon John E. Sawyer Seminar Series: Political Will
  • Featuring: Victoria Kahn (UC Berkeley)
  • For more information contact Michaela Brangan: mjb492@cornell.edu
October 16th Reading by Kwame Dawes
When: Thursday, 4:30pm
Location: Hollis E. Cornell Auditorium, Goldwin Smith Hall
  • Poet Kwame Dawes reads from his work as part of the Spring 2014 Barbara & David Zalaznick Reading Series.
  • Featuring: Kwame Dawes
October 17th English Department Roundtable (EDR)
When: Friday, 2:30pm to 4:30pm
Location: English Lounge, 258 Goldwin Smith Hall
  • Ben Tam: “Love Against the Human: Lawrence’s Futurist Materialism”

    Moderator: Elizabeth Blake
  • Featuring: Ben Tam
  • 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 20th Sawyer Seminar Series Lecture by Peter Hallward
When: Monday, 4:30pm
Location: TBA
  • This lecture is part of the 2014-15 Mellon John E. Sawyer Seminar Series: Political Will
  • Featuring: Peter Hallward (Kingston U.)
  • For more information contact Michaela Brangan: mjb492@cornell.edu
October 23rd Reading by NoViolet Bulawayo and Mukoma Wa Ngugi
When: Thursday, 4:30pm
Location: Hollis E. Cornell Auditorium, Goldwin Smith Hall
  • Fiction writer and English MFA alumna NoViolet Bulawayo '10 and writer, scholar, and Assistant Professor Mukoma Wa Ngugi read from their works as part of the Fall 2014 Barbara & David Zalaznick Reading Series.
  • Featuring:
  • NoViolet Bulawayo
  • Mukoma Wa Ngugi
October 28th Critical Race Series - Lecture by Chon Noriega
When: Tuesday, 4:30pm
Location: English Lounge, 258 Goldwin Smith Hall
  • Reception to follow.

    Sponsored by the Department of English Critical Race Series, History of Art, & the Latino Studies Program
  • Featuring: Chon Noriega (UCLA)
October 30th The Paul Gottschalk Memorial Lecture with Patricia Parker
When: Thursday, 4:30pm
Location: Guerlac Room, AD White House
  • Featuring: Patricia Parker (Stanford)
  • Reception to follow.
November 6th Reading by Jesse Graves
When: Thursday, 4:30pm
Location: Hollis E. Cornell Auditorium, Goldwin Smith Hall
  • Poet and Dept. of English MFA alumnus Jesse Graves '00 reads from his work as part of the Fall 2014 Barbara & David Zalaznick Reading Series.
  • Featuring: Jesse Graves
November 7th English Department Roundtable (EDR)
When: Friday, 2:30pm to 4:30pm
Location: English Lounge, 258 Goldwin Smith Hall
  • Jesse Goldberg:  "Accumulation and Rupture: Circum-Atlantic Memory in Toni Morrison's A Mercy and the 2008 Housing Crisis"

    Moderator: Xine Yao
  • Featuring: Jesse Goldberg
  • 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.
November 7th Lecture by Leo Bersani (U. Penn)
When: Friday, 4:30pm
Location: Lewis Auditorium, Goldwin Smith Hall
  • "Sensual Sucking and Sociality"

    Co-sponsored by Dept. of Comparative Literature,
    Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies,
    French Studies,
    German Studies,
    LGBT Studies,
    Performing and Media Arts,
    Romance Studies, &
    Society for the Humanities
  • Featuring: Leo Bersani
  • Reception to follow in the English Lounge (GS 258).
November 8th Leo Bersani: Queer Theory and Beyond
When: Saturday, 9:30am
Location: English Lounge, 258 Goldwin Smith Hall
  • Panel Discussions, Panelists TBA

    Co-sponsored by Dept. of Comparative Literature,
    Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies,
    French Studies,
    German Studies,
    LGBT Studies,
    Performing and Media Arts,
    Romance Studies, &
    Society for the Humanities
  • Featuring: Leo Bersani (U. Penn)
November 11th Sawyer Seminar Series Lecture by Jacques Lezra
When: Tuesday, 4:30pm
Location: TBA
  • This lecture is part of the 2014-15 Mellon John E. Sawyer Seminar Series: Political Will
  • Featuring: Jacques Lezra (NYU)
  • For more information contact Michaela Brangan: mjb492@cornell.edu
November 13th Lecture by Geoffrey Harpham
When: Thursday, 4:30pm
Location: Hollis E. Cornell Auditorium, Goldwin Smith Hall
  • Geoffrey Harpham is the Fall 2014 M.H. Abrams Distinguished Visiting Professor.
  • Featuring: Geoffrey Harpham
  • Reception to follow in the English Lounge (GS 258).
November 17th Sawyer Seminar Series Lecture by Elizabeth Povinelli
When: Monday, 4:30pm
Location: TBA
  • This lecture is part of the 2014-15 Mellon John E. Sawyer Seminar Series: Political Will
  • Featuring: Elizabeth Povinelli (Columbia U.)
  • For more information contact Michaela Brangan: mjb492@cornell.edu
November 18th Kate Marshall: Novels by Aliens: Nonhuman Narration and American Realism
When: Tuesday, 4:30pm
Location: English Lounge, 258 Goldwin Smith Hall
  • Featuring: Kate Marshall
November 21st English Department Roundtable (EDR)
When: Friday, 2:30pm to 4:30pm
Location: English Lounge, 258 Goldwin Smith Hall
  • Kaylin Myers: "Theater of the Mind: Staging Devotion in Anglo-Saxon Soul and Body Homilies"

    Moderator: TBA
  • Featuring: Kaylin Myers
  • 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 5th English Department Roundtable (EDR)
When: Friday, 2:30pm to 4:30pm
Location: English Lounge, 258 Goldwin Smith Hall
  • Presenter: TBA

    Moderator: TBA
  • Featuring: TBA
  • 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.