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New Books by English Faculty
A fascinating memoir of Anita Reynolds, edited by George Hutchinson.

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 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)
More Info 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 Martin Hägglund: "Burying the Dead in a Secular Age"

    Co-sponsored by Department of English, Class of 1916 Chair, College of Arts & Sciences, & Society for the Humanities
  • Featuring: Martin Hägglund (Yale University)
  • 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)
  • 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 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.
More Info October 17th First-Year MFA Reading Series
When: Friday, 6:00pm
Location: Buffalo Street Books
  • Meet the first-year students in the Creative Writing MFA Program as they read selections from their fiction and poetry.
  • Featuring: Christine Vines (fiction) & Korey Williams (poetry)
October 20th Lecture by Peter Hallward: "Collective Capacity and Political Will"
When: Monday, 4:30pm
Location: Hollis E. Cornell Auditorium, Goldwin Smith Hall
  • 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
More Info October 23rd Lecture by Peggy Phelan
When: Thursday, 4:30pm
Location: Guerlac Room, AD White House
  • "Reconsidering Ronald Reagan: Politics in the Performance Society"
  • Featuring: Peggy Phelan (Stanford)
  • Sponsored by the Department of English, Performing and Media Arts, Frank H. T. Rhodes Events Fund, and the Society for the Humanities
More Info October 28th Critical Race Series - Lecture by Chon Noriega
When: Tuesday, 4:30pm
Location: English Lounge, 258 Goldwin Smith Hall
  • “‘Cornell on Trial’:  The University and the Creative Arts, Revisited”

    Sponsored by the Department of English Critical Race Series, History of Art, & the Latino Studies Program
  • Featuring: Chon Noriega (UCLA)
More Info October 30th The Paul Gottschalk Memorial Lecture with Patricia Parker
When: Thursday, 4:30pm
Location: Guerlac Room, AD White House
  • "Once More (Un)to the Breach: Global Multi-Bi-Lingual Shakespeares (K)Now"
  • Featuring: Patricia Parker (Stanford)
  • Reception to follow.
More Info October 31st Seminar with Patricia Parker
When: Friday, 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Location: English Lounge, 258 Goldwin Smith Hall
  • "Reconfiguring Shakespeare: Facing Figures, Buying Time, Arts of Calculation, Final Reckonings"

    Please rsvp by email: ser93@cornell.edu
  • Featuring: Patricia Parker (Stanford)
  • This seminar is being offered in conjunction with the Paul Gottschalk Memorial Lecture on Oct. 30, 2014
More Info October 31st First-Year MFA Reading Series
When: Friday, 6:00pm
Location: Buffalo Street Books
  • Meet the first-year students in the Creative Writing MFA Program as they read selections from their fiction and poetry.
  • Featuring: Samson Jardine (poetry) & Tess Wheelwright (fiction)
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.
More Info November 7th Leo Bersani: Queer Theory and Beyond
When: Friday, 4:30pm
Location: Lewis Auditorium, Goldwin Smith Hall
  • Lecture by Leo Bersani: "Sensual Sucking and Sociality"

    Reception to follow in English Lounge (258 GSH)
  • Featuring: Leo Bersani (U. Penn)
  • Co-sponsored by: Dept. of Comparative Lit, FGSS, French Studies, German Studies, LGBT Studies, Performing & Media Arts, Romance Studies, & Society for the Humanities
More Info November 8th Leo Bersani: Queer Theory and Beyond
When: Saturday, 11:30am to 4:30pm
Location: English Lounge, 258 Goldwin Smith Hall
  • Panel Discussions:
    11:30am: Introduction by Mikko Tuhkanen
    11:45am-1pm: E.L. McCallum & Ellis Hanson
    1pm: lunch
    1:45-3pm: Mikko Tuhkanen & Kevin Ohi
    3:15-4:30pm: Tim Dean & Michael Snediker
    4:30pm: Remarks by Leo Bersani
  • Featuring: Leo Bersani (U. Penn)
  • Tim Dean (U. of Buffalo)
  • Ellis Hanson (Cornell U.)
  • E.L. McCallum (Michigan State)
  • Kevin Ohi (Boston College)
  • Michael Snediker (U. of Houston)
  • Mikko Tuhkanen (Texas A&M)
  • Co-sponsored by: Dept. of Comparative Lit, FGSS, French Studies, German Studies, LGBT Studies, Performing & Media Arts, Romance Studies, & Society for the Humanities
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
  • “The Pryvat Spyrit of America, from Dissent to Interpretation"

    Geoffrey Harpham is the Fall 2014 M.H. Abrams Distinguished Visiting Professor.
  • Featuring: Geoffrey Harpham
  • Reception to follow in the English Lounge (GS 258).
More Info November 14th First-Year MFA Reading Series
When: Friday, 6:00pm
Location: Buffalo Street Books
  • Meet the first-year students in the Creative Writing MFA Program as they read selections from their fiction and poetry.
  • Featuring: Aurora Masum-Javed (poetry) & Lena Nguyen (fiction)
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.
More Info November 21st First-Year MFA Reading Series
When: Friday, 6:00pm
Location: Buffalo Street Books
  • Meet the first-year students in the Creative Writing MFA Program as they read selections from their fiction and poetry.
  • Featuring: Kirsten Saracini (fiction) & Vincent Hiscock (poetry)
December 4th Lecture by Tom Keenan
When: Thursday, 4:30pm
Location: English Lounge, 258 Goldwin Smith Hall
  • “Forensics and Human Rights”
  • Featuring: Tom Keenan (Bard College)
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.