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Events

Current English Scheduling of Events

Spring 2014

More Info January 23rd Reading by James McConkey
When: Thursday, 4:30pm
Location: Hollis E. Cornell Auditorium, Goldwin Smith Hall
  • Goldwin Smith Professor of English Literature Emeritus James McConkey reads from his fiction and non-fiction works as part of the Spring 2014 Barbara & David Zalaznick Reading Series.
  • Featuring: James McConkey
More Info February 6th Reading by Cynthia Hogue
When: Thursday, 4:30pm
Location: Hollis E. Cornell Auditorium, Goldwin Smith Hall
  • Distinguished Visiting Writer Cynthia Hogue reads from her poetry as part of the Spring 2014 Barbara & David Zalaznick Reading Series.
  • Featuring: Cynthia Hogue
February 7th English Department Roundtable (EDR)
When: Friday, 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Location: English Lounge, 258 Goldwin Smith Hall
  • Jesse Goldberg: "Race and the Ritual Violence of (Extra) Legal Policing"

    Moderator: Nancy Quintanilla
  • 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.
February 20th Lecture by Priscilla Wald (Duke University)
When: Thursday, 4:30pm
Location: Hollis E. Cornell Auditorium, Goldwin Smith Hall
  •  “Strange Life: Bioslavery in the Biotechnological Imagination”
  • Featuring: Priscilla Wald (Duke University)
  • Reception to follow in the English Lounge (GSH 258)
More Info February 21st Seminar with Priscilla Wald (Duke University)
When: Friday, 10:00am
Location: English Lounge, 258 Goldwin Smith Hall
  • This seminar will read the attached texts by Chakrabarty and Benjamin.  We’ll explore the idea of the Anthropocene and its particular appeal to humanists in the present moment and discuss how these two works illuminate each other.

  • Featuring: Priscilla Wald (Duke University)
  • Follow the "More Info" link to access the seminar readings, or go to http://english.arts.cornell.edu/_lib/pdf/WaldReadings.pdf
More Info February 26th Seminar with Sam Weber (Northwestern University)
When: Wednesday, 7:00pm
Location: AD White House, Room 110
  • “Tragedy and Trauerspiel: Hölderlin and Benjamin”
  • Featuring: Sam Weber (Northwestern University)
  • Please email ser93@cornell.edu for seminar readings. Table of contents for seminar readings: http://english.arts.cornell.edu/_lib/pdf/WeberSeminarTableofContents.pdf
More Info February 27th Lecture by Sam Weber (Northwestern University)
When: Thursday, 4:30pm
Location: AD White House, Guerlac Room
  • "The Singularity of Literary Knowledge" 
  • Featuring: Sam Weber (Northwestern University)
  • Reception to follow, AD White House
February 28th English Department Roundtable (EDR)
When: Friday, 2:30pm to 4:30pm
Location: English Lounge, 258 Goldwin Smith Hall
  • Molly Katz: “The Transmission of Affect in Shakespeare’s Drama” 

    Adhaar Desai, moderator

    EDR: A forum for graduate students in the English Dept. to share ideas.
  • Featuring: Molly Katz
  • 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 6th Reading by Alumni Poets Jose Beduya, Elizabeth Rogers, & Anne Marie Rooney
When: Thursday, 4:30pm
Location: Hollis E. Cornell Auditorium, Goldwin Smith Hall
  • Dept. of English MFA alumni Jose Perez Beduya '04, Elizabeth Lindsey Rogers '11, & Anne Marie Rooney '11 read from their poetry as part of the Spring 2014 Barbara & David Zalaznick Reading Series.
  • Featuring:
  • Jose Perez Beduya '04
  • Elizabeth Lindsey Rogers '11
  • Anne Marie Rooney '11
March 14th English Department Roundtable (EDR)
When: Friday, 2:30pm to 4:30pm
Location: English Lounge, 258 Goldwin Smith Hall
  • Ruoji Tang: “Impassive ‘Swoons’ in Keats’ Hyperions”

    David Aichenbaum, moderator

    EDR: A forum for graduate students in the English Dept. to share ideas.
  • Featuring: Ruoji Tang
  • 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 17th Lecture by Monika Fludernik (Albert Ludwigs University, Freiburg, Germany)
When: Monday, 4:30pm
Location: English Lounge, 258 Goldwin Smith Hall
  • “Narrative and the Law: How Narrative Is It?”
  • Featuring: Monika Fludernik
  • Reception to follow in the Pale Fire Lounge (GSH)
More Info March 18th Seminar with Monika Fludernik (Albert Ludwigs University, Freiburg, Germany)
When: Tuesday, 12:00pm
Location: English Lounge, 258 Goldwin Smith Hall
  • “Collective Minds and Plural Consciousness in Narrative”
  • Featuring: Monika Fludernik (Albert Ludwigs University, Freiburg, Germany)
  • Please go to http://english.arts.cornell.edu/_lib/pdf/FludernikCollectiveMinds.pdf to access the seminar readings, or email ser93@cornell.edu.
More Info March 19th Shop Talk with Alison Granucci, Jim Rutman, & Jennifer Smith
When: Wednesday, 4:30pm
Location: Hollis E. Cornell Auditorium, Goldwin Smith Hall
  • Literary agents Alison Granucci and Jim Rutman and editor Jennifer Smith discuss aspects of the literary editing and publishing process.
  • Featuring:
  • Alison Granucci
  • Jim Rutman
  • Jennifer Smith
More Info March 24th Lecture by David Nowell Smith (University of East Anglia, UK)
When: Monday, 4:30pm
Location: English Lounge, 258 Goldwin Smith Hall
  • “Mining - and Salvaging - Heidegger for Poetics”

  • Featuring: David Nowell Smith (University of East Anglia, Norwich, England)
  • Reception to follow in the English Lounge
More Info March 25th Reading by Roger Reeves
When: Tuesday, 1:00pm
Location: English Lounge, 258 Goldwin Smith Hall
  • An informal reading and conversation about poetry with Roger Reeeves (University of Illinois, Chicago). Reeves will also be giving a reading downtown at Buffalo Street Books on Tuesday evening at 6pm.
  • Featuring: Roger Reeves
  • Co-Sponsored by Creative Writing and MITWS
More Info April 8th Seminar with Sandra Macpherson (Ohio State University)
When: Tuesday, 11:00am
Location: English Lounge, 258 Goldwin Smith Hall
  • "The Immobility of the Novel"

  • Featuring: Sandra Macpherson (Ohio State University)
  • Please click on the "more info" link to access seminar readings.
More Info April 8th Lecture by Sandra Macpherson (Ohio State University)
When: Tuesday, 3:00pm
Location: English Lounge, 258 Goldwin Smith Hall
  • "On Being Pride and Prejudice"
  • Featuring: Sandra Macpherson (Ohio State University)
  • Reception to follow in the Pale Fire Lounge (GSH)
April 9th Phi Beta Kappa Distinguished Faculty Invitational Lecture
When: Wednesday, 4:30pm
Location: Lewis Auditorium, Goldwin Smith Hall
  • "The Uses of History:
    American Presidents and the Past"
  • Featuring: Fredrik Logevall (Professor of History)
More Info April 10th Reading by Teju Cole
When: Thursday, 4:30pm
Location: Hollis E. Cornell Auditorium, Goldwin Smith Hall
  • Teju Cole reads from his fiction as part of the Spring 2014 Barbara & David Zalaznick Reading Series.
  • Featuring: Teju Cole
April 11th English Department Roundtable (EDR)
When: Friday, 2:30pm to 4:30pm
Location: GSH 164
  • Mariam Wassif: “The Discomforts of Home: Domestic Relations in Mansfield Park and Adventures on Salisbury Plain”

    Jane Kim, moderator

    EDR: A forum for graduate students in the English Dept. to share ideas.
  • Featuring: Mariam Wassif
  • 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 16th University Lecture by José David Saldívar (Stanford U, Comparative Literature)
When: Wednesday, 4:30pm
Location: English Lounge, 258 Goldwin Smith Hall
  • "Junot Diaz's Search for Decolonial Aesthetics & Love"
  • Featuring: José David Saldívar (Stanford U, Comparative Literature)
  • Sponsored by the Office of University Faculty, co-sponsored by the English Dept. and Latina/o Studies Program
More Info April 17th Critical Race with Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o and Ndirangu Wachanga
When: Thursday, 5:00PM
Location: Multi-Purpose Room, Africana Studies and Research Center
  • "The Barrel of a Pen: Politics and Struggle in African Writing"


  • Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o (UC Irvine)
  • Ndirangu Wachanga (U. of Wisconsin-Whitewater)
  • Moderated by Dagmawi Woubshet
  • Sponsored by English Department, co-sponsored by the Africana Studies and Research Center, Creative Writing Program, Society for the Humanities, and Weiss Presidential Fellowship
More Info April 18th Lecture by Kirsten Gruesz (UCSC, Literature)
When: Friday, 12:00pm
Location: English Lounge, 258 Goldwin Smith Hall
  • "The Errant Latino: Placing Central Americans into US Cultural History"
  • Featuring: Kirsten Gruesz (UCSC, Literature)
  • Sponsored by the American Studies Program, co-sponsored by the Department of English, Latina/o Studies Program, and Americanist Reading Group
April 25th English Department Roundtable (EDR)
When: Friday, 2:30pm to 4:30pm
Location: English Lounge, 258 Goldwin Smith Hall
  • Christina Black: “A Scatology of Eighteenth-Century Literature”

    Ezra Feldman, moderator

    EDR: A forum for graduate students in the English Dept. to share ideas.
  • Featuring: Christina Black
  • 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.
April 28th Lecture by Shoshana Felman (Emory University)
When: Monday, 4:30pm
Location: Lewis Auditorium, Goldwin Smith Hall
  • "Literature on Trial, Trial as Literature:  Oscar Wilde Revisited"
  • Featuring: Shoshana Felman (Emory University)
  • Co-sponsored by Comparative Literature, Frank H.T. Rhodes Events Fund, Performing and Media Arts, and Society for the Humanities
April 30th Lecture by Shoshana Felman (Emory University)
When: Wednesday, 4:30pm
Location: AD White House, Guerlac Room
  • "Writing in the Face of Death:  Barbara Johnson's Last Work (Re-Reading Mary Shelley)"
  • Featuring: Shoshana Felman (Emory University)
  • Co-sponsored by Comparative Literature, Frank H.T. Rhodes Events Fund, Performing and Media Arts, and Society for the Humanities
May 1st Modernist Reading Group Annual Lecture: Jed Esty (University of Pennsylvania)
When: Thursday, 4:30pm
Location: English Lounge, 258 Goldwin Smith Hall
  • “White Invasions: Conrad, Nabokov and the Imperial Open Society”
  • Featuring: Jed Esty (University of Pennsylvania)
More Info May 10th 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:
  • Kenneth Yuen
  • Valer Popa
  • Hajara Quinn
  • Karen Elterman
  • Aricka Foreman
  • Isabelle Gilbert
  • Emily Oliver
  • Joseph Neal