Professor Elizabeth Dillon will deliver a talk in the American Literature and Culture seminar at the Mahindra Humanities Center (12 Quincy Street) at Harvard University on Wednesday, February 6th, at 6:00 p.m. The title of the talk is “Kinship Imagined and Unimagined: The Atlantic Origins of the Novel.” All are welcome
Moderated by Professor Lori Lefkovitz
“The Poetics of the Incomplete in the Works of Thomas Traherne (c.1637-1674)”
General registration information can be found at http://www.northeastern.edu/registrar/banner.html.
Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Louise Glück will read from her work as part of a series of events connected with Snell Library’s exhibit featuring Emma Lazarus, another famous American poet. Glück is the the author of numerous books of poetry including A Village Life: Poems; Averno, which was a finalist for the 2006 National Book Award in Poetry; The Seven Ages; and Vita Nova, winner of Boston Book Review’s Bingham Poetry Prize and The New Yorker’s Book Award in Poetry. The event is free and open to the public.
“‘Do You Remember the Days of Slav’ry?’: Creolizing the Neo-Slave Narrative in Contemporary Caribbean Cultural Production”
Location: 400B Holmes Hall
Reading and Conversation with Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. More information can be found on the Northeastern Humanities Center website at http://www.northeastern.edu/humanities/events/chimamanda_ngozi/.
Directed by Benjamin Evett
The Department of English’s Graduate Coordinator, Professor Elizabeth Dillon, will touch on a few key aspects of starting the Master’s and Doctoral programs here at Northeastern. All new students are expected to attend.
Following the New Student Orientation (10-11:30 a.m. in 400B Holmes Hall), new M.A. students are invited to stay for a casual luncheon with faculty advisers and peer mentors. This is a great opportunity to get to know each other and learn about the opportunities, challenges, and culture of M.A. program in English at Northeastern University. Lunch will be provided.
Please RSVP by August 24. Be sure to inform Melissa (firstname.lastname@example.org) about special diets or food allergies.
The Department of English’s new and returning graduate students, faculty, and staff gather at Our House East to celebrate the start of another academic year. Appetizers will be served, and there will be a cash bar.
Department Meeting: 11:45 AM, 472 Holmes Hall
GSC Meeting: 2 PM, 4ooA Holmes Hall
More information can be found at http://babel-meeting.org/2012-meeting/2012-program/.
English Department Professors Neal Lerner and Patricia Sullivan and doctoral student Genie Giaimo will present on a variety of teaching tools and strategies at “Teaching 2.0: Faculty Perspectives & Practices,” a colloquium presented by EdTech on Thu, November 17 2011, 8:30 – 4:15. All are welcome! For more information, please visit the colloquium website: http://www.northeastern.edu/edtech/demonstrations_events/teaching_20_faculty_perspectives_practices
A presentation for graduate students by Professor Kimberly Juanita Brown and Professor Neal Lerner, Department of English. Please RSVP to email@example.com.
“Research Shows: Recasting Research Instruction in Writing-about-Writing Approaches to First-Year Composition” All are welcome.
A Talk by Patrick Mullen, College of Social Sciences and Humanities “New Management: Aesthetics and the Queer Politics of Form”February 4, 2013 at 12:00-1:00 pm, 426 Renaissance Park
NORTHEASTERN HUMANITIES CENTER PRESENTS:
FACULTY WORKS-IN-PROGRESS COLLOQUIUM SERIES SPRING 2013
“The Archive and the Editor: Or, What Happened to Benjamin Franklin’s Sister’s Letters”
This year’s Peter Burton Hanson lecture will be Jill Lepore, David Woods Kemper ’41 Professor of American History and Chair of the History and Literature Program at Harvard University, and also a staff writer at The New Yorker. Please do save the date!
The Northeastern University English Graduate Student Association’s (NU EGSA) seventh annual conference, alt/, is interested in discussions of how a consideration of alt transforms the production, reception, and interpretation of cultural materials. The conference schedule is available at http://www.northeastern.edu/english/graduate/egsa/2013-egsa-graduate-student-conference/.
“Testing Reality’s Limits: ‘Mad’ Scientists, Realism, and the Supernatural in Late Victorian Popular Fiction”
A Dramatization of John Berryman’s The Dream Songs
Adapted and Performed by
Sponsored by Northeastern University English Department
courtesy of Prof. Francis S. Blessington
“‘Severer Interventions’: William Wordsworth and the Play of the Line”
“Creole Domesticity: Women, Commerce, and Kinship in Eighteenth-century Atlantic Writing”
“Third Way Poets: Navigating the Ontological/Epistemological, Subjective, and Linguistic Uncertainty of Modern and Postmodern Poetry”
“Colonial Education, Mimicry and Forms of Counter Knowledge: Representations of Schooling in the Novels of Naipaul, Barnes, Brodber and Ghosh”
Join us for a talk and discussion with Mya Poe on four trends in education that will dramatically change the teaching of writing.
Free and open to the public. No registration required.
Reception sponsored by the Department of English to follow.
This workshop will help English graduate students prepare applications for external research fellowships and grants. The workshop will focus on clarifying project plans, articulating the import of research, and negotiating application deadlines.
For graduate students in English
For graduate students in English and History.
The Northeastern Humanities Center presents:
Viral Culture Series
first public presentation of the series
“An Interdisciplinary Conversation on Sexual and Textual Virality”
For more information visit: northeastern.edu/humanities
Professor Hyde is a 2013-2014 fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, a former MacArthur Fellow, and a Faculty Associate at Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society. His most recent book, Common as Air (FSG 2010) is a defense of our “cultural commons.” His current work, on the cultural necessity of forgetting, is an interdisciplinary exploration of the beneficial uses of forgetfulness, drawing from mythology, history, politics, aesthetics, psychology, and other disciplines.
Professor of the Practice Julia Flanders: “Studying Transatlantic Reception and Readership: The Women Writers Project”January 27, 2014 at 12 PM-1 PM
Faculty Works-in-Progress Colloquium Series Spring 2014
Faculty Works-in-Progress Colloquium Series Spring 2014
We welcome Ruth Mack to the campus as a part of our Barrs Lecture Series. Professor Mack is associate professor in the English Department at University of Buffalo and the 2013‐2014 Walter Jackson Bate Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advance Study. She will be speaking about Hogarth’s Practical Aesthetics and will welcome all to come and join.
Keynote Address: Wendy S. Hesford, Professor of English, The Ohio State University
Faculty Address: Theo Davis, Professor of English, Northeastern University
Annual Peter Burton Hanson Lecture: Marjorie Agosín on “Poetry as a Path for Activism and Human Rights”April 3, 2014 at 4:30-6:00 PM
Luella LaMer Slaner Professor in Latin American Studies; Professor of Spanish, Wellesley College
Poet, human rights activist, scholar of Jewish literature and of Latin American women’s literature. Author of Of Earth and Sea: A Chilean Memoir (2008); Tapestries of Hope, Threads of Love: The Arpillera Movement in Chile (2007); At the Threshold of Memory: New and Selected Poems (2003), and other works.
“Poetry as a Path for Activism and Human Rights”
Linda Bamber is a fiction writer, poet, and essayist. She is also a Professor of English at Tufts University. Her recent fiction collection, Taking What I Like, includes re-inventions of six Shakespeare plays, a riff on Jane Eyre, and a fictional look at the work of Thomas Eakins. Her book was chosen by NPR’s All Things Considered as one of the four best fiction books of 2013.
Book signing to follow.
Sponsored by the English Department.
All are welcome.
“From the Camp to the Commons: The Biopolitics of Frederick Douglass’s Alter-Geographies.” Barrs Lecture:: Donald PeaseApril 22, 2014
“From the Camp to the Commons: The Biopolitics of Frederick Douglass’s Alter-Geographies.” Donald E. Pease is the Ted and Helen Geisel Third Century Professor in the Humanities and Chair of the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies Program at Dartmouth College. He is the Director of the Futures of American Studies Institute at Dartmouth College.