Past Events

Decoding the Dragon


Learn to read Northeastern University’s only medieval manuscript. Write Gothic letters with quills, tweet using medieval texting (aka abbreviationes), get a parchment souvenir and a Gothic script henna tattoo. Level up through activities to become a “scribe” and contribute original research that will integrate into the manuscript’s website. Includes pizza!..
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Annual Majors & Minors Pizza Party


Join the department for its annual Majors & Minors Pizza Party! Catch up with old friends, find out what the English Club, Spectrum Magazine, and The Onyx Informer are up to, hang out and eat free pizza.

Kankedorts and Cockatrices Meeting


Kankedorts and Cockatrices (K&C) is committed to fostering enthusiasm for early modern and medieval studies across disciplines among faculty, graduate students, and doctoral alumni at Northeastern University. ..
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“Kissing John Marrant” – Barrs Lecture


Tara Bynum, AAS-NEH Fellow and Visiting Assistant Professor of English and African-American Studies at the College of Charleston, will give a talk titled, “Kissing John Marrant.” This event is part of the annual Barrs Series, organized by the Department of English Barrs Committee. All are welcome.

Welcome Day


Join the department for its annual Welcome Day for incoming and new undergraduate students. In addition to meeting new students, old friends, faculty, and staff, there will be treats and an opportunity to hear about exciting events coming up in the department.