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Department of English

Calendar of Events

Fall 2012

Thursday, September 20, 2012
Co-sponsored by the English Department, Film/Media, Gender and Women's Studies, and the College of Arts and Sciences
Hoffmann Room, Swan 154, 4 - 6:30 pm

Memoirist, Feminist Film Scholar, Melinda Barlow and Queer Social Historian, Sharon Thompson. Click here for more information and here for the poster.

 

Monday, September 24, 2012
Faculty Speaker Series
Hoffmann Room, Swan 154, 4 pm
Gina Valentino
, "Nikes Get In. People Don't: Corporate Personhood and Mobility in Karen Tei Yamashita's Tropic of Orange." Click here for more information.

 

Thursday September 27, 2012
Class visit
Swan 204, 12:30 pm
Jason Schneiderman
. Poets of all levels--graduate and beginners--are invited to attend.

 

Thursday, October 4, 2012
Class visit
Lippitt Hall 401, 2:00-3:15 pm
Hillel Schwartz
, author of Making Noise: From Babel to the Big Bang and Beyond (MIT/Zone Books) will be visiting Mary Cappello's Honors Seminar: Literary Acoustics. Graduate Students are welcome to attend.

 

Thursday, October 4, 2012
Read/Write - Poetry Reading and Book Launch
The Alumni Center, 5 pm
Poet Peter Covino, will be reading from his new book The Right Place to Jump. Click here for more information.

 

Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Multicultural Center, Hardge Forum, 7:00 pm
A Celebration of the Life of Dr. Felix Okeke-Ezigbo

Please join colleagues, students, family and friends in a celebration of the life of Dr Felix Okeke-Ezigbo. Click here for more information.

 

Thursday, October 11, 2012
Class visit
Swan 204, 12:30-145 pm
Amaranth Borsuk.
Poets of all levels--from graduate students to beginners--are invited to attend.

 

Monday, October 22, 2012
Faculty Speaker Series
Hoffmann Room, 4 pm
Gitahi Gititi
, "Necropolitics as Foundational Text in Charles Johnson's Middle Passage."

 

Monday, November 5, 2012
Read/Write
Hoffmann Room, 5 pm
Sharon Dolin
, A reading from her book "Whirlwind". Poets of all levels--from graduate students to beginners--are invited to attend.

 

Monday, November 19, 2012
Faculty Speaker Series
Hoffmann Room, 4 pm
John Leo
, "Mod High Low Sub Cultural Basterds: Tarantino's Wars, Sideways."

 

Monday, December 3, 2012
Class visit
Hoffmann Room, 5:00-6:45 pm
Elaine Sexton

 

Thursday, December 6, 2012
Graduate Colloquium
location and time tba
Laurie Rodrigues
, "Feeling Difference: Race, Affect, and The Flagellants."

 

Brown Bags, held on various Fridays at 1 pm in Roosevelt Hall's 4th floor Writing Center, have played host to a number of faculty and graduate student research and teaching presentations. For more information, look at the events calendar at http://www.uri.edu/artsci/writing/events.shtml or contact Professor Kim Hensley Owens (okhensley@gmail.com).

 

Also, a new series of research and teaching-related presentations will be offered through the Harrington School of Communication and Media. For more information, follow the "News and Events" page at http://www.uri.edu/artsci/harrington/news.html.

 

Spring 2013

February

Thursday, 7 February 2013, 5:00 pm
Read/Write

Hoffmann Room, 154 Swan
Dawn Raffel,
author of The Secret Life of Objects

Wednesday, 13 February 2013, 5:00 pm
Hoffmann Room, 154 Swan
URI Center for Humanities and English Graduate Colloquium
Rosaleen Green-Smith
, "Rhetorical Theory, Pluralism, and the Rise of Religious Tolerance in Eighteenth-Century Scotland."

Thursday, 28 February 2013, 4:00 pm
402 Lippitt Hall
Ann Blair, Harvard University
"Methods of working among early modern scholars"

 

March

Wednesday, 6 March 2013, 5:00 pm
Hoffmann Room, 154 Swan
Faculty Speaker Series
Professor Martha Rojas
, "Becoming Much Better Acquinted With My Own Country: Thomas Jefferson's Notes on the State of Virginia and John Adams' Defence of the Constitutions of Government of the United States of America."

Thursday, 21 March 2013, 5:00 pm
Read/Write

Hoffmann Room, 154 Swan
Barrie Jean Borich,
author of The Body Geographic

Wednesday, 27 March 2013, 4:00 pm
Hoffmann Room, 154 Swan
URI Center for Humanities and English Graduate Colloquium
Rebekah Greene, "Books, Hats, Spoons, and Buttons: Property at Work in the Novels of Stevenson."

 

April

Tuesday, 2 April 2013, 5:00 pm
Swan Auditorium
Su Friedrich
(filmmaker) and Serena Kataoka (PhD in Political Science from University of Victoria) for an afternoon featuring Su's latest film, Gut Renovation, and presentation/discussion on the topic of urban renovation by Kataoka. http://www.outcast-films.com/films/gut/index.html

Thursday, 11 April 2013, 5:00 pm
Read/Write
Hoffmann Room, 154 Swan
Amy Hoffman,
author of Lies About My Family, and Hester Kaplan, writer of fiction and nonfiction, to debut her new novel,The Tell, forthcoming from Harper Collins, http://www.hesterkaplan.com/pubs.html.

Wednesday, 17 April 2013, 5:00 pm
Hoffmann Room
English Graduate Colloquium
Jennifer Lee
, "Opting-In Online: Participants' Perceptions of Knowledge Construction in Public Forum Communities."

Thursday, 18 April 2013, 5:00 pm
Read/Write
Hoffmann Room, 154 Swan

Jerry McGuire, poet, dramatist, digital soundscape artist, and literary critic, former Director of the Graduate Program in Creative Writing at Louisiana State University, to debut his new collection of poetry.

Tuesday, 23 April 2013, 4:00 pm
Hoffmann Room, 154 Swan Hall
The Edmund S. and Nathalie Rumowicz Endowed Literature and Sea Lecture
Birgit Brander Rasmussen
(Yale University), "Queequeg's Coffin: Indigenous Literacies and Herman Melville's Moby-Dick." Click here for more information.