Departmental News


Dr. Tom Rankin Professor and Former Director of the Center for Documentary Studies Duke University Presentation on his recent publication, One Place: Paul Kwilecki and Four Decades of Photographs from Decatur County, Georgia Tuesday, September 24th 12:30pm Donovan Lounge, Greenlaw Hall Book Description (excerpted from the Duke University website): Paul Kwilecki was born in... read more
Jameela Dallis PhD Candidate University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Shani Mootoo's Cereus Blooms at Night: "Life Refusing to End" and the Transformative Gothic In her talk, Dallis examines Shani Mootoo’s1996 daring, disturbing debut novel, Cereus Blooms at Night and its use of the Gothic mode’s violence, its decay, and its tangled overgrown gardens to provide... read more
Dr. Neel Ahuja Assistant Professor of English and Comparative Literature University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Staging Smallpox: Reanimating Variola in Iraq War Literature Thursday, October 10th 4:00pm Toy Lounge, Dey Hall In 1980, the World Health Organization announced the first-ever organized extermination of an entire species, claiming "that the world and its peoples... read more
Franco Moretti Danily C. and Laura Louise Bell Professor of Comparative Literature Stanford University   Operationalizing; or, the Function of Measurement in Modern Literary Study   Thursday, September 26 3:30pm Hyde Hall Incubator Franco Moretti, Danily C. and Laura Louise Bell Professor of Comparative Literature at Stanford University, will deliver a... read more
The Slavic Graduate Students are offering a film series this fall, "War, Love, and Madness: Film Series from Central and Southeastern Europe and Russia," on Thursday evenings at 7pm in Toy Lounge. The first film, All That I Love, will be this coming Thursday. 
The fourth annual Medieval Latin Reading Group will begin meeting next week on Wednesday, September 25th in Murphey 118 from 5pm-6pm. The group will continue to meet the same day and time every week for the remainder of the term. This is an excellent opportunity to improve your Latin in an informal setting, and to become familiar with a wide range of extraordinary medieval texts. The readings... read more
Connie Eble Professor of English and Comparative Literature University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill   Language in Literature: The Literary Representation of Speech and A Confederacy of Dunces   Tuesday, October 1st 4:00pm Toy Lounge, Dey Hall Linguist Connie Eble will speak about the representation of speech in literary works and the types of... read more
First meeting of the Directions Working Group. Open to anyone interested in assessing and implementing departmental directions. Greenlaw 316.
  The Department of English is sponsoring a Medical Humanities Conference in collaboration with The Department of Social Medicine and The Institute for Arts and Humanities, with additional support from the Department of History. The occasion is to celebrate the launch of the new MA track in literature, medicine, and culture. The event begins Friday afternoon, September 6th, at 4:00 PM... read more

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