2021 - 2022
A conversation with co-authors of "The Ferrante Letters" Sarah Chihaya and Merve Emre
Personal Limits is a conversation series with critics, authors, and poets about contemporary experiments in personal writing amidst our ongoing and overlapping crises hosted by Prof. Monica Huerta.
Fallen Father: John Milton, Antinomianism, and the Case Against Adam
Dissertation advisers: Jeff Dolven, Russ Leo, and Nigel Smith
Securing the Crisis: Race and the Poetics of Risk
Dissertation Advisers: Simon Gikandi, Kinohi Nishikawa, Imani Perry, Herman Beavers (University of Pennsylvania)
Protean Figures: Personified Abstractions from Milton's Allegory to Wordsworth's Psychology of the Poet
Dissertation Advisers: Sophie Gee, Esther Schor, Susan Stewart, Susan Wolfson
The Second Science: Feminist Natural Inquiry in Nineteenth-Century British Literature
Dissertation Advisers: Claudia Johnson, Deborah Nord, Rachel Bowlby (University College, London)
Doorstep Moments: Close Encounters with Minor Characters in the Victorian Novel
Advisers: Meredith Martin, Jeff Nunokawa, Gayle Salamon
Probability: A Literary History, 1479- 1700
Advisers: Jeff Dolven, Daniel Heller-Roazen, Russ Leo, Nigel Smith
On the Metareferential Mode and 19th Century British Literature
Advisers: Claudia Johnson, Meredith Martin, Deborah Nord
The Reformation of Indifference: Adiaphora, Toleration, and English Literature in the Seventeenth Century
Advisers: Bradin Cormack, Russ Leo, Nigel Smith
Save the Date! Join Us for Class Day on May 14th 2021 at 4:00pm EST. More Information to Follow.
The IHUM reading group “Derrida and Post-Phenomenology” invites you to a conversation with dr. Johan de Jong from Leiden University on April 27, 12pm. Led and facilitated by the graduate students members of the IHUM reading group, this event will involve a brief lecture by Dr.
A Book Talk and Discussion of Becoming Human: Matter and Meaning in an Antiblack World (NYU 2020) with Zakiyyah Iman Jackson. April 22, 2021 at 4:30pm via zoom.
Register here: https://forms.gle/WJ3pgqi9reurijgu5
English Concentrators and Faculty,
Please join us for the 2021 Majors' Colloquium. Our majors have chosen the topic:
Your Faves are Problematic: Reading and Teaching Fraught Texts
And we are thrilled to introduce our department's speakers on this topic:
Please join us for a Graduate lunchtime conversation with Zakiyyah Iman Jackson, author of Becoming Human: Matter and Meaning in an Antiblack World (NYU 2020).
Register here: https://forms.gle/7P5RKKbZBaaBpPsW8
Richard Blanco(link is external) is the fifth presidential inaugural poet in United States history — the first Latino, immigrant, and gay person to serve in that role.
A discussion of The Cry of the Senses: Listening to Latinx and Caribbean Poetics with Ren Ellis Neyra, Ph.D., Associate Professor, English Department, Wesleyan University and The Fact of Resonance: Modernist Acoustics and Narrative Form with Julie Beth Napolin, Ph.
This talk explores the intersection between narratives of catastrophe and contemporary political life by taking the current pandemic as its occasion and point of departure.
On Protean Acting in Shakespeare: Race & Virtuosity
Please join us for a screening of MINARI, winner of the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance and a Golden Globe. A delicately wrought drama about what roots us, MINARI follows a Korean-American family that moves to an Arkansas farm in search of their own American Dream.
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO A NEW DATE: FRIDAY, APRIL 2, 2021 at 12:00 PM EST
A Taste of Success: Lunchtime Alumni Career Conversations. English & Tech: Bhaamati Borkheteria '20 and English & Medicine with Claire Greene '13