November 2010 Archives

Dracula Event Canceled

Cover image of Dracula editionDue to inclement weather, we are canceling the celebration of Bram Stoker's Dracula set for Friday December 3. The event will be rescheduled for spring semester. So there are more than enough dark nights ahead to peruse the new edition published by Professor of English Andrew Elfenbein with Longman Cultural Editions.

Job Placement Meeting

Our next (and final) placement meeting of this semester will be Friday, December 17, from 12-2 pm in Lind 207A. At this meeting we will discuss all aspects of the on-campus interview.

Kamerbeek Defense

On Friday, December 3, Chris Kamerbeek will be defending his PhD dissertation, "The Ghost and the Corpse: Figuring the Mind/Brain Complex at the Turn of the 20th Century." All are welcome for the public portion of the defense, which begins at 2 pm in the Wright Room (Lind 202).

English Stars at CLA Fall Commencement

Senior English major Moira Pirsch will be the student speaker at the December CLA Commencement ceremony, and CLA Winton Chair Nuruddin Farah, who is hosted by the Department of English, will be the CLA Commencement guest speaker. Congratulations!

Nicole Krauss Visits

Image of Nicole KraussBrooklynite Krauss, a finalist for a National Book Award for her latest novel Great House, stopped by Lind Hall to chat with students on Thursday Oct. 28. She talked about the freedom she finds in writing novels (she started out as a poet), allowing "willful uncertainty" to lead her to unexpected territory. "I give into accidents," she said. "I pursue them."

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