October 2011 Archives

Lunch with a Professor!

As part of its continuing Lunch Conversation Series, FUSE presents a free lunch and discussion with Associate Professor of English Rebecca Krug noon this Friday November 18. This is a great opportunity to meet professors and to ask questions. Lunch provided! Meet in Lind 226.

FUSE Social Night Nov 2

Registration for Spring 2012 is on its way! Take a break from homework on Wednesday the 2nd of November from 7-9 pm in the Nolte Center Basement. The Fellowship of Undergraduate Students in English will provide food and some discussion of available English classes next spring. Bring a spooky poem or short story to share. And if you missed the opportunity to dress up for Halloween, come in a costume! Hope to see you there!

Paula Rabinowitz Collaborates with the Walker

Image from Trinh Minha-ha filmIn the fourth annual film series collaboration between the Walker Art Center and the University, Professor of English Paula Rabinowitz and Walker film curator Sheryl Mousley organized "And Yet She Moves: Reviewing Feminist Cinema," 15 films screening at the Walker November 4-20.This series was created in light of a broader resurgence of interest in women filmmakers of the '70s, and it includes films by Chantal Akerman, Bette Gordon, and Trinh T. Minh-ha, as well as the Walker's premiere theatrical run of Lynn Hershman Leeson's !Women Art Revolution. The students in Professor Rabinowitz's class Reviewing Feminist Cinema are currently writing about the films on the Walker's Film & Video blog.

Job Placement Meeting

The next Graduate Studies job placement meeting will take place Friday, October 28, from noon to 2 pm in Lind 207A. The main focus of this meeting will be first-round interviews. We will go over details about the MLA convention, sample interview questions, how to prepare for these interviews, and much more. In preparation for this meeting please read the nine documents on the password-protected placement section of the department website under "First Round/MLA Interviews" and the relevant sections of Kathryn Hume's book.

"My Letter to the World" Brings International Guests

My Letter to the World imageRegents Professor and memoirist Patricia Hampl has teamed up with Human Rights Program director Barbara Frey to create "My Letter to the World: Narrating Human Rights," a series of free talks and panel discussions October 10 devoted to human rights and the personal narrative voice (whether in fiction, nonfiction, poetry). Panelists include two other University Regents Professors, Kathryn Sikkink and Elaine Tyler May, four memoirists and scholars from England, among them Annette Koback and Vesna Goldsworthy, and Azeri political blogger Emin Milli. Novelist and CLA Winton Chair Nuruddin Farah will also participate. The capstone event is the Department of English's Esther Freier Endowed Lecture in Literature, which will be given by Philip Gourevitch, author of the award-winning account of the Rwandan genocide, We Wish to Inform You that Tomorrow We Will be Killed with Our Families. Sponsored by the Creative Writing and Human Rights programs with English, all events take place in Coffman Union Theater and are open to the public.

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