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  • April 22, 2010 - Virtue Ethics: Political Theory Spring Symposium
    Rebecca Gibson, 2010/01/13 11:16:13

    April 22-23
    The Political Theory Working Group is sponsored by the Duke University Department of English and the Gerst Program.
    The Spring Symposium will be held at FHI; details tba.

  • March 20, 2010 - Minor American Poetry Series
    Rebecca Gibson, 2009/09/09 13:40:47

    Therese Bachand and Magus Magnus
    Readings will be held at The Space (715 Washington Street) at 8 pm. Sponsored by the English Department's Poetry Reading Group.

  • March 15, 2010 - Intangible Materialism
    Rebecca Gibson, 2010/01/13 11:14:39

    4:30 - 7 pm
    Intangible Materialism: A Roundtable with Ron Schleifer, Barbara Herrnstein Smith and N. Katherine Hayles.
    Location TBA

  • February 27, 2010 - Minor American Poetry Series
    Rebecca Gibson, 2009/09/09 13:40:00

    Stacy Szymaszek and Stephanie Bolster
    Readings will be held at The Space (715 Washington Street) at 8 pm. Sponsored by the English Department's Poetry Reading Group.

  • January 30, 2010 - Minor American Poetry Series
    Rebecca Gibson, 2010/01/29 12:39:30

    Brian Evenson and Brian Howe
    Duke to weather, this event will be rescheduled. Stay tuned!

  • January 29, 2010 - Competing Cosmologies, Effecting Worlds: Intersections of Science and Religion
    Rebecca Gibson, 2010/01/19 13:55:33

    10 am - 5 pm; Breedlove (Perkins Library)
    Guest speakers:
    Kim Stanley Robinson is a literary science fiction writer known for his award-winning Mars trilogy.
    Michael Taussig (Coulmbia University) has both a medical degree and a PhD. in anthropology.
    Nisi Shawl is an African-American writer and journalist, best known as a writer of science fiction/fantasy short stories.
    Bruce Lincoln is Caroline E. Haskell Professor of the History of Religions in the Divinity School of the University of Chicago.
    More details...

  • January 25, 2010 - Americanist Speaker Series
    Rebecca Gibson, 2010/01/13 11:08:26

    Mia Bay "The Ambidexter Philosopher: Thomas Jefferson in Black Thought 1776 - 1877"
    Location: The home of Priscilla Wald; 7 pm
    For more information, email enf3@duke.edu

  • January 15, 2010 - The Letters Project: ART poem
    Rebecca Gibson, 2010/01/13 11:06:12

    Opening reception: Friday 1/15; 5 - 7 pmThe Corridor Gallery, East Duke Building.

    A Collaborative Installation: Animation by Raquel Salvatella, Letterforms and Digital Prints by Merrill Shatzman and Poetry by Deborah Pope. Supported by a Council for the Arts Collaboration Development Grant and the Department of Art, Art History and Visual Studies, this multi-faceted project displays the collaborative work of these Duke professors in exploring the interactive relationship between original visual artwork with original creative text.

  • January 19, 2010 - Reynolds Price on Duke Reads - rescheduled
    Rebecca Gibson, 2010/01/19 10:47:50

    Due to a request from NPR to reschedule, Reynolds Price and Frank Stasio will discuss Virginia Woolf's To the Lighthouse at a later date. Please check DukeReads for updates, schedules, and upcoming events!

  • December 03, 2009 - Minor American Poetry Series
    Rebecca Gibson, 2009/11/30 13:39:50

    Keith and Rosmarie Waldrop
    8 pm in the East Duke Parlors (East Campus)
    Sponsored by the English Department's Poetry Reading Group, Romance Studies, Germanic Studies, and the Franklin Humanities Institute.
    New Announcement: Keith Waldrop's most recent book, Transcendental Studies, received the National Book Award for 2009.

  • December 03, 2009 - Cervantes' Marvelous Pagent
    Rebecca Gibson, 2009/11/23 11:48:23

    Thursday, Dec. 3rd at 7 pm
    Brody Theater
    Presented by Maureen Quilligan's class (free!)

  • December 01, 2009 - Americanist Speaker Series: Ryan Snyder Ananat
    Rebecca Gibson, 2009/11/05 11:45:04

    "Spectra of Singularity: Episodes of Improvisational Lyricism from Hip Hop to Pragmatism"
    7 pm at the home of Priscilla Wald
    For more information, email enf3@duke.edu

  • November 14, 2009 - Minor American Poetry Series
    Rebecca Gibson, 2009/09/09 13:33:53

    Lucy Corin and Guillermo Parra
    Readings will be held at The Space (715 Washington Street) at 8 pm. Sponsored by the English Department's Poetry Reading Group.

  • November 05, 2009 - Americanist Speaker Series
    Rebecca Gibson, 2009/10/29 10:45:19

    Sarita See:'Five dollars per letter': Carlos Bulosan and the Wages of Epistolary Romance
    Time: 6 pm
    Location: The home of Priscilla Wald
    For more information, please email enf3@duke.edu

  • November 03, 2009 - 'Divided by a Common Language?': British and American
    Rebecca Gibson, 2009/09/25 11:58:31

    Dr. David Grylls, Oxford scholar and on-site Director of summer Duke in Oxford
    12-1 pm, Perkins Library, Breedlove Room
    co-sponsored by the Global Education Office for Undergraduates, AB Duke Scholars, and Department of English

  • October 29, 2009 - Americanist Speaker Series
    Rebecca Gibson, 2009/09/28 11:08:41

    Matt Taylor: Immunologics: Communicable Cultures in James Mooney's The Ghost Dance Religion and Zora Neale Hurston's Mules and Men
    7 pm at the home of Priscilla Wald
    For more information, email enf3@duke.edu

  • October 24, 2009 - Minor American Poetry Series
    Rebecca Gibson, 2009/09/11 10:41:56

    Robert Gluck and Gail Scott
    Readings will be held at The Space (715 Washington Street) at 8 pm. Sponsored by the English Department's Poetry Reading Group.

  • October 19, 2009 - Why Read Sophocles?
    Rebecca Gibson, 2009/09/28 11:06:06

    Kathrin Rosenfield (University of 'Rio Grande do Sul', Brazil)
    4 pm in 217 Perkins

  • October 15, 2009 - A. S. Byatt
    Rebecca Gibson, 2009/10/12 09:51:01

    Reading by A.S. Byatt
    Gothic Reading Room
    7:30

    Event is free and open to the public.
    Duke calendar listing

  • October 01, 2009 - Jennifer Herdt: "Seminar on the Virtues"
    Rebecca Gibson, 2009/09/17 10:26:15

    Duke Medieval and Renaissance Studies Graduate Colloquium:
    Jennifer Herdt (University of Notre Dame)
    Breedlove Room, 3 - 5 pm

  • September 14, 2009 - Poetry Reading - Nathaniel Mackey
    Rebecca Gibson, 2009/09/09 09:51:53

    Breedlove Room
    6 pm

  • Welcome back!
    Rocio D Lower, 2009/08/21 10:32:13

    We hope you all had a wonderful summer!

    Please welcome our new graduate students:
    Ainehi Edoro
    Clare Callahan
    Damien Marassa
    Dan Johnson
    Diana Koretsky
    Fran McDonald
    Jackie Cowan
    Lynne Feeley
    Kaila Brown
    Pete Moore
    Sean Ward
    Whitney Trettien

    Also, the department welcomes Len Tennenhouse in his new role as department Chair.

  • May 21, 2009 - NASSR Conference: Romanticism & Modernity
    Rebecca Gibson, 2009/04/22 14:46:03

    Duke is proud to welcome NASSR members back to Durham for the 17th annual meeting of the North American Society for the Study of Romanticism.
    May 21-24 at the Washington Duke Inn
    More details here. [more]

  • Congratulations class of 2009!
    Rebecca Gibson, 2009/05/11 14:47:01

    Our best wishes for a wonderful summer and for the adventures ahead.

  • April 25, 2009 - Minor American Reading Series
    Rebecca Gibson, 2009/04/15 12:01:29

    Tanya Olson & Fred Moten
    8pm
    More details here. (Scroll down.)

  • April 14, 2009 - Elizabeth Alexander
    Rebecca Gibson, 2009/03/30 13:03:56

    Elizabeth Alexander, Inaugural Poet
    Intro. by Pres. Brodhead
    5:30 pm at the Nasher

  • April 08, 2009 - Reynolds Price reading from Three Gospels
    Rebecca Gibson, 2009/03/20 11:56:19

    7pm, Rare Book Room
    Sponsored by the Duke University Libraries. More information from ilene.nelson@duke.edu

  • April 07, 2009 - Archive Literary Festival: Joe Ashby Porter
    Rebecca Gibson, 2009/03/17 12:45:35

    7 pm in the Rare Book Room

  • April 02, 2009 - The State and the Problem of the Political
    Rebecca Gibson, 2009/03/27 11:13:11

    Political Theory Working Group: This year's Spring Symposium will be held in the Breedlove Room at Perkins Library on April 2 and 3, 2009.

  • March 14, 2009 - Minor American Reading Series
    Rebecca Gibson, 2009/03/05 15:23:42

    Laynie Brown and Joe Donahue - poetry reading
    for more details: kathrynlpringle@gmail.com
    Poetry Working Group

  • February 27, 2009 - Graduate Recruitment Weekend
    Rebecca Gibson, 2009/02/24 10:20:07

    Welcome visiting prospective students Friday and Saturday! Questions about grad recruitment events: rocio.lower@duke.edu

  • February 26, 2009 - Infection in the Sentence: A Festival of Poetry
    Rebecca Gibson, 2009/02/22 13:24:05

    More details here. Thurs. Feb 26 - Sat. Feb 28: Rachel Blau DuPlessis, Kamau Brathwaite, Christian Bok, Brent Edwards, Renee Gladman, Susan Howe, Myung Mi Kim, Tracie Morris, Eileen Myles, Jed Rasula, Cecil Taylor, and Cecilia Vicuna.
    Student workshops Friday!

  • February 19, 2009 - Howard Norman: Blackburn Visiting Fiction Writer
    Rebecca Gibson, 2009/01/07 16:39:41

    Howard Norman will be the Blackburn Visiting Fiction Writer during the week of Feb. 15-21. He will give a reading at 7 pm, Thurs. Feb. 19 in the Rare Book Room at Perkins library (reception to follow).

  • February 18, 2009 - DukeReads: Sam Wells, The Towers of Trebizond by Rose Macaulay
    Rebecca Gibson, 2008/10/22 11:42:14

    DukeReads is an interactive online book club hosted by NPR's Frank Stasio. Log on just before 7 pm to participate in the discussion!

  • February 16, 2009 - CD Wright - Poetry Reading
    Rebecca Gibson, 2009/02/09 18:34:43

    6 pm in the Breedlove Room (Perkins Library)

  • February 13, 2009 - Chaucer's Parliament of Fowls
    Rebecca Gibson, 2009/02/12 13:29:40

    Undergrad performance of Chaucer's Parliament of Fowls in Middle English (special guest appearances) Facing page translation provided. Breedlove Room; 4 - 5 pm

  • February 10, 2009 - Dominika Baran - Linguistics talk
    Rebecca Gibson, 2009/02/09 18:40:12

    Language ideologies and identity: A case study of Taiwan --- 2:45 - 4 pm in LINK classroom 2 (downstairs in Perkins Library)

    Shakespeare Read-aloud
    A fun, informal group - all are welcome! Tues., 7:30 pm in 328 Allen; Julius Caesar

  • February 06, 2009 - Lisa Bonnici
    Rebecca Gibson, 2009/01/28 16:26:15

    Public displays of language and ideologies of English in postcolonial Malta's 'English-speaking' communities
    4:30 - 6 pm
    LINK classroom 2 (downstairs in Perkins Library)

  • January 28, 2009 - Americanist Speaker Series presents: Bruce Barnhart
    Rebecca Gibson, 2009/01/09 11:30:05

    "Kamau Brathwaite and Coleman Hawkins: Re-Versioning American Temporality"
    Time: 7 pm
    Location: The home of Priscilla Wald
    For more information, email enf3@duke.edu

  • January 14, 2009 - DukeReads: Reynolds Price, Out of Africa by Isak Dinesen
    Rebecca Gibson, 2008/10/22 11:42:34

    DukeReads is an interactive online book club hosted by NPR's Frank Stasio. Log on just before 7 pm to participate in the discussion!

  • January 10, 2009 - Minor American Reading Series
    Rebecca Gibson, 2009/01/05 13:02:09

    Adeena Karasick and Rachel Blau duPlessis
    For details/directions see the Community section

  • Happy New Year!
    Rebecca Gibson, 2009/01/05 13:03:02

    Best wishes for the start of the new year and the new semester.

  • Season's Greetings!
    Rebecca Gibson, 2008/12/16 10:54:25

    Wishing you all very happy holidays, a pleasant winter break, and all the best for the new year!

  • December 13, 2008 - Minor American Reading Series
    Rebecca Gibson, 2008/11/24 15:05:17

    Brandon Brown, Allie Warren, and Chall Gray
    Poetry Reading
    location: Ken Rumble's home
    time: 8 pm

  • December 09, 2008 - Milton's 400th Birthday Celebration
    Rebecca Gibson, 2008/12/02 10:13:54

    Sarah Beckwith, Gregson Davis, and Richard Brodhead will read from Paradise Lost, with comments by Reynolds Price. Join us in celebrating the 400th anniversary of Milton's birth!
    3:30 pm in the Rare Book Room; reception to follow
    Milton's Birthday link here

  • December 04, 2008 - Paul Muldoon / Rackett
    Rebecca Gibson, 2008/11/26 11:41:00

    Poetry Reading by Paul Muldoon in the Rare Book Room (4:30), followed by a performance by his band, Rackett,at the Duke Coffeehouse on East Campus (9:30). more information

  • December 03, 2008 - Americanist Speaker Series: Rachel Blau DuPlessis
    Rebecca Gibson, 2008/11/24 14:58:10

    "Reading Practices, Gender and Poetry"
    Time: 7 pm
    Location: The home of Priscilla Wald
    For more information, email enf3@duke.edu

  • November 19, 2008 - Duke Reads: Judith Ruderman, Howard's End by E.M. Forster
    Rebecca Gibson, 2008/10/22 11:31:47

    DukeReads is an interactive online book club. Log on just before 7 pm at http://www.dukereads.com/ to participate in the discussion!

  • November 15, 2008 - Minor American Reading Series
    Rebecca Gibson, 2008/11/06 09:47:29

    Poetry Reading: Patrick Herron, Shanna Compton and Jen Knox
    8 pm - for directions please email Ken Rumble at rumblek@gmail.com

  • Working Group meetings
    Rebecca Gibson, 2008/11/06 10:11:46

    Working Group on Political Theory
    Nov. 11, 6:30 pm, 328 Allen

    Poetry Working Group
    Wed. November 12, 5 pm, 304-i

    Ordinary Language Working Group
    Nov. 14 & 15 - retreat with Richard Fleming

    For more information please see the Working Groups pages in our Community section.

  • November 11, 2008 - Americanist Speaker Series: Florence Dore
    Rebecca Gibson, 2008/09/29 15:20:45

    Robert Penn Warren's Refusal to Know: Privacy, Race, and the New Criticism in the Postwar South
    7pm -- For details please email Erica Fretwell at enf3@duke.edu

  • November 05, 2008 - Vivasvan Soni: "Committing Freedom: The Cultivation of Judgment in Rousseau's Emile and Austen's Pride and Prejudice."
    Rebecca Gibson, 2008/11/05 15:04:13

    3 pm in OLD TRINITY

  • Congratulations!
    Rebecca Gibson, 2008/10/29 14:18:12

    Voicing Women and War
    Chelsea Allison was awarded the Middlesworth Prize, given by the library for the best paper based on work done in Special Collections. Chelsea won for her wide-ranging research on letters, journals, diaries, and other records written by women during periods of war, out of which she produced a remarkable manuscript of poems.

  • Faculty Scholar Award
    Rebecca Gibson, 2008/11/11 16:59:13

    Congratulations to English major Paula Rosine Long, winner of the Faculty Scholar Award! The Duke University Faculty Scholar Award was established in 1974 by members of the faculty of Duke University to encourage undergraduates to undertake serious scholarship and to recognize excellence in scholarship.

  • October 24, 2008 - Ordinary Language Philosophy Seminar: Richard Fleming
    Rebecca Gibson, 2008/09/29 15:20:02

    Three retreats to read Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations with Richard Fleming. For more information (including the required texts) visit the Ordinary Language Philosophy Working Group page in our Community section.

  • October 22, 2008 - Duke Reads: Melissa Malouf, Ernest Hemingway's In Our Time
    Rebecca Gibson, 2008/10/22 11:40:21

    DukeReads is an interactive online book club hosted by NPR's Frank Stasio. Log on just before 7 pm to participate in the discussion!

  • October 22, 2008 - Jane Hirshfield -- Visiting Blackburn Writer
    Rebecca Gibson, 2008/09/29 15:19:17

    Jane Hirshfield, award winning poet, essayist, and translator, will be our visiting Blackburn writer. Poetry Reading Wednesday October 22nd at 7 pm in Von Canon B. reception to follow

  • October 22, 2008 - Poetry Working Group meeting
    Rebecca Gibson, 2008/09/29 13:56:50

    Wed. October 22, 5 pm, Allen 328. For more information please see the Poetry Working Group page in our Community section.

  • October 07, 2008 - Political Theory Working Group meeting
    Rebecca Gibson, 2008/10/06 15:00:42

    6:30pm to 8:30pm in Allen 328 (discussion of Hannah Arendt, "What Is Authority?")

  • October 04, 2008 - Minor American Reading Series
    Rebecca Gibson, 2008/09/29 15:18:34

    Jocelyn Saidenberg and Guillermo Parra: Poetry reading at the Broad Street Cafe, 7 pm

  • August 23, 2008 - Poetry Working Group - Reading Series Begins
    Rebecca Gibson, 2008/08/20 13:13:57

    The Poetry Working Group reading series begins this fall with CA Conrad and Frank Sherlock. (Contact the English department for directions.)

  • 2008 Undergraduate Writing Awards
    Rebecca Gibson, 2008/04/30 13:35:37

    Creative Writing Awards

    Academy of American Poets University and College Prize: Adam Eaglin
    Terry Welby Tyler, Jr. Poetry Award: Melissa Miller
    Anne Flexner Award for Poetry: Jane Chen
    Anne Flexner Award for Fiction: Daniel Riley
    William H. Blackburn Scholarship: Lindsay White (Honorable Mention: Tassity Johnson)
    Margaret Rose Sanford Scholarship:Dihn Xuan T. Phan
    Francis K. Pemberton Scholarship: Doug Clark (Honorable Mention: Christopher Nold)
    Schutte Senior Writing Award: Adam Eaglin

    Non-Fiction Awards

    Department of English Award for Non-Fiction Essay: Joo-Young Chang
    Outstanding Work in American Literature: Daniel DeVougas
    Barbara Herrnstein Smith Award for Literary Criticism/Theory:Katherine Buse
    Stanley Fish Award for Work in British Literature: Aileen Liu
    Award for Most Original Honors Thesis: Sarah Ellis and Christina Patsiokas

  • April 24, 2008 - Nietzsche, Strauss, and Mann: The Encounter of Music and Philosophy
    Rebecca Gibson, 2008/04/17 12:31:32

    April 24-25 in the Breedlove Room (Perkins Library)

    Tracy B. Strong Music, Language and Politics in Nietzsche

    Hans Rudolph Vaget 'Schicksalsgeist': Nietzsche, Music, Mann and Weiman Culture

    Bryan Gilliam Strauss and the Sexual Body: The Erotics of Humor, Philosophy, and Ego-Assertion

    David Wellbery Function and Form of Tragedy According to Nietzsche

    Charles Youmans Subjectivity and Sentimentality in the Late Works of Richard Strauss

  • April 16, 2008 - UZODINMA IWEALA: Reading and Discussion
    Rebecca Gibson, 2008/04/17 12:32:32

    4:30 PM -- Gothic Bookstore

    Join us for a reading and discussion about fiction, politics, and contemporary Africa with the acclaimed author of Beasts of No Nation. A lunch with interested undergraduates will precede the reading, at 12 pm in the English department lounge (Allen 328).

    "In the blood and vomit and angry voices captured in Beasts of No Nation, a reader sees human nature reforged, manacled to evil, tragically perverted." -Los Angeles Times

    "A novel so scorched by loss and anger that it's hard to hold, and so gripping in its sheer hopeless lifeforce that it's hard to put down." -Guardian (UK)

    "In this staggering debut [...], a 23-year-old Harvard graduate has written a novel about the perversity of war, and the fragility of humanity." -Boston Globe

    For more information, please contact Bart Keeton or Nathan Hensley.

    [more]

  • April 10, 2008 - Political Theory Working Group Spring Symposium
    Rebecca Gibson, 2008/04/02 10:03:36

    The Duke University English Department's Working Group on Political Theory is pleased to announce its second annual Spring symposium April 10 and 11. Schedule

  • March 25, 2008 - Americanist Reading Group
    Thomas G Nickles, 2008/03/12 11:14:26

    5.00 pm, graduate lounge
    Mikko Tuhkanen, "'Out of Joint': Passing, Haunting, and the Time of Slavery in Hagar's Daughter"
    In conjunction with the Americanist Speaker Series, the Americanist Reading Group will be meeting to discuss Prof. Mikko Tuhkanen's recently-published essay in American Literature. Both the Speaker Series and the Reading Group facilitate the development of a local community of scholars, attempting to foster this community while interrogating how we delineate "Americanist" within and across disciplinary, geographic, thematic, and methodological lines.

  • Performance Conference - March 21-22, 2008
    Rebecca Gibson, 2008/03/17 10:32:19

    Rare Book Room, Perkins Library. Keynote speakers will include Peggy Phelan (Stanford University), Joseph Roach (Yale University), and Toril Moi (Duke University). The schedule of events can be located here.

  • Judith Halberstam - March 19th and 20th
    Rebecca Gibson, 2008/03/17 11:48:18

    Judith Halberstam returns to Duke: Faculty seminar Wednesday 3/19, 5:30 - 7:30 pm; graduate seminar Thursday 3/20, 2 - 4 pm. Click here for the faculty seminar and graduate seminar readings.

  • Dean's Award for Excellence in Mentoring
    Rebecca Gibson, 2008/02/20 16:32:46

    The English Department congratulates Professors Priscilla Wald and Toril Moi, both of whom received the Dean's Award for Excellence in Mentoring from the Graduate School. This is a tremendous honor and a marvelous tribute to their commitment to their graduate students.

  • March 04, 2008 - Americanist Reading Group
    Thomas G Nickles, 2008/02/06 14:46:28

    5.00 pm, graduate lounge
    Laura Doyle, "'A' for Atlantic: The Colonizing Force of Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter"

    In conjunction with the Americanist Speaker Series, the Americanist Reading Group will be meeting to discuss Prof. Laura Doyle's recently-published essay in American Literature. Both the Speaker Series and the Reading Group facilitate the development of a local community of scholars, attempting to foster this community while interrogating how we delineate "Americanist" within and across disciplinary, geographic, thematic, and methodological lines.

  • February 28, 2007 - Nigel Smith
    - MILTON AND THE REVOLUTION

    Thomas G Nickles, 2008/02/06 14:14:32

    Breedlove Room, Perkins Library
    Thursday, Feb. 28th
    Nigel Smith is Professor of English at Princeton and currently the John P. Birkelund Fellow at the National Humanities Center. While his scholarly work has focused primarily on early modern literature, especially the seventeenth century, his approach is interdisciplinary and his interests are diverse. His extensive writings have covered Shakespeare, Jonson, Donne, Herbert, Milton, Hobbes, Margaret Cavendish, Katherine Philips, and Marvell.

    With Paul Muldoon he founded the rock band 'Rackett', featured in the New York Times Magazine and the New Yorker, and which recently completed a tour of Ireland. With Paul Muldoon he founded the rock band 'Rackett', featured in the New York Times Magazine and the New Yorker, and which recently completed a tour of Ireland.

  • A Jubilee for Reynolds Price: 50 Years a Teacher at Duke
    Thomas G Nickles, 2008/01/18 15:38:07

    January 31 - February 2, 2008
    The university honors Reynolds Price with discussions, academic panels, stage performances, and readings from colleagues and former students. Special guests include Toni Morrison, Richard Ford, Josephine Humphreys, Charlie Rose, Stanley Fish, and Annabeth Gish.

    Alumni can register at http://www.dukealumni.com/jubilee

    Duke English department faculty should contact Rebecca at rebecca.gibson@duke.edu to register.

    Events are free for Duke Students: limited numbers of tickets will be held at the door on a first-come basis for each event.

    Schedule:
    (Events will be held in Reynolds Theater unless otherwise noted.) Thursday 1/31
    4-6 pm Documentary films: "Clear Pictures" and "Passing It On"
    8-9:30 pm Charlie Rose and Reynolds Price in Conversation

    Friday 2/1
    9:30-10:30 am Reynolds Price's Work: Suzanne Marrs, James Schiff, and Victor Strandberg
    11-12:30 Reynolds Price's Work: Stanley Fish and Sam Wells
    2-3:30 Richard Ford and Josephine Humphreys in Conversation

    Saturday 2/2
    9:30-10:30 am The Reynolds Price "Finishing School:" panel of former assistants --Griffith Theater
    11-12 Toni Morrison, introduced by Reynolds Price -- Duke Chapel
    1:30-3 Private Contentment - staged reading of the play by Reynolds Price, with Annabeth Gish -- Griffith Theater

  • December 03, 2007 - Margreta de Grazia Public Speaking
    Rebecca Gibson, 2007/11/12 15:43:49

    Margreta de Grazia (U. Penn) will be speaking on Dec. 3 in a "Before the Disciplines" series at 5:15 p.m. in Old Trinity. Her lecture is entitled "Anachronism before Diachrony."

  • New Working Group: Ordinary Language Philosophy and the Aesthetic
    Thomas G Nickles, 2007/10/19 16:13:55

    This group hopes to foster and develop an intellectual community for the study of "literary" philosophy and especially ordinary language philosophy (J L Austin, Ludwig Wittgenstein, Stanley Cavell) at Duke.

    Please contact Toril Moi (toril@duke.edu) or Sarah Beckwith (ott@duke.edu) if you are interested in participating in this working group. Everyone interested in participating in this working group should come to the first meeting on Wednesday, October 31 at 6.30pm, room TBA. We'll have some snacks and drinks and discuss what we want to do over the course of the year.
    Please click here for more information. [more]

  • Political Theory Working Group
    Thomas G Nickles, 2007/11/06 09:08:48

    The Working Group on Political Theory has been convened to promote the study and research of political philosophic texts from the fourteenth through the twentieth centuries. Through a series of monthly meetings, as well as a spring symposium (at which Duke Faculty and distinguished scholars from other institutions will offer a series of presentations), this Group seeks to foster an interdisciplinary discussion of classic texts in the history of political philosophy, and to encourage the production of scholarly papers and articles on topics related to this theme. The Working Group on Political Theory is sponsored by the Duke English Department, and has been convened by Michael Valdez Moses (Associate Professor, English) and Robert Mitchell (Assistant Professor, English). Current participants include faculty and graduate students from the departments of Economics, English, Literature, Philosophy, Political Science, Religion, and Romance Languages. [more]

  • November 01, 2007 - Graduate English "Work in Progress Forum"
    Thomas G Nickles, 2007/10/18 16:02:13

    5:30-7:00 pm in 328 Allen.
    BILL KNIGHT: "Using Ovid to Keep the Wolves at Bay: Metamorphoses vs. Modernity in Scriblerian Satire." PHILIP STEER: "The Importance of Being Enormous: Victorian Fiction and Theories of Imperial Spatiality."

    Following the papers, a roundtable on conference attendance will take place. Topics will include: abstract making, conference scouting, paper organizing, and question fielding.

    First, second, and third year graduate students are especially encouraged to attend. Light refreshments will be available (soda, beer, chips); feel free to bring food for yourself. QUESTIONS? NATHAN.HENSLEY@DUKE.EDU

  • October 30, 2007 - Robert Pinsky: Blackburn Visiting Writer
    Thomas G Nickles, 2007/10/17 10:47:15

    Poetry and Documentary Experience:
    A Conversation at Documentary Studies

    Tuesday, Oct. 30, 12-1:30 at Lyndhurst House
    An open discussion with Robert Pinsky and Tom Rankin, Director of Doc Studies. Lunch will be provided.
    Public Reading
    Tuesday evening at 7:30
    Doris Duke Center in Duke Gardens
    Introduction by President Brodhead

  • October 31, 2007 - Memory and the Poet
    Rebecca Gibson, 2007/10/12 13:07:44

    A conversation with Robert Pinsky about memory, poetry, and aspects of writing. Rare Book Room, 2:45-4 pm

  • October 31, 2007 - English Department Boo-fet Party
    Rebecca Gibson, 2007/09/20 10:56:16

    English Majors and Faculty, and students interested in being English Majors: come to the English Department Boo-fet Party! Oct. 31 4-6 pm in the Old Trinity Room

  • October 23, 2007 - Leonard Tennenhouse, Brown University: Public Lecture
    Thomas G Nickles, 2007/10/18 16:05:26

    4:15 to 6:00 Breedlove Room Novels Before Nations: the Case of North America
    Reading: Ch. 1 from The Importance of Feeling English

  • September 25, 2007 - Symposium Discussion with Nancy Armstrong, Brown University
    Thomas G Nickles, 2007/09/17 14:01:56

    4:15 to 5:45 Breedlove Room
    Please click here for the readings. [more]

  • April 26, 2007 - Gauri Viswanathan
    Thomas G Nickles, 2007/04/23 15:39:40

    Victorian Lecture Series
    "Occultism, History, and Ethical Knowledge: Re-thinking the Secular" 4:15pm, * New Location: 326 Allen

  • April 20, 2007 - Nancy Armstrong
    Thomas G Nickles, 2007/03/29 14:12:37

    Victorian Lecture Series
    "Charles Darwin, Novelist"
    4:15pm - Old Trinity Room, West Union Building

  • April 13, 2007 - Yopie Prins
    Thomas G Nickles, 2007/04/05 11:25:55

    Victorian Lecture Series
    "Robert Browning, Transported by Meter"
    4:15pm, Breedlove Room

  • April 06, 2007 - Angela Davis-Gardner
    Thomas G Nickles, 2007/03/29 14:11:57

    Blackburn Visiting Fiction Writer
    "Public Reading"
    7:00pm, Rare Book Room

  • April 03, 2007 - Amanda Anderson
    Thomas G Nickles, 2007/03/29 14:11:41

    Victorian Lecture Series
    "The Skeptical George Eliot: Life & Theory in the Novels"
    4:15pm, 326 Allen Building

  • Literature Out Loud Meeting Saturday November 12
    Hannah True, 2005/11/07 10:10:58

    Literature Out Loud will read "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" by Jules Verne at their meeting on Saturday, November 12 at 7:00 P.M. in the English Undergrad lounge. We invite everyone to come out and enjoy the fun.

  • Jim Applewhite featured on NPR
    Hannah True, 2005/09/26 16:18:50

    The English Department's Jim Applewhite was featured on NPR's "All Things Considered" on September 25. He talks with Debbie Elliott about his poem "Southern Voices." Click to hear the story: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php? storyId=4863506

  • The Krzyzewskiville Tales--Book Talk and Signing
    Hannah True, 2005/10/13 14:19:28

    Aaron Dinin, English Major, '05 will discuss his newly published book about tenting and basketball on Monday, October 17. The characters in Dinin's book, modeled on the pilgrims in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, compete with each other to tell the best story of tenting and basketball. This event is sponsored by the Duke University Libraries as part of the celebration of the opening of the Bostock Library and the von der Heyden Pavilion, additions to Perkins Library. Bostock Library, Periodicals Reading Room 7:30pm Contact Ilene Nelson with questions: ilene.nelson@duke.edu

  • Jim Applewhite Poetry Reading at the Regulator
    Hannah True, 2005/09/29 13:32:08

    The Regulator Bookshop Wednesday, October 5, 2005, 7:00 p.m. Local poet and Duke English professor James Applewhite will read from his new book of poetry, "Selected Poems". The collection includes chronologically-arranged poems from all of Applewhite's previous nine books, spanning the years from 1975 to 2002. The themes are influenced by life in rural North Carolina, where Applewhite was born and raised.


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