The English Main Office (HEAV 324) has reopened from 8-4 Monday through Friday.  Staff is continuing to work remotely part of the time.  As always during the pandemic, our schedule may change based on case levels and departmental and university decisions.  

Black Lives Matter: Statement from the English Department 

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

I know that all of us are experiencing a variety of emotions, including shock, anger, helplessness, and grief, following the murder of George Floyd on May 25, 2020. See full statement here.

September 2021 Events

September 3 Kaveh Akbar reading and signing of  his new poetry collection, Pilgrim Bell, Second Flight Books,2122 Scott Street, Lafayette, 7:00 pm.

September 8 Big Read 2021 Kick-Off: “5 Things to Know about Africanfuturism,” Prof. Marlo David, English & African American Studies, 5 PM, Purdue Memorial Mall North

September 15 “Representation Matters: Black Girls & STEM in Binti” (Big Read Podcast)

September 22 Big Read Black Panther Watch Party (Twitter)

September 29 Big Read Book Review with Nick Schenkel, Library Director at West Lafayette Public Library (Zoom) Sponsored by the Wabash Lifetime Learning Association.

October 2021 events

October 4 Big Read The Changing Faces of Sci-Fi”, Alejandra Ortega, PhD candidate in Literature, Theory, Cultural Studies, Tippecanoe County Public Library @ 6:30PM

October 7 Visiting Writers Reading Series presents a reading by Hasanthika Sirisena, 7:00 pm.

October 8 Visiting Writers Reading Series presents a Q&A with Hasanthika Sirisena, 4:00 pm.

October 13 Big Read “Science Fiction, Science Fact” Trivia Night (Kahoot)

October 20 Big Read “Space, Place, & Community in Binti” (Podcast) 

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