English Department Events

Annual Departmental Events

 

Fall 2019

Upcoming Events

Monday, September 16, 10:30 am, STEW 310.  New Directions in the Digital Humanities Conference.  Talks will include "Digital Dividends: The Art-Historical Argument for the Digital," "Pre-Raphaelite Collaboration and Digital Editing," and "Nineteenth Century Poets and their Libraries."  Talks are open to all and light refreshments will be served. 

Monday, September 16, 6:30 pm, Downtown Branch of the Tippecanoe County Public Library. BIG READ "Enduring Epics." What is an epic and why have some like The Odyssey remained prominent in culture for thousands of years?  Learn from Purdue Classics professor Keith Dickson how these ancient stories were written and retold through the ages.  Free and open to the public.

Wednesday, September 18, 12:00 pm, Wyandotte Branch of the Tippecanoe County Public Library. BIG READ bite-sized book discussions: Books 1-5 of Emily Wilson's translation of The Odyssey. Free and open to the public. Bring your own lunch.

Wednesday, September 18, 1:30 pm, HEAV 220. Writing Lab Writers' Room Workshop - Genre Analysis Part 1: Logistics. This workshop will cover the basics of genre analysis -- including, but not limited to: how to get started, what the benefits/advantages are, and how to apply it to unfamiliar writing. Audience members are encouraged to bring computers/tablets and material(s) in progress to use during the workshop. This is for ALL Purdue writers to work on any academic writing project. Writing Lab tutors will be available for very brief consultations.

Tuesday, September 24, 6:00 pm, Downtown Branch of the Tippecanoe County Public Library. BIG READ "The Odyssey: Translations and Gender Bias." Erin Moodie, Purdue Assistant Professor of Classics, delves into the role of bias in translations and why Wilson’s translation of The Odyssey is significant. Free and open to the public.

Wednesday, September 25, 4:30 pm, WTHR 160. LTC Forum Series featuring Sebastian Williams. The LTC Forum Series is an informative and collaborative space for emerging scholars in the Literature, Theory, Cultural Studies program to share their research. These forums are intended to be supportive spaces for graduate students to present recent projects and works in progress, learn from other graduate students, and receive productive feedback from members of the department. Each session will last for approximately one hour, which will include time for both the research talk and discussion/questions. 

Saturday, September 28, 2:00 pm, Downtown Branch of the Tippecanoe County Public Library. BIG READ "Ancient Greek Art" with David Parrish, Purdue Professor of Art History. Free and open to the public.

Sunday, September 29, 1-3 pm, Downtown Branch of the Tippecanoe County Public Library. BIG READ "Odyssey Craft Drop-In. Make a bookmark in the style of black-figure Greek pottery! Free and open to the public.

Wednesday, October 2, 1:30 pm, HEAV 220. Writing Lab Writers' Room Workshop - Tailoring Your Résumé for a Job Application. Is there a specific job that you’ve been wanting to / or are in the process of applying for? This workshop will help you tailor your résumé to meet that goal. Audience members are encouraged to bring computers/tablets and material(s) in progress to use during the workshop. This is for ALL Purdue writers to work on any academic writing project. Writing Lab tutors will be available for very brief consultations.

Wednesday, October 2, 6:00 pm, Harrison Room of Walt's Pub & Grill. BIG READ bite-sized book discussions: Books 6-10 of Emily Wilson's translation of The Odyssey. Limited capacity. Please RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/650263688790151.

Wednesday, October 9, 10am-3pm, MFS Main Office HEAV 332. Modern Fiction Studies Annual Fall Book and Bake Sale. Hardcovers $5, Paperbacks $3. Books for sale include theory, biography, and literary criticism from a range of university presses, as well as fiction, poetry, and miscellaneous texts from other presses. We'll have baked goods for sale as well.

Wednesday, October 9, 4:30 pm, WTHR 160.  LTC Forum Series featuring Cody Krumrie.  The LTC Forum Series is an informative and collaborative space for emerging scholars in the Literature, Theory, Cultural Studies program to share their research. These forums are intended to be supportive spaces for graduate students to present recent projects and works in progress, learn from other graduate students, and receive productive feedback from members of the department. Each session will last for approximately one hour, which will include time for both the research talk and discussion/questions. 

Thursday, October 10, 10am-3pm, MFS Main Office HEAV 332. Modern Fiction Studies Annual Fall Book and Bake Sale. Hardcovers $5, Paperbacks $3. Books for sale include theory, biography, and literary criticism from a range of university presses, as well as fiction, poetry, and miscellaneous texts from other presses. We'll have baked goods for sale as well.

Thursday, October 10, 4:30 pm, STEW 218ABC.  2019 Woodman Lecture featuring Margo Crawford (Professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania) speaking on Toni Morrison.

Thursday, October 10, 6:00 pm, Downtown Branch of the Tippecanoe County Public Library (Friends of TCPL Conference room). BIG READ "The Odyssey book discussion" (overview of the entire book). 

Friday, October 11, 6:00 pm, Merlin's Beard Board Game Restaurant & PubBIG READ "Greek Mythology-themed Game Night" with $7.00 entrance fee.

Tuesday, October 15, 6:30-7:15, Stewart Center Room 279. BIG READ "Purdue English Professor Michael Johnston will deliver a pre-show talk on The Odyssey." Free and open to the public.

Tuesday, October 15, 7:30 pm, Loeb Theater, Stewart Center. BIG READ & Purdue Convocations presents The Odyssey performance. Tickets are $28 for the general public.

Wednesday, October 16, 1:30 pm, HEAV 220. Writing Lab Writers' Room Workshop - Citation Management. Do you hate building out citations?! This workshop will help you learn about some different tools available to manage citations during the research process, and show you how to integrate that software with Google Docs and Microsoft Word. Audience members are encouraged to bring computers/tablets and material(s) in progress to use during the workshop. This is for ALL Purdue writers to work on any academic writing project. Writing Lab tutors will be available for very brief consultations.

Thursday, October 17, 4:30 pm, SC 239. The Visiting Writers Series presents a Q&A with poet Ilya Kaminsky. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Department of English and the Creative Writing program.

Thursday October 17, 7:30 pm, WTHR 104.  The Visiting Writers Series presents a reading with poet Ilya Kaminsky. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Department of English and the Creative Writing program.

Wednesday, October 23, 6:00 pm, Klondike Branch of the Tippecanoe County Public Library. BIG READ bite-sized book discussions: Books 11-15 of Emily Wilson's translation of The Odyssey.  Free and open to the public. 

Thursday, October 30, 12:15-1:00 pm, St. Andrews UMC, WL. WALLA (Wabash Area Lifetime Learning Association) & BIG READ review of The Odyssey with Purdue Professor Emeritus Margaret Rowe.

Wednesday, October 30, 1:30 pm, HEAV 220. Writing Lab Writers' Room Workshop - Genre Analysis Part 2: Articles & Lit Reviews. This Genre Analysis workshop builds on part 1 moving from beginner to advanced content topics; audience members will learn how genre analysis works for articles and literature reviews and they  are encouraged to bring computers/tablets and material(s) in progress to use during the workshop. This is for ALL Purdue writers to work on any academic writing project. Writing Lab tutors will be available for very brief consultations.

Wednesday, October 30, 4:30 pm, WTHR 160.  LTC Forum Series featuring Daniel Froid.  The LTC Forum Series is an informative and collaborative space for emerging scholars in the Literature, Theory, Cultural Studies program to share their research. These forums are intended to be supportive spaces for graduate students to present recent projects and works in progress, learn from other graduate students, and receive productive feedback from members of the department. Each session will last for approximately one hour, which will include time for both the research talk and discussion/questions. 

Saturday, November 2, 2:00-4:00 pm, Barnes & Nobles, Lafayette. BIG READ "The Odyssey graphic novel: A comics Workshop." Free and open to the public.

Wednesday, November 6, 1:30 pm, HEAV 220. Writing Lab Writers' Room Workshop - Research Poster. Many classes require research posters as a main project deliverable. This workshop will cover the basics of what to include, how to print, and design aesthetics to consider for research posters. Audience members are encouraged to bring computers/tablets and material(s) in progress to use during the workshop. This is for ALL Purdue writers to work on any academic writing project. Writing Lab tutors will be available for very brief consultations.

Thursday, November 7, 4:30 pm, SC 239. The Visiting Writers Series presents a Q&A with author Diane Cook.  Free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Department of English and the Creative Writing program.

Thursday, November 7, 5:00 pm, WALC 3090.  Stephen Kuusisto Guest Lecture (presented by the Critical Disability Studies Program).

Thursday, November 7, 7:30 pm, Krannert Auditorium.  The Visiting Writers Series presents a reading with author Diane Cook.  Free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Department of English and the Creative Writing program.

Tuesday, November 12, 9:30 am - 4:14 pm, Ringel Gallery, Stewart Center. BIG READ "Marathon reading of The Odyssey" day one. Free and open to the public.

Wednesday, November 13, 9:30 am - 4:14 pm, Ringel Gallery, Stewart Center. BIG READ "Marathon reading of The Odyssey" day two. Free and open to the public.

Tuesday, November 19, 4:30 pm, WTHR 160.  LTC Forum Series featuring Aidan Holtan.  The LTC Forum Series is an informative and collaborative space for emerging scholars in the Literature, Theory, Cultural Studies program to share their research. These forums are intended to be supportive spaces for graduate students to present recent projects and works in progress, learn from other graduate students, and receive productive feedback from members of the department. Each session will last for approximately one hour, which will include time for both the research talk and discussion/questions. 

Wednesday, November 20, 1:30 pm, HEAV 220. Writing Lab Writers' Room Workshop - Genre Analysis Part 3: Thesis and Dissertation. In this workshop, the final component of the Genre Analysis series, presentation materials will safold from previous workshops to culminate discussion about genre analysis surrounding thesis and dissertation writing. Audience members are encouraged to bring computers/tablets and material(s) in progress to use during the workshop. This is for ALL Purdue writers to work on any academic writing project. Writing Lab tutors will be available for very brief consultations.

Wednesday, November 20, 6:00 pm, Second Flight Books. BIG READ bite-sized book discussions: Books 16-20 of Emily Wilson's translation of The Odyssey. Free and open to the public. 

Wednesday, December 4, 6:00 pm, Main Street Books. BIG READ bite-sized book discussions: Books 21-24 of Emily Wilson's translation of The Odyssey. Free and open to the public. 

Friday, December 6, 7:30 pm, Fowler Hall, Stewart Center.  BIG READ "Emily Wilson reading, Q&A, and book signing". Emily Wilson is the translator of the The Odyssey

 

Past Events

Thursday, September 5, 6:00 pm, West Lafayette Public Library (Elm and Walnut rooms). BIG READ Kick off Event: "5 Things to Know about Homer." Free and open to the public.

 

 

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