English Department Events

Annual Departmental Events

 

Spring 2020

Upcoming Events

In keeping with Purdue’s recently announced “social distancing” safety precautions, the Department of English will be cancelling or postponing all physical events in March and April.

From Purdue's Administration:

We are suspending all university-sponsored events (including those hosted by registered student organizations) involving external visitors effective March 16 through May 2. For purposes of this suspension, gatherings of 50 or more attendees should be postponed or canceled.

 

 

Past Events

Monday, January 27, 3:30 pm, WALC 3127.  Graduation Alumni Forum on Humanities Career Pathways. Speakers are Leah Pennywark (Humanities Editor), Paul Rutz (Artist), Elyssa Tardiff (Director of Education, Massachusetts Historical Society), and Margaret Wu (IT Business Analyst). Barbara Dixon will moderate. This event is co-sponsored by MFS: Modern Fiction Studies, and the English Department.

Monday, January 27, 3:30 pm, WTHR 420.  Writing Lab's Writers' Room. Writers’ Rooms are places for writers to work on their academic writing projects (e.g., class assignments, scholarly articles, dissertations, etc.). Writing Lab tutors will be available for very brief consultations.

Wednesday, January 29, 1:30 pm, HEAV 220.  Writing Lab Workshops - How to optimize your Writing Lab session.  Whether you’re working on a quick-hit assignment, a seminar paper, and/or a much more complex writing project, this introductory workshop is geared toward helping you prepare to make the most out of each tutoring consultation. Audience members are encouraged to bring computers/tablets and material(s) in progress to use during the workshop.

Wednesday, February 5, 1:30 pm, HEAV 220.  Writing Lab Workshops - Composing a Video Résumé.  Many employers and organizations are requiring video résumés as part of a much larger application process. This workshop will help you learn about what to include, how to get started, and what the proper etiquette is for video résumés. Audience members are encouraged to bring computers/tablets and material(s) in progress to use during the workshop.

Thursday, February 6, 4:00 pm, STEW 302/306.  2020 Books & Coffee - Week 1 with Professor Erin Moodie speaking on Madeline Miller's Circe. Sponsored by the Department of English and the Purdue Student Union Board.

Thursday, February 6, 8:00 pm, The Spot Tavern, Lafayette.  MFA Student Reading. Sponsored by the Department of English and the Creative Writing Program.

Friday, February 7, 5:15, HEAV 206.  ESL GO! Speaker Series presents Developing Writing Center Tutor Expertise for Consulting with Multilingual Writers with Vicki Kennell.

Monday, February 10, 3:30 pm, WTHR 420.  Writing Lab's Writers' Room. Writers’ Rooms are places for writers to work on their academic writing projects (e.g., class assignments, scholarly articles, dissertations, etc.). Writing Lab tutors will be available for very brief consultations.

Thursday, February 13, 4:00 pm, STEW 302/306.  2020 Books & Coffee - Week 2 with Professor Don Platt speaking on Ross Gay's The Book of Delights.  Sponsored by the Department of English and the Purdue Student Union Board.

Monday, February 17, 4:30 pm, WTHR 160.  LTC Forum Series with Maggie Myers.  The LTC Forum Series is an informative and collaborative space for emerging scholars in the Literature, Theory, Cultural Studies program to share their research.

Wednesday, February 19, 1:30 pm, HEAV 220.  Writing Lab Workshops - Writing in "plain style". Preparing documentation — reports, processes & procedures, instructions, etc.? Join us at this workshop to learn techniques to help you stylize your writing so that non-academic audiences will understandwhat you mean the first time they read or hear it. Audience members are encouraged to bring computers/tablets and material(s) in progress to use during the workshop.

Wednesday, February 19, 4:30 pm, STEW 313.  Big 10 Emerging Scholar in English lecture featuring Dipo Oyeleye speaking on "Postcolonial Futures: Rethinking Afropolitanism as a Theory of Reading Global Africa."

Thursday, February 20, 4:00 pm, STEW 302/306.  2020 Books & Coffee - Week 3 with Professor Marlo David speaking on Toni Morrison's Sula.  Sponsored by the Department of English and the Purdue Student Union Board.

Monday, February 24, 3:30 pm, WTHR 420.  Writing Lab's Writers' Room. Writers’ Rooms are places for writers to work on their academic writing projects (e.g., class assignments, scholarly articles, dissertations, etc.). Writing Lab tutors will be available for very brief consultations.

Thursday, February 27, 4:00 pm, STEW 302/306.  2020 Books & Coffee - Week 4 with Professor Brian Leung speaking on Rebecca Makkai's The Great Believers.  Sponsored by the Department of English and the Purdue Student Union Board.

Tuesday, March 3, 4:30 pm, BRWN 1154. Visiting Writers Series, Q&A with author Rebecca Makkai.  Sponsored by the Purdue Creative Writing Program, in conjunction with the Medical Humanities Symposium. Free and open to the public.

Tuesday, March 3, 7:30 pm, Fowler Hall. Visiting Writers Series, Reading with author Rebecca Makkai.  Sponsored by the Purdue Creative Writing Program, in conjunction with the Medical Humanities Symposium. Free and open to the public.

Wednesday, March 4, 1:30 pm, HEAV 220.  Writing Lab Workshops - How to write a teaching philosophy.  Graduate students are invited to this workshop aimed at helping writers develop their own statements of teaching philosophy. Audience members are encouraged to bring computers/tablets and material(s) in progress to use during the workshop.

Thursday, March 5, 4:30 pm, WTHR 160.  LTC Forum Series with Alejandra Ortega.  The LTC Forum Series is an informative and collaborative space for emerging scholars in the Literature, Theory, Cultural Studies program to share their research.

 

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