English Department Events

Annual Departmental Events

Fall 2018

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, November 14, 5:00 pm, GRIS 102.  How to Conference workshop, with speakers Professor Bradley Dilger, Michelle Campbell, Patti Poblete, Alisha Karabinus, and Aidan Holtan.  (Sponsored by GradSEA)

Thursday, November 15, 6:00 pm.  "Indiana & and Underground Railroad," with Jeannie Regan-Dinius.  Tippecanoe Co Public Library Downtown.  Part of the English department's "Big Read".

Thursday, November 15, 7:30 pm, History Center, 522 Columbia Street, Lafayette.  Writer's Harvest with readers Steven Dawson, Johnay Hall, Terese Mailhot, and Kaveh Akbar. This event benefits Food Finders, the local food bank, and by bringing canned goods you will be entered in a raffle, held at the event.

Friday, November 16, 5:40 pm, Krannert G012.  ESL GO! (English as a Second Language Graduate Organization) presents Dr. Nataliya Semchynska Uhl speaking on "It's About Time." 

Thursday, November 29, 4:30 pm, Weatherill 160.  LTC Forum Series, featuring graduate student Marc Diefenderfer.  The LTC Forum Series is an informative and collaborative space for emerging scholars in the Literature, Theory, Cultural Studies program to share their research.  Light refreshments will be provided. (Co-sponsored by Comitatus and EARG)

Thursday, November 29, 7:30 pm, Krannert Auditorium.  Purdue University's Visiting Writers Reading Series presents Natalie Diaz.  A Q&A is also scheduled at 4:30 pm, BRNG 2290.  This event is free and open to the public.  (Sponsors include the Purdue Native American Educational and Cultural Center and the Purdue LGBTQ Center)

December 4-6, 5:30-6:45 pm, West Lafayette Public Library.  "Big Read Alike," John Lewis' March Comics Workshop.  Part of the English department's "Big Read".

Past Events

Thursday, September 13, 7:30 pm, Second Flight Books (2200 Elmwood Avenue, Suite D7, Lafayette).  Joint reading by Professor Don Platt and Paige Lewis.  Come hear Don read from his latest book of poems, and get in on the early buzz about Paige’s debut volume which comes out next year.  (Sponsored by the Department of English and the Creative Writing Program)

Thursday, September 20, 7:30 pm, Knickerbocker, Downtown Lafayette.  MFA student reading.  Free and open to the public.  (Sponsored by the Creative Writing Program)

Friday, September 21, 5:30-6:30 pm, Krannert G012.  ESL Go! Speaker Series with Matthew Allen speaking on "Working in the Middle:  Three Questions for (prospective) ESL Program Administrators to Consider."

Thursday, September 27, 4:30 pm, Krannert Auditorium (Room 140).  2018 Leonora Woodman Lecture Series with guest speaker Anna Brickhouse, Professor and Director of American Studies at the University of Virginia.  Free and open to the public.

Tuesday, October 2, 4:30 pm, Weatherill 160.  LTC Forum Series, featuring graduate student April Urban.  The LTC Forum Series is an informative and collaborative space for emerging scholars in the Literature, Theory, Cultural Studies program to share their research.  Light refreshments will be provided.  (Co-sponsored by Comitatus and EARG)

Thursday, October 4, 7:30 pm, Krannert Auditorium (Room 140).  Purdue University's Visiting Writers Reading Series presents Mary Leader.  A Q&A is also scheduled at 4:30 pm in BRNG 2290.  This event is free and open to the public.

Thursday, October 11, 7:30 pm, Knickerbocker, Downtown Lafayette.  MFA student reading.  Free and open to the public.  (Sponsored by the Creative Writing Program)

Thursday, October 18, 7:30 pm, Krannert Auditorium.  Purdue University's Visiting Writers Reading Series presents Whitney Terrell.  A Q&A is also scheduled at 4:30 pm, WALC B903.  This event is free and open to the public. 

Friday, October 19, 5:40 pm, Krannert G012.  ESL Go! Speaker Series with Jesse Egbert speaking on "Applying Corpus Linguistics."  ESL GO! will provide snacks and beverages. Family and friends are welcome.

Saturday, October 20, 6:00 pm, Barnes and Noble Bookstore, 2323 Sagamore Parkway South, Lafayette.  Underground Railroad book discussion.  Part of the English department's "Big Read". Free and open to the public.

Thursday, October 25, 4:30 pm, Weatherill 160.  LTC Forum Series, featuring graduate student Liz Boyle.  The LTC Forum Series is an informative and collaborative space for emerging scholars in the Literature, Theory, Cultural Studies program to share their research.  Light refreshments will be provided. (Co-sponsored by Comitatus and EARG)

Friday, November 2, 12:00 pm, Beering Room 7150.  Round table discussion with three scholar poets  -- Tom Fink, Burt Kimmelman, Stephen Paul Miller -- focusing on their founding of Marsh Hawk Press, a digital/analog combination press that thrives 15 years after founding. 

Saturday, November 3, 9:30-11:00 am, Heavilon Third Floor Faculty Student Lounge.   Professor Stephen Paul Miller of St. John's University will be giving a talk on his current project on the "New Deal" which is very relevant to today's debates about the role of government in economic and social policy. 

Monday, November 5, 10:00 am, Fowler Hall.  Bonus "Dawn or Doom" conference event - George Anders' "You Can Do Anything."  Part of the English department's "Big Read". 

Thursday, November 8, 7:30 pm, Knickerbocker, Downtown Lafayette.  MFA student reading.  Free and open to the public.  (Sponsored by the Creative Writing Program)

Spring 2019

Thursday, April 11, 5:30 pm, North Ballroom, Purdue Memorial Union.  Literary Awards Banquet with guest speaker Colson Whitehead.  Tickets needed and will go on sale in March of 2019.

Thursday, April 11, 8:00 pm, Fowler Hall, Stewart Center.  Reading and book signing by Literary Award's speaker Colson Whitehead.  Fee and open to the public.

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