English Department Events

Annual Departmental Events

Fall 2022 Events 

September 8
Big Read Kick-Off: “5 Things to Know About Mexican Gothic” (Lecture followed by Q&A) with Dr. Jessica Mercado, 5:00-6:00 PMWest Lafayette Public Library

Visiting Writers Series with Marianne Boruch (Bestiary Dark, 2021), 7:30-8:30 PM, Krannert Auditorium

September 12, 19, & 26
Mexican Gothic Undergraduate Book Club led by Maggie Myers (Dept. of English) and Alex Anderson (Dept. of English), 5:30-7:00 PM, BRNG 1260

Wednesday, September 14
Ben Wheatley’s Rebecca (2020) (Twitter Watch Party), 7:00 PM

Thursday, September 22
“Setting the Scene in Mexican Gothic: Society, Culture, and Politics of Early 20th-Century Mexico” (Lecture followed by Q&A), Prof. Cara Kinnally, 5:00-6:00 PM, Grand Reading Room, Wilmeth Active Learning Center

Visiting Writers Series with Akil Kumarasamy (Meet Us by the Roaring Sea, 2022), Sycamore Review Q&A 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (Stanley Coulter 239), Reading 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM (Krannert Auditorium) 

Wednesday, September 28
“Colonial Pasts, Postcolonial Presents” (Podcast 1) featuring: Débora M. Borba (Dept. of Spanish and Portugeuse), Jehu Laniog (Dept. of Anthropology), Marybeth Perdomo (Dept. of English), and Alex Anderson (Dept. of English)

Week of October 2-8 (Day/Time TBA)
Betsy Gordon Psychoactive Substances Collection (Pop-Up Exhibit), Purdue University Archives and Special Collections

Wednesday, October 12
“Monsters and Mayhem” (Kahoot Trivia Night), 7:00 PM

Thursday, October 20
“Monstrous Growths: Mushrooms and Mexican Gothic” (Zoom), Prof. Susanne Gruss, University of Bonn, Germany, 1:00-2:00 PM

Wednesday, October 26
“Gothic Feminisms and the Female Gothic” (Podcast 2) featuring: Veronica Ahmed (Depts. of American Studies and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies), Frankie Knuckles (Dept. of Philosophy), Narim Kim (Dept. of English), and Alex Anderson (Dept. of English) 

November 1, 3, 8, & 10
Wabash Lifetime Learning Association’s Mexican Gothic minicourse (Discussion) featuring: Erika Gotfredson (Dept. of English) and Alex Anderson (Dept. of English), St. Andrew’s UMC, 9:00-10:15 AM

November 3
Visiting Writers Series with Kaveh Akbar, (Pilgrim Bell, 2021 and The Penguin Book of Spiritual Verse, 2022), 7:30–8:30 PM EST; Zoom link forthcoming

Wednesday, November 2
Big Read Capstone: “A (Virtual) Conversation with Silvia Moreno-Garcia” (Q&A), Hiler Theater, WALC 1055, 7:30-8:30 PM 

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