Past Events

Past Events


First Year Luncheon 2. 21. 17
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Hey first year students, Interested in English? Then join us for a meet-n-greet and speak to current concentrators, faculty, graduate students, and staff. Lunch provided. Tuesday, February 21st 11:30-1:30 Thompson Room, Barker Center Read more »

Harvard College Opera: “Le Nozze di Figaro” 2. 4. 17
Harvard LITFest, February 3-4 2. 3. 17

LITFest features internationally acclaimed authors and editors, readings of new work, panels, and hands-on workshops. Join us for a celebration of our literary community, whose vibrant past has changed the world of literature and whose current thinkers are transforming the future of writing. LITFest 2017 kicks off with a special edition of The Sloth... Read more »

New Concentrator Welcome 11. 21. 16
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Join us for our annual new concentrator social and orientation!

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Harvard English Department 2016 Graduate Symposium 11. 10. 16

For more information, please visit the Harvard English 2016 Graduate Symposium website. Read more »

Infinite Jest Marathon Reading 11. 8. 16
Hamlet’s Ghost Release Event 11. 1. 16

In the first act of William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, the Ghost of the dead King of Denmark appears to his son, setting off a chain of events that culminates in the play’s notoriously bloody finale. But how would this mysterious figure have been understood in Shakespeare’s world? Join Professor Stephen Greenblatt as he discusses themes from his New... Read more »

Quad-Wide English Study Break 10. 27. 16
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Quad -Wide English Study Break Hey Quad residents this break is for you! English Student Advisory Committee members will be on hand to answer any questions you may have about English. Stop by, take a break, and enjoy some Felipe’s Taqueria. Location: Cabot SCR            (“A” Entryway, near the house manager’s house) Read more »

Humanities at Work: Alumni Panel 10. 13. 16

Hear from a panel of alumni how the Humanities prepared them for careers in medicine, law, the nonprofit sector, media, and more! Pizza will be served!

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Roz Kaveney, Life In and Out of Writing 10. 13. 16

Roz Kaveney Roz Kaveney is a London-based poet, novelist, cultural commentator and occasional activist who works as a reviewer and in publishing: her writings have appeared widely since the 1980s, when she was a core member of the now-famed Midnight Rose Collective. A regular writer for the Guardian and the Times Literary Supplement (among others)... Read more »

ROBERT GRENIER, poetry reading and visual presentation 9. 27. 16

ROBERT GRENIER Robert Grenier has been a force, an inspiration and a puzzle in poetry and in its many adjacent arts since the 1960s. His famous box of minimal poems that could be read in any order, Sentences (published 1978) became a central reference point for Language writers and other late century avant gardes; his sparse, thoughtful verse of the... Read more »

Memorial for Daniel Aaron 9. 23. 16

Memorial Event for Daniel Aaron Friday, September 23rd at 5 PM Paine Hall, Music Building Harvard University Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer Our beloved colleague—angelic friend, great scholar, gentle wit—Dan Aaron left us on Saturday 30 April. Dan, PhD ’43, was Victor S. Thomas Professor of English and American Literature Emeritus.... Read more »

Welcome Back BBQ 9. 8. 16
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Faculty and staff welcomed back English concentrators at our annual barbeque!

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Opening Days Academic Fair 8. 29. 16
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Freshmen, stop by the Concentration Fair during Opening Days! We’ll be in the Science Plaza Tent answering all of your questions about the English Department and making course recommendations. Sophomores are encouraged to stop by from 4:30-5:30. Read more »

English Department Spring Teaching Workshop 4. 29. 16

A light lunch will be served from 12-1pm, Barker 024 Panels to follow from 1-3pm, Barker 024 12:00-1:00: Light lunch and coffee 1:00-1:40: Taylor Cowdery on learning how to ask productive questions Julia Tejblum on improving your efficiency outside the classroom 1:40-2:20: Rebecca Kastleman on moments of silence and learning to listen Hannah Doherty... Read more »

Morris Gray Poetry Reading with Lucia Perillo 4. 26. 16
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Lucia Perillo grew up in the suburbs of New York City. She earned a BA in wildlife management from McGill University in Montreal and worked for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service before earning an MA in English from Syracuse University. Perillo is the author of numerous collections of poetry, including Dangerous Life (1989), which won the Norma Farber... Read more »

Readings in the Parlor with Jill Abramson 4. 19. 16
Advising Fortnight: The Humanities and Your Financial Future 4. 7. 16
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Hear humanities alumni tell their post Harvard experiences.

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Advising Fortnight: “What’s the Difference?” 4. 5. 16
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Learn the difference between the English, Comparative Literature, and History and Literature departments.

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2016 Boylston Prizes for Elocution 3. 31. 16
Advising Fortnight: Cupcakes & Sound Bites with the English Department 3. 29. 16
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Fast-paced advising tidbits about the English concentration and of course delicious cupcakes!

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Advising Fortnight: Concentration Fair 3. 28. 16
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Readings in the Parlor with Hillary Chute 3. 28. 16
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A close reading by Professor Hillary Chute

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2016 Boylston Prizes for Elocution 3. 23. 16
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This competition is open to all sophomores, juniors, and seniors at Harvard College. The first round will be held on Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016 at 4pm in Fong Auditorium, Boylston Hall. The final will take place on Thursday, March 31st, 2016 in Sever Hall, room 113.  The Boylston Prizes for Elocution are awarded through a competition “for the... Read more »

The Spring Morris Gray Poetry Reading 3. 7. 16

Born in the Mojave Desert in Barstow, California, Forrest Gander grew up in Virginia and spent significant periods in San Francisco, Dolores Hidalgo (Mexico), and Eureka Springs, Arkansas before moving to Rhode Island. He holds degrees in both English literature and geology. The Trace, his second novel–about a couple whose car breaks down in the... Read more »

Senior Champagne Reception 2. 29. 16
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A celebration of our seniors!

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Winship Lecture: “Editing Shakespeare for the Digital Age” presented by Stephen Greenblatt 2. 9. 16
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Houghton Library presents the 105th installment of the George Parker Winship Lecture, given by Stephen Greenblatt, John Cogan University Professor of the Humanities, with Misha Teramura and David Nee, doctoral candidates in the Department of English. Seating limited. Tuesday, February 9, 2016, 5:30 P.M. Read more »

Writers Speak: Colm Tóibín in Conversation with Claire Messud 2. 8. 16
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  For more information visit Mahindra Humanities Center’s event webpage. Read more »

Robert B. Silvers Lecture: “Poets as Editors” presented by Helen Vendler 12. 8. 15

Robert B. Silvers Lecture: “Poets as Editors” December 8, 2015 | 7.p.m. | Stephen A. Schwarzman Building Cultural critic and poetry scholar Helen Vendler delivers this year’s Robert B. Silvers lecture, titled “Poets As Editors.” Video, audio, and transcript from lecture, “Poets as Editors.” Article from The... Read more »

Milton Marathon: An Epic Reading of “Paradise Lost” 11. 23. 15
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Come join us to read or listen to an epic reading of John Milton’s “Paradise Lost” at the Arts Cafe in the Barker Center.

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2015 Graduate Symposium: Ecologies 11. 12. 15

Harvard University English Department Graduate Symposium Presents: ECOLOGIES

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Stratis Haviaras Reading with Ben Lerner and Geoffrey G. O’Brien 11. 5. 15

Ben Lerner and Geoffrey G. O’Brien share their work and participate in Q&A with the audience.

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Inaugural Lincoln Kirstein Lecture: “‘Life Is Motion': Motion in the Poetry of Wallace Stevens” presented by Helen Vendler 11. 4. 15

Helen Vendler, a leading poetry critic and A. Kingsley Porter University Professor at Harvard University, will discuss the themes of movement and motion in the poetry of Wallace Stevens at the inaugural Lincoln Kirstein Lecture, to be held annually by the Center for Ballet and the Arts (CBA), New York University. Entitled “Life Is Motion”:... Read more »

Boston Book Festival Fiction Keynote 10. 24. 15
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Boston Book Festival, Fiction Keynote: Join Colum McCann as he discusses his latest publication, “Thirteen Ways of Looking” with Harvard English Senior Lecturer, and award-winning author, Claire Messud.

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Writers in the Parlor Presents Michael Pollan 10. 15. 15

On Thursday, October 15 at noon, we’re welcoming food writer Michael Pollan to the Thompson Room for a conversation with Director of Creative Writing, Bret Anthony Johnston. All students may pick up tickets to the event in the English Department. About Michael Pollan For the past twenty-five years, Michael Pollan has been writing books and articles... Read more »

The Fall Morris Gray Poetry Reading 10. 7. 15
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Laura Kasischke was raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She is the recipient of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry, 2012.

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Daniel Aaron, Commonplace Book, 1934-2012: A Reading (5:20 PM — Barker Center, Thompson Room) 9. 14. 15
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A Reading of Daniel Aaron’s “Commonplace Book, 1934-2012″ Readers will include: James Engell, Elaine Scarry, Gordon Teskey, Helen Vendler and others. Read more »

LITFest: Matthew Weiner 4. 27. 15
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The Rise of Literary Television with Mad Men Creator Matthew Weiner Join Matthew Weiner, executive producer and head writer of AMC’s hit TV show Mad Men, as he discusses the advent of literary programming in television over the past several years. Download Full LITFest Schedule Read more »

Harvard LITFest April 27 – May 1 4. 27. 15
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Download LITFest 2015 Schedule LITFest features internationally acclaimed authors and editors, readings of new work, panels, and hands-on workshops. Join us for a celebration of our literary community, whose vibrant past has changed the world of literature and whose current thinkers are transforming the future of writing.     Litfest.fas.harvard.edu       Read more »

“Was T.S. Eliot Ever Young?” 4. 23. 15
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Come and enjoy a discussion on the poet T.S. Eliot. The 103rd George Parker Winship Lecture with Robert Crawford.

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Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Seminar on Violence and Non-Violence 4. 20. 15
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Vincent J. Intondi, Professor at Montgomery University in Washington, D.C., will speak about his new book, African Americans Against the Bomb: Nuclear Weapons, Colonialism, and the Black Freedom Movement.

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Celebrating Harry Widener: Collectors, Their Collections, and the Harvard Library 4. 16. 15
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A special event celebrating the vital contributions of book collectors in building remarkable libraries.

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The Annual Spencer Lecture featuring Sarah Benson and Branden Jacobs-Jenkins 4. 13. 15
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A Dialogue on the Contemporary American Play

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“The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock: ‘the Muse in a psychopathic ward.’” 4. 8. 15
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Please come and enjoy a discussion of The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock. The 102nd George Parker Winship Lecture with Sir Christopher Ricks.

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A Poetry Reading with Paisley Rekdal 4. 8. 15
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Come hear a poetry reading as part of Climate Week at Harvard University.

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Don McKay: Poetry Reading 4. 7. 15
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Come experience the work of leading Canadian Poet Don McKay.

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Advising Fortnight: Humanities and Your Financial Future 4. 6. 15

Hear humanities alumni tell their post Harvard experiences.

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Ragged Claws: T.S. Eliot’s Prufrock at 100 4. 6. 15
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The exhibition, curated by Carey Adina Karmel, PhD candidate at the University of London, explores the genesis of the poem by way of various manuscript and typescript reproductions.

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The (Not So) Simple Shape of Stories with Matthew Jockers 4. 2. 15
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Prof. Jockers is a Faculty Fellow in the Center for Digital Research in the Humanities and Director of the Nebraska Literary Lab.

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Advising Fortnight: “What’s the Difference?” 4. 1. 15

Learn the difference between the English, Comparative Literature, and History and Literature departments.

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Advising Fortnight: Cupcakes & Sound Bites with the English Department 3. 31. 15

Fast-paced advising tidbits about the English concentration and of course delicious cupcakes!

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Boylston Prizes for Elocution, Final Round 3. 31. 15
The Spring Morris Gray Reading with Brenda Hillman 3. 30. 15
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A reading of her works with Q and A to follow.

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Readings in the Parlor with Derek Miller 3. 23. 15
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A close reading by Professor Derek Miller

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Prof. Daniel Gunn Seminar: Samuel Beckett Through His Letters, 1957-1966 3. 4. 15
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Daniel Gunn is the Paris director of the correspondence of Samuel Beckett, and a principal  editor of the multi-volume Cambridge University Press edition of Beckett’s letters.  He is a professor at the American University of Paris where he specializes in modern and contemporary literature.   This event is free and open to the public. Read more »

Prof. Franco Moretti: Micromégas. The very small, the very large, and the objects of digital humanities. 3. 2. 15
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Please join us for a lecture exploring the digital humanities.

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Senior Champagne Reception 3. 2. 15
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A celebration of our graduating seniors!

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Welcome Back: Beat the Winter Blues 2. 4. 15
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You are cordially invited to join the English Department in welcoming in the spring term and combatting the winter blues with hot refreshments, delicious desserts, and stimulating conversations.

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2014 Graduate Symposium: Evidence 11. 20. 14
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The Harvard English Department presents a Graduate Symposium on Questions of Methodology in Literary Studies

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“Lyric Evidence” with Jonathan Culler of Cornell 11. 20. 14
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Join Professor Jonathan Culler of Cornell for a lecture on Lyric Evidence. This event is free and open to the public.

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2014 Fall Morris Gray Reading with D.A. Powell 11. 5. 14
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D. A. Powell’s most recent collections are Useless Landscape, or A Guide for Boys (2012) which received the National Book Critics Circle Award in poetry, and Repast (2014), both from Graywolf Press. He lives in San Francisco.

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Readings in the Parlor with Helen Vendler 11. 4. 14
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A close reading of the poetry of A.R. Ammons by Professor Helen Vendler

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A Poetry Reading with Robin Robertson 10. 28. 14
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Robertson’s A Painted Field won the 1997 Forward Prize for Best First Collection, the Aldeburgh Poetry Festival Prize and the Saltire Society Scottish First Book of the Year Award, while Swithering won the Scottish Arts Council Poetry Award and the 2006 Forward Prize for Best Collection. The Wrecking Light includes ‘At Roane Head’, which was awarded the Forward Prize for Best Single Poem. In addition, Robertson received the E. M. Forster Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 2004 and the Cholmondeley Award in 2012. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.

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Prospective Concentrator Luncheon 10. 23. 14
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Explore the English Department with faculty, staff, and students before concentration declaration time!

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Readings in the Parlor with Nicholas Bradley 10. 21. 14
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A close reading of David Wagoner’s “An Offering for Dungeness Bay” by Prof. Nicholas Bradley

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2014 The Harvard Colloquium for Intellectual History 9. 30. 14
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Catherine Gallagher: “A Tale of Two Cities and the History of Revenge”

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The 2014 Stratis Haviaras Reading 9. 29. 14
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Brenda Shaughnessy will give the annual Stratis Haviaras reading. The Barker Center, Thompson Room, 5 PM

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Book Reading – “Privacy Policy: Surveillance Poetics” 9. 22. 14
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A book reading and signing at Harvard Book Store featuring Professors Stephen Burt and Jorie Graham.

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The English Institute 2014 9. 19. 14
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The theme for the 73rd annual meeting of the English Institute is “Medium”, featuring Ian Bogost (Georgia Tech), Wendy Chun (Brown), Mark Hansen (Duke), Martin Harries (UC Irvine), Christina Lupton (University of Warwick), Jonathan Sterne (McGill University), and Jacqueline Stewart (University of Chicago).

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Under Milk Wood by Dylan Thomas 9. 14. 14
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Directed by Bob Scanlan — Dylan Thomas gave the first reading of his brilliant play at The Poets’ Theatre in 1953. In honor of his 100th birthday, and the rebirth of TPT, we present a celebratory concert version of this hilarious and deeply moving portrait of the souls of the Welsh fishing village of Llareggub. Don’t miss being part of... Read more »

Welcome Back BBQ 9. 11. 14
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The Department of English will be hosting a welcome back barbecue for Concentrators

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Opening Days: Arts & Humanities Fair 8. 29. 14

Stop by the English Department table and say hi!

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Harvard LITfest: Breaking In 4. 30. 14
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Creative Writing at Harvard With Josh Bell, Darcy Frey, Jorie Graham, Amy Hempel, Bret Anthony Johnston, Sam Marks, and Mark Poirier Join Harvard Creative Writing Faculty members as they read from current works and discuss the history of creative writing at Harvard and where the program—and creative writing in general—is heading. LITfest is produced... Read more »

Harvard LITfest: George Elliott Clarke 4. 30. 14
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 Writing Workshop LITfest is produced by the Harvard Department of English, the Office of the Dean of Arts and Humanities, Harvard Writers at Work, and the Office for the Arts at Harvard. With special thanks to Harvard Review, and the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard.         Read more »

Harvard LITfest: Building Lives, Building Careers 4. 29. 14
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A Conversation About the Writing Life Featuring Jamaica Kincaid with Johanna Berkman, and Samantha Perry David LITfest is produced by the Harvard Department of English, the Office of the Dean of Arts and Humanities, Harvard Writers at Work, and the Office for the Arts at Harvard. With special thanks to Harvard Review, and the Nieman Foundation for... Read more »

Harvard LITfest: Breaking In 4. 29. 14
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Recent Harvard Grads Describe Life in Publishing With Dan Chiasson, Mark Chiusano, Kathleen Hale, and Michelle Kuo LITfest is produced by the Harvard Department of English, the Office of the Dean of Arts and Humanities, Harvard Writers at Work, and the Office for the Arts at Harvard. With special thanks to Harvard Review, and the Nieman Foundation... Read more »

Harvard LITfest 4. 29. 14
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  Come explore Harvard’s first-ever literary festival! Join us for three extraordinary days of readings and panels with writers such as Margaret Atwood, Jamaica Kincaid, Jorie Graham, Amy Hempel, and Bret Anthony Johnston. Master the craft with workshops on spoken-word, fiction, metaphor, and poetry. Re-imagine the book and its futures... Read more »

Readings in the Parlor: A close reading by Prof. David Alworth 4. 17. 14
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The reading will be held on Thursday, April 17th at noon in the Thompson Room.

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Werner Sollors, “The Temptation of Despair: Tales of the 1940s” 4. 16. 14
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Professor Werner Sollors presents his forthcoming book, in conversation with Professors Janet Halley and Henry Rosovsky.

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A poetry reading by Professor Cal Bedient 4. 14. 14
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A poetry reading by Cal Bedient (Q & A to follow) 5pm, Sever Hall, rm 113.

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“Theater as a Collaborative Art”: Annie Baker and Sam Gold 4. 11. 14
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The Provostial Fund for the Arts and Humanities, in association with the Department of English, presents “A conversation about Theater as a Collaborative Art” with Annie Baker and Sam Gold. Moderated by Professors Sam Marks and Derek Miller.

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Benjamin Bagby performs Beowulf 4. 10. 14
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A spellbinding performance of the medieval epic in its original language, on Thursday, April 10th at 8pm. Free and open to the public.

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Tanner Lectures on Human Values: Rowan Williams 4. 8. 14
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The Archbishop of Canterbury will be giving the 2014 Tanner Lectures at Harvard on April 8th, 9th, and 10th.

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Boylston Prizes for Elocution, Final Round 4. 7. 14
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Be a part of Harvard Tradition Join us for the final round of the Boylston Prizes for Elocution where we will be awarding 1st and 2nd place cash prizes “for the delivery of memorized selections from English, Greek, or Latin literature,” not to exceed five minutes in length. Final round of competition: Monday, April 7, 2014 at 5:30 pm Fong... Read more »

Elaine Scarry, “Thermonuclear Monarchy: Choosing Between Democracy and Doom” 4. 3. 14
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Professor Elaine Scarry presents her latest book, with responses given by Professors Philip C. Bobbitt and Charles Fried.

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Call for Entries: Boylston Prizes for Elocution 3. 27. 14
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Be a part of Harvard Tradition Enter the Boylston Prizes for Elocution  The Boylston Prizes for Elocution are open to all seniors, juniors, and sophomores. 1st and 2nd place cash prizes are given through a competition “for the delivery of memorized selections from English, Greek, or Latin literature,” not to exceed five minutes in length.... Read more »

Conference: Revisiting the Legacy of Boethius in the Middle Ages 3. 13. 14
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Harvard University’s English Department and Standing Committee on Medieval Studies will be hosting a conference entitled Revisiting the Legacy of Boethius in the Middle Ages on March 13-15, 2014.

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Norton Lectures 2014: Herbie Hancock 3. 10. 14
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This year’s Norton Lectures, “The Ethics of Jazz”, will be given by legendary pianist Herbie Hancock. All lectures take place at 4pm, at the Sanders Theatre. Dates: 2/3, 2/12, 2/27, 3/10, 3/24, 3/31.

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Writers in the Parlor with Paul Yoon and Laura van den Berg 3. 10. 14
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A discussion with authors Paul Yoon and Laura Van Den Berg moderated by Bret Johnston

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The Spring Stratis Haviaras Reading with Prof. Terrance Hayes 3. 5. 14
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Poet Terrance Hayes will give the annual reading at 6pm in Sever Hall 113.

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Building Lives Building Careers with Derek Miller and Daniel Donoghue 3. 4. 14
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Student faculty dinner! 6:00 PM Tuesday, March 4 Office of Career Services 54 Dunster Street Featuring: Edward Hall, Philosophy Jie Li, East Asian Languages and Civilizations Derek Miller, English Katharina Piechocki, Comparative Literature Daniel Donoghue, English RSVP by e-mailing  ocsrecep@fas.harvard.edu Read more »

Readings in the Parlor: A close reading of Walt Whitman by Prof. Elisa New 2. 27. 14
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The reading will be held on Thursday, February 27th at noon in the Thompson Room.

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Conversation with Playwright Alfred Uhry 2. 12. 14
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Prof. Derek Miller will be leading a conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and screenwriter Alfred Uhry, on February 12 at 4pm, in Farkas Hall.

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Morris Gray Reading with Prof. Robert Pinsky 2. 6. 14
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The former US Poet Laureate will present a reading in the Sackler Museum at 6pm.

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TRANS ARTS: A Panel and Performance About Trans and Genderqueer Life and Writing Today 12. 4. 13
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Featuring the English Department’s own Professor Stephen Burt, graduate student Michael Weinstein, and concentrator Kat Baus!

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Why Not an “African-Canadian” Epic? Lessons from Pound, Pratt, and Walcott 12. 2. 13
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Why Not an “African-Canadian” Epic? Lessons from Pound, Pratt, and Walcott A talk by George Elliott Clarke, William Lyon Mackenzie King Visiting Professor of Canadian Studies Monday, December 2nd, 2013 4:00-6:00PM Thompson Room, Barker Center Sponsored by the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Canada Program Biography: George... Read more »

Robert D. Richardson on Walter Jackson Bate 11. 22. 13
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Robert D. Richardson discusses his latest work, “Splendor of Heart”, an examination of Walter Jackson Bate at 6pm.

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The Annual Spencer Lecture on Drama featuring Prof. Una Chaudhuri 11. 21. 13
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Join us for the Annual Spencer Lecture on Drama, featuring New York University Professor Una Chaudhuri! Her talk, “Anthropo-Scenes: Ecological Crisis and the Drama of Bad Ideas” will be given on Thursday, November 21st, 2013 at 5:30pm in the Fong Auditorium in Boylston Hall.

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Seamus Heaney: A Memorial Celebration 11. 7. 13
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The Department of English at Harvard University invites you to a commemoration and celebration of the poetry and the life of our beloved colleague, Seamus Heaney. November 7th, 5:00PM, at the Memorial Church.

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Readings in the Parlor with Andrew Warren 11. 7. 13
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Professor Andrew Warren presents a close reading of David Foster Wallace’s “The Pale King”

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Fall Morris Gray Reading with Rae Armantrout 11. 6. 13
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The Department of English at Harvard University is holding the fall Morris Gray reading featuring Rae Armantrout on Wednesday, November 6th, 5:30 PM, in Sever Hall, Lecture Room 113.

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What’s the Difference? Student Panel on English, Lit, and Hist & Lit 11. 5. 13

Still trying to figure out the similarities and differences between the literary studies concentrations at Harvard? Hear from the people that know it best: the concentrators!

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Prospective Concentrator Luncheon 10. 24. 13
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“Thai” up any loose ends by exploring the English Department with faculty, staff, and students before concentration declaration time!

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Writers in the Parlor Featuring Allan Gurganus 10. 23. 13
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Novelist and essayist Allan Gurganus will discuss his new book, “Local Souls” in a conversation with Bret Johnston

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Readings in the Parlor with Gordon Teskey 9. 23. 13
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Professor Gordon Teskey presents a close reading of John Milton’s “Lycidas”

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Welcome Back Barbeque 9. 12. 13
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Concentrators, prospective concentrators, faculty, and staff are invited to celebrate the start of the school year at our annual barbeque!

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The English Institute: 2013 Annual Conference at Harvard 9. 6. 13
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“For almost seven decades The English Institute has been a major resource for developments in criticism, theory, and scholarship, while honoring traditional fields of interest and modes of literary analysis. The 2013 conference, our 72nd meeting, continues the Institute’s renewed focus on the building blocks of the profession and craft:... Read more »

Opening Days: Arts & Humanities Fair 8. 29. 13

Stop by the English Department table and say hi!

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At Home: for English Seniors & their Families 5. 28. 13
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A commencement week event for our graduating seniors!

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Boylson Prize for Elocution: Final Round 4. 30. 13

It’s the final round of competition in this historical elocution event!

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Cupcakes & Sound Bites with the English Department 4. 17. 13

Fast-paced advising tidbits and delicious cupcakes!

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Advising Fortnight Panel Discussion 4. 16. 13

English, Literature, and History & Literature: What’s the Difference?

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Stratis Haviaris Poetry Reading: David Ferry 4. 8. 13
Senior Champagne Reception 2013 3. 4. 13

A celebration of our graduating seniors!

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Morris Gray Lecture: Paul Muldoon 11. 14. 12
Nicholas Dames: Reflections on the Deep Time of Form 11. 14. 12
Winship Lecture: Roger Stoddard 10. 11. 12
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Roger Stoddard presents his book, “A Bibliographic Description of Books and Pamphlets of American Verse Printed from 1620 through 1820″ Forum Room, Lamont Library Read more »

Welcome Back BBQ 9. 13. 12

Faculty and staff welcomed back English concentrators at our annual barbeque! Read more to see photos.

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