Critical Pizza Literary Criticism Series: Reader-Response

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6:00pm – 7:00pm
Barker Center 211
Peer leader Aisha Bhoori, ’18

on Reader-Response

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Registration is not required, this is a private event for students and faculty

Are you interested in writing a senior thesis or taking a junior tutorial? Do you wonder who Foucault is? Do you have a sinking feeling that everyone else in section already knows? Most importantly, would you enjoy discussing literature and ideas about literature over pizza?

Join senior Aisha Bhoori as she discusses Reader-Response as part of our peer led series on literary criticism.

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Morris Gray Poetry Reading featuring Louise Glück: CANCELLED

This event has been cancelled and will be rescheduled for the fall or spring of 2018-2019.

Louise Glück is the author of thirteen books of poems and a previous collection of essays. Her many awards include the National Book Award, the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Bollingen Prize for Poetry, the National Humanities Medal, the Gold Medal for Poetry from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the Wallace Stevens Award from the Academy of American Poets. She teaches at Yale University and Stanford University and lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

 

Critical Pizza Literary Criticism Series: Structuralism

Structuralism

lesserTuesday, April 10, 2018
6:00pm – 7:00pm
Barker Center 211
Peer leader Allie Freiwald, ’18

on Structuralism

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Registration is not required, this is a private event for students and faculty

Are you interested in writing a senior thesis or taking a junior tutorial? Do you wonder who Foucault is? Do you have a sinking feeling that everyone else in section already knows? Most importantly, would you enjoy discussing literature and ideas about literature over pizza?

Join senior Allie Freiwald as he discusses Structuralism as part of our peer led series on literary criticism.

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Advising Fortnight: Creative Senior Theses Readings

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Critical Pizza Literary Criticism Series: Close Reading/New Criticism

Close Reading/New Criticism

lesserTuesday, April 3, 2018
6:00pm – 7:00pm
Barker Center 211
Peer leader Emeline Atwood, ’18

on Close Reading/New Criticism

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Registration is not required, this is a private event for students and faculty

Are you interested in writing a senior thesis or taking a junior tutorial? Do you wonder who Foucault is? Do you have a sinking feeling that everyone else in section already knows? Most importantly, would you enjoy discussing literature and ideas about literature over pizza?

Join senior Emeline Atwood as he discusses Close Reading/New Criticism as part of our peer led series on literary criticism.

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Advising Fortnight, Host Close Reading

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Read a copy of Host online:
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Advising Fortnight Lit Hopping

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Critical Pizza Literary Criticism Series: Ecocriticism

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lesserTuesday, Mar 27, 2018
6:00pm – 7:00pm
Barker Center 211
Peer leader Aziz Yakub, ’18

on Ecocriticism

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Registration is not required, this is a private event for students and faculty

Are you interested in writing a senior thesis or taking a junior tutorial? Do you wonder who Foucault is? Do you have a sinking feeling that everyone else in section already knows? Most importantly, would you enjoy discussing literature and ideas about literature over pizza?

Join senior Aziz Yakub as he discusses Eco as part of our peer led series on literary criticism.

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Advising Fortnight Kickoff

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Critical Pizza Literary Criticism Series: Author Biography Analysis

Author Biography Analysis

lesserTuesday, Mar 20, 2018
6:00pm – 7:00pm
Barker Center 211
Peer leader Nina van Loon, ’18

on Author Biography Analysis

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Registration is not required, this is a private event for students and faculty

Are you interested in writing a senior thesis or taking a junior tutorial? Do you wonder who Foucault is? Do you have a sinking feeling that everyone else in section already knows? Most importantly, would you enjoy discussing literature and ideas about literature over pizza?

Join senior Nina van Loon as she discusses Author Biography Analysis as part of our peer led series on literary criticism.

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Critical Pizza Literary Criticism Series: Feminist Critique

Feminist Critique

lesserTuesday, Mar 06, 2018
6:00pm – 7:00pm
Barker Center 211
Peer leader Elena Monge, ’18

on Feminist Critique

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Registration is not required, this is a private event for students and faculty

Are you interested in writing a senior thesis or taking a junior tutorial? Do you wonder who Foucault is? Do you have a sinking feeling that everyone else in section already knows? Most importantly, would you enjoy discussing literature and ideas about literature over pizza?

Join senior Elena Monge as she discusses Feminist Critique as part of our peer led series on literary criticism.

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Senior Champagne Reception

 A celebration for all of
our graduating seniors

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Critical Pizza Literary Criticism Series: Deconstruction

Deconstruction

lesserFeb 27, 2018
6:00pm – 7:00pm
Barker Center 211
Peer leader Max Lesser,
‘18
on Deconstruction

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Registration is not required, this is a private event for students and faculty

Are you interested in writing a senior thesis or taking a junior tutorial? Do you wonder who Foucault is? Do you have a sinking feeling that everyone else in section already knows? Most importantly, would you enjoy discussing literature and ideas about literature over pizza?

Join senior Max Lesser as he discusses Deconstruction as part of our peer led series on literary criticism.

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Leah Whittington: “Textual Repair: Humanism, Lost Texts, and the Renaissance Pursuit of Completeness”

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Winter Welcome

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Harvard English Graduate Symposium

Go Ad Symposium

Lunch // 12:30-1:15pm

Welcoming Remarks // 1:15-1:30pm

“Going ad locum: Observation as Method” // 1:30-2:15pm
with Eliza Holmes + Teresa Trout

“Going ad archivum: Methods for Manuscripts” // 2:15-3:00pm
with Samuel Diener + Isabel Duarte-Gray

Coffee Break // 3:00-3:15

“Going ad machinam: Online Objects/Methods // 3:15-4:00pm
with Ceci Mancuso + Tess McNulty

Closing Remarks // 4:00-4:15pm

Register for catered lunch here. Visit the Symposium website here.

The Handmaid’s Tale Marathon Reading

A Reading in Honor of Elizabeth Bishop and the Arion Press

A Reading in Honor of Elizabeth Bishop and the Arion Press 

The Department of English and the Arion Press are hosting an exhibit and a reading celebrating the publication of The Little of Our Earthly Trust (Arion Press 2016), an edition of the poetry of Elizabeth Bishop selected and introduced by Helen Vendler and with twenty-four prints by John Newman.

Readers include Frank Bidart, Helen Vendler, Peter Sacks and Andrew Hoyem, Publisher, Arion Press.

The exhibit will feature fourteen limited-edition poetry books from the Arion Press with Introductions by Helen Vendler and accompanying art by Jasper Johns, Jim Dine, Richard Diebenkorn, R. B. Kitaj, Sol Lewitt, Larry Rivers, Jane Freilicher, Willem de Kooning, Julian Lethbridge, Wendy Artin, John Newman, William Blake, Barry Moser, and others.

A reception will follow the reading.

Barker Center | Thompson Room

 

Writers in the Parlor: Fact and Fiction

Senior Thesis Writing Workshop

Morris Gray Poetry Reading featuring Frank Bidart

Frank Bidart is the author of numerous collections of poetry, including Half-Light: Collected Poems (2017), Metaphysical Dog, which won the 2013 National Book Critics Circle Award and was a finalist for the National Book Award. His other books include Watching the Spring FestivalStar DustDesire, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, and In the Western Night: Collected Poems 1965—90. He is also the co-editor of the Collected Poems of Robert Lowell. His many awards and honors include the Wallace Stevens Award, the Bollingen Prize, the Shelley Award from the Poetry Society of America, and The Paris Review’s first Bernard F. Conners Prize for “The War of Vaslav Nijinsky” in 1981. From 2003 to 2009, Bidart served as a chancellor of The Academy of American Poets.

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Stratis Haviaris Reading Featuring Joanna Klink & Monica Youn

Joanna Klink is the author of four books of poetry, most recently Excerpts from a Secret Prophecy (Penguin 2015). Her poems have appeared in many anthologies, including Resistance, Rebellion, Life: 50 Poems Now and The Penguin Anthology of Twentieth Century Poetry. She has received awards and fellowships from The Rona Jaffe Foundation, Civitella Ranieri, The Bogliasco Foundation, The American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the Trust of Amy Lowell.  She teaches in the M.F.A. Program at The University of Montana.

Monica Youn is the author of three books of poetry, most recently BLACKACRE (2016), which won the William Carlos Williams Award (judged by Robin Coste Lewis). It was also a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and the PEN Open Book Award and longlisted for the National Book Award, as well as being named one of the best poetry collections of the year by the New York Times, the Washington Post and BuzzFeed. Her previous book IGNATZ (2010) was a finalist for the National Book Award. Her poems have been widely published, including in Poetry, The New Yorker, The New Republic, Lana Turner, The Paris Review, and The Best American Poetry. The daughter of Korean immigrants and a former lawyer, she lives in New York and teaches at Princeton University and in the Columbia and Sarah Lawrence MFA Programs.

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Sophomore Lunch

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Welcome Back BBQ

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Novel Institutions: Contexts for the Study of Modern and Contemporary Fiction

 

 

 

 

 

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Harvard Arts First Festival

ARTS FIRST, Harvard’s annual festival of faculty and student creativity, is celebrating its 25th anniversary on April 27-30! The following English concentrators are participating:

            • Miriam Huettner ’17, Emerging Choreographers Showings, Friday-Saturday, Arts @29 Garden St.

            • Dan Milaschewski ‘17, In the Beginning: The ARTS FIRST Creation Story (sort of), 11:30am, Saturday, Plaza Tent

            • Max Lesser ‘19, New Grooves: Original Music Inspired by Visual Art, 1:00pm-2:20pm, Harvard Art Museums (ARTS FIRST Performance Fair, Saturday April 29)

            • Duncan Saum ‘18, The Harvard Callbacks, 1:00pm-1:20pm, Plaza Tent (ARTS FIRST Performance Fair, Saturday April 29)

            • Leon Pan ‘18, The Harvard Din & Tonics, 1:30pm-1:50pm, Plaza Tent (ARTS FIRST Performance Fair, Saturday April 29)

            • Madeleine Tolk ‘19, Harvard Pops Orchestra, 2:00pm-2:20pm, Sanders Theatre (ARTS FIRST Performance Fair, Saturday April 29)

            • Consuelo Hylton ‘18, Harvard Pops Orchestra, 2:00pm-2:20pm, Sanders Theatre (ARTS FIRST Performance Fair, Saturday April 29)

            • Natalie Hodges ‘19, Music 189 Chamber Ensembles Performance, 2:30pm-4:20pm, Harvard Art Museums (ARTS FIRST Performance Fair, Saturday April 29)

            • Layla Brittan ‘19, Radcliffe Pitches, 2:30pm-2:50pm, Plaza Tent (ARTS FIRST Performance Fair, Saturday April 29)

            • Eli Schleicher ‘18, The Harvard Opportunes, 3:00pm-3:20pm, Yard Stage (ARTS FIRST Performance Fair, Saturday April 29)

            • Ethan Pardue ‘19, Under Construction, 4:00pm-4:20pm, Adolphus Busch Hall (ARTS FIRST Performance Fair, Saturday April 29)

            • Martine Thomas ‘18, The Brattle Street Chamber Players, 4:00pm-4:50pm, Memorial Church; Music 174r: Creative Music Workshop Collective, 3:00pm-3:20pm, Holden Chapel (ARTS FIRST Performance Fair, Saturday April 29)

            • Sasha Scolnik-Brower ‘17, The Brattle Street Chamber Players, 4:00pm-4:50pm, Memorial Church; Music 189 Chamber Ensembles Performance, 2:30pm-4:20pm, Harvard Art Museums (ARTS FIRST Performance Fair, Saturday April 29)

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Stratis Haviaris Lecture Featuring Cathy Park Hong

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Hyperion Shakespeare Company presents: The Merchant of Venice

Hyperion Shakespeare Company presents:

The Merchant of Venice

 

Directed by Krysianna Papadakis
Produced by Emily Zoffer and Nicholas Woodimage001

Location: Adams Pool Theater

Friday April 21 at 8:00pm
Saturday April 22 at 2:30* & 7:30pm
Sunday April 23 at 2:30pm

*this performance will be followed by a talkback featuring Professor Stephen Greenblatt, John Cogan University Professor of the Humanities at Harvard University and Rebecca Powell, Student Activities Director at Harvard Hillel

 Email merchantinthepool@gmail.com to reserve your FREE tickets now!

Antonio, the Merchant of Venice, lends three thousand ducats to his friend Bassanio in order to assist him in his wooing of the wealthy and beautiful Portia. Antonio’s own money is tied up in business ventures that depend on the safe return of his ships from sea, so he borrows the money from Shylock, a Jewish moneylender. Shylock lends the money against a bond. Failure to repay the loan on the agreed date will entitle Shylock to a pound of Antonio’s flesh. This performance contains themes of anti-semitism and racial intolerance.

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Morris Gray Poetry Reading Featuring Alice Oswald & Juan Felipe Herrera

Poet Alice Oswald was trained as a classicist at New College, University of Oxford. Her first collection of poetry, The Thing in the Gap-Stone Stile (1996), received a Forward Poetry Prize for Best First Collection. Oswald often works in book-length projects and is known for her interests in gardening, ecology, and music. Her second book, Dart (2002), was the outcome of years of primary and secondary research into the history, environment, and community along the River Dart in Devon, England. Oswald’s other collections of poetry include Woods, etc. (2005), winner of a Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize; Weeds and Wild Flowers (2009), illustrated by Jessica Greenman; A Sleepwalk on the Severn (2009); and Memorial (2011), a reworking of Homer’s Iliad that has received high critical praise for its innovative approach and stunning imagery, which won the 2013 Warwick Prize for writing. Oswald was the first poet to win the prize. Her latest book is Falling Awake (2016).

 

Juan Felipe Herrera is the 21st Poet Laureate of the United States (2015-2016) and is the first Latino to hold the position. From 2012-2014, Herrera served as California State Poet Laureate. Herrera’s many collections of poetry include Notes on the Assemblage; Senegal Taxi; Half of the World in Light: New and Selected Poems, a recipient of the PEN/Beyond Margins Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award; and 187 Reasons Mexicanos Can’t Cross The Border: Undocuments 1971-2007. He is also the author of Crashboomlove: A Novel in Verse, which received the Americas Award. His books of prose for children include: SkateFate, Calling The Doves, which won the Ezra Jack Keats Award; Upside Down Boy, which was adapted into a musical for young audiences in New York City; and Cinnamon Girl: Letters Found Inside a Cereal Box. Herrera is also a performance artist and activist on behalf of migrant and indigenous communities and at-risk youth.

 

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Senior Creative Thesis Readings

Join us for an evening of readings from recently submitted senior creative theses. Readings include poetry, fiction, biography, playwriting, and music.

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Newly Admitted Students Visit

Schedule

Wednesday, March 29

Renaissance and Race & Ethnicity Colloquia | Reginald Wilburn, (Univ. New Hampshire), “Calling out Milton and putting him on Front Street in Charles Chesnutt’s The House Behind the Cedars” | 5:15-7PM, Barker 211

Long 18th Century & Romanticism Colloquium | Matthew Bevis, (Keble College, Oxford), “Wordsworth’s Idiocy” | 5PM, Barker 114

Thursday, March 30

Admitted Student Luncheon | 12-1:30PM, Thompson Room

Medieval Colloquium | Helen Cushman (Harvard University), “Pedagogical Theatre in Plays of Christ and the Doctors” | 5PM, Kates Room

COGS Welcome Party | Miles Osgood & Michael Allen’s House | Time TBD

Friday, March 31

Library Tour with Research Librarian, Odile Harter | 10 AM

GSAS Newly Admitted Students Orientation | Dudley House, Check-in 1PM

Morris Gray Poetry Reading Featuring Arthur Sze

Morris Gray Poetry Reading Featuring Arthur Sze

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First Year Luncheon

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

Harvard College Opera: “Le Nozze di Figaro”

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Harvard LITFest, February 3-4

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 storytelling hour and reception
  • Tom Perrotta, award-winning writer and creator of HBO’s hit show The Leftovers, in conversation with TV writer and Harvard alum Nick Cuse
  • “Breaking In” panel featuring recent alumni talking about their pathways towards publication
  • Award-winning author James Carroll and in a discussion about writing and history with Richard Parker
  • Lunchtime panel on food writing with Carla Martin, featuring a chocolate tasting
  • Hands-on creative writing workshops in fiction writing with Anne Bernays and writing for television with David Madden
  • Harvard Creative Writing faculty members share their perspective on a writing life and workshops

Get the full schedule here.

 

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MLA Annual Conference 2018, January 4-7

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See below a curated schedule of departmental activity at the upcoming MLA Annual Convention in New York City. If you are a graduate student attending the convention (either for a presentation or an interview), please fill out this form. For the full MLA Schedule, click here.

Thursday, January 4

50. The Historical Novel after Postmodernism (1:45PM)
David Alworth, “Don DeLillo’s Bad Art History: Aesthetics, Politics, and the Paradox of the Contemporary”

116. Poetry Books in Multiple Versions: Editorial, Critical, and Pedagogical Issues (3:30PM)
Michelle Taylor, “Will the Real T.S. Eliot Please Stand Up? Poems (1920) versus Ara Vos Prec”

Friday, January 5

242. The Tacky South (10:15AM)
Isabel Duarte-Gray, speaker

270. Byron and Politics (10:15AM)
Andrew Warren, speaker

283. Nonfiction Prose in a “Post-Factual” World (12:00PM)
Tess McNulty, “Truth in Memoir: A Stylistic Analysis”

408. The Work of the Anthology in American Literature (5:15PM)
Nicholas Rinehart, presiding

410. Cultures of Vulnerability in the Contemporary United States (5:15PM)
David Alworth, “The Politics of the Contemporary Art Novel”

Saturday, January 6

476. Fraught Logics of Natural Law (8:30AM)
Gordon Teskey, respondent

506. Frederick Douglass at Two Hundred: Literary Reconsiderations (10:15AM)
John Stauffer, speaker

554. John Clare: Encounters (12:00PM)
Marissa Grunes, “‘Thou Lowly Cot': Rudimentary Architecture in John Claire and Robert Frost”

595. Graphic States of Insecurity (1:45PM)
Chris Spaide, “Now and Then: Richard McGuire and Lauren Redniss’s Representation Extremes”

619. New York as Text: Bibliographies and Geographies (1:45PM)
Emily Silk, speaker

641. Desire and Domestic Fiction after Thirty Years (3:30PM)
Deidre Lynch, speaker

651. Shakespearean Negotiations: The Circulation of Social Energy in Renaissance England, Thirty Years On (3:30PM)
Stephen Greenblatt, respondent

655. Auden and Others (3:30PM)
Steph Burt, “‘The Youngest Person in the Room': Auden and the Refusal of Authority”

661. Archival Research in the Black Diaspora (3:30PM)
Nicholas Rinehart, speaker

705. Palestine, Ethics, and World Literature (5:15PM)
Dena Fehrenbacher, “Palestinians Podcast: Ethical Representation in an Age of New Media”

 

Sunday, January 7

787. Institutional History of Theory (10:15AM)
Marjorie Garber, “Heyday”

763. Poetry’s “We” (10:15AM)
Chris Spaide, “Terrence Hayes’s Response-Poems and the African-American Lyric ‘We'”


Department Reception

The Department will be hosting a reception with drinks and light hors d’oeuvres for graduate students, alumni, and faculty attending MLA in New York City on Friday, January 5.

All are welcome to attend! Please RSVP via this google form before Tuesday, December 19.

English Department Suite | 7:30pm

New Concentrator Welcome

Welcome to our new concentrators!

Join us for an evening of celebration with fellow concentrators and faculty over bar snacks and food. Get introduced to the program through our panels where we’ll review the following topics:

  • Faculty advisers
  • How to choose courses
  • The Common Ground
  • Creative Writing
  • Thesis and Junior Tutorial

No class or work, then we expect to see you there!

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Harvard English Department 2016 Graduate Symposium

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

Infinite Jest Marathon Reading

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Hamlet’s Ghost Release Event

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 HarvardX course, Hamlet’s Ghost, which will take learners through an exploration of the Ghost’s uncanny theatrical power and the historical contexts from which it emerged. Light refreshments will be served. Registration for the course is currently open at edX

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Quad-Wide English Study Break

Quad -Wide English Study Break

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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

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(“A” Entryway, near the house manager’s house)

Humanities at Work: Alumni Panel

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Roz Kaveney, Life In and Out of Writing

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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) she is probably best known as editor of Reading The Vampire Slayer: The Complete, Unofficial Guide to Buffy and Angel (2001, 2004) and for her Lambda Award-winning novel of trans street life in 1970s Chicago, Tiny Pieces of Skull (2015).

Presented by The Harvard University Department of English and the Harvard University Committee on Degrees in Studies of Women, Gender and Sexuality.

This event is free and open to the public.

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ROBERT GRENIER, poetry reading and visual presentation

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 1970s and 1980s remains important today, admired both by conceptual writers and by those in lyrical or observational traditions. His more recent work combines poetry and poetics with drawing and handwriting, and needs to be seen, not just read; in this signal event, Grenier—with assistance from Harvard professor and poetry critic Stephen Burt—will show us how it works. Grenier’s other major publications and works of art include A Day at the Beach  (1984), the poem/posterCAMBRIDGE, M’ASS (1979, reissued 2014), What I Believe transpiration/ transpiring (1989), and the ongoing series of handwritten poem-drawings entitled r h y m m s. (You can read Sentences online athttp://www.whalecloth.org/grenier/sentences_.htm ) Please join us for a live introduction to Grenier’s work.
This event is free and open to the public,
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Memorial for Daniel Aaron

Memorial Event for Daniel Aaron
Friday, September 23rd at 5 PM
Paine Hall, Music Building
Harvard University

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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. He taught at Harvard between 1971 and 1983, and remained a constant, enlivening, evergreen presence in our community. —James Simpson

Welcome Back BBQ

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Opening Days Academic Fair

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.

English Department Spring Teaching Workshop

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 Hudson on teaching in the archive
Elizabeth Weckhurst on user-friendly professionalism

2:20-3:00:
Miles Osgood on working with freshmen and reflections on the first year of teaching
Janet Zong on peer learning and revision workshops
Carra Glatt on teaching writing and close reading

RSVP here 

For more information, contact:
Stephen Tardif, Departmental Teaching Fellow (tardif@fas)
Matthew Ocheltree, Lead Coordinator or Graduate Colloquia (ocheltr@fas)

Morris Gray Poetry Reading with Lucia Perillo

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 Award from the Poetry Society of America; The Body Mutinies (1996), winner of the Kate Tufts prize from Claremont University; The Oldest Map with the Name America (1999); Luck is Luck (2005), which was a finalist for the L.A. Times Book Prize and won the Kingsley Tufts prize from Claremont University; Inseminating the Elephant (2009), a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and winner of the Rebekah Johnson Bobbitt Prize from the Library of Congress; On the Spectrum of Possible Deaths (2012), a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and the winner of the Pacific Northwest Book Award; and most recently, Time Will Clean the Carcass Bones (2016).

She has published a book of essays, I’ve Heard the Vultures Singing (2005), and a book of short stories, Happiness is a Chemical in the Brain (2012). She has taught at Syracuse University, Southern Illinois University, Saint Martin’s University, and in the Warren Wilson MFA program. A former MacArthur fellow, Perillo lives in Olympia, Washington.

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Readings in the Parlor with Jill Abramson

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