Spring 2015 Commencement

Join us as we celebrate the accomplishments of graduating students at the English Department's Commencement ceremony, Friday, May 8, 2015 in the Mary Rippon Outdoor Theatre. We will host a casual reception at 10:30am; program will begin at 11:30am.  CU-Boulder's Commencement ceremony is Saturday, May 9, 2015, at 8:30am in Folsom Stadium. Here's more information about…

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Brian Caraher to give graduate seminar on “Finnegans Wake”

Graduate Seminar: 'Combarative embottled history' or 'Drumming Before the Twelfth':Uncorking "Finnegans Wake" 140.8--141.7 and 398.29--399.28' Open to faculty, graduate students, and upper division undergraduates Abstract: This seminar will explore some of the linguistic play, regional accents, literary texture and cultural politics of two passages from James Joyce's…

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Get to Know: PhD candidate Deven Parker

March 2015: Listen to an interview with Deven.   Deven Parker is a second-year PhD student in the Department of English. Her research interests include British Romanticism, media studies, critical theory, poetics, drama, and print culture. She is group coordinator for the Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Graduate Reading Group (18/19), and PhD…

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Provost calls for MOOC proposals for AY 2015-16

February 19, 2015: The Office of the Provost calls for proposals for Massive Open Online Courses to be run on the Coursera platform in fall 2015 and spring 2016. Proposals are welcome from current CU-Boulder faculty with tenure, instructors, or faculty/graduate student teams. The Education Innovation Group will evaluate the proposals and forward its recommendations to the…

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Find out how podcasts can open up options

Podcasts are a great way to listen to your favorite show or connect with the latest on iTunes when and how it works best for you. If you haven't tried it yet, here are instructions from the Hubspot blog on how to access podcasts on your devices. February 20, 2015 // 6:00 AM How to Subscribe to a Podcast on Your Phone & Computer Written by Dave Gerhardt |…

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Doug Burger Lecture Series 2015

On Tuesday, March 10, the English Department is kicking off the First Annual Doug Burger Lecture in Medieval and Early Modern Literature to honor Doug Burger, a much-loved professor. There will be a reception at 4 pm in the British and Irish Studies Room (Norlin Library), followed by a talk at 5 pm by David Aers of Duke University. Aers's talk will explore one of the grand…

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Severed dragon head morphs into bomb cappuccino threat in LitBuffs story

At our last Lit Buffs meeting (2/12/15), we did an activity that is similar to a one word story, but where everyone adds a sentence. Each person only knew the sentence just written, and none of the rest of the story. Here is the outcome: His eyes rolled like grey-glass marbles in his sockets. Mesmerized by the elusive dragon he chased so persistently. The tail whipped in…

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WIP: Touching/Feeling the Past

WIP: “Touching/Feeling the Past: Material Emotions and Embodied Time in Early Modern History”

Feb 11, 2015: Don't miss the first WIP of the Spring semester! Melanie Lo will be reading her paper: “Touching/Feeling the Past: Material Emotions and Embodied Time in Early Modern History”. WIP will be held in the Dilts Lounge from 11:30 to 12:30pm today! Stop by for what is sure to be a great paper and some delicious…

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Get to know: PhD candidate Alex Corey

February 2015: Listen to an interview with Alex.   Alex Corey is a fifth-year PhD candidate in the English Department and works in the field of American Studies. Alex explores the intersection of literary studies, musicology, and American Studies. In his dissertation, "Unruly Intimacies: U.S. Literature and Music from Ragtime to Modal Jazz," he questions how…

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Connect Securely and Worldwide Through Eduroam

Eduroam is an encrypted wireless network service available to all CU-Boulder students, faculty and staff, as well as students, faculty and staff from participating institutions worldwide. Visitors from participating institutions can securely connect by selecting the eduroam network from their wireless device and logging in with their institution’s credentials and…

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New critical/creative magazine seeks contributors

January 13, 2015: The online critical/creative magazine,Vannevar, is seeking contributors for its upcoming issues and projects.  www.vannevar.net Vannevar, founded by Matthew Treon (MFA 2014) and Steve Lewis (MFA 2013) in October 2013, is a site of cross-genre, cross-disciplinary, multimedia collision. Interests range from pop culture and entertainment to social…

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Technology of the past at the MAL

The motto of the Media Archaeology Lab (MAL) is that “the past must be lived so that the present can be seen.” Nearly all digital media labs are conceived of as a place for experimental research using the most up-to-date, cutting-edge tools available. By contrast, the MAL – which is the largest of its kind in North America – is a place for cross-disciplinary…

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All things tech-y. Need help?

If you're new to campus, hooking up with the right technology tools and resources is a must. CU-Boulder offers fantastic resources and opportunities. Plus, with the support of the Office of Information Technology (OIT), you'll be up and going in no time. Make sure you bookmark this page: colorado.edu/oit for online help. Put OIT in your cell contacts: 303-735-4357…

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Works in Progress/WIP

The Works-in-Progress Colloquium (or WIP) is an ongoing series of presentations, sponsored by the English Graduate Student Council (EGSC), designed to workshop and showcase graduate work in all theoretical fields and historical periods. Through the WIP Colloquium Series, we aim to increase discussion and engagement between the sub-disciplines represented in the English…

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