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MFA grad student Bird Marathe performs literary work

Join MFA student Bird Marathe Tues, Dec 2, 2014, 7pm for "The Spider Will Die: A Literary Reading" at the Henderson Natural History Museum, Paleontology Hall. Introduction by Hector…

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EnglishConnects! with Yuri Chicovsky

Join our web conference, English Connects, this week Thursday at 4pm for discussion with English alum and savvy artistic entrepreneur, Yuri Chicovsky. For a lively, personable and helpful conversation (especially if you are interested in exploring a nontraditional path), log in right from your computer, wherever you are. (See directions below.) Start networking now! Yuri…

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Native American and Indigenous Studies Research Talk

Please join us for this Native American and Indigenous Studies lunchtime research talk by visiting scholar Aurélie Roy. Aurélie A. Roy is a Ph.D. Candidate in History at Columbia University. Her dissertation examines Indian law practice and the protection of Indian sovereignty through the use of American and international law in the post-Civil Rights era. Her talk is…

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Dahlia Porter on “How to Get Out of Your Self: Detached Organs and Poetic Dissection”

Consider attending an exciting guest lecture sponsored by the Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Reading Group: Dr. Dahlia Porter, Assistant Professor in the Department of English at University of North Texas will speak Thursday, 11/6 at 4:30 PM in the Mabel Van Duzee Room (Norlin N424B). In "How to Get Out of Yourself: Detached Organs and Poetic Dissection," Dr. Porter…

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Diversity in the Profession

Faculty Q&A with Adam Bradley, Cheryl Higashida, Janice Ho, and Maria Windell Informal panel discussing all things related to diversity in the profession. English Graduate students, email us your own questions for these panelists ahead of time, inquiring about anything from the faculty members’ experiences on the job market to methods of addressing diversity in…

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Creative Writing Reading Series: Lucy Corin

Lucy Corin is a fiction writer and the author of two short story collections—One Hundred Apocalypses and Other Apocalypses (McSweeney's Books, 2013) and The Entire Predicament (Tin House Books, 2007)—and the novel Everyday Psychokillers: A History for Girls (FC2 in 2004). Her work has appeared in journals such as American Short Fiction, Ploughshares, The Southern Review,…

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FC2 Anniversary Reading: Lance Olsen and Michael Mejia

The Creative Writing Reading Series presents the FC2 Anniversary Reading with Lance Olsen and Michael Mejia Friday October 24, Paleontology Hall, CU Museum of Natural History, 7:30PM Lance Olsen is author of twelve novels, one hypertext, five nonfiction works, five short-story collections, a poetry chapbook, and two anti-textbooks about innovative writing, as well as…

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“Reading Breaking Bad” premiers at Homecoming 2014

October 2014: Professor Richelle Munkoff will present a one-hour workshop based on her class, Reading Breaking Bad, to participants attending Homecoming festivities on Friday, October 24. The workshop is the first time an English Department class makes its debut as part of the "beside football" activities that the Alumni Association offers to alumni and guests on…

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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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New critical/creative magazine seeks contributors

August 18, 2014: Announcing a new critical/creative magazine, seeking contributors Vannevar www.vannevar.net The editorial staff of Vannevar announces that its new online magazine is well underway and preparing to launch its third monthly issue. Vannevar, founded by Matthew Treon (MFA 2014) and Steve Lewis (MFA 2013) in October 2013, is a site of cross-genre,…

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EGSC seeks speaker nominations

The EGSC is currently seeking speaker nominations for our third annual Spring Speaker Series, in which we invite distinguished authors and critics to give lectures on our campus. In light of last spring's well-attended talks by novelist Colson Whitehead and critic Elizabeth Freeman, we hope to continue hosting speakers whose works appeal to the entire English graduate…

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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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Boulder English Looks Like a Leader in National PhD Reform Debate

by John Stevenson At the end of May this year, the Modern Language Association released the “Report of the MLA Task Force on Doctoral Study in Modern Language and Literature.” Press coverage, which has been extensive, invariably calls the report “long-awaited,” and it was indeed highly anticipated, and for a number of reasons. As I hardly need remind anyone reading…

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