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  • October 23, 2014Medieval Materiality: A Conference on the Life and Afterlife of Things
  • October 23, 2014 5:00 pmMAL Open House
  • October 24, 2014Medieval Materiality: A Conference on the Life and Afterlife of Things
  • October 25, 2014Medieval Materiality: A Conference on the Life and Afterlife of Things
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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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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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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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Creative Writing Reading Series: M. NourbeSe Philip

NourbeSe Philip is a poet and writer and lawyer who lives in Toronto. She is the author of five collections of poetry and two novels, as well as various essays, dramatic pieces, and short stories. Her most recent collection of poetry, Zong! (Weslyan University Press & The Mercury Press, 2008) is an extended poetry cycle based on a legal decision at the end of the…

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How to apply to graduate school

English professors Janice Ho, Karim Mattar, and Maria Windell, as well as graduate students Alex Corey and Allison Shelton will speak to undergraduates about the practical mechanics of applying to graduate school. They will discuss topics such as: How do you write a successful statement of purpose? How important are GRE scores? Whom do you ask for a letter of…

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Guest speaker Diana Maltz offers advice on Broadview Editions

Since the mid-1990s, Broadview Editions have profoundly enhanced the way we teach literature at the university level. They differ from Penguin Classics and Oxford World Classics paperbacks through their inclusion of social and historical appendices at the end of the primary text. These appendices illuminate cultural issues and debates from the time period of the novel, and…

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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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Medieval Materiality: A Conference on the Life and Afterlife of Things

This national conference brings together scholars from across the disciplines of history, art history, and languages and literatures to reflect on and converse about what some have called the "material turn" in medieval studies. This term refers to the recent flourishing of interest in materiality -- both the objects themselves (books, relics, inventories) and what their…

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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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  • May 9, 2014English Department Spring 2014 Commencement
  • May 12, 2014First day of Maymester Classes
  • June 2, 2014First day of A Term classes
  • June 17, 2014 7:00 pmSynecdoches: Parts for the Whole
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Suzanne Heintz brings mannequin “family” to campus

Many people think Suzanne Heintz is crazy.  The 1987 CU-Boulder alumna got tired of dealing with the question, "Why aren't you married?” after she graduated. So, she decided to buy a mannequin husband and daughter, and for the last 14 years she has traveled all over to photograph special Kodak moments with her "family." Why? Because she has something important to say…

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Marilyn Krysl speaks about new book at Boulder Bookstore

Retired English faculty Marilyn Krysl will speak about and sign her new book, Yes, There Will Be Singing. Yes, There Will Be Singing brings together Marilyn Krysl's essays on the origins of language and poetry, poetic form, the poetry of witness, and poetry's collaboration with the healing arts. Beginning with pieces on her own origins as a poet, she branches into…

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Creative Writing Reading series: Rae Armantrout reads poetry

  Rae Armantrout, one of the founding members of the West Coast group of Language poets, stands apart from other Language poets in her lyrical voice and her commitment to the interior and the domestic. Her short-lined poems are often concerned with dismantling conventions of memory, pop culture, science, and mothering, and these unsparing interrogations are often…

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Jeff Cox honored at Professor of Distinction reception

You are invited to attend the College of Arts and Sciences Professors of Distinction Lectures and Reception, Tuesday, Sept 16, 4-5pm, in Old Main Chapel. (Reception following at 5pm in the CU Heritage Museum in Old Main.) CU Boulder's College of Arts & Sciences has named Jeff Cox Professor of Distinction for 2014. The honor is reserved for scholars and artists of…

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Paul Levitt’s new novel, “The Denouncer”

Paul Levitt reads and discusses selections from his recent book, The Denouncer, at the Boulder Book Store on Thursday, August 28, 7:30pm. Book Synopsis Denunciation became so commonplace under Stalin that people regarded it as their patriotic duty to spy on others and even expose members of their own family. The original Bolsheviks, for reasons of ideological purity, put…

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MAL presents Swedish visual artist and poet, Johannes Heldén

Thanks to the generous support of the CU Department of English and with the support of the Swedish Arts Grants committee, the Media Archaeology Lab (MAL) is delighted to host Swedish visual artist and poet, Johannes Heldén, for an upcoming artist residency. Johannes will be in the MAL from Saturday, September 13 to Wednesday, September 17. Below, is Johannes’ description…

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Awarding-winning Chicano Queer writer, Michael Nava, reads from The City of Palaces

Michael Nava is a lawyer and novelist. His Henry Rios novels, published between 1988 and 2000, followed the life and cases of a gay criminal defense lawyer in Los Angeles during the tumultuous period of the AIDS epidemic and the movement for gay rights. In 2000, he was awarded the Whitehead Award for Lifetime Achievement in LGBT literature. Previously he was awarded six…

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Human Mercy and the Sense of Touch in King Lear and The Tempest AUDIO AVAILABLE

FIRST guest professor Ralph Williams enlightened an audience of Shakespearean aficionados with his talk on how Shakespeare used the sense of touch to convey a deeper meaning. For full audio of his presentation, hit play on the audio file below. Join the English Department's Faculty in Residence Summer Term (FIRST) guest Ralph Williams for an illuminating discussion about…

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What Henry Percy Saw: Prophecy, Providence, and Politics in Shakespeare’s History Plays

Join the English Department's Faculty in Residence Summer Term (FIRST) guest Ralph Williams for an illuminating discussion about Shakespeare's history plays. Professor William is an award-winning faculty member from the University of Michigan. He is much loved by his students, and his presentation style promises to keep you engaged. Reception 5 PM; Talk 5:30 • Wed July…

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Synodoches: Parts for the Whole

The Media Archaeology Lab's current artist-in-residence, Mark Franz presents  a sound collage using machines in the MAL. Saturday June 7,  7-8pm at 1320 Grandview Ave. in Boulder. Mark's work, Synecdoches: Parts for the Whole, highlights how individual technologies express characteristic qualities by virtue of their unique designs. By referencing the interconnected…

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Faculty Showcase

Don’t miss the Faculty Showcase this week Friday in the British Studies Room, 5th floor Norlin Library. It’s a rare chance to hear from 16 members of our talented literature and creative writing faculty and ask questions about their work. Program: Panel 1: 9:00-10:20 am Tiffany Beechy, “Letterplay, Wordplay, and Poetics in Medieval Grammatical Culture” Ben…

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Dr. Gail Kern Paster Shares Shakespeare

The Center for British and Irish Studies and the Center for Western Civilization present two events with Dr. Gail Kern Paster, Director Emerita, Folger Shakespeare Library and Editor of Shakespeare Quarterly: Wednesday, April 16, 7:00pm, Center for British and Irish Studies (Norlin M549): a talk for faculty, students, and the general public as part of the College of Arts…

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