CU Boulder Campus Events CalendarSubmit an English Department Calendar Event

  • September 15, 2014 1:00 pmMAL Open House
  • September 16, 2014 4:00 pmProfessors of Distinction Lectures and Reception
  • September 17, 2014 9:00 amMAL Open House
  • September 18, 2014 5:00 pmMAL Open House
AEC v1.0.4

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…

Continue Reading


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…

Continue Reading


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…

Continue Reading


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…

Continue Reading


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…

Continue Reading

  • 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
AEC v1.0.4

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…

Continue Reading


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…

Continue Reading


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…

Continue Reading


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…

Continue Reading


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…

Continue Reading


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…

Continue Reading