3 /4: Dept Meeting for Chair Election (3:30 Room TBA)
2/1: Department Meeting (Raynor Conference Center Beaumier Suite A - 2:00-4:00 pm)
2/21: “A Roundtable Discussion on Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit.” (Raynor, Beaumeier Suite 4:30)
- Dr. Robin Reid, Texas A&M University (moderator)
- Dr. Yvette Kisor, Ramapo College of New Jersey
- Dr. Edward L. Risden, St. Norbert College
- Richard C. West, UW-Madison
1/24 Van Jordan, Metcalfe Chair Lecture, "Scenes from the Journey of Oscar Mischaeux." (Raynor, Beaumeier Suites, 4:30)
1/27: FAME Annual Book Swap (AMU 12:30-2:30)
11/8: Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull, “J. R. R. Tolkien and the Art of Middle-Earth” (Raynor, Beaumeier Suite 4:30)
11/12: Mary Oliver, Honorary Degree Conferral and Poetry Reading (AMU Ballroom 4:00; tickets free but required, available 9/24; Reception at 5:30)
11/29: Department Meeting
- 10/1: Banned Books Marathon Reading (details TBA)
- 10/3: Dr. John Rateliff Lecture, “How The Hobbit Came to Milwaukee” (Raynor, Beaumeier Suite 4:30)
- 10/24: FAME Alumni/Student Event: What to do with an English major?(AMU 227 5:00-5:40; Reception 5:40-6:15)
9/6: Coughlin Hall Faculty Party (Cafferty's 4:00-6:00)
9/7: Poetry and music with Joy Harjo (Weasler, 7:00pm). Her performance is part of the Returning the Gift Poetry and Storytellers Conference (9/5-9/9).
9/8: AEGS-sponsored English Department Party for grad students and all faculty and staff (7:00-10:00) 9/18: Robert Warrior, Metcalfe Chair Lecture, "Beyond the Chief: Indian (Art) Hating on Campus" (Henke Lounge 4:00)
9/26: Dr. Lisa Wedeen, AMUW Chair Lecture, "Political Unreast: Notes from Syria" (Raynor, Beaumier Suite 6:00)
8/29: English Department Meeting (LL262, 3:30)
- Jan. Book Swap will be held in AMU, 2nd floor. Bring books to swap and to donate. Books will be distributed to the Rescue Mission and the Sojourner Truth House.
- Oct 1. The English Department Fall Gathering will be held on Tuesday, November 1st from 3:30-5:00 in the English Department Conference Room, Coughlin Hall, 335. Come meet professors, bring your questions, and partake in some food and drink in the process. Course descriptions for Spring 2012 are available on this website, simply click on COURSES above.
- August 15-25. New TA Orientation.
- August 26. FYE Staff Meeting and Lunch. 9-12.
- August 29. School Begins
- April 4 & 5. Dr. John Bean Workshop. National expert on writing across the curriculum and writing in the disciplines, will lead workshops on designing effective writing assignments Mon. Apr. 4 and Tues. Apr. 5. Contact Kelsey Squire to register.
Wed., April 13. Joseph M. Schwartz Memorial Lecture. "Milosz and Merton at the Metropolis:Two Poets Engage Dostoevsky, Suffering, and Human Responsibility." by Dr. Paul Contino, Professor of Great Books, Pepperdine University, and Editor of Christianity & Literature. 4-6 p.m., Henke lounge.
- April 18. Face-to-face meeting for English 2720, Summer Session 2. There will be a preparatory face-to-face meeting on Monday, April 18, 4:30–6:00 p.m., in Raynor 320A. Attendance is recommended, not required. Registered students will receive letters of invitation.
- Graduate student Kelsey Squire has received a Woodress Visiting Fellowship to conduct research on Willa Cather using materials at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln libraries.
- Angela Sorby and Sarah Wadsworth received a collaborative NEH grant from the American Library Association to collaborate with Raynor Memorial Libraries and Milwaukee Public Library on an outreach project titled Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women. The project, which is based on a biography written by Harriet Reisen and a documentary film co-produced by Nancy Porter Productions, Inc. and Thirteen/WNET New York’s American Masters, will support a series of public events to be scheduled in Fall 2011.
- Thurs. Nov. 11. If These Walls Could Talk: North American Indian Boarding Schools or a Ruse for Cultural Extermination. 4-6 p.m. Alumni Memorial Union, 2nd Floor, Lunda Room.
This panel presentation will provide a rare glimpse into the dark corridors of residential schools that generations of Indian children in both Canada and the United States were forced to walk. Panelists include: Theodore Fontaine who at age 7 was taken from his home and family on Sagkeeng First Nation to a Catholic Mission School, and
Kelly Jackson, Lac du Flambeau tribal member, who will discuss why the walls of these institutions need to talk and will illuminate the fight to save her reservation’s boarding school.
Reception following. Sponsorship graciously provided by the Office of Public Affairs, the Les Aspin Center for Government Alumni Council, Student Affairs, the College of English, and the Provost’s Office of Diversity.
- Nov 16. Peter Mulvey Concert: A Celebration of the Life of John McCabe (on the 10th anniversary of his passing) and English Department Benefit
• Americana and Folk singer-songwriter, Marquette alumnus, (and Dr. McCabe’s
nephew, no less) will take a break from his popular touring to treat us to an
evening of his critically-acclaimed music. 7 PM, Weasler Auditorium.
- Oct 1: Dept discussion of P&T guidelines. 2 PM, CU 114.
- Sept 1: CJ Hribal named Louise Edna Goeden Professor.
- Sept 15: Faculty travel requests for 2010-11 due.
- Sept 15: Meeting of Senior Faculty 3:00-4:30 (AMU 254)
- Setp. 22: Senior Faculty's P&T Letters Due
- Professor Krista Ratcliffe receives the 2010 Nora Finnigan Werra Faculty Achievement Award
- March 21: Reception to celebrate the contributions of Prof. Milt Bates and Prof. Ed Duffy (who are retiring) and of Prof. Aesha Adams Roberts (who is resigning). AMU 157, 3:00-5:00.
- March 23: SHAKESPEARE'S BIRTHDAY: A GATHERING IN MEMORY OF PROF. CAROLYN ASP
"Shakespeare’s Bearded Ladies” by A.R. Braunmuller, Distinguished Professor of English and Comparative Literature, UCLA. 4-6 pm, Haggerty Museum of Art
- March: Carol Sklenicka will read and discuss her much-heralded new biography, Raymond Carver: A Writer's Life
- March: Poet Sam Hazo will be reading from his poetry, under the auspices of RENASCENCE.
- March 9: Little Rock Nine, Conferral of the Pere Marquette Discovery Award, Varsity Theater, 4:00.
- Oct 5-9: Centennial Celebration of Women Week
- Oct 12: Susan Neville to speak at 4 pm AMU (227)
- Sept 16: Meeting of Full Professors 11:00-12:30 (Conference Room)
- Sept 16: Meeting of Senior Faculty 3:30-5:00 (AMU 448)
- Setp. 22: Senior Faculty's P&T Letters Due
- Sept 24: Full Professors' P&T Letters Due
- August 17: TA Orientation Begins
- August 26: EC Meeting 1:00
- August 28: FYE Staff Meeting 9:00-noon
- August 29: Beginning of year Party 7:00-10:00
- August 31: Fall Semester Begins
- June 29: Summer School (Session 2) Begins
- May 6: Meeting of Senior Faculty to Review Jr. Faculty The senior faculty will hold its annual review of junior faculty from 3:00-5:00 in AMU 305.
- May 6: Poetry Reading from Angela Sorby's new book: Bird Skin Coat This event located at Woodland Pattern will begin at 7:00pm.
- May 7: Pere Marquette Dinner. AMU 5:00 cocktails; 6:00 dinner.
- May 17: Commencement.
- May 18: Summer School (Session 1) Begins
- April 2: Peter Turchi Talk On Thursday at 4pm (with a reception to follow), Haggerty Museum of Art, 13th and Clybourn. Peter Turchi will be at Marquette making a presentation on his book Maps of the Imagination: The Writer as Cartographer", which was chosen as one of the Outstanding Academic Titles of 2005 by Choice Magazine (and which won a number of design awards as well).
- April 8: Junior Faculty Files Available for Review. Senior Faculty may check out junior faculty files from Deb.
- April 8 Department Meeting. Vote on 2 New Minors and DQE Changes. Raynor BC from 3:00-5:00.
- April 15: Reception for Michael and Paula Gillespie. Raynor lower level, BC. 3:00-5:00. Tributes at 4:00.
- April 16: Joseph M. Schwartz Memorial Lecture The 2009 Joseph M. Schwartz Memorial Lecture will be held on Thursday, April 16, 2009, at 4 p.m. Tom Schaub, chair of English at UW Madison and editor of Contemporary Literature, will deliver: “Secular Scripture and Cormac McCarthy’s novel, The Road.” Follow the link for more information.
- April 16: Poetry Reading from Angela Sorby's new book: Bird Skin Coat The reading will begin at 7:00pm at the Barnes and Noble at Mayfair Mall.
- April 22: Meeting of Full Professors. On Wednesday morning the full professors will meet to review Associate Professors who have put themselves forward for consideration of promotion to full.
- April 23: "Under the Dome" featuring a Poetry Reading from Angela Sorby's new book: Bird Skin Coat The event at the Central Library begins at 6:00pm and features several other poets celebrating National Poetry Month.
- April 29: Spring Party. On Wednesday afternoon at 4 pm the English Department Spring Party, sponsored by AEGS will be held in the English Department Conference Room. Awards will be presented at 4:30.
- Feb. 1-8: Mission Week During Mission Week, Jodi Melamed will serve as the University "host" for Shirin Ebadi, our mission week speaker (Nobel Peace Prize Winner).
- Feb 2: Book Discussion During Monday of Mission Week, Kris Ratcliffe will lead a discussion of Persepolis on Monday at 9pm in AMU 163.
- Feb. 5: Luncheon & Book Discussion During Thursday of Mission Week, Jodi will be leading a university-wide discussion of Ebadi's memoir Iran Awakening: A Memoir of Revolution and Hope at a luncheon during her visit.
- Feb. 9: Bruce Kellner Talk on Monday English and History will co-sponsors Carl Van Vechten scholar Bruce Kellner, who will speak at 7:00 p.m. in the Raynor Library. The program launches a new digital collection featuring over 700 portraits of prominent African Americans, images made by author, critic, and amateur photographer Carl Van Vechten (CVV). The library is lauching the digital collection in conjunction with the centennial of the NAACP.
- Feb. 25: Department Meeting On Wednesday afternoon, the department will hold a department meeting in AMU 163 from 3:30-5:00