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- Monday, October 27, 3:00pm
Digital Humanities Reading Group:
*Ballantine Hall 344*
- Wednesday, October 29, 9:00am
Health Connections Commons Conference with keynote speaker Mohan Dutta
*IMU Frangipani Room*
Keynote at 10:00am in IMU Whittenberger Auditorium
- Wednesday, October 29, 4:00pm
Disability Studies in the Humanities Meeting
*Parker Library, BH442*
- Thursday, October 30, 2:00pm
*Hodge Hall 219*
- Thursday, October 30, 2:00pm
C18 Reading Group
*Sweet Claire Bakery,
309 East Third Street*
- Thursday, October 30, 4:15pm
2014 Pre Powwow Talk
"Narrating Relations: Indigenous and Scientific Ways of Knowing"
*Mathers Museum of World Cultures, 416 E. 8th St.*
- Mon-Fri, Nov. 2-7
Creative Writing Master Class
See calendar for full details.
*CAHI Seminar Room*
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- IU English Professor Emerita Susan Gubar receives the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship Natalie Davis Spingarn Writers Award.
- IU English Professor Cathy Bowman's poem "Makeshift" is published in The New Yorker. Read it here...
- Kiese Laymon (MFA Fiction, 2003) has been awarded the 2014 William Saroyan Prize by Stanford University for his debut novel, Long Division. Read more...
- Story by IU English Emeritus Professor, Maura Stanton, "Oh Shenandoah" is in the 2014 O. Henry Prize collection.
- IU English MFA graduate and poet Khaled Mattawa is awarded 2014 MacArthur "Genius" Grant.
- IU English Professor Edward Comentale is featured in Inside IU with an interview about his new edited collection, The Year's Work at the Zombie Research Center.
- Essay by IU English Professor Ivan Kreilkamp is featured in The New Yorker. Read "Against 'Against [X]'" here.
- The City Son by IU English Professor Samrat Upadhyay receives great review in the Los Angeles Review of Books.
- IU English Professor Adrian Matejka is discussed in New York Times article on the Dark Room (Poetry) Collective.
- IU English Professor Shannon Gayk is selected as 2014-2015 fellow, the National Humanities Center. Read more here.
- IU English Professor Jacinda Townsend's novel, Saint Monkey receives rave review in the New York Times.
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English at Indiana — Who We Are and What We Do
The English Department explores and expands the power of the English language, in all its historical, persuasive, and expressive range. We are devotees of the word; our mission is to celebrate powerful writing, and to bring more of such writing into the world. This mission embraces everything we do, from freshman composition instruction to the most advanced research published by our world-class faculty.
Our classes and publications draw connections between the globally diverse and everyday life. We study everything from science to religion, business to popular culture, politics to philosophy. In the department you’ll find novelists and lexicographers, biographers and poets, rhetoricians and critics, experts in everything from performance theory to professional writing, and from Shakespeare to Elvis. We publish on a very wide variety of topics, among them the Harlem cabarets of the 1920’s and the invention of the thoroughbred horse; Audubon’s ornithological travels and the role of race in medieval romance; images of Judas through the ages and on the locks of Sylvia Plath’s hair housed in the Lilly Library; Renaissance rhetoric and contemporary slang; war and animals, slumming and pirates, glamour and perfection, Lacan and Lebowski.