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Graduate Studies Committee Meeting

Tuesday, December 8, 2009 • 10:00 AM

Parlin 201


Deadline for Fall 2010 Graduate Admission

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Graduate English office



Fiction Reading: Visiting Writer Joshua Furst

Thursday, November 19, 2009 • 7:30 PM

Joynes Reading Room (CRD 007)

A reading, signing, and Q&A session


Pride and Prejudice

Friday, November 13, 2009 • 8:00 PM

B. Iden Payne Theatre, Winship Drama Building, 23rd and San Jacinto

Guest director Gavin Cameron-Webb makes his UT debut


Book Reading and Reception with Professors Gonzalez and Casares

Thursday, November 12, 2009 • 4:00 PM

Blanton Auditorium, Edgar A. Smith Building


"The Tudor Sense of Style"

Wednesday, November 4, 2009 • 5:00 PM

Parlin 201

A talk by Jeff Dolven from Princeton University


Poetry on the Plaza

Wednesday, November 4, 2009 • 12:00 PM

Harry Ransom Center Plaza

The Moon and the Stars


Discussion Panel

Saturday, October 31, 2009 • 2:00 PM

State Capitol

The landscape of post-racial American fiction


"Stuck in the Middle with Dalila"

Thursday, October 29, 2009 • 6:30 PM

Thompson Conference Center

An Odyssey Course event with John Rumrich


Poe Film Series

Monday, October 26, 2009 • 7:00 PM

Harry Ransom Center

"Spirits of the Dead"


"The Theatricals in Mansfield Park and the Controversy over the Stage"

Monday, October 26, 2009 • 4:30 PM

Parlin 201

A talk by Professor Jocelyn Harris, University of Otago


"Public Spheres, Personal Papers, Pedagogical Practices: Ruth First's Academic Postings to/from Dar es Salaam and Maputo"

Friday, October 23, 2009 • 3:00 PM

Isese Gallery

A workshop with Professor Barbara Harlow


"The Paradox of Forgiveness in Shakespeare's 'The Winter's Tale'"

Thursday, October 22, 2009 • 6:30 PM

Thompson Conference Center

An Odyssey Course event with Hannah Chapelle Wojciehowski


Poe Film Series

Monday, October 19, 2009 • 7:00 PM

Harry Ransom Center

"The Raven"


Lucien Douglas performs "The Tell-Tale Heart"

Thursday, October 15, 2009 • 7:00 PM

Harry Ransom Center


"Damn'd if he do: Othello and Marriage"

Thursday, October 15, 2009 • 6:30 PM

Thompson Conference Center

An Odyssey Course event with Professor Eric Mallin


The English Council hosts an ice cream social

Tuesday, October 13, 2009 • 3:30 PM

Calhoun Courtyard


Poe Film Series

Monday, October 12, 2009 • 7:00 PM

Harry Ransom Center

"The Pit and the Pendulum"


Undergraduate Writing Center hosts open house

Friday, October 9, 2009 • 3:00 PM

Flawn Academic Center (FAC), Room 211


Novelist Alan Furst to speak as part of Harry Ransom Lectures

Thursday, October 8, 2009 • 7:00 PM

Harry Ransom Center


"Love's Martyr: The Heresay of John Donne's 'Songs and Sonnets'"

Thursday, October 8, 2009 • 6:30 PM

Thompson Conference Center

An Odyssey Course event with Gregory Chaplin


Poetry on the Plaza

Wednesday, October 7, 2009 • 12:00 PM

Harry Ransom Center Plaza

Edgar Allen Poe


Actors from the London Stage perform 'King Lear'

Saturday, October 3, 2009 • 7:00 PM

Winedale Theatre Barn


"Love and Power at the Court of Henry VIII"

Thursday, October 1, 2009 • 6:30 PM

Thompson Conference Center

An Odyssey Course event with Harrington Fellow Jason Powell


Actors from the London Stage perform 'King Lear'

Wednesday, September 30, 2009 • 7:30 PM

B. Iden Payne Theatre


"Miss HIV and Us: Beauty Queens and the Global Pandemic"

Tuesday, September 29, 2009 • 7:00 PM

Welch Hall 1.308

Distinguished Lecture with Professor Neville Hoad


Undergraduate Writing Center hosts comic book authors

Friday, September 25, 2009 • 4:30 PM

Joynes Reading Room, Carothers Residence Hall


“'By Order of Law': Shakespeare’s King Lear”

Wednesday, September 23, 2009 • 6:30 PM

School of Law, Eidman Courtroom

AFTLS Panel Discussion


Dr. Jill Robbins discusses Lesbian literary identities in queer Madrid

Wednesday, September 23, 2009 • 4:45 PM

Garrison Hall (GAR), Room 2.112


Fiction Reading: Nam Le, "The Boat"

Tuesday, September 8, 2009 • 7:30 PM

Joynes Reading Room (CRD 007)


Poetry on the Plaza

Wednesday, September 2, 2009 • 12:00 PM

Harry Ransom Center Plaza

"Farewell to Summer"


English TA orientation

Tuesday, August 18, 2009 • 1:00 PM

PAR 201


Introduction to the PCL and HRC

Monday, August 17, 2009 • 2:00 PM

PCL 1.124


New graduate student welcome luncheon

Monday, August 17, 2009 • 11:30 AM

CAL 103


New Graduate Student Orientation

Monday, August 17, 2009 • 9:30 AM

Parlin 203


Book Reading by Oscar Casares

Thursday, August 13, 2009 • 7:00 PM

BookPeople, 603 N Lamar Blvd., Austin TX

Oscar Casares reads from his new novel, Amigoland


Spring M.A. graduation reading

Thursday, May 14, 2009 • 6:00 PM

Laguna Gloria


"'Beguyled in Tryfles?' John Donne's Short Prose in Early Modern England"

Thursday, May 14, 2009 • 3:00 PM

Denius Room, Harry Ranson Center, 2nd Floor

A talk by Lara Crowley


Graduate Studies Committee Meeting

Tuesday, May 12, 2009 • 10:00 AM

Parlin 201


Poetry on the Plaza

Wednesday, May 6, 2009 • 12:00 PM

Harry Ransom Center Plaza

Surrealism in Latin America


"Oscar's Shadow: Wilde and Modern Ireland"

Monday, April 27, 2009 • 12:00 PM

Parlin Hall, Room 301

A talk by Eibhear Walshe


Bat City Review Release Party

Saturday, April 25, 2009 • 7:00 PM

Whalefall Studios, 2511 E. 6th Street


Poetry on the Plaza

Wednesday, April 22, 2009 • 12:00 PM

Harry Ransom Center Plaza

Shakes-peares Sonnets


"The Essential Border Mexican: Leonor Villegas de Magnon's Transnational Revolution of Mexican American Identity"

Tuesday, April 21, 2009 • 5:30 PM

Parlin Hall, Room 301

A talk by Yolando Padilla


Benjamin Markovits "Fictional Truths"

Tuesday, April 21, 2009 • 3:30 PM

Tom Lea Room, Harry Ransom Center


"The Pedagogy of Pictures: Gilbert Hernandez and the Lessons of Iconoclasm"

Thursday, April 16, 2009 • 4:30 PM

Parlin Hall, Room 201

A talk by William Orchard


"Stranger Magic: Fantasy and Ventriloquy after The Arabian Nights"

Monday, April 13, 2009 • 5:00 PM

Prothro Theater, Harry Ransom Center

A talk by Marina Warner from the University of Essex


Poetry Reading with Ellen Watson

Tuesday, April 7, 2009 • 7:00 PM

Joynes Reading Room in Carothers Dormitory


"Unhomely" encounters with others in medieval travel literature

Tuesday, April 7, 2009 • 4:00 PM

Texas Governor's Room, Texas Union 2.102

A presentation with Simon Gaunt


Annual Nilsson Lecture features performance of Stoppard

Wednesday, April 1, 2009 • 5:00 PM

AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center


Poetry on the Plaza

Wednesday, April 1, 2009 • 12:00 PM

Harry Ransom Center Plaza

April Fools


"Poetry, Voice, and Performance: A Symposium"

Tuesday, March 31, 2009 • 9:30 AM

Texas Union Asian Culture Room 4.224

A symposium considering the communities and mediums of live poetry


"Poetic Expression"

Thursday, March 26, 2009 • 7:00 PM

Texas Union Ballroom

features South Flavas poets and Marc Marcel


"Why Choose a Creative PhD: The doctoral experience in Australia and the UK"

Tuesday, March 24, 2009 • 5:00 PM

Atwood Library, Calhoun 300

A presentation by Professor Jeri Kroll, Flinders University, Australia


Harry Ransom Lecture: Azar Nafisi

Thursday, March 12, 2009 • 7:00 PM

AT&T Conference Center, 1900 University Avenue

Azar Nafisi discusses the influential power of literature.


Author Hoda Barakat to speak at roundtable discussion

Thursday, March 12, 2009 • 3:00 PM

Texas Union, Lonestar Room


Author Evelyn White leads creative writing workshop

Thursday, March 12, 2009 • 1:00 PM

Multicultural Information Center


Evelyn White lectures on Alice Walker

Wednesday, March 11, 2009 • 5:00 PM

Main Building, Room 212


Author Hoda Barakat speaks on war and literature

Wednesday, March 11, 2009 • 3:00 PM

Prothro Theater, Harry Ransom Center


Science fiction novelist gives talk

Wednesday, March 11, 2009 • 12:00 PM

E.P. Schoch Building, Room 1.128

A talk by science fiction novelist Ara 13


A reading by Elizabeth McCracken

Tuesday, March 10, 2009 • 4:30 PM

Texas Governor's Room, Texas Untion 3.116

Presented by he English Department and the James A. Michener Center


Reading by Award-Winning Poet Patricia Smith

Monday, March 9, 2009 • 7:00 PM

Joynes Reading Room (Carothers Dormitory)

Patricia Smith reads from her latest book, "Blood Dazzler"


The 74th annual meeting of the Conference of College Teachers of English

Thursday, March 5, 2009 • 2:00 PM

AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center

A conference co-sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts and the Department of Rhetoric and Writing


"Context and/as Consequences: the Squid and the Whale as a Corrective to the Post-Romance in Contemporary Cinema"

Wednesday, March 4, 2009 • 5:00 PM

Parlin Hall, Room 301

A presentation by Donna Kornhaber


Poetry on the Plaza

Wednesday, March 4, 2009 • 12:00 PM

Harry Ransom Center Plaza

Persian Poetry


A reading by Amy Bloom

Monday, March 2, 2009 • 4:30 PM

Texas Governor's Room, Texas Untion 3.116

National Book Award finalist Amy Bloom reads from her latest work


A reading by award-winning author Amy Hempel

Monday, February 23, 2009 • 4:30 PM

Texas Governor's Room, Texas Untion 3.116

The Department of English and the James A. Michener Center for Writers welcomes Amy Hempel.


"Maurya Get Your Gun: J.M. Synge, Bertolt Brecht, and the Poor Old Mother"

Friday, February 20, 2009 • 4:30 PM

Parlin Hall, Room 201

A presentation by Susan Harris, University of Norte Dame


Center for Mexican American Studies Presents Faculty Lectures

Friday, February 20, 2009 • 4:00 PM

Texas Union, Eastwoods Room (2.102)

With a talk by the English Department's Professor Domino Renee Perez


"America as Good as Its Promise?"

Thursday, February 19, 2009 • 9:30 AM

AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center

CPG presents Barbara Jordan Forum


Writing the Dissertation

Wednesday, February 18, 2009 • 12:00 PM

PAR 312


Ben Fountain, Visiting Writer

Monday, February 16, 2009 • 3:30 PM

Harry Ransom Center, Tom Lea Room

A reading from his new work


"Sylvia Plath's Poetics of Suicide"

Monday, February 16, 2009 • 12:00 PM

Atwood Library, Calhoun 300

A talk by Ana Cecilia Carvalho


"Nietzsche, Shaw, Stoppard: Theatre and Philosophy in the British Tradition"

Friday, February 13, 2009 • 4:30 PM

Parlin Hall, Room 201

A presentation by David Kornhaber, Columbia University


"Trousers, Trauma and the Trenches"

Monday, February 9, 2009 • 4:30 PM

Calhoun Hall, Room 100

A presentation by Alex Feldman, University of Oxford


Harrington Symposium

Saturday, February 7, 2009 • 10:00 AM

Harry Ransom Center

Race, Ethnicity, and the History of Books


Harry Ransom Lecture: David Mamet

Thursday, February 5, 2009 • 7:00 PM

Texas Union Theatre

Playwright David Mamet discusses The Spanish Prisoner


South African writer discusses new book about AIDS epidemic

Thursday, February 5, 2009 • 7:00 PM

Joynes Reading Room (CRD 007)

South African writer Jonny Steinberg is author of the new book "Sizwe's Test"


A reading by Jamaica Kincaid

Thursday, February 5, 2009 • 5:15 PM

Avaya Auditorium ACES 2.302

Presented by he English Department and the James A. Michener Center


A talk with journalist and author Bryan Burrough

Thursday, February 5, 2009 • 1:00 PM

CMA 5.160

Award winning author and journalist Bryan Burrough talks about writing


The Successful Prospectus

Wednesday, February 4, 2009 • 12:00 PM

PAR 312


Poetry on the Plaza

Wednesday, February 4, 2009 • 12:00 PM

Harry Ransom Center Plaza

The Rossetti Circle


"Inventing the History of the Future: Spenser's Faerie Queen and the Directions of Time"

Thursday, January 29, 2009 • 5:00 PM

Parlin Hall, Room 201

A presentation by J.K. Barret, Princeton University


GSC Meeting

Tuesday, January 27, 2009 • 3:30 PM

Memorial Union, Texas Governor's Room


Harry Ransom Center presents lecture with writer Barry Unsworth

Monday, January 26, 2009 • 7:00 PM

Harry Ransom Center

Writer Barry Unsworth discusses his new book, "Land of Marvels"


English Poetry and Tudor Diplomacy

Monday, January 26, 2009 • 5:00 PM

Calhoun Hall, Room 100

Wyatt's "Whoso List to Hunt" and Sidney's "Astrophel and Stella: 58"



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