Monday, September 7, 2009

Scholarly Speakers Series Fall 2009

This fall's lineup for the department's Scholarly Speakers Series has been finalized. Here's what's coming up:

Thursday, September 17, 7 PM, Brown 3025
Keynote talk
Anthony Ellis Department of English, Western Michigan University
“Old Age and the Uses of Comedy”
a presentation on his book Old Age, Masculinity, and Early Modern Drama: Comic Elders on
the Italian and Shakespearean Stage (Ashgate, September, 2009)

Thursday, October 1, 7 PM, Brown 3025
Cynthia Davis Department of English, University of South Carolina
“‘The World was Home for Me’: Charlotte Perkins Gilman and the Sentimental Public Sphere”
Co-sponsor: Department of History

Thursday, October 29, 7 PM, Brown 3025
Mustafa Mirzeler, Department of English, Western Michigan University
“The Memory of Rivers”

Thursday, November 12, 7 PM, Brown 2028
John Willinsky, School of Education, Stanford University
“What’s the Fuss about Open Access to Scholarly Work?”
Co-sponsors: University Libraries, College of Education, Third Coast Writing Project

Tuesday, December 1, 7 PM, Brown 2028
Alicia Ostriker, Department of English, Rutgers University (emerita)
title TBA
We are very pleased that Prof. Ostriker will participate in both the SSS and the GWEN FROSTIC READING SERIES on back-to-back nights. She will read from her creative work as part of the Frostic Series on Wednesday, December 2.

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