Lecture

Thursday, April 13 at 4:15 pm, Ena Thompson Reading room - Crookshank 108  - Dr. Sarah Kennedy, Research Fellow in English at Downing College, Cambridge. Title of her talk:  "Swerving as I swerve"  Elizabeth Bishop's Fugitive Empathy "I believe in the oblique, the indirect approach, and I keep my feelings to myself."  Elizabeth Bishop's poetry is full of missed connections, glancing blows and altered trajectories.  This lecture excavates the structures of empathy and indirection - and the productive tensions between them - in three of Bishop's prose-poems, collected under the title "Rainy Season; Sub-Tropics." 


Literary Series 

Wednesday, March 22  Acclaimed novelist Dana Spiotta, a finalist for the National Book Award and The National Book Critic's Circle Award, will read and discuss her work at 4:15 pm in the Ena Thompson Reading Room, Crookshank hall. 

Monday, April 17, 2017, a poetry reading by John Yau.  John Yau is a major American poet. His many books include Corpse and Mirror, Borrowed Love Poems, and Further Adventures in Monochrome.   Location/Time:  Ena Thompson Reading Room, Crookshank  Hall at 4:15 pm.  

Senior Symposium

Friday, April 21, 2017 - 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location:  Ena Thompson Reading Room, Crookshank 108

Senior Thesis Due Date

Monday, April 24, by 4:30 p.m.
English Department office, Crookshank 106

Alumni Reception

Friday, April 28, 2017
2-4 pm
Location: Ena Thompson Reading Room  Crookshank Hall

Class Day Reception

Saturday, May 13, 2017  - 11 am - 1 pm
Ena Thompson Reading Room - Crookshank Hall