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English Department Events

Literary Series Fall 2020

October 6, 2020 - Notes Toward a Definition of the Successor Ideology with Wesley Yang. A lecture by the author of The Souls of Yellow Folk (2018).

Lecture will be begin at 4:15 PM PST. Please contact Kristi Hart at for Zoom invitation.

October 7, 2020 - IAS Growth/Waste: The Dissimilar Architecture and Politics of Rot. Dirt and waste have a clear political and spatial place: always excluded, outside the realms of the acceptable, conceivable or representable. As if it were a contagious disease, dealing with waste and being treated as waste seem quite closely connected. Positivist feminist positions have clearly emphasized a different take: decay is about togetherness, making kin, assuming the unavoidable extinction - individual or collective - that critters and us are part of. They ask us to become compostists instead of posthumanists, to make kin with the underworld. But does this interpretation of decay leave difference behind and is it adequate for the current circumstances?

Join Professor Kyla Tompkins for this panel discussion hosted by University College London at 5 PM BST/9 AM PST. Event registration link:

November 4, 2020 - English Department Spring 2021 Course Preview. Please join the Pomona College English Department faculty as they present English department course offerings for Spring 2021. Instructors will give a brief overview of the courses they are teaching and take questions from interested students. Event is open to students from all 5Cs.

Event will be held from 4PM-5PM PST. Zoom meeting ID: 844 2870 5224

November 12, 2020 - Visual Poetics: A Poetry Reading to Commemorate Alison Saar: Of Aether and Earthe. The Department of English, the Benton Museum of Art, and the Office of Black Student Affairs are proud to present Visual Poetics: A Poetry Reading to Commemorate Alison Saar: Of Aether and Earthe

Please join us for introductions by Professor Prageeta Sharma and Senior Curator Rebecca McGrew '85 as well as readings from poets Evie Shockley and Camille Dungy featured in the Alison Saar: Of Aether and Earthe exhibition catalogue.

Organized by Prageeta Sharma, Professor of English at Pomona College and Claire Nettleton, Academic Curator at the Benton.

Event will be held from 5PM-6PM PST. Registration link: