English majors must attend at least eight English Department colloquia during their academic careers. The Department will offer an average of three colloquia every semester and may occasionally designate a non-departmental colloquium as qualifying for this requirement.
Attendance will be taken at all English Department colloquia, and attendance records will be kept in the English Department office. It is the student’s responsibility to sign in at each event he or she attends, and to keep track of his/her progress towards fulfilling this requirement. Information on colloquium attendance can be accessed in the English Department office.
Amongst the new and ever-changing list of speakers and presenters, visiting authors and inspiring lecturers are annual events in the English Department (dear and reoccurring friends on the colloquia schedule): The List, The Read-A-Thon, and The Matchbook Poetry project.
Read-a-Thon. All day in Hollenbeck Atrium
February 11 & 13
Film Showing: "The Spook Who Sat By the Door" February 11 at 7:00 in Ness Auditorium
Colloquium: "The Spook Who Sat By the Door and the Rise and Fall of Blaxploitation Film" February 13 at 4:00 in Ness Auditorium
Dana Norris, Wittenberg Alumna
Storytelling and Live Lit Two-Day Workshop
Live Lit Workshop Part 1: 4-7pm in Hollenbeck 334
Live Lit Workshop Part 2: 12-2pm in Hollenbeck 334
Presentation on "Creative Balance" from 2-3pm in Hollenbeck 334
Live Lit Workshop Reading at 6:00pm in Founders Pub while it's open to Campus!
Literary Pub Fest at 6:30 in Founders Pub
Alumnus Eric Shonkwiler ('06) reading from his recently published novel, "Above All Men" at 4:00 in Ness Auditorium
Matchbook Poetry Reading at 4:15pm in Ness Auditorium
Senior Presentations, all day in Hollenbeck Hall
Workshop with Audrey Bilger, scholar and public intellectual. 4:00 in Ness Auditorium
Caryl Phillips, playwright, novelist and public intellectual.
Colloquium at 4:00 in Ness Auditorium, and Witt Series Lecture at 7:30 in Bayley Auditorium
Dave Barry, humorist, journalist, winner of Pulitzer Prize and author of several NY Times Bestsellers.
Colloquium at 4:00 in Bayley Auditorium, and Witt Series Lecture at 7:30 in Pam Evans Smith Arena
Graphic Fiction Event, "Race in American Comics: Interdisciplinary Perspectives"
Cosponsored by Communication, History and Sociology Departments. 4:15 in Bayley Auditorium
The List. 6:30 in Founders Pub
What Can You Do With an English Major? Discussion with alumni. 6:30 in Founders Pub