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English Colloquia

English majors must attend at least eight English department colloquia during their academic careers. The department will offer an average of five colloquia every semester and may occasionally designate a non-departmental colloquium as qualifying for this requirement.

Sign-in sheets will be 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 they attend, and to keep track of their progress toward fulfilling this requirement. Information on colloquium attendance can be accessed in the English department office.

Among the new and ever-changing list of speakers and presenters, visiting authors and inspiring lecturers are annual events in the English department (dear and recurring friends on the colloquium schedule): The List, What Can You Do With an English Major?, and the Literary Pub Fest.

Colloquia Schedule 2019-2020

 to download English Department Event Google Calendar

 for .pdf of Spring 2020 Colloquia Schedule

Colloquia Schedule Spring 2020

Thursday, January 23
Public Reading of MLK Jr.'s "Letter from Birmingham Jail"
Co-Sponsored by Weaver Chapel

11:30am in Hollenbeck Hall Atrium

Monday, February 10
Jamal Parker, Spoken Word Artist
Presented by Concerned Black Students

Workshop - 2:00pm in Hollenbeck 131
Performance - 5:30pm in Post 95

Thursday, February 13
Denver Publishing Institute information session with Meaghan Summers '17
12:00pm in Hollenbeck 234

Monday, February 17
Watch My Feet: A Workshop on Chicago Footwork
2:15-3:20pm in Ness Auditorium, Hollenbeck Hall

Monday, February 17
A Presentation of Chicago Footwork: A Spiritual and Liberatory Dance
7:30pm in Krieg Hall, room 100

Tuesday, February 18
Dr. ShaDawn Battle: "Praisesong and Chicago Footwork: Locating a Black Diasporic Spiritual Heritage"
4:30pm in Bayley Auditorium, BDK Science Center

Thursday, February 27
Charles M. Blow - Witt Series Speaker
4:30pm Q&A in Bayley Auditorium, BDK Science Center
7:30pm Lecture in Weaver Chapel

Thursday, March 26
Literary Pub Fest
6:30pm in Founders Pub

Wednesday, April 8
Poetry in the Pub
6:00pm in Founders Pub

Friday, April 17
Senior Symposium in Hollenbeck Hall

Thursday, April 23
Creative Writing Capstone Senior Showcase
4:30pm in Founders Pub


Colloquia Schedule Fall 2019

 to download .pdf of Fall 2019 Colloquium Series Schedule

Thursday, September 5
4:30 pm in Ness Auditorium and Hollenbeck Atrium - arrive by 4:45 for pictures
*note: colloquium credit not offered for this event

Friday, September 6
Artist Matt Kish
11:45am-12:50 pm in Hollenbeck 329

Wednesday, October 9
Poetry Reading by Melissa Barrett '05 - Moon on Roam
4:45 pm in Ness Auditorium, Hollenbeck Hall

Friday, October 18
Public Poetry Slam: ENGL 240 vs. ENGL 270
6:00 pm in Founders Pub

Sunday, October 27
Poetry & Pilsners with Ohio Poet Laureate Dave Lucas
7:00 pm at Mother Stewart's Brewing Co. -  109 W North St., Springfield, OH 45504

Thursday, October 31
Literary Halloween Costume Party
(Dress and be able to speak knowledgeably as a literary character/author for colloquium credit)
4:45pm in Ness Auditorium, Hollenbeck Hall

Thursday, November 14
The List
6:30 pm in Founders Pub

Monday, December 2
Screening of the film Liyana (2018)
7:00pm in Ness Auditorium, Hollenbeck Hall

Tuesday, December 3
Shofela Coker, animator for Liyana (2018)
9:45-11:20am in Ness Auditorium, Hollenbeck Hall

Thursday, December 5
What Can You Do With an English Major?
6:30pm in Founders Pub


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