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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 2018-2019

 to download English Department Event Google Calendar

Colloquia Schedule Spring 2019

 for a .pdf of the Spring Colloquium Schedule

Wednesday, January 16
Denver Publishing Institute Info Sessions with Meaghan Summers '17
12:00pm in Hollenbeck 334
6:30pm in Ness Auditorium

Thursday, January 24
Reading of MLK Jr.'s "Letter from Birmingham Jail"
Co-Sponsored by Weaver Chapel
11:30am in Hollenbeck Hall Atrium 

Tuesday, February 12
Dr. Robin Inboden: Editing Agnes Grey
4:30pm in Hollenbeck 131

Thursday, March 28
Camilo Pérez-Bustillo: Hope and Resistance at the US - Mexico Border
4:30pm in Bayley Auditorium

Thursday, March 28
Literary Pub Fest
6:30pm in Founders Pub

Friday, March 29
InHERitance: The Stories We Carry
Alpha Kappa Delta Lecture from Heather 'Byrd' Roberts, Poet, Performer and Teaching Artist from Chicago
3:30pm in Shouvlin 201

Saturday, March 30
Shades of Pearl - Race, Class, Gender & Sexuality Symposium:
"Speak Your Truth, Sis'!: The Lived Experiences of Women of Color"

 for symposium schedule

Wednesday, April 10
Poetry in the Pub 
6:30pm in Founders Pub

Friday, April 12
Senior Symposium in Hollenbeck Hall

Thursday, April 25
Creative Writing Capstone Senior Showcase
4:30 pm in Founders Pub

Colloquia Schedule Fall 2018

 for a .pdf of the Fall Colloquium Schedule

Wednesday, September 5
4:00 pm in Ness Auditorium and Hollenbeck Atrium - arrive by 4:30 for pictures
*note: colloquium credit not offered for this event

Wednesday, September 5
Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin
A documentary about the organizer of the March on Washington
7:00 pm in Shouvlin 201
A discussion will follow the film led by panelists: Dr. Julius Bailey, Philosophy; Dr. ShaDawn Battle, English; and Olivia Montgomery, of the Springfield NAACP and chair of the LGBTQIA Task Force of Ohio

Friday, September 7
Bayard Rustin & Gay Networks in the Civil Rights Movement: a presentation by Dr. Jared Leighton
11:45am in Shouvlin 105
Respondents are: Dr. John D'Emilio, author of Lost Prophet: The Life and Times of Bayard Rustin; and Walter Naegle, Bayard Rustin's partner

Thursday, September 27
Bob Davis - "Sacred Play: The Spirituality of Walden"
4:30pm in Ness Auditorium, Hollenbeck Hall

Wednesday, October 3
Hillary Jordan, author of Mudbound (Witt Series Koppenhaver Literary Lecture)
4:30 pm and 7:30pm in Bayley Auditorium, BDK Science Center

Wednesday, October 31
Literary Halloween Costume Party
(Dress and be able to speak knowledgeably as a literary character/author for colloquium credit)
4:00 in Ness Auditorium, Hollenbeck Hall

Thursday, November 1
Shuly Cawood, Class of '91: "Detours and Back-Up Plans: Life Lessons of a Writer"
1:00 pm and 2:45pm in Hollenbeck Hall 124

Thursday, November 15
The List
6:30 pm in Founders Pub

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

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