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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
 

Colloquia Schedule Fall 2019

 to download .pdf of Fall 2019 Colloquium Series Schedule

Thursday, September 5
OPENING PARTY - FREE PIZZA and PICTURES*
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

 

Colloquia Schedule Spring 2020

January Events TBA

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

Additional February Events TBA

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

Friday, April 17
Senior Symposium in Hollenbeck Hall

Thursday, April 23
Creative Writing Capstone Senior Showcase
Time/Location TBA
 

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