Angela Bourke: Women’s Voices in Irish Writing

Angela Bourke, described by Jim Fairhall as “a notable feminist creative writer and critic [who] sails in the upper levels of the literary firmament in Ireland and the U.K.”, visits next week to discuss women’s voices in Irish literature. See the flyer above for more information.  

Next Monday: Reading Chicago Reading

The literary studies speaker series continues next week with a presentation by John Shanahan and Robin Burke. They will be presenting on their current project “Reading Chicago Reading,” a data-driven study of how, what, and who reads in the Chicago metropolitan area. See the flyer above for more details, or find out more online.

Literary Speakers Series: Kathleen Rooney and Eric Plattner

The Literary Speakers Series kicks of this Fall Quarter with a presentation by Kathleen Rooney and Eric Plattner discussing their new publication Rene Magritte: Selected Writings. The event takes place on Wednesday, November 2 at 4 PM in Arts and Letter Room 413.

Literary Studies Speaker Series: Lisa Lowe

Dr. Lisa Lowe, Professor of English and American Studies at Tufts University will be the speaking on campus Wednesday, May 18th in the John T. Richardson library Room 115. Lowe is the author of multiple books including her latest The Intimacies of Four Continents (2015), a study of settler colonialism, transatlantic African slavery and the […]

Kieth Mikos on Emily Dickinson and Textual Materialism: Literary Studies Speaker Series

Professor Kieth Mikos will continue the Literary Studies Speaker Series this quarter with his presentation, “Dots and Dashes – Scraps and Stains: Moving Beyond Dickinson’s Manuscripts.” The event takes place on Thursday, February 25 from 4:30-6:00 pm in Arts and Letters Room 413. Mikos earned his Ph.D. in English from the University of Minnesota. His research and teaching interests include nineteenth- […]

Carolyn Goffman Continues the Literary Studies Speakers Series

Carolyn Goffman will be the first winter presenter for the Literary Studies Speakers Series. On Wednesday, January 27 from 4:30-6:00 pm in Arts and Letter Room 108, Professor Goffman will present “Re-Purposing the American Mission: The Istanbul (Not Constantinople) Women’s College.”  Professor Goffman specializes in postcolonial literature and theory, with a particular interest in womens education in the Middle […]

Winter Intercession Updates

Ex Libris would like to announce it will be on a short hiatus for Winter Intercession. Over the next few weeks of December, the site will be working on some small updates and will not be making any new posts. Ex Libris will still be fully operational and providing access to previous posts, class lists, and […]

Literary Studies Speakers Series Event: Jonathan Gross

Professor Jonathan Gross continues the English Department’s Literary Studies Speakers Series. On Tuesday, October 13 between 4:15 and 5:45 in Arts and Letters Hall 310 Professor Gross will present “‘Imputed Madness’ in Byron’s ‘The lament of Tasso.’” There will be FREE PIZZA! Professor Gross teaches courses in English romanticism, 19th Century Literature and world Literature. His interests lie in transatlantic literature, […]

Paula McQuade: Literary Studies Speakers Event

Professor Paula McQuade kicks off the Department of English Literary Studies Speaker Series! On Friday, September 18 from 11:00 to 12:30 in Arts & Letters Hall room 313, Professor McQuade will present “‘As Say Historians’: Prophecy, Orality, and Community in Mary Cary’s The Resurrection of the Witnesses (1653),” material from her recently completed book, Women and Catechisms in […]