This Week In English | November 6, 2023

This Week in English

November 6, 2023

Rosalie Purvis Presents in WGS@Work Series on Thursday

The Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program is set to present the latest installment of their WGS@Work series on November 9 from 4:00 – 5:30 PM at the IMRC.

This entry is titled “Now that Separateness is Unassailable” and will feature a performance by guest artist/scholar Dr. Debaroti Chakraborty, professor of Performance and Literature at Presidency University in Kolkata, India, and Rosalie Purvis, assistant professor of theatre and English. The performance will be followed by a discussion facilitated by iPhD scholar Rori Smith.


Advanced Fiction Writing Workshop Added to Spring Schedule

English majors concentrating in Creative Writing and students pursuing the Creative Writing Minor should note that a section of ENG 407: Advanced Fiction Writing has been added to the spring schedule on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 1pm in the Hatlen Room (NV 406). The course number is 45068 and the instructor will be Greg Howard.

An advising guide for the spring semester can be consulted here


MA Students Decorate Neville Office Doors for Halloween

Second-year MA student Cora Saddler writes in with this welcome update about the Halloween Door Decorating Contest that took place on the first floor of Neville Hall in the days preceding October 31:

We wanted to provide our little hallway with a bit of Halloween spirit, so we thought door decorating would lighten everyone’s mood as the Halloween season wraps up and winter starts to settle in. 

The guidelines for choosing the winner was based on student and teacher voting. The winners have already been picked and here are the results:

1st: Room 109 Michelle, Crystal, Sarah, and Stefan!

2nd: Room 105 Amanda, Kat, Jacqueline, and Cameron 

3rd: Room 103 Sydney, Faahad, Kaytlin, Sam, and Brie

Thanks and congratulations to everyone who helped make Neville spooky this Halloween season! 


English Graduate Student Association Hosts Fall Tales & Ales on Nov 14 

Please join the English Graduate Student Association at Woodman’s Bar and Grill on Tuesday, November 14th from 8:30-11:00pm for “Fall Tales & Ales.” Enjoy good food, good beer, and great company as our English graduate students read their creative work and celebrate the projects they’ve been working on this semester. Ten percent of proceeds from the event will go to EGSA. We look forward to seeing you there!

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