Tuesday, November 16, 2010 — 7:00 PM EST

15 Seconds of Frame

Terminal Zones in the Digital Era + Nightmare Trails at Knife point

In a mixture of lecture and performance, Rombes will explore modes and sites of resistance to the tyrannical speed of our digital age. Drawing on diverse sources, such as fiction, art, theory, film, music, and blood Rombes will map some of the terminal zones of this era.

Thursday, November 4, 2010 — 11:45 AM EDT

Make your voice heard!

Every seven years, the quality of each of uWaterloo's undergraduate degrees is assessed. This year is English's turn.

All undergraduate English major students are invited to come for a free pizza lunch to meet the three professors who are assessing the quality of uWaterloo's English degree.

Thursday, October 28, 2010 — 7:00 PM EDT

Professor Morrison will be giving a lecture entitled `It's called 'social media' because it's all about people: digital culture and arts education` where she will focus on privacy in the digital age. Taking place at the Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery, 25 Caroline Street North, Waterloo, admission is free for all guests.

Thursday, October 28, 2010 — 5:00 PM EDT
Tuesday, October 12, 2010 — 4:30 PM EDT

Visiting Speaker Mary Louise Pratt on 'Globalization' and the Ecology of Language (Towards a Geolinguistic Imagination)

Language has not been a category of analysis in the study of globalization. Yet language and linguistic difference shape global processes at every turn, and capitalist expansion is rapidly transforming global languagescape. What are the linguistic dimensions of globalization? How is language an actor in global scenarios? This lecture reflects on the redistribution of linguistic competencies, the creation of "world' scenarios, and the rise of polylingual poetics and practices.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010 — 4:30 PM EDT

On "Writing the History of American Women Writers"

Dr. Showalter is an American literary scholar and feminist who taught at Princeton until her retirement in 2003. She pioneered the school of feminist literary criticism known as gynocriticism, which asserts the primacy of women’s experience to an understanding of women’s literature. She spent the last four decades asserting and exploring the intellectual and imaginative legacies of women’s writing in books such as A Literature of Their Own (expanded ed. 1999) and Inventing Herself: Claiming a Feminist Intellectual Heritage (2001).

Friday, September 17, 2010 — 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM EDT

Official Kickoff of the Department’s 50th Anniversary Celebrations

You are invited to attend the official kickoff of the Department’s 50th Anniversary celebrations.

The event will begin with a welcome from the Department, followed by a barbecue and later a poetry reading by uWaterloo English alumnus George Elliott Clarke. Come visit your old stomping grounds, chat with current and retired professors, and catch up with other English grads.

Thursday, September 16, 2010 — 4:30 PM EDT

Guest speaker and 2010 Arts in Academics Award winner Dr. Gordon Campbell

Guest speaker and 2010 Arts in Academics Award winner Dr. Gordon Campbell will present a talk entitled "How the Bible Became Literature".

uWaterloo alumnus Dr. Gordon Campbell (BA '67), a Renaissance and Milton scholar, is a Professor in the School of English at the University of Leicester in the United Kingdom.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010 — 4:00 PM EDT

uWaterloo alumnus Dr. Gordon Campbell (BA '67), a Renaissance and Milton scholar, is a Professor in the School of English at the University of Leicester in the United Kingdom.

Dr. Gordon Campbell will hold a MASTER CLASS for graduate students: “How to get published”.

Thursday, June 17, 2010 — 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM EDT

The Department of English Language and Literature would like to extend most sincere congratulations to the English Grads of 2010!

Please bring your family and friends to join us for light refreshments

Thursday, June 17, 2010 (all day) to Friday, June 18, 2010 (all day)

SAGE Colloquium 2010 presents:

There's a Time and a Place for That.

Exploring contexts of language and literature, bodies and selves.
Monday, June 7, 2010 (all day) to Friday, June 11, 2010 (all day)
Thursday, May 13, 2010 — 4:00 PM EDT

Visiting Speaker, Dr. Terry Eagleton, on "The Nature of Evil"

Thursday, March 25, 2010 — 4:00 PM EDT

The Department of English Language and Literature is pleased to present our last talk of the year:

David Bromwich, “Edmund Burke and India”

Thursday, March 18, 2010 — 4:30 PM EDT

The Department of English Language and Literature is pleased to present the fifth and last speaker in our series, "Emotion and Text":

Lauren Berlant, “After the Good Life, the Impasse: Time Out, Human Resources and the Neoliberal Present.”

Thursday, February 25, 2010 — 4:00 PM EST

The Department of English Language and Literature and the Medieval Studies Program at St. Jerome's University are pleased to present the third speaker in our speaker series, "Emotion and Text":

Sarah McNamer "Medieval Literature and the History of Emotion"

Friday, February 12, 2010 — 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM EST

Please join us for a talk by Charles Hatfield

Speaking on Pioneering Comics Genius Jack Kirby

We look forward to seeing you there!

Friday, February 12, 2010 — 2:30 PM EST

Please join us for a talk by Charles Hatfield

Speaking on Pioneering Comics Genius Jack Kirby

We look forward to seeing you there!

Friday, February 5, 2010 — 7:00 PM EST

The Reading Series at St. Jerome's presents... Austin Clarke

Austin Clarke was born in Barbados and studied at Trinity College at U of T. He was an interviewer for CBC radio and freelance newspaper writer for The Globe and Mail before becoming a full-time fiction writer. He was invested with the Order of Canada in 1998.

The reading is FREE and ALL are WELCOME!

Thursday, February 4, 2010 — 3:00 PM EST

Please join us for a book launch

Featuring: Kenneth Graham and co-editor Philip Collington, Victoria Lamont and co-editor Christine Bold, John North, Marcel O'Gorman and co-editor Jeff Rice, Winfried Siemerling and co-editor Sarah Casteel, Kinda Warley and co-editors Marlene Kadar and Jeanne Perreault.

Thursday, January 28, 2010 (all day) to Thursday, April 29, 2010 (all day)

Please join us for movies at the Crimelab

uWaterloo Department of English, CAFKA, and the Critical Media Lab present the Winter 2010 Film Series: "Fear of Media"

Thursday, January 21, 2010 — 4:15 PM EST

Please join us for a talk by Darren Wershler

"Imaginary Solutions: A Century of the Gizmo"

We look forward to seeing you there!

Thursday, January 21, 2010 — 4:15 PM EST

Please join us for a talk by Darren Wershler

"Imaginary Solutions: A Century of the Gizmo"

We look forward to seeing you there!

Friday, January 15, 2010 — 10:30 AM EST

“Colonial America’s First Vaccination: Cotton Mather’s Smallpox Project.”

Thursday, January 14, 2010 — 4:00 PM EST

The Department of English Language and Literature is pleased to present:

Daniel Gross, “Defending the Humanities through Charles Darwin’s The Expression of Emotion in Man and Animals (1872).”

Daniel M. Gross is Associate Professor of English at the University of California, Irvine. He is the author of The Secret History of Emotion: From Aristotle’s Rhetoric to Modern Brain Science (2006) and coeditor of Heidegger and Rhetoric (2005).

For more information, please contact Rebecca Tierney-Hynes .

Please join us!

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