Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Spring 2014 Events

Happy New Year! We hope you join us for these upcoming events. More information will be added, so watch this space, subscribe to our email list by emailing Haylie Swenson, and like us on Facebook

Friday, Jan 31st 
“Asia in the Making of the New World”
2:30 – 4:30 pm Rome Hall #771

Professor Chi-ming Yang, Dept. of English, University of Pennsylvania


More information here

Thursday, February 20th
"#Altac / #Postac: Rethinking the PhD Job Search in the Humanities"
Rome Hall 771  4-6 pm
A roundtable discussion with:
Alyssa Harad, PhD in English & Author
Meredith Hindley, PhD in History & Writer/Editor/Historian at Humanities, the magazine of the National Endowment for the Humanities
Miriam Posner, PhD in American Studies/Film Studies and Coordinator and Core Faculty of the Digital Humanities Program at UCLA
Evan Rhodes, PhD in English and Executive Adviser, Corporate Executive Board
Sarah Werner, PhD in English and Digital Media Strategist at the Folger Shakespeare Library

Free and Open to the Public
Sponsored by the GWU department of English, the Medieval and Early Modern Studies Institute, the Digital Humanities Institute, and the Office of the Graduate Dean of Columbia College



Friday, February 21st
"Perfumed Letters"
Friday, 2/21/14 * Marvin Center 301 * 11am -1pm
A roundtable discussion on perfume & literature with:  
Emily Friedman, Assistant Professor of 18th Century English literature (Auburn)
Cheryl Kruger, Associate Professor of 19th Century French literature (UVa)
Alyssa Harad, author
Jane Shore, Professor of English & Poet
Free & Open to the Public

Sponsored by the Wang Endowed Fund in English Literature and Literary Studies *The French Program in Language & Literature & the Department of Romance, Germanic, and Slavic Languages & Literatures * the Program in American Studies at George Washington University


Saturday, February 22nd
A Reading with Alyssa Harad
Saturday, 2/22/14 12:30-2pm
Free & Open to the Public
The National Museum of Women in the Arts
5th floor Performance Hall
National Museum of Women in the Arts
1250 New York Ave NW, Washington, DC 20005
http://www.nmwa.org/events/literary-event-alyssa-harad

Sponsored by the Wang Endowed Fund in English Literature and Literary Studies and the Department of English at George Washington University.


Thursday, March 6th
Crush with Will Stockton and D. Gilson
A reading from their new book of poetry from punctum books, followed by a book signing
Free and open to the public
Honors Townhouse * 7:30pm
714 21st Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20052

Sponsored by GW MEMSI and the GW Creative Writing Department


Friday March 28
Julian Yates (University of Delaware) "Invisible Ink; or, The Allure of Orange"
A lecture with Q&A
Rome Hall 771  3-5 PM
801 22nd St NW 
Washington, DC 20052


AND stay tuned for more information on these events:
  • April 8: Derrick Higgenbotham (University of Cape Town), "On Wasting Wealth: Conceptions of Consumption on Early Modern Stages"
  • April 29: "From History to Science in the Early Modern World," a symposium.

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