Paul B Courtright, “The Death of an Immortal Goddess”: February 26, 2019

The goddess Sati, wife of Shiva, is remembered for self immolation in her father’s fire sacrifice, protesting his rejection of her husband’s share in its benefits. Since the advent of British colonial rule sati has served as the term for a Hindu wife who is immolated on the cremation fire of her deceased husband. After...

Open Mic: December 6, 2018

Come celebrate the end of another great semester! Read your work, hear what other creative writers are working on, and hang out with your professors and peers! We’ll have delicious light snacks, desserts, and a cash bar (bring your ID).   For more information on this event, contact Professor Burke at [email protected]

Work In Progress: December 6, 2018

Come join us for an English faculty discussion on Prof. Elizabeth Sagaser and Prof. Jackie Ardam’s works in progress! You won’t want to miss our conversation with Elizabeth on her “Partners in Time: Shakespeare, Dickinson & the Lyric Present” or Jackie’s “The ABCs of Racism”.

Chen Chen, Reading & Craft Talk: November 7 & 8, 2018

Chen Chen is the author of When I grow Up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities. He is the 2018-2020 Jacob Ziskind Poet-in-Residence at Brandeis University. His work appears in Poetry, Tin House, The New York Times Magazine, The Best American Poetry, The Best American Nonrequired Reading, and more. He lives with his partner and their...

Laura Brown, Visiting Scholar Program – November 8, 2018

What do companion animals and money have to do with each other? Why were lapdogs and coins special objects in eighteenth-century narratives? What do dogs and coins tell us about love, about human affect, and even about what counts as human? Do coins ‘count’ as human? Do pet dogs?   Laura Brown is the John...

Visiting Writer’s Series, Prajwal Parajuly: October 10, 2018

Prajwal Parajuly is the son of an Indian father and a Nepalese mother. He is the author of The Gurkha’s Daughter, a bestselling collection of short stories, and Land Where I Flee, his first novel and an Independent (London) book of the year. Prajwal is a writer-in-residence at Truman State University and heads the writer-in-rsidence program at...

Two Cent Talks: Poetry & Fiction Reading with Kate Christensen & Julia Bouwsma

Julia Bouwsma lives off-the-grid in the mountains of western Maine, where she is a poet, farmer, freelance editor, critic, and small-town librarian. She is the author of two poetry collections: Midden (Fordham University Press, 2018) and Work by Bloodlight (Cider Press Review, 2017). She is the recipient of the 2018 Maine Literary Award; the 2016-17...

Kathryn Miles: September 25, 2018

Kathryn Miles is an award-winning journalist and science writer and the author of four books. Her essays and articles have appeared in Best American Essays, The Boston Globe, Down East, Ecotone, History, The New York Times, Outside, Pacific Standard, Popular Mechanics, and Time. She currently serves as writer-in-residence at Green Mountain College and as a scholar-in-residence...

Hooked: Art and Attachment, April 5, 2018

Rita Felski is William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of English at the University of Virginia and Niels Bohr Professor at the University of Southern Denmark. She has written widely on literary theory and aesthetics, feminist theory, modernity and postmodernity, and cultural studies. Her most recent books are Uses of Literature (2008), Comparison: Theories, Approaches, Uses...