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Mary Louise White Lecture/Symposium

English Department
277 Fenton Hall
State University of
New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
Ph: (716) 673-3125
Fax: (716) 673-4661

2011 Mary Louise White Symposium

Elizabeth Dodd
The Sixth Annual Mary Louise White Symposium
April 20th and 21st, 2011

Wednesday, April 20--An Introduction to Elizabeth Dodd: Exploring the Mind's Eye
7:30-9pm, S-104 Williams Center

Thursday, April 21--Reception 4pm, Talk 5pm
Horizon Room, Williams Center

Special Thanks to the Mary Louise White Fund and the English Department

2010 Mary Louise White Symposium

Sophocles' Electra.
The Fifth Annual Mary Louise White Symposium
February 17 and 23, 2010

In coordination with the SUNY Fredonia Walter Gloor Mainstage Production of Sophocles' Electra, the Department of English is sponsoring two events for campus discussion of this classic Greek tragedy.

Keynote Talk:Carolyn Higbie, Professor of Classics, SUNY Buffalo
Wednesday, February 17, 4:30 p.m., Horizon Room in the Williams Center

Roundtable Discussion: Dr. James Ivey, Professor of Theatre and Dance, SUNY Fredonia, Dr. Ted Steinberg, Professor of English, SUNY Fredonia, and Student Director Jordan Rizzieri
Tuesday, February 23rd, 4:30 p.m., Fenton 105

2009 Mary Louise White Symposium

Remapping World Literature
The Fourth Annual Mary Louise White Symposium
May 7-9, 2009

Wai Chee Dimock of Yale University is the keynote speaker for the English Department’s fourth annual Mary Louise White Symposium, “Remapping World Literature.”  Professor Dimock will put her work on deep time, remapping genre, transnational citizenship, and American literary globalism in the context of histories of and debates over world literature in a talk entitled “High to Low:  World Migration of Genres.”   She will also participate in a roundtable discussion on implications of her work for pedagogy, curriculum, professional development, and strategic planning in English at SUNY Fredonia.  Both these events are free and open to the public.

“High to Low:  World Migration of Genres,” Wai Chee Dimock,  William Lampson Professor of English and American Studies, Yale University

Keynote, Wednesday, May 6, 3:00 – 4:30 pm, Fenton 105

 “Remapping World Literature,” includes Wai Chee Dimock, Shannon McRae, Bruce Simon, and Birger Vanwesenbeeck

Roundtable, Thursday, May 7, 2:00 – 4:00 pm, Rosch Recital Hall

2008 Mary Louise White Symposium

Teaching Global Literature: A Faculty Retreat
The Third Annual Mary Louise White Symposium
April 5, 2008

Department of English faculty convened at the SUNY Fredonia College Lodge for a faculty development initiative focused on strengthening instruction in our world literature core classes:  Epic and Romance, Drama and Film, Novels and Tales, and World Poetry.

2007 Mary Louise White Symposium

Emerging Literacies:
The 2nd Annual Mary Louise White Symposium
March 8-9, 2007
SUNY Fredonia

Thursday, March 8: All events are in McEwen, G-26
3:30-4:30 pm   Reception and Launch of the English honor society, Sigma Tau Delta

4:30-5:15 pm   Multimodal Literacies: Teaching and Learning English in the Digital Age

 Dr. Suzanne Miller, Associate Professor of English Education,  

 Graduate School of Education at the University at Buffalo


Friday, March 9: All events are in Café G
10-11 am         The Role of Multiple Literacies in Learning and Writing

Dr. Patricia Dunn, Associate Professor of English and English, Education, SUNY Stony Brook

12:30-1:30 pm  The Information Literacy Equation: Millennials, Research, and Critical Thinking

Stewart Brower, Coordinator of Information Management Education,University at Buffalo Health Sciences Library; library liaison, UB Schoolof Pharmacy


2006 Mary Louise White Symposium

Being Human: Taking the Humanities Beyond the Classroom
The First Annual Mary Louise White Symposium

The State University of New York at Fredonia
Thursday, March 16, 3:30 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Friday, March 17, 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

All events are free and open to the public,
and classes are welcome to attend.

This year’s Mary Louise White Symposium, entitled "Being Human: Taking the Humanities beyond the Classroom," concerns the vision for the humanities today. The symposium will include multi-disciplinary keynotes by nationally renowned off- and on-campus scholars and involve community leaders, faculty across campus and graduate and undergraduate students.

The symposium will address the current situation of the humanities in general while focusing on:

  • community outreach programs,
  • student practice, and
  • the arts and humanities in our geographical region.

Sponsored by the...
Department of English
College of Education

Special thanks to the Mary Louise White Fund, College of Education, and the Fredonia College Foundation's Carnahan-Jackson Humanities Fund for additional financial support.

Questions? E-mail:
MLW Symposium, Department of English

SUNY Fredonia - 277 Fenton Hall - Fredonia, NY 14063
Phone: (716) 673-3125 | Fax: (716) 673-4661

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