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Monday March 10th from Noon-1pm
Over the past few years the body -- and the foreign body in particular -- has emerged as one of the primary foci within the field of English. Join Dr. David Kaplin, Dr. Heather McEntarfer, and Dr. Birger Vanwesenbeeck for a panel discussion of how approaches to foreign bodies informs their current scholarship. Refreshments will be provided.
Outlaw/ed Bodies Exhibit
Opening Reception Wednesday March 26th from 4-5pm
in Reed Library
Join us for the opening of the Outlaw/ed Bodies exhibit. We will be joined by special guest Dr. Bill Boerner, chief diversity officer. There will be refreshments and live cello music! The exhibit will remain on display for the remainder of the semester.
April 4th, Craft Talk at 4pm followed by Reading at 7pm
202 McEwen Hall
In Thailand It Is Night and Talk Thai: the Adventures of a Buddhist Boy, http://www.amazon.com/Ira-Sukrungruang/e/B00393GEBO Ira Sukrungruang's essays, stories and poems have appeared in such magazines as North American Review, The Sun, and Creative Nonfiction. He is associate professor in the MFA program at University of South Florida.
The Day of Poetry and Prose
April 10th, 12:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Williams Center S204
The 6th annual Albert A. Dunn Day of Poetry and Prose will be held on Thursday, April 10, 2014 from 12-5 in room S204 of the Williams Center. This event celebrates the great literature taught by Dr. Dunn as well as your favorite poems or prose pieces. It is held during National Poetry month and promotes the art of reading aloud. There is no charge to attend and everyone is encouraged to come and listen. Due to its length it is a come and go as you need to event. Reading fees are required prior to the event and raise funds for the Albert A. Dunn Scholarship and Book Grant(s). Participation forms for readers will be available in February in the English Dept.
For more information as well as a copy of the speakers application please download the application.
Big Read Library Discussion
Thursday April 24th 6:30pm
Patterson Library, Westfield, NY
“‘Just How the Fingers Hurried’: Emily Dickinson and Poetry Making”
One way to gain access to a seemingly impenetrable writer’s work is to ask how she went about making that work. Where did she sit, did she use a pencil or a pen, what kind of paper did she write on? Did she draft and draft until she got it just so, or did the works we know today come out fully formed? What had she read in the newspaper that morning, or dreamt the previous evening? Who was having an argument within earshot? While these might seem like biographical and historical questions of little importance, investigating them can often get us reading poetry from the inside out: not as nuts to crack, but as the creations of real people in real time. In this talk/discussion, I will explore how reading Emily Dickinson’s poems with such questions (if not, always, answers) in mind gives us new access to her work. See the full Big Read event calendar for more details about events planned throughout the local community.