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Fall 2013

Friday, August 30th
“What Are You Reading?” Roundtable
Featuring Cara Byrne, Thom Dawkins, Gregory Weiss, Sarah Gridley, Megan Jewell, Gary Stonum. Moderator: Michael Clune. Guilford Parlor. 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Friday, September 6th
“Charles Bukowski: The Accidental German.” A lecture by William Marling. Guilford Parlor. 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Friday, September 13th
“Prophesying and ‘uncontrolled freedome’: Edmund Spenser, Archbishop Grindal, and the Episode of the Egalitarian Giant,” a lecture by Denna Iammarino. Guilford Parlor. 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Friday, September 20th
“Antebellum American Literature in the Shadow of the Gallows.” A lecture by Paul C. Jones (Ohio University). Clark 206. 2:00 to 3:30 p.m.

Friday, September 27th
“Regional Poets on Poetry”: Frank Giampietro (Cleveland State University), Joy Katz (Chatham University–Pittsburgh), David Young (Oberlin College). Clark 206. 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Friday, October 4th
“Crazy Sexy Disability,” a lecture by Amanda Booher (University of Akron). Guilford Parlor. 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Friday, October 11th
Authorship and Exhibition Key Article Forum. Moderated by Martha Woodmansee. Guilford Parlor. 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Friday, October 18th
“The Historical and the Metaphysical in George Oppen’s ‘Route,'” a lecture by Bob Baker (University of Montana). Clark 206. 2:00 to 3:30 p.m.

Friday, October 25th
“The Accidental Autist: Neurosensory Disorder in The Secret Agent,” a lecture by Joseph Valente (University of Buffalo). Clark 206. 2:00 to 3:30 p.m.

Friday, November 1st
“Carl Dreyer’s Corpse: Horror Film Atmosphere and Narrative,” a lecture by Robert Spadoni. Guilford Parlor. 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Friday, November 8th
“‘They Speake in their Silence’: Implicit Faith and the Religion of the Creatures,” a lecture by Joanie Picciotto (University of California–Berkeley). Clark 206. 2:00 to 3:30 p.m.

Friday, November 15th.
“Old Unreliable: Character Narration, the Curse of Knowledge, and Elements of Surprise,” a lecture by Vera Tobin. Guilford Parlor. 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Friday, November 22
Job Market Talks. “Mediation and the Go Red Heart Disease Narrative,” a lecture by Mary Assad and “’There’s no plot, no sequence, no moral’: Boredom and Violence in the Pulp Modernism of Post Oaks and Lost Plains,” a lecture by Jason Carney. Guilford Parlor. 2:00 p.m.

Friday, December 6th
MacIntyre Event. “‘Rituals of the Ordinary’: Marilynne Robinson’s Aesthetics of Belief and Finitude,” a lecture by Ray Horton. Clark 206. 4:00 to 6:00.

Spring 2014

Friday, January 17th
“What Are You Reading?”
Roundtable Participants: Jim Sheeler, Marie Lathers, Paul Jaussen, Kristin Kondrlik, Michael Parker, and Chris Strathman. Coordinator: Megan Swihart Jewell. Guilford Parlor. 3:00 p.m.

Friday, January 24th
“Performatively Speaking: Speech and Action in Antebellum American Literature,” a lecture by Debra Rosenthal (John Carroll University). Guilford Parlor. 3:00 p.m.
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Friday, January 31st
“A Queer Way of Looking at Henry James: Charles Demuth’s Illustrations to ‘The Turn of the Screw,’” a lecture by Henry Adams. Guilford Parlor. 3:00 p.m.

Friday, February 7th
“Slipping from Secret History to Novel,” a lecture by Rachel Carnell (Cleveland State University). Guilford Parlor. 3:00 p.m.

Friday, February 14th
“Toward a Time Ecology,” a lecture by Jesse Matz (Kenyon College). Guilford Parlor. 3:00 p.m.

Friday, February 21st
A Poetry Reading with Jennifer Moxley (University of Maine). Guilford Parlor. 3:00 p.m.

Friday, February 28th
“In the Beginning… There Was the Electron: Psychedelic Formalism and the Birth of Video Art at The National Center for Experiments in Television”, a lecture by Kris Paulsen (The Ohio State University). Guilford Parlor. 3:00 p.m.

Friday, March 7th
“Decorous Whitman,” a lecture by Theo Davis (Northeastern University). Guilford Parlor. 3:00 p.m.

Friday, March 28th
“Dr. Johnson at Prayer,” a lecture by Katherine Kickel (Miami University of Ohio). Guilford Parlor. 3:00 p.m.

Friday, April 11th
Dickinson, the Ballad, and Nineteenth-century American Experiments in Verse Form,” a lecture by Cristanne Miller (University of Buffalo-SUNY). Guilford Parlor. 3:00 p.m.

Wednesday, April 16th
“Stories from the ‘Kingdom of the Sick’,” a lecture by Ann Jurecic (Rutgers University—New Brunswick). 1914 Lounge, Thwing Center. 4:00 p.m.

Friday, April 18th
“Double Voicing and Personhood in Collaborative Life Writing about Autism: The Transformative Narrative of Carly’s Voice,” a lecture by Monica Orlando. Clark 206. 3:00 p.m.

Fall 2014

Friday, August 29th
“What are You Reading?” A roundtable discussion with Kristina Collins, Kate Dunning, Andrew Field, Ben Fletcher, T. Kenny Fountain, and Dave Lucas. Moderator: Michael Clune. Guilford Parlor. 3:00 p.m.

Friday, September 5th
“Musical Stereotyping American Jewry in Early 20th Century Mass Media,” a lecture by Daniel Goldmark. Guilford Parlor. 3:00 p.m.

Friday, September 12th
“The Emergence of African Literature and the Cold War,” a lecture by Peter Kalliney (University of Kentucky). Guilford Parlor. 3:00 p.m.

Friday, September 19th
“’It’s not perversion. It’s variety’: Desire and Perversion in Ernest Hemingway’s The Garden of Eden,” a lecture by Joseph Cheatle. Guilford Parlor. 3:00 p.m.

Friday, September 26th
Key Article Colloquium: Chapters 1 and 2 from Publics and Counterpublics. Moderator: William Marling. Guilford Parlor. 3:00 p.m.

Friday, October 3rd
Alissa Nutting Reading (fiction) (John Carroll University). Clark 206. 3:00 p.m.

Friday, October 10th
“Martyr or Mimic? Dying like a Saint in Richard II,” a lecture by Maggie Vinter. Guilford Parlor. 3:00 p.m.

Friday, October 17th
“Fictions and Petitions: Gender and Genre in Mid-Nineteenth-Century U.S. Women’s Writings,” a lecture by Amy Dunham Strand (Aquinas College). Clark 206. 3:00 p.m.

Friday, October 24th
“Wordsworth in Bed,” a lecture by Adela Pinch (University of Michigan). Clark 206. 3:00 p.m.

Friday, October 31st
Faculty Roundtable Discussion: “What is Central to English?” Michael Clune, T. Kenny Fountain, Sarah Gridley. Guilford Parlor. 3:00 p.m.

Friday, November 7th
Toi Derracotte Reading (poetry) (University of Pittsburgh). Clark 206. 3:00 p.m.

Thursday, November 13th
Aaron Kunin Reading (poetry) (Pomona College). Clark 206. 4:30 p.m.

Friday, November 14th
“The Wish to Be an Object,” a lecture by Aaron Kunin (Pomona College). Clark 206. 3:00 p.m.

Friday, November 21st
Job Market Talks. Guilford Parlor. 3:00 p.m.

Friday, December 5th
“‘the sentient plume’: Avian Minds and the Pathetic Fallacy in Arnold, Darwin, and Ruskin,” a lecture by Eric Earnhardt. MacIntyre Event. Clark 206. 4:00 p.m.

Spring 2015

Friday, January 16th
“What Are You Reading?” A roundtable discussion with Martha Woodmansee, Erika Olbricht, Eric Earnhardt, Michelle Lyons-McFarland, Brian McLaughlin, and Sydney Pierce. Guilford Parlor. 3:00 p.m.

Friday, January 23rd
Key Article Forum. Reading excerpts from Sarah Ahmed’s The Cultural Politics of Emotions. Moderator: John Higgins. Guilford Parlor. 3:00 p.m.

Friday, January 30th
No colloquium.

Friday, February 6th
“Particles and Poetics,” a lecture by Wendy Hyman (Oberlin College). Guilford Parlor. 3:00 p.m.

Friday, February 13th
A book talk and reading with Thrity Umrigar. Guilford Parlor. 3:00 p.m.

Friday, February 20th
Medieval and Early Modern Roundtable: “Fame, Memory, and Memorialization.” Participants: Drs. Denna Iammarino, Gabrielle Parker, and Magdalena Vinter. Guilford Parlor. 3:00 p.m.

Friday, February 27th
“The Ink Stained Wretch in the Academy: Reconsidering Service and/as Scholarship,” a lecture by Chalet Seidel (Westfield State University). Guilford Parlor. 3:00 p.m.

Friday, March 6th
“On Not Reading David Foster Wallace,” a lecture by Amy Hungerford (Yale University). Clark 206. 3:00 p.m.

Friday, March 20th
 “Think Within the Actual,” a lecture by Chris Haufe. (Philosophy Department). Guilford Parlor. 3:00 p.m.

Friday, March 27th
“Why Value in Art is not a Question of Morality or Politics,” a lecture by Charles Altieri (University of California—Berkeley). Senior Classroom, Tinkham Veale University Center. 3:00 p.m.

Friday, April 3rd
An Ecopoetics Event with Brian Teare (Temple University). Clark 206. 3:00 p.m.

Friday, April 10th
“Form, Subject, and Genre: Toward a History of Copyright for Newspaper and Magazine Writings,” a lecture by Will Slauter. (Sadar Lecture.) Moot Court (A 59) CWRU Law School. 3:00 p.m.

Monday, April 13th
“From Black Misery to Happy to be Nappy: Transformative Race & Body Politics in African American Picture Books,” a Dissertation Seminar Lecture by Cara Byrne. Clark 206. Refreshments 3:30. Lecture 4:00 p.m.

Friday, April 17th
Catherine Forsa: “A Formal – Thermal – Feeling Comes: Temperature and Feeling in Emily Dickinson’s Poetry” and Kristin Kondrlik: “‘Fellow feeling’ and Fractured Femininity: Shaping Women Physicians’ Professional Identity in Late Victorian and Edwardian Women’s Medical Magazines.” Adrian-Salomon Lectures. Clark 206. 4:00 p.m.

Fall 2015

Friday, August 28
“What Are You Reading?” A roundtable discussion with Joyce Kessler (Cleveland Institute of Art), Jim Sheeler, Brie Parkin, Marcus Mitchell, Megan Weber, and Dale Kiefer. Guilford Parlor. 3:00 p.m.

Friday, September 4
“The Contingent Labor Crisis in Academia,” a panel discussion with Maria Maisto, Robin Sowards, Julie Gergits, and Yvonne Bruce. Clark 309. 3:00 p.m.

Friday, September 11
“9/11 Chronomania: Terror and the Temporal Imagination,” a Lecture by Justin Neuman (Yale). Clark 206. 3:00 p.m.

Friday, September 18
“Design and the Humanities: The Paleoteric and the Neoteric in Liberal Education,” a Lecture by Richard Buchanan (Weatherhead School). Guilford Parlor. 3:00 p.m.

Friday, September 25
A Reading from Gamelife: a Memoir by Michael W. Clune. Guilford Parlor. 3:00 p.m.

Friday, October 2
“Yes, You May Touch the Art: Haptic Technologies and Rhetorical Experience in the Digitally Interactive Museum,” a Lecture by Jessica Slentz. Bellflower 102. 3:00 p.m.

Friday, October 9
Poetry Reading by Terrance Hayes (University of Pittsburgh). Clark 309. 3:00 p.m.

Friday, October 16
“Seeing and Feeling Race: Some Problems in Recent Discourse,” a Lecture by Kenneth Warren (University of Chicago). Clark 309. 3:00 p.m.

Friday, October 30
“What Was Historicism?” a Lecture by Steven Justice (University of California—Berkeley). Clark 206. 3:00 p.m.

Friday, November 6
“The ‘Fresh Complications’ of Muscular Women in Victorian Sensation Fiction,” A Lecture by Marcus Mitchell. Guilford Parlor. 3:00 p.m

Friday, November 20
A Reading by Dan Beachy-Quick (Colorado State University). Clark 206. 3:00 p.m.

Spring 2016

Friday, January 22nd
“Cinema, Cinema Studies and the Idea of the New,” a lecture by Grace An and William Patrick Day (Oberlin College). Clark 206. 3:00 p.m.

Friday, February 5th
“What is Rhetoric?” a Round-table Discussion with participants: Kristin Kondrlik, Jessica Slentz, Scott Weedon, and T. Kenny Fountain. Guilford Parlor. 3:00 p.m.

Friday, February 19th
“No Ill Physicians: Jean Fernel’s Physologia and George Herbert’s Curative Poetics,” a lecture by Thom Dawkins. Zverina Room at Dittrick Museum. 3:00 p.m.

Friday, February 26th
Living Forms Round-table with participants: Jeremy Bendik-Keymer, Eric Chilton, Josh Hoeynck, Denna Iammarino, and Tom Tierney (Wooster). Guilford Parlor. 3:00 p.m.

Friday, March 4th
“Transfer in the Writing Classroom: Research Where You Are,” a lecture by Danielle Nielsen. Bellflower 102. 3:00 p.m.

Friday, March 18th
A Poetry Reading by Dave Lucas. Guilford Parlor. 3:00 p.m.

Friday, March 25th
“”Oyster Metaphysics: Melville and the Ethics of Matter,” a lecture by Branka Arsic. Clark 206. 3:00 p.m.

Friday, April 1st
“Mirror and Muse: Julia Margaret Cameron’s Portraits of Julia Jackson,” a lecture by Andrea Rager. Bellflower 102. 3:00 p.m.

Friday, April 8th
“Ecopoetics—a talk, with some poems,” a presentation by Brenda Hillman. Clark 206. 3:00 p.m.

Monday, April 11th
“Sexual Discretion: Black Masculinity and the Politics of Passing,” a Lecture by Jeffrey Q. McCune, Jr. Clark 309. 4:30 p.m.

Friday, April 15th
“Current Trends in Book History,” a Lecture by Greg Barnhisel. KSL Dampeer Room. 10:00 a.m.

Friday, April 15th
“Norman Holmes Pearson: Rewriting America for a Cold War World,” a lecture by Greg Barnhisel. Bellflower 102. 3:00 p.m.

Friday, April 22nd
Tao Lin Reading. Clark 309. 3:00 p.m.

Friday, April 29th
Adrian-Salomon Event: Lectures by Cara Byrne and Eric Earnhardt: Byrne: “From The Snowy Day to Goggles!: The Racial Legacy of Ezra Jack Keats’ Picture Books.”
Earnhardt: “The Modern Lyric Refinery: From John Ruskin’s Iron to T. S. Eliot’s Platinum.” Bellflower 102. 3:00 p.m.

Fall 2016

Friday, September 2nd
“Why Do Works Last?” a panel discussion with participants Christopher Flint, Maggie Vinter, Martha Woodmansee. Clark 206. 3:00 to 4:15 p.m.

Friday, September 9th
“Is Blasphemy the Language of Modernism?” a lecture by Steve Pinkerton. Clark 206. 3:00 to 4:15 p.m.

Friday, September 16th
A Poetry Reading by Rowan Ricardo Phillips. Cleveland Museum of Natural History Planetarium. 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Friday, September 23rd
Translation Panel with participants Joanna Trzeciak Huss and Cristian Gomez Olivares. Guilford Parlor. 3:00 to 4:15 p.m.

Friday, September 30th
“Free Speech and the Liberal Arts,” a panel discussion with participants Marilyn Mobley, Kim Emmons, and Michael W. Clune. Guilford Parlor. 3:00 to 4:15 p.m.

Friday, October 7th
“Beyond Academic Writing,” a panel discussion with participants Brad Ricca, Megan Jewell, Michelle Lyons, and recent alum Julia Bianco. Guilford Parlor. 3:00 to 4:15 p.m.

Friday, October 14th
“Conflicted: Big Pharma, Drug Money, and the FDA,” a lecture by Scott Graham. Clark 206. 3:00 to 4:15 p.m.

Friday, October 21st
A Nonfiction Reading by Kerry Howley. Clark 206. 3:00 to 4:15 p.m.

Friday, November 4th
“The Mind in Love: Reflections on the Universe,” a lecture by Robert Pogue Harrison. Clark 206. 3:00 to 4:15 p.m.

Friday, November 11th
A Poetry Reading by Li-Young Lee. Clark 206. 3:00 to 4:15 p.m.

Friday, December 2nd
Dean’s Fellow Presentation. Guilford Parlor. 3:00 to 4:15 p.m.

Friday, December 9th
Macintyre Presentation. “Unbearable Representations: Dismembering the Sovereign in Aphra Behn’s Oroonoko, a lecture by Megan Griffin. Guilford Parlor. 3:00 to 4:15 p.m.

Spring 2017

Friday, January 20th
Panel “On Style.” Rob Spadoni, Kenny Fountain, Mary Grimm. Guilford Parlor. 3:00 to 4:15 p.m.

Friday, January 27th
 “Don’t Let It Go To Your Head,” a discussion with Laura Moriarty. Guilford Parlor. 3:00 to 4:15 p.m.

Friday, February 3rd
 “Slow Fiction and Time Machines: Allegoresis and Literary Life in the Periodicals,” a lecture by Kurt Koenigsberger. Guilford Parlor. 3:00 to 4:15 p.m.

Friday, February 17th
“Enjoy Your Ontology!: Object Lessons in Thoreau’s Journal,” a lecture by Mark Noble. Clark 206. 3:00 to 4:15 p.m.

March 3rd
A reading by David Giffels. Clark 206. 3:00 to 4:15 p.m.

March 10th  
A reading by Linda Gregerson. Senior Classroom B, Tinkham Veale University Center. 3:00 to 4:15 p.m.

March 24th  
“Pseudoscience Fictions,” a lecture by Kate Marshall. Bellflower 102. 3:00 to 4:15 p.m.

March 31st
“The Anthropocenotaph: Structures of Mourning a Transforming World,” a lecture by Matt Burkhart. Guilford Parlor. 3:00 to 4:15 p.m.

April 7th
“Case Studies in a Poetics of Memory,” a panel discussion with Lucy Biederman and Arthur Russell. Guilford Parlor. 3:00 to 4:15 p.m.

April 14th  
“From History to Mystery: Or, How to Tell the Truth, Even When You Are lying,” a reading and discussion with Samuel Thomas. Guilford Parlor. 3:00 to 4:15 p.m.

Friday, April 21st
“Green-Screeners: Locating the Literary History of Word Processing,” a lecture by Matthew Kirschenbaum (Sadar Lecture). Clark 206. 3:00 to 4:15 p.m.

Friday, April 28th
Adrian Solomon Awards. “Cognitive Disability and Narrative in Of Mice and Men,” a lecture by Evan Chaloupka. Willa Cather’s Modernist Religion,” a lecture by Ray Horton. “Taking Rhetorical Experience and Sensation from the Museum to the Writing Classroom,” a lecture by Jessica E. Slentz. 3:00 to 4:15 p.m.

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