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Wednesday, October 22
      • 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
      • Department of Literature Colloquium -- 10/22, 10AM to 4PM
      • Battelle-Tompkins Atrium
      • VSPACER
      • The Literature Colloquium will gather undergraduates, graduates, and faculty in a conference setting to present on Seamus Heaney's Beowulf through close readings of the text on subjects ranging from adaptation to literary translation. Morning session held 10am - 1pm in the Battelle Atrium (Battelle 130); afternoon session held 1pm - 4pm in the Humanities Lab (Battelle 228)

        Type: Conference
        Host: Literature Department

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Coming Soon

      • Mon 10/27/14
        5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
      • Graduate Speaker Series: Talk by Meta DuEwa Jones
      • Hughes Formal
      • Talk by Meta DuEwa Jones, Howard University.

        Type: Lecture/Speaker
        Host: Literature Department

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      • Wed 10/29/14
        8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
      • Visiting Writers Series: Nonfiction Reading by Richard Rodriguez
      • Mary Graydon Conference Room 4
      • Nonfiction reading by VWS guest Richard Rodriguez, 8:00pm - 9:30pm. This event is free and open to the public.

        Richard Rodriguez is an internationally recognized journalist, essayist, and memoirist who was described by the Washington Post as "one of the most eloquent and probing public intellectuals in America." His works of nonfiction include Hunger of Memory: The Education of Richard ...more

        Type: Lecture/Speaker
        Host: Literature Department

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      • Wed 11/05/14
        9:30 am – 11:30 am
      • Department of Literature Council Meeting
      • Hughes Formal
      • A meeting of the Department of Literature faculty.

        Type: Meeting
        Host: Literature Department

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      • Wed 11/05/14
        8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
      • Visiting Writers Series: Poetry Reading by Patricia Smith
      • Mary Graydon Conference Room 4
      • Poetry reading by VWS guest Patricia Smith, 8:00pm - 9:30pm. This event is free and open to the public.

        Patricia Smith has published six collections of poetry, as well as books of fiction and nonfiction. She is also a playwright and four-time individual National Poetry Slam Champion. Her first collection of poems, Life According to Motown, grew out of the Chicago poetry slam scene and is ...more

        Type: Lecture/Speaker
        Host: Literature Department

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      • Thu 11/13/14
        5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
      • Walking with Shadows: Reading with Jude Dibia
      • Mary Graydon Conference Room 247
      • Author Jude Dibia will read from his latest novel, Walking with Shadows, which is the first major African novel with a gay character.
        This event is free and open to the public, and is co-sponsored by the student Africa Initiative and the Literature Department.

        Type: Lecture/Speaker
        Host: Comparative & Regional Studies

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