English Department Archive of Announcements

Congratulations to Danny Snelson, who has been named a 2014-2015 SAS Dean's Scholar! The honor recognizes "outstanding students for their academic performance and intellectual promise." At 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 19, 2015 in the Penn Museum’s Harrison Auditorium, Danny and other Dean's Scholars will be recognized at a special forum at which Dr. David...

Calling all English majors and minors that plan to study abroad in London at King's College in the fall semester.  Please join us for an informational session with Afternoon Tea!

Tuesday, February 3rd

12:30-1:30 pm


CANCELLED due to weather conditions
Tuesday, January 27th
12:30-1:30 pm



Rescheduled for Tuesday, February 3rd
12:30-1:30 pm



Calling all English majors and minors that plan to study abroad in London at King's College next fall semester, please join us for Afternoon Tea and information session!


10:30 a.m. – Noon
Music, Ceremony, Choreopoem
·    Katie Antonsson
·    Abrina Hyatt
·    Isaac Silber
Respondent: Tsitsi Jaji

1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
Novel, Film, Nation
·    Katie Behrman
·    Julia Rossi
·    Evan Caldwell
·    Heather Holmes

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

5:00 pm

Harrison College House, Heyer Sky (Rooftop) Lounge

The English, Cinema Studies and Fine Arts departments presents, THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN written by Alan Moore and illustrated by Kevin O'Neill!

Panel discussion featuring Professors Paul Saint-Amour and Jean-Christophe Cloutier and Christopher Donovan.


Alyssa Connell and Marissa Nicosia have been recently featured in The Washington Post's Food section for their blog, Cooking in the Archives, which "sets out to find, cook, and discuss recipes from cookbooks produced between 1600 and 1800."  The blog was launched in June 2014 with support from a GAPSA-Provost Fellowship for Interdisciplinary Innovation. The article can be found...

The English Department Undergraduate Advisory Board presents the Winter Reading Project and the sponsors' for this event are the following:  Cinema Studies, Fine Arts and English Department.


Monday, December 8th

5-6:30 pm

Fisher-Bennett Hall, Faculty Lounge (room 135)

Pick-up your FREE copy of Alan Moore, Kevin O'Neill's novel "The League of Extraordinary Gentleman"

Wednesday, December 3rd

11:30-1:00 pm

Faculty Lounge (room 135) Fisher-Bennett Hall

Calling all English majors and minors to study abroad in London at King's College next fall semester!  Join us for Afternoon Tea and information session.

Thursday, November 20, 2014
401 Fisher-Bennett Hall

Michelle A. Stephens, Associate Professor of English, Rutgers University

Professor Stephens describes her talk:

I'll be exploring how we might shift to seeing race, blackness, as having to do with a broad array of embodied experiences that fall under the...


Please join us next month, November 13-14, for this exciting line up of talks and films sponsored by the Mellon Sawyer Seminar, the McNeil Center, Cinema Studies, and the Biocode Series!

All events at the McNeil Center, EXCEPT for Thursday evening’s 6-8pm film screening and director’s talk with Alex Rivera (see...

A Film Screening and Director's Talk with Alex Rivera (alexrivera.com).

November 13, 2014
401 Fisher-Bennett Hall
3401 Walnut Street

Sponsored by the Race Across Time and Space Symposium, Cinema Studies, and the Biocode Series

Wednesday, 12 November, 2014 • 5:00–6:30 pm
Rainey Auditorium,
Penn Museum, 3260 South Street

In the same years that black women writers were emerging as major innovators in American literature, black women singers like Syreeta Wright, Minnie Riperton, and Deniece Williams were forging new pathways in American music,...

Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Fisher Bennett Hall 135

Calling all English majors and minors to study abroad in London at King's College Fall 2015!  Join us for Afternoon Tea and information session.

Thursday, October 23
Van Pelt 627

David Kazanjian will join the upcoming session of the Workshop in the Global 19th Century to present an excerpt from his forthcoming book, The Brink of Freedom: Improvising Life in the Nineteenth-Century Atlantic World.  All are invited to attend the workshop and the reception after.  Professor Kazanjian’s pre-circulated paper will soon be available here:...

October 4-5, 2014

This coming Spring semester cartoonist Rob Berry and Professor Jean-Christophe Cloutier will be offering a new experimental course/workshop in both the analytical and practical sides of comic-making here at Penn. The language of comics (or graphic novels) is a fairly specialized, rarefied, and some might even say arcane discipline; for an art form that has flourished in popular...

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