English Department Archive of Announcements
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,...
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...
October 1st, 2014
The English Department, the UAB, the Penn Humanities Forum and the Digital Humanities Forum will be holding a panel on The Future of Digital. Our main speakers will be Doree Shafrir ('99, Executive Editor of Buzzfeed) and Sarah Kotlova ('98, Senior Vice President and Director of Client Services for Digitaria), who will speak about the future of Digital Media in commerce, in education, and in our daily lives. Come join us Wednesday...
This coming Monday, September 29th 2014, at 5.45pm in Van Pelt's Lea Library, distinguished long-time faculty member Prof. Stuart Curran rejoins us for a very special Shelley seminar.
Through his teaching at this university, Stuart created a lasting legacy of Romantic scholarship whose breadth and reach is unparalleled elsewhere. Stuart has been the author of two critical studies of Shelley, the standard bibliography on the poet, editor of the...
In Abolitionist Geographies, Martha Schoolman contends that antislavery writers consistently refused standard geographical terms, instead expressing their dissenting views by appealing to other anachronistic, partial, or entirely fictional north–south and east–west axes. Schoolman reveals abolitionist literature’s explicit and intentional investment in geography as an idiom of political critique, by turns liberal and radical,...
A History of Copyright in the U.S.: From the Constitution to Today
Peter Decherney, Professor of English and Cinema Studies
Wednesday, September 17
37th Street and Locust Walk
Rain Location: Houston Hall, Bistro
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Wednesday, 17 September, 2014 • 5:00–6:30 pm
Harrison Auditorium, Penn Museum, 3260 South Street
Zadie Smith's brilliant novels have featured characters of every shade and hue, covering an astonishing range of cultures, styles, voices, and ethnicities across many locations of diaspora and belonging. She has further explored...
The Kislak Center is delighted to host the annual MedRen WELCOME BACK!, at 5pm on Tuesday 16th September on the 6th floor of the Van Pelt Library. There will be a round table discussion on "Why The Middle Ages Matter", and then a Reception on the Moelis Terrace. The entire Penn MedRen Community is most welcome and we do hope you can come.
We are happy to announce the winners of the English Department teaching awards for 2014. You may find more information at the following: www.english.upenn.edu/People/Faculty/awards
Deb Burnham - The Best Advisor Award in English
Timothy Corrigan - SAS Ira Abrams Award Memorial for Distinguished Teaching
Michael Gamer - The David DeLaura Teaching Award...
We will raise a toast to our graduating Senior English and Cinema Studies Majors and Minors with champagne and chocolate covered strawberries. Please join us on :
Monday, May 19th 11:30-1:00 pm
Fisher-Bennett Hall rooms 222&224
Families and friends of graduating seniors are all welcome!