English Department Archive of Announcements

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, 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.

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
5:00 pm

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
11:55 a.m.
Stiteler Plaza
37th Street and Locust Walk
Rain Location: Houston Hall, Bistro

Got a minute?
In Penn Arts and Sciences’ 60-Second Lectures, our faculty experts squeeze a wealth of knowledge and discovery into just one minute.

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.


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