Unless otherwise noted, all events are open to the public and free of charge.

Spring 2003

1/16–1/17/03

“American Cultures: Technologies of Citizenship I.” The Department of English’s second annual “American Cultures” series begins with two guest lectures. Follow the “more” link for more information.

1/16.

Jahan Ramazani (Professor of English, University of Virginia). “Modern Poetry, Citizenship, and Transnationalism.” 8 PM, Ruth McQuown Room (219 Dauer Hall).

1/17.

Arlene Davila (Associate Professor of Anthropology and American Studies, New York University). “The Marketable Neighborhood: Culture and Gentrification in El Barrio/East Harlem.” 10 AM, Ruth McQuown Room (219 Dauer Hall).

1/17.

Professors Ramazani and Davila will participate in a roundtable discussion. 2:30 PM, Ruth McQuown Room (219 Dauer Hall).

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1/24/03

The Program in Creative Writing’s Visiting Editor Series opens with a visit by Glyn Maxwell, poet and poetry critic of The New Republic, who will read new and published work. 7 PM, Research Room, Smathers Library (2nd Floor, Library East). The reading is free and open to the public. On Saturday, January 25, Maxwell will confer individually with Department of English MFA degree candidates in poetry. Conferences are open only to MFA degree candidates in poetry, on the invitation of the Director of Creative Writing. Follow the “more” link for more information.

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1/28/03

English Graduate Organization Scholarship Workshop. “MLA Report.” 5:15 PM, Turlington 2350. For more information, contact Brendan Riley, <briley@nwe.ufl.edu>.

1/30–1/31/03

“American Cultures: Technologies of Citizenship II.” The Department of English’s second annual “American Cultures” series continues. Follow the “more” link for more information.

1/30.

Houston A. Baker, Jr. (Professor of English, Duke University). “Black Citizens Need Not Apply: America’s ‘Technical’ Alternative to Black Education.” 8 PM, CSE E119.

1/31.

Dana D. Nelson (Professor of English, University of Kentucky). “Tartar Love: The Politics of Representation on Democracy’s Frontiers.” 10 AM, Ruth McQuown Room (219 Dauer Hall).

1/31.

Professors Baker and Nelson will participate in a roundtable discussion. 2:30 PM, Ruth McQuown Room (219 Dauer Hall).

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2/7–2/8/03

The 2003 University of Florida Conference on Comics and Graphic Novels: “Underground(s).” Featured speakers include artists Kim Deitch, Bill Griffith, Diane Noomin, Art Spiegelman, and Robert Williams. All panels and presentations are free and open to the public. Follow the “more” link, below, for a conference program.

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2/13/03

Michael Hofmann will read from his new translation of Franz Kafka’s Amerika. 8 PM, Goerings Books, 3433 West University Avenue (Westgate Regency Shopping Center).

2/20/03

Goerings Creative Writing Graduate Student Series. Kris Stokes and Suzanne Zweizig. 8 PM, Goerings Books, 3433 West University Avenue (Westgate Regency Shopping Center).

2/21–2/22/03

“American Cultures: Technologies of Citizenship III.” The Department of English’s second annual “American Cultures” series concludes with a series of readings and discussions co-sponsored by the Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Foundation and the Center for Women’s Studies and Gender Research.

2/21.

Novelists Shelley Jackson and Sarah Schulman will read new and published work. 8 PM, Lecture Hall 282, Reitz Student Union.

2/22.

Jackson and Schulman will participate in a roundtable discussion. 10:30 AM, Keene Faculty Center, Dauer Hall.

2/22.

Schulman’s new play, “Love Creates Worlds,” will be presented in a staged reading directed by D. Alvarez Caron. 8 PM. Acrosstown Repertory Theatre (619 S. Main Street, Gainesville). Tickets are $7 ($5 for students), and are available at Omni Books and Book Gallery, or by calling Norma Homan, at (352) 378-9166.

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2/25/03

English Graduate Organization Teaching Workshop. “Handling the Classroom.” 5:15 PM, Turlington 2350. For more information, contact Brendan Riley, <briley@nwe.ufl.edu>.

2/27/03

Goerings Creative Writing Graduate Student Series. Stephanie Harrison and Becky Soppe. 8 PM, Goerings Books, 3433 West University Avenue (Westgate Regency Shopping Center).

2/28/03

Barbara Cohen (Director of HumaniTech, University of California, Irvine). “Linking Humanities Faculty to Technology: The HumaniTech Model.” 4 PM, Dauer Hall 215.

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3/6/03

Goerings Creative Writing Graduate Student Series. Sharla Benedict and Ann Bronston. 8 PM, Goerings Books, 3433 West University Avenue (Westgate Regency Shopping Center).

3/20/03

Goerings Creative Writing Graduate Student Series. Geoffrey Brock and Chris Jones. Brock (MFA, UF, 1998) will read from Disaffections: Collected Poems 1930–1950, his recent collection of translations of the poetry of Cesare Pavese. 8 PM, Goerings Books, 3433 West University Avenue (Westgate Regency Shopping Center).

3/20–3/22/03

“Born of Desertion: Singularity, Collectivity, Revolution,” the 2003 annual conference of the UF Marxist Reading Group. Michael Hardt (Associate Professor of Literature and Romance Studies, Duke University) and Kristin Ross (Professor of Comparative Literaure, New York University) will give keynote addresses. Follow the “more” link for a complete conference schedule.

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3/20–3/22/03

“Children, Culture and Violence.” A conference co-sponsored by the Center for Children’s Literature and Culture and the Center for Children and the Law. Keynote speakers include Chief Justice of the Florida Supreme Court Harry Lee Anstead; Geoffrey Canada, President of the Rheedlen Centers for Children and Families in New York City; and novelist and poet Ntozake Shange. Follow the “more” link for a complete conference schedule.

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3/25/03

English Graduate Organization Publishing Workshop. “The Academic Market.” 5:15 PM, Turlington 2350. For more information, contact Brendan Riley, <briley@nwe.ufl.edu>.

3/28–3/29/03

Florida Writers Festival. Public readings and seminars by invited authors and poets, including Tom Drury, Deborah Eisenberg , Heather McHugh and Les Murray. For a schedule of Festival readings and events, follow the “more” link, below.

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4/1/03

English Graduate Organization Publishing Workshop. “The Commercial Market.” 5:15 PM, Turlington 2350. For more information, contact Brendan Riley, <briley@nwe.ufl.edu>.

4/3/03

Goerings Creative Writing Graduate Student Series. Peter Grimes and Stephanie Kartalopoulos. 8 PM, Goerings Books, 3433 West University Avenue (Westgate Regency Shopping Center).

4/3–4/6/03

“Insatiable Crises: Producing Obsessions, Evils, and Traumas.” The 2003 annual interdisciplinary conference of the UF English Graduate Organization. Keynote speakers include filmmaker Bill Brown (Confederation Park, 2000; Hub City, 1997; Secret Bridges, 1995; Roswell, 1994) and Jean-Michel Rabaté (Professor of English and Comparative Literature, University of Pennsylvania). Follow the “more” link, below, for more information.

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4/10/03

Goerings Creative Writing Graduate Student Series. Joy Gonsalves and J.C. Piazza. 8 PM, Goerings Books, 3433 West University Avenue (Westgate Regency Shopping Center).

4/10–4/12/03

“Beyond/After the Screen: The Impact of Documenta X and XI on Contemporary Film and Video Practice.” An International Symposium of scholars, filmmakers and video artists. Follow the “more” link for more information.

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4/11–4/12/03

The Program in Creative Writing’s Visiting Editors Series concludes with seminars by Stella Connell (Literary agent and founder, The Connell Agency); Willard Spiegelman (Editor-in-Chief, The Southwest Review); and Pat Strachan (Senior Editor, Little, Brown.) Participation in the seminars is open only to MFA degree candidates, on the invitation of the Director of Creative Writing. Follow the “more” link for more information.

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4/17/03

Goerings Creative Writing Graduate Student Series. Michael Dietz and Eric Nolan. 8 PM, Goerings Books, 3433 West University Avenue (Westgate Regency Shopping Center).

4/24/03

Debora Greger and William Logan will read new and published work. 8 PM, Goerings Books, 3433 West University Avenue (Westgate Regency Shopping Center).

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Fall 2002

9/20/02

Mary Ann Caws (Distinguished Professor of Comparative Literature, English, and French; City University of New York). “Modernisms and the Visual Arts: A Partial Perspective.” 8 PM, Reitz Union 282. On Saturday, September 21, from 10:30 AM–12 PM, Professor Caws will lead a graduate student seminar in the English Department Graduate Seminar Room (4112 Turlington Hall).

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9/26/02

Goerings Creative Writing Graduate Student Series. Courtney Grubbs and Kevin Wilson. 8 PM, Goerings Books, 3433 West University Avenue (Westgate Regency Shopping Center).

10/3/02

Goerings Creative Writing Graduate Student Series. Barbara Drake and Mark McKain. 8 PM, Goerings Books, 3433 West University Avenue (Westgate Regency Shopping Center).

10/10/02

Goerings Creative Writing Graduate Student Series. Arthur McMaster and Suzanne Warren. 8 PM, Goerings Books, 3433 West University Avenue (Westgate Regency Shopping Center).

10/17/02

Goerings Creative Writing Graduate Student Series. Bryan Smith and Jonathan Stern. 8 PM, Goerings Books, 3433 West University Avenue (Westgate Regency Shopping Center).

10/18–10/19/02

“The Future of the Avant-Garde.” A two-day conference of filmmakers and scholars co-sponsored by the Department of English, UF’s nascent Center for the Humanities in the Public Sphere, and the Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art. Participants include independent filmmakers Alan Berliner, Abigail Child, and Peter Tscherkassky; Nora Alter, (Department of German and Slavic Studies, UF); and Roger Beebe, Scott Nygren, and Maureen Turim (Department of English, UF). Follow the “more” link, below, for a schedule of discussion panels and screenings.

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10/22/02

David Leavitt will read from his new nonfiction book Florence, A Delicate Case. 8 PM, Goerings Books, 3433 West University Avenue (Westgate Regency Shopping Center).

10/24/02

Goerings Creative Writing Graduate Student Series. Tamara Anderson and Julie Green. 8 PM, Goerings Books, 3433 West University Avenue (Westgate Regency Shopping Center).

10/25/02

Kate Flint (Professor of English, Rutgers University). “The Transatlantic Indian and the Victorians.” 8 PM, Reitz Union 282. On Saturday, October 26, from 10:30 AM–12 PM, Professor Flint will lead a graduate student seminar in the English Department Graduate Seminar Room (4112 Turlington Hall).

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10/29/02

English Graduate Organization Teaching Workshop. “Syllabi Worth Reading.” 5:15 PM, Turlington 2350. For more information, contact Brendan Riley, <briley@nwe.ufl.edu>.

11/7/02

Goerings Creative Writing Graduate Student Series. Michael Loughran and Terrence McGovern. 8 PM, Goerings Books, 3433 West University Avenue (Westgate Regency Shopping Center).

11/14/02

Goerings Creative Writing Graduate Student Series. Delpha Czilli and Jolia Einstein. 8 PM, Goerings Books, 3433 West University Avenue (Westgate Regency Shopping Center).

11/19/02

English Graduate Organization Scholarship Workshop. “Conferences.” 5:15 PM, Turlington 2350. For more information, contact Brendan Riley, <briley@nwe.ufl.edu>.

11/21/02

Goerings Creative Writing Graduate Student Series. Oindrila Mukherjee and Amanda Reynolds. 8 PM, Goerings Books, 3433 West University Avenue (Westgate Regency Shopping Center).

11/22/02

Sidney Wade will read from her new collection of poetry Celestial Bodies (LSU Press, 2002). 8 PM, Goerings Books, 3433 West University Avenue (Westgate Regency Shopping Center).

12/5/02

Phillip Wegner will discuss his new book Imaginary Communities: Utopia, the Nation, and the Spatial Histories of Modernity (University of California Press, 2002). 8 PM, Goerings Books, 3433 West University Avenue (Westgate Regency Shopping Center).

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