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

Spring 2004

2/4/04

Michael Hofmann will read from his recently-published translations of the fiction and nonfiction by Joseph Roth. 8 PM, Goerings Books, 3433 West University Avenue (Westgate Regency Shopping Center).

2/5/04

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

2/12/04

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

2/16/04

Norman Holland, “Hamlet’s Big Toe.” UF Center for Neuroscience Seminar. 1:30 PM. Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Room 334.

2/18/04

Geoffrey Hartman (Sterling Professor, Emeritus, of English and Comparative Literature, Yale University). “A Psycho-Aesthetics of Romantic Moonshine: Wordsworth’s Strange Fits of Passion.” 6:30 PM. Keene Faculty Center, Dauer Hall.

2/19–2/24/04

“Psychoanalysis and Narrative Medicine.” Featured speakers include Jeffrey Berman, Rita Charon, Frans de Waal, Lynn Gamwell, Sander L. Gilman, Geoffrey Hartman, Norman Holland, Jody Messler Davies, Bennett Simon, Mark Solms, and Abraham Verghese. Follow the “more” link for biographies of the speakers, the call for papers, registration information, and a conference schedule. The conference runs concurrently with a special exhibition at UF’s Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, “The Private Life of Sigmund Freud: Photographs of Edmund Engelman.” The conference and exhibition are sponsored by the Thomas H. Maren Foundation and the journals American Imago and Literature and Medicine.

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2/20–2/21/04

Florida Writers Festival. Public readings and seminars by invited authors and poets, including poets Paul Muldoon and Marie Ponsot and fiction writers Grace Paley, Norman Rush, and Lisa Zeidner. For more information and a schedule of events, follow the “more” link, below.

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2/26–2/28/04

“Counter-Cultures: Dissent, Radicalism, and Community in American Life.” The Department of English’s third annual “American Cultures” series will include lectures by Michael Denning (Yale University), Julia Mickenberg (University of Texas, Austin), and Michael Warner (Rutgers University). Follow the “more” link for a schedule of events.

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3/4/04

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

3/9–7/18/04

“Jacques-Henri Lartigue: A Boy, A Camera, An Era.” An exhibition of the artist’s childhood photographs and stereographs, curated by John Cech. Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, through July 18, 2004. Follow the “more” link for more information.

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3/18/04

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

3/25/04

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

3/25–3/27/04

“Catastrophe Now: The Wreckage of Utopia,” the 2004 annual conference of the UF Marxist Reading Group. Keynote speakers include Susan Buck-Morss (Cornell University) and Christian Parenti (New College of California). Follow the “more” link for a schedule of events.

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4/1/04

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

4/2–4/3/04

“Transforming Encounters: Children’s Libraries Unbound.” A colloquium co-sponsored by UF’s Center for Children’s Literature and Culture, Cultural Services of the Consulate General of France, Miami; The Alachua County Library District; The Howe Society; The Baldwin Library of Historical Children’s Literature; and the France-Florida Research Institute. Follow the “more” link for a schedule of events.

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4/5–4/6/04

Gerald Prince (Professor of Romance Languages, University of Pennsylvania) will give two lectures sponsored by UF’s France-Florida Research Institute. (For more information, follow the “more” link, below.)

4/5.

“Les Romanesques du roman français au vingtième siècle.” (Lecture is in French.) 4 PM. Ruth McQuown Room (219 Dauer Hall).

4/6.

“Surveying Narratology.” (Lecture is in English.) 4 PM. Ruth McQuown Room (219 Dauer Hall).

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4/9/04

David Baker (Poetry Editor, Kenyon Review) and James Lasdun (Poetry Editor, Grand Street) will read new and published work. 7 PM. Reitz Union 284. Free and open to the public.

4/9–4/10/04

The Program in Creative Writing’s Visiting Editors Series sponsors seminars by David Baker (Poetry Editor, Kenyon Review); Carin Besser (Fiction Editor, New Yorker); James Lasdun (Poetry Editor, Grand Street); Rob Spillman (Editor, Tin House and Tin House/Bloomsbury Books); and Elissa Schappell (Editor-at-Large, Tin House). Participation in the seminars is open only to MFA degree candidates, on the invitation of the Director of Creative Writing.

4/15/04

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

4/22/04

Tace Hedrick and Kenneth Kidd will discuss their recently-published books Mestizo Modernism: Race, Nation, and Identity in Latin American Culture, 1900–1940 (Rutgers University Press, 2003) and Making American Boys: Boyology and the Feral Trail (University of Minnesota Press, 2004). 8 PM, Goerings Books, 3433 West University Avenue (Westgate Regency Shopping Center).

4/27/04

Michael Hofmann will read from his new translation of German novelist Gert Hofmann’s Lichtenberg and the Little Flower Girl. 8 PM, Goerings Books, 3433 West University Avenue (Westgate Regency Shopping Center).

4/29/04

David Leavitt will read from his new novel The Body of Jonah Boyd . 8 PM, Goerings Books, 3433 West University Avenue (Westgate Regency Shopping Center).

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Fall 2003

9/9/03

RISK Cinema Series. “From the Other Side.” Dir. Chantal Ackerman. (2002, 99 minutes). 7 PM, Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art. The event is co-sponsored by the Harn Museum and the France-Florida Research Institute. Admission is $4.00 for the general public, $3.00 for students, and free for Harn Museum members.

9/18/03

Goerings Creative Writing Graduate Student Series. Marco Alves and D.J. Kinney. 8 PM, Goerings Books, 3433 West University Avenue (Westgate Regency Shopping Center).

9/23/03

RISK Cinema Series. “Le Fond de l’air est rouge” (“A Grin without a Cat.”) Dir. Chris Marker. (1977/1993, 180 minutes). 7 PM, Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art. The film will be introduced by Professor Nora Alter (UF, Germanic and Slavic Languages.) The event is co-sponsored by the Harn Museum and the France-Florida Research Institute. Admission is $4.00 for the general public, $3.00 for students, and free for Harn Museum members.

9/25/03

Goerings Creative Writing Graduate Student Series. Chris Sabatelli and Jonas Williams. 8 PM, Goerings Books, 3433 West University Avenue (Westgate Regency Shopping Center).

10/2/03

Goerings Creative Writing Graduate Student Series. Kevin Barents and Nora Spencer. 8 PM, Goerings Books, 3433 West University Avenue (Westgate Regency Shopping Center).

10/6/03

Jean-Jacques Lecercle (Université de Paris X; University of Cardiff, Wales) will give a lecture titled “The Remainder Revisited: How to Leave the Mainstream Philosophy of Language.” 5 PM, Ruth McQuown Room (219 Dauer Hall.) The lecture is co-sponsored by UF’s France-Florida Research Institute.

10/9/03

Goerings Creative Writing Graduate Student Series. Natalie Graham and Amudha Rajendran. 8 PM, Goerings Books, 3433 West University Avenue (Westgate Regency Shopping Center).

10/9–10/10/03

On October 9, Michael Bérubé (Paterno Family Professor in Literature, Pennsylvania State University) will give a lecture titled “Aesthetics and Cultural Studies.” 8:30 PM, Music Building 120 (Chorus Room). On October 10, 10:00–11:30 AM, Professor Bérubé will take part in an informal colloquium with graduate students in 215 Dauer Hall.

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10/14/03

RISK Cinema Series. “Le Souvenir d’un avenir” (“Remembrance of Things to Come.”) Dirs. Yannick Bellon and Chris Marker. (2001, 42 minutes). “Colette.” Dir. Yannick Bellon (1951, 29 minutes). 7:30 PM, Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art. The event is co-sponsored by the Harn Museum and the France-Florida Research Institute. Admission is $4.00 for the general public, $3.00 for students, and free for Harn Museum members.

10/16/03

Goerings Creative Writing Graduate Student Series. Christine Poreba and Sam Worland-Esquith. 8 PM, Goerings Books, 3433 West University Avenue (Westgate Regency Shopping Center).

10/28/03

RISK Cinema Series. “Derrida.” Dirs. Kirby Dick and Amy Kofman. (2002, 84 minutes). 7:30 PM, Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art. The film will be introduced by Professor John P. Leavey, Jr. (Chair, UF, English.) The event is co-sponsored by the Harn Museum and the France-Florida Research Institute. Admission is $4.00 for the general public, $3.00 for students, and free for Harn Museum members.

10/30/03

Goerings Creative Writing Graduate Student Series. Sheri Allen and Jonathan Brown. 8 PM, Goerings Books, 3433 West University Avenue (Westgate Regency Shopping Center).

11/3/03

Mary Robison will read new and published fiction. Follow the “more” link for additional information. 8 PM, Goerings Books, 3433 West University Avenue (Westgate Regency Shopping Center).

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11/6/03

Goerings Creative Writing Graduate Student Series. Kachina Domenick and Christine McIsaac. 8 PM, Goerings Books, 3433 West University Avenue (Westgate Regency Shopping Center).

11/11/03

Celebration of the recent publication of Professor David Leavitt’s (UF, English) Collected Stories. 8 PM, Goerings Books, 3433 West University Avenue (Westgate Regency Shopping Center).

11/13/03

Goerings Creative Writing Graduate Student Series. Dawn Chartschlaa and Annie McFadyen. 8 PM, Goerings Books, 3433 West University Avenue (Westgate Regency Shopping Center).

11/13/03

Richard Brantley will give a lecture titled “Experience and Faith,” based on his forthcoming book on Emily Dickinson. The lecture is sponsored by the Howe Society. 3:30–5:30 PM, UF Smathers Library (East), Second Floor Research Room.

11/18/03

RISK Cinema Series. “Éloge de l’amour” (“In Praise of Love.” Dir. Jean-Luc Godard. (2001, 99 minutes). 7:30 PM, Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art. The film will be introduced by Professor Maureen Turim (UF, English.) The event is co-sponsored by the Harn Museum and the France-Florida Research Institute. Admission is $4.00 for the general public, $3.00 for students, and free for Harn Museum members.

11/18/03

Andrew Gordon (UF, English) and Hernan Vera (UF, Sociology) will give a talk on depictions of race in mainstream American cinema, drawing on their recently published book, Screen Saviors: Hollywood Fictions of Whiteness. 8 PM, Civic Media Center (1021 West University Avenue).

12/4/03

Goerings Creative Writing Graduate Student Series. Lawrence Wood and Marli Guzzetta. 8 PM, Goerings Books, 3433 West University Avenue (Westgate Regency Shopping Center).

12/4–12/6/03

“Cities of Women: The Filmic Portrayal of Urban Female Struggles.” A conference co-sponsored by UF’s nascent Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere. Featured speakers include Nora Alter (Professor of German and Slavic Languages and Literatures and Film Studies); Dominique Bluher (Professor, Université de Rennes II); Lucy Fischer (Professor of English, University of Pittsburgh); Susan Hegeman (Assoc. Professor of English, UF); Paula J. Massood (Asst. Professor of Film Studies, Brooklyn College/CUNY); Patrice Petro (Professor of English and Film Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee); Maureen Turim (Professor of English, UF); and Julian Wolfreys (Professor of English, UF). Follow the “more” link for times and locations of conference events.

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12/5/03

Celebration of the recent publication of Glossalalia: An Alphabet of Critical Keywords, edited by Professor Julian Wolfreys. An abecedary of critical keywords, the collection includes essays by UF English faculty members Terry Harpold, John Leavey, Stephanie Smith, Greg Ulmer and Julian Wolfreys, and UF English PhD candidate Frederick Young. 8 PM, Goerings Books, 3433 West University Avenue (Westgate Regency Shopping Center).

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