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

Spring 2005

1/29/05

Jane Austen Society of North America-North Florida. The January meeting of the North Florida chapter of JASNA will focus on Austen’s novel Sense and Sensibility and Claudia Johnson’s essay “Sense and Sensibility: Opinions Too Common and Too Dangerous” (in the Norton Critical Edition of the novel). 11 AM-1 PM. Ruth McQuown Room, 219 Dauer Hall. Light refreshments will be served (bring your own teacup!). Contact Kadesh Minter <kminter@english.ufl.edu> or Amy Robinson <arobin@english.ufl.edu> for more information, or see the chapter’s WWW site, at <http://www.lauridsen-minter.com/jasna-nfla>.

2/3/05

MFA at Florida Fiction & Poetry Reading. MFA students Marco Alves and D.J. Kinney will read from their fiction and poetry in progress. 8 PM. Goerings Books, 3433 West University Avenue (Westgate Regency Shopping Center).

2/9/05

Judith W. Page will discuss her new book Imperfect Sympathies: Jews and Judaism in British Romantic Literature and Culture. 8 PM. Goerings Books, 3433 West University Avenue (Westgate Regency Shopping Center).

2/11/05

“US Imperialisms Inside and Out.” The Department of English’s fourth annual “American Cultures” speakers series. Speakers include Philip Deloria (University of Michigan), Melani McAlister (George Washington University) and Susan Willis (Duke University).

"US Imperialisms"
2/11–2/12/05

Florida Writers Festival. Public readings and seminars by invited authors and poets, including Lucie Brock-Broido, Norman Rush, Jim Shepard, and Karen Shepard.

2005 Writers Festival
2/17/05

Tace Hedrick will give a lecture titled “Of Indians, Women and Time: Modernity in Gloria Anzaldua’s Borderlands/La Frontera” for the UF Center for Latin American Studies Colloquium Series. 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM, 376 Grinter Hall.

2/17/05

MFA at Florida Fiction & Poetry Reading. MFA students Annie McFadyen and Chris Sabatelli will read from their fiction and poetry in progress. 8 PM. Goerings Books, 3433 West University Avenue (Westgate Regency Shopping Center).

2/18–2/19/05

“Transforming Encounters II: Children and Science, Imagination and Inquiry.” A colloquium co-sponsored by The Center for Children’s Literature and Culture. Speakers will explore a range of innovative approaches, new and traditional, historical and contemporary, for bringing science into children’s lives.

Transforming Encounters
2/24/05

MFA at Florida Fiction & Poetry Reading. MFA students Jon Brown and Dawn Chartschlaa will read from their fiction and poetry in progress. 8 PM. Goerings Books, 3433 West University Avenue (Westgate Regency Shopping Center).

3/9/05

Richard Brantley will discuss his new book Experience and Faith: The Late-Romantic Imagination of Emily Dickinson. 8 PM. Goerings Books, 3433 West University Avenue (Westgate Regency Shopping Center).

3/10/05

MFA at Florida Fiction & Poetry Reading. MFA students Christine Poreba and Jonas Williams will read from their fiction and poetry in progress. 8 PM. Goerings Books, 3433 West University Avenue (Westgate Regency Shopping Center).

3/11-3/12/05

“Getting Medieval on Film and Media.” A conference co-sponsored by the Department of English and UF’s France-Florida Research Institute.

Getting Medieval on Film
3/14/05

Donald E. Pease (Avalon Foundation Chair of the Humanities and Chair of the Liberal Studies Program, Dartmouth College), “Whitman’s Song of Myself, the Mexican War, and the Underside of the American Renaissance.” 4 PM. History Conference Room, 5 Keene-Flint Hall. Follow the ““more Info” link for more information.

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3/16–17/05

Author/Illustrator Don Brown visits UF and Gainesville. On March 16, 4 PM, he will speak in the second floor reading room of Special Collections in UF’s Library East. On March 17, 4 PM, he will give a reading from his work at Goerings Books, 3433 West University Avenue (Westgate Regency Shopping Center). These talks are sponsored by UF’s Center for Children’s Literature and Culture, The Special Collections of the Smathers Libraries, and UF’s Department of Geology.

3/17/05

MFA at Florida Fiction & Poetry Reading. MFA students Kachina Domenic and Christine McIsaac will read from their fiction and poetry in progress. 8 PM. Goerings Books, 3433 West University Avenue (Westgate Regency Shopping Center).

3/18-3/19/05

“Playing the Past: Nostalgia in Video Games and Electronic Literature.” A conference sponsored by UF’s Games Studies Group. Keynote speakers include Ian Bogost (Georgia Institute of Technology) and Mary Flanagan (Hunter College).

Playing the Past
3/19/05

Jane Austen Society of North America-North Florida. The March meeting of the North Florida chapter of JASNA will focus on Elizabeth Aston’s novel Mr. Darcy’s Daughters. 11 AM-1 PM. Alachua County Public Library, Tower Road Branch. Contact Kadesh Minter <kminter@english.ufl.edu> or Amy Robinson <arobin@english.ufl.edu> for more information, or see the chapter’s WWW site, at <http://www.lauridsen-minter.com/jasna-nfla>.

3/24/05

MFA at Florida Fiction & Poetry Reading. MFA student Sam Esquith will read from his fiction in progress. 8 PM. Goerings Books, 3433 West University Avenue (Westgate Regency Shopping Center).

3/24-3/25/05

“Grave ReMarx: The Accumulating Dead.” The seventh annual conference of UF’s Marxist Reading Group. Keynote speakers include Warren Montag (Occidental College) and Mark Neocleous (Brunel University). Follow the “more” link for the conference schedule.

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3/31/05

MFA at Florida Fiction & Poetry Reading. MFA students Sheri Allen and Natalie Graham will read from their fiction and poetry in progress. 8 PM. Goerings Books, 3433 West University Avenue (Westgate Regency Shopping Center).

3/31–4/2/05

The Eighteenth Annual Meeting of the Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Society. Crystal River, Florida. Contact Professor Kevin McCarthy <kmccarth@english.ufl.edu> for more information.

Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Society
4/7/05

MFA at Florida Fiction & Poetry Reading. MFA students Marli Guzzetta and Nora Spencer will read from their fiction and poetry in progress. 8 PM. Goerings Books, 3433 West University Avenue (Westgate Regency Shopping Center).

4/8-4/9/05

MFA at Florida Visiting Editors Series. Seminars and poetry readings by John Poch (32 Poems) and Christian Wiman (Poetry Magazine). Participation in the seminars is open only to MFA degree candidates, on the invitation of the Director of Creative Writing. On April 8, Poch and Wiman will read from new and published works. 5:30 PM, Room 123, Reitz Union. (The reading is open to the public.)

4/13/05

Michael Hofmann will read from his new translation of poetry by the German poet Durs Grunbein, Ashes for Breakfast. 8 PM. Goerings Books, 3433 West University Avenue (Westgate Regency Shopping Center).

4/14/05

MFA at Florida Fiction & Poetry Reading. MFA students Kevin Barents and Lawrence Wood will read from their fiction and poetry in progress. 8 PM. Goerings Books, 3433 West University Avenue (Westgate Regency Shopping Center).

4/18/05

“Experimental Experiments.” A public screening of work by students in Assistant Professor Roger Beebe’s Spring 2005 graduate video production course. 7 PM. Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art.

4/19/05

“16 MM.” A public screening of work by students in Assistant Professor Roger Beebe’s Spring 2005 undergraduate 16 MM film production course. 8 PM. WARPHaus Gallery, 818 NW 1st Avenue, Gainesville.

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Fall 2004

9/17/04

Film & Media Studies Faculty/Graduate Students Meeting. A meeting of faculty and graduate students affiliated with the Department’s Film and Media Studies programs will be held in the Ruth McQuown Room, 219 Dauer Hall. 5–6 PM. The primary topic of the meeting will be graduate teaching assistanceships in the University’s FMS undergraduate courses.

9/18/04

Jane Austen Society of North America-North Florida. A meeting to organize a local chapter of JASNA will be held in the Ruth McQuown Room, 219 Dauer Hall, 11 AM–12:30 PM. Light refreshments will be served. Contact Amy Robinson <arobin@english.ufl.edu> for more information.

9/23/04

MFA at Florida Fiction & Poetry Reading. MFA students Dan Levine and Adam Vines will read from their fiction and poetry in progress. 8 PM. Goerings Books, 3433 West University Avenue (Westgate Regency Shopping Center).

9/24/04

Roberto González Echevarría (Sterling Professor of Hispanic and Comparative Literatures, Yale University), “The Prisoner of Sex: Don Quixote I, 22.” 6 PM. Ruth McQuown Room, 219 Dauer Hall. Follow the ““more Info” link for more information.

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9/30/04

MFA at Florida Fiction & Poetry Reading. MFA students Jessica Murray and Tanya Underwood will read from their fiction and poetry in progress. 8 PM. Goerings Books, 3433 West University Avenue (Westgate Regency Shopping Center).

10/3/04

R. Allen Shoaf will take part in a recital for clarinet and voice by Mitchell Estrin and Deborah Sperlich. Professor Shoaf will read passages from Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales before they are performed by Mr. Estrin and Ms. Sperlich. 4 PM. University Auditorium.

10/7/04

Donald Justice Celebration. A celebration of the poetry of the late Donald Justice, who taught in the Department’s Creative Writing Program for many years. 8 PM. Goerings Books, 3433 West University Avenue (Westgate Regency Shopping Center).

10/14/04

MFA at Florida Fiction & Poetry Reading. Poetry Professors Debora Greger and William Logan will read new and published work. 8 PM, Goerings Books, 3433 West University Avenue (Westgate Regency Shopping Center).

10/21/04

MFA at Florida Fiction & Poetry Reading. MFA students Elizabeth Kaiser and Meg Shevenock will read from their fiction and poetry in progress. 8 PM. Goerings Books, 3433 West University Avenue (Westgate Regency Shopping Center).

10/21–10/23/04

“Constellations of Youth: Intersecting Adult and Children’s Cultures.” The 2004 annual interdisciplinary conference of EGO, the UF English Graduate Organization. Keynote speakers include Michael Moon (Professor of English, The Johns Hopkins University); and novelist, playwright, and commentator Jim Provensano.

EGO 2004
10/28/04

MFA at Florida Fiction & Poetry Reading. MFA students Mike Bureau, Allen Jih, and Greg Wren will read from their fiction and poetry in progress. 8 PM. Goerings Books, 3433 West University Avenue (Westgate Regency Shopping Center).

10/28-10/30/04

“FLEX,” the Florida Experimental Film/Video Festival, a new annual showcase for short media by national and international artists, will take place at several venues in Gainesville. Festival guests include Kendra Gaeta, director of the NY Underground Film Festival and filmmakers Naomi Uman and Tony Gault.

Flex
10/29-10/30/04

“Comics and Animation: Simultaneity and Sequentiality.” Speakers at the 2004 annual interdisciplinary UF Comics Conference will include academics and artists working in the fields of comics and animation and comics scholarship. Conference events will be held in the J. Wayne Reitz Union and the Alachua County Public Library.

Comics and Animation
10/30/04

Jane Austen Society of North America-North Florida: “A Tour of Mansfield Park.” The October meeting of the North Florida chapter of JASNA will focus on Austen’s novel Mansfield Park. 11:30 AM–1:30 PM. Ruth McQuown Room, 219 Dauer Hall. Light refreshments will be served. Contact Amy Robinson <arobin@english.ufl.edu> for more information.

11/4/04

MFA at Florida Fiction & Poetry Reading. MFA students Matthew Ladd and Eric Maxson will read from their fiction and poetry in progress. 8 PM. Goerings Books, 3433 West University Avenue (Westgate Regency Shopping Center).

11/5/04

Rachel Blau Duplessis (Professor of English, Temple University), “Manhood and its Poetic Projects: Constructing Masculinity in the Counter-Cultural Poetry of the 1950s.” 10:40 AM-12 PM. Ruth McQuown Room, 219 Dauer Hall. At 4 PM, Professor Duplessis will give a poetry reading in the Ruth McQuown Room, 219 Dauer Hall. Follow the ““more Info” link for more information on both events.

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11/10/04

Pamela Gilbert will discuss her new book Mapping the Victorian Social Body. 8 PM. Goerings Books, 3433 West University Avenue (Westgate Regency Shopping Center).

11/15-11/17/04

Artist and animator Hervé Di Rosa (Founder and President of the Musée de l’Art Modeste) and novelist Marie Nimier (author of 9 novels and 5 children’s books, and 2004 finalist for the Prix Goncourt and the Grand Prix du Roman de l’Académie française) will visit UF for a series of readings and seminars.

  • 11/15. Marie Nimier. “Le Corps du texte.” 4 PM–7 PM. Ruth McQuown Room, 219 Dauer Hall. (Seminar will be in French. If you plan to attend, please contact the FFRI office for a copy of Nimier’s short story, “Un enfant disparaît.”)
  • 11/16. Hervé Di Rosa. “Animating the Imagination: A Multimedia Presentation.” 4:05 PM – 6 PM. 2342 Turlington Hall.
  • 11/16. Hervé Di Rosa and Marie Nimier will read in English from their book for children, Etna, la fille du volcan. 7:30 PM. Goerings Books, 3433 West University Avenue (Westgate Regency Shopping Center).
  • 11/17. Marie Nimier will read in French from her novel La Reine du silence, finalist for the Prix Goncourt and the Grand Prix du Roman de l’Académie française. 9:30 AM-10:30 AM. Ruth McQuown Room, 219 Dauer Hall.

The events are co-sponsored by the UF’s France-Florida Research Institute and The Center for Children’s Literature and Culture, with the generous support of the Cultural Services of the French Consulate, Miami.

Marie Nimier and Hervé Di Rosa
11/18/04

MFA at Florida Fiction & Poetry Reading. MFA students Antonio Garza and Laura Paul will read from their fiction and poetry in progress. 8 PM. Goerings Books, 3433 West University Avenue (Westgate Regency Shopping Center).

12/2/04

MFA at Florida Fiction & Poetry Reading. MFA students Heather Hamilton and Troy Teegarden will read from their fiction and poetry in progress. 8 PM. Goerings Books, 3433 West University Avenue (Westgate Regency Shopping Center).

12/2/04

“Help is on the Way.” The Department of Special and Area Studies Collection of UF’s George A. Smathers Library and the Department of English will host a reception at 4 PM on the second floor of Library East in celebration of the Special Collections exhibit “Help is on the Way,” showcasing the Library’s holdings in hero comic books.

Help is on the Way
12/4/04

Jane Austen Society of North America-North Florida: “A Celebration of Jane Austen’s Birthday.” The December meeting of the North Florida chapter of JASNA. 11:30 AM-1:30 PM. 215 Dauer Hall. Those attending are requested to please bring light refreshments, especially something that reflects the holidays. Contact Amy Robinson <arobin@english.ufl.edu> for more information.

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