Calendar of Events

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

Spring 2007

1/15/07

Tournées French Film Festival 2007. “La Petite Jérusalem [Little Jerusalem]” (Dir. Karin Albou, 2005.) 7:30 PM. Hippodrome State Theatre, 25 SE 2nd Place, Gainesville.

Tournees 2007
1/18/07

MFA@FLA Fiction & Poetry Reading. Department faculty in creative writing Debora Greger, Michael Hofmann, William Logan, and Sidney Wade will read from their work in progress. 8 PM. Goerings Books, 3433 West University Avenue (Westgate Regency Shopping Center).

1/22/07

Tournées French Film Festival 2007. “L’Intrus [The Intruder]” (Dir. Claire Denis, 2004.) 7:30 PM. Hippodrome State Theatre, 25 SE 2nd Place, Gainesville.

Tournees 2007
1/25/07

MFA@FLA Fiction & Poetry Reading. MFA students Meg Franklin and Sean McCartin will read from their fiction and poetry in progress. 8 PM. Goerings Books, 3433 West University Avenue (Westgate Regency Shopping Center).

1/27/07

“German Cinema: National and Global Dimensions.” Speakers include Ingeborg Majer O’Sickey (Associate Professor of German, University of Binghamton), Katrin Sieg (Associate Professor of German, Georgetown University), Randall Halle (Klaus Jonas Chair of German Film and Cultural Studies, Pittsburgh University), and roundtables and commentary from faculty from UF’s Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies, Department of English, and Program in Film and Media Studies. 10AM - 8 PM. Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art and Keene Faculty Center, Dauer Hall.

German Cinema: National and Global Dimensions
1/29/07

Tournées French Film Festival 2007. “Carnages” (Dir. Delphine Gleize, 2002.) 7:30 PM. Hippodrome State Theatre, 25 SE 2nd Place, Gainesville.

Tournees 2007
2/1/07

Jacquelyn S. Rogers (2007 Bechtel Fellow and Librarian in the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System), “The Child Illustrated.” Bring your lunch and come look at “concepts of ‘childhood’ as revealed through the art of the illustrators of children’s literature, 16th century to mid-20th century.” 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM, Smathers Library East, First Floor Conference Room. Co-sponsored by The Center for Children’s Literature and Culture and The Baldwin Library of Historical Children’s Literature.

2/1/07

MFA@FLA Fiction & Poetry Reading. MFA students Leah Carroll and Andrew Wislocki will read from their fiction and poetry in progress. 8 PM. Goerings Books, 3433 West University Avenue (Westgate Regency Shopping Center).

2/3/07

Jane Austen Society of North America. The February meeting of the North Florida chapter of JASNA will meet at the Alachua Public Library, Tower Road Branch (3020 SW 75th Street), from 12–2 PM to discuss Karen Joy Fowler’s The Jane Austen Book Club. For more information, contact Amy Robinson <arobin@english.ufl.edu>.

2/8/07

MFA@FLA Fiction & Poetry Reading. MFA students Eric Bliman and Wylie Lenz will read from their fiction and poetry in progress. 8 PM. Goerings Books, 3433 West University Avenue (Westgate Regency Shopping Center).

2/9/07

“Material Cultures of the Atlantic World, 1500–1800.” The Department of English’s sixth annual “American Cultures” symposium. Participants include Ralph Bauer (University of Maryland), Daniel Richter (University of Pennsylvania, McNeil Center for Early American Studies), and Stephen Shapiro (University of Warwick). 10 AM – 6 PM. Dauer Hall 219.

Material Cultures
2/12/07

Tournées French Film Festival 2007. “Nathalie” (Dir. Anne Fontaine, 2003.) 7:30 PM. “Versailles/Rive Gauche [Versailles/Left Bank]” (Dir. Bruno Podalydès, 1992.) 9:30 PM. Hippodrome State Theatre, 25 SE 2nd Place, Gainesville.

Tournees 2007
2/16-2/17/07

Florida Writers Festival. Public readings and seminars by invited authors and poets, including Bernard Cooper, Kay Ryan, and Joanna Scott.

2007 Writers Festival
2/19/07

Tournées French Film Festival 2007. “Pas de repos pour les braves [No Rest for the Brave” (Dir. Alain Guiraudie, 2003.) 7:30 PM. “Je ne suis pas là pour être aimé [I’m not here to be loved]” (Dir. Stéphane Brize.) 9:00 PM. Hippodrome State Theatre, 25 SE 2nd Place, Gainesville.

Tournees 2007
2/22/07

MFA@FLA Fiction & Poetry Reading. MFA students Melissa Garcia and Greg Scherban will read from their fiction and poetry in progress. 8 PM. Goerings Books, 3433 West University Avenue (Westgate Regency Shopping Center).

2/22–2/24/07

“INVENT-L Conference 2007: Imagining Place.” The Florida Research Ensemble’s 2007 conference responds to the imperative to image places to solve sociopoetic problems using strategies borrowed from the arts and humanities rather than the empirical or social sciences.

Invent-L 2007
2/23/07

Comics theorist Scott McCloud (author of Understanding Comics and Reinventing Comics) will give a talk on his new book Making Comics: Storytelling Secrets of Comics, Manga, and Graphic Novels.6:00 PM. Emerson Alumni Hall.

Scott McCloud
3/1-3/2/07

“World Building: Space and Community,”UF’s third annual Conference on Game and Digital Media Studies. Keynote speakers include Nick Montfort (author of Twisty Little Passages) and Alternate Reality Game designer and theorist Dave Szulborski.

3/3-3/4/07

“World Building: Seriality and History,”UF’s fifth annual Comics Conference. Keynote speakers include Tom Hart (creator of Hutch Owen), Dylan Horrocks (creator of Hicksville), and Jeff Smith (creator of Bone).

World Building: Games
3/8/07

MFA@FLA Fiction & Poetry Reading. MFA students Brandon Hartley and David Ramsey will read from their fiction and poetry in progress. 8 PM. Goerings Books, 3433 West University Avenue (Westgate Regency Shopping Center).

3/8/07

“Improvising Democracy: Jane Addams, Hull-House and the Importance of Childhood.” Lisa Yun Lee (Director, Jane Addams Hull-House Museum in Chicago). 4 PM. Ustler Hall Atrium. Sponsored by UF’s Center for Children’s Literature and Culture.

Improvising Democracy
3/22/07

MFA@FLA Fiction & Poetry Reading. MFA students Toni Baker and Amanda Jones will read from their fiction and poetry in progress. 8 PM. Goerings Books, 3433 West University Avenue (Westgate Regency Shopping Center).

3/22/07

“The Allegory of Euclid and the Search for Fundamental Structures in Modern Physics?” A lecture by James Paxson (UF, English) for the History of Science Society’s History of Science and Medicine Seminar. 12 PM, Turlington 3304.

3/23/07

Amit Rai (Assistant Professor of Global Literatures and Film Studies, Florida State University), “Bollywood for Who? The Politics of Hindi-Urdu Film in the Age of Globalization.” 5 PM, NEB 202.

3/23/07

Cary Nelson (Jubilee Professor of Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Illinois; President, American Association of University Professors), “The End of Education.” 8 PM, Keene Faculty Center.

The End of Education
3/23–3/24/07

“Black Cultural Interventions into Gender and Sexuality Studies.” Keynote speakers include Roderick A. Ferguson (Associate Professor of Race and Critical Theory, Department of American Studies, University of Minnesota), Kara Keeling (Assistant Professor of Communications Studies, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill), and Greg Thomas (Assistant Professor of English, Syracuse University). J. Wayne Reitz Union.

Black Cultural Interventions
3/29/07

MFA@FLA Fiction & Poetry Reading. MFA students Derrick Hoeben and Linsey Maughan will read from their fiction and poetry in progress. 8 PM. Goerings Books, 3433 West University Avenue (Westgate Regency Shopping Center).

3/29–3/31/07

“Moments of Futurity: From Present Conditions to Material(izing) Horizons,” the Ninth Annual Conference of the Marxist Reading Group. Keynote speaker: Fredric Jameson (William A. Lane Professor of Comparative Literature and Romance Studies, Duke University). Co-sponsored by ACCENT, CLASSC, the Department of English and the Marxist Reading Group.

Moments of Futurity
4/5/07

MFA@FLA Fiction & Poetry Reading. MFA students Julie Christenson and Marianne Kunkel will read from their fiction and poetry in progress. 8 PM. Goerings Books, 3433 West University Avenue (Westgate Regency Shopping Center).

4/5/07

“The Art of the Journal.” Students in Debora Greger’s (UF, English) course “Art of the Journal” read excerpts from their journals inspired by the collections of the Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art. Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, 7 PM.

4/7/07

Cinerama International Film Festival. The annual film festival of UF’s Undergraduate Film Society features narrative, experimental, and documentary shorts, and a feature length documentary. The films include student and professional work from the United States, Canada, and Spain. Reitz Union cinema, 12–6 PM.

4/12/07

MFA@FLA Fiction & Poetry Reading. MFA students Georgia Gelmis and Saara Raappana will read from their fiction and poetry in progress. 8 PM. Goerings Books, 3433 West University Avenue (Westgate Regency Shopping Center).

4/13/07

MFA@FLA Annual Editors’ Weekend. Public readings by authors and editors meeting with students and faculty of UF’s Creative Writing Program this weekend. Speakers include Martha Collins, Ted Genoways, and Beena Kamlani. 8 PM. Goerings Books, 3433 West University Avenue (Westgate Regency Shopping Center).

Martha Collins is the author of Blue Front (Graywolf, 2006), Gone so Far (2005), and four other collections of poetry. She has translated the poets Nguyen Quang Thieu and Lam Thi My Da from the Vietnamese. She teaches at Oberlin College, where she edits Field.

Ted Genoways is the author of Bullroarer (Northeastern, 2001). He is the recipient of many prizes, including an NEA fellowship. He is the editor of the Virginia Quarterly Review, recently revamped under his aegis as the award-winning VQR.

Beena Kamlani’s stories have been published in the anthologies Growing Up Ethnic in America, Identity Lessons, and – forthcoming – Ploughshares. She is a fiction editor at Viking-Penguin, where she has worked with Saul Bellow, Robert Fagles, Donald Antrim, and others.

4/25/07

“Screen Captures.” A free public screening of new videos by students in Scott Nygren’s (UF, English) Spring 2007 graduate video production seminar. 7:30 PM. Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art.

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Fall 2006

8/27–11/5/06

“Let’s Talk About It!” A series of five discussions of modern Jewish literature led by Andrew Gordon (UF, English). The theme of the series is “A Mind of Her Own: Fathers and Daughters in a Changing World.” The discussion dates and books discussed are:

  • Aug. 27: Tevye the Dairyman, Sholem Aleichem
  • Sept. 10: Bread Givers, Anzia Yezierska
  • Oct. 1: 1185 Park Avenue, Anne Roiphe
  • Oct. 22: American Pastoral, Philip Roth
  • Nov. 5: Bee Season, Myla Goldberg

All five parts of the series will take place in the Hillel at UF library (Norman H. Lipoff Hall, 2020 West University Avenue), from 2–4 PM, with the exception of the October 1 discussion, which will take place from 10 AM–12 PM.

Let's Talk
9/14/06

Graduate Fiction & Poetry Reading. MFA students John Hart and Felice Lopez will read from their fiction and poetry in progress. 8 PM. Goerings Books, 3433 West University Avenue (Westgate Regency Shopping Center).

9/15/06

“The Neuroscience of Metafiction.”Norman Holland will give a lecture at the UF Veteran’s Administration Hospital. Room E-336, 1:30 PM.

9/21/06

Graduate Fiction & Poetry Reading. MFA students Magdelen Powers and Chris Shannon will read from their fiction and poetry in progress. 8 PM. Goerings Books, 3433 West University Avenue (Westgate Regency Shopping Center).

9/23/06

The September meeting of the North Florida chapter of the Jane Austen Society of North America-North Florida(JASNA) will be held at the Millhopper Branch of the Gainesville Public Library. The topic of discussion will be Austen’s Persuasion. 12–2 PM. For more information contact Amy Robinson <arobin@english.ufl.edu>.

9/28/06

Graduate Fiction & Poetry Reading. MFA students Cosme Caballero and Liz Femiano will read from their fiction and poetry in progress. 8 PM. Goerings Books, 3433 West University Avenue (Westgate Regency Shopping Center).

10/5/06

Graduate Fiction & Poetry Reading. MFA students Hayden Draper and Randy Romano will read from their fiction and poetry in progress. 8 PM. Goerings Books, 3433 West University Avenue (Westgate Regency Shopping Center).

10/9–10/11/06

“‘Who?’ or ‘What?’ – Jacques Derrida.” A conference to honor the legacy of Jacques Derrida. Plenary speakers include Hélène Cixous (Études Féminines, Université de Paris VIII), J. Hillis Miller (Doctor Honoris Causa, University of Florida), and Peggy Kamuf (University of Southern California).

Participants include Geoffrey Bennington (Emory University), Akira Mizuta Lippit (University of Southern California), Gabriele Schwab (University of California, Irvine), Elisabeth Weber (University of California, Santa Barbara), David Wills (University at Albany), John P. Leavey (UF, English), Gregory L. Ulmer (UF, English), Brigitte Weltman-Aron (UF, Romance Languages & Literatures), and Julian Wolfreys (UF, English).

The conference co-sponsors include the Office of the Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies; Department of English; and The France-Florida Research Institute; The University of Florida.

Jacques Derrida
10/12/06

Graduate Fiction & Poetry Reading. MFA students Charity Burns and Curtis D’Costa will read from their fiction and poetry in progress. 8 PM. Goerings Books, 3433 West University Avenue (Westgate Regency Shopping Center).

10/19/06

Graduate Fiction & Poetry Reading. MFA Students Meg Franklin, Heather Hamilton, Amanda Jones, Saara Raappana, and Greg Scherban will read from their fiction and poetry in progress. 8 PM. Goerings Books, 3433 West University Avenue (Westgate Regency Shopping Center).

10/19-10/20/06

“Reel: Fear – Horror, Suspense, and Anxiety in Postmodern Film.” The First Annual University of Florida Graduate Film Studies Group Symposium will include an October 19 screening of A Tale of Two Sisters (dir. Ji-woon Kim, 2003) and on October 20 a day of panels and keynote addresses by film scholars Kevin Heffernan (Southern Methodist University) and Adam Lowenstein (University of Pittsburgh).

Reel Fear
10/21/06

“FLEX,” the Florida Experimental Film/Video Festival, will screen a 16MM print of George Romero’s Night of The Living Dead. 9 PM. Tim & Terry’s (1419 NW 1st Avenue).

10/24/06

“FLEX,” the Florida Experimental Film/Video Festival, will screen Brad Neely’s celebrated comic reinterpretation of the Harry Potter films, Wizard People, dear readers. 8 PM. Reitz Union Cinema.

10/26/06

Graduate Fiction & Poetry Reading. MFA students Michele Lee and Daniel O’Malley will read from their fiction and poetry in progress. 8 PM. Goerings Books, 3433 West University Avenue (Westgate Regency Shopping Center).

11/2/06

Graduate Fiction & Poetry Reading. MFA students Sharon Lintz and Lee Pinkas will read from their fiction and poetry in progress. 8 PM. Goerings Books, 3433 West University Avenue (Westgate Regency Shopping Center).

11/2–11/3/06

“Contours of Captivity: Resignifying Expressions of Power,” the Sixth Annual English Graduate Association (EGO) Interdisciplinary Conference. The keynote speaker will be Marianne Hirsch (Columbia University).

Contours of Captivity
11/2–11/5/06

FLEX, the Florida Experimental Film/Video Festival, will hold its second biennial competitive festival. Craig Baldwin (Other Cinema, ATA Gallery), Andrea Grover (Aurora Picture Show), and Mike Plante (Sundance, Cinevegas, Cinemad) will be the special guest jurors for the Festival.

Flexfest 2006
11/9/06

Graduate Fiction & Poetry Reading. MFA students Kate Sweeney and Tarah Dunn will read from their fiction and poetry in progress. 8 PM. Goerings Books, 3433 West University Avenue (Westgate Regency Shopping Center).

11/16/06

Graduate Fiction & Poetry Reading. MFA students Leah Carroll, Melissa Garcia, and Andrew Wislocki will read from their fiction and poetry in progress. 8 PM. Goerings Books, 3433 West University Avenue (Westgate Regency Shopping Center).

11/18/06

“Silent Films/Loud Music” – “FLEX,” the Florida Experimental Film/Video Festival, will screen three silent films with a live musical accompaniment: the German Expressionist classic The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, the short “Dream of the Wild Horses,” and the 1940s Vitaphone compilation “Spills & Chills.” 10:30 PM. The Shamrock, 1017 West University Avenue. Admission: $5.00.

11/22/06

Ronald Carpenter (UF, English) will read from his recently-published book Rhetoric in Martial Deliberations and Decision Making: Cases and Consequences. 8 PM. Goerings Books, 3433 West University Avenue (Westgate Regency Shopping Center).

Rhetoric in Martial Deliberations

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