Calendar of Events

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

Spring 2009

1/19/09

Tournées French Film Festival 2009. La Faute á Fidel [Blame it on Fidel]. (Dir. Julie Garvas, 1999.) 7 & 9:15 PM. Hippodrome State Theatre, 25 SE 2nd Place, Gainesville.

1/20/09

Tournées French Film Festival 2009. Elle s’appelle Sabine [Her Name is Sabine]. (Dir. Sandrine Bonnaire, 2008.) 7 & 9 PM. Hippodrome State Theatre, 25 SE 2nd Place, Gainesville.

1/20/09

RISK Cinema Series. “At Sea.” Dir. Peter Hutton. Co-sponsored by FLEX Films. 7:30 PM, Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art. Admission is $4.00 for the general public, $3.00 for students, and free for Harn Museum members.

1/22/09

The Department’s Composition and Rhetoric Search Committee will provide public forums for candidates to present their research and teaching interests. Brooke Rollins will have her research presentation at 2 PM in 219 Dauer.

1/23/09

The Department’s Composition and Rhetoric Search Committee will provide public forums for candidates to present their research and teaching interests. Brooke Rollins will have her teaching presentation at 2 PM in 219 Dauer.

1/24/09

Jane Austen Society of North America. C. John Sommerville, Professor Emeritus of English History in the Department of History at UF, will present “Jane As Outsider: Why She Was Old-Fashioned Even For Her Own Day.” 12–2 PM, Alachua County Library, Tower Road Branch . For more information, contact Amy Robinson <arobin@ufl.edu>.

1/26/09

Tournées French Film Festival 2009. La Question humaine [Heart Beat Detector]. (Dir. Nicolas Klotz, 2007.) 7 & 9:40 PM. Hippodrome State Theatre, 25 SE 2nd Place, Gainesville.

1/27/09

The Department’s Composition and Rhetoric Search Committee will provide public forums for candidates to present their research and teaching interests. Janice Fernheimer will have her research presentation at 1:30 PM in 219 Dauer.

1/27/09

Japanese Fim Series Sponsored by Center for Asian Studies. Postman Blues (Dir. Sabu) and Mind Game (Dir. Yuasa Masaaki). 7 PM. Hippodrome State Theatre, 25 SE 2nd Place, Gainesville.

1/28/09

The Department’s Composition and Rhetoric Search Committee will provide public forums for candidates to present their research and teaching interests. Janice Fernheimer will have her teaching presentation at 2 PM in 219 Dauer.

1/29/09

MFA@FLA Fiction & Poetry Reading. MFA students Emily Kissell and Eric Smith will read from their fiction and poetry. 8 PM. Volta Coffee, 48 SW 2nd Street.

2/2/09

Tournées French Film Festival 2009. 2 Days in Paris. (Dir. Julie Delpy, 2007.) 7 & 9 PM. Hippodrome State Theatre, 25 SE 2nd Place, Gainesville.

2/3/09

Tournées French Film Festival 2009. Ne Touchez pas la hâche [Duchess of Langeais]. (Dir. Jacques Rivette, 2007). 7 & 9:30 PM. Hippodrome State Theatre, 25 SE 2nd Place, Gainesville.

2/3/09

RISK Cinema Series. “Trouble the Water.” Dir. Tia Lessin and Carl Deal. 7:30 PM, Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art. Admission is $4.00 for the general public, $3.00 for students, and free for Harn Museum members.

2/5/09

The Department’s Composition and Rhetoric Search Committee will provide public forums for candidates to present their research and teaching interests. James Brown will have his research presentation at 2 PM in 219 Dauer.

2/5/09

MFA@FLA Fiction & Poetry Reading. MFA students K.P. Giordano and Matt Frazer will read from their fiction and poetry. 8 PM. Volta Coffee, 48 SW 2nd Street.

2/6/09

The Department’s Composition and Rhetoric Search Committee will provide public forums for candidates to present their research and teaching interests. James Brown will have his teaching presentation at 2 PM in 219 Dauer.

2/10/09

Japanese Fim Series Sponsored by Center for Asian Studies. When a Woman Ascends the Stairs [Onna ga kaidan wo agaru toki]. (Dir. Naruse Mikio). 7 PM. Hippodrome State Theatre, 25 SE 2nd Place, Gainesville.

2/13/09

Sitting at the Table of Change. Debra Walker King speaks about her book African Americans and the Culture of Pain at a reception for ongoing exhibit “Reflecting on African Americans: History and Culture.” 1–2:30 PM. Smathers Library East, second floor.

2/17/09

Conversations in Children’s Literature. Curator of the Baldwin Library for Historical Children's Literature Rita Smith will present “Randolph Caldecott and the Caldecott Award.” Sponsored by the Center for Children's Literature and Culture and the Baldwin Library of Historical Children's Literature. For more information, contact Ramona Caponegro at <ramonac@ufl.edu>. 7 PM. Goerings Book Store, 1717 NW First Avenue.

2/17/09

RISK Cinema Series. “Bernadette,” Dir. Duncan Campbell and “Wild Combination: A Portrait of Arthur Russell,” Dir. Matt Wolf. 7:30 PM, Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art. Admission is $4.00 for the general public, $3.00 for students, and free for Harn Museum members.

2/19/09

MFA@FLA Fiction & Poetry Reading. MFA students Claire Barwise and Di Smith will read from their fiction and poetry. 8 PM. Volta Coffee, 48 SW 2nd Street.

2/20-2/26/09

FLEX,” the Florida Experimental Film/Video Festival, the annual showcase for short media by national and international artists, will take place at several venues in Gainesville. For more information, see the FLEX WWW site.

2/26/09

MFA@FLA Fiction & Poetry Reading. MFA students Jason Stuart and Todd Styles will read from their fiction and poetry. 8 PM. Volta Coffee, 48 SW 2nd Street.

3/3/09

RISK Cinema Series. “The Chicken Soup.” Dir. Mario Rizzi. 7:30 PM, Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art. Admission is $4.00 for the general public, $3.00 for students, and free for Harn Museum members.

 

 

3/4/09

Ex-foliations; Reading Machines and the Upgrade Path. Terry Harpold discusses his new book. 8 PM. Goerings Book Store, 1717 NW First Avenue.

Ex-foliations: Reading Machines and the Upgrade Path
3/5/09

MFA@FLA Fiction & Poetry Reading. MFA students Kevin Hyde and Ian Gazarek will read from their fiction and poetry. 8 PM. Volta Coffee, 48 SW 2nd Street.

3/6-3/7/09

“Discursive Treatments of Media and Materiality.” The Digital Assembly will be holding its 4th annual conference. The keynote speaker will be Bill Seaman (Chair of the Graduate Digital+Media Department, Rhode Island School of Design). For more information, see the conference website or contact Elise Takehana <takehana@ufl.edu>.

Digital Assembly 4th Annual Conference: Discursive Treatments of Media and Materiality
3/17/09

Conversations in Children’s Literature. UF Professor of Education Linda Lamme will present “Books to Appeal to Black Boys: African and African American Books by and about Men and Boys.” Sponsored by the Center for Children's Literature and Culture and the Baldwin Library of Historical Children’s Literature. For more information, contact Ramona Caponegro at <ramonac@ufl.edu>. 7 PM. Goerings Book Store, 1717 NW First Avenue.

3/17/09

Japanese Fim Series Sponsored by Center for Asian Studies. Age of Assassins [Satsujinkyo jidai] (Dir. Okamoto Kihachi) and Cure [Kyua] (Dir. Kurosawa Kiyoshi). 7 PM. Hippodrome State Theatre, 25 SE 2nd Place, Gainesville.

3/19/09

MFA@FLA Fiction & Poetry Reading. MFA students Jenna Wood and Phoebe North will read from their fiction and poetry. 8 PM. Volta Coffee, 48 SW 2nd Street.

3/21-3/22/09

Convergences: Comics, Culture and Globalization.The 7th annual UF Conference on Comics and Graphic Novels will include speakers Jessica Abel (Cartoonist/author: La Perdida, Drawing Words and Writing Pictures), Sara Cooper (Associate Professor, Foreign Languages Department, CSU Chico), Matt Madden (Cartoonist/author: 99 Ways to Tell a Story: Exercises in Style, Drawing Words and Writing Pictures), and Susan Napier (Professor of German, Russian, and Asian Languages and Literature, Tufts University).

Conference events will be held at the Alachua County Headquarters Library, 401 East University Avenue. On the 22nd, Susan Napier will present the keynote address. 9 AM. Ustler Hall.

For more information, see the conference WWW site.

Convergences: Comics, Culture, Globalization
3/26-3/28/09

“States of Suspension,” the Eleventh Annual Conference of the Marxist Reading Group. The keynote speaker will be Michael Hardt (Professor of Literature and Italian, Duke University). His recent and current research focuses on legal, political, economic, social, and cultural dynamics of globalization as well as global resistance movements and alternatives to neoliberal global capitalism. He is the author of Gilles Deleuze: A Philosophical Apprenticeship (1993) and coauthor, with Antonio Negri, of Labor of Dionysus: A Critique of the State Form (1994), Empire (2000), and Multitude: War and Democracy in the Age of Empire (2004). Hardt will give his address Friday, March 27. 7 PM. Ustler Hall Atrium, 2nd floor.

For the full schedule, see the conference WWW site.

11th Annual MRG Conference: States of Suspension
3/26/09

MFA@FLA Fiction & Poetry Reading. MFA students Kate Megear and Ellen Snead will read from their fiction and poetry. 8 PM. Volta Coffee, 48 SW 2nd Street.

4/2/09

MFA@FLA Fiction & Poetry Reading. MFA students Tony Luebbert and Beth Ferda will read from their fiction and poetry. 8 PM. Volta Coffee, 48 SW 2nd Street.

4/4/09

Jane Austen Society of North America will discuss Pride and Prejudice. 12–2 PM, Alachua County Library, Tower Road Branch . For more information, contact Amy Robinson <arobin@ufl.edu>.

4/9/09

MFA@FLA Poetry Reading. MFA@FLA poetry faculty Debora Greger, Michael Hofmann, William Logan and Sidney Wade will read from their work. 8 PM. Volta Coffee, 48 SW 2nd Street.

 

4/9-4/11/09

The Department of English’s Eighth Annual “American Cultures” Symposium, “American Studies/American Universities,” will include speakers Roderick Ferguson (University of Minnesota), Marc Bousquet (Santa Clara University), Ellen Schrecker (Yeshiva University), and Elizabeth Freeman (UC Davis).

For the full listing of symposium events, see the schedule.

Eight Annual "American Cultures" Symposium, "American Studies/American Universities"
4/19/09

If the Heart Is Lean. Margaret Luongo reads from her new book, sixteen stories of people that find themselves in odd and sometimes surreal situations, requiring them to view their own lives with a new perspective. Luongo teaches creative writing at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. She is a graduate of MFA@FLA. 2 PM. Goerings Book Store, 1717 NW First Avenue.

If the Heart is Lean
4/21/09

Conversations in Children’s Literature. John Cech will present “Tales of Retelling Tales -- Aesop, the Grimms, Hoffmann, and Perrault.” Sponsored by the Center for Children's Literature and Culture and the Baldwin Library of Historical Children's Literature. For more information, contact Ramona Caponegro at <ramonac@ufl.edu>. 7 PM. Goerings Book Store, 1717 NW First Avenue.

Fall 2008

9/11/08

MFA@FLA Fiction & Poetry Reading. MFA students Beau Golwitzer and Karin Lightstone will read from their fiction and poetry. 8 PM. Volta Coffee, 48 SW 2nd Street.

9/13/08

Jane Austen Society of North America.Carrie Bolte (PhD candidate, English) will present “Jane Austen and the Domestic Traveler” to JASNA about “deliciously selfish tourists” in Austen’s novels. 12–2 PM. Alachua County Public Library, Tower Road Branch. For more information, contact Amy Robinson <arobin@english.ufl.edu>.

9/18/08

MFA@FLA Fiction & Poetry Reading. MFA students James Davis and Rachel Khong will read from their fiction and poetry. 8 PM. Volta Coffee, 48 SW 2nd Street.

9/21/08

A Fish in the Moonlight: Growing Up in the Bone Marrow Unit. Sidney Homan discusses his new book. 2 PM. Goerings Book Store, 1717 NW First Avenue.

A Fish in the Moonlight: Growing Up in the Bone Marrow Unit
9/25/08

Poetry reading by Debora Greger’s section of CRW 6331 in celebration of the exhibit Almost Alice, local artist Maggie Taylor’s illustrations for Alice in Wonderland. 7 PM, Harn Museum of Art.

10/1/08

A poetry reading by Robin Robertson. Robin Robertson is from the northeast coast of Scotland and now lives in London. A Painted Field (Harcourt) won a number of awards on first publication in the UK, including the 1997 Forward Prize for Best First Collection and the Scottish First Book of the Year Award. A second collection, Slow Air, appeared in 2002. His poetry appears regularly in the London Review of Books, the New York Review of Books and The Times Literary Supplement. He recently compiled and edited Mortification: Writers’ Stories of their Public Shame (Fourth Estate, 2003). In 2004 he received the E.M. Forster Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. His third collection, Swithering (Harcourt 2006), won the 2006 Forward Prize, the Scotish Arts Council Poetry Award and was shortlisted for the the T.S. Eliot Prize for 2006. His new translation of Euripides’ Medea has been published by Free Press. He is the first poet to have won both the Best First Collection and the Best Collection prize. 8 PM. Smathers Library East, Room 1A.

Robertston is also an editor at Jonathan Cape in London and in that capacity will conduct an informal meeting with English department students. 3:30 PM. Location TBA.

10/2/08

Poetry reading by William Logan and Debora Greger to celebrate the publication of their new books. 7 PM, Harn Museum of Art.

10/9/08

MFA@FLA Fiction & Poetry Reading. MFA students Diya Chaudhuri and Halvor Aakhus will read from their fiction and poetry. 8 PM. Volta Coffee, 48 SW 2nd Street.

10/23/08

MFA@FLA Fiction & Poetry Reading. MFA student Philip Pinch will read from his fiction. 8 PM. Volta Coffee, 48 SW 2nd Street.

10/29/08

A Reading by Honor Moore. 8 PM. Smathers Library East, Room 1A.

Moore is the author of The Bishop’s Daughter (2008), a memoir, published in paperback in May, 2009 by W.W. Norton, which has also reissued her 1996 biography, The White Blackbird: A Life of the Painter Margaret Sargent by Her Granddaughter, which was a New York Times Notable Book in 1996. Moore is the author of three collections of poems: Red Shoes, Darling, and Memoir. Her play, Mourning Pictures, was produced on Broadway and published in The New Women’s Theatre: Ten Plays by Contemporary American Women, which she edited. Moore has received awards and fellowships in poetry and playwriting from the National Endowment for the Arts, The New York State Council for the Arts and the Connecticut Commission for the Arts and in 2004 was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship. She is the editor of Amy Lowell: Selected Poems for the Library of America and wrote the afterword to The Stray Dog Cabaret, A Book of Russian Poems translated by Paul Schmidt. She teaches in the graduate writing programs at the New School and Columbia University School of the Arts. From 2005 to 2007, she was an off-Broadway theatre critic for The New York Times.

11/3/08

MEMS November Stammtisch Graduate Talk.Randi Marie Smith, a doctoral candidate in the Department of English, will present “Confessing Communication: Moments of Metapoeisis in Quarles’s Emblemes (1635).” 4 PM. MEMS Reading Room, Dauer 237. For more information, please contact Randi Marie Smith <randims@ufl.edu>.

11/5/08

African Americans and the Culture of Pain. Debra Walker King discusses her new book. 8 PM. Goerings Book Store, 1717 NW First Avenue.

A Fish in the Moonlight: Growing Up in the Bone Marrow Unit
11/6/08

MFA@FLA Fiction & Poetry Reading. MFA students Jessica Hammack and David Blanton will read from their fiction and poetry. 8 PM. Volta Coffee, 48 SW 2nd Street.

11/6–11/7/08

2008 EGO Conference “Cultural Currency and Literary Exchange: Cultivating Texts as Commodity.” The keynote speaker will be Susan Rosenbaum (Associate Professor of English, University of Georgia). For the conference schedule, visit the conference website.

11/7-11/8/08

2008 Florida Writers Festival, 2nd edition. Readings and informal talks by Pete Dexter, Marshall N. Klimasewiski, and Elizabeth Spires. Smathers Library East, Room 1A.

Marshall Klimazewiski and Elizabeth Spires will read on Friday, and Pete Dexter will read on Saturday, at 8 PM. The informal talks will occur at 12 PM Saturday.

  • Pete Dexter is the author of the National Book Award-winning Paris Trout and five other novels: God’s Pocket, Deadwood, Brotherly Love, The Paperboy, and Train. His most recent book is Paper Trails: True Stories of Confusion, Mindless Violence, and Forbidden Desires, A Surprising Number Of Which Are Not About Marriage. He lives on an island off the coast of Washington.
  • Marshall N. Klimasewiski’s stories have appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Tri-quarterly, The Yale Review, Ploughshares, Subtropics, and Best American Short Stories. He is the author of the novel The Cottagers and the story collection Tyrants, both published by W. W. Norton. He received his MA from Boston University and his MFA from Bowling Green State University, and now directs the Writing Program at Washington University in St. Louis.
  • Elizabeth Spires is the author of the poetry collections Globe, Swan’s Island, Annonciade, Worldling, Now The Green Blade Rises, and The Wave Maker. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, Poetry, and The Paris Review, among other journals. Her books for children include The Mouse of Amherst and, forthcoming in January 2009, I Heard God Talking to Me: William Edmonson and His Stone Carvings. Her awards include the Amy Lowell Travelling Poetry Scholarship, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and the Witter Brynner Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. She teaches at Goucher College.
2008 Florida Writers' Festival
11/19/08

Medieval and Early Modern Film and Media. Richard Burt discusses his new book. 8 PM. Goerings Book Store, 1717 NW First Avenue.

Medieval and Early Modern Film and Media
 
11/20/08

MFA@FLA Fiction & Poetry Reading. MFA students Laura Deily and Sarah Sheldon will read from their fiction and poetry. 8 PM. Volta Coffee, 48 SW 2nd Street.