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Upcoming Events in the Department


The Past & Future of the Anthropocene
Monday, 23 Oct., 6:00 pm and Tuesday, 24 Oct., 6:00 pm in Smathers Library 100

Imagining Climate Change: Science and Humanities in Dialogue presents two guest lectures:

“The Anthropocene: Rethinking Environment & Society, Disciplines & Time”
Helmuth Trischler
Rachel Carson Center, Munich, Germany
Deutsches Museum, Munich

“Science & the Evolution of Planetary Politics: A Political Epistemology for the Anthropocene”
Franz Mauelshagen
Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies, Potsdam, Germany
Rachel Carson Center, Munich, Germany

The event is sponsored by the UF Center for European Studies with the assistance of a Getting to Know Europe grant funded by the European Union Delegation to the United States of America. Additional support comes from the Department of English and the George A. Smathers Libraries. All ICC events are free and open to the public. No advance registration is required.

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Kathy Williams Retirement Party
Friday, 27 Oct., 5:30 pm–7:30 pm in Herbert Library and the Main English Office

In celebration of Kathy, her service, her retirement, and her friendship, the Department will host a retirement party.

Thank you for everything, Kathy! We will all miss you very much!


Humanities PhDs at Work: Museums
Friday, 27 October 4:00 pm in Keene-Flint 005 (History Conference Room)

The CLAS Taskforce on Humanities PhDs invites you to “Humanities PhDs at Work,” a series of fora and workshops designed to inform graduate students about careers in the humanities other than faculty positions. The series features speakers with PhDs in the humanities discussing their jobs, how and why they chose their careers, and how others might prepare for them. All events will be videoed and available for viewing. Please join us.

Featured presentations include:

This event is sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the Department of History.


2017 Florida Writers Festival
Friday & Saturday, 3–4 November in Uslter Hall Atrium (click here for details)

The Florida Writers Festival will feature Lydia Davis, Lawrence Joseph, Rachel Cusk, and Paul Muldoon. The authors will read from their works and hold informal talks. All events will take place in the Ustler Hall Atrium on the University of Florida campus. The festival is free and open to the public.

The festival, which is in its 68th year, is presented by the 2018 class of MFA@FLA, the Creative Writing Program of the Department of English, University of Florida, and sponsored by The Center for Gender, Sexualities, and Women’s Studies Research, the French Department, and the France Florida Research Institute. It is made possible by generous donations from Terry and Dorothy Smiljanich and the Office of the Provost of the University of Florida.

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