General Department Events

Department Events

For information on upcoming department speakers and events, view our department calendar.

 

Get to know this year’s visiting speakers and writers with our end-of-summer reading list

We’ve compiled an end-of-summer reading list featuring some of the exciting literary scholars and writers who are coming to Wake Forest this year. You can learn more about these speakers and other English department events on our events calendar. Fall 2018 Literary Events: An End-of-Summer Reading List   A. R. Ammons “About… Continue Reading: Get to know this year’s visiting speakers and writers with our end-of-summer reading list

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Carmen Giménez Smith will give a poetry reading on October 18 for the Dillon Johnston Writers Reading Series

The Wake Forest University Creative Writing program’s Dillon Johnston Writer Reading Series presents an evening with poet Carmen Giménez Smith on Thursday, October 18, at 6:00 p.m. in the Charlotte and Philip Hanes Art Gallery in Scales Fine Arts Center. The reading will be followed by a reception and a book signing. This… Continue Reading: Carmen Giménez Smith will give a poetry reading on October 18 for the Dillon Johnston Writers Reading Series

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Author John Crowley will give a reading on September 26 for the Dillon Johnston Writers Reading Series

The Wake Forest University Creative Writing program’s Dillon Johnston Writers Reading Series presents an evening with author John Crowley on Wednesday, September 26, at 6:30 p.m. in the Charlotte and Philip Hanes Art Gallery in Scales Fine Arts Center. The reading will be followed by a reception and a book signing. This… Continue Reading: Author John Crowley will give a reading on September 26 for the Dillon Johnston Writers Reading Series

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Scholar Devoney Looser to speak on the “Afterlife of Austen’s Sense & Sensibility” on Oct. 23

Devoney Looser, author of The Making of Jane Austen, will give a talk titled “The Afterlife of Austen’s Sense and Sensibility”  for the English department’s Dean Family Speaker Series October 23, 2018, at 4:30 p.m. in the ZSR Library Auditorium (Room 404). A book signing and reception will follow.  Dr. Looser, whose upcoming… Continue Reading: Scholar Devoney Looser to speak on the “Afterlife of Austen’s Sense & Sensibility” on Oct. 23

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English Department 2017-18 Student Awards

Fifteen majors, minors, and graduate students in the English department were recognized at the annual awards reception on April 25, 2018 in the Magnolia Room.      ENGLISH DEPARTMENT AWARD RECIPIENTS 2017-2018   Robert N. Shorter Medieval Prize: Ann Marie Noell Robert N. Shorter was the principal medievalist in the English department for 41… Continue Reading: English Department 2017-18 Student Awards

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Professor Sarah Hogan to deliver a Humanities Institute lecture on April 16

Assistant Professor of English Literature Sarah Hogan will deliver a lecture for the Wake Forest Humanities Institute on Monday, April 16, titled “Early English Utopias and the Capitalist-Imperialist Imaginary.” Drawing upon research from her forthcoming book, Professor Hogan will discuss how utopian authors from Thomas More to John Milton variously reimagined… Continue Reading: Professor Sarah Hogan to deliver a Humanities Institute lecture on April 16

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Dr. Josh Davies of King’s College London to give Medieval Studies talk on Feb. 26

Dr. Josh Davies of King’s College London will give a presentation titled “The Middle Ages as Property:  Nationalism, Race and Medieval Studies in Europe and the U.S.” on Monday, February 26, at 4 p.m. in Tribble Hall’s DeTamble Auditorium.  This lecture is sponsored by the Wake Forest University Medieval and… Continue Reading: Dr. Josh Davies of King’s College London to give Medieval Studies talk on Feb. 26

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Professor Naima Coster to read from her new novel Halsey Street on Feb. 28

Naima Coster, author and Visiting Assistant Professor in Creative Writing and Writing, will read from her new novel, Halsey Street, for the Dillon Johnston Writers Reading Series on Wednesday, February 28. The reading will begin at 6 p.m. in Hanes Art Gallery in Scales Fine Arts Center and be followed… Continue Reading: Professor Naima Coster to read from her new novel Halsey Street on Feb. 28

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Jean Howard to speak on “Rewriting Shakespeare: Bond’s Bingo” on March 15

Renowned Shakespeare scholar Jean Howard will give a Dean Family Series talk titled “Rewriting Shakespeare: Bond’s Bingo” on Thursday, March 15 at 4:30 p.m. in ZSR Library Auditorium (Room 404). A reception will follow. This event is free and open to the campus community and the general public.  Rewriting Shakespeare: Bond’s Bingo In Bingo Edward… Continue Reading: Jean Howard to speak on “Rewriting Shakespeare: Bond’s Bingo” on March 15

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Poet and Essayist Lia Purpura to give a reading on April 12 for the Dillon Johnston Writers Reading Series

Poet and essayist Lia Purpura will give a reading of her work at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 12, in Hanes Art Gallery, as part of the Dillon Johnston Writer Reading Series. A reception will follow. This free event is open to the campus community and the wider public.  Learn… Continue Reading: Poet and Essayist Lia Purpura to give a reading on April 12 for the Dillon Johnston Writers Reading Series

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