General Department Events

Department Events

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

 

Jane Austen scholar Devoney Looser will give a Dean Family Speaker Series talk Oct. 23

Devoney Looser, author of The Making of Jane Austen, will give a talk 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.  Looser is Professor of English at Arizona State University and the author or… Continue Reading: Jane Austen scholar Devoney Looser will give a Dean Family Speaker Series talk Oct. 23

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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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Poet Jerome Rothenberg to give a reading on March 27 for the Dillon Johnston Writers Reading Series

The first speaker for 2018’s Dillon Johnston Writers Reading Series will be poet Jerome Rothenberg, who will give a reading of his work at 6 p.m. in the Charlotte and Philip Hanes Art Gallery of Scales Fine Arts Center on Tuesday, March 27, 2018. A reception will follow. This event… Continue Reading: Poet Jerome Rothenberg to give a reading on March 27 for the Dillon Johnston Writers Reading Series

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Writer John McNally to give a reading in Hanes Art Gallery November 16

Former English Department Writer in Residence John McNally will return to Wake Forest University on November 16 to give a reading as part of the Dillon Johnston Writers Reading Series. The reading will take place at 6 p.m. in the Charlotte and Philip Hanes Art Gallery within Scales Fine Arts… Continue Reading: Writer John McNally to give a reading in Hanes Art Gallery November 16

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Creative Writing program receives $10,000 gift from the family of Betty Jo Beeson Fitzpatrick

The family of Betty Jo Beeson Fitzpatrick ’50 recently gave $10,000 to the Wake Forest University English Department in support of the Dillon Johnston Writers Reading Series and the department’s Creative Writing program. This generous gift honors Betty Jo Beeson Fitzpatrick’s lifelong love of literature and learning. After graduating from… Continue Reading: Creative Writing program receives $10,000 gift from the family of Betty Jo Beeson Fitzpatrick

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Writer’s chat with award-winning author Amanda Ngoho Reavey offered on Thurs., Sept. 21

Students and faculty in the English Department and Creative Writing Minor, please join us! Reavey will discuss the craft of writing poetry, literary nonfiction, and memoir. This event will take place on Thursday, September 21st at 2:30pm in Ammons Lounge (A107 Tribble Hall). Amanda Ngoho Reavey is a poet and… Continue Reading: Writer’s chat with award-winning author Amanda Ngoho Reavey offered on Thurs., Sept. 21

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