English Lectures and Events

Next Doctoral Lecture Series on November 7

The Doctoral Lecture series features presentations by our graduate students who are finishing their dissertations this year.  In these 30-minute presentations, the Ph.D. candidate will outline the scope of his or her dissertation project and demonstrate a focused reading of a text or texts that exemplifies the best work in the dissertation.  After a presentation of 30 minutes, the lecturer will take about 30 minutes of questions.  Students, faculty, and members of the public are welcome to attend.

 

The lectures will be on the following Fridays at 3:30pm in 101 Dallas Hall:

Sept. 12: Kristina Booker: “Domestic Servants and the Character of Value in Tom Jones.”

Oct. 3: Chris Goldsmith: "Without a master, one cannot be cleansed': Sovereignty, Filth, and the Eighteenth-Century Body.”

Oct. 24: Charles Wuest: "Chaucer's ‘Thing’ and William Caxton's Erasure of It.” 

Nov. 7: Bethany Williamson: “Gulliver’s Travels and the ‘True Spirit of Liberty'.” 

Dec. 5: Julianne Sandberg

Gilbert Lectures

Thursday, November 13, 2014 

Devoney Looser From Arizona State University

McCord Auditorium

6:00 – Reception

6:30 – Lecture

Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015

David Hall from Harvard

McCord Auditorium

6:00 – Reception

6:30 – Lecture

Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015

Shirley Lim from University of California, Santa Barbara

McCord Auditorium

6:00 – Reception

6:30 – Lecture

March 19-21, 2015

SMU LItfest

McCord Auditorium

April 9, 2015

College Language Association

George W. Bush Presidential Library

Reception Time – To be Announced