(Elizabeth Tshele MA'07)
DeGolyer Library, 6:30pm
Winner of the 2011 Caine Prize for African Writing for her short story “Hitting Budapest.” Her book, We Need New Names is forthcoming summer 2013 from Little, Brown (U.S.) and Chatto & Windus (U.K.). She’s currently a Stegner Fellow at Stanford.
4th Annual SMU English Alumni Career Panel
Location: Dedman Life Science Building, Rm. 0131
Date: April 9, 2013 at 6pm.
Reception to follow in the Dallas Hall Reading Room at 7:30pm, ground floor.
So you're an English major...now what? What career paths has your major prepared you for?
This career panel is designed to show you how the skills you learn as an English major can be of major benefit to you in the workforce and in your job search, expose you to a wide range of fields and industries you may not have considered, and introduce you to knowledgable alumni who will answer your questions and provide valuable networking contacts. Past English alumni panelists have come from fields as diverse as publishing/editing, finance, marketing, and medicine. Come take advantage of their expertise and get a head start on your future career!
The Languages of Pain:
What Poetry Can Tell Us about Pain, and What It Can’t.
An Interdisciplinary Discussion with Dr. Willard Spiegelman. Pain is personal, yet it constantly speaks.
Professor Willard Spiegelman, Hughes Distinguished Professor of English, will lecture on the ways that poets have articulated the inexpressible dimensions of pain, demonstrating the power of the poetic idiom to say what those in pain cannot. Professor Spiegelman will be joined by Thomas Mayo (Law), Robert Howell (Philosophy), and Rhonda Blair (Theater) who will place the poetic against the linguistic and performative demands of their own disciplines. How do actors, lawyers, and philosophers work with the inexpressible quality of pain? How does pain function in a court of law or on a stage? Join us for an interdisciplinary discussion of the languages of pain.
Thursday, April 11, 2013 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Fondren Science, Room 133
Organized by the Medicine & Humanities Fellows Seminar
For more information, visit www.smu.edu/Dedman/dcii