Ben Hornung ’18 writes in with an event sponsored by the English Majors Committee:
Do you want to meet English professors whose courses you might not have had? Do you want to know what your professors are into outside of the classroom–food, music, movies, art, sports? Do you want to enjoy free food and interesting conversation?
Come by Downey House this Friday at 4:30 PM to hear some English professors talk about how their scholastic and extra-curricular efforts overlap and feed into each other. All majors welcome for what should be a dope exploration of the importance of leading a life both analytic and artistic. Also, food!
Date: Friday, February 19
Time: 4:30-5:30 PM
Place: Downey House lounge
The English Majors’ Committee invites you to their annual Open Mic! This Friday, October 31st at 6 PM, Professor Lisa Cohen will read from her recent book All We Know: Three Lives. Hilton Als wanted to tell the world to read it minutes after he finished it, and you have the chance to hear it read to you this Friday. After Professor Cohen’s reading, the Russell House podium will be open to students. All are welcome to read, play music, or perform in any capacity. If you want to sign up to read, you can do so right here. There will be food, food for thought, and a good time to be had by all.
Time: 6 PM
Place: Russell House
From Alice Severs ’15:
Are you fascinated by the undead? Interested in writing a thesis?
The English Majors Committee invites YOU to a reading by Anya Morgan ’14, who will share an excerpt of her work and open the floor to questions afterward.
“In her thesis, Anya examines several iterations of zombie media from Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) to The Walking Dead (2010), unearthing a trajectory of American zombie representation that moves from an exotification of Haitian blackness to a reflection of our own national anxieties about consumerism, non-normative bodies, and epidemic.” Don’t miss out, or we will find you.
Date: Tuesday, March 4
Time: 4:30 – 5:30 PM
Place: Downey 113
From the literary lovelies of the English Majors Committee:
The English Majors Committee would like to invite you to an Open Mic Night on this Friday, February 21, at 7:00 pm, in the Downey House Lounge! This is an opportunity for all students to come and share their work with a friendly audience of fellow students and faculty. We welcome any work that can be read aloud, including fiction, nonfiction, poems, and plays.
If you would like to read, you can sign up in advance for a five-minute slot on the attached Google doc––we will also have a sign-up sheet at the event. We’ll start the night with a reading by our headliner, Professor Salvatore Scibona. As usual, there will be coffee and cookies to snack on.
The open mic night is open to students from all majors––feel free to pass this info along, and tell your friends!
Date: Friday, February 21st
Place: Downey House Lounge
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Here’s a chill opportunity for this Friday night from the English Majors Committee:
The English Majors Committee presents its second Open Mic, headlined by beloved writer and professor Clifford Chase!
Come read selections for your poetry, short stories, plays, and any other creative works. Fictional and nonfiction welcome. This event is open to the public, not just for English majors. Come to perform, or just come to listen, or just come for the coffee. Come one, come all.
Sign-ups for reading slots are available here. Alternatively, you can also come a few minutes early on Friday to sign up.
Cliff Chase is a writer whose work knows no bounds, crosses over from nonfiction to fiction and back. Chase is the author of Winkie, a novel challenging contemporary America through a teddy bear accused of terrorism. The Hurry-Up Song, meanwhile, is a memoir weaving together the lives of two gay brothers and detailing the pain of one’s eventual loss.
Learn more about the English Majors here.
Date: TOMORROW, Friday, February 22nd
Place: Downey House Lounge, 294 High Street
Interested in what the English majors writing theses have been up to? Next Tuesday, Cardner Clark ’13 will be giving a talk on her thesis topic, “The Magical World of Harry Potter Fan Fiction.” Come listen to how she chose the topic, what research she has done so far, and whatever else you have questions about. Whether you’re considering writing a thesis yourself or just a fan of Harry Potter, we’d love to have you.
The talk will be on Tuesday, November 27 at 4:30pm in Downey House, Room 113. This event is part of the English Major Talk Series sponsored by the Majors’ Committee, so stay tuned next semester for more thesis talks!
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Date: Tuesday, November 27
Place: Downey 113