English Department Colloquium
Please join us for a talk by Katherine O’Callaghan, Visiting Lecturer at Mount Holyoke College: “Loss and Silence in Finnegans Wake." Dr. Katherine O'Callaghan is a Visiting Lecturer at Mt. Holyoke College. Previous, she was an Irish Research Council Postdoctoral scholar at the School of English in Trinity College Dublin. Her PhD (University College Dublin), entitled The Space Between: Music and Language in the Writings of James Joyce, has formed the basis for a monograph now under completion.
CHINUA ACHEBE AND AFRICA IN THE GLOBAL IMAGINATION
On 18 February 1975, the great African writer Chinua Achebe presented a Chancellor’s Lecture at the University of Massachusetts, entitled ‘An Image of Africa: Racism in Conrad’s Heart of Darkness.’ Since that time, the lecture it has become celebrated and iconic: a remarkable moment both in literary criticism, and in a broader cultural assessment of how Africa has been perceived and represented in the Western world.
2015 Sidney Kaplan Lecture
Professor Bernstein will lecture from her book-in-progress, "White Angels, Black Threats: How Stories about Childhood Innocence Influence What We See, Think, and Feel about Race in America." This book, which addresses both academic and non-academic readers, explains how childhood innocence became racially distributed in the United States. September 29th 4:30 pm in the Cape Cod Lounge.
Graduate Placements Worldwide
Our program is keenly aware that the job market for college and university teachers of English has been tight for over two decades. But we are equally aware that the larger context of higher education is in a period of profound transformation – and that new opportunities are arising for job applicants who prepare themselves creatively for the new environment. Over the past seventeen years (1998-2015), approximately 60 per cent of our graduate job seekers have found teaching jobs.
Sep 21, 2015
Charles Moran, professor emeritus of English, died on June 21, 2015. Charlie joined the English Department in 1967, retiring in 2005, although he never fully retired. In “retirement,” while cycl...
Sep 16, 2015
Pictures from the English Department Reception Held at the Campus Center Hotel on September 16th
Jim Freeman, who retired last spring, was a member of our department for forty-seven years. An accomplished classicist, he translated numerous works from Greek and Latin and regularly taught a popular graduate course on classical influences on English literature. His research and teaching took him to several international venues, in Italy, Switzerland, Singapore, Ireland, Spain, and the Netherlands.More >