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Oct 27, 2020

Fall 2020 HFA Alumni Zoom Panel

Zoom
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Please join us for an evening of conversation and stories with UMass HFA alumni about how HFA majors can impact the world through their careers. Panel introductions will be followed by breakout...
Oct 28, 2020

Holly Black and Lemony Snicket visit the UMass Amherst MFA

Zoom
11:45 am

Authors Holly Black and Lemony Snicket will visit Edie Meidav's Intimate Voice class, and will afterward be introduced by MFA candidates for an open Q and A. Black's The Cruel Prince and Handler's...
Oct 29, 2020

Alt-Ac Career Panel

Zoom
2:00 pm

Join the English Graduate Organization and Prof.  Mazen Naous, Associate Graduate Program Director for a Zoom alt-ac career panel....
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Visiting Writers Series Hosts Maaza Mengiste

Zoom
6:00 pm

Please join the Visiting Writers Series in hosting Maaza Mengiste. The reading will be followed by a conversation and Q&A with MFA prose faculty member, Sabina Murray....
Nov 9, 2020

Department Meeting

Zoom
2:30 pm

Details forthcoming.

Community Shakespeare: Antony and Cleopatra with special guest, Jessica Bauman

Online Session (Zoom)
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Community Shakespeare with Marie Roche, Ph.D. UMass and guest scholar, Jessica Bauman, director of Arden Everywhere...
Nov 10, 2020

'From Coral to Constellations: The Story of Cetus in Ovid's Metamorphoses,' Rare Books in Conversation with Jeff Goodhind

Online Session (Zoom)
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

What are the origin stories that we tell about natural occurrences? Ovid's epic poem, Metamorphoses, mythologizes the human and natural world’s capacity for transformation, particularly between...

EGO Untimely Meditations: Citizenship

Zoom
4:00 pm

Details forthcoming.
Nov 11, 2020

Fellowship and Postdoc Workshop with Karen Kelsky

Zoom
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Join us for a workshop for graduate students with Karen Kelsky, the author of The Professor Is In. The workshop will focus on applying for fellowships and postdocs and, while it is geared toward...
Nov 12, 2020
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Visiting Writers Series Hosts Nathaniel Mackey

Virtual Session
6:00 pm

Nathaniel Mackey is the author of six books of poetry, the most recent of which is Blue Fasa (New Directions, 2015); an ongoing prose work, From a Broken Bottle Traces of Perfume Still Emanate,...
Nov 17, 2020
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“Life Among Empires” with Laura Doyle

Zoom
4:00 pm

Please join us for a lecture titled “Life Among Empires” with Laura Doyle. Zoom link forthcoming.
Nov 18, 2020

European Museums With or Without Walls: Holding and Beholding Virgil In England Between Gutenberg and Milton

Online Session (Zoom)
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

A talk by Tim Markey, Worcester Academy...
Dec 7, 2020

Community Shakespeare: Troilus and Cressida with special guest, Jessica Bauman

Online Session (Zoom)
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Community Shakespeare with Marie Roche, Ph.D. UMass and guest scholar, Jessica Bauman, director of Arden Everywhere...