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Oct 1, 2020
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"What Comes Next?: The Present and Future of Literary Archives" with Amy Hildreth Chen

Virtual Session
4:30 pm

Please join us as Courtney Andree (UMass Press) introduces Amy Hildreth Chen (previously University of Iowa, now an Independent Scholar) for "What Comes Next?: The Present and Future of Literary...
Oct 6, 2020

Untimely Meditations: Abolition

Zoom
4:00 pm

Please join the English Graduate Organization (EGO)'s first Untimely Meditation, this Tuesday, October 6, 2020, at 4pm EST. ...
Oct 7, 2020

'Sea Monsters: Orlando Furioso and the Orc,' Rare Books in Conversation with Jeff Goodhind

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

How did people of the early modern period conceive of the ocean: a vast, unpredictable, dangerous, and hostile place? How is the sea transformed into an image of the monstrous, a force that must be...

"Sea Monsters: Orlando Furioso & the Orc" with Jeff Goodhind

Zoom
4:00 pm

Please join the Kinney Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies for "Sea Monsters: Orlando Furioso & the Orc," a rare book conversation with Center Librarian, Jeff Goodhind. ...
Oct 10, 2020

Article Writing and Structure

Zoom
3:13 pm

Join us for Article Writing and Structure, sponsored by the English Graduate Organization....
Oct 12, 2020

Mandatory "Orientation to the English Major" Session for English 200 Students

Zoom
5:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Students taking English 200 are required to attend one "Orientation to the English Major" session. Register here: https://umass-amherst.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUlc-2hrDIiGdEhBubghStKzZVQy0HfFHB-
Oct 13, 2020
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“Trump the Antisemantic" with Stephen Clingman

Zoom
4:00 pm

Join us for a talk by Stephen Clingman, “Trump the Antisemantic."  Attend on Zoom.

Mandatory "Orientation to the English Major" Session for English 200 Students

Zoom
5:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Students taking English 200 are required to attend one "Orientation to the English Major" session. Register here: https://umass-amherst.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwqd-Gqpz4jEtC4-G4J9UqEeewHDJpALsFq
Oct 15, 2020

Article Writing and Structure: An EGO Zoom Workshop

Zoom
4:00 pm

Join the English Graduate Organization for "Article Writing and Structure."...
Oct 17, 2020

Grounded Knowledge: Preservation

Online (Zoom)
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

A virtual workshop with local orchardist Matt Kaminsky, Gnarly Pippins & Dr. Marissa Nicosia, Cooking in the Archives...
Oct 20, 2020

Department Meeting

Zoom
4:00 pm

Agenda forthcoming.
Oct 21, 2020
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Music, Painting, and the Ideal of the "Renaissance (Wo)Man"

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

Talk by Walter Denny, Distinguished Professor of Art History, University of Massachusetts, Amherst...
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....