Calendar of Events

Unless otherwise noted, all events are open to the public and free of charge.

Spring 2006

1/19/06

David Leavitt will read from his new book, The Man Who Knew Too Much: Alan Turing and the Invention of the Computer. 8 PM. Goerings Books, 3433 West University Avenue (Westgate Regency Shopping Center).

The Man Who Knew Too Much
1/25/06

Stephanie Smith will read from her new book, Household Words. 8 PM. Goerings Books, 3433 West University Avenue (Westgate Regency Shopping Center).

Household Words
1/26/06

“An Evening with Avi,” the award-winning children’s book author co-sponsored by UF’s Center for Children’s Literature and Culture and the Alachua County Library District. 7 PM. Alachua County Library District Headquarters, 401 E. University Avenue, Room A.

1/26/06

MFA at Florida Fiction & Poetry Reading. MFA students Dan Levine and Adam Vines will read from their fiction and poetry in progress. 8 PM. Goerings Books, 3433 West University Avenue (Westgate Regency Shopping Center).

1/27/06

Amy Allen (Associate Professor of Philosophy/Women’s and Gender Studies, Dartmouth College), “The Politics of Our Selves: Power, Autonomy, and Gender in Contemporary Critical Theory.” Co-sponsored by DAAD, CES, UFIC and the Departments of Political Science, Sociology, English, and Germanic and Slavic Studies. 1 PM. 216 Anderson Hall.

1/31/06

“FLEX,” the Florida Experimental Film/Video Festival, will screen 16MM prints of “Hapax Legomena 1 (nostalgia)” and “Zorns Lemma,” celebrated but rarely-seen films by American avant-garde filmmaker Hollis Frampton. 8 PM. WARPHaus Gallery, 818 NW 1st Avenue.

2/2/06

MFA at Florida Fiction & Poetry Reading. MFA students Laura Paul and Troy Teegarden will read from their fiction and poetry in progress. 8 PM. Goerings Books, 3433 West University Avenue (Westgate Regency Shopping Center).

2/3/06

The 1930 silent experimental film “Borderline,” directed by Kenneth McPherson and featuring Paul Robeson and the poet H.D., will be shown by Marsha Bryant in a public screening. “Borderline” is very rarely screened – it hasn’t been shown in Gainesville in more than a decade and there is only one circulating copy available in North America. 1:30 PM. Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art (Chandler Auditorium).

2/9/06

MFA at Florida Fiction & Poetry Reading. MFA students Antonio Garza and Allen Jih will read from their fiction and poetry in progress. 8 PM. Goerings Books, 3433 West University Avenue (Westgate Regency Shopping Center).

 
2/10/06

“Rethinking Race and Domesticity in American Culture.” The Department of English’s fourth annual “American Cultures” symposium. Speakers include Paula Bernat Bennett (Professor Emerita, Southern Illinois University), Karen Sanchez-Eppler (Professor of American Studies and English, Amherst College), and Deborah McDowell (Alice Griffin Professor of English, University of Virginia).

Race and Domesticity
2/17–2/18/06

Florida Writers Festival. Public readings and seminars by invited authors and poets, including Jo Ann Beard, David Kirby, Barbara Hamby, and Scott Spencer.

2006 Florida Writers Festival
2/18/06

Susan Jones (Assistant Professor of Literature, Palm Beach Atlantic University), “The Austen Code: Secrets of the Sisterhood.” The February meeting of the North Florida chapter of the Jane Austen Society of North America-North Florida (JASNA) will feature a lecture by Professor Jones on sewing and needlework in Austen’s novels and letters. 219 Dauer Hall. 11:30 AM–1:30 PM. For more information contact Amy Robinson <arobin@english.ufl.edu>.

2/20–3/31/06

“East of West: Florida Enchantments and Victorian Tourism,” an exhibit curated by Department of English graduate students Joel Adams and Jaimy Mann. Grinter Gallery, Grinter Hall.

2/21/06

Bent Sørensen (Associate Professor of English, Department of American Literature and Culture of Aalborg University, Denmark), “Narratives of Disorder/Disorders of Narrative.” 4–5:30 PM. Keen-Flint 5 (History Seminar Room). Sponsored by the Institute for the Psychological Study of the Arts. Follow the “more” link for more information.

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2/23/06

MFA at Florida Fiction & Poetry Reading. MFA students Heather Hamilton and Dave Reidy will read from their fiction and poetry in progress. 8 PM. Goerings Books, 3433 West University Avenue (Westgate Regency Shopping Center).

 

2/24–2/25/06

“Comics and Childhood,” the 4th Annual Interdisciplinary UF Comics Conference. Guest speakers include comic artists and scholars Molly Bang, Charles Hatfield, Philip Nel, Nate Powell, Matt Thorn, and Bill Willingham.

Comics and Childhood
2/28/06

American historian and activist Howard Zinn will speak at the Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts (315 Hull Road, UF Campus). 8 PM. Free advance tickets are available at the Civic Media Center and at Goerings Books, 3433 West University Avenue (Westgate Regency Shopping Center). Zinn’s lecture will be preceded by an informal “Dinner with Howard Zinn,” 5:30–7 PM, at the Matheson Museum (513 East University Avenue). Tickets for the dinner are $20, at the door (call 352-373-0010 for more information.) His visit to Gainesville is co-sponsored by the Civic Media Center and UF’s Center for Children’s Literature and Culture. Follow the “more” link for more information.

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3/2/06

MFA at Florida Fiction & Poetry Reading. MFA students Elizabeth Kaiser and Meg Shevenock will read from their fiction and poetry in progress. 8 PM. Goerings Books, 3433 West University Avenue (Westgate Regency Shopping Center).

3/2–3/4/06

“Art in the Age of Globalization: Directions in Contemporary Art Since 1989.” This two-day symposium will bring together a select group of art historians, cultural critics, artists and theorists to explore the changing meaning of art in an era of globalization. The symposium is sponsored by the Harn Eminent Scholar Chair in Art History.

Art in the Age of Globalization
3/8–3/11/06

“In Fairness to Future Generations,” the 12th Annual Public Interest Environmental Conference, will be held in the UF Reitz Union. The Conference is co-sponsored by UF’s Center for Children’s Literature and Culture and Public Interest Environmental Conference Committee, and the National Association of Environmental Law Societies. The CCLC is presenting the track “Transforming Encounters III: Children and the Environment.” Keynote speakers include: Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., author of Crimes Against Nature; Richard Louv, author of Last Child in the Woods; Sylvia Earle, National Geographic Underwater Explorer and Former NOAA Chief Scientist; and Carol Browner, Former EPA Administrator. Follow the “more” link for more information and the conference schedule.

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3/20–3/23/06

African Film Festival Traveling Series. Screenings of short and full-length films by African directors, in several African and European languages with English subtitles. The Series is part of Black Graduate Student Organization (BGSO) Week 2006, and is co-sponsored by the Department of English, The France-Florida Research Institute, the Center for African Studies, and the Transnational and Global Studies Center. Follow the “more” link for a schedule of screening times and locations.

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3/21/06

RISK Cinema Series. “Head-On.” Dir. Fatih Akin. (2004, 121 minutes). The film will be introduced by Amy Abugo Ongiri (UF, English). 7:30 PM, Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art. Admission is $4.00 for the general public, $3.00 for students, and free for Harn Museum members.

3/21–5/21/06

“(Re)Collecting British Women Writers: Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century British Women Writers in Special Collections.” The exhibit focuses on UF’s George A. Smathers Libraries’ special collections related to eighteenth- and nineteenth-century women writers and literature about and for women and girls. Exhibited items include children’s books, scientific and naturalist texts, poems and letters, novels, and women’s biographies. Curated by Department of English graduate student Cathlena Martin, the exhibit runs through May 21. Second floor exhibition gallery, Library East.

3/23/06

MFA at Florida Fiction & Poetry Reading. MFA students Matt Ladd and Eric Maxson will read from their fiction and poetry in progress. 8 PM. Goerings Books, 3433 West University Avenue (Westgate Regency Shopping Center).

3/23/06

Samuel Weber (Avalon Foundation Professor of Humanities, Northwestern University), “Parting With – Mediality in the Early Work of Walter Benjamin.” 2–4 PM. 219 Dauer Hall. The lecture is co-sponsored by the Department of English, The France-Florida Research Institute, The Center for Jewish Studies and the Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies.

3/23–3/26/06

“(Re)Collecting British Women Writers.” UF hosts the 14th Annual Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century British Women Writers Conference.

Dr. Syntax
3/24/06

Dietmar Köveker (DAAD Visiting Professor, Departement de Philosophie, Université de Montréal), “A Sense of Critique: On Foucault’s Thinking of Resistance.” 1 PM. 216 Anderson Hall. The lecture is co-sponsored by DAAD, UFIC, UF’s Center for European Studies and the Departments of Political Science, Sociology, English and Germanic and Slavic Studies.

3/30/06

MFA at Florida Alumni Reading Series. C. Dale Young (MFA, 1993) will read published and new poetry. 12 PM. Communicore Medical Lecture Hall, C1-4, UF College of Medicine.

3/30-4/1/06

The Eighth Annual Conference of the Marxist Reading Group. Keynote speakers: Peter Hitchcock (Professor, Baruch College and the Graduate School, CUNY) and Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak (Avalon Foundation Professor in the Humanities, Columbia University). Follow the “more” link for a conference schedule.

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3/31/06

James Garabino (Maude C. Clarke Chair in Humanistic Psychology, Loyola University, Chicago), author of See Jane Hit, will discuss his book and ongoing research on changing patterns of physical aggression by girls and young women in American culture. His talk is sponsored by UF’s Center for Children’s Literature and Culture. 3 PM. Goerings Books, 3433 West University Avenue (Westgate Regency Shopping Center).

3/31/06

Graduate Student Council Research Forum. The Forum will include presentations by graduate students from many UF departments, showcasing their ongoing research. Follow the “more” link for more information.

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4/6/06

MFA at Florida Fiction & Poetry Reading. MFA students Stephen Priest, Jessica Murray and Tania Underwood will read from their fiction and poetry in progress. 8 PM. Goerings Books, 3433 West University Avenue (Westgate Regency Shopping Center).

4/6–4/7/06

“Video Games and the Alien/Other,” the Second Annual UF Games Studies Conference, sponsored by the Games Studies Group. Keynote speaker: Lee Sheldon. April 6, 8 AM – 5 PM, Anderson Hall; 6:30 PM, Digital Worlds Institute, Norman Hall. April 7, 9 AM –5 PM, Digital Worlds Institute, Norman Hall.

Game Studies 2006
4/7/06

Juliet Flower MacCannell (Professor Emerita, University of California, Irvine), “Hitchcock’s Shadow of a Doubt, or, Tragedy after Lacan.” 1 PM. 215 Dauer Hall.

4/25/06

A screening of experimental videos by students in Roger Beebe’s Spring 2006 ENG 4136 production course. 7 PM, Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art.

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Fall 2005

9/8/05

Jill Ciment will read from her new novel The Tattoo Artist. 8 PM. Goerings Books, 3433 West University Avenue (Westgate Regency Shopping Center).

The Tattoo Artist
9/17/05

Jane Austen Society of North America-North Florida. The September meeting of the North Florida chapter of JASNA will meet at the Alachua County Tower Road Branch Library from 10 AM–12 PM to discuss “Jane Austen’s Letters in Fact and Fiction.” For more information, see the chapter’s WWW site, at <http://www.lauridsen-minter.com/jasna-nfla>.

9/19/05

A Memorial for Professor James Haskins will be held at 3 PM in the University Auditorium. Parking will be available in front of Criser and Little Halls.

9/22/05

MFA at Florida Fiction & Poetry Reading. MFA students Georgia Gelmis and Saara Raappana will read from their fiction and poetry in progress. 8 PM. Goerings Books, 3433 West University Avenue (Westgate Regency Shopping Center).

9/27/05

“Evening of Shorts: Early and Late.” Scott Nygren (UF, English) will introduce screenings of early and recent work by American master artists in experimental filmmaking, including Robert Breer, Lewis Klahr, and Bill Morrison. Ticket prices are: $4 General Public, $3 Students, and free for Harn Alliance Members. 7:30 PM, Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art.

9/28–9/29/05

Gordon Hutner (Professor of English, University of Illinois, Urbana, and founder and editor of American Literary History) will give two lectures. On September 28, he will speak on “Writing for Journal Publication,” at 4 PM in Dauer 219. On September 29, he will speak on “American Taste: Fiction, History and Class in the 1930s,” at 3 PM in Dauer 219.

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9/29/05

MFA at Florida Fiction & Poetry Reading. MFA students Wylie Lenz and Lindsey Maughan will read from their fiction and poetry in progress. 8 PM. Goerings Books, 3433 West University Avenue (Westgate Regency Shopping Center).

9/29/05

“An Evening with David Leavitt.” Sponsored by The Friends of the Alachua County Library District, the event showcases the recent release of Leavitt’s Collected Stories and his forthcoming nonfiction book The Man Who Knew Too Much: Alan Turing, Mathematics, and the Origins of the Computer. 7 PM. Alachua County Library District Headquarters, 401 E. University Avenue.

Collected Stories
10/01–10/31/05

“75 Years of Blondie.” An exhibit commemorating the 75th anniversary of Murat Bernard “Chic” Young’s Blondie, one of the longest-running newspaper comic strips in American history. Drawing on the collection of newspaper strips amassed by Disney comic artist Bill Wright and donated to UF’s Special Collections by Donald Ault (English UF), the exhibit focuses on the early years of Blondie. It was curated by UF English graduate students Stephanie Boluk, Chris “Tof” Eklund, and Philip Sandifer. Second Floor, George A. Smathers Library East.

75 Years of Blondie
10/6/05

MFA at Florida Fiction & Poetry Reading. MFA students Toni Baker and Eric Bliman will read from their fiction and poetry in progress. 8 PM. Goerings Books, 3433 West University Avenue (Westgate Regency Shopping Center).

10/6/05

“To Know the World: Films & Videos by Roger Beebe.” WARPHaus Gallery, 818 NW 1st Avenue. 8 PM.

To Know the World
10/11/05

“Margaret Mead Film & Video Festival”: “Afghanistan Unveiled” (Brigitte Brault & Aina Women Filming Group, 2003) and “Madam Ti Zo” (David Belle, 2004). Co-sponsored by UF’s Department of English, Department of Anthropology, Center for Latin American Studies, and the France-Florida Research Institute. 7:30 PM. New Engineering Building 202. Follow the “more” link for descriptions of the films.

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10/13/05

MFA at Florida Alumni Reading Series. William Bowers (MFA, 1999) will read published and new fiction. 8 PM. Goerings Books, 3433 West University Avenue (Westgate Regency Shopping Center).

10/13/05

“Margaret Mead Film & Video Festival”: “Margaret Mead: A Portrait by a Friend” (Jean Rouch, 1978) and “Jaguar” (Jean Rouch, 1957). Co-sponsored by UF’s Department of English, Department of Anthropology, Center for Latin American Studies, and the France-Florida Research Institute. 7:30 PM. New Engineering Building 202. Follow the “more” link for descriptions of the films.

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10/14–10/15/05

“Translation Routes.” A symposium on literary translation including invited national and international writers and translators discussing key translation issues, problematics and experiences. Co-sponsored by UF’s France-Florida Research Institute, Department of English, Center for European Studies, Asian Studies Program, Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies, Translation Studies Certificate Program, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, and Department of African and Asian Languages and Literatures. All symposium events will be held in the Keene Faculty Centure, Dauer Hall.

Translation Routes
10/18/05

“Margaret Mead Film & Video Festival”: “Marry Me” (Uli Gaulke & Jeannette Eggert, 2003). Co-sponsored by UF’s Department of English, Department of Anthropology, Center for Latin American Studies, and the France-Florida Research Institute. 7:30 PM. New Engineering Building 202. Follow the “more” link for descriptions of the films.

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10/20/05

MFA at Florida Fiction & Poetry Reading. MFA students Melissa Garcia and Greg Scherban will read from their fiction and poetry in progress. 8 PM. Goerings Books, 3433 West University Avenue (Westgate Regency Shopping Center).

10/25/05

“Margaret Mead Film & Video Festival”: “The Future of Food” (Deborah Koons Garcia, 2003). Co-sponsored by UF’s Department of English, Department of Anthropology, Center for Latin American Studies, and the France-Florida Research Institute. 7:30 PM. New Engineering Building 202. Follow the “more” link for descriptions of the films.

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10/27–10/29/05

“Theory * Activism * Creativity: Navigating Textual Politics.” A conference sponsored by UF’s English Graduate Organization. The conference keynote speaker will be Judith “Jack” Halberstam. Follow the “more” link for a conference schedule.

EGO 2005
11/3/05

“Margaret Mead Film & Video Festival”: “A Panther in Africa” (Aaron Matthews, 2004), “a/k/a Mrs. George Gilbert” (Coco Fusco, 2004), and “Oscar” (Sergio Morkin, 2004). Co-sponsored by UF’s Department of English, Department of Anthropology, Center for Latin American Studies, and the France-Florida Research Institute. 7:30 PM. New Engineering Building 202. Follow the “more” link for descriptions of the films.

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11/3/05

MFA at Florida Fiction & Poetry Reading. MFA students Derrick Hoeben and Amanda Jones will read from their fiction and poetry in progress. 8 PM. Goerings Books, 3433 West University Avenue (Westgate Regency Shopping Center).

11/10/05

MFA at Florida Fiction & Poetry Reading. MFA students Brandon Hartley and David Ramsey will read from their fiction and poetry in progress. 8 PM. Goerings Books, 3433 West University Avenue (Westgate Regency Shopping Center).

11/11–11/13/04

“FLEX,” the Florida Experimental Film/Video Festival, the annual showcase for short media by national and international artists, will take place at several venues in Gainesville. The three invited filmmakers – Bill Brown, Deborah Stratman, and Scott Stark – will present showcases of their work and will curate short programs of films and videos that influenced them.

FLEX 2005
11/17/05

MFA at Florida Fiction & Poetry Reading. MFA students Meg Franklin and Sean McCartin will read from their fiction and poetry in progress. 8 PM. Goerings Books, 3433 West University Avenue (Westgate Regency Shopping Center).

11/17/05

“The Darker Side of Hans Christian Andersen: A Lecture Commemorating the 200th Anniversary of His Birth.” John Cech (UF, English) will speak on Andersen’s life and works, and Greg Jones (SFCC, Theater) will read selected passages from Andersen’s fiction. Co-sponsored by UF’s Center for Children’s Literature and Culture and the Alachua County Library District. 7 PM. Alachua County Library Headquarters, 401 East University Avenue, Gainesville.

12/1/05

MFA at Florida Alumni Reading Series. Noy Holland (MFA, 1994) and Randall Mann (MFA, 1997) will read published and new fiction and poetry. 8 PM. Goerings Books, 3433 West University Avenue (Westgate Regency Shopping Center).

12/3/05

Jane Austen Society of North America-North Florida. The December meeting of the North Florida chapter of JASNA will be devoted to a discussion of “Emma and the Holidays.” The meeting will take place at the Alachua County Millhopper Branch Library from 11 AM to 1 PM. For more information, see the chapter’s WWW site, at <http://www.lauridsen-minter.com/jasna-nfla>.

12/8/05

MFA at Florida Fiction & Poetry Reading. MFA students and Julie Christenson and Marianne Kunkel will read from their fiction and poetry in progress. 8 PM. Goerings Books, 3433 West University Avenue (Westgate Regency Shopping Center).

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