Calendar of Events

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

Fall 2011

8/28/11

The North Florida Chapter of the Jane Austen Society will meet from 2-4 PM at Tower Road Library to discuss the political and economic period of Jane Austen.

9/15/11

The Center for Women’s Studies and Gender Research Opening Reception. Diana Boxer (Professor of Linguistics) will speak on “Women, Schmoozing, and Solidarity.” 3:30–5 PM. Ustler Hall Atrium.

MFA@FLA Fiction & Poetry Reading. MFA students Vincent Poturica and Ezra Stewart-Silver will read from their fiction and poetry. 8 PM. Volta Coffee, 48 SW 2nd Street.

9/22–9/23/11

Symposium on Women and Domestic Violence, organized by the Center for Women’s Studies and Gender Research and the Center for Children and Families, Levin College of Law, UF.

10/6/11

MFA@FLA Fiction & Poetry Reading. MFA students Jim Cooney and Kristin Dawes will read from their fiction and poetry. 8 PM. Volta Coffee, 48 SW 2nd Street.

10/14/11

“Feminist Scholarship and the Environment,” an interdisciplinary panel discussion presented by The Center for Women’s Studies and Gender Research. This interdisciplinary panel discussion will feature the will focus on issues of sustainability, ecology, and feminism. In what ways does gender—broadly speaking—enhance or complicate environmental activism? Is ecofeminism still relevant in sustainability efforts locally in Florida? Or beyond? How do the different administrative units and academic departments working on the environment see feminist scholarship as contributing (or not) to their activities? Whitney Sanford (Religion) will moderate the panel. Other participants include Vandana Baweja (Architecture), Kathy Colverson (UFIC), Anna Prizzia (Office of Sustainability), and Amy Brown (Religion). Noon. Ustler Hall Atrium.

10/20–10/22/11

2011 Florida Writers Festival, Presented by MFA@FLA, the Creative Writing Program of the Department of English, University of Florida, and sponsored by Dorothy and Terry Smiljanich, Storm Richards and Jeanne Fillman-Richards, the Alachua County Library District, the Center for Women’s Studies & Gender Research, Volta Coffee, and the MFA@FLA Class of 2012. (Click on image for full details, including to view a full-size version of the poster)

Readings and craft talks by David Berman, Amy Hempel, D.A. Powell, Laura Kasischke, and Kevin Young. Friday readings and Saturday craft talks will be followed by a reception.

*Ustler is located near the intersection of E. West Drive and Fletcher Drive, on UF's campus, near Ben Hill Griffin Stadium and the campus infirmary. To reach Ustler, take University, then turn onto Buckman Drive. Parking can be found immediately on Buckman Drive, or you can take Buckman to Stadium, then turn right onto Fletcher and park in the small lot across from the infirmary.

10/24/11

The Center for Children’s Literature and Culture in partnership with The Hippodrome presents free screenings of Library of the Early Mind on Monday, October 24 at 6 PM and 8:30 PM, with a panel discussion at 7:30 PM. Library of the Early Mind is a feature-length film focusing on interviews with popular children’s authors, including Lemony Snicket (Series of Unfortunate Events), Gregory Maguire (Wicked), Lois Lowry (The Giver), Brian Selznick (Hugo Cabret) and many more. The film explores the art and impact of children’s literature on our kids, our culture, and ourselves. The film features nearly 40 prominent authors and illustrators talking about their work, its genesis and its impact.

 
10/25/11

Film viewing and discussion: The First Sail: J. Hillis Miller. Directed by Dragan Kujundzic. The Screening will be followed by a discussion with the director and J. Hillis Miller, and a reception. 6PM. The Harn Museum.

 
10/27/11

MFA@FLA Fiction & Poetry Reading. MFA students Travis Fristoe and Taryn Gilbert will read from their fiction and poetry. 8 PM. Volta Coffee, 48 SW 2nd Street.

10/28–10/29/11

2011 EGO Conference “Nothing New Under the Sun?: Novelty, Game-Changing, and Genre-Breaking.” The keynote speaker will be Richard Flynn (Professor of Literature, Georgia Southern University). For conference information, visit the conference website.

 
11/2/11

“Reinventing Domesticity: Dorothy Wordsworth’s Cottage Garden and Sylvia Plath’s Dream Kitchen,” a talk by Judith W. Page and Marsha Bryant. Drawing from their respective current books, Judith W. Page and Marsha Bryant will show how Wordsworth and Plath challenge domesticity’s negative associations in women’s lives and writing. Each writer reinvents domesticity as a generative source, moving us beyond the “domestic/poetic” dualism that can limit our understanding of literal and figurative homemaking. Sponsered by The Center for Women’s Studies and Gender Research. Noon. Ustler Hall Atrium.

11/13/11

The North Florida Chapter of the Jane Austen Society will meet from 2-4 PM at Tower Road Library to discuss the political and economic period of Jane Austen. UF Professor Dr. John Sommerville will be speaking about “Jane Austen’s Cultural Milieu.”

11/17/11

MFA@FLA Fiction & Poetry Reading. MFA students Heather Peterson and Adam Stengel will read from their fiction and poetry. 8 PM. Volta Coffee, 48 SW 2nd Street.

12/8/11

“Writing the Digital Humanities.” The Digital Humanities is an emergent field of study currently being “written” by scholars across the humanities. This conference highlights innovative scholarship being produced by graduate students in the Department of English, who are working at the intersections of computing and media studies, children’s literature, writing studies, queer studies, creative writing, and ecocritism. All panel presentations will take place in Pugh Hall 210.

12/8/11

Video Derivatives. A Public Screening of New Work From the Fall 2011 Graduate Video Production Seminar, presented by Film and Media Studies and Risk Cinema at the Harn Museum of Art. Featuring original work by Anthony Coman, Christopher Jones, Todd Jurgess, Gabriel Mayora, Missy Molloy, Emily Murphy, Adasm Scott Neal, Daniel Norford, Allison Rittmayer, Timothy Robinson, Michael Joshua Rowin, and Caroline Stone. For further information, call Scott Nygren at 294-2814. 7–10 PM. Harn Museum of Art Auditorium.

Spring 2012

1/16/12

France-Florida Research Institute presents a free screening of Bled Number One. Directed by Rabah Ameur-Zaïmeche. 7:00 PM. Hippodrome State Theatre. For more information, see the French Film Festival WWW site.

1/19/12

MFA@FLA Fiction & Poetry Reading. MFA students Sarah Trudgeon and Elizabeth Bevilacqua will read from their poetry and fiction. 8 PM. Volta Coffee, 48 SW 2nd Street.

1/20–1/21/12

2012 Digital Assembly Symposium “Digital Platforms and the Future of Books.” Featured speakers will include David Blakesley (Campbell Chair in Technical Communication and Professor of English, Clemson University; Founder & Publisher, Parlor Press), Jay Bolter (Wesley Chair of New Media, Georgia Institute of Technology), Bob Stein (Founder & Director, Institute for the Future of the Book), and Elizabeth Swanstrom (Assistant Professor of English, Florida Atlantic University). Respondents include Ben DeVane (Digital Worlds Institute), Terry Harpold, Laurie Taylor (UF Digital Collections), and Gregory Ulmer. Smathers Library Room 1A. For more information, see the Smathers Libraries WWW site.

 
1/24/12

France-Florida Research Institute presents a free screening of Les Bureaux de Dieu (God’s offices). Directed by Claire Simon. 7:00 PM. Hippodrome State Theatre. For more information, see the French Film Festival WWW site.

1/26/12

Poetry Reading, UF Alum Glenn Freeman (Cornell College, Iowa) will read from his poetry. 8 PM. Volta Coffee, 48 SW 2nd Street. Glenn will also give a workshop on “Interviewing and Working at Small Liberal Arts Colleges.” 4:00 PM. Ustler Hall, 3rd floor Mezzanine.

2/2/12

MFA@FLA Fiction & Poetry Reading. MFA students Carrie Guss and Hai-Dang Phan will read from their fiction and poetry. 8 PM. Volta Coffee, 48 SW 2nd Street.

2/9/12

Lecture, John Michael Archer (Professor of English, New York University) will deliver a paper titled “Shakespeare‘s Keyboard.” 4 PM. 219 Dauer Hall.

2/14/12

France-Florida Research Institute presents a free screening of La France. Directed by Serge Bozon. 7:00 PM. Hippodrome State Theatre. For more information, see the French Film Festival WWW site.

2/16/12

MFA@FLA Fiction & Poetry Reading. MFA students Andrew Donovan and Emma Smith-Stevens will read from their poetry and fiction. 8 PM. Volta Coffee, 48 SW 2nd Street.

2/18–2/20/12

FLEXfest, the Florida Experimental Film/Video Festival will hold its eigth annual international film festival in downtown Gainesville. For more information, see the FLEX WWW site.

2/23–2/24/12

Center for Women’s Studies and Gender Research “Mary Wollstonecraft: Legacies.” Janet Todd (Professor of English Literature, Cambridge University) will deliver the keynote address. Other presenters include Anne Mellor (UCLA), Kari Lokke (UC-Davis), Wendy Gunther-Canada (UA-Birmingham), and Dan O’Neill, Sheryl Kroen, and Danaya Wright from UF. Detailed information will follow later in the fall. This event is sponsored by the Center for Women’s Studies and Gender Research, Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere, the Office of Research, the Levin College of Law, the Office of the Dean (CLAS), the Albert Brick Chair, and the Department of Political Science.

2/24/12

American Studies Series Lecture, Steven Yao (Hamilton College) will give a talk titled “Pacific Rim Encounters: Questions of Method and Archive for ‘Transpacific’ American Studies.” 3:30–5:00 PM. 215 Dauer Hall.

3/15/12

MFA@FLA Fiction & Poetry Reading. MFA students Rebecca Evanhoe and Rebecca Baumann will read from their fiction and poetry. 8 PM. Volta Coffee, 48 SW 2nd Street.

3/15–3/17/12

The Fourteenth Annual Marxist Reading Group Conference. More details forthcoming.

3/16/12

Center for Women’s Studies and Gender Researchand the Center for the Study of Race and Race Relations “Does The Help Help?” Panel discussion featuring Paul Ortiz, Amy Ongiri, Debra Walker King, Patricia Hilliard Nunn, Lousie Newman, and Moderator Zoharah Simmons. 12 PM. Ustler Hall Atrium.

3/26/12

Lecture, John Rieder (Professor of English, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa) will give a talk titled “Colonialism, Postcolonialism, and Science Fiction: Introduction to an Impossible Project.” 4 PM. 210 Pugh Hall. Event Poster.

3/29/12

EGO Workshop, “Publishing Articles in Academia.” Rebekah Fitzsimmons, Laurie Gries, and Stephanie Smith will be sharing their experiences in and advice for publishing articles in academia. 5 PM. 2102 McCarty Hall B.

4/12/12

American Studies Series Lecture, Dee Morris (Professor of English, University of Iowa) will talk titled “That’s not literature’: Composition in the Age of Information.” 4 PM. 215 Dauer Hall.

4/13–4/15/12

The Ninth Annual Conference on Comics and Graphic Novels, “Monsters in the Margins.” Guest speakers will include Richard Burt, Jonathan Case, John Cech, Tom Hart, Jim Rugg, Ben Towle, Joseph Witek, as well as other faculty from UF and panelists from all around the country. 284 Reitz Union. See the conference website for more details.

4/27/12

American Studies Series Lecture, Paul Kramer (Professor of English, Vanderbilt University) will talk titled “Critical Peripheries: Race, Sovereignty and Hegemony in the American Century.” 4 PM. Location TBA.

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