Calendar of Events

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

Fall 2016

8/10–19/16

Department of English Orientation, Fall 2016
See link below for dates, times, and locations

Fall 2016 Orientation begins Wednesday, August 10th, and ends Friday, August 19th. For the locations and times of each orientation session, please see the English Department Orientation Schedule.

9/26/16

MarketWise Meeting: Research
Monday, September 26, 3:00
Dauer 219

9/30–10/1

Symposium: Colonial and Postcolonial Asian and African Diasporic Interactions
Dauer 215
See links below for event details

The UF English Department, the Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere’s “Humanities Fund,” and the African American Studies Program will host a symposium on “Colonial and Postcolonial Asian and African Diasporic Interactions” with sessions on Friday, September 30th, and Saturday, October 1st. All events will be held in Dauer 215.
For more information, contact please contact Apollo Amoko or Malini Schueller. The schedule of events can be found at this link

10/20–22/16

2016 UF EGO Conference, Futures Near and Far: Utopia, Dystopia, and Futurity

This year’s English Graduate Organization conference will take place from October 20th–22nd. Our theme this year is “Futures Near and Far: Utopia, Dystopia, and Futurity,” and we will welcome nineteenth-century specialist Dr. Carolyn Lesjack from Simon Frasier University and our very own Marston-Milbaur Eminent Scholar, Dr. Phillip Wegner. Our submission deadline is September 7th. For more information, please see this link.

11/4–5

MFA@FLA 2016 Florida Writers Festival

The MFA@FLA Florida Writers Festival 2016 will feature Christian Wiman, Jenny Offill, A. E. Stallings, and Allan Gurganus on Nov. 4th and 5th. See this press release for details.

2016 Florida Writers Festival

Teaching assistants are invited to attend "Workshop for TAs: Teaching with the Harn!"—a special event at the Harn Museum of Art on Friday, December 2, from 3:30–4:55. Co-leaders for the event are Marsha Bryant (Director of Graduate Student Teaching, UF English), Alison Reynolds (Associate Director & First-Year Writing Program Coordinator, University Writing Program), and Eric Segal (Director of Education and Curator of Academic Programs, Harn Museum of Art).

11/18/16

“Octavia E. Butler’s Public Legacy: Celebrating Life and Letters”
Friday, November 18, 1:00 pm, Dauer Hall 215

Tarshia L. Stanley Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of English, Spelman College) discusses the life and letters of American science fiction author Octavia E. Butler. The lecture is free and open to the public. See this link for more information.

11/18/16

MarketWise Special Event: “The Choice is Also Yours: Getting Hired In Today's Job Market.”
Friday, November 18, 4:00 pm, Dauer Hall 215

Please join speaker Tarshia Stanley (UF PhD 1999), Chairperson and Associate Professor, Department of English, Spelman College for a MarketWise Special Event, “The Choice is Also Yours: Getting Hired In Today's Job Market,” which will be held Friday, November 18, at 4:00 pm in Dauer Hall 215.
Reception to follow.

12/2/16

Workshop for TAs: Teaching with the Harn!
Friday, December 2, 3:30–4:55
Harn Museum of Art (meet in the lobby)

HarnTeaching assistants are invited to attend "Workshop for TAs: Teaching with the Harn!"—a special event at the Harn Museum of Art on Friday, December 2, from 3:30–4:55. Co-leaders for the event are Marsha Bryant (Director of Graduate Student Teaching, UF English), Alison Reynolds (Associate Director & First-Year Writing Program Coordinator, University Writing Program), and Eric Segal (Director of Education and Curator of Academic Programs, Harn Museum of Art).

12/6/15

Dr. Marueen Turim: “Better Late than Never: French Feature Films of the 1970–80s Address the Occupation and the Shoah”
Tuesday, December 6, 3:00–4:00pm
Harn Museum Auditorium
Better Late Than Never

Spring 2017

4/20/17

Talk: Jeannine Murray Román
April 20th, 4pm, Nygren Studio (Library West 212)

Jeannine Murray-Román (Assistant Professor of French and Spanish in the Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics at Florida State University) will present “Sexile’s Transnational and Transgender Shifts: Affect in the Graphic HIV Prevention Novel” on April 20th at 4pm in the Nygren Studio (Library West 212).

More information about the event is available here. The graphic novel, Sexile, by Jaime Cortez, she is speaking on is available here.

4/24/17

TA Workshop: Spotlight on ENG 1131
Monday, April 24, at 4:00 in TUR 4112 (seminar room)

Join Aaron Beveridge, Shannon Butts, Kevin Cooley, and Jackie Elliott for perspectives on teaching ENG 1131 (Writing through Media). Organized by DGST Marsha Bryant.

4/25/17

Marketwise Workshop
Tuesday, April 25, 3:00–4:15 pm, Dauer 215

A MarketWise Workshop, “Getting a Head Start on the Academic Job Market,” will be led by Dr. Jodi Schorb, featuring Randi Gill-Sadler and Aaron Beveridge. The focus is on planning: things to do ahead, summer 2017 planning, what to expect this fall and spring as you balance your important research and writing with job-search demands. Randi and Aaron will be departing UF soon to start new tenure-track positions this fall; they have gratefully offered to share thoughts and advice.