University of Florida Homepage

The Department of English office will be open Monday through Friday from 9:00am through 12:00pm. If you need to contact us when the office is closed, please leave a message at (352) 392-6650.

Loading Events

Past Events

Events Search and Views Navigation

Event Views Navigation

January 2020

Jan 30

“The Coloniality of Power, Settler Colonialism, and the Critique of Imperialism in Contemporary Times”

10:00 AM - Dauer Hall 215

Abraham I. Acosta,  For more than twenty years now, the concepts of coloniality of power and settler colonialism have been pivotal in the formation and development of decolonial critiques of power.  Understood as names for a cultural-political modality for establishing and sustaining geopolitical subordination, the concept has become conventionalized and routinely deployed in order to assert that the epistemological and political terms of dominance over the Americas has a specific, exclusively European, provenance. A closer look at the theoretical writing…

Find out more »
Jan 30

“Archival Disappearances and Southern Submerged Perspectives of Resurgence”

1:30 PM - Dauer Hall 215

Macarena Gomez-Barris, “Archival Disappearances and Southern Submerged Perspectives of Resurgence” In this talk, I address how to think about the colonial archive in relation to disappearance and Indigenous resurgence in the Américas, specifically focused on the legacy of Darwin and in relation to the category “los desaparecidos” that is often used to describe modern state violence, but extends back to the colonial era of discovery, scientific exploration, and monocultural occupation. Given recent approaches in decolonial and Indigenous studies, is there…

Find out more »
Jan 30

“Nuestras Reliquías Históricas” and the Rhetorical Work of Ancestors at Machu Picchu”

3:30 PM - Dauer Hall 215

Christa J. Olson “Nuestras Reliquías Históricas” and the Rhetorical Work of Ancestors at Machu Picchu” Between 1911 and 1915, Yale University Professor Hiram Bingham III and his Yale Peruvian Expedition illegally carried thousands of objects out of Peru, adding them to the collections of the Yale Peabody Museum. Analyses of the Yale Peruvian Expedition’s work and the international arbitration that finally established Peru’s claim to the objects in 2011 has tended to frame the conflict in terms of U.S. neo-colonial…

Find out more »
Jan 31

Decolonizing Knowledge: Current Research at the University of Florida

8:00 AM - Dauer Hall 215

Speakers: Deepthi Siriwardena “Towards a Sri Lankan Feminism: Reading Sunethra Rajakarunanayke’s Metta” Dan Shurley “Philadelphia’s Forgotten Forebears: How Pennsylvania Erased The Lenape From Local History” Ivette Rodriguez “Anzaldua Pedagogies: Decolonizing Academia from the Inside” Martina Laura Speranza “Problematizing the gender gap: feminist, queer and postcolonial approaches to inequalities in the rural Global South” Alexander Slotkin “Along the Cow Path: Technical Communication within a Jewish Cemetery”

Find out more »

February 2020

March 2020

April 2020

October 2020

Oct 22
Oct 23

Achebe | Baldwin @ 40

9:00 AM

In April 1980 renowned African writer Chinua Achebe and African American literary giant James Baldwin met for the first time at the African Literature Association conference devoted to the African Aesthetic. On the 40th anniversary of Achebe and Baldwin's historic encounter at the University of Florida, The Center for African Studies invites guests to a two-day on-line event on October 22-23. We will probe the experiential archive through oral history, artifact, and memoir and will also engage in literature pertaining…

Find out more »
Oct 23

The Marxist Reading Group’s 2nd Meeting (Fall 2020)

5:00 PM

The MRG will hold its second virtual meeting of the semester on Friday, October 23, between 5 and 6 PM. The group members will discuss Carolyn Lesjak's 2013 article "Reading Dialectically." Please contact Burcu Kuheylan ( to request a PDF copy of Lesjak's article and the Zoom invitation to attend the meeting.  

Find out more »

December 2020

Dec 19

Constructing Communities: Exploring Access through Education and Art

1:00 PM

In collaboration with the University of Florida's Disability Resource Center, English Department, and Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere, please join us on Saturday, December 19th for a two-part event series: Constructing Communities: Exploring Access through Education and Art! 1-2:30pm EST, Bridging the Gap: Community Engagement in Public Education: Panelists Gerry Altamirano (Assistant Dean and Director of the Disability Resource Center, University of Florida), Maryam El-Shall (English Instructor, Santa Fe College), Brian Glen (English Instructor, Discovery High School),…

Find out more »
+ Export Events