Fri. Aug. 30 - Final Friday, 4pm, at The Penalty Box. Each Final Friday event is your opportunity to hear about exciting research, innovative teaching strategies, and creative activites that faculty are accomplishing at EIU. Sponsored by The Center for Humanities and Faculty Development and Innovation Center. Presenters will be Robin Murray, David Smith, and Grace Wilken.
Mon. Sept. 2 - Labor Day observed/no classes
Thurs. Sept. 5 - English Club, first meeting, 6 pm, 3130 Coleman
Thurs. Sept. 12 - Faculty Forum, 3 pm, Charleston-Mattoon Room, MLK Union. Details to be added.
Weds. Sept. 18 - Study Abroad Fair, 10 am to 3 pm, Grand Ballroom, MLK Union.
Thurs. Sept. 19 - Information Session, England Summer 2020 Study Abroad, 5 pm, Edgar Room, Booth Library.
Thurs. Sept. 19 - The First Annual Mad Hatter's Tea Party, 6 pm, Conference Room, 3732 Coleman Hall. Prizes will be awarded for the wackiest hat and best tea cup--so bring yours.
Mon. Sept. 30 - Dialogue on Diversity and Inclusive Excellence for Chairs & Faculty, 8-10 am, 1895 Room-MLK Union. Dr. Jerlando Jackson of the University of Wisconsin's Equity & Inclusion Lab will facilitate.
Weds. Oct. 2 - GSC Workshop, 4:30 pm, 3732 Coleman, Professional Development Workshop for graduate students on how to write conference proposals. Drs. Ames, Taylor, and Winter will lead the workshop.
Weds. Oct. 9 - Department meeting, 12 pm, 3130 Coleman, Dr. James Howley, Director of General Studies, Educational Attainment, and Outreach at EIU, will give a workshop on classroom practices.
Fri. Oct. 11 - Fall Break/no classes
Thurs. Oct. 17 - Nancy Hennings Memorial Poetry Reading, 6:00 pm, Bob's Bookstore, 303 Lincoln Ave. Our featured poet is Colleen Abel, reading with Karen Reed and Angie Steineman.
Tues. Oct. 29 - Toni Morrison: Remembering a Giant, 4:30 pm, Booth Library Edgar Room. English faculty Profs. Jeannie Ludlow, Tim Engles, and Marjorie Worthington will be joined by students for a round-table discussion of the enduring legacy of Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison. This event is held in conjunction with EIU's 400th commemoration.
Weds. Oct. 30 - Celebration of Scholarship, Creativity and Engagement, 4:00 pm, Doudna Concourse.
Mon. Nov. 4 - Student Creative Writing Showcase: Race, Racism, and Social Justice, 6:30 pm, 7th St. Underground. Students will present their creative work inspired by 400 years of African-American history, the continuing achievements of the community today, and the continuing challenges ahead.
Thurs. Nov. 7 - International Community Coffee Hour, 4:30-5:30 pm, SweeTea'z Tea Shop across from Old Main. The Interdisciplinary Center for Global Diversity (ICGD) in collaboration with the International Students and Scholars Office is sponsoring an international community coffee hour. Please come and meet EIU international students and strike up a global friendship. Students, faculty, staff, and Charleston community members are welcome.
Tues. Nov. 12 - Race and Privilege in Early Modern France, a lecture by Christy Pichichero, 5 pm, Doudna Lecture Hall. Dr. Pichichero is an associate professor of French and history at George Mason University and author of The Military Enlightenment. This talk is hosted by the EIU Center for the Humanities, co-sponsored by the English Department, and part of EIU's commemoration of 400 Years of Perseverance.
Weds. Nov. 13 - Handshaking Night, 6-7 pm, Doudna Concourse. Professionals in English-related fields meet and network with undergraduate and graduate students at EIU. This is an opportunity for students to make contacts and learn about career opportunities.
Nov. 25-29 - Thanksgiving Break/no classes
Mon. Jan. 20 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day observed/no classes
Sat. Jan. 25 - Lions in Winter Literary Festival, 9 am to 6 pm, Doudna Fine Arts Center. For more information, click here.
Mon. Jan. 27 - Undergraduate Dramatic Literature/Theatre History Research Symposium, 7 pm, Doudna Lecture Hall, an academic panel featuring outstanding undergraduate research
Thurs. Jan. 30 - Study Abroad Fair, 10 am to 3 pm, Grand Ballroom, MLK Union
Fri., Feb. 14 - Lincoln's Birthday observed/no classes
Thurs. Feb. 27 - Nancy Hennings Memorial Poetry Reading, 6:00 pm, Bob's Bookstore, 303 Lincoln Ave. Our featured poet is Calista Buchen. Other readers will be James Engelhardt and Aumaine Rose Gruich.
Mar. 16-20 - Spring Break/no classes
Weds. Mar. 25 - Central Illinois Feminist Film Festival, 6:30 pm, Coleman Auditorium.
Thurs. Mar. 26 - Nancy Hennings Memorial Reading, 6:00 pm, Bob's Bookstore, 303 Lincoln Ave. Valerie Vogrin will read from her new book of fiction. More information about other writers/readers forthcoming.
Tues. Apr. 7 - English Student Conference, details forthcoming
Weds. Apr. 15 - English Department Awards Tea, 3:00 pm, Tarble Arts Atrium
Mon. Apr. 20 - Allen Neff Memorial Reading, 4:00 pm, Lumpkin Auditorium (room 2030). Kevin Coval will give the reading. Kevin Coval is the recipient of the 2018 Studs Terkel Award and the 2017 John Peter Altgeld Freedom of Speech Award. He is the author of over a dozen books including: A People’s History of Chicago, editor of The BreakBeat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip-Hop, and the play, This is Modern Art, co-written with Idris Goodwin, which premiered at Steppenwolf Theater. Coval is the Artistic Director of Young Chicago Authors, which won a MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions, and the founder of Louder Than a Bomb: The Chicago Youth Poetry Festival, the world's largest youth poetry festival, now in more than 19 cities around the world. He co-hosts the podcast The Cornerstore on WGN Radio & his work has appeared on The Daily Show, 4 seasons of HBO’s Def Poetry Jam, CNN.com, Poetry Magazine and Fake Shore Drive. He is also editor of BreakBeat Publishing, an imprint of Haymarket Books dedicated to publishing radically fresh voices.