English Club Event Schedule

Fall 2017/Spring 2018 Events:

 

*Off the page series

#Distinguished speaker series 

Wednesday 2/14, 12-2pm IS113

Douglass Day Transcribe-A-Thon
In honor of Frederick Douglass’s chosen birthday and in collaboration with the Colored Conventions Project at the University of Delaware and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, the FAU’s Department of English is hosting a nationwide service event. All faculty, student, and staff participants who visit the Smithsonian Transcription Center’s website athttps://transcription.si.edu will have the chance to help transcribe documents from the Freedmen’s Bureau, the bureau established by Congress after the Civil War to help formerly enslaved people transition to freedom. We will live stream the entire transcribe-a-thon, featuring brief talks from historians and curators, along with a dramatic reading of a speech by Frederick Douglass. CCP members and Smithsonian staff will be available on both Facebook and Twitter. NO SPECIALIZED TECH OR HISTORICAL BACKGROUND NECESSARY! Join us online, or come in person; cupcakes and computers will be available for in-person participants! Please contact Professor RJ Boutelle (rboutelle@fau.edu) with any questions.

Check out more Black History Month events @ FAU:
http://www.fau.edu/newsdesk/articles/blackhistory-2018.php 

Tuesday 2/20, 2-4pm

Ritter Art Gallery, Tour & Picnic
2018 southXeast: Contemporary Southeastern Art
Co-Curators: W. Rod Faulds & Cynthia Stucki

The FAU English Club will gather outside of the Wimberly Library for a picnic lunch before exploring the Ritter’s new exhibit. 

Thursday 2/22, 7-9pm @ Jaffe Center

Sigma Tau Delta Induction & Reading 

FAU English Club members will attend a formal reading at the Jaffe Center as part of our semi-annual Sigma Tau Delta induction. 

#Sunday 2/25, 2-3pm, PA101

“The Secret World of James Bond”
Dr. Oliver Buckton, Dept. of English

James Bond – 007 – is one of the best loved characters in modern literature and film. This lecture will look at the life of Bond’s creator, Ian Fleming, including his dramatic wartime covert experiences in Naval Intelligence during World War II and his numerous relationships with women who became transformed into the “Bond Girls.” We will also travel through lecture and photos to Jamaica, where Fleming wrote the Bond novels at his clifftop home “Goldeneye.”

*Thursday 3/1, 7-9pm, Student Union, Live Oak Pavilion A

Paul Lisicky Reading 

Paul Lisicky is this year's Lawrence Sanders Writer-in-Residence and is reading as part of our Off the Page series.  Lisicky has published five books: The Narrow Door, Unbuilt Projects, The Burning House, Famous Builder, and Lawnboy.  His work has also appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic, Buzzfeed, Conjunctions, Ecotone, Fences, The Offing, Ploughshares, Tin House, and other magazines and anthologies.  He was a 2016 Guggenheim Fellow and has received awards from the NEA, the James Michener/Copernicus Society, the Corporation of Yaddo, and the Fine Arts Work Center in Providence.  The Narrow Door was a New York Times Editors' Choice.  He has taught in the creative-writing programs at Cornell, NYU, Rutgers, Sarah Lawrence College, UNC-Wilmington, and elsewhere. 

#Sunday 3/4, 2-3pm, PA101

“Kryptonians Keep Kosher!: Jews and Comic-Book Superheroes”
Dr. Eric Berlatsky, Dept. of English 

The creators of nearly all of the most famous and enduring superheroes were Jewish. These include Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, creators of Superman; Bob Kane, creator of Batman; and Joe Simon, Jack Kirby and Stan Lee, creators of Captain America, the Avengers, Spider-Man, Iron Man, Thor, the Hulk, and the X-Men. This lecture will outline some of the possible reasons why Jews were drawn not only to the comic book industry, but also to the superhero genre. 

#Sunday 3/11, 2-3pm, PA101

“The LGBT Movement in America: Past, Present and Future”
Dr. Fred Fejes, Dept. of Communication 

The LGBT movement has been active since at least 1969, but it has emerged as a prominent part of American culture and society in the last 10 years. Fejes was among the first generations of scholars to publish in the area of sexuality and the media. Research for his book “Gay Rights and Moral Panic” was used to help create the recent PBS documentary “The Day It Snowed in Miami,” a history of the gay rights struggle in Miami from 1977-2002. 

*Tuesday 3/13, 7-9pm, Student Union, Majestic Palm Room

Deb Olin Unferth Reading 

Deb Olin Unferth will be reading as part of our Off the Page series.  She is the author of four books, most recently the short story collection Wail Til You See Me Dance.  Her fiction and nonfiction appear in Harper's, The Paris Review, Granta, Vice, Tin House, The New York Times, and McSweeny's.  She has received four Pushcart Prizes, a Creative Capital Grant, and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award.  She runs the creative writing program at the John B. Connally Unit, a penitentiary in southern Texas, and is Associate Professor at the University of Texas, Austin.

Thursday 3/22, 7-8:30pm, CU301

Sigma Tau Delta, in collaboration with Coastlines, will host a publication workshop for interested graduate and undergraduate students.

Sunday 1 April – Monday 30 April

April is National Poetry Month!

O, Miami Poetry Festival 

http://www.omiami.org/festival/ 


Past Events

Fall 2017

September:

9/26/17
First meeting of the English Club @1pm in CU321
Honors workshop: “Applying to Graduate School in English Information Session” @4pm in CU301

October:

10/10/17
Body, Mind, and Culture Coffee Colloquium
English faculty talk: Ashvin Kini, "U.S. Exceptionalism in Transnational Context: Race in Post-9/11 Bollywood Cinema” @ 11am in AH 105

10/12/17
Off the Page: Carole Maso @7pm in the Student Union (SU), Majestic Palm Room

10/12/17
English Club meeting, room CU321

10/13/17
Guest Lecturer: Chandra Mohan, " 'Essentializing' the Literary History of the Fourth World in the Mainstream of a Nation: Challenges in Inclusiveness” @11am in CU321

10/18/17
Coastlines rough drafts due for peer critique!

10/19/17
National Day of Writing—information table: 10-2pm

10/19/17
Off the Page: Ira Sukrungruang @7pm in the Student Union (SU), Palmetto Palm Room

10/25/17
Comments due on peer drafts for Coastlines!

November:

November is National Novel Writing Month! 11/1/17 Coastlines submissions due! (deadline extended: 12/1)

11/2/17
English Club meeting @ 12:45pm in AH104

11/7/17
Sigma Tau Delta Induction and Creating Reading @6pm in the Jaffe Center for Book Arts (Wimberly Library) New Members of Sigma Tau Delta will be inducted at 6:00 PM. A reading will follow at 7:00 PM.

11/12/17--11/19/17
Miami Book Fair: https://www.miamibookfair.com *Monday November 13 @ 7pm: Patti Smith! 11/30/17 Film screening and discussion @7pm in PA101 Mad Max: Fury Road

December:

12/1/17
Coastlines submissions due!

12/7/17
English Club meeting @ 12:45pm in CU321A

January:

1/15/18--1/18/18 Palm Beach Poetry Festival: http://www.palmbeachpoetryfestival.org/the-festival/annual-festival/

09/05/14

Meet and Greet: Fall 2014 Kick Off Meeting
Boca Raton campus, CU Bldg 3rd Floor Atrium

09/19/14

Meeting and Launch Party: English Club is hosting the launch party for the new English Undergrad Blog: Voices From the 3rd Floor
Boca Raton campus, CU Bldg 3rd Floor Atrium

10/30/14

I Know What You Did Last Semester: Murder Mystery Halloween Costume Party
Where: Bookwise Bookstore
399 NE Spanish River Blvd
Boca Raton, FL 33431
Time: 7pm

Past Events

10/18/12

National Day of Writing
Boca Raton campus
National Day of Writing English Club Activities in Traditions Plaza (between Starbucks and Bookstore)
October 18, 2012 from 10:00 - 2:00 PM

10/25/12

Starbucks Meeting
Boca Raton campus (Starbucks in located in the Breezeway)
Pumpkin Lattes and Pumpkin Pastries are back at Starbucks! If you are not yet a member and would like to join, please stop by.
October 25, 2012 from 5:00 - 6:00 PM

10/30/12

English Club Writing Contest
Halloween Writing Contest at BookWise Bookstore
Tuesday, October 30, 2012 from 5:00 - 7:00 PM

11/5/12 - 11/16/12

Clothing Drive for Salvation Army
Boca Raton campus
The English Club is having a clothing drive for the Salvation Army
Monday, November 5 - Friday, November 16

11/13/12 - 12/4/12

Food Drive for Palm Beach and Treasure Coast Food Bank
Boca Raton and Jupiter campus
The English Club is having a holiday drive to feed the hungry
Tuesday, November 13 - Tuesday, December 4

02/20/13

How to get into Grad School
A panel of professors will be discussing everything you need to know about getting into a graduate program.  From the MA to MFA to the Ph.D. Please see attached flyer for more information.

03/20/13

Resume Writing for English Majors
Luis Santiago, Assistant Director for Career Education at Florida Atlantic University Career Development Center, will be teaching English majors how to write a professional resume. Please see flyer attached.

4/24/13

Job Interview Workshop
Job Interview Techniques Workshop for English majors and minors. Hosted by the English Club. Presentation by Luis Santiago, Assistant Director for Career Education at Florida Atlantic University Career Development. Please see flyer attached.

For more information about these events, please contact Daniel Dickey at DDicket@fau.edu.

*The English Club is a a department resource and is not a student organization.

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