Spring 2022 Updates
A Message from Dr. Balkan:
At the meeting, we will discuss several events—listed below; and if students want to meet at other times/more frequently I am happy to help reserve a room.
- Breezeway Dialogue: We are conducting a Breezeway Dialogue on Wednesday February 23rd @ noon. Dr. Colin Polsky and I will be discussing the relationship between capitalism and climate change; and the event is being moderated by one of our star English majors, Autumn Bryan (please see the flyer).
- Prof. Bucak Reading: We will attend the following talk as a group—please register!! Wednesday March 2nd @6pm, Professor Ayse Papatya Bucak will read from her debut short story collection The Trojan War Museum.
- Don't Look Up Screening & Discussion: We will hold a screening and discussion of the film Don't Look Up in late March. This is a significant opportunity to participate in a dialogue with science fiction faculty (including Drs. Tim Miller and Ian McDonald) and fellow sci-fi students and enthusiasts. Rod inquired about format: we have done this every term as a formal panel discussion with students and English faculty. I'll ask Drs. Miller and McDonald about their availability, and we can figure out dates.
- Beach Clean Up / Poetry Reading: Beach clean-up/outdoor poetry reading—to be discussed at next meeting!
Send any questions/thoughts and see you all soon!!
English Club Advisor
Welcome to Fall 2021!
FAU’s undergraduate English Club is back with some exciting events for the Fall 2021 term! As we continue to practice responsible forms of social distancing, events shall include both on-campus and virtual events; and we are thrilled to be able to continue some of the wonderful programs that we began last Spring: a virtual reading series, peer writing workshops, and such outdoor activities as our visit to the Morikami Museum and Gardens! We also look forward to attending various campus events including this fall’s “Off the Page” series featuring our very own Becka McKay and Andrew Furman!
The Club is open to all English majors and minors and serves as an expressive outlet for students with similar interests and goals. Through events on and off campus, Club members can forge new social networks, cultivate scholarly and creative projects, and join the greater literary community beyond the classroom. Ultimately, the English Club's purpose is to enrich the lives of students attending Florida Atlantic University.
We will hold our first meeting on Monday 20 September at 4pm via Zoom (ID: 868 3208 8188; Passcode: 6l7F6y). Please join us and bring your ideas!
Dr. Stacey Balkan
English Club Advisor
View past English Club events.