Department News and Upcoming Events (Fall 2017)

Announcing the 2017-2018 Amy Wainright Scholarship Awards for Creative Writing (submissions due by 1/19/18)

We are excited to announce that the 2017-2018 Amy Wainright Scholarship Awards for Creative Writing are now open for submissions. The deadline is January 19, 2018. For more information, please visit the awards page.

Brown Bag Series Presents "Fannotations: Fan Studies and the Margins of the Academy" (10/25)

Sigma Tau Delta and the Department of English are proud to present their second Brown Bag of the semester, featuring Dr. Linda Howell. Join us as we discuss the overlooked field of fan studies and the complications of being a fan, an academic, and an academic fan.

Location: Writing Center (4/2501)
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Word-By-Word Reading Series Presents Duncan Barlow (10/25)

Duncan Barlow, writer and Creative Writing Lecturer at University of South Dakota, will read from his latest novel, The City, Awake. The reading will be followed by a Q&A period and book-signing. Refreshments will be served.

Location: UNF Student Union West, Room 3703.
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. 

Julia Jarcho Lecture: "On Negativity and Theater" (10/26) 

Julia Jarcho will give a lecture presentation titled "On Negativity (and Theater)." Jarcho is a playwright, director, and Assistant Professor of English and Dramatic Literature at NYU; she is the author of the recently published collection of plays, Minor Theater.


Location: UNF Gallery of Art, Building 2.
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Two Evenings with R. Andrew Lee (11/6 & 7)

The Department of English and the School of Music present two nights of performances by pianist R. Andrew Lee. Both nights are free and open to the public.

MONDAY, NOV. 6, 7 PM-9 PM, UNF Recital Hall

1. Marti Epstein (b. 1959)
American Etude #2: pedaled fifths
American Etude #5: minimalism

2. Jürg Frey (b. 1953)
pianist, alone (2)

3. Eva-Maria Houben (b. 1955)

TUESDAY, NOV. 7, 7 PM-Midnight*, UNF Recital Hall

1. Dennis Johnson (b. 1938)
*(5 hours, uninterrupted)

Past Events (Fall 2017)

Brown Bag Series Presents "Call of the Wires: What You Don't Know About Jack London" (9/19)


Sigma Tau Delta and the Department of English present their first Brown Bag of the semester! Dr. Jennifer Lieberman will present a talk on fourth chapter of her new book: "Power Lines: Electricity in American Life and Letters." Bring lunch and join us for an exciting talk about Jack London's time as an electrian and the influence it had on his work. Followed by a Q&A.

Location: Writing Center (4/2501)
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Sponsor: Sigma Tau Delta, Department of English


"Monuments and Public Memory: Past and Present Controversies Around Confederate Statues" (9/18)


A roundtable discussion and student activity session on the histories/controversies behind Confederate monuments, nationally and locally. The panel features Dr. Brandi Denison, Philosophy/Religious Studies assistant professor; Dr. Rosa De Jorio, Sociology/Anthropology/Social Work professor; Bill Delaney, Student Affairs assistant director; and Dr. Keith Cartwright, English professor. Dr. Linda Howell, English senior instructor, will serve as moderator.

Location: Writing Center (4/2501)
Time: 11:00 a.m. - noon

Sponsor: College of Arts and Sciences