Department News and Events Fall 2016  

Sohrab Fracis reading (November 8)


The "Word by Word Reading Series" is proud to welcome Sohrab Homi Fracis. In his new novel, Go Home, Fracis writes about the experiences of an Indian college student in America and the classic rock scene in 1981. His short story collection, Ticket to Minto, won the prestigious Iowa Short Fiction Award. He is also one of our university’s finest alums and ambassadors. A Q&A and book-signing will follow his reading.  


Wednesday, November 9, 7-8PM
Student Union/3806
Fiction! Cookies! Free!

Erick DeLuca sound installation (November 15)

 

In conjunction with Dada @ 100, sound artist Erick DeLuca's sound installations "Walkie Talkie" and "A Heap of Sound" will open on 11/15 at the UNF Gallery of Art.

 

Free and open to the public.

Jaap Blonk performance at Sun-Ray Cinema (November 17 @ Sun-Ray Cinema)

 

Dutch sound artist Jaap Blonk, currently on a world tour commemorating Dada's 100th anniversary, will bring his dada performance to Jacksonville, performing at Sun-Ray Cinema.

 

Time: 9pm

Location: Sun-Ray Cinema

 

Free and open to the public.

Past Events

"The Devil in the Baptist Church" - Tim Gilmore reading (September 22)

In 2006, the Rev. Robert Gray, builder of Jacksonville’s “first megachurch,” was arrested on charges of sexual molestation of children. Though Gray died in November 2007, enough facts had emerged to show that Trinity Baptist Church, where he had been the pastor, had covered up dozens of cases of the pastor’s pedophilia for decades.

On Thursday, September 22nd, Dr. Tim Gilmore, professor of English at Florida State College at Jacksonville, will read from his latest book, The Devil in the Baptist Church: Bob Gray’s Unholy Trinity, followed by a q&a and book signing.

No one has traced the historic roots of Southern fundamentalism as sympathetically and explored the power dynamics that allowed numerous leaders to abuse children for decades as thoroughly.

Time: 7PM
Location: UNF Gallery of Art, Founders Hall Room 1001

Free and open to public.

Contact Mark Ari for more information: mari@unf.edu

"Dada and the Art of the Hoax" - Jed Rasula reading (September 28)


Jed Rasula, the author of the highly-acclaimed new hisotory of Dada, Destruction Was My Beatrice: Dada and the Unmaking of the Twentieth Century and the Helen S. Lanier Distinguished Professor at the University of Georgia, will be giving an evening lecture titled “Dada and the Art of the Hoax," followed by a q&a and book signing. This event is held in conjunction with the 100th anniversary of the Dada movement's founding.

 

Time: 7:30PM

Location: UNF Gallery of Art, Founders Hall Room 1001

 

Free and open to the public.

 

Dada Film Festival (October 17)

 

In conjunction with Dada @ 100, classic dadaist films by Marcel Duchamp, Man Ray, Hans Richter, and other Dada artists will be shown.

 

Time: 7pm

Location: Outside the UNF Student Union

 

Free and open to the public.

Tristan Tzara's Handkerchief of Clouds: A Tragedy in Fifteen Acts (October 17)

 

In conjunction with Dada @ 100, Dada artist Tristan Tzara's play will be performed.

 

Times: 4:30pm and 7pm

Location: Outside the UNF Student Union

 

Free and open to the public.