Department of English Events - Fall 2018

Wainright Creative Writing Awards now accepting submissions (deadline Jan 18)

The 2018-2019 Amy Wainright Scholarship Awards for Creative Writing are now accepting submissions. See here for more details.


Movies on the House presents I Am Not Your Negro (10/11)

The Movies on the House series presents the James Baldwin documentary, I Am Not Your Negro (2016).


Location: MOCA

Time: 7-9pm

Cost: Free

"The Case for They" (10/17) 

The LGBT Resource Center and the Department of English present a panel discussion on pronouns, their significance in representing gender identity in both personal and professional spheres, and how the evolution of language shapes this significance.


Location: Writing Center 4/2501

Time: 12-1

Cost: Free

Movies on the House presents November (10/17)

The Movies on the House series presents November (2017).

Location: Robinson Theater, Room 1312

Time: 7:30-9:30pm

Cost: Free

Brown Bag Series: Keith Cartwright presents "Yanga's Freedom Cry: Writing and Filming Legacies of Freedom Across Our Gulfs" (10/18)

Dr. Keith Cartwright, professor and chair of the Department of English, will discuss his research on African maroon leader Yanga and the resistance against slavery in the Gulf region of Veracruz. A Q&A session will follow.

Location: The Writing Center (4/2501)
Time: 11:30
Cost: Free 

Film Screening: Señorita María, la Falda de la Montaña (10/19)

The film “Señorita María, la falda de la montaña” (Miss María, Skirting the Mountain) will be screened, followed by a conversation with director Rubén Mendoza, moderated by Constanza López, associate professor of Spanish. This event is part of “Life and Death,” the Fall 2018 International Studies Lecture Series (, and is co-sponsored by the LGBT Resource Center, the Latin American and Caribbean Council, the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, and the Department of English.

Location: Robinson Theater room 14A/ Room 1314

Time: 12-2:45pm

Cost: Free

Fall Improv Show (10/26)

Students from Maureen McCluskey's acting courses will present improvised comedy sketches.


Location: 39/1016

Time: 7pm

Cost: Free

Ange Mlinko Reading (11/1)

Ange Mlinko is an American poet and critic. The author of five books of poetry, Mlinko was named a Guggenheim Fellow for 2014-15. She teaches poetry at the University of Florida, and is the Poetry Editor of Subtropics. Mlinko’s most recent book, Distant Mandate, from which she’ll be reading at UNF, was published in 2017.

Location: UNF Gallery of Art
Time: 7-8:30pm
Cost: Free

Panel: Thinking About a PhD in English? (11/16)

Come learn about the application process, funding, and the hiring process after earning your degree. This event is co-sponsored by the English Graduate Organization. Featuring UNF M.A. lumni:


  • Dr. Stephanie Rountree ('Class of 2010), Assistant Professor University of North Georgia, Ph.D. English Georgia State University 2017
  • Chelsea Hawthorne (Class of 2016), Ph.D. student, University of South Carolina
  • Valerie Kelco (Class of 2016), Ph.D. student, University of North Carolina, Greensboro


Location: 8/2213

Time: 10:45-12

Cost: Free

Past Events 

Movies on the House presents Land of Mine (10/3)

The Movies on the House series presents Land of Mine (2015).


Location: Robinson Theater, Room 14A/1312

Time: 7:30pm

Cost: Free

Movies on the House presents Visage (9/27)

The Movies on the House series presents Tsai Ming-liang's film, Visage.


Location: MOCA

Time: 7pm

Cost: Free

Movies on the House presents Pinocchio (9/19)

The Movies on the House series presents the Disney classic, Pinocchio. The film will be preceded by a panel discussion entitled "The Marionette and the Individual: Narrative of the Human Being."

Location: Robinson Theater Bldg 14A Room 1312

Time: panel 6pm, film 7:30pm

Cost: Free

Movies on the House presents The Girl Without Hands (9/13)

The Movies on the House series presents the animated film The Girl Without Hands.

Location: MOCA
Time: 7:00 pm

Cost: Free

Movies on the House presents Colossal (9/5)


The Movies on the House series returns with its first screening of fall semester: Nacho Vigalondo's comedy/horror film, Colossal.

Location: Robinson Theater Bldg 14A, Room 1312
Time: 7:30 pm
Cost: Free