Department of English Events (Spring 2019)

Movies on the House presents The Wolfpack (1/16)

The Movies on the House series presents The Wolfpack (2015).

 

Location: Robinson Theater 14A/1312

Time: 7:30-9:30pm

Cost: Free

Movies on the House @MOCA presents Blade Runner (1/17)

The Movies on the House series presents Blade Runner (1982).

 

Location: Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)
Time: 7-9pm
Cost: Free

Movies on the House presents Human Flow panel and screening (1/30)

The Movies on the House series presents the documentary film Human Flow. The film will be preceded by a panel discussion featuring students who have volunteered to work with families who arrived as refugees and a short film telling the stories of a few Jacksonville citizens who came through the refugee program.

 

Location: Robinson Theater 14A/1312

Time: 6pm-9pm

Cost: Free

15 Views of Jacksonville Book Tour (1/30)

Department of English faculty Mark Ari, Marcus Pactor, and Michael Wiley will join other Jacksonville authors to read from the literary anthology 15 Views of Jacksonville.

 

Location: Student Union Room 3804

Time: 7-9pm

Cost: Free

“The Gay Way and the Friendly Way: Crafting Community in Joe Brainard’s Poetry” (2/7)

Brian Glavey will give a talk titled “The Gay Way and the Friendly Way: Crafting Community in Joe Brainard’s Poetry” with Q&A to follow. Brian Glavey is Associate Professor of English at the University of South Carolina and author of The Wallflower Avant-Garde. His essay “Having a Coke with You is Even More Fun than Ideology Critique” is forthcoming in PMLA.


Location: UNF Gallery of Art
Time:6-7:30. Come early at 5:30 to make your own mail art – materials provided by the UNF LGBT Resource Center and the Department of English.
Cost: Free

Movies on the House presents Blade Runner 2049 (2/13)

The Movies on the House series presents Dennis Villeneuve's 2017 science-fiction film Blade Runner 2049.

 

Location: Robinson Theater 14A/1312

Time: 7:30pm

Cost: Free

Movies on the House @MOCA presents My Beautiful Laundrette (2/14)

The Movies on the House series presents Stephen Frears's 1985 film My Beautiful Laundrette.

 

Location: MOCA Jacksonville

Time: 7pm

Cost: Free

Erika Wurth reading (2/20)

The Word-By-Word Reading Series presents a reading, q&a, and book signing with author Erika Wurth, author of the short story collection Buckskin Cocaine. Refreshments will be served.

 

Location: Student Union West, Room 3804

Time: 7-8:30pm

Cost: Free

Movies on the House @MOCA presents The Red Shoes (2/21)

The Movies on the House series presents Michael Powell's 1948 film The Red Shoes.

 

Location: MOCA Jacksonville

Time: 7pm

Cost: Free

Yanga's Freedom Cry - documentary screening and filmmaker talk (2/22)

Dr. Keith Cartwright will screen his original documentary short film El Grito De Yanga / Yanga's Freedom Cry (co-directed by Dolores Flores-Silva). The film will be followed by a talk, "Yanga's Freedom Cry: Making a Movie About Patriotism and Blackness in Mexico." This event is part of the UNF International Studies Lecture Series.

 

Location: 4/1705

Time: 12-1:15pm

Cost: Free

Movies on the House presents Mandy (2/27)

The Movies on the House series presents Panos Cosmatos's 2018 horror film Mandy, starring Nicolas Cage.

 

Location: Robinson Theater 14A/1312

Time: 7:30pm

Cost: Free

C.H. Hooks reading (3/6)

The Word-By-Word Reading Series presents a reading, q&a, and book-signing with C.H. Hooks, author of the novel Alligator Zoo-Park Magic.

 

Location: UNF Gallery of Art

Time: 6-9pm

Cost: Free

Movies on the House @MOCA presents Kiki (3/7)

The Movies on the House series presents the 2016 documentary Kiki.

 

Location: MOCA

Time: 7-9pm

Cost: Free

Movies on the House presents We the Animals (3/13) 

The Movies on the House series presents the 2018 film We the Animals.

 

Location: Robinson Theater, room 1312

Time: 7:30-9:30pm

Cost: Free

Movies on the House @MOCA presents A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (3/21)

The Movies on the House series presents the 2014 Iranian horror film A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night.

 

Location: MOCA

Time: 7-9pm

Cost: Free

Movies on the House presents Saving Capitalism (3/27)

The Movies on the House series presents Robert Reich's 2017 documentary Saving Capitalism. The film will be preceded by a panel discussion featuring faculty from the Coggin College of Business .

 

Location: Robinson Theater, room 1312

Time: 6-9pm (panel @6pm, film @ 7:30)

Cost: Free

 

"Josephine Miles: Freshman Writing and the Origins of Distant Reading" (3/28)

Laura Heffernan will present a talk on Josephine Miles, a poet and the first woman to be tenured in the English department at the University of California-Berkeley. Miles was a pioneering scholar of quantitative research in literary study; in collaboration with the electrical engineering lab at Berkeley, she made the first computerized concordance in the twentieth century. She was also a key figure in the field of rhetoric and composition; she taught Berkeley’s freshman writing course for decades. This talk considers how Miles’s writing pedagogy influenced her groundbreaking work in the digital humanities.

A Q&A session will follow in which attendees can discuss topics further. Drinks and snacks will be provided.

Location: Writing Center (4/2501)
Time: 12-1pm
Cost: Free

National Poetry Month Events (April)

The Department of English is hosting a month-long series of events to celebrate National Poetry Month. Events include a three-part poetry workshop and a two-part poetry showcase open to students, faculty and staff. Events are as follows:

  • Workshop Series: Write Your Poem
    • Tuesday, April 2: 3 to 4 p.m., Skinner-Jones Hall, Building 4, Writing Center, Room 2501
    • This is the first of a three-part workshop series focusing on techniques for writing, critiquing and performing poetry. Participants should bring paper, pen, a poem you’re writing or some of your favorite poems by others. Participants aren't required to attend all workshops in the series, although this is encouraged.
    • Event page
     
  • Poets Showcase 1
    • Friday, April 5: 3 to 4:30 p.m., Roy Lassiter Hall, Building 8, commons area
    • Student and faculty poets will present the first of two reading showcases. Readers should bring three short poems or one long poem to share; attendees aren’t required to read.
    • Event page
     
  • Workshop Series: Critique Your Poem
    • Tuesday, April 9: 3 to 4 p.m., Skinner-Jones Hall, Building 4, Writing Center, Room 2501
    • This is the second of a three-part workshop series focusing on techniques for writing, critiquing and performing poetry. Participants should bring paper, pen, a poem you’re writing or some of your favorite poems by others. Participants aren't required to attend all workshops in the series, although this is encouraged.
    • Event page
     
  • Workshop Series: Perform Your Poem
    • Tuesday, April 16: 3 to 4 p.m., Skinner-Jones Hall, Building 4, Writing Center, Room 2501
    • This is the final session of a three-part workshop series focusing on techniques for writing, critiquing and performing poetry. Participants should bring paper, pen, a poem you’re writing or some of your favorite poems by others. Participants aren't required to attend all workshops in the series, although this is encouraged.
    • Event page
     
  • Poets Showcase 2
    • Friday, April 19: 3 to 4 p.m., Roy Lassiter Hall, Building 8, commons area
    • Student and faculty poets will present the second of two reading showcases. Readers should bring three short poems or one long poem to share; attendees aren’t required to read.
    • Event page
     

Movies on the House @ MOCA presents McQueen (4/4)

The Movies on the House series presents McQueen, a 2014 documentary about the life of fashion designer Alexander McQueen.

 

Location: MOCA

Time: 7-9pm

Cost: Free

Jax-Lit 3 (4/10)

Jax-Lit is a celebration of literary Jacksonville, including editors and producers of several Jax-based literary/art journals, magazines, and initiatives. Authors will read their work, followed by a panel discussion and book fair.


Location: UNF Gallery of Art (Building 2, Room 1001)
Time: 6-9pm
Cost: Free

Movies on the House presents Madeline's Madeline (4/10)

The Movies on the House series presents the 2018 film Madeline's Madeline.

 

Location: Robinson Theater

Time: 7:30-9:30pm

Cost: Free

Wainright Reading: Teri Grimm and Peter Meinke (4/18)

Poets Teri Grimm and Peter Meinke will read, followed by a q&a session and book signing. This fourth annual Wainright Reading is funded by the Wainright Endowment for Creative Writing.

 

Location: Student Union, Room 3804

Time: 7-9pm

Cost: Free