David Mills will be offering his one-man show, “David Mills: An Evening With Langston Hughes.” Feb. 18th, at 7p.m. Meek Auditorium
Works-in-Progress Seminar Series presents: Caroline Wigginton, Wednesday, November 19th 1:30-2:30pm.
Assistant Professor Caroline Wigginton will present “Katherine Tekakwitha’s ‘Very Delicate Work’: Concealment, Display, and Communication in New France,” in the Hannah-Ford Room (Bondurant Hall 2nd Fl.) as part of the Fall 2014 Works-in-Progress Seminar Series.
Jack Pendarvis will discuss writing for the Cartoon Network show “Adventures with Adventure Time.” Nov. 11th, at 7p.m. Overby Auditorium.
Jack Pendarvis: Adventures with Adventure Time. Tues. Nov. 11, 7pm, Overby Auditorium. Pendarvis, a writer for the Cartoon Network animated show Adventure Time, will show clips of episodes and discuss writing for the show. The evening will be moderated by Bill Griffith, and is co-sponsored by Cinema and The Southern Documentary Project.
Dr. Jay Watson will deliver annual Humanities Lecture entitled “William Faulkner on Speed: What the Humanities Can Teach Us about the Velocity and Tempo of Modern Life.” Nov. 3rd, at 7p.m. Bondurant Auditorium.
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Dr. Sharon Aronofsky Weltman will be giving a talk entitled “Performing Drood: Melodrama, Music Hall, and the Opium Dream Ballet.” Thursday, November 6th, at 3:30, in Bondurant Auditorium
Dr. Sharon Aronofsky Weltman (Department of English, LSU) will be giving a talk entitled “PerformingDrood: Melodrama, Music Hall, and the Opium Dream Ballet.” The talk anticipates the production of the Musical Mystery of Edwin Drood (based on Charles Dickens’s unfinished novel) by our own Theatre Department at U of M. Directed by Professor Amanda Wansa Morgan, the musical will run from Nov 13-15 (http://theatre.olemiss.edu/olemisstheatre.html ). Dr. Weltman’s talk will even feature a live performance of a 19th century music-hall song by members of the Drood cast.
Dr. Weltman is the William E. “Bud” Davis Alumni Professor of English at Louisiana State University. She is a specialist in nineteenth-century British literature and culture and is author of Performing the Victorian: John Ruskin and Identity in Theater, Science, and Education (2007) and Ruskin’s Mythic Queen: Gender Subversion in Victorian Culture. She recently published a scholarly edition of the never-before-published original version of the 1847 melodrama Sweeney Todd. The lecture she will deliver is part of a book project entitled Victorians on Broadway, exploring the adaptation of Victorian materials for the 20th century American musical stage. The book will include chapters on adaptations of Oliver Twist, Sweeny Todd, Jekyll and Hyde, Jane Eyre, and even Goblin Market. Please feel free to invite your students, colleagues, and friends to what promises to be a fun, edifying, and lively experience.
Due to an unforeseen scheduling conflict, Friday’s Works in Progress Seminar will feature Erin Drew reading from her current project entitled “‘Tis Prudence to prevent th’entire decay’: Usufruct, Sustainability, and Intergenerational Justice in the Eighteenth Century” in the Hannah-Ford Room (Bondurant Hall 2nd Fl.) as part of the Fall 2014 Works-in-Progress Seminar Series.
The Works-in-Progress Seminar Series is open to all. The seminars consist of a thirty-minute presentation followed by a Q & A discussion where feedback and further suggestions by both faculty and other graduate students are highly encouraged! For more information about this or other Works-in-Progress series events, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Allan Hepburn of McGill University will present a lecture entitled “Facing the Future: Children in Postwar Britain.” October 23, 4:00 p.m. Bondurant Auditorium.
Allan Hepburn is James McGill Professor of Twentieth-Century Literature at McGill University. In addition to Intrigue: Espionage and Culture (2005) and Enchanted Objects: Visual Art in Contemporary Fiction (2010), he has published forty articles on various aspects of literature and culture. He edited three books of previously uncollected stories, essays, and broadcasts by Elizabeth Bowen. A fourth book, devoted to Bowen’s reviews, is forthcoming in 2015. He is currently writing a book about “Faith and British Culture, 1939-1962,” as well as a book about Elizabeth Bowen’s major fiction.
Professor Christopher Ricks of Boston University to give a paper entitled “T. S. Eliot and the South.” October 13, 6:00 p.m. Bondurant Auditorium.
Christopher Ricks is the William M. and Sara B. Warren Professor of the Humanities at Boston University, having formerly been professor of English at Bristol and at Cambridge. He is a member of the Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers, of which he was president (2007-2008). He has edited and also teaches in the Core Curriculum. He was elected Professor of Poetry at Oxford in 2004, and is known both for his critical studies and for his editorial work. The latter includes The Poems of Tennyson (revised 1987), The New Oxford Book of Victorian Verse(1987), Inventions of the March Hare: Poems 1909-1917 by T. S. Eliot (1996), The Oxford Book of English Verse (1999), Selected Poems of James Henry (2002), Samuel Menashe’s New and Selected Poems (2005), Samuel Beckett’s The Expelled / The Calmative / The End / First Love (2009), Henry James’s What Maisie Knew (2010) and for Penguin Books Alfred Lord Tennyson: Selected Poems (2007). He is the author of Milton’s Grand Style (1963), Keats and Embarrassment (1974), The Force of Poetry (1984), T. S. Eliot and Prejudice (1988), Tennyson (1989), Beckett’s Dying Words(1993), Essays in Appreciation (1996), Allusion to the Poets (2002), Reviewery (2002), Decisions and Revisions in T. S. Eliot (2003), Dylan’s Visions of Sin (2004), and True Friendship: Geoffrey Hill, Anthony Hecht, and Robert Lowell under the Sign of Eliot and Pound (2010). He was Professor of Poetry at Oxford, 2004-2009; in 2010, Waywiser Press published his anthology Joining Music with Reason: 34 Poets, British and American, Oxford 2004-2009.
Kiese Laymon, 2015-2016 Grisham Writer in Residence, received prestigious Stanford University writing award.
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