Past Department Events

This page contains links to information pertaining to past events hosted and sponsored by the English Department.

Summer 2013

The Sixth Annual International Whitman Week Seminar and Symposium - a week-long event, including a Seminar for advanced students interested in Whitman and Whitman’s poetry, and a Symposium bringing together international scholars and graduate students.

Summer 2011

The Mellon Symposium on Medieval Subjectivity - a week-long conference featuring academics from around the world speaking on topics broadly and specifically dealing with the ideas of "self" and "subjectivity."

Fall 2010

Fifth Annual Digital Humanities Colloquium - Northwestern again hosted the Digital Humanities & Computer Science Colloquium, having previously done so in the summer of 2007.

"The Poem's the Thing: Form, Matter, Affect" - a two-day conference at which twelve Renaissance scholars gathered to speak towards the possibilities and paradigms for reading poetry in a new generation of scholarship.

Spring 2010

"Culture, Politics, and the Dilemmas of African American Citizenship in the Antebellum U.S." - a two-day conference held in conjunction with the Department of History.

3rd Annual Spring Writers' Festival - A three-day festival of master classes, readings, and conversations with Writers in Residence Frank Bidart, Jo Ann Beard, and George Saunders. Portions of the festival were recorded by Chicago Public Radio for Chicago Amplified.

Fall 2009

"Five Muslim American Poets" - five poets read from their work and participated in a syposium entitled "The Muslim American Poet as Self and Other."

"Lorraine Hansberry: A Raisin in the Sun and Beyond" - a two-day conference on the life and career of Liorraine Hansberry 40 years after A Raisin in the Sun debuted.

Summer 2007

Second Annual Digital Humanities Colloquium - a two-day event with the goal of exploring the potential of text and image archiving in an academic setting.

Spring 2007

"Critical Moves" - a symposium in honor of Larry Lipking on the occasion of his retirement.

Fall 2006

The Othello Project - a quarter-long series of lectures and other events, inaugurating the annual One Book, One Northwestern program

Other Department Events

Date & TimeTitle
6/13/2014
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
William R. Newman: Unsolved Mysteries of Isaac Newton’s Alchemy
5/30/2014
3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
English Department Prize Ceremony
5/30/2014
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Yopie Prins
5/29/2014
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Famous First Lines
5/28/2014
5:15 PM - 7:30 PM
EMC Speaker Series: David Simon (U of Chicago)
5/15/2014
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
7th Annual Spring Writers' Festival
5/15/2014
5:15 PM - 7:30 PM
EMC & LACS Speaker Series: Michael Schreffler (VCU, Art History)
5/15/2014
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
7th Annual Spring Writers' Festival
5/14/2014
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
7th Annual Spring Writers' Festival
5/14/2014
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Undergrad Pizza Luncheon!
5/13/2014
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
7th Annual Spring Writers' Festival
5/6/2014
5:00 PM - 6:15 PM
Carole and Gordon Segal Visiting Professor Lecture
5/2/2014
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Angelica Freitas and Hilary Kaplan
4/28/2014
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
A Memorial Service for Joanna Lipking, Lecturer emerita in the English Department
4/25/2014
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Publication Workshop with Gordon Hutner, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Editor, Amer
4/24/2014
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
"The 21st Century US Novel and the World: An Anatomy" - Speaker Gorden Hutner, UIUC
4/22/2014
5:15 PM - 7:00 PM
LNCC speaker series: Professor Joel Mokyr
4/22/2014
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Cecilia Vicuña Workshop
4/21/2014
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Precarious: A Poetry Performance by Cecilia Vicuña
4/17/2014
5:15 PM - 7:15 PM
EMC Work-in-Progress Meeting: Raashi Rastogi (English)
4/16/2014
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Creative Writing Open House
4/15/2014
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Nami Mun: The Domesticated Chance
4/12/2014
10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Finding Moby Dick: A Symposium
4/10/2014
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Alanna Hickey Dissertation Workshop
4/3/2014
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Medieval Colloquium: Cathy Sanok
3/6/2014
5:15 PM - 7:00 PM
EMC Work-in-Progress Meeting: Meghan Daly Costa (English)
2/26/2014
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
English Pizza Luncheon
2/25/2014
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
History of the Book lecture by Sven BIRKERTS (Bennington College)
2/25/2014
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Richard Blanco: Poetry for the People
2/20/2014
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Medieval Colloquium: Anne Curry
2/18/2014
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Creative Writing Faculty /Senior Reading Series
2/12/2014
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Chris Abani Reading and Book Signing for his new fiction novel "The Secret History of Las Vegas"
2/11/2014
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Creative Writing Faculty /Senior Reading Series
2/6/2014
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
NUEA Sherlock Finale Viewing
2/6/2014
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Medieval Colloquium: Susan Crane
1/30/2014
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Drinking Gourd Poetry Chapbook Prize Event
1/28/2014
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Creative Writing Faculty /Senior Reading Series
1/21/2014
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Creative Writing Faculty /Senior Reading Series
1/15/2014
5:15 PM - 7:30 PM
LNCC Speaker Series: Caroline Levine
1/9/2014
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Medieval Colloquium: Christina Normore
11/21/2013
5:15 PM - 7:15 PM
EMC Speaker Series: Melissa Sanchez (Penn)
11/21/2013
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Medieval Colloquium: Daniel Smail
11/20/2013
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
A Reading and Musical Performance by David Lloyd
11/14/2013
5:45 PM - 7:30 PM
LNCC Speaker Series: Lauren Goodlad
11/14/2013
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
A Reading and Conversation with Peter Kline
11/8/2013
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Weinberg Investiture Ceremony
11/5/2013
5:15 PM - 7:00 PM
EMC Work-in-progress meeting: Michael Slater
10/29/2013
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
A Kreeger Wolf Reading and Discussion with Nikkey Finney
10/17/2013
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
LNCC speaker series: Chris Otter
10/10/2013
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Creative Writing Welcome Back Reception
6/28/2013
2:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Symposium: Whitman North and South
5/30/2013
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
What Can You Do with a B.A. in English?
5/29/2013
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Folk Legend Eddie Holstein
5/23/2013
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Medieval Colloquium: Emily Steiner
5/20/2013
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Simon Blattner Visiting Assistant Professor in Creative Writing Lecture
5/14/2013
5:15 PM - 7:00 PM
LNCC Speaker Series: Fredrik Albritton Jonsson
5/8/2013
4:30 PM - 5:45 PM
Carole and Gordon Segal Lecture
5/2/2013
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
PPC: Craig Santos Perez Workshop
5/1/2013
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
PPC: Craig Santos Perez Poetry Reading
4/25/2013
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Medieval Colloquium: Peggy McCracken
4/18/2013
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
A Reading by John Jeremiah Sullivan: 6th Annual Spring Writers' Festival
4/18/2013
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
A Guided Conversation with three authors: 6th Annual Spring Writers' Festival
4/17/2013
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
A Reading by Chris Adrian: 6th Annual Spring Writers' Festival
4/16/2013
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
A Reading by D.A. Powell: 6th Annual Spring Writers' Festival
4/16/2013
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Poetry and Poetics- A special presentation of poetry by Y.O.U. Evanston students
4/15/2013
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
PPC: Gayle Rogers Workshop
4/12/2013
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Prompt Poetry Reading: Poet & Physicist Iggy McGovern
4/11/2013
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Futures of Poetics: Digital Workshop with Stanford's Workshop in Poetics
4/11/2013
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Futures of Poetics: Digital Workshop with Stanford's Workshop in Poetics
4/10/2013
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Creative Writing Open House
2/26/2013
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Annual Winter Quarter Faculty/Senior Reading Series
2/25/2013
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Early Modern Colloquium Workshop
2/21/2013
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Medieval Colloquium: Andrew Galloway
2/19/2013
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Annual Winter Quarter Faculty/Senior Reading Series
2/5/2013
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Poetry and Poetics Colloquium: Erica Hunt and Harryette Mullen
2/5/2013
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Annual Winter Quarter Faculty/Senior Reading Series
1/31/2013
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Drinking Gourd Poetry Chapbook Launch Event
1/31/2013
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Kristin LeMay - Finding God with Emily Dickinson
1/29/2013
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Annual Winter Quarter Faculty/Senior Reading Series
1/29/2013
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Chris Abani-"My Work in Context"
1/24/2013
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Medieval Colloquium: Conrad Rudolph
1/24/2013
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Mecca Sullivan- "My Work in Context"
1/22/2013
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Annual Winter Quarter Faculty/Senior Reading Series
1/22/2013
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Juan Martinez- "My Work in Context"
1/17/2013
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Katharine Beutner - "My Work in Context"
1/16/2013
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
LNCC Speaker Series: Sharon Marcus, "The Celebrity System"
1/16/2013
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
English Department Pizza Lunch for Majors and Minors!
1/11/2013
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Ben Pauley, NUDHL Research Workshop
1/10/2013
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Ben Pauley, "Unlocking the English Short Title Catalogue"
11/29/2012
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Medieval Colloquium: Caroline Walker Bynum
11/8/2012
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Early Modern Colloquium: Niall Atkinson
11/7/2012
5:15 PM - 6:30 PM
19th c. Library and Online Resources Workshop
10/31/2012
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Halloween Open Mic!
10/31/2012
5:15 PM - 7:00 PM
LNCC Speaker Series: Blakey Vermeule
10/23/2012
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
English Department Pizza Lunch for Majors and Minors!
10/22/2012
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Early Modern Colloquium: Ruth MacKay
10/18/2012
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Medieval Colloquium: Matthew Johnson
10/17/2012
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
One Book Keynote - Alex Kotlowitz
10/17/2012
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Creative Writing Welcome Back Reception
10/12/2012
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Poetry and Poetics Colloquium: Poets in/on Translation

August 16, 2010