“Back to the Newly-Digital Networked Normal,” a lecture by Robert Glenn Howard, University of Wisconsin, Madison. Tuesday, May 14, 4:00 pm in the Knight Library Browsing Room.
From the beginning of recorded history, human beings appear to have been devising ever more complex ways to interact with each other, from physical mimicry, oral narration and musical instruments to books, movies, TV, and now so-called “new” media. Termed the “new folk culture” and “participatory culture,” media scholars are celebrating the new normal of network communication. But is it really new? Or has the age of durable media and commercial broadcasts only been an awkward silence in the long chatter of human history? If so, that silence has been broken by a digital roar. We can hear it in everything from homemade videos of ourselves playing guitar licks on YouTube to advice about how to treat sick kids in network forums. From protestors tweeting on the streets of Tunisia to Oregon teenagers sharing their videos on Facebook, all of us can again place the highest value on spinning our own vernacular webs of signification. In the process, maybe we will discover ourselves more tightly bound together; a global web that both tolerates the diversity of individuals and values the connections that weave us into a single human community.
Peter Travis Peter Travis, Henry Winkley Professor of Anglo-Saxon Literature and Language, Dartmouth College, will present a lecture sponsored by the English Department and the Medieval Studies Program:
Imitatio Christi: The Violence of Mimetic Desire
Monday, May 13, at 4.00 pm
Knight Library Browsing Room
Drawing his examples from medieval drama, Travis will discuss the body, wounds and blood, Skin Ego theory, theories of Mind, sacrifice theology, and psychology, all in an effort to understand mimesis and catharsis.
Commencement Ltr 2013 The University of Oregon’s 2013 Commencement will be held on Monday, June 17th at 9:00 a.m. in the Matthew Knight Arena.
The English Department Commencement ceremony will take place on Monday, June 17th at 3:00 p.m. on the Memorial Quad. The departmental ceremony will include those who graduated Summer 2012 through Winter 2013 and those who have applied Spring 2013 and Summer 2013.
If you will finish Spring term with 12 credits or less to complete your degree and you will complete those credits during Summer term you are eligible to walk in the English Department Commencement Ceremony. You will need to apply for your degree by May 17th in order to receive information from the department about the ceremony.
To be included in the English Department Commencement Program; you must apply for your degree by the deadline; April 28th or, if graduating in at the end of summer term, by May 5th. E-mails will be sent in early May to students who have applied for their degree by the deadline.
If you have any special needs, please let Susan Dickens, Commencement Coordinator, know as soon as possible at email@example.com
Berger“Bad Boys and Hipsters: Shakespeare’s Iago and Rembrandt’s Rembrandt”
The English Department is proud to announce the Kingsley Weatherhead Lecture in Shakespeare Studies, a lecture intended to promote the undergraduate study of Shakespeare at the University of Oregon. This year’s lecture will be given by Harry Berger, Jr., Professor Emeritus at the University of California, Santa Cruz.
Prof. Berger is the author of innumerable books and articles on Shakespeare, Spenser, early modern theatricality, and Rembrandt and other Dutch painters. On May 8 he will connect his work on villainy in Shakespeare and posing in Rembrandt. Please join us at 4 pm in the Browsing Room of Knight Library for an exciting lecture: undergraduates are enthusiastically invited to attend.
“Minstrelsy or Popular Culture? On the Legacies of Blackface.” Dr. Louis Chude-Sokei, Professor of English at the University of Washington. January 29th 2013, 5:30pm, Knight Browsing room. Co-sponsored by the Clark Honors College, the Department of English, and the OHC. (more…)
Professor Gordon Sayre will be speaking as part of a panel discussion on November 27 at 3:30 in the EMU Oak Room. The discussion is connected with the publication of his translation of Dumont de Montigny’s memoir which is scheduled to be published November 19. Also part of the panel is Fabienne Moore of Romance Languages and Paul Mapp from the College of William and Mary.
Veronica Alfano will give a Work in Progress talk, “A. E. Houseman’s Ballad Economies: Memory, Sexuality, and Form” on Friday, November 2 from 3:30-5:00 in 448 PLC.
Wendy Wheeler, Professor Emerita of London Metropolitan University, will present a lecture on “Green Imaginaries: Biosemiotics, History, Memory, and the Future” at 4:00 on November 1 in the Knight Library Browsing Room.wheeler
“Rethinking the Commons: How the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Sciences Power our Struggle for Food and Climate Justice”
Thursday, October 25
Gerlinger Alumni Lounge
Joni Adamson is an associate professor of English and environmental humanities in the School of Letters and Sciences at Arizona State University and serves as 2012 president of the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment. Her work focuses on environmental justice, contested notions of “the commons,” food sovereignty, global indigenous literatures, and organizing for human, civil, and environmental rights. AdamsonLecturePoster
Art exhibition at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art curated by Professor Ben Saunders
Good Grief! features twenty-five examples from Schulz’s lifetime of work, with five strips for each decade.