English majors must attend at least eight English Department colloquia during their academic careers. The Department will offer an average of three colloquia every semester and may occasionally designate a non-departmental colloquium as qualifying for this requirement.
Attendance will be taken at all English Department colloquia, and attendance records will be kept in the English Department office. It is the student’s responsibility to sign in at each event he or she attends, and to keep track of his/her progress towards fulfilling this requirement. Information on colloquium attendance can be accessed in the English Department office.
Amongst the new and ever-changing list of speakers and presenters, visiting authors and inspiring lecturers are annual events in the English Department (dear and reoccurring friends on the colloquia schedule): The List, The Read-A-Thon, and The Matchbook Poetry project.
Note: the 2014-15 Colloquium Schedule is still in the process of finalizing dates/times/locations for certain events. As details are confirmed, this web page will be updated. The listing below is the most up-to-date information available at this time.
Monday, September 29
Joyce Carol Oates: 4pm in Bayley Auditorium, 7:30pm in Weaver Chapel
Thursday, October 9
R. Clifton Spargo, Dixon Professor of Creative Writing: 4:15pm in Ness Auditorium, Hollenbeck Hall
The List: Date TBD, 6:30pm in Founders Pub
Thursday, December 4
What Can You Do With an English Major? with alumnus Tom Hausaulter: 6:30pm in Founders Pub
Colloquium Schedule Spring 2015
Wednesday, January 21
Alumna Brandi Schillace: Time and location TBD
Read-a-thon: All day event, Date and theme TBD, Hollenbeck Hall Atrium
Alumnus Van Jordan: Date(s), time(s) and location(s) TBD
Thursday, March 26
Literary Pub Fest: 6:30pm in Founders Pub
Thursday, April 16
Matchbook Poetry Reading: 4:15pm in Ness Auditorium, Hollenbeck Hall
Friday, April 24
Senior Symposium in Hollenbeck Hall (various locations/times TBD)