General Department Events

Department Events

For information on upcoming department speakers and events, view our department calendar.

 

Dean Franco to speak on his upcoming book The Border and the Line on February 12, 2019

English literature professor Dean Franco will give a talk on his new book The Border and the Line: Race, Literature, and Los Angeles on Tuesday, February 12, 2019, in the ZSR Library Auditorium. The Border and the Line will be available from Stanford University Press in January 2019. This talk will be open… Continue Reading: Dean Franco to speak on his upcoming book The Border and the Line on February 12, 2019

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Nine students honored with induction into Sigma Tau Delta

This fall, nine students were inducted into Wake Forest University’s Sigma Omega chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the international English honors society. Students honored with Sigma Tau Delta induction are junior or senior English or Writing majors/minors who are in the top 35 percent of their graduating class. English department… Continue Reading: Nine students honored with induction into Sigma Tau Delta

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Get to know this year’s visiting speakers and writers with our end-of-summer reading list

We’ve compiled an end-of-summer reading list featuring some of the exciting literary scholars and writers who are coming to Wake Forest this year. You can learn more about these speakers and other English department events on our events calendar. Fall 2018 Literary Events: An End-of-Summer Reading List   A. R. Ammons “About… Continue Reading: Get to know this year’s visiting speakers and writers with our end-of-summer reading list

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Carmen Giménez Smith will give a poetry reading on October 18 for the Dillon Johnston Writers Reading Series

The Wake Forest University Creative Writing program’s Dillon Johnston Writer Reading Series presents an evening with poet Carmen Giménez Smith on Thursday, October 18, at 6:00 p.m. in the Charlotte and Philip Hanes Art Gallery in Scales Fine Arts Center. The reading will be followed by a reception and a book signing. This… Continue Reading: Carmen Giménez Smith will give a poetry reading on October 18 for the Dillon Johnston Writers Reading Series

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Author John Crowley will give a reading on September 26 for the Dillon Johnston Writers Reading Series

The Wake Forest University Creative Writing program’s Dillon Johnston Writers Reading Series presents an evening with author John Crowley on Wednesday, September 26, at 6:30 p.m. in the Charlotte and Philip Hanes Art Gallery in Scales Fine Arts Center. The reading will be followed by a reception and a book signing. This… Continue Reading: Author John Crowley will give a reading on September 26 for the Dillon Johnston Writers Reading Series

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Scholar Devoney Looser to speak on the “Afterlife of Austen’s Sense & Sensibility” on Oct. 23

Devoney Looser, author of The Making of Jane Austen, will give a talk titled “The Afterlife of Austen’s Sense and Sensibility”  for the English department’s Dean Family Speaker Series October 23, 2018, at 4:30 p.m. in the ZSR Library Auditorium (Room 404). A book signing and reception will follow.  Dr. Looser, whose upcoming… Continue Reading: Scholar Devoney Looser to speak on the “Afterlife of Austen’s Sense & Sensibility” on Oct. 23

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English Department 2017-18 Student Awards

Fifteen majors, minors, and graduate students in the English department were recognized at the annual awards reception on April 25, 2018 in the Magnolia Room.      ENGLISH DEPARTMENT AWARD RECIPIENTS 2017-2018   Robert N. Shorter Medieval Prize: Ann Marie Noell Robert N. Shorter was the principal medievalist in the English department for 41… Continue Reading: English Department 2017-18 Student Awards

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Professor Sarah Hogan to deliver a Humanities Institute lecture on April 16

Assistant Professor of English Literature Sarah Hogan will deliver a lecture for the Wake Forest Humanities Institute on Monday, April 16, titled “Early English Utopias and the Capitalist-Imperialist Imaginary.” Drawing upon research from her forthcoming book, Professor Hogan will discuss how utopian authors from Thomas More to John Milton variously reimagined… Continue Reading: Professor Sarah Hogan to deliver a Humanities Institute lecture on April 16

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Dr. Josh Davies of King’s College London to give Medieval Studies talk on Feb. 26

Dr. Josh Davies of King’s College London will give a presentation titled “The Middle Ages as Property:  Nationalism, Race and Medieval Studies in Europe and the U.S.” on Monday, February 26, at 4 p.m. in Tribble Hall’s DeTamble Auditorium.  This lecture is sponsored by the Wake Forest University Medieval and… Continue Reading: Dr. Josh Davies of King’s College London to give Medieval Studies talk on Feb. 26

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Professor Naima Coster to read from her new novel Halsey Street on Feb. 28

Naima Coster, author and Visiting Assistant Professor in Creative Writing and Writing, will read from her new novel, Halsey Street, for the Dillon Johnston Writers Reading Series on Wednesday, February 28. The reading will begin at 6 p.m. in Hanes Art Gallery in Scales Fine Arts Center and be followed… Continue Reading: Professor Naima Coster to read from her new novel Halsey Street on Feb. 28

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