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Hammer Museum Poetry Reading with Ange Mlinko

When: Thursday, April 5, 2018 7:30pm
Where: Hammer Museum – 10899 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90024

Ange Mlinko has written five books of poems, the most recent of which is Distant Mandate (FSG, 2017).  Her volume Starred Wire was a National Poetry Series selection, and Shoulder Season was a finalist for the William Carlos Williams Award.  A winner of a Guggenheim Fellowship as well as the Randall Jarrell Award for Criticism, she has served as the poetry editor for The Nation and teaches at the University of Florida.
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“Endangered Humanities and Endangered Planet” – Talk with Wai Chee Dimock

2017-2018 Packer Series
Tuesday, March 13 & Thursday, March 15, 2018 4:00pm
Where: Faculty Common Room 193, Humanities Building
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Wai Chee Dimock is this year’s guest speaker. On March 13th she will speak on “Endangered Humanities and Endangered Planet: Thoreau and the Sixth Extinction,” and on March 15th she will speak on “Weak Environmentalism:  Reading Bishop and Blake Today.”
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“English Now!” – Talk with Anna Brickhouse

2017-2018 Kanner Series
: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 4:00pm
Where: Faculty Common Room 193, Humanities Building
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Anna Brickhouse is Professor and Director of American Studies at the University of Virginia and teaches American, Early American, and Hemispheric American literature. She is the author and recipient of several awards for both of her books, which are: The Unsettlement of America: Translation, Interpretation, and the Story of Don Luis de Velasco, 1560-1945 (Oxford University Press, 2014) and Transamerican Literary Relations and the Nineteenth-Century Public Sphere (Cambridge University Press, 2005).

Anna has also widely published many articles and her “Haiti” essay for Critical Terms for Southern Studies, ed. Jennifer Greeson and Scott Romine is forthcoming.
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Lecture with Chanita Goodblatt

When: Friday, February 9, 2018 4:00pm
Where: Faculty Common Room 193, Humanities Building

In the introduction to his 1912 edition of Donne’s poetry, Herbert J.C. Grierson writes of “the vein of sheer ugliness which runs through his work, presenting details that seem merely and wantonly repulsive.” Dr. Goodblatt will argue that the grotesque is rather a constructive aspect of Donne’s thought, by focusing on his poems “The Flea” and “The Bait.”
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