Colloquia Schedule

Colloquium Policy

English majors must attend at least eight English Department colloquia during their academic careers.  The Department will offer an average of four 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 recurring friends on the colloquium schedule): The List, The Read-A-Thon, and The Matchbook Poetry project.

Colloquium Schedule 2017-2018

Colloquia Schedule Fall 2017

Thursday, September 7
4:30 pm in Ness Auditorium and Hollenbeck Atrium – arrive by 4:45 for pictures
*note: colloquium credit not offered for this event

Wednesday, September 20
Alumnus Chuck Carlise ’99 – Poetry Reading
4pm in Ness Auditorium, Hollenbeck Hall

Thursday, October 5
Publishing Colloquium with Ohio Magazine Custom Media
4:30pm in Bayley Auditorium, BDK Science Center

Tuesday, October 24
Screening of “The Modern Jungle” followed by Q&A with directors Charles Fairbanks and Saul Kak
5:00pm in Ness Auditorium, Hollenbeck Hall

Monday, October 30
J.D. Vance, author of “Hillbilly Elegy” (Witt Series Leventhal Lecture)
7:30pm in Pam Evans Smith Arena, HPER Center

Tuesday, October 31
Literary Halloween Costume Party
(Dress and be able to speak knowledgeably as a literary character/author for colloquium credit)
4:45 in Ness Auditorium, Hollenbeck Hall

Thursday, November 9
The List
6:30 pm in Founders Pub

Tuesday, November 14
Dunya Mikhail, Poet (Witt Series Koppenhaver Literary Lecture)
4:30 pm and 7:30pm in Bayley Auditorium, BDK Science Center

Wednesday, November 15
Lucy Pick “Pilgrimage, Pilgrimage, and Writing Historical Fiction”
4:00 pm in Bayley Auditorium, BDK Science Center

Thursday, December 7
What Can You Do With an English Major?
6:30pm in Founders Pub

Colloquia Schedule Spring 2018

Wednesday, January 31
D’Arcy Fallon – “Yum Yum Bus” Reading
4:00pm in Ness Auditorium

Monday-Tuesday February 5-6
Visual Arts Residency: Elisabeth Haviland James (Witt Series)
Monday, 7:30pm, Screening of Althea, followed by discussion with filmmaker
Tuesday, 7:30pm, Screening of The Loving Story, followed by discussion with filmmaker
John Legend Theater, 700 S. Limestone Street

Wednesday, February 14
9am – 4pm in Hollenbeck Hall Atrium

February 22-23
A.D. Carson

TBD March
Alumna Shuly Cawood

Tuesday, March 27
Literary Pub Fest
6:30 pm in Founders Pub

Thursday, April 12
Matchbook Poetry Reading
4:30 pm in Founders Pub

Friday, April 20
Senior Symposium in Hollenbeck Hall

Thursday, April 26
Creative Writing Capstone Senior Showcase