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 2016-2017

Colloquia Schedule Fall 2016

Tuesday, October 18

Glenis Redmond
Arts Alive! Poetry Reading
5:30pm in Springfield Museum of Art

Wednesday, October 19

Kate Polak & Ian MacDonald
4:45pm in Ness Auditorium, Hollenbeck Hall

Friday, October 28

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

Tuesday, November 1

Eavan Boland, Poet (Witt Series Koppenhaver Literary Lecture)
4:30pm and 7:30pm in Bayley Auditorium

Thursday, November 17

The List
6:30pm in Founders Pub

Thursday, December 8

What Can You Do With an English Major: Internship Insights
6:30pm in Founders Pub

Colloquia Schedule Spring 2017

Wednesday, January 25

Dr. McClelland Sabbatical Reading & Reflection
4:30pm in Ness Auditorium

Wednesday, February 1

Read-A-Thon
9am – 4pm in Hollenbeck Hall Atrium

Tuesday, March 21

Dan Foreman – Alumni Retrospective
4:30pm in Ness Auditorium

Thursday, March 30

 Literary Pub Fest
6:30pm in Founders Pub

Thursday, April 13

Matchbook Poetry Reading
4:30pm in Ness Auditorium, Hollenbeck Hall

Friday, April 21

Senior Symposium in Hollenbeck Hall

Thursday, April 27

Creative Writing Capstone Senior Showcase
Time and Location TBA