Schedule Spring 2016

This semester, we’ll be focusing on two genres in American Literature: poetry and prose. We have chosen readings from the SLU 19th Century American Literature Reading List, and we hope to focus our discussions  on questions of genre and theme, as well as formal and theoretical practices.

Our meetings for Spring 2016 will take place from on Mondays from 4-5pm in ADJ 142.


January 25: Intro meeting

February 8: Emerson, Nature” (1836) and “The Poet” (1844)

February 22: Publication Roundtable Round 2–please pre-circulate papers

February 27, 8pm: “The Dead” Musical by SLU Theatre, $7 for Students; $9 for Faculty–purchase online or 1 hour before showtime

6pm–We’ll grab drinks (and/or dinner) at Diablito’s beforehand.

March 14: Graduate Student Presentation–Megan Sinner Brueske, ‘I try to be more liberal about such things than I used to be’: Willa Cather’s Approach to Outsiders in O Pioneers! and Death Comes for the Archbishop

April 4: Professionalization Workshop–CVs

April 18: Dickinson, Selections from Final Harvest

April 22, 8pm: “The Importance of Being Earnest” by SLU Theatre, $7 for Students; $9 for Faculty–purchase online or 1 hour before showtime

After the play: Talkback with Dr. Ellen Crowell and Gary Barker

April 27, 4-5pm: Textual Revolutions–Angie Blumberg

May 2: End of Semester Gathering, TBD Location

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