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 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