The English Department sponsors a variety of lectures, talks, and discussions each year. The English Lecture Series began in the 2010-2011 academic year, while the Majors Talk Series began in 2011-2012 as the brainchild of the Majors Committee. Various panels and discussions have included English major alums discussing the importance of the English major in their careers, as well as faculty describing their interest in the field of literature. Listed here are events past and present.



Dec 3

English Lecture Series

04:30 pm

Stephanie Newell, Professor of English, Yale University Disconnecting the -Phone: Anglo-Scribes and Anglo-Literates inColonial West African Newspapers Until recently, the central role of African-owned newspapers in creating publics for the earliest West African creative writing has been overlooked by literary historians. Focusing on English-language newspapers of the 1910s and 1920s, the paper upon which this lecture is based asks about the literary worlds and local knowledges produced in newspaper creative writing in the context of surrounding editorials, articles, and advertisements