Featured Speaker Series

Opened Book

Events that feature primarily an English Department Faculty, or a speaker that the English Department is sponsoring to speak. 

Past Events

November
6
Date
Tue November 6th 2018, 5:15pm - 6:30pm
Location:
Lathrop Library, Bishop Auditorium

Professor Vermeule will discuss the benefits of both action and contemplation which is the topic of her recent book, Action versus Contemplation: Why an Ancient Debate Still Matters.

October
11
Date
Thu October 11th 2018, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Location:
Terrace Room, Building 460, Margaret Jacks Hall

The chair of the English department, Blakey Vermeule, and the Senior Associate Dean of the Humanities and Arts, Lanier Anderson, invite you to the first…

October
26
Date
Thu October 26th 2017, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Location:
Levinthal Hall, Stanford Humanities Center

A recent surge in popularity of George Orwell’s 1984 offers us a unique opportunity to come together as a community over a text of wide interest and…

May
4
Date
Thu May 4th 2017, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Location:
*NEW LOCATION* Terrace Room, Margaret Jacks Hall, Building 460, Main Quad

Please join us on May 4th for our spring quarter Faculty Research Fellows Chautauqua.

November
18
Date
Wed November 18th 2015, 5:05pm
Location:
Margaret Jacks, Terrace Room

Jessica Riskin will present material from her new book, The Restless Clock

October
28
Date
Wed October 28th 2015, 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Location:
Terrace Room, Margaret Jacks Hall, Room 426

Presenter: William Warner is Professor of English at UC Santa Barbara. His research and teaching focuses on the long history of mediation, from 18th-century print culture and 20th-century media.…

October
27
Date
Tue October 27th 2015, 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Location:
Terrace Room, Margaret Jacks Hall, Room 426

Presenter: William Warner is Professor of English at UC Santa Barbara. His research and teaching focuses on the long history of mediation, from 18th-century print culture and 20th-century media.…

October
7
Date
Wed October 7th 2015, 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Location:
Terrace Room, Margaret Jacks Hall, Room 426

Presenter: Nicholas Mathew is Associate Professor and Weisman Schutt Chair in Music at the University of California, Berkeley.

May
13
Date
Wed May 13th 2015, 5:15pm
Location:
Terrace Room, Margaret Jacks Hall, Room 426

Zachary Leader is a professor of English Literature at University of Roehampton.

October
17
Date
Fri October 17th 2014, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Location:
Humanities Center Board Room

Professor Gumbrecht will discuss poetry as a genre that needs recital/vocal realization in order to be fully redeemed, and he will use the concept “presence” both in the temporal and (his) spatial…