Oct. 31: English Department’s Schick Lecture Series: Jane Austen

Joseph S. Schick Lectures in Language, Literature and Lexicography: Dr. Devoney Looser

The lecture series welcomes Devoney Looser, Foundation Professor of English at Arizona State University. She will present “Jane Austen’s Nineteenth-Century Afterlives” at 3:30 p.m Thursday, Oct. 31. This free event is open to the public. A reception will follow.

Location: Root Hall, A-264 (Schick Lecture Room)

Dr. Looser is a past ISU professor, in English and what is now Gender Studies. MORE INFO

April 25: Bash Lectures in Modern American Literature: Megan Marshall

James and Virginia Bash Lectures in Modern American Literature: Megan Marshall

The lecture series welcomes Megan Marshall, Charles Wesley Emerson College professor, to present “My Elizabeths: Confessions of a Serial Biographer” at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 25 in Root Hall, A-264.

She is the author of Margaret Fuller, for which she won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize, and of The Peabody Sisters, which won the Francis Parkman Prize and the Mark Lynton History Prize.


May 1: English Department’s Dreiser Visiting Writers Series welcomes Poet Lynn Melnick

Theodore Dreiser Visiting Writers Series featuring Lynn Melnick

Poet Lynn Melnick will read for the writers series at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 1 in the Landini Center for the Performing and Fine Arts, University Art Gallery.

Lynn Melnick is the author of Landscape with Sex and Violence (YesYes Books, 2017) and If I Should Say I Have Hope (YesYes Books, 2012). She is a fellow at the New York Public Library’s Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers and serves on the Executive Board of VIDA: Women in Literary Arts. She lives in Brooklyn, New York. [https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poet/lynn-melnick]

This event is free and open to the public.

This series was  established by the English Department in 2013.

PS: it’s National Poetry Month!