Rod Sachs to Speak at International Social Justice Project Event
On Nov. 30, in the Rio Grande room of the UC, starting at 5:30, Rod Sachs, EGTA in English, will be part of a panel discussion. The program itself is a part of Student Affairs' "Next Generation Initiatives." The talk by Mr. Sachs will start at about 6:15, and will address the UN's call for Global Education Equality.
Multiple Presentations at International MLA Convention in January
The theme for this year’s English Graduate Student Conference, to be held April 7-8, 2016: “Bodies at Work: Reimaging the Lines of (Re)Production.” Details of the conference are forthcoming; however, we will hold a symposium on Thursday, April 7 with keynote and panels on Friday, April 8. If you have questions concerning the CFP, the conference itself, or would like to volunteer to moderate a panel, please email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org, or the conference email at email@example.com.
New Film based on Moby Dick on the Horizon
The Courtyard Poet competitions are under way. Today's event at 1:00 in the Architecture Courtyard features poets celebrating international poetry. The poets will be reading poems in four different original languages. You can read about earlier coverage of the weekly event. Rod Sachs has several new poets lined up to read their work. Find out about future competitions.
Tigner's Students Participate in Transcribathon
Approximately 30 people from a number of institutions gathered in Washington, D.C. to look at the 17th-century recipe book of Rebecca Winche. More than 50 transcribers joined the event virtually from various locations including Germany, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, Australia, Colorado, Texas, California, and Washington State. The Winche book is a recent acquisition for the Folger Shakespeare Library.
The text from the 1660s contains a mixture of circa 300 culinary and medicinal recipes, including an early chocolate recipe, instructions to make a stewed and stuffed pigeon, snail water, a nutmeg and raisin cheesecake, and a number of fascinating cough remedies. One of these, in particular, involves dipping a licorice stick into a tincture of white wine vinegar, hyssop water, sugar and almond oil, with an instruction to “licke often of it."
A little sleuthing by scholars suggests that the book at the centre of all this whirlwind activity once belonged to the Winche family of Hawnes/Haynes in Bedfordshire. In the picture on the left is the group of people from UTA who participated virtually in the Transcribathon. From left to right: Jana Jackson, Hope McCarthy, Jayson Carroll, Jordan Ivie, Jason Hogue, Amanda Torres, and Vince Sosko. Not pictured is Erin Adwell, who took the picture. In the picture on the right, Dr. Amy Tigner is at the right with several UTA graduate students at the Folger.Read more.
February 2016 As part of the department's relationship with the University of Kingston in London, French philosopher Catherine Malabou will visit in February to discuss literature and neuroscience.
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