Temple University's English Department Recognizes the 150th Year Since the Emancipation Proclamation & the 150th Year Since Dr. King's March on Washington on February 25th from 4pm - 6pm. Join us in recognizing this historic year with a reading by renowned author, poet and playwright, Ishmael Reed! The reading and reception will be held at 1114 Polett Walk, Anderson Lecture Hall 17 on Temple University's main campus.
Please save October 21st for a full-day conference on the life work of Rachel Blau DuPlessis. "A Celebration of the poetry and criticism of Rachel Blau DuPlessis" will bring together critics and poets to explore the wide range of contributions Rachel Blau DuPlessis has made to the field. In addition to lectures by poet-critics including Bob Perelman, Ron Silliman, Libbie Rifkin, and Eric Keenaghan, Rachel will be reading from recent work as will other members of our poetry faculty, including Jena Osman, Brian Teare, Pattie McCarthy, and Kevin Varrone. Other poets from the region and alumni from our program will join in a final celebratory poetry reading, including Emily Abendroth, Holly Bittner, C.A. Conrad, Tom Devaney, Sarah Dowling, Ryan Eckes, Lucia Gbaya-Kanga, Chris McCreary, Michelle Taransky, and Heather Thomas. Please plan to join us for what should be a delightful day of intellectual and creative exchange on October 21, 2011. The event will take place from 10 am to 5 pm at 1810 Liacouras Walk on Temple University's main campus.
The English Department Lecture Series sponsors lectures from visiting scholars each semester in order to provide a forum for students in English.
Every year, Temple University’s Creative Writing program invites some of the most innovative contemporary writers to the Philadelphia area. Unless otherwise noted, all readings take place at 8pm in Room 222 of the Temple University Center City Campus (TUCC) at 1515 Market St. (enter through between Market and JFK Blvd.). All readings are free and open to the public.
The Pre-Modern Studies Colloquium was first organized in the Fall Semester of 2005. Kathleen Biddick (History) and Shannon Miller (English) in collaboration with Richard Immerman (Director of the Center of the Humanities) hosted a reception for faculty and graduate students engaged in Pre-Modern Studies at Temple University. Our current membership is composed of over 30 faculty and 16 graduate students, representing three colleges and seven departments. We are particularly interested in how the historic formation of the different humanistic disciplines (art history, classics, history, literature, music, philosophy) shapes the temporal borders of what traditionally counts as ancient, medieval, and early modern. We argue that "we have never been modern," until we understand the genealogical ways in which powerful categories of sovereignty, political theology, archive, rationality, coloniality, gender, race, and power operated discursively across the perceived divides of periodization and the alleged theological imaginaries of Christians, Jews, and Muslims.
Temple Writing Academy is a summer program that fosters creative writing, thinking, and expression. We encourage students to bring their individuality and personal experiences to the page to form their voices as writers. At TWA our goal is to provide creative writing classes that foster safe environments for our students to learn and grow in their personal and academic lives.
This six-credit graduate seminar is designed to bring together the disciplines of aesthetics and cultural studies. In its interdisciplinary thrust, the seminar is intended to serve as a foundation for advanced study in the human sciences and to reflect the most current trends of thought in post-modern culture. The seminar convenes during the month of June at Temple University's campus in Rome, the Villa Caproni.