April 9 (Tuesday)
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., AS122, Anna Eyre's Disertation Colloquium ("Trans-Relational Poetics and Outsider Modernist and Post-Modernist Poetry") is chaired by Eric Keenaghan, and her other committee members are Tomás Noel and Pierre Joris. The dissertation examines the modernist and post-modernist poetics of four understudied figures: Jaime de Angulo, Jack Spicer, Stephen Jonas, and Hannah Weiner.
April 11 (Thursday)
12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m., HU 354, Undergraduate Workshop: The Alumni Association will present an overview of the GRE, including the structure of the exam, some sample questions, and how to study.
April 11 (Thursday)
2:30-4:30 p.m., Campus Center Ballroom, The Journalism Program is delighted to congratulate Katherine Van Acker, our long-time professional media lecturer, who has just won the University award for Excellence in Teaching. This prestigious honor is based on a recommendation from a peer review committee that examined a nomination statement together with other testimony and materials documenting her performance over a sustained period. She will be recognized at a public ceremony and reception in the Campus Center Ballroom on Thursday, April 11, 2:30 p.m., to which you are invited.
April 21 (Sunday)
2:00 p.m., William K. Sanford Town Library, 629 Albany-Shaker Road, Loudonville, NY, English Department Lecturer, Richard Matturro reads from Janey, the central novel in his Tri-City Trilogy. Reception and book signing to follow.
April 25 (Thursday)
12:00-1:00 p.m., HU 354, Undergraduate Workshop: The Alumni Association will present an overview of the LSAT, including structure of the exam, some sample questions, and the how to prepare.
April 29 (Monday)
9:00 a.m - 4:00 p.m, HU 354, Undergraduate Research Conference with Keynote Address by Professor David Morrow from the College of Saint Rose presenting "The land that feeds us': Genre, Enclosure, and the Politics of Subsistence in Shakespeare's Late Plays." Students will present original research or creative projects. All are welcome! Light refreshments will be served.
April 30 (Tuesday)
12:30-3:00 p.m., HU 354, Cultural Theory Conference: Presentation of papers and discussion of the theory of the culture industry in the time of globalization and the digital age.
May 1 (Wednesday)
3:00-6:00 p.m., HU 354, The Medieval/Renaissance Studies Program is pleased to announce a performative reading event: Voices from the Past: Informal Readings of Letters written by Ordinary—and not so ordinary—People of the Pre- and Early Modern Periods (up to about 1700 CE). Bring your own examples of interesting letters to read, or simply enjoy hearing those presented by others. Some examples will be letters from members of Charlemagne’s court, a 9th-century mother to her son, letters by medieval mystics, politicians, and authors. Refreshments will be served. Contact Helene Scheck with any questions or for further information: HScheck@albany.edu
May 3 (Friday)
Time and Place TBA, Biopolitics Group Meeting: After a vigorous conversation last week about Esposito's book, the group has decided that for our last meeting, we will discuss Tim Campbell's Improper Life: Technology and Biopolitics from Heidegger to Agamben (U of Minnesota P, 2011). Campbell, who is a Professor of Italian at Cornell University, is one of the main translators of Roberto Esposito's work, and has written one of the most lucid and comprehensive introductions to his philosophy (see Esposito's Bios). He is also the editor of the book series for Fordham UP called "Commonalities," which has published a number of notable texts, and will soon issue James Lilley's new book.
May 9 (Thursday)
Time TBA, HU 354 Sigma Tau Delta Ceremony
May 18 (Saturday)
3:00 p.m., HU 354, Annual English Honors Program Colloquium
8:00 p.m., SEFCU Arena, English and Journalism Recognition Ceremony