Film Screening: MY BROOKLYN

The English Department and the LIU Brooklyn Library present a screening of Kelly Anderson's documentary My Brooklyn, which "explores the forces reshaping the Fulton Mall and nearby neighborhoods like Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, and Bed-Stuy."
More info.

October 3, 2012
6:30 - 8:30 PM
Kumble Theater

MFA Reading Series Event: Anselm Berrigan

Please join us for this special joint event in the MFA Reading Series.

It's a reading by the Fall 2012 Visiting Writer to the MFA Program, Anselm Berrigan.

It's a book party to celebrate Mimeo Mimeo #7 (The Lewis Warsh Issue)

Copies of Berrigan's books will be available for purchase, as will discounted copies of Mimeo MimeoThere will also be food and wine!

October 5, 2012
Spector Lounge
4th Floor, Humanities Building

Poetry/Arts Journal MIMEO MIMEO Devotes an Issue to Lewis Warsh

From the Mimeo Mimeo website:

"Mimeo Mimeo is a forum for critical and cultural perspectives on artists' books, typography and the mimeograph revolution. This periodical features essays, interviews, artifacts, and reflections on the graphic, material and textual conditions of contemporary poetry and language arts."

Mimeo Mimeo #7 is the magazine issue ever to be devoted to Lewis Warsh, who is the Director of the LIU Brooklyn Creative Writing MFA Program.

More information.

Copies will be available at a discounted price at the MFA Reading Series Event on October 5 in the English Department.

English Department Colloquium Series

The English Department Colloquium Series (formerly the English Department Faculty Forum) is a program of talks by full-time members of the English-Department faculty. The series promotes scholarly activity among the full-time faculty of the Department by providing them with an opportunity to circulate their research among their colleagues. Read more about the series here
We are pleased to announce the first event of the new academic year:

Jonathan Haynes (recently back from his sabbatical)
Friday, September 21, 2012
3:30-4:30 PM (right after the English Department Faculty Meeting)

Professor Haynes's talk is called "Nollywood: Some History."

Here is his brief description: "In the last twenty years, Nigeria has created one of the world's largest film industries. This presentation will give an overview of the growth of this remarkable film culture, with special attention to the film that inaugurated Nollywood --
 Living in Bondage."

Graduate Student & Faculty Reception

September 27, 2012
5-7 pm
Spector Lounge, 4th Floor
Humanities Building

Please join us at this informal gathering for food, drinks, and opportunities for good conversation with fellow graduate students and faculty. If your graduate class meets during this time, then come for some portion of the event. This is our one opportunity during the year for all graduate students to meet one another and to speak with faculty from across the concentrations in English. Alumni are welcome and encouraged to join the festivities.

Hosted by Patricia Stephens and Srividhya Swaminanthan, Co-Chairs, English.

RSVP: Marilyn Boutwell.