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Fall 2016 Events

Departmental Common Hour: Welcome Back Pizza Party
Tues, Aug 23 ~ 4-5:00 pm ~ Towers Lawn (Towers 112 in case of rain)

Reunite with or introduce yourself to fellow English Studies majors and faculty, get to know the departmental student organizations, and have some pizza.

Departmental Common Hour: Building Your English Studies Conference Panel
Tues, Sep 13 ~ 4-5:00 pm ~ Philomathean Room (3rd Floor of Towers Hall)

Brainstorming and networking activities to help develop proposals and find panel participants for the English Studies Conference.

"Dear Reader" Promise Scholarship Benefit Reading
Fri, Sep 30 ~ 7 pm ~ Philomathean Room (3rd Floor of Towers Hall)

Help raise funds for the Dr. D Promise Scholarship funds by attending this reading ($5 suggested donation for current students) of epistolary literature.

Departmental Common Hour: Alumni Panel on Grad School Experiences
Tues, Oct 4 ~ 4-5:00 pm ~ Towers 110

Hear from recent alumni who have completed graduate programs in Creative Writing, Literature, and Library Science: panel discussion, Q&A, and we'll have info on hand about campus resources that can help you check out grad school options, application processes, etc.

Quiz & Quill's Hoodlums & Hipsters Open Mic
Thurs, Oct 6 ~ 7:00 pm ~ Westerville Bag of Nails (3rd floor) 
Great opportunity for current students and alums to get to know each other by participating in (or just listening in on) an open mic at one of our favorite gathering spots.  

Writers & Scholars Series: Eric G. Wilson
Wed, Oct 19 ~ 4:30 pm ~ Philomathean Room (3rd Floor of Towers Hall)

"Who do you think you are? To believe that you're authentic in a world where nothing is authentic but performed, is inauthentic; to know that you're inauthentic in a world in which nothing is not performed, is authentic. So: if you behave as if you're actually authentic, then you are a liar, and if you comport yourself with an awareness of your inauthenticity, you are as real as it gets." (from Wilson's Keeping It Fake: Inventing an Authentic Life)

Departmental Common Hour: TBA
Tues, Nov 1 ~ 4-5:00 pm ~ Philomathean Room (3rd Floor of Towers Hall)

The topics of our last few departmental common hours will be announced a little later in the semester ... at least one of them will be facilitated by students.

Writers & Scholars Series: Marta Werner
Fri, Nov 11 ~ Open Class Session ~ 3:05-4:15 ~ Towers 121
Sat, Nov 12 ~ English Studies Conference Keynote: "The Weather (of) Documents: Archives, Elements, and Elegy"
~ Time TBA ~ Towers 112
"The archive is not as outsiders imagine it—a space of order, efficiency, completeness—but a space of chance meetings between what survives and those who come to look for it without knowing it is truly there. Do documents, like the clothes of the newly dead, still embody the beloved forms of the lost? Why in the whorl of time do some documents stop to speak to us while others seem to have nothing more to say?"

3rd Annual English Studies Conference

Sat, Nov 12 ~ Towers Hall
Full schedule coming a little later in fall semester.

Departmental Common Hour: TBA
Tues, Nov 15 ~ 4-5:00 pm ~ Philomathean Room (3rd Floor of Towers Hall)

The topics of our last few departmental common hours will be announced a little later in the semester ... at least one of them will be facilitated by students.

Departmental Common Hour: Finals Week Celebration & Decompression
Tues, Dec 6 ~ 4-5:00 pm ~ Philomathean Room (3rd Floor of Towers Hall)

Returning students may remember our ice cream social/public napping hour at the end of Spring 2016. This will be similar: community celebration & self-care.

/ Department of English

Shannon Lakanen
Department Chair
Towers Hall 228

p / 614.823.1211
e / slakanen@otterbein.edu 

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