Events Categorized: First Friday

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Nick Frankel | Oscar Wilde in Prison

The VCU Department of English will host a lecture by Professor Nick Frankel as a part on its ongoing “First Friday” lecture series. The lecture will take place this Friday, October 7 at 3:00pm in Hibbs 308. Topic: “Oscar Wilde in Prison.” All First Friday events are free and open to the public.   FIRST FRIDAY Nick Frankel Friday, 7 October 2016…

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Catherine Ingrassia | Cultures of Captivity/The Poetics of Failure

Join the VCU Department of English for its November First Friday Lecture in Hibbs 308 from 3–4:30 pm, November 6, 2015. Catherine Ingrassia Cultures of Captivity/The Poetics of Failure My talk begins with a poem, Mary Barber’s 1734 poem entitled “On Seeing the Barbary Captives,” which recounts her seeing a group of British citizens enslaved in…

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Marcel Cornis-Pope | Literary Studies in Multimedia Contexts

Join the VCU Department of English for its October First Friday Lecture in Hibbs 308 from 3-4:30 pm. Marcel Cornis-Pope Literary Studies in Multimedia Contexts As Nancy Kaplan has argued in “E-literacies” (1995), “In the past … the chief technologies of literacy, especially the early printing press, have privileged the written language over all other forms of…

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Jason Coats | Visual Poetry and Open Connectivist Courses

Join the VCU Department of English for its November First Friday Lecture in Hibbs 308 from 3-4:30 pm. Jason Coats Visual Poetry and Open Connectivist Courses This presentation discusses an English 215 course from Summer 2014 called Visual Poetry, which was dedicated to using the affordances of the internet to introduce general education students to the analysis…

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Rivka Swenson | Beyond Prospero: Toni Morrison’s Tar Baby

Join the VCU Department of English for its opening fall semester First Friday lecture. Rivka Swenson Beyond Prospero: Toni Morrison’s Tar Baby Tar Baby has been discussed for its engagement with Shakespeare’s enchanted island. What has not been discussed—or even noticed—is Tar Baby’s resonance (undeniable, deep, and wonderfully complex) with a certain novel from the 1700s. This…

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