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Upcoming Events

Joy Castro book launch, FLIGHT RISK

Date: Time: 6:30 pm–8:00 pm Location: Francie & Finch
Joy Castro, Willa Cather Professor of English and Ethnic Studies at UNL, reads from FLIGHT RISK, a “deftly intelligent literary thriller—beautifully written yet a real page-turner” (S. J. Watson). Castro is the award-winning author of the post- …

Cartoons & the Queer Aesthetic: A discussion of LGBTQ+ graphic novels/memoirs and the history of queer comics

Date: Time: 5:00 pm Location: Andrews Hall
In this discussion and visual presentation, UNL English professors James Brunton and Timothy Schaffert trace the evolution of queer content in comics, and the role of comics in queer activism and visibility. In addition, Brunton will discuss his …

Writing Brilliant Essays: A Conversation with Chigozie Obioma

Date: Time: 4:00 pm–5:30 pm Location: Online
Chigozie Obioma was born in Akure, Nigeria. His debut novel, The Fishermen, is winner of the inaugural FT/Oppenheimer Award for Fiction, the NAACP Image Awards for Debut Literary Work, and the Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction (Los Angeles …

CAS Inquire: “Me Too in the Renaissance”

CAS Inquire Lecture Series

Date: Time: 5:30 pm–6:30 pm Location: Nebraska Union
Presented by Dr. Nora Martin Peterson, associate professor of French Cultural Studies, this talk will connect the roots of the #metoo movement to French Renaissance images and texts.
This event originated in College of Arts and Sciences.

Department meeting #6

Date: Time: 3:30 pm–5:00 pm Location: Andrews Hall

Meeting of TENURED FULL professors only

Date: Time: 3:30 pm–5:00 pm Location: Andrews Hall

Writing Brilliant Essays: A Conversation with Tom Gannon

Date: Time: 4:00 pm–5:30 pm Location: Online
Tom Gannon is an associate professor of English and Ethnic Studies, who specializes in Native American literatures, critical/eco-theory, and the representation of birds and other non-human animals in human discourse. His fascination with the latter …

From the Director’s Chair: Notes Behind the Scenes on The Bell Affair

Date: Time: 3:30 pm–5:00 pm Location: Andrews Hall
Dr. Kwakiutl Dreher (Associate Professor of English) presents on her work on The Bell Affair, a forthcoming feature-length live-action animated film. The Bell Affair is the second collaboration between Dr. Dreher, Dr. William G. Thomas III (Professor …

Humanities on the Edge presents: Ramon Grosfoguel

“Modernity, Racism, and Migration: A journey into the Zone of Being and Zone of Non-Being”

Date: Time: 5:30 pm–7:00 pm Location: Online
UPDATE: This event will be held online via Zoom. Click the link below to register.

Writing Brilliant Essays: A Conversation with Jerald Walker

Date: Time: 4:00 pm–5:30 pm Location: Online
A graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, Jerald Walker has published in magazines such as Creative Nonfiction, The Missouri Review, The Harvard Review, Mother Jones, The Iowa Review, and The Oxford American, and he has been widely anthologized, …