All events are in Central time unless specified.

Something Wicked: a Special Event with Flatwater Shakespeare Co.

Date: Time: 4:00 pm–5:00 pm Location: Andrews Hall
Free pizza, talk and mini performance sponsored by the Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program and Flatwater Shakespeare Company.

Big Ten Emerging Scholars Lecture by Stephanie Tsank Inside Mary Johnson’s Mouth: Crane’s Realism and Sensing the Slums in Maggie: A Girl of the Streets

Date: Time: 3:30 pm–5:00 pm Location: Andrews Hall
Dr. Tsank received her PhD from the University of Iowa. Her talk draws on material from a larger project examining how realist writers use food and the senses to depict immigrant characters and in turn, support constructions (or revisions) of …

Places and Plains Workshop Series: Emily Rau

Date: Time: 3:30 pm–5:00 pm Location: Hewit Place
“Their bold white faces toward me’: The Railroad as Settler-Colonialism in Motion”

Department Meeting (Tenured faculty only)

Date: Time: 3:30 pm–5:00 pm Location: Andrews Hall
Faculty meeting of the Department of English.

Poetry Reading: James Brunton

Date: Time: 5:00 pm–6:00 pm Location: Andrews Hall
Dr. James Brunton is the author of Opera on TV (The Operating System, 2019) and an experimental poetry chapbook The Future Is a Faint Song (with Russell Evatt, Dream Horse Press, 2014). His poetry has appeared in many journals, and his scholarship on …

Department Meeting

Date: Time: 3:30 pm–5:00 pm Location: Andrews Hall
Faculty meeting of the Department of English.

Jesmyn Ward, essayist, memoirist, and National Book Award winner Reading and book signing

Date: Time: 7:00 pm–8:30 pm Location: Sheldon Museum of Art
MacArthur Genius and two-time National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward has been hailed as the standout writer of her generation, proving her “fearless and toughly lyrical” voice in novels, memoir, and nonfiction. Betsy Burton of the American …

No Name Reading

Date: Time: 6:30 pm–8:00 pm Location: Indigo Bridge Books
The No Name Reading Series features the best in poetry and prose from graduate student writers in the English department at UNL. Readings take place several times each semester.

Uncommon DH Lecture: Roopika Risam

Date: Time: 3:30 pm–5:00 pm Location: Andrews Hall
Join us for the inaugural Uncommon Digital Humanities Critic lecture (rescheduled from Spring 2019). Roopika Risam, assistant professor of English at Salem State University, will present “Lessons from The Digital Black Atlantic: Amplifying Equity …

Places and Plains Workshop Series: Ng’ang’a Muchiri

Date: Time: 3:30 pm–5:00 pm Location: Hewit Place
“Land Rights & the Zimbabwean Chimurenga”