Poetry Reading: Ryan Wilson

Last month, Ryan Wilson continued our Fall Poetry Series with an online reading that included some poems from his forthcoming book Proteus Bound: Selected Translations 2008-2020. If you missed the event, which was streamed live via YouTube, video of the reading is available on the English Department's YouTube channel


Book Discussion: The Remains of the Day

“I can't even say I made my own mistakes. Really - one has to ask oneself - what dignity is there in that?”

Please join English Society for a discussion of Kazuo Ishiguro's The Remains of the Day (1989)
8:00-9:00pm via Zoom

"This is Kazuo Ishiguro's profoundly compelling portrait of Stevens, the perfect butler, and of his fading, insular world in post-World War II England. Stevens, at the end of three decades of service at Darlington Hall, spending a day on a country drive, embarks as well on a journey through the past in an effort to reassure himself that he has served humanity by serving the "great gentleman," Lord Darlington. But lurking in his memory are doubts about the true nature of Lord Darlington's "greatness," and much graver doubts about the nature of his own life."

The Zoom link will be sent to current English majors via email and posted in the "CUA English Society" Facebook group. All current and alumni members of the CUA community are warmly invited to join the discussion - register here for the link to the meeting.


Name the New Literary Magazine

The English Department is starting a new official online magazine of literature and the arts. The magazine will be overseen by faculty in the English department and run by undergraduate students, publishing writing and art by students at Catholic University.

We are seeking a fitting title for this new magazine. Please use the online form to suggest a title and provide a brief (1-2 sentences) explanation of why you've suggested it.


Literary Matters

Literary Matters 13.1 (Fall, 2020) is now LIVE! This issue features a never-before-published story from the late Nobel Laureate, Isaac Bashevis Singer, a longform conversation between poet-scholar Alissa Valles and NYRB Classics Editor Edwin Frank, a brilliant essay on The Greek Plays by Sarah Ferrario; new poems by Carmen Bugan, Peter Cole, Cally Conan-Davies, Ernest Hilbert, David Mason, Alan Shapiro, Daniel Tobin, Deborah Warren, Bruce Weigl, Caki Wilkinson, and David Yezzi; translations by Geoffrey Brock and Charles Martin; the Winners of the 2019 Meringoff Prizes—Cara Blue Adams, George David Clark, J.P. Gritton, Hannah Lispky, Katie Peterson, and William Parker Stoker—and much, much more. Ryan Wilson serves as Editor-in-Chief of Literary Matters.