Poetry Reading: Jane Clarke

Award-winning Irish poet, Jane Clarke, will be coming to Catholic University to give a public reading of her work. Her new collection of poems, When The Tree Falls, was published in September by Bloodaxe Books.

Wednesday, October 30th at 3pm
McGivney Hall 106

This event is supported by Solas Nua and the Association of Literary Scholars, Critics and Writers (ALSCW).


Scansion Workshop

A scansion workshop with Dr. Gibbons for senior English majors who are preparing for comps (although you do not need to be a senior or taking comps to attend - all are welcome).

Monday, September 30th, 8:00-9:30pm
Marist Annex Conference Room

Please RSVP so that workshop materials can be prepared for you. To RSVP, please visit the "CUA English Society" Facebook page or visit The Nest.

For more information, please email Dr. Taryn Okuma (okuma@cua.edu).


Join the Inventio Student Editorial Board

Inventio, the multidisciplinary undergraduate research journal at CUA under the aegis of the Office of Undergraduate Studies, is seeking applications from current undergraduates for positions on the 2019-20 Student Editorial Board (SEB). Inventio: The Undergraduate Research Journal of The Catholic University of America is a yearly academic research journal that publishes original undergraduate research in theology, philosophy, the humanities, and the social sciences. You can find the current and past issues in PDF form on the Inventio website.

Positions currently available: Associate Editor, Assistant Associate Editor, Managing Editor, Assistant Managing Editor, Head Layout Editor, Assistant Web Content Editor, Copyeditors, Layout Assistants, Social Media Manager

The application deadline is October 7th.

Members of the Inventio SEB have the opportunity to receive in-depth exposure to the peer-review process and the operation of a humanities research journal. A goal of the program is to improve all of these skills through experience and mentorship. SEB members will be required to enroll in a 3-credit course “UGS/HSLS 328: Undergraduate Research Journal Production” as part of their initial training.

For 2019-20 application forms and information on how to participate in the editorial board of the journal, please visit the Inventio website.


Book Discussion: One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich

“Can a man who's warm understand one who's freezing?”

Please join the English Society for a discussion of

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn's ONE DAY IN THE LIFE OF IVAN DENISOVICH (1962)
Wednesday, October 30th at 8pm
Opus Ground Floor Lounge

"First published in the Soviet journal Novy Mir in 1962, One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich stands as a classic of contemporary literature. The story of labor-camp inmate Ivan Denisovich Shukhov, it graphically describes his struggle to maintain his dignity in the face of communist oppression. An unforgettable portrait of the entire world of Stalin's forced work camps, One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich is one of the most extraordinary literary documents to have emerged from the Soviet Union and confirms Solzhenitsyn's stature as 'a literary genius whose talent matches that of Dosotevsky, Turgenev, Tolstoy.'"

To RSVP, please visit the "CUA English Society" Facebook group or visit The Nest.