I'm excited to announce some events on campus that you are all warmly invited to: "Reading Together" is a series of public conversations about important works of literature hosted by the English Department and co-sponsored by English Society and Vermilion. Two of the things that I love most about our department are that we all - faculty and students - have a deep love of literature and that this love animates thought-provoking, challenging, and engaged conversations between us, both in and out of our classrooms. My hope is to invite others into these conversations - please join us!
This year we will be reading T. S. Eliot's Four Quartets over the course of four evening sessions. It is one of the greatest poems of the 20th century, yet it is also a difficult poem, so we invite you to explore its complexity by reading and discussing it with us. Each session will begin with English faculty in conversation with each other and then open up to a wider discussion with all attendees. Come with questions, observations, interpretations, or just a desire to listen and reflect.
The first session will be on Monday, October 4th from 8-9:30pm in Aquinas Hall, Room 102, and will feature Dr. Amanda Auerbach, Dr. Gregory Baker, and Dr. Kevin Rulo. These free events are in-person only and all are welcome. Please feel free to share this with anyone who might be interested! For more information, please see the event listing or the series website.
Taryn Okuma Associate Professor of Practice, English