Honoring Prof. Stephen Wright

The Department of English and the Center for Medieval and Byzantine Studies invite friends, colleagues, and students of Professor Stephen Wright to an informal memorial gathering to celebrate his life and scholarship. If you have a story or quote that reminds you of Steve, please bring it to share. Light refreshments will be served.

Monday, September 9th, 5:00-6:30 pm
Vincent P. Walter Room, Curley Hall, on CUA campus

Please use this (very simple) form to RSVP. If you are bringing guests, please submit a separate entry for each guest so that we can obtain an accurate headcount for planning purposes.

Questions about the event can be sent to Lilla Kopar (kopar@cua.edu) or Taryn Okuma (okuma@cua.edu). Please feel free to send on this notice to colleagues and students of Steve.


Book Discussion: Their Eyes Were Watching God

“Then you must tell 'em dat love ain't somethin' lak uh grindstone dat's de same thing everywhere and do de same thing tuh everything it touch. Love is lak de sea. It's uh movin' thing, but still and all, it takes its shape from de shore it meets, and it's different with every shore.”

Please join the English Society for a discussion of Zora Neale Hurston's THEIR EYES WERE WATCHING GOD (1937)
Wednesday, September 18th, 8:00-9:00pm
Opus Hall Lounge

“A deeply soulful novel that comprehends love and cruelty, and separates the big people from the small of heart, without ever losing sympathy for those unfortunates who don’t know how to live properly. For me, Their Eyes Were Watching God is one of the very greatest American novels of the 20th century. It is so lyrical it should be sentimental; it is so passionate it should be overwrought, but it is instead a rigorous, convincing and dazzling piece of prose, as emotionally satisfying as it is impressive. There is no novel I love more.” —Zadie Smith

"One of the most important and enduring books of the twentieth century, Their Eyes Were Watching God brings to life a Southern love story with the wit and pathos found only in the writing of Zora Neale Hurston. Out of print for almost thirty years—due largely to initial audiences’ rejection of its strong black female protagonist—Hurston’s classic has since its 1978 reissue become perhaps the most widely read and highly acclaimed novel in the canon of African-American literature."

**This novel is on the undergraduate comprehensive exam reading list**

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


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 email Dr. Taryn Okuma (okuma@cua.edu).