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September 2017

New Writing Series: Joanna Ruocco

September 14, 2017 @ 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Allen and Sally Fernald AP/PE Space, Stewart Commons IMRC, UMaine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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The New Writing Series welcomes fiction writer Joanna Ruocco to the University of Maine campus for a reading on Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 4:30pm in the Allen and Sally Fernald APPE space (104 Stewart Commons). The reading, which is free & open to the public, will be introduced by Gregory Howard and followed by an audience Q&A with the author. Joanna Ruocco holds an MFA from Brown and a PhD from the University of Denver. She is the author of The Mothering Coven (Ellipses Press, 2009), Man’s Companions (Tarpaulin Sky Press,…

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New Writing Series: Mark Tardi

September 21, 2017 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Allen and Sally Fernald AP/PE Space, Stewart Commons IMRC, UMaine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Mark Tardi has a MFA from Brown University. Tardi is a poet and a Polish translator. His interest in his Polish heritage led him to become a 2008–2009 Fulbright Senior Lecturer in American Literature and Culture at the University of Lódz, Poland where he still works. You can learn more about Tardi and read two of his poems at his Poetry Foundation biography. The event is free and open to the public. Mark Tardi

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The Analog Age*

September 28, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - September 29, 2017 @ 2:00 pm
Allen and Sally Fernald AP/PE Space, Stewart Commons IMRC, UMaine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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The Analog Age A day and a half of events considering the shift from analog to digital in advance of Digital Humanities Week with special guest Damon Krukowski Author and podcast host Damon Krukowski will be on campus for a series of events sponsored by the McGillicuddy Humanities Center in collaboration with The Department of English. On Thursday at 4:30 he’ll discuss The New Analog: Listening and Reconnecting in a Digital World with MHC director Jennifer Moxley in an event that is free and open to the public…

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October 2017

New Writing Series: Claire Donato*

October 5, 2017 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Allen and Sally Fernald AP/PE Space, Stewart Commons IMRC, UMaine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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As part of Digital Humanities Week, the New Writing Series is bringing digital poet Claire Donato to campus. Donato has an MFA from Brown University and describes herself as "a writer, artist, and curator thinking about animals, architecture, desire, exceptionalism, nothingness, pedagogy, personal taste, suffering, and synaesthesia." The event is free and open to the public.     Check out Donata reading from the banned book Lunch Poems by Frank O'Hara below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uLNbr_t5QfE Photo from Donato's website. This event is sponsored by McGillicuddy…

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November 2017

Life of Ideas, Notions, and Concepts: Steve Evans, Justin Wolff*

November 16, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Allen and Sally Fernald AP/PE Space, Stewart Commons IMRC, UMaine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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The first event of the series “Life of Ideas, Notions, and Concepts” will feature three UMaine faculty members and take place on Thursday November 16 from 4-5:30PM in the Allen and Sally Fernald APPE space Stewart Commons, IMRC. Participants: Steve Evans (English): “Late Style: A Feminist Future for a Category of Patriarchal Aesthetics?” Justin Wolff (Art History): “Passé: Notes on Connoisseurship & Art History” Moderator: Frédéric Rondeau There will be coffee and light snacks.   About: The Life of Ideas, Notions, and Concepts A series consisting of two panels by UMaine…

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Celebrating the Poetry of John Ashbery

November 30, 2017 @ 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Allen and Sally Fernald AP/PE Space, Stewart Commons IMRC, UMaine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Andrew Epstein, Professor and Chair for Graduate Studies at Florida State University, will give a talk on “Fence-Sitting Raised to the Level of an Esthetic Ideal: John Ashbery and the Poetics of Middle Age” this Thursday at 4:30pm in Stewart Commons 104. While still a graduate student in 1996, Professor Epstein presented a paper on Frank O’Hara and film in the National Poetry Foundation (NPF) Conference on the Poetry & Poetics of the 1950s. He’s presented frequently at NPF conferences since and is the author of two…

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March 2018

Life of Ideas, Notions, and Concepts with Guest Éric Méchoulan*

March 6, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Allen and Sally Fernald AP/PE Space, Stewart Commons IMRC, UMaine
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University of Montreal Professor to Give Talk on Friendship On March 6, from 4 to 5:30PM the McGillicuddy Humanities Center, as part of the Life of Ideas series, curated by Frédéric Rondeau, will host scholar Éric Méchoulan. Méchoulan will give a talk titled “On Friendship: A Brief History of the Concept from Aristotle to Facebook.” Éric Méchoulan is an early modernist and cultural historian with significant interests in critical theory and digital humanities. His early interest in the history of the book (first…

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Life of Ideas, Notions, and Concepts with Guest Enzo Traverso*

March 29, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Allen and Sally Fernald AP/PE Space, Stewart Commons IMRC, UMaine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Enzo Traverso, the Susan and Barton Winokur Professor in the Humanities at Cornell University, will be giving a talk titled "Burdens of the Past. The Age of Left-Wing Melancholia." The talk is part of a yearlong talk series “Life of Ideas, Notions, and Concepts” curated by MHC faculty board member Frédéric Rondeau which included fall and spring panels of UMaine faculty, as well as upcoming guest speaker Éric Méchoulan. Enzo Traverso was born in Italy, studied history at the University of Genoa and received his PhD from the…

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April 2018

New Writing Series: poetry reading by Allison Cobb

April 12, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Allen and Sally Fernald AP/PE Space, Stewart Commons IMRC, UMaine
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Poetry reading by Allison Cobb. Introduced by Benjamin Friedlander. About Cobb from her website: "Allison Cobb is the author of After We All Died (Ahsahta Press); Plastic: an autobiography (Essay Press EP series); Born2 (Chax Press); and Green-Wood, originally published by Factory School with a new edition forthcoming in 2018 from Nightboat Books. After We All Died is a finalist for the National Poetry Series and the Oregon Book Award. The poet Carolyn Forché calls After We All Died 'inventive, visionary, hard-thought, and impossible to put down.'"

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October 2019

Madeline Sayet, “Indigenous Shakespeares”

October 17, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Allen and Sally Fernald AP/PE Space, Stewart Commons IMRC, UMaine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Award winning Mohegan director and Visiting Libra Professor Madeline Sayet will discuss the historical relationship between Native peoples and Shakespearean performance, and how Native artists have used Shakespearean productions as a tool to reclaim their voices and empower theNative Theater movement. The event will take place on October 17, 2019, at 4:30pm in the Fernald APPE space in the IMRC. Madeline is the Executive Director of the Yale Indigenous Performing Arts Program (YIPAP), a TED Fellow, and was named a…

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