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Department of English

Toby Thompson is the author of six books,​ the most recent of which is Fired On: Targeting Western American Art, published in March 2020 by Bangtail Press....

1/28/2021 7:30pm
Virtual Event
Arial photo of ship in Northwest Passage

Climate change is a critical scientific and social issue, and nowhere are the consequences of a warming climate more pronounced and observable than in the...

2/23/2021 5pm
Virtual Event
Ship in Northwest Passage

Join a panel discussion with Professor Hester Blum, the documentary's Emmy award-winning producer/director Dave Clark, and other expedition participants...

2/23/2021 6pm
Virtual Event
Department of English

Cary Holladay’s publications include eight volumes of fiction, most recently Brides in the Sky: Stories and a Novella (Swallow/Ohio University Press 2019),...

3/25/2021 7:30pm
Virtual Event
Reporting Trauma: How to Interview Those Who've Experienced It, What the Media Gets Wrong About It, and How Do We Help Those Coping with It

Panel discussion moderated by Penn State alumnus Jason Cherkis '95 English, journalist

4/6/2021 3pm
Virtual Event
Tim Seibles (photo credit: Jennifer Fish)

Tim Seibles is the author of six collections of poetry, including Body Moves (1988), Hurdy-Gurdy (1992), Hammerlock (1999), Buffalo Head Solos (2004), and...

"American Literary Studies Beyond the Brink" a CALS Unprecedented Webinar

The Chronicle Review introduced their recent via via Zoom Zoom collection “Endgame: Can literary studies survive?” with the bold statement, “The...

4/16/2021 12pm
Virtual Event
Department of English

James Charlesworth’s first novel, The Patricide of George Benjamin Hill, was published in 2019. He is a frequent contributor of music-related essays for...

Alicia Ostriker, Distinguished Poet, National Jewish Book Award Winner

Alicia Ostriker has published seventeen volumes of poetry, including The Volcano and After; Waiting for the Light; The Old Woman, the Tulip, and the Dog; The...

9/23/2021 7:30pm
Virtual Event
Alissa Nutting (photo credit: Sara Wood)

Alissa Nutting is the author of the story collection Unclean Jobs for Women and Girls, as well as the novels Tampa and Made for Love. A television series...

10/14/2021 7:30pm
Virtual Event
Elizabeth Kadetsky

Elizabeth Kadetsky’s The Memory Eaters was named among “great books from small presses to read now” by Buzzfeed during the COVID pandemic, and was featured...

11/4/2021 7pm
Foster Auditorium
Stream Available
Penn State’s Center for American Literary Studies presents “Grown Deep Like the Rivers”: The Black Lives Matter Movement(s) from Langston Hughes to the Present

2021 marks the centennial anniversary of Langston Hughes publishing one of his best known poems, “The Negro Speaks of Rivers.” The poem was a signature poem...

12/3/2021 12pm
Virtual Event
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