Colloquia Series

The George Bleasby Colloquia Series 2013 - 2014

September 19 MCC 219 7:00 p.m. Dr. David Swerdlow New and Selected Readings

October 17 MCC 219 7:00 p.m. Dr. Bethany Hicok From Psyche to Poetry: A Transmutation of Fire

November 21 MCC 219 7:00 p.m. Dr. James A. Perkins More Poems Than You Want to Hear

February 20 MCC 219 7:00 p.m. Dr. Kristianne Vaccaro Empathy and Literary Best Sellers

March 20 MCC 219 7:00 p.m. Robert Batchelor Gatsby Matters: The Great American Novel and the Battle for the Humanities

April 24 MCC 219 7:00 p.m. Senior Capstone Presentations  

An integral part of the English curriculum is the George Bleasby Colloquia Series. This series is presented in separate evening programs.

These programs are public presentations by the faculty of the department, featured speakers and majors on individual scholarship, interests, and creative projects.



The colloquia serve two purposes:

  • To create a sense of community both by bringing together faculty, students, and scholars, and also by having these constituencies share what they are learning.
  • To give the entire curriculum a central, though diverse, focus - a prism of understanding.