Poets Darcie Dennigan and Farnoosh Fathi
Monday November 18
Kesler Auditorium (first floor Hickok Hall)
And, afterward, Margaret Atwood reads in Iowa City: 7:30 at the Englert Theatre in downtown Iowa City. Free. For more info, directions: http://lectures.uiowa.edu/lectures/margaret-atwood/
7 PM at CSPS (1103 3rd St. SE) $5 Students/$7 General Admission
Check out the Rural Route Film Festival and meet Festival Director, filmmaker and Coe alum Alan Webber ’98
The Rural Route Film Festival highlights works that deal with unique people and places outside of the bustle of the city. Whether it be a fictional backpacking drama set in the Peruvian Andes, a personal/experimental work about life in a Kazakh village, or a documentary about an organic, Appalachian turnip farm, their mission is to screen work about people and cultures normally overlooked by the mainstream media.
Special guest, Festival Director, Alan Webber, is a 1998 graduate of Coe College and native of Elkader, IA where he began making VHS movies at an early age. He currently lives in New York City, where he obtained his M.A. while apprenticing under independent director Hal Hartley.
What are you going to do with that? Are you crazy? What did your parents say when you told them?
The Eastern Iowa Chapter of the Society for Technical Communication, Eastern Iowa Chapter, is offering its third annual informational and networking dinner for area college students. Meet local professional writers and learn about careers in technical writing.
October 8, starting at 5:30 pm, Mt. Mercy University (dinner at 6:00, presentation at 7:00). Dinner is free.
Reserve a spot by emailing Ben Leu at email@example.com or calling (319) 321-8683 by Friday, October 4.
We are delighted to welcome Nick Twemlow, a poet and filmmaker, to Coe. Professor Twemlow has MFAs in poetry (from the Writer’s Workshop) and film (from the University of Iowa). His first collection of poems, Palm Trees (Green Lantern Press, 2012), won the Norma Farber First Book Award from the Poetry Society of America; he is a senior editor for The Iowa Review and co-edits Canarium Books. His film and video works have played Tribeca, SXSW, Slamdance, Athens, and many other film festivals and he is the recipient of a Princess Grace Honorarium in Filmmaking. At Coe he will teach the Poetry Workshop each semester, Topics in Creative Writing, courses in the Film Studies program, and Current Literature and other English courses.
Thursday March 28, 4:30: Ellen Krug ’79 speaking & reading from her book, Getting to Ellen: A Memoir about Love, Honesty and Gender Change in Kesler Auditorium (first floor Hickok Hall).
Thursday March 28, 7:00: Staged reading of Honor Student by Michael Erickson, the winning play in Coe’s biennial playwriting competition in Mills Theatre (in Dows).
Wednesday April 3 and 7:30: Paul Engle Annual Poetry Reading: Alice Notley, one of the most influential American poets writing today, will read from her work in Kesler with a reception to follow in Hickok lobby.
We are delighted to welcome Dr. Amber Shaw to the Coe English Department; she will join the faculty in August 2013. With a B.A. from Rhodes College and M.A. and Ph.D. from The University of Georgia, Dr. Shaw studies nineteenth-century American and transatlantic literature and is particularly interested in the history of the novel, material culture, and gender studies. At Coe she will teach courses in early- and nineteenth-century American literature, nineteenth-century fiction, American women writers, the Black Atlantic, and transnationalism across the long nineteenth century.
The two courses required for the English major have new, improved course numbers:
History of English Literature (formerly ENG 315) is now ENG 280.
Literary Analysis (formerly ENG 615) is now ENG 290.
History of English Literature (HEL) should be taken in the first year or as soon as possible. Literary Analysis should be taken immediately following HEL. Ideally, both courses will be completed by the end of the second year if not sooner.
If you’re going to be a senior majoring in English next year and you’re interested in writing a senior thesis, you should be in conversation with one or more members of the department. Check out Resources for English Majors for more information. You’ll need to have a thesis proposal approved before the end of the semester, so if you’re still considering doing this and haven’t talked to any of us, do so soon!