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Department of English

Department of English

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Full Events Calendar

2013 English@Minnesota Writers Series

Unless otherwise noted, all events free & open to the public; no tickets necessary.

Edelstein-Keller Visiting Writer Series

Bonnie Jo CampbellBonnie Jo Campbell Reading
7 pm, Thursday, October 3, 2013
Coffman Union University Bookstore
300 Washington Avenue SE, Minneapolis
Co-sponsored with University Bookstores

David WojahnDavid Wojahn Reading
1:30 pm, Saturday, October 12, 2013
Twin Cities Book Festival
Minnesota State Fairgrounds, St. Paul
Co-sponsored with Rain Taxi Review of Books

Robert BoswellHunger Relief Benefit with Robert Boswell
7 pm, Tuesday, October 29, 2013
McNamara Alumni Center, University Hall
200 Oak Street SE, Minneapolis

Co-sponsored with Graywolf Press

Daisy FriedDaisy Fried & Josh Weiner Reading
7 pm, Thursday, November 7, 2013
Weisman Museum
333 East River Road, Minneapolis
Co-sponsored with the Weisman Museum

Thomas MallonThomas Mallon Reading
7 pm, Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Weisman Museum
333 East River Road, Minneapolis
Co-sponsored with the Weisman Museum, School of Journalism & Mass Communication, and the Humphrey Institute


Esther Freier Endowed Lecture in Literature Series

Katherine BooKatherine Boo

Tuesday, October 15, 2013
7:30 pm
Coffman Union Theater
300 Washington Avenue S.E., Minneapolis


Public parking for the above events is readily available and accessible either at the Weisman Art Museum Garage (for events at the Weisman) or the East River Road Garage (for the Coffman events), despite light rail construction.

This map shows access to these garages, either from 35W/University Ave via 14th Ave. S.E./East River Parkway or from 94/Huron Blvd via Fulton St. S.E./East River Parkway (the Weisman and Coffman Union are directly south of the Washington Avenue Mall near the Mississippi River).

English in the World

Annette Kolodny: "Who Was Really Here First? Vikings, Indians, and Solving the Mystery of Minnesota's Kensington Stone"
7:30 pm, Thursday, September 26, 2013
Weisman Museum
333 East River Road, Minneapolis
Co-sponsored with the Weisman Museum, the Center for Medieval Studies, American Indian Studies, German Scandinavian and Dutch, Anthropology, and History

Jeffrey Prager: “The Intergenerational Transmission of Trauma: Recovering Humanity, Repairing Generations"
9-11:30 am, Saturday, October 5, 2013
Mondale Hall (Law School), Room 20
229 19th Avenue S, Minneapolis
Co-sponsored with the Minnesota Psychoanalytic Society and Institute, as well as AAPCSW, Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Center for Victims of Torture, Human Rights Center, and Institute for Advanced Studies

Dr. Jon Mukand: "Renovating the Brain: Narratives of a Rehabilitation Doctor"
5:30 pm, Monday, October 7, 2013
Walter Library, Upson Room
117 Pleasant Street SE, Minneapolis
Co-sponsored by Creative Writing and the Medical School

"Red Venus": Discussion Panel on "Women in Soviet Art" Exhibition
2:30-5:30 pm, Friday, October 11, 2013
Nolte Center for Continuing Education, Room 125
315 Pillsbury Drive SE, Minneapolis
Co-sponsored by the Museum of Russian Art, CLA, Global Studies, Institute for Advanced Study, Slavic Languages & Literatures, Gender, Women, & Sexuality Studies, History, Cultural Studies & Comparative Literature, Art History, English, and German, Scandinavian, & Dutch

Robin Wall Kimmerer: "Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants"
4 pm, Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Nolte Center for Continuing Education, Room 140
315 Pillsbury Drive SE, Minneapolis
Co-sponsored by the Institute on the Environment, the Conservation Biology Graduate Program, Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies, and American Indian Studies

Joseph Warren Beach Lectures in Literature

No lecture this year.

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