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Library Speaker Series with Owen W. Gilman, Jr., Professor of English

The Hell of War Comes Home:  Imaginative Texts From the Conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq comes to a hard conclusion, with solace for none:

“There’s plenty of good literature and film from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and in the aggregate, these texts present war as Homer knew it–albeit without any interference from the gods.  War in the real is complex.  It is hell.  But most of the texts explored in the middle and late chapters of this study will be consigned to the fringes of American culture.  Sure enough, looking ahead, there will be situations (at least one per generation) that boil down to the “acquiesce in the necessity” moment of decision.  Shall we measure up to the standard established in the Declaration of Independence–or shall we fail to honor the past?  With repeated practice, nearly incessant experience, the pattern becomes habitual. Habits are hard to break, especially those reinforced by the mythology of America’s origins and all the righteousness that attends the sustenance of myth.  We are trapped.  There is no way out–except one.  There will be war.  The hell of war becomes the hell of home. We have seen the past.  We know the future.”

Tuesday, September 11
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Wachterhauser Seminar Room
2nd Floor Post Learning Commons

Please join us for what we expect to be an engaging presentation and discussion with Dr. Gilman.

Light refreshments will be served.

 

Chew on This: Eleanor Stanford

stanforgOur April “Chew on This” features Eleanor Stanford, adjunct professor in Creative Writing. Stanford will read from her book of
poetry, Bartram’s Garden.

This event will take place on April 27, 2016 from 12:30-2:00 PM in the Drexel Library CMC Room, 2nd Floor.

Please bring your lunch and join us for what we hope to be an engaging presentation! Cookies and drinks will be available.

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Ron Wendling Booktalk

Wendling 2 (2)WHAT:  Ron Wendling, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of English, will  discuss his recent memoir, Unsuitable Treasure: An Ex-Jesuit Makes Peace With the Past.

WHERE:  Post Learning Commons Wachterhauser Seminar Room

WHEN:  Monday, September 14th at 3:30 PM

All are invited. Light refreshments will be served.

Please plan to join us for what we anticipate will be an engaging presentation and discussion!

 

 

Celebration of Scholarship: Department of English

Please join us for a reception to celebrate recent scholarship from the English Department. A selection of work is also on display in the first floor Café Area, from faculty such as Thomas Brennan, S.J., Ronald C. Wendling, Amy Lewis, and Joseph Feeney, S.J.

Location: CMC 2nd Floor, Francis A. Drexel Library

Time/Date: Thursday, October 21, 5:00p.m.

Refreshments will be served.

What if Jane Eyre fell in love with a rock star?

Thursday, October 21, 11:30am

Associate Professor of English April Lindner will read from her new novel, Jane, a contemporary retelling of the classic Jane Eyre.

View the book trailer: Jane, by April Lindner

Praise for Jane:

” I couldn’t put Jane down!  Whether you love literature, romance, thrillers, or anything in between, you’ll get swept up in Jane all the way to its scrumptious, satisfying end.”  – Sara Shepard, New York Times bestselling author of Pretty Little Liars series

“There’s nothing plain about JaneApril Lindner executes the cool trick of being stubbornly loyal  to the well-loved original while creating something totally new and captivating”
– Ceciily van Ziegesar, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Gossip Girl Series

Copies of Jane will be available for purchase by cash or check.