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The Art of Voice with Dr. Kay Cosgrove and her students

Poetry reading | Refreshments | Fun Activity:

At this event, Dr. Cosgrove, Visiting Assistant Professor of English and her creative writing students will read selections from The Art of Voice: Poetic Principles and Practice. Written with wit and style, this craft guide approaches poetry through that vital and mysterious literary element: voice. Bring paper and pen to do a writing exercise from the book.

Tuesday, April 16th
Free Period
PLC, 2nd Floor Lounge

Mark your calendar and come join us!

 

 

“A Love Letter to Gerard Manley Hopkins, Jesuit Poet: On the Centennial of His First Book of Poems”

An internationally renowned Hopkins scholar and Emeritus Professor of English at Saint Joseph’s University, Joseph J. Feeney, S.J. is a lively and engaging speaker. Please join us as he presents “A Love Letter to Gerard Manley Hopkins, Jesuit Poet: On the Centennial of His First Book of Poems”

 

March 5, 2019
11:00 AM
Post Learning Commons, 2nd Floor
Wachterhauser Seminar Room

 

Gerard Manley Hopkins, S.J. was a little-known English priest and poet during the latter part of the 19th Century.  It was not until 1918, almost 30 years after Hopkins’ death, that his friend, Robert Bridges, Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom, compiled and edited the first collection of his poems.  Since that time, Hopkins has been recognized as one of the major poets of the Victorian Era.  Today, his poems, such as, “The Wreck of the Deutschland,” “The Windhover,” and “God’s Grandeur” are printed in numerous languages and enjoyed around the world.

To compliment Father Feeney’s personal insights into Hopkins’ poetry, two first edition copies of  The Poems of Gerard Manley Hopkins will be on view before and after the presentation.  Saint Joseph’s University is privileged to own four copies from the limited printing of 700.  The volumes are housed permanently in the Gerard Manley Hopkins, S.J. Specials Collections located in the Post Learning Commons.

-Christopher Dixon

 

This program is co-sponsored by SJU Library, the Jesuit community, and the Department of English. 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

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