Department Events for Fall 2017
We are excited to share the following events that have taken place on or around campus during the Fall 2017 semester. These activities are for undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, alumni/ae, and the general public. An update on the events of the Spring 2018 semester will be given in the next edition of the newsletter.
FAME sponsored several events this semester. The events include:
Fourth Annual Writer Fight Club
On Thursday, November 9, bibliophiles gathered to fight--using their words, of course.
Hosted by the Ott Memorial Writing Center, Writer Fight Club celebrates writing and writers in a March Madness-style competition. Participants choose a writer they love and are organized into brackets. Pairs of participants face-off by reading favorites passages aloud, and the audience votes one their favorite writer. The writer who receives the most applause advances to the next round.
This year's participants (left) and their writers (right) included:
This year’s winning "fighter" was Matt Burchanoski who read work by Michael Ondaatje, author of The English Patient.
Pop culture & Pizza
Professor Canavan continued his Pop Culture and Pizza events this fall. Among the topics this semester was "Ricky and Morty," Stephen King, and "Game of Thrones."
Rare Book School-Mellon Symposium
On September 22, Dr. Liza Strakhov hosted a Rare Book School-Mellon symposium titled “Valuing the Premodern Fragment.” This symposium featured manuscript and art historians from outside of campus; from Marquette's English, theology, and history departments; and from Raynor-Memorial Libraries Special Collections and University Archives.
Humanities Research Colloquium
The Fall 2017 series included three engaging presentations from faculty across the College of Arts and Sciences. The colloquium featured the following presentations:
Please check your email for the faculty featured in the Spring 2018 speaker series.
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