Oct. 29th, 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM: Fleda Brown Poetry Reading@ Memorial Hall, Room 111:
Fleda Brown will be giving a poetry reading from her eighth collection of poems, “No Need of Sympathy,” which was published by BOA Editions, LTD in 2013. Her collection of essays, with Vermont Poet Laureate Sydney Lea, “Growing Old in Poetry: Two Poets, Two Live,” also came out in 2013 from Autumn House Books. Her memoir is “Driving With Dvorak,” (University of Nebraska Press, 2010). Fleda’s work has appeared in “Best American Poetry,” has won a Pushcart Prize, the Felix Pollak Prize, the Philip Levine Prize, and the Great Lakes Colleges New Writer’s Award. She has won the New Letters and the Ohio State Univ/ The Journal awards for creative nonfiction. She is professor emerita at the University of Delaware, where she taught for 27 years and directed the Poets in the Schools program. She was poet laureate of Delaware from 2001-07. She and her husband Jerry Beasley now live in Traverse City, Michigan.
Free and open to the public – Reception to follow in the Dome, 3rd floor, Memorial Hall
Nov. 1st, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM: Saturday Symposium - WW1@ Memorial Hall Lobby, MEM 127, Univeristy Museum and Morris Library:
-Join UD alumni and friends for a day of discussion, history, and museum tours focused on World War One.
This year marks the centenary of the start of the “War to End All Wars,” a global conflict that had a profound impact on the shape of the modern world. This day-long event on the UD campus will feature talks by faculty from the departments of English, History, and Women and Gender Studies that explore the war’s impact on literature, gender roles, the nature of modern warfare, and the special role of the State of Delaware.
The day will also feature talks, lunch, guided tours of special exhibitions of World War One materials in the University Museums and the Mark Samuels Lasner Collection, housed in the Morris Library.
Nov. 11th, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM: Composition Program Brown Bag Lunch: "Teaching in the Internet Age: What's On (the) Line?"@ Memorial Hall, 3rd floor lounge:
In this era of rapidly evolving internet and communication technologies, online learning in higher education is booming. In this brown bag session, Lauren Hornberger will lead a discussion about online writing instruction in particular. Topics may include why and how writing is currently being taught online, available technologies for delivering course content and facilitating interaction, types of assignments and activities that work particularly well in the online environment, and strategies for ensuring student engagement. We will also explore possibilities for implementing the best of traditional writing instruction in the online classroom as well as how online teaching strategies may inform our approaches to face-to-face instruction. Light snacks and beverages will be provided.
Feb. 18th, 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM: Faculty Lecture Series - Stephanie Kerschbaum@ TBD: