Monday, September 3, 2012

Upcoming Department Events - September

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Welcome to a new year! We hope your first week of classes was not too stressful. As you know, we are currently working on developing the Mentor Program, so stay tuned for more information about that. In the meantime, we have drawn up a long list of upcoming events for our department. Many of these events are great opportunities to network with members of our program and others from outside the department. As these events approach, we will showcase them on this blog. If you have one you would like to add to this list, please leave a comment below or contact us at You can also Like us on Facebook and/or follow this blog via email using the box to the right.

September 7 Inaugural Dean Lecture 3:30pm Mt. Vernon Campus 
September 13 M.A.T.C.H. Theory Reading Group 5-6pm Rome Hall (Dinner to follow)
September 14 EGSA September Happy Hour 4-7 Location TBA
September 17 EGSA Board Meeting 5:30 Rome 771 (EGSA meetings are open to GWU English Grads)
September 20 American Literature and Culture Organization Event (Details TBA)
September 22-23 EGSA National Book Festival Outing (Details TBA)
September 24 Professional Development: Attending Conferences and Writing Abstracts

More information about our first event - the Dean's Lecture:
Please join us for the Inaugural Dean's Lecture on Friday, Sept. 7, at 3:30 p.m. on the Mt. Vernon Campus.

Dr. Gail Kern Paster will be delivering her talk entitled:  "Shylock, Othello and the Theatrical Coding of Difference: Picturing Shakespeare at the Folger" Images of Shylock and Othello from the Folger Shakespeare Library image database show how these figures of the Jew and the Moor as Other have been represented since the eighteenth century. These images also show how they have been presented for consumption and display. Setting images side by side has great potential for understanding the theatrical coding of difference in an historical trajectory. The talk is designed for a broad audience.
This event is open to the public and will be followed by a reception. Please see the attached flier for more information.

There is a free shuttle service available from Foggy Bottom:

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