George Saunders (Syracuse University) 24th Summers Memorial Lecture Invited Speaker 5:00 p.m., Monday, October 21, 2013 Memorial Field House Auditorium (room 2100) The University of Toledo George Saunders is a bestselling author and Macarthur “Genius” Award Recipient.  He is the author of four collections of short stories: the bestselling Pastoralia, CivilWarLand in Bad Decline, a [...]

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amattison on June 19th, 2012

Wai Chee Dimock’s lecture for the English Department’s 2012 Summers Memorial Lecture has been made available as part of WGTE’s Knowledge Stream program. Her lecture found connections between a diverse set of topics, including the epic of Gilgamesh, contemporary poetry and theater, the Iraq War, and the practice of literary criticism. WGTE’s recording of her [...]

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SUMMERS MEMORIAL LECTURE K. David Harrison Driscoll Auditorium Driscoll Center (DC) The University of Toledo Friday, March 19 4:00 PM Special Screening of The Linguists introduced by K. David Harrison Room 2100 Field House (FH) The University of Toledo Thursday, March 18 6:00 PM . Both events FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC For information [...]

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admin on July 27th, 2009

The Department of English Language and Literature and its faculty are actively engaged with the Toledo-area community. Here are some recent examples. English Department Annual Summers Lecture with reception, free and open to the public, often preceded by workshops on the topic of the lecture, also open to the public. The Summers Lecture invites writers [...]

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4:00 PM Friday, March 27, Memorial Field House 2100 This year’s annual Summer’s Lecture speaker is Michael Bérubé.  The event is free and open to the public. For information, call the University of Toledo Department of English at 419-530-2318. Michael Bérubé is the Paterno Family Professor in Literature at Pennsylvania State University.

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This, from Jim Ferris, Director, UT Disability Studies Program Michael Bérubé, the celebrated author of Life As We Know It: A Father, A Family, and an Exceptional Child and other books, will hold a discussion at 1 p.m. Friday, March 27, to discuss the Americans with Disabilities Act and the concept of social justice for [...]

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