Archive of Past Events

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2015-2016

  • March 4, 2017: Sacred Grove Reading: Ching-In Chen, Kristen Iskandrian, Keegan Lester, and Isabelle Shepherd
  • March 4, 2017: Strode/ADHC Digitorium Conference
  • March 3, 2017:  MFA Reading Series: Elizabeth Theriot & Emily Coon
  • March 3, 2017: Sacred Grove Seminar: Ching-In Chen - "Pirated Poetics: Remix and Assemblage in Collaborative Poetry"
  • March 3, 2017: Strode/ADHC Digitorium Conference
  • March 2, 2017: Pure Products Reading: Trudier Harris, Travis Turner, Gail Aronson, & Nick Patton
  • March 2, 2017: Strode/ADHC Digitorium Conference
  • March 1, 2017: CRES Bynum Lecture: Brittney Cooper (Rutgers) - "Beyond Respectability: Negressive Acts, Ratchet Praxis, and Disrespectability Politics"
  • February 27, 2017: Coal Royalty Reading: Jess Row - "Your Face in Mine"
  • February 25, 2017: Master Class: Molly Gaurdy
  • February 24, 2017: Bankhead Visiting Writers Series: Molly Gaudry
  • February 24, 2017: Emerging Scholars Series: Holly Burdorff - "VIDA Count in the Classroom: Equity and Diversity in English and Beyond"
  • February 17, 2017:  MFA Reading Series: Andreas Britz & Daniel Myers
  • February 17, 2017: Emerging Scholar Series: Tyler Sasser - "'Enter the Boy': Shakespearean Boyhood and Early Modern Manhood"
  • February 13, 2017: Strode Film Series: George Sidney's Kiss Me Kate (1953)
  • February 11, 2017: Strode Free Theatre Production: The American Shakespeare Center - "Romeo and Juliet"
  • February 10, 2017: Strode Free Theatre Production: The American Shakespeare Center - "The Two Gentlemen of Verona"
  • February 6, 2017: Ian Bogost (Georgia Institute of Technology) - "Play Anything"
  • February 4, 2017: Sacred Grove Reading: Caroline Crew, Kallie Falandays, & Ashley M. Jones
  • February 3, 2017:  MFA Reading Series: Diamond Forde & Jordan Scott
  • February 2, 2017: Pure Products Reading: Michael Martone, Emily Wittman, Anna McConnell, & Vincent Frontero
  • January 27, 2017: Coal Royalty Literary Salon: Helen Macdonald (University of Cambridge)
  • January 26, 2017: Coal Royalty Reading: Helen Macdonald - H is for Hawk
  • January 23, 2017: Strode Film Series: Kenneth Branagh's Much Ado About Nothing (1993)
  • January 20, 2017: MFA Reading Series: Sammi Bryan & Chase Burke
  • January 20, 2017: Emerging Scholars Series: Nic Helms - "The Finite Space: Solitary Confinement and Early Modern Cognition"
  • January 17, 2017: Sacred Grove Reading: Shira Erlichman and Angel Nafis
  • January 13, 2017: MFA Reading: Joe Lucido and Andrew Stevens
  • December 2, 2016: Strode Graduate Student Conference
  • December 1, 2016: Pure Products Reading: Ryan Bollenbach, Nabila Lovelace, Joel Brouwer, Consuelo Marshall, and EN 408 students
  • November 21, 2016: Strode Film Series: Akira Kurosawa's Ran (1985)
  • November 17, 2016: Improbable Fictions: King John
  • November 15, 2016: Majors Workshop: Developing Your Professional Profile
  • November 11, 2016: Emerging Scholars Series: Brian Oliu - "Rapid Organicness: Using Twitter to Expand Young Writers' Creativity and Their Sense of Community"
  • November 5, 2016: Strode Milton Seminar: Laura Knoppers (Notre Dame) - "Death's Grin, or Monstrous Satisfaction in Paradise Lost and Frankenstein"
  • November 4, 2016: Strode Milton Seminar: Laura Knoppers (Notre Dame) - "Golden Bands and Gaudy Slaughter: Milton's Samson Agonistes, Dryden's All for Love, and the Politics of Luxury"
  • November 4, 2016: MFA Reading Series: Wendy Dinwiddie, Grant Miller, Chengru He, and Sarah Cheshire
  • November 3, 2016: Pure Products Reading: Jenna Lyles, Raymond Wachter, Albert Pionke, and Madison Langston
  • November 2, 2016: GTFO Get the F*** Out: Women in Gaming Film Screening and Discussion: Cindy Tekkobe
  • October 23, 2016: Strode Film Series: Orson Welles's Chimes at Midnight (1965)
  • October 20, 2016: Pure Products Reading: TJ Dema
  • October 16, 2016: Pure Products Reading: Abraham Smith, Natalie Lima, Juan Reyes, Eric Parker
  • October 14, 2016: MFA Reading Series: Kayleb Candrilli and Rebecca Brown
  • October 14, 2016: Emerging Scholars Series: Christopher Koester - "Milton and Math"
  • October 11, 2016: Majors Workshop: Personal Statements
  • October 10, 2016: Strode Lecture: Miles Parks Grier (Queens College, CUNY) - "Scenes from the Transatlantic Career of Blackened Character"
  • October 6, 2016: Sacred Grove Reading: Kayleb Candrilli, Emily Coon, Kit Emslie, shelley feller, JD Scott, Sophie Strohmeier, L. Lamar Wilson
  • October 6, 2016: Pure Products Reading: Alyx Chandler, Sammi Bryan, Brian Oliu, and Wendy Rawlings
  • September 28, 2016: Strode Lecture: Lara Dodds (Mississippi State) - "'Affected and Disaffected Alike': Women and Print 1623-1660"
  • September 26, 2016: Strode Film Series: Joss Whedon's Much Ado About Nothing (2012)
  • September 20, 2016: Majors Workshop: Graduate School Information Session
  • September 16, 2016: Sacred Grove Reading: Carrie Lorig and Nick Sturm
  • September 16, 2016: Emerging Scholars Series: Russ McConnell - "Shakespearean Unlocalized Space in Andrew Marvell’s 'Bermudas'"
  • September 15, 2016: Improbable Fictions: Bechdellian Shakespeare
  • September 15, 2016: Pure Products Reading
  • September 14, 2016: Bankhead Visiting Writers Series: John Estes and Lamar Wilson
  • September 13, 2016: Robert Young Memorial Lecture: Alexander Weheliye (Northwestern) - "Black Life: Inhabitations of the Flesh"
  • August 31, 2016: Sacred Grove Reading: Elizabeth Hughey and Rodrigo Toscano
  • August 22, 2016: Strode Film Series: Hamlet starring Richard Burton (1964)
  • April 30, 2016: Slash Pine Writers Festival 
  • April 29, 2016: MFA Reading Series: Sarah Kelly and Rashanda Williams
  • April 29, 2016: Slash Pine Poetry Festival: slashBOWL Literary Trivia 
  • April 29, 2016: Slash Pine Poetry Festival: Undergraduate Creative Writing Celebration
  • April 28, 2016: EN 455 Exhibition: Crimson Fried Food Showcase
  • April 23, 2016: Strode "The Poet's Shakespeare" MFA Reading
  • April 23, 2016: Strode "The Poet's Shakespeare" Symposium: Greg Miller (Millsaps College), Laurie Ann Guerrero (Poet Laureate, state of Texas), Linda Gregerson (University of Michigan), Joseph Campana (Rice University) - "'The act a slave to limit': Shakespeare and Freedom's Play of Mind"; "When in disgrace with fortune and men's eyes"; "Stealth Shakespeare"; "Shakespeare's Curse"
  • April 22, 2016: Strode "The Poet's Shakespeare" Speakers Reading
  • April 22, 2016: Strode "The Poet's Shakespeare" Symposium: Heather Dubrow (Fordham University), Kimberly Johnson (Brigham Young University), Aaron Kunin (Pomona College), Malachi Black (University of San Diego), Aaron Shurin (University of San Francisco) - "Be thou the tenth muse?"; "Shakespeare and the Grammar of Perception"; "What's the Opposite of Negative Capability?"; "Shakespeare in an Age of Incongruity"; "Sometime of the Night"
  • April 21, 2016: Q&A with Literary Agent Lauren McLeod 
  • April 15, 2016: MFA Reading Series: Zachary Doss and Meredith Noseworthy
  • April 14, 2016: CRES Lecture: Adam Banks (Stanford) - "Black Joy in the Hour of Chaos: Community, Rhetoric, and Resistance on the Twittas"
  • April 13, 2016: Strode Film Series: Andy Fickman's She's the Man (2006)
  • April 12, 2016: Professional Development Workshop: Career Paths for English Majors
  • April 8, 2016: MFA Reading: Tasha Coryell & Katy Rossing
  • April 8, 2016: Emerging Scholars Series: Matthew Kelley - "Nathaniel Hawthorne's legacy to William Faulkner"
  • April 7, 2016: Pure Products Reading: Alina Stefanescu & Heidi Lynn Staples
  • March 25, 2016; Improbable Fictions: Aristophanes' Women at the Assembly
  • March 24, 2016: Coal Royalty Reading: Allison Joseph
  • March 23, 2016: Strode Film Series: Trevor Nunn's Twelfth Night (1996)
  • March 23, 2016: Sacred Grove Reading: Adam Atkinson, Kwoya Fagin Maples, and Alina Stefanescu
  • March 22, 2016: CRES Lecture: Kimberly L. Simmons - "Speaking of Midnight, Rivers, and Freedom: Caroline Quarlls, A Family Legacy”
  • March 21, 2016: Coal Royalty Craft Talk: Allison Joseph
  • March 11, 2016:  Emerging Scholars Series: Nic Helms - "Abdicating the Norm: King Lear and Cognitive Science"
  • March 10, 2016: Improbable Fictions: Machiavelli's Mandrake
  • March 8, 2016: POSTPONED: Robert Milton Young Memorial Lecture: Alexander Weheliye (Northwestern University - "Black Lives: Inhabitations of the Flesh"
  • March 5, 2016: Strode/ADHC Digitorium Conference
  • March 4, 2016: MFA Reading Series: Holly Burdoff and Ryan Learmouth
  • March 4, 2016: Strode/ADHC Digitorium Plenary: Thomas H. Luxon (Dartmouth College) - "The Milton Reading Room"
  • March 4, 2016: Strode/ADHC Digitorium Conference
  • March 3, 2016: Pure Products Reading: Heather Wyatt and Kevin Waltman
  • March 3, 2016: Strode/ADHC Digitorium Conference
  • February 27, 2016: Strode "Why Isn't Shakespeare Dead?" Symposium : Melissa Sanchez (U. Penn), Stephen Guy-Bray (UBC), Nigel Smith (Princeton), Diana Henderson (MIT), Linda Charnes (Indiana U.) - "Feminism, Heteroeroticism, and Shakespearean Tragedy"; "Shakespeare Without Drama"; "Shakespeare as a Transnational Phenomenon: The First Hundred Years and the English Revolution"; "'Because We Are Not': Living in Shakespearean SpaceTime"; "Call it: What is Legal Death?"
  • February 26, 2016: Strode "Why Isn't Shakespeare Dead?" Symposium : Crystal Bartolovich (Syracuse), Richard Burt (U. Florida), Susan Bennett (U. Calgary), Wendy Griswold (Northwestern) - "Why is there Shakespeare Rather than Nothing?"; "MacDeth"; "Sponsoring Shakespeare"; "Blood and Popcorn"
  • February 25, 2016: Bankhead Visiting Writers: B. Butler, E Hughey, A. Robinson
  • February 24, 2016: Professional Development Workshop: Graduate School
  • February 19, 2016: MFA Reading Series: Nathan Blanchard and Kati-Jane Childs
  • February 13, 2016: Strode Milton Seminar: David Loewenstein (Penn State) - "Writing in the Aftermath of Civil War: Paradise Lost, Virgil, and the Politics of Contemporary History"
  • February 12, 2016: Strode Milton Seminar: David Loewenstein (Penn State) - "Early Modern Nationalism and Milton's Mask"
  • February 10, 2016: Strode Film Series: Akira Kurosawa's Throne of Blood (1957)
  • February 5, 2016: MFA Reading Series: Reem Abu-Baker and JD Scott
  • February 4, 2016: Pure Products Reading: Lauren Gail, Mark Neely, TJ Beitelman, and Lauren Goodwin Slaughter
  • February 3, 2016: Professional Development Workshop: Résumés
  • January 22, 2016: MFA Reading Series: Chris Emslie and Jenifer Park
  • January 13, 2016: Strode Film Series: Billy Morrissette's Scotland, PA (2001)
  • December 16, 2015: Strode Film Series: Douglas Hickox's Theatre of Blood (1973)
  • December 7, 2015: Slash Pines Presents: Confluence - A Collaborative Reading
  • December 4, 2015: Strode Lecture: Elizabeth Skerpan-Wheeler (Texas State University) - "The Marginalization of Ramism, Its Consequences for Milton Studies, and Why It All Matters Today"
  • December 4, 2015: Strode Graduate Conference
  • December 2, 2015: Bankhead Visiting Writer Series: CA Conrad
  • December 2, 2015: MFA Workshop: CA Conrad
  • November 30, 2015: Improbable Fictions: Beaumont and Fletcher’s Philaster; or, Love Lies a-Bleeding 
  • November 23, 2015: Pure Products Reading: Treasure Shields Redmond, Seth Stewart, and Anne Brettell
  • November 19, 2015: Coal Royalty Craft Talk: Audrey Niffenegger
  • November 18, 2015: Improbable Fictions: Hamlet
  • November 18, 2015: MFA Reading Series: Andreas Britz and Robb Hitt
  • November 17, 2015: Coal Royalty Reading: Audrey Niffenegger
  • November 15, 2015: Sacred Grove Reading: Abe Smith, Whitney Holmes, Janaka Stucky
  • November 13, 2015: MFA Reading: Nicole Rivas and Stephen Jarrett
  • November 12, 2015: Strode Lecture: Susanna Fein (Kent State U.) - "Seeing Beyond: Late Medieval Devotion and Chaucerian Irony"
  • November 4, 2015: Strode Film Series: Edward Dmytryk's Broken Lance (1954)
  • October 30, 2015: Black Warrior Review Fundraiser: Halloween 4-Eva Auction Dance Party
  • October 26, 2015: MFA Reading Series: First Year Group Reading
  • October 23, 2015: Emerging Scholars: Heather Wyatt
  • October 22, 2015: MFA Reading Series: Shaelyn Smith and Kayla Candrilli
  • October 21, 2015: Strode Film Series: Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela (2013)
  • October 20, 2015: Slash Pine Presents: A Wedding: A Reading
  • October 16, 2015: Bankhead Visiting Writer Series: Sofia Samatar
  • October 16, 2015: MFA Workshop: Sofia Samatar
  • October 15, 2015: Strode Lecture: David Coley (Simon Fraser University)
  • October 9, 2015: Coal Royalty Reading: Michelle Tea
  • October 7, 2015: Improbable Fictions: Twelfth Night
  • October 5, 2015: Coal Royalty Craft Talk: Michelle Tea
  • October 3, 2015: Theatre and Dance Outreach Festival
  • October 2, 2015: MFA Reading Series: Matt Jones and Jessica Masterson
  • October 1, 2015: Pure Products Reading: Caroline Klockseim and Juan Carlos Reyes
  • September 28, 2015: Strode Lecture: Bennett Carpenter (Duke), Laura Goldblatt (U. Virginia), Lenora Hansen (U. Wisconsin), and Andrew Yale (U. Chicago) - "Is The Whole World Going South? Labor, Capital, and Public Education in an Age of Neoliberalization" (Part of MLA Subconference)
  • September 24, 2015: Strode Lecture: David Raybin (Eastern Illinois U.) - "Text and Image: Chaucer's Inspiration for the Canterbury Tales Pilgrimage"
  • September 18, 2015: Pure Products Reading: Tessa Fontaine, Ashley Gorham, Danilo Thomas, and Kevin Weidner
  • September 16, 2015: Bankhead Visiting Writer Series: Amy Leach
  • September 16, 2015: Strode Lecture: Catherine Loomis (University of New Orleans) - "The Queen's Knees: An Open and Shut Case"
  • September 16, 2015: MFA Workshop: Amy Leach
  • September 9, 2015: Strode Film Series - Baz Luhrmann's Shakespeare’s Romeo +Juliet  (1996)

2014-2015

  • April 27, 2015: Strode Film Series - Love's Labour's Lost
  • April 25, 2015: Slash Pine Reading - Jeff Whitney & Jay Snodgrass, Ira Sukrungruang, Sabrina Orah Mark, Luke Johnson, and local writers
  • April 25, 2015: Slash Pine Writers Festival
  • April 25, 2015: Slash Pine Poetry Hike
  • April 24, 2015: SlashPOP2 - An Improv Reading
  • April 24, 2015: Slash Pine Writers Festival - Undergraduate Reading
  • April 17, 2015: MFA Reading - Ben Voight and Alex Czaja
  • April 17, 2015: EN 455 (Community Arts) Watershed Reading - Scott McWaters, Emily Wittman, Robert Alley, Amy Pirkle, Wendy Reed, Mary Pitts, Angela Billings, and Rasma Lazda-Cazers
  • April 16, 2015: Strode Lecture - Adam Sexton (Yale) - "Classics, Illustrated: Faithfully Adapting Shakespeare's Tragedies as Manga"
  • April 10, 2015: Emerging Scholars Series - Juan Reyes - "The Misappropriation of Identity and Narrative in the American Literary Tradition"
  • April 9, 2015: Bynum Lecture - Jessica Enoch (University of Maryland, College Park) - "Rosie the Riveter's Childcare Center: The Spatial Rhetorics of Women's Work in World War II"
  • April 3, 2015: MFA Reading - Ryan Bollenbach and Connor O'neill
  • April 1, 2015: Pure Products Reading - Ashley McWaters, Brian Oliu, and Hali Felt
  • March 27, 2015: MFA Reading - Jon Dubow and Steve Reaugh
  • March 26, 2015: Coal Royalty Reading - Cathy Park Hong
  • March 26, 2015: Strode Lecture - Suzanne Sutherland (Middle Tennessee State Univeristy) - "Vizualizing Communities of Knowledge in the Early Modern Republic of Letters"
  • March 25, 2015: Emerging Scholars Series - Brooke Champagne - "Lying in Translation: The Search for the Authentic Self Across Languages"
  • March 23, 2015: Coal Royalty Craft Talk - Cathy Park Hong
  • March 11, 2015: Strode Film Series: Forbidden Planet
  • March 9, 2015: Strode Lecture - Eric Johnson (Folger Shakespeare Library) - "A Tour of the Folgersphere: The Folger Shakespeare Library's Digital Architecture"
  • March 7, 2015: Symposium: The Literature of States/The States of Literature - Amy Elizabeth Holley (Swansea University), Russ McConnell, Megan Holt (Tulane University), Susie Warley (Texas A & M University – Commerce), Cameron Dodworth (Spring Hill College), Frank Emmett (Shelter Island School), Michelle Golden (Georgia State University), Albert D. Pionke, Claudie Massicotte (University of California, Los Angeles), Eloise A. Whisenhunt (Young Harris College), Marshall Brown (University of Washington)
  • March 6, 2015: MFA Reading - Meredith Noseworthy and Zachary Doss
  • March 6, 2015: Symposium: Literature of States/The States of Literature - Shelby Heathcoat (University of North Alabama), Deirdre Mikolajcik (University of Kentucky), Samantha S. Caddis, Robert White (Alabama State University), Maria Bachman (Middle Tennessee State University), Adam Parkes (University of Georgia), Amy Chen, Matt Seybold, Anne Reef (Rhodes College), Jen Zellner (University of Cincinnati), Maria Bachman (Victorians Institute Journal), Marshall Brown (University of Washington & Modern Language Quarterly), Dan Waterman 
  • March 4, 2015: Pure Products Reading - Ashley Chambers, Jessica Richardson, Abe Smith, and Scott Dantridge
  • March 1, 2015: Strode Event: Shakespeare's Hamlet - The American Shakespeare Center's Method in the Madness Tour
  • February 23, 2015: Strode Lecture - Janelle Jenstad (U. of Victoria) - "Building a Digital Gazetteer for Shakespeare's London"
  • February 20, 2015: Emerging Scholars Series - Matthew Kelley - "Following in Poe's Footsteps: Rex Stout's Nero Wolfe"
  • February 16, 2015: Strode Film Series: Deliver Us From Eva
  • February 13, 2015: MFA Reading - Laurel Billings and Saeide Mirzaie
  • February 11, 2015: Emerging Scholars Series - Emma Wilson - "The Logic of Falling From Grace: Fallen and Unfallen Angelic Speech in Paradies Lost"
  • February 4, 2015: Pure Products Reading - Freya Gibbon, Jason McCall, Juan Reyes, and Shanti Weiland
  • February 2, 2015: Strode Lecture: Rocco Versaci (Palomar College) - "Illustrating the classics: Literature, Comics, and the Canon"
  • January 31, 2015: Sacred Grove Reading - Gina Abelkop, Gabrielle Lucille Fuentes, Sade Murphy, and Thibault Raoult
  • January 30, 2015: MFA Reading - Bethany Startin and Theodora Ziolkowski Bishop
  • January 22, 2015: Bankhead Reading - Heidi Lynn Staples and Hali Felt
  • January 19, 2015: Strode Film Series: West Side Story
  • January 16, 2015: MFA Reading - Kayla Candrilli, Courtney Eason, Aleah Goldin, and Michael Lambert
  • January 14, 2015: Bankhead Visiting Writing Series - Hali Felt and Heidi Lynn Staples
  • December 16, 2014: Strode Film Series: To Be Or Not To Be
  • December 5, 2014: MFA Reading - Rob Hitt and Josh English
  • December 4, 2014: Improbable Fictions Staged Reading: As You Like It
  • December 4, 2014: Under the Modernist: Influence Reading
  • December 4, 2014: Artifacts of Ancestry Exhibition Reception
  • December 3, 2014: Pure Products Reading - Eric Parker, Theodora Ziolkowski, and Zachary Doss
  • December 2, 2014: Confluence: A Collaborative Reading Betwen Slash Pine Press Interns and MFA Students
  • November 23, 2014: Strode Film Series - Shakespeare Behind Bars
  • November 21, 2014: MFA Reading - Shaelyn Smith and Ashley Chambers
  • November 19, 2014: Emerging Scholars Series - Russ McConnell - "Andrew Marvells's "Daphnis and Chloe" and Early Modern Grammatical Education"
  • November 10, 2014: Strode Lecture - Tim Francisco (UA PhD 2001; Youngstown State) and Sarah Morris (UA MA 2012; Miami Univeristy) - "Life After Bama"
  • November 8, 2014: Strode Milton Seminar - Paul Stevens (U. Toronto) - "Raphael's Condescension: Paradies Lost, Jane Austin, and the Secular Displacement of Grace"
  • November 7, 2014: Black Warrior Review Fundraiser
  • November 7, 2014: Sacred Grove Reading - Laura Carter, Justin Lawrence Daughtery, and Abraham Smith
  • November 7, 2014: Strode Milton Seminar - Paul Stevens (U. Toronto) - "Sovereignty and the Pre-Section Politics of Paradise Lost"
  • November 6, 2014: MFA Reading- Steve Reaugh
  • November 5, 2014: Pure Products Reading - Brooke Champagne, Kristin Gollihue, Christopher O. McCarter, Pay Wachter, and P.J. Williams
  • November 5, 2014: Emerging Scholars Series - Mary Margaret Popova - Linguistic Maneuvers in Facebook Conversations and Deliberate Communication Practices"
  • November 4, 2014: Strode Film Series- The Bad Sleep Well
  • October 24, 2014: MFA Reading - Emma Furman and Sally Rodgers
  • October 23, 2014: Strode Shakespeare in Performance Workshop - Steve Burch - "Speak the Speech"
  • October 23, 2014: Coal Royalty Reading- Verlyn Klinkenberg
  • October 23, 2014: Slash Pine Reading - Slash POP
  • October 21, 2014: FC2/Bankhead Reading - Omar Perez
  • October 20, 2014: Coal Royalty Craft Talk - Verlyn Klinkenberg
  • October 17, 2014: Bankhead Visting Waters Series- An XFA Q&A - Jessica Lee Richardson, Michael Meija, and Sarah Blackmon
  • October 16, 2014: Strode Shakespeare in Performance Workshop - Nic Barilar - "First Folio Techniques"
  • October 16, 2014: FC2 40th Anniversary Reading - Michael Martone, Kellie Wells, Michael Meija, Jessica Richardson, and Sarah Blackmon
  • October 10, 2014: MFA Reading - P.J. Williams and Joe Lucido
  • October 8, 2014: EN 103 Craft Talk - BJ Hollars - "Opening the Doors: The Desegregation of the University of Alabama and the Fight for Civil Rights in Tuscaloosa"
  • October 6, 2014: A&S Lecture - William Ferris (UNC Chapel Hill) - "Standing at the Crossroads: The Humanities and the American South"
  • October 3, 2014: Sacred Grove Reading - Jenn Marie Nune, Douglas Piccinnini, and Anne Marie Rooney
  • October 3, 2014: A&S Discussion Session - Tom Scheinfeldt (UCONN) - "Engaging Traditional Humanists with Digital Methods"
  • October 2, 2014: Pure Products Reading - Andy Johnson, Jordan Scott, Michael Lambert, and Afton Wilky
  • October 2, 2014: A&S Lecture Series - Tom Scheinfeldt (UCONN) - "Engaging Traditional Humanists with Digital Methods"
  • October 1, 2014: Improbable Fictions Staged Reading - Richard III
  • October 1, 2014: Emerging Scholars Series - Matt Seybold - "Annotations of T.S. Eliot's Economic Writing"
  • September 26, 2014: MFA Reading- Kirby Johnson and Chris Emslie
  • September 25, 2014: Shakespeare in Performance Workshop- Sarah Jean Peters- "An Introduction to Shakespeare Acting"
  • September 18, 2014: Coal Royalty Reading- Jaimy Gordon
  • September 16, 2014: Plantation Sexuality Lecture- Michael Bibler (LSU)- "Antebellum Queerness"
  • September 15, 2014: Strode Film Series-10 Things I Hate About You
  • September 15, 2014: Coal Royalty Craft Talk- Jaimy Gordon
  • September 11, 2014: Strode Shakespeare in Performance Workshop- Mark Hughes Cobb-"Rude Shakespeare: Much Ado About Nothing and Outdoor Performance"

2013-2014

  • April 18, 2014: MFA Reading Series- Kristen Kuczenski and Katie Berger 
  • April 18, 2014: Strode Graduate Student Conference - Emory at Alabama + Scansion Workshop + The Comedy of Errors staged reading
  • April 16, 2014: Film Screening and Q&A- "An Evening with Court 13"
  • April 16, 2014: Emerging Scholars Series- Ash Bowen- "The Elegy of Unacknowledged Loss in Four Contemporary Poems"
  • April 14, 2014: Strode Film Screening - Paolo and Vittorio Taviani - Caesar Must Die
  • April 11-12, 2014: Slash Pine Poetry Festival- Jordan DeWitt, Amber Smith, Mathew Pereda, Katherine Kosich, Kasey Jowers, Katy-Whitten Davidson, Lily Daly, Alexandra Gilbert, Joseph P. Wood, Shane Seely, Katy Rossing, Abby Melton, Carlos Estrada, Freya Gibbon, Kathryn Starbuck, Will Gillette, Sean Patrick Hill, Jeff Newberry, Alex Chisum, Norman Golar, Scott McWaters, Sally Rodgers, Jenifer Park, Alexandra Franklin, Jenny Gropp Hess, Nathan Parker, Jason McCall, Ashley Chambers, Stephen Thomas, Sean Sexton, Kori Hensell, Stephen McClurg, and Phillip Spotswood
  • April 10, 2014: Strode Reading in collaboration with Bankhead Reading series - Valerie Miner and Rick Moody
  • April 9, 2014: A&S Lecture Series- Arthur Spears (CUNY)- "African American English: Race, Grammar, and History"
  • April 9, 2014: MFA and Prison Arts Documentary Screening- Eric Dunning and Cassandra Smith- Zero Percent 
  • April 7, 2014: Bankhead Craft Talk- Rick Moody
  • April 4, 2014: MFA Reading Series- Jon Dubow and Jake Kinstler
  • April 4, 2014: Americanist Workshop Lecture- Lisa Goff (U. Virginia)- "Disreputable Freedom: Urban Shantytowns in the 19th Century U.S."
  • April 3, 2014: Americanist Workshop Lecture- Stephen Arata (U. Virginia)- "Decadent Form"
  • April 2, 2014: Strode Reading - Mary Bly (Fordham University) - "Shakespeare in Love: From the Renaissance to the Regency Romance"
  • April 1, 2014: MFA Reading Series- Kaia Sand (Portland State) and Shaelyn Smith
  • April 1, 2014: Emerging Scholars Series- Brenna Wardell- "Nature's healing and Design's Delight: Moral Treatment and the Pastoral at Bryce Hospital"
  • March 20, 2014: MFA Reading Series- Annie Agnone and Emma Furman 
  • March 19, 2014: Emerging Scholars Series- Emily Conner- "Family Relationships in Nonfiction"
  • March 17, 2014: Robert Milton Young Memorial Lecture- Robert Reid-Pharr (CUNY Graduate Center)- "Richard Wright in the Girls' House"
  • March 17, 2014: Strode Theory and Criticism Lecture - Nat Hurley (University of Alberta) - "The Little Transgender Mermaid: A Shape-Shifting Tale"
  • March 12, 2014: MFA and Prison Arts documentary screening- Barbara Brickman and Brian Fair- Herman's House 
  • March 7, 2014: MFA Reading Series- Kenny Kruse, Molly Goldman, and Sally Rodgers
  • March 6, 2014: Bankhead Reading Series- Keetje Kuipers and Bill Roobach
  • March 5, 2014: MFA Reading Series and Prison Arts documentary screening- Michael Owens and Christine Ivie- Dhamma Brothers
  • March 3, 2014: Strode Reading - Jean Hegland - "Still Time"
  • February 17, 2014: Strode Shakespeare Lecture - Grace Tiffany (Western Michigan University) - "Shakespeare Adapted: A reading of Paint and The Turquoise Ring"
  • February 13, 2014: Strode Theory and Criticism Lecture - Kevin Gilmartin (Caltech) - "William Hazlitt's Dissenting Memory: Criticism, History, Revolution" - cancelled due to weather
  • February 11, 2014: Bynum Lecture Series and  Bankhead Reading: Keith Gilyard (Penn State)- "Poemographies and Other Poetry"
  • February 10, 2014: Bynum Lecture Series- Keith Gilyard (Penn State)- "A Life of Struggle: The Case of Louise Thompson Patterson"
  • February 4, 2014: Strode Shakespeare Lecture - Jason Powell (Saint Joseph's University) - "Rediscovering Thomas Wyatt: the Perils and Problems of a New Scholarly Edition"
  • January 30, 2014: Bankhead Reading Series- Mathias Svalina and Joanna Ruocco
  • January 24, 2014: MFA Reading Series- Erica Meyers and Bethany Startin 
  • January 22, 2014: MFA Reading Series and Prison Arts Documentary Screening- Trudier Harris and Josh Rothman- Concrete, Steel, and Paint
  • January 10, 2014: MFA Reading Series- Freya Gibbon and Laura Kochman
  • December 6, 2013: Improbable Fictions Series- staged reading of Henry IV 1 and 2
  • December 6, 2013: Pure Products Reading Series- Jessica Hollander, Joseph Wood, Amber Nelson
  • November 22, 2013: MFA Reading- Chris Emslie, Connor O'Neill, Ryan Bollenbach, Theodora Ziolkowski
  • Novemver 19, 2013: Emerging Scholars Series- Natalie Hopper- "Restraining the Revolution in France: Edmund Burke and Conservative Romantic Mythmaking"
  • November 15, 2013: MFA Reading Series- Ashley Chambers and Shaelyn Smith
  • November 15-16, 2013: Shakespeare and American Integration symposium to mark the 50th anniversary of integration at the University of Alabama - Jason Demeter (George Washington University) - "'The soul of a great white poet': Shakespearean Educations in the Civil Rights Era" - Stephen Buhler (University of Nebraska) - "The Duke Speaks Out: Integration and Appropriation in Such Sweet Thunder and My People" - Delfeayo Marsalis and his octet Sweet Thunder: Duke and Shak (Marsalis's arrangement and orchestration of Duke Ellington's Such Sweet Thunder [1957]) - Nigel Hatton (University of California, Merced) - "'To Thine Own Self': James Baldwin on Shakespeare and the Integration of the English Language" - Delfeayo Marsalis (New Orleans, LA) - "Sweet Thunder: Ellington, Shakespeare, and the Blues" - Keith Miller and Erin McCarthy (Arizona State University) - "Othello's Blackness after Malcolm X" - Ayanna Thompson (George Washington University) - "Joseph Papp's Color Blinding" - Joyce MacDonald (University of Kentucky) - "'You're all I need to get by': Rehabilitating Romance in a Black Taming of the Shrew"
  • November 12, 2013: Strode Shakespeare Lecture - Michael Schoenfeldt (Michigan) - "Lyric Flesh: The Presence of the Body in Renaissance Poetry"
  • November 5, 2013: A&S Reading- Margaret Wrinkle- "Wash: Seeing Across the Divide"
  • November 4, 2013: Bankhead Craft Talk- Timothy Donnelly
  • November 2, 2013: MFA Reading Series- Ellie Isenhart and Krystin Gollihue
  • October 30, 2013: Bankhead Reading Series- Oni Buchanan and John Woodward
  • October 29, 2013: Bankhead Craft Talk- Oni Buchanan and John Woodward
  • October 25, 2013: Improbable Fictions Series- staged reading of Terry Pratchett's Guards! Guards!
  • October 20, 2013: NANO Fiction Five at 5 Reading- Garrett Ashley, Cian Cruise, Amy McDaniel, Jarred Yates Sexton, Elizabeth Wade
  • October 18, 2013: Slash Pine Reading- Kellie Wells, Emily Conner, Kori Hensell, Brian Oliu, Luke Percy, Ashley McWaters, Abe Smith, Shanti Weiland 
  • October 17, 2013: MFA Reading Series- Meghan Plummer and Jennifer Park
  • October 10, 2013: Bankhead Reading Series- Cole Swensen and Eric LeMay
  • October 4, 2013: Strode Theory and Criticism Lecture - John Plotz (Brandeis) - "What Did Poe Know? A History of Short Story Theory, and a Theory of the Short Story's History"
  • October 3, 2013: MFA Reading Series- Christopher McCarter and Stever Reaugh
  • September 26, 2013: MFA Reading Series- Saeide Mirzaei and Tasha Coryell
  • September 25, 2013: Strode Shakespeare Lecture - Ryan Netzley (Southern Illinois-Carbondale) - "George Herbert, Anarchist: Exchange, Debt, and Free Salvation in The Temple"
  • September 5. 2013: Improbable Fictions Series- staged reading of Shakespeare's Romoe and Juliet 

2012-2013

  • May 2, 2013: Say It Loud- A Class Performance
  • April 30, 2013: Burnum Distinguished Faculty Award Lecture- Joel Brouwer- "Is There Room in Here for a Dancing Sailor?: The Poet as Curator"
  • April 25, 26, 27, 2013: Strode "Elemental Ecocriticism" Symposium - Cary Wolfe (Rice University) - “The Biopolitics of Human and Animal Bodies” - Lowell Duckert (West Virginia University) - “Earth” - Karl Steel (Brooklyn College, CUNY) - “Creeping Things, Matter's Own Life” - Valerie Allen (John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY) - “Airy Something” - Jeffrey Cohen (George Washington University) - “The Sea Above” - Julian Yates (University of Delaware) - “Wet” - Sharon O’Dair (University of Alabama) - “Muddy Thinking”  - Steve Mentz (St. John’s University) - “Phlogiston” - Anne Harris (DePauw University) - “Pyromena, Fire’s Doing” - Chris Barrett (LSU) - “The Quintessence of Wit: Ether and the Material Joke”
  • April 24, 2013: Poetry Reading- Reina Maria Rodriguez and Kristin Dykstra
  • April 24, 2013: Improbable Fictions Series- staged reading of Terry Pratchett's Wyrd Sisters
  • April 23, 2013: Improbable Fictions Series- staged reading of Terry Pratchett's Wyrd Sisters
  • April 17 2013: Pure Products Reading Series- Kelly Davio, Jason McCall, Melissa Hull, and Brian Morrison
  • April 17, 2013: Emerging Scholars Series- Moriah Hampton- "Towards an Ethic of the 'Underworld' in Djuna Barnes's Nightwood
  • April 13, 2013: Streamline Modern- Reading by Community Readers and Writers
  • April 12, 2013: MFA Reading Series- Danilo Thomas and Tom Cotsonas
  • April 4, 2013: Bankhead Reading Series- Lila Weaver, Tom Chiarella, and BJ Hollars introduced by Jean Thompson
  • April 2, 2013: Linguistics Lecture- Guy Bailey- "Demography and Linguistics Destiny in the South"
  • March 20, 2013: Lecture- BJ Hollars- "Opening the Doors: The Desegregation of The University of Alabama and the Fight for Civil Rights in Tuscaloosa"
  • March 20, 2013: Poetry and Music Discussion- John Taggat, Andrew Dewar, Jonathan Dubow, and Matt Goethe
  • March 19, 2013: Poetry Reading- John Taggart
  • March 16, 2013: CONFLUENCE- Slash Pine Press Interns and MFA collaborative reading
  • March 15, 2013: Strode Milton Seminar - William Shullenberger (Sarah Lawrence College) - "Imagining Eden"
  • March 14, 2013: Bankhead Reading Series- Roxane Gay and Sandi Wisenberg
  • March 13, 2013: Emerging Scholars Series- Carl Miller- "'Where the Beat Sounds the Same': American Psycho and the Cultural Capital of the Pop Music"
  • March 7, 2013: Colloquium: Vershawn A. Young (University of Kentucky), Carmen Kynard (St. John's University), Michelle Robinson- "Hearing Voices: The Long Durée of Black Rhetoric"
  • March 4, 2013: CRES Lecture- Dr. Dana Cloud (University of Texas, Austin)- "Pushing the Boundaries of Liberalism: Revolutionary <Equality> in the Rhetoric of GetEQUAL"
  • March 1, 2013: MFA Reading Series- Kevin Weidner and Jesse Delong
  • February 19, 2013: Pure Products Reading Series- Kate Greenstreet, Cynthia Arrieu-King, AB Gorham, and Tessa Fontaine
  • February 18, 2013: Strode Shakespeare Lecture - Valerie Traub (U. Michigan) - "Shakespeare's Sex"
  • February 15, 2013: MFA Reading Series- Kenny Fruse and Steve Thomas
  • February 13, 2013: Visiting Author Lecture- Jahan Ramazani (Virginia)- "Poetry's Dialogue with Its Other"
  • February 11, 2013: The Literature Salon Lunch and Lecture Series- Dr. Fred Whiting and Ms. Emily Conner
  • February 8, 2013: MFA Reading Series- Farren Stanley and Barry Grass
  • January 31, 2013: Bankhead Reading Series- Lucy Corin and Brandon Davis Jennings 
  • January 25, 2013: MFA Reading Series- Greg Houser and David Kumler
  • January 18, 2013: MFA Reading Series- PJ Williams, Steve Reaugh, Katy Rossings, and Zachary Doss
  • January 15, 2013: Pure Products Reading Series- Adrian Van Young and Annie Hartnett
  • November 29, 2012: Pure Products Reading Series- Kim Vodicka, Kori Hensell, Eric Parker, Brian Oliu
  • November 19, 2012: Strode Shakespeare Lecture - Sujata Iyengar (U. Georgia) - "Shakespeare and the Artist's Book"
  • November 9, 2012: MFA Reading Series- Tessa Fontaine and Annie Hartnett
  • November 6, 2012: Emerging Scholars Series- Austin Whitver- "'His bruisèd helmet and his bended sword': Henry V, Richard II, and the Materiality of Memory in Shakespeare's Second Tetralogy"
  • November 5, 2012: Black Warrior Review Auction
  • November 2, 2012: Bankhead Reading Series and Colloquium- Josh Neufeld 
  • November 2, 2012: MFA Reading Series- Katie Berger and Kristen Kuczenski
  • October 29, 2012: Lecture- Winston Groom 
  • October 26, 2012: MFA Reading Series- Alex Chisum and Abbas Abidi
  • October 25, 2012: Strode Shakespeare Lecture - Susan Frye (U. Wyoming) - "Elizabeth I and Mary Queen of Scots in Shakespeare: Contours of Presence and Absence"
  • October 19, 2012: MFA Reading Series- Jennifer Park and Meghan Plummer 
  • October 18, 2012: Bankhead Reading Series- JA Tyler and Shelly Taylor 
  • October 17, 2012: Hoole Lecture- Ralph Voss- "Truman Capote and the Legacy of In Cold Blood
  • October 12-13, 2012: Slash Pine Poetry Festival
  • October 11, 2012: Strode Shakespeare Lecture - Dympna Callaghan (Syracuse) - "Monumental Shakespeare"
  • September 28, 2012: MFA Reading- Saeide Mirzaei and Katy Gunn
  • September 27, 2012: Pure Products Reading Series and Dew Point Lauch- Vivian Givhan, Hannah Bigham, Shea Stripling, Emma Fick, Laura Flowers, and Will Gillette
  • September 24, 2012: A&S Lecture- Gregg Lambery (Syracuse)- "The Future of the Humanities"
  • September 20, 2012: Bankhead Reading Series- Rae Armantrout
  • September 17, 2012: Strode Shakespeare Lecture - Kate McClune (Oxford) - "Queens, Blood, and Family in Malory's Morte Darthur"
  • August 30, 2012: Strode Theory and Criticism Lecture - Eileen Joy (Southern Illinois U.-Edwardsville) - "Guerrilla Metaphysics, Alien Phenomenology, Massive Addressability, and Other Strange Attractors of a Possible Object Oriented Criticism"

2011-2012

  • July 16, 2012: Pure Products Reading Series- Chloe Caldwell, Mary Miller, Donora Hillard, Elizabeth Ellen, Brian Oliu, Betsy Seymour, Brandi Wells
  • April 26, 2012: Pure Products Reading Series
  • April 19, 2012: Bankhead Reading Series- Lea Graham
  • April 18, 2012: Sigma Tau Delta Induction Ceremony 
  • April 16, 2012: Strode Milton Seminar - Elizabeth Sauer (Brock) - "Milton, Spain, and Latin America: The Scale of Toleration"
  • April 13, 2012: MFA Reading Series- Jill Smith and Brandi Wells 
  • April 12, 2012: Strode Shakespeare Lecture - Julie Sanders (Nottingham) - "Craft and Creativity: Shakespeare Then and Now"
  • April 5, 2012: CRES Lecture- Dr. Jacqueline Jones Royster (Georgia Tech University)- "Narrating Women's Lives"
  • April 5, 2012: Strode Milton Seminar - Nigel Smith (Princeton) - "Andrew Marvell's Sense of Humor"
  • April 4, 2012: Pure Products Reading Series
  • April 3, 2012: ASCA Literature Fellows Reading
  • March 30, 2012: MFA Reading Series- Juan Reyes and Andy Johnson 
  • March 30, 2012: Americanist Workshop
  • March 26, 2012: Pure Products Reading Series- Megan Kaminski, Laurence Ross, Zachary Schomburg, Janaka Stucky, Brandi Wells 
  • March 26, 2012: Strode Milton Seminar - Ken Hiltner (UCSB) - "Putting Milton in the Cloud: The Milton Society Digital Edition Project"
  • March 20, 2012: Emerging Scholars Series- Paige McCormick- "Textual Mutation in Chinua Achebe's 'Tanganyika- Jottings of a Tourist'"
  • March 19, 2012: Strode Theory and Criticism Lecture - Deanna Kreisel (UBC) - "Blood Banks:Dracula and the Utopian Promise of Vampirism"
  • March 13, 2012: Americanist Workshop
  • March 6, 2012: Strode Milton Seminar- Steve Fallon (Notre Dame) - "'Inspired with Contradiction'": John Milton's Conflicting Certainties"
  • March 2, 2012: Americanist Workshop
  • February 28, 2012: Strode Poetry Reading- Heather Dubrow (Fordham)- "Forms and Hollows"
  • February 27, 2012: Strode Milton Seminar - Heather Dubrow (Fordham) - "'Wanting form'?: New Approaches to the Early Modern Ephithalamium and Other Poetry"
  • February 24, 2012: MFA Reading Series- Stever Thomas and Anne Betrell
  • February 23, 2012: Bankhead Reading Series- Ann Powers and Michael Robbins
  • February 17, 2012: MFA Reading Series- Barry Grass and Emma Sovich
  • February 17, 2012: Americanist Workshop
  • February 16, 2012: Emerging Scholars Series- Matthew Thiele- "'Earth hath swallowed all my hopes but she': Textuality as Historicity in Romeo and Juliet"
  • February 16, 2012: Improbable Fictions- staged reading of Shakespeare's All's Well That Ends Well
  • February 15, 2012: Improbable Fictions- staged reading of Shakespeare's All's Well That Ends Well
  • February 10, 2012: MFA Reading Series- Josh Helms and Matt Mahaney
  • February 8, 2012: Recovering the Intersectional Voice of Baynard Rustin- Michelle Robison, Adam Sharples, Meredith Bagley
  • February 3, 2012: MFA Reading Series- Tessa Fontaine and Betsy Seymour
  • February 3, 2012: Americanist Workshop
  • January 31, 2012: Robert Milton Young Memorial Lecture- Dr. Maryemma Graham (University of Kansas)- "The Post- Gaze: New Domains for Literary and Critical Studies"
  • January 30, 2012:  Creative Campus Poetry and Reading- Robin Behn and Hank Lazer
  • January 27, 2012: MFA Reading Series- Emma Furman, Sally Rodgers, Ashley Chambers, and Molly Goldman
  • January 26, 2012: Pure Products Reading- Dara Ewing, Michael Martone, Jason McCall, Brian Morrison
  • January 19, 2012: Bankhead Reading Series- Tom Pearson
  • January 13, 2012: MFA Reading Series- James Maynard and Jonathan Dubow
  • December 2, 2011: MFA Reading Series- Pascha Brown, Annie Hartnett, Jake Maxwell Kinstler, Christopher O. McCarter 
  • December 1, 2011: Improbable Fictions- staged reading of Shakespeare's Timan of Athens
  • November 21,  2011: MFA Reading Series - Leia Wilson
  • November 17, 2011: Pure Products Reading- Emily Conner, AB Gorham, Shanti Weiland, and Ann Powers 
  • November 16, 2011: Strode Lecture- Mary Beth Rose (University of Illinois, Chicago)
  • November 12, 2011: Slash Stitch Brun- A Patchwork History of the Druid City
  • November 10, 2011: Black Warrior Review Annual Fundraising Auction
  • November 9, 2011: Reading and Talks- Dave Madden- "The Authentic Animal: Inside the Odd and Obsessive World of Taxidermy "
  • November 9, 2011: Emerging Scholars Series- Brian Oliu- "Psycho Mantis and The Montreal Screwjob: The Twilight of Metafictions and the Reascension of the Montaignian Attempt"
  • November 8, 2011: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Consumerism, Advertising, and Sustainability-
  • November 3, 2011: Bankhead Reading Series- Bonnie Jo Campell
  • October 20-21, 2011: Improbable Fictions - Staged reading of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • October 18, 2011: Emerging Scholars Series- Rob Dixon- "The Education of Henry Adams and the Death of Benjamin Franklin"
  • October 13, 2011: Hudson Strode Lecture Series in Theory and Critism- Deanna Kreisel 
  • October 6, 2011: Pure Products Reading Series - "The Lake Effect Reading"
  • October 5, 2011: Reading and Talks- BJ Hollars - "Thirteen Loops: Race, Violence, and the Last Lynching in America" 
  • September 22, 2011: Improbable Fictions - Staged reading of Euripedes’ Hecuba
  • September 15, 2011: Pure Products Reading and Lecture Series - The Welcome Back of 2011 Reading
  • September 8, 2011: Bankhead Reading Series- Joanna Klink and Lily Hoang 

2010-2011

  • April 22, 2011: MFA Reading Series - Danny Letz and Sarah McClung
  • April 21, 2011: Improbable Fictions-  Staged reading of Shakespeare's Hamlet
  • April 15, 2011: MFA Reading Series - Emily Conner and Breanne LeJeune
  • April 7, 2011: Bankhead Reading Series - Brenda Hillman and Claudia Keelan
  • March 25, 2011: MFA Reading Series - Melissa Hull and Danilo Thomas
  • March 10, 2011: Improbable Fictions - Staged reading of Shakespeare's Love's Labour's Lost
  • March 5, 2011: Strode Digital Humanities Symposium - Christie Carson (Royal Holloway, University of London) - "Early Modern Theatre (EMLoT) Online: Exploring Multiple Histories" - Jennifer Boyle (Coastal Carolina University) - "Hacking the New Humanities: The Virtual Sovereign in Thomas Hobbes and Militant Video Games" - Richard Cunningham (Acadia University) - "INKE at 1: The First Year (and a half) of a Major Digital Humanities Initiative" - Patricia Fumerton (UC Santa Barbara) - "Vexed Impressions: Toward a Digital Archive of Broadside Ballad Illustrations" - Kevin Kee (Brock University) - "Fiddling While Rome Burns: Why Digital Humanists Should Be More Like Nero"
  • March 4, 2011: MFA Reading Series - Megan Fink and Danilo Thomas
  • March 3, 2011: Bankhead Reading Series - Larry Sutin
  • February 25, 2011: MFA Reading Series - Eric Karin and Katie Jean Shinkle 
  • February 17, 2011: Bankhead Reading Series - Cecil Giscombe
  • February 11, 2011: MFA Reading Series - Dara Kelly Ewing and Jess Richardson
  • January 28: MFA Reading Series - Ashley Gorham and Devin Gribbons
  • January 21, 2011: MFA Reading Series - Rachel Adams and Pia Simone Garber
  • January 14, 2011: MFA Reading Series - Annie Agnone, Ellie Isenhart, Greg Houser, and Brandi Wells
  • December 3, 2010: MFA Reading Series - Matthew Mahaney and Betsey Seymour
  • November 17, 2010: Improbable Fictions - Staged reading of Shakespeare's King Lear
  • November 16, 2010: Strode Theory Lecture - Karis Shearer (Vanderbilt) - "Radical Pedagogy: Modernist Writers' Interventions in the Development of Canadian Literature"
  • November 9, 2010: Bankhead Reading Series - Ted Conover
  • November 8, 2010: Modernist Reading Group Lecture - Adam Parkes (U. Georgia) - "Bombs, Journalists, and Photographers: The Impressionism of Conrad's The Secret Agent"
  • November 5, 2010: Strode Theory Lecture - Laura Rosenthal (U. Maryland, College Park) - "All Roads Lead to Rhodes: Theater and Cosmopolitanism in the Restoration"  
  • November 5, 2010: MFA Reading Series - Casey Fagan and Lisa Tallin
  • October 23, 2010: Strode Milton Seminar - Joe Wittreich (CUNY) - "The New Milton Criticism"
  • October 22, 2010: Strode Milton Seminar - Joe Wittreich (CUNY) - "Lost Paradise Regained: The Twin Halves of Milton's Epic Vision"
  • October 18, 2010: Strode Theory and Criticism Lecture - Nadine Hubbs (U. Michigan) - "Unfathomable Subjects: Rednecks, Queers, and Country"
  • October 14, 2010: Bankhead Reading Series - G. C. Waldrep and Sabrina Orah Mark
  • October 8, 2010: MFA Reading Series - James Maynard and Farren Stanley
  • October 7, 2010: Improbable Fictions - Staged reading of Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing
  • October 1, 2010: MFA Reading Series - David Androoz and Tom Cotsonas
  • September 9, 2010: Bankhead Reading Series - Kellie Wells and Dave Madden

2009-2010

  • April 15, 2010: Strode Theory and Criticism Lecture - Wayne Koestenbaum (CUNY Graduate Center) - "The Anatomy of Harpo Marx"
  • March 25, 2010: Improbable Fictions - Staged reading of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night
  • March 9, 2010: Strode Shakespeare Lecture - Naomi Conn Liebler (Montclair State U.) - "The Wolf/Man's Lament: King Lear and Howling"
  • February 25, 2010: Strode Theory and Criticism Lecture - Jane Gallop (U. Wisconsin-Milwaukee) - "The Ethics of Close Reading"
  • January 30, 2010: Strode Local Readings Symposium - Angela Balla (UA-Huntsville) - "Neighborliness and Toleration in Herbert's The Temple" - Joseph Navitsky (U. Southern Miss) - "'Sportive Malice' and the Rhetoric of Humiliation in Shakespeare's Mid-career Drama" - Robert Sawyer (Eastern Tennesse State U.) - "Shakespeare and Marlowe: Rewriting the Rivalry" - Deneen Senasai (Mercer U.) - "A Speaking Likeness: Heteroglossic Silence in the Lives of Early Modern Women"- Alison Chapman (UAB) - "Reforming the Saints: the Holy Women of Milton's Comus and the Holy Women of Catholic Wales" - Anthony Welch (U. Tennesse-Knoxville) - "John Milton's Voice"
  • October 19, 2009: Strode Theory and Criticism Lecture - Maria Dibattista (Princeton) - "Joking Apart: The Sublime and Ridiculous in Women's Writing"
  • October 3, 2009: Strode Milton Seminar - Stella Revard (Southern Illinois U.) - "The Design of the 1645 Poems"
  • October 2, 2009: Strode Milton Seminar - Stella Revard (Southern Illinois U.) - "Milton and Classical Literature: Ovid, Homer, and Virgil"

2008-2009

  • April 16, 2009: Strode Shakespeare Lecture - Rick Rambuss (Emory; Visiting Strode Professor) - "Mardi Gras Shakespeare"
  • March 24, 2009: Strode Shakespeare Lecture - Jeffrey Masten (Northwestern University) - All is Not Glossed: Editing Shakespeare and the History of Sexuality"
  • November 21, 2008: Strode Theory and Criticism Lecture - Kathryn Stockton (U. Utah) - "Theorizing the Queer Child: Henry James, NAMBLA, and Venus in Furs"
  • October 28, 2008: Strode Shakespeare Lecture - Aaron Kunin (Pomona) - "Banish the World: A Project for Shakespearean Pastoral"
  • October 25, 2008: Strode Symposium "Shakespeare's Love Triangles" - Kathryn Schwarz (Vanderbilt) - "Monogamy and Death" - Edward Geisweidt (U. Alabama) - "'I have not Placed all my Treasures in One Bottom': Triangulated Desire and Queer Kinship in The Merchant of Venice" - Jonathan Goldberg (Emory) - "What do Women Want?" - Madhavi Menon (American U.) - "Coriolanus and I" - Daniel Juan Gil (Texas Christian U.) - "Geometries of the Flesh: Humoral Bonding and the Breakdown of Sovereignty" - Carla Freccero (UC, Santa Cruz) - "Romeo and Juliet Love Death"

2007-2008

  • April 22, 2008: Strode Shakespeare Lecture - Lisa Myobun Freinkel (U. Oregon) - "Takuan's Sword and the Koan of Macbeth"
  • February 26, 2008: Strode Shakespeare Lecture - Michael Schoenfeldt (U. Michigan) - "Aesthetics and Anesthetics: The Art of Pain Management in Early Modern England"
  • February 12, 2008: Strode Shakespeare Lecture - David Lee Miller (U. Southern California) - "The Voice of Caesar's Wounds"
  • September 8, 2007: Strode Symposium "Shakespeareans in the Tempest: Lives and Afterlives of Katrina" - Richelle Munkhoff (U. Colorado, Boulder, formerly Tulane U.) - "'The rack dislimns': Figuring Mississippi and New Orleans After Katrina" - Bill Boelhower (LSU) - "Owning the Weather: Teaching The Tempest after Katrina" - Catherine Loomis (UNC Greensboro, formerly U. New Orleans) - "'Not what we ought to say':  Katrina, King Lear, and Academic Identity" - Clare Moncrief  (Tulane University) -"Shakespeare after Katrina: Observations from Inside the Tempest" - Susannah Monta (Notre Dame) - "Hurricanes and Hampton Court" - Malcolm Richardson (LSU) - "Heath-Steppers and their Heath after Katrina"

2006-2007

  • April 14, 2007: Strode Symposium "Shakespeare and the Civic" - Kate McLuskie (The Shakespeare Institute) -"'The cause of wit in other men': Shakespeare and the occasions of leadership" - Scott Newstok (Yale/Gustavus Adolphus College) -  "Civics Lessens:  Un-condensing the Seminar" - Richard Burt (U. Florida) - "A Credit to his Race:  The Cinematic ShakesPR Paratext" - Don Hedrick (Kansas State U) - "Theatocracy and Entertainment Culture" - Amy Scott-Douglass (Denison U.) - "Shakespeare Goes to Washington: Military and Civic Programs during the Bush Administration" - Sharon O'Dair (U. Alabama) - "Virtually There:  Shakespeare and Tourism in the 21st Century."
  • April 13, 2007: Strode Workshop - Nicholas Janni (Olivier Mythodrama) - “Influential Leadership:  Lessons from Julius Caesar
  • April 10, 2007: Strode Theory and Criticism Lecture - David Turley (U. Kent) - "Liberals versus Evangelicals in Early 19th Century Boston: Religion, Approaches to Reform, and How Dealing with Slavery Stymied them All"