Join our FAU English Alumni Panel and learn about the diverse positions our graduates have accepted! Alumni who are working at Teach for America, Sandow Media, Distinctive Writing, Roosevelt Middle School, and taught abroad in Thailand, will be available for a Q&A.
English Alumni Panel flyer
6PM. Boca Raton campus, AH 205
Rafe Dalleo will present “The Work of Teaching in the Age of Mechanical Education: Postcolonialism, Pedagogy, and the Novels of J.M. Coetzee.”
12PM. Boca Raton campus, CU 321
As part of the events celebrating the National Day on Writing, poet and essayist Julie Marie will read from her work at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 17th in the University Center for Excellence in Writing.
6PM. Boca Raton campus, GS 215
The Departments of English, Political Science, and Philosophy, are hosting an Information Session with St. Thomas University School of Law. Students interested pursuing a law career are encouraged to attend.
Law School Information Session flyer
3PM. Boca Raton campus, CU 301
Students interested in going to graduate school are encouraged to attend the department's GRE Exam and Applying to Graduate School Workshop.
GRE Exam and Appyling to Graduate School flyer
3PM. Boca Raton campus, CU 321B
English undergrads and graduates who have a strong interest in becoming a journalist or an editor for a newspaper or newsroom are invited to Meet the Press! Managing editors and recruiters from the Tribune Company (Sun Sentinel, Forum Publishing Group, SouthFlorida.com, and SFL TV) will be on campus to speak to students about jobs and internships. Students must RSVP for the event.
Meet the Press flyer
12PM-2PM. Boca Raton campus, CU 321
Sigma Tau Delta will hold a Night of Creative Reading at the Jaffe Center on November 12 at 7:00 p.m. The reading will feature undergraduate, graduate, and faculty readers.
7PM. Boca Raton campus, Jaffe Center
3/17/14 - 3/21/14
Tayari Jones, winner of the Hurston-Wright Legacy Award for Debut Fiction and author of Leaving Atlanta (2002), The Untelling (2005), and Silver Sparrow (2011), will be the 2014 Sanders Writer in Residence.
How to Get into Grad School: Presented by the English Club
February 20, 2013, 1:00 pm, CU 321 (Boca campus) This workshop will address the Do's and Don'ts of applying to graduate English and MFA programs. The panel will be led by Professors Mark Scroggins, Kate Schmitt, and Becka McKay. Please see flyer attached
Internship Opportunities for English Majors
February 26, 2013, 2:30 pm, CU 321 (Boca campus) Internships are a great way to gain hands-on experience and build skills. The Department of English is offering an information session about our English Internship Program. This workshop will also have two of our featured internship agencies speak about their internships. Please see flyer attached
Regulating Mean Girls: Protecting and Prosecuting Juvenile Violence
February 26, 2013, 12:00 pm, CU 301 (Boca campus) Brown Bag Symposium: Professor Wendy Hinshaw will be presenting "Regulating Mean Girls: Protecting and Prosecuting Juvenile Violence." Bring your lunch, your luminous intellect, your love for LiLo and join us!
A Poetry Reading by the 2013 Bingham Visiting Writer David Lehman
February 28, 2013, 4:00 pm, Board of Trustees Room (AD 305) Reception to follow
David Lehman is the author of several collections of poems, including When a Woman Loves a Man, Jim and Dave Defeat the Masked Man (with James Cummins), The Evening Sun, and The Daily Mirror: A Journal in Poetry. His books of criticism include The Last Avant-Garde: The Making of the New York School of Poets, which was named a "Book to Remember 1999" by the New York Public Library. He is series editor of The Best American Poetry, which he initiated in 1988, and his honors include fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Ingram Merrill Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts. He heads the poetry program at the New School and lives in New York City.
A Reading by 2013 Lawrence A. Sanders Writer-in-Residence Nick Flynn
March 14, 2013, 7:00 pm, Majestic Palm Room, Student Union
Reception to follow
There will be a screening of the film “Being Flynn” based on Nick Flynn’s memoir on March 13, 2013, 7:00 pm, Jaffe Center for Book Arts.
Nick Flynn’s most recent book is The Captain Asks for a Show of Hands, a collection of poems linked to his latest memoir, The Ticking is the Bomb, which the Los Angeles Times called a “disquieting masterpiece.” His previous memoir, Another Bullshit Night in Suck City, won the PEN/Martha Albrand Award and has been translated into fourteen languages. He is also the author of a play, Alice Invents a Little Game and Alice Always Wins, as well as two other books of poetry. His poems, essays and non-fiction have appeared in The New Yorker, the Paris Review, The New York Times Book Review and on National Public Radio’s This American Life. His film credits include artistic collaborator and “field poet” on the film Darwin’s Nightmare (nominated for an Academy Award for best feature documentary in 2006), as well as executive producer and artistic collaborator on Being Flynn, the film version of Another Bullshit Night in Suck City, directed by Paul Weitz, and starring Robert De Niro, Paul Dano, and Julianne Moore. He teaches each spring at the University of Houston, then spends the rest of the year in New York.
Resume Writing Workshop for English Majors
March 20, 2013, 2:00pm, CU 321 (Boca campus)
Luis Santiago, Assistant Director for Career Education at Florida Atlantic University Career Development Center, will be teaching English majors how to write a professional resume. Please see flyer attached
Group Advising Session for English Majors
March 26, 2013, 3:00 pm, CU 321 (boca campus) Please see flyer attached
The Africana Lecture Series and Women's History Month Present a Reading by Sika Dagbovie-Mullins
2 PM, Democracy Plaza (North Plaza) Culture and Society Bldg, Boca campus
Professor Sika Dagbovie-Mullins will read from her book, Crossing B(l)ack: Mixed Race in Modern American Fiction and Culture.
Aisling Awards and Coastlines Launch
5 PM, EE106 Engineering East (Boca campus)
Join us for the release of the 2013 issue of Coastlines Literary Magazine! The annual Aisling Awards will be presented for outstanding contributions in fiction, poetry and creative nonfiction. Be sure to attend and enjoy exceptional readings, get your copy of our new issue, and ask the Coastlines staff about submissions to the 2014 issue and how YOU can be a part of the Coastlines staff!
Job Interviewing Techniques Workshop
3PM, CU 321, Boca Raton campus
Luis Santiago, Assistant Director for Career Education at Florida Atlantic University Career Development Center, will be teaching English majors and minors how to ace a job interview.
Mark Scroggins presents his paper, “Ruskin’s Rock,” for the first Brown Bag lecture of the year. 12PM. Boca Raton campus, CU 321
For more information contact the Department of English at 561-297-3830 or at firstname.lastname@example.org