department of english

Upcoming Events


Thursday, March 20, 2014:Tayari Jones
A recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award in Fine Arts from the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Tayari Jones is a graduate of Spelman College, The University of Iowa, and Arizona State University. She is an Associate Professor in the MFA program at Rutgers-Newark University, where she was awarded with a Board of Trustees Award for Scholarly Excellence, the Presidential Fellowship for Teaching Excellence, a Leader in Faculty Diversity Award. Her work has been supported by The National Endowment for the Arts and The United States Artists Foundation and the arts councils of Arizona and Illinois. She spent the 2011-12 academic year at Harvard University as a Radcliffe Institute Fellow, researching her forthcoming novel, Dear History.
7:00 p.m. Student Union Majestic Palm Room

Monday, March 24, 2014: Brown Bag Series- Professor Regis Mann , "Theorizing freedom as an Economy of Violence in Harriet Wilson's Our Nig."
12pm p.m. CU 321

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - Thursday April 17, 2014
The English Graduate Student Society will be having their Spring 2014 Graduate Student Conference.

Past Events

Friday, March 14, 2014: English Students vs. English Faculty Spelling Bee. Are you up for the challenge? The English club is hoting a Spelling Bee- English Students vs. English Faculty. Up for prize is a $20 Visa Gift Card and Bragging Rights.
3:00 p.m. CU 321, Boca Campus

Thursday, February 27, 2014: English Internship Information Session Come learn about the English Internship Program and how to set yourself up for success. Check out the flyer! 3:30-4:30 p.m. AH 209, Boca Raton campus

Wednesday, February 26, 2014:

Tuesday, February 25, 2014: What Can I Do With My English Degree?
Come and learn more about life after English and what you can do with your degree. The workshop is open to English undergraduates and undecided students.Check out the flyer! 3:30-4:30 p.m. AH 205, Boca Raton campus

T hursday, February 20, 2014: William Boggess William Boggess began his career at Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, before working at Barer Literary as the agency assistant until 2010.  After leaving for two years to work on the editorial side at Little, Brown and Company, he is returning to represent literary fiction and narrative nonfiction, as well as provide editorial support for the agency’s authors.  He grew up in the mountains of North Carolina, and attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

7:00 p.m. Student Union Majestic Palm Room

Thursday, January 16, 2014: Timothy Donnelly Timothy Donnelly is the author of Twenty-seven Props for a Production of Eine Lebenszeit (Grove, 2003) and The Cloud Corporation (Wave, 2010; Picador, 2011), winner of the 2012 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award. With John Ashbery and Geoffrey G. O’Brien he is the co-author of Three Poets published by Minus A Press in 2012.. He is a recipient of The Paris Review’s Bernard F. Conners Prize and fellowships from the New York State Writers Institute and the Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. He is the poetry editor of Boston Review and teaches in the Writing Program at Columbia University’s School of the Arts.4:00 p.m., Schmidt Center Gallery

Thursday January 24, 2014: Brian Turner Brian Turner is the author of two collections of poetry—Here, Bullet and Phantom Noise (Alice James Books; 2005, 2010). Both collections are also available in the U.K. from Bloodaxe Books (2007, 2010). Here, Bullet is a New York Times “Editor’s Choice” selection and has won numerous awards (including the 2005 Beatrice Hawley Award and the 2007 Poets Prize). The 2009-2010 Amy Lowell Traveling Poetry Scholar, Turner has also been awarded a 2009 USA Hillcrest Fellowship, an NEA Fellowship, and a Lannan Literary Fellowship. His work has been published in Poetry Daily, The Virginia Quarterly Review, The Georgia Review, and others. He teaches at Sierra Nevada College. 7:00 p.m. Student Union Majestic Palm Room


10/15/13 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

10/17/13 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

10/23/13 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

11/05/13 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

11/08/13 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

11/12/13 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


For more information contact the Department of English at 561-297-3830 or at english@fau.edu

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