Category English


Poetry Reading: It Shouldn’t Have Been Beautiful

Humanities Forum
Lia Purpura, writer-in-residence, English, UMBC
Tuesday, March 1, 4 p.m.
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

The sonorous and cerebral poems in Lia Purpura’s fourth collection, It Shouldn’t Have Been Beautiful, are wonderfully condensed dispatches from a virtuosic mind that pulse between a childlike awe at the things of this world and the hard-earned struggle in naming them. Known for taut lines that forge powerful revelations from life’s most inconsequential moments, Purpura has won national acclaim as both a poet and essayist. (Click heading for full description.)


MEMS Colloquium Lecture: Shakespeare Anniversary 2016

Humanities Forum
Frances Dolan, Distinguished Professor of English, University of California, Davis
‘Some wine, ho!’ Shakespeare, Women, and the Story of English Wine
Tuesday, March 29, 4 p.m.
University Center Room 312

What did Shakespeare’s contemporaries drink and what did they think about it? This talk explores the untold story of English wine and, in particular, the contributions of Shakespeare and women to that story. Frances Dolan will help us to understand the English dream of growing grapes and making wines, with examples that range from Shakespeare’s London to colonial Virginia, from the sixteenth century to popular depictions of that period today. (Click heading for full description.)

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English Department Reading Series: Ocean Vuong

English Department Reading Series
Ocean Vuong
Monday, April 18, 5 p.m.
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

The UMBC English Department invites you to the next installment of the 2015-2016 Reading Series, featuring poet Ocean Vuong. (Click headline for full description.)


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