English Department Events

The Rare Book Open House

By Damian StockliThe Goddard Library’s Archives and Special Collections opened its doors to visitors Wednesday, November 16th at 10:00 AM for the annual Rare Book Open House, where each of Prof. Neuman’s student archivists presented a rare book—and its charming idiosyncrasies—from the Jonas Clark collection to visiting students and faculty. I’ve had the privilege of meeting…

Clark University’s Chapter of Sigma Tau Delta Used Book Sale

By Christina Rose WalcottOn Wednesday, November 30th, from 1:30-3:30pm in the Academic Commons of the Goddard Library, Clark University’s chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the International English Honors Society, set up at the pop-up to station their used book sale. A wide variety of books were sold from The Way to Cook by Julia Childs…

Queer Comedy Presents: “The Lesbian Avengers and the Possibilities of Queer Feminist Humor”

By Christina Rose WalcottCW: brief discussions of sexual, racial, and homophobic violence as well as some “citational swearing” On Thursday, October 20th at 4:30pm, Kristen Leng, an associate professor of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at UMass Amherst, gave her first public talk since the pandemic on her current paper in progress about the Lesbian…

Robin Tran’s Stand-Up Comedy Show at Clark University

By Christina Rose WalcottCW: racism, depression, suicide Robin Tran visited Clark University for the second event in the “Queer Comedy Presents” series organized by Professors Elizabeth Blake and Rox Samer. If you are interested in getting to see her in action, the stand up comedian was recently featured in That’s My Time with David Letterman,…

Class Visit: Robin McLean

By Monica SagerRobin McLean returned to Clark University to speak with Professor Michael Carolan’s “Creative Writing: Advanced Fiction” class and hold a discussion about her most recent fiction novel, which was an instant hit. “They had quite the experience with Robin,” Carolan said. Carolan’s class read McLean’s “Pity the Beast,” which is currently long listed…

Panel Including Dr. Senquiz Discusses “Passing”

By Monica Sager Visiting Assistant Professor Dr. Kourtney Senquiz sat on a panel March 15 as part of Boston College’s screening of Rebecca Hall’s movie “Passing.” The group was invited to a virtual screening March 14 and brought back for the panel discussion the following day. Senquiz, who is currently working on a transcript on…