Study Abroad Information Session: London Calling! 2020Jane Wemhoener will be having an information session Monday, 21 October, 3pm, in Shanks Hall 370/380, for students interested in London Calling! 2020 (May 24-June 21, 2020).
Students will study literature, theatre, architecture, social issues, public discourse--with The City as textbook--in one of the world's greatest and most complex capitals.
Open to all majors! Receive 6 credits: English 4984 and Architecture 5974.
In 2020, participants have the opportunity to apply for a London internship that will extend their stay by two weeks and provide an additional 3 hours of VT credit.
Selection is competitive. Placements are in most fields except lab science.
Admission is by program-specific application only.
Oct 21 3:00 PM - 5:00 PMShanks Hall 370/380
Study Abroad Information Session: Spring Break Iceland Jane Wemhoener will be having an information session Tuesday, 22 October, 5:30pm, in Shanks Hall 370/380 for students interested in traveling to Iceland for spring break 2020.
This is an option for students enrolled in English 2684--Old Norse Literature: Land into Legend, which examines the Sagas and Eddas of Iceland, exploring Norse mythology, the building of a nation, and the men and women whose codes defined it.
Oct 22 5:30 PM - 7:30 PMShanks Hall 370/380
Visiting Writer Series: Brian BlanchfieldBrian Blanchfield is the author of three books of poetry and prose, including Proxies: Essays Near Knowing, for which he received a 2016 Whiting Award in Nonfiction, and A Several World, which won the 2014 James Laughlin Award. He lives in Moscow, Idaho, where he teaches at the University of Idaho. Brian will be reading his work on Thursday, October 24, 2019, at 7:30 p.m. in the Moss Arts Center.Oct 24 7:30 PM - 9:00 PMMoss Arts Center
English Career ConferenceStudent registration is now open for the 12th Annual Career Connections hosted by the Distinguished Alumni Board, Oct 24 & 25, 2019 in Owens and Shanks Halls. As part of the day you will have the opportunity to attend 3 Career Panels. Dress is business casual. A jacket and tie for men are not required; a shirt and a tie or polo and khakis are appropriate. Oct 25 3:00 PM - 5:00 PMShanks and Owens Halls
Loose Talk, Pragmatic Slack, and a Little Bit of MetaphorDaniel Hoek, Princeton University. In addition to conversational implicature, there is also conversational exculpature, a pragmatic process whereby some information is subtracted from what the speaker literally says. He gives a precise theory of this pragmatic content subtraction, and shows how it accounts for the phenomenon of "loose talk" about numbers and measurements. For instance, exculpature explains why you can say "Ellen arrived at six o'clock" without implying that Ellen arrived between 5:59 and 6:01 pm. Unlike extant pragmatic theories of loose talk, this explanation gets all the embedding facts right, and handles cases in which the loose contact of an assertion is stronger than its literal content. He will also indicate a few other phenomena that may be amenable to the exculpature-based treatment, such as Waltonian metaphors.Nov 08 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM370/380 Shanks Hall
Visiting Writer Series: Kyle DarganKyle Dargan is the author of five books of poetry, including Anagnorisis, which was awarded the 2019 Lenore Marshall Prize and longlisted for the 2019 Pulitzer Prize in poetry. His four previous collections, Honest Engine, Logorrhea Dementia, bouquet of Hungers and The Listening-were all published by the University of Georgia Press. For his work, he has also received the Cave Canem Poetry Prize, the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, and grants from the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities. His books have also been finalists for the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award and the Eric Hoffer Awards Grand Prize. Dargan has partnered with the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities to produce poetry programming at the White House and Library of Congress. He's worked with and supports a number of youth writing organizations such as 826DC, Writopia Lab, Young Writers Workshop and the Dodge Poetry high schools program. He is currently an Associate Professor of literature and Assistant Director of creative writing at American University, as well as the founder and editor of POST NO ILLS magazine. You can read ore about him here: http://www.american-boi.comNov 13 7:30 PM - 9:00 PMMoss Arts Center