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October 2020

Nimrod’s Virtual Conference for Readers and Writers

October 17, 2020 @ 8:00 am - November 18, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

Join us for our first-ever Virtual Conference for Readers and Writers! Oct. 17-Nov. 18, 2020 For 41 years, Nimrod has hosted an in-person, all-day writing conference in conjunction with the publication of our fall issue. While we’ve had to cancel this year’s in-person events due to the pandemic, we’re thrilled to host our first-ever all-virtual Conference for Readers and Writers. This year’s Conference will feature a month of virtual panel discussions, craft talks/writing workshops, Q&As and one-on-one critique sessions with members of…

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November 2020

All the Weight of Our Dreams: On Living Racialized Autism – Authors’ Panel

November 15, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Free

Two first-year writing courses are studying Lydia X. Z. Brown, E. Ashkenazy, and Morénike Giwa Onaiwu's anthology, All the Weight of Our Dreams: On Living Racialized Autism. During this online event, anthology co-editor Lydia X. Z. Brown, along with contributor Angel McCorkle and Autistic Women and Nonbinary Network Founding Executive Director Sharon DaVanport, will discuss the anthology, share brief readings from it, and respond to student questions submitted in advance. This panel is being sponsored by the Writing Program and…

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March 2021

Zombies, Seances, and the Unrestful Dead: Art after the Pandemic

March 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

Elizabeth Outka is the author of "Viral Modernism: The Influenza Pandemic and Interwar Literature," a work about literary and artistic responses to the early 20th century Flu Pandemic and the ways in which it shaped modern culture. In her talk she will discuss pandemics featured in art and literature, connecting 1918 to 2020 and focusing on the flu’s surprising connection to zombies, spiritualism, and poems like T. S. Eliot’s “The Waste Land." Register via Zoom.

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April 2021

EGSA Virtual Symposium – Panic! Textual Reactions to Extreme Moments in Time

April 3 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Free

Due Date for 250-word proposals: March 20, 2021 Sponsor: English Graduate Student Association Co-Sponsor(s): Women and Gender Studies Program   2021 marks the anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre, characterized by the intersection of various forms of panic: racial, gendered, sexual, economic and cultural. There were approximately 800 people admitted to the hospital, about 6,000 Black people left homeless and 39 people dead. This year's symposium will draw attention to the panic that underlay the hate crimes committed during this…

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