Colloquia and Speaker Series | Department of English

Colloquia and Speaker Series

The English Department sponsors several colloquia and speaker series that provide students the opportunity to meet and learn from distinguished visiting scholars. The Medieval/Renaissance Colloquium, the 18th/19th Century Studies Colloquium, and the American Studies Colloquium host speakers throughout the year, often in conjunction with faculty and students from other campus programs. The Postwar Faculty Colloquium is an interdisciplinary group of UNT English and other faculty whose annual meeting in late March or early April is also open to students.


Medieval and Renaissance Colloquium

The Medieval and Renaissance Colloquium promotes the study of medieval and early modern literature among our faculty, graduate and undergraduate students. We host distinguished lectures, workshops, and master classes in order to study the premodern world from a variety of interdisciplinary perspectives. By participating in these activities, we sharpen critical thinking skills that allow us to assess anew how the past has shaped us and how we shape modern perceptions of the past.

On February 8, 2018, the Medieval and Renaissance Colloquium and Department of English will host Dr. Amy Rodgers, who will present "A Monster with a Thousand Faces: The Discursive Spectator in Early Modern England." Click here for more information.

For an archive of previous Med./Ren. posters and programs, click here.


18th- and 19th-Century Studies Colloquium

The 18th- and 19th-Century Studies Colloquium began as a speaker series and research group funded by two Team Mentoring Grants from the Office for Faculty Success, though it is now fully sponsored by the UNT English department. Transdisciplinary and transatlantic in focus, this colloquium offers faculty and students interested in the long 18th and 19th centuries an opportunity to hear distinguished scholars from around the country speak in formal and informal settings on a wide array of subjects and from a wide array of critical perspectives.

Our next event (co-sponsored with the American Studies Colloquium and the Women's and Gender Studies program) will be a talk on March 7 to be given by Dr. Ivy Schweitzer of Dartmouth College, entitled "Writing and Beyond in Indigenous North America: The Occom Network."

For an archive of previous 18th- and 19th-Century Group posters, click here.


Postwar Faculty Colloquium

The Department of English is a lead sponsor of UNT's Postwar Faculty Colloquium, a gathering of humanities faculty and researchers from our campus and across the DFW region in the period 1945-1975. The Colloquium meets for one day in late March or early April each year, during which presenters from English, Rhetoric and Composition, Communications, History, Media Studies, Art History, Political Science, and related areas share their current work in panel sessions. For the past three years, keynote presenters--distinguished visitors from nationally recognized universities--have concluded the morning and afternoon sessions with lectures on their current research. This year, the keynote speakers, Deborah Jaramillo of Boston University and Christopher Loss of Vanderbilt University, will also conduct a Master Class for UNT graduates and undergraduates the afternoon preceding the annual meeting.

Postwar Faculty Colloquium is a two-time recipient of a Team Mentoring Grant from the Office of Faculty Success. In addition to sponsorship from English, Postwar Faculty Colloquium is supported this year by the Office of Research and Innovation and several humanities departments.

Click here for more information on the Postwar Faculty Colloquium, along with information about its upcoming annual event on April 6, 2018.

For an archive of previous PFC posters and programs, see this page.

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