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Department News & Events

Spring 2018

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For information about upcoming Coffee House Reading events, click here.

The Fall 2017-Spring 2018 Theater Schedule

Red Masquers 2017-2018

Macbeth: Feb. 15-25
Equus: April 12-29
Premieres: May 2-5


Internship Expo
The College will be sponsoring its first annual Internship Expo for sophomore and junior students
February 20, 4-7PM in the Africa room

World Poetry Day
March 21

Guest Speakers:

Unless noted, all guest speaker events are on Thursdays at 4:30, Berger Gallery in College Hall.

February 8
Jackie Smith - Human Rights in the 21st Century: Roles and Strategies for Scholars
Jackie Smith is professor of sociology at the University of Pittsburgh.

March 1
Kathy M. Newman - The Art of Das Kapital: Why Contemporary Artists Are Turning to Marx
Kathy M. Newman is Associate Professor of Literary and Cultural Studies at Carnegie Mellon where she writes about the history of mass culture in the US with an emphasis on representation and social change.

Coffee House Readings

The Coffee House Reading Series is a monthly reading of creative writing at the Genesius Theater from 7-9pm. Organized and sponsored by Duquesne University's English Department, the series aims to develop the creative writing and arts community on Duquesne's campus by inviting established writers to present their work along side the work of students and other emerging writers. You can view the current semester's schedule of readings below. For more information, contact barrettf@duq.edu

Tues Jan 30 at 7 pm, Genesius Theater, rehearsal hall
Cameron Barnett, poetry
Chris Girman, creative nonfiction

Thurs Mar 15 at 4:30 pm, Genesius Theater, rehearsal hall
Jim Daniels
Keely Bowers, fiction

Tues Apr 17 at 7 pm, Genesius Theater, rehearsal hall
Brent House, poetry
Clare Beams, fiction


All Colloquia begin at 3:00 pm in 644 College Hall.

Feb 16
Courtney Mullis, presentation to be determined

Mar 23
Speakers to be determined

Apr 20
Speakers to be determined

Please contact Josie Rush (rushj@duq.edu) and Rochel Gasson (gassonr@duq.edu) to volunteer to present or to make inquiries.

Alumni Newsletter

Much Ado

 The department is proud to announce the publication of our Alumni newsletter, "Much Ado". First published in Spring 2008, the newsletter was developed as a way for our graduates to stay up-to-date with what is happening in the department, as well as with each other. The department hopes to publish a new issue each semester.

We want to hear from you! If you have had any works published, presented papers, received an award or new position, or participated in anything else that you think may be of interest to our Alumni, please let us know.

Also, let us know if you would like to be included on the newsletter email and/or mailing list.
Contact: Shawntaye Sledge, at (412)396-6420 or sledges@duq.edu

Current Issue:  Spring 2016
Fall 2017 Issue Coming Soon!

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