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Department News & Events

Fall 2017

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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

Orphie and the Book of Heroes: Sept. 28-Oct 15
The Busy Body: Nov. 2-12
One Acts for Charity: Nov. 29-Dec. 2
Macbeth: Feb. 15-25
Equus: April 12-29
Premieres: May 2-5


Screening of Suzanne Barnard and Sofia Borges Maxamba (documentary on the history and inhabitants of the now demolished Quinta da Vitórian eighborhood of Lisbon, Portugal)
Sept. 8, 7-9 p.m., Power Center

Dissertation Presentation:
Ian Butcher will present his dissertation entitled: Reading the Culture Wars in the New Academic Novel, 1984-Present
Monday Sept. 11, 2pm 
Fisher Hall 714

Screening of Chris Ivey's East of Liberty
(documentary on race, class, and gentrification in Pittsburgh)
September 28, 5-8 p.m. (Location TBA)

"The Conversion of Gregory Zilboorg: Faith Hope and Charity"
"Faith and Hope" at 2 p.m.
"Hope and Charity" at 4 p.m
September 29, 2 p.m. & 4 p.m., Simon Silverman Phenomenology Center

Latinos Beyond Reel. Challenging a Media Stereotype
(film screening for National Hispanic Heritage Month)
October 3, 7 p.m., 104 College Hall

Book Discussion-Supporting Muslim Students: A Guide to Understanding the Diverse Issues of Today's Classrooms
The Consortium for Christian-Muslim Dialogue
October 11, 4 p.m. (Location TBA)

Guest Speakers:

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

September 15
Dr. Christopher Moore- The Origin of the Word ‘Philosopher' (Philosophos)
Dr. Christopher Moore us an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Penn State University
2:30 p.m., Simon Silverman Phenomenology Center

September 15
Dr. David Kergel - Semiotics and Online-Learning
Dr. David Kergel, Research Fellow, Carl von Ossietzky Universität (Germany)
3 p.m., 119 Union

September 21
Dr. Cathleen Appelt - Identity and Priorities for Social Change: An Exploration of AfricanAmerican Women's Perspectives on the Current Maternal-Child Health Crisis\
Dr. Cathleen Appelt is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at Duquesne University.

October 3
Dr. Amy Allen:
-Diversity & Inclusion: Faculty Hiring and Graduate Student Recruitment 12:15, 119 Union
-Foucault and the Problem of Psychoanalysis 4 p.m., Simon Silverman Phenomenology Center
Dr. Amy Allen is Professor and Chair of Philosophy, Penn State University

October 7
Len Komoroski (BA 1982, Journalism) - He will provide some executive insights, followed by Q&A about careers in sports
CEO, Cleveland Cavaliers/Quicken Loans Arena
9:30 a.m., Rockwell Hall (Room TBD)

October 13
Dr. Mari Ruti - Socrates' Mistake: Lacan on Love
Professor of Critical Theory, Harvard University and University of Toronto
2:30 p.m., Simon Silverman Phenomenology Center

October 19
Dr. Ñusta Carranza Ko - Forced Sterilization of Peruvian Indigenous Women
Assistant Professor of Political Science, Ohio Northern University
4:30 p.m., 644 College Hall

October 19
Dr. Timothy Sweet - Moby-Dick and Nineteenth-Century Extinction Discourse
Eberly Family Distinguished Professor of American Literature, West Virginia University
4:30 p.m., 104 College Hall

October 23
"America and the Road to War, 1914-1917"
Dr. Michael Neiberg, Stimson Chair of the Department of National Security and Strategy at the US Army War College
7 p.m., Power Center

October 26
Matthew Ussia - The Infinite Terror of Open Spaces
Matthew Ussia is an Instructor of Writing in the Department of English and Theater Arts at Duquesne.

October 31
Poetry Reading by Myung Mi Kim
Professor of English, University of Buffalo
7 p.m. (location TBA)

November 16
Daniel Burston - Dust and Fog, Fire and Salt: Karl Stern's Emigré Experience
Daniel Burston is an Associate Professor in the Psychology Department.

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

Mon Sept 18 at 7 pm, Genesius Theater, rehearsal hall
Skyler Sunday, poetry; Annie Hilenski, fiction; and Brianna Brown, poetry

Tues Oct 31 at 4:30 pm, Genesius Theater
Trevor Root, poetry, and Myung Mi Kim, poetry

Tues Nov 14 at 7 pm, Genesius Theater, rehearsal hall
Elizabeth Breese, poetry, and Karen Dwyer, fiction


October 6-8
Pop-Up Museum: Things & Stories that Make Duquesne
Presented by the Materiae Learning Community and organized by Dr. Alima Bucciantitni, Assistant Professor of History


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

Sept 15
Dr. Stuart Kurland presenting "Shakespeare in the Age of Trump: Coriolanus and the Politics of Intolerance"
Rachael Owen presenting "Orientation and Interpellation of the Gender NonconformingSubject"

Oct 13
Nicole Aceto presenting "Presentation of Masculine National Identity Through Violence on Women's Bodies in Alan Moore and Eddie Campbell's From Hell"
Marla Anzalone presenting "'Returning, resuming, I thread my way through hospitals:' Recursive Memory in Walt Whitman's 'The Wound Dresser'"

Nov. 10
Dr. Greg Barnhisel presenting "The Yankee Who Was 'Nearly Nazi': Norman Holmes Pearson at the Birth of American Studies"
Amy Dick presenting "Britomart's Horse: Images of Desire, Chastity, and Good Horsemanship"
See more information here

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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