Archive of Events

AY 2011-2012

Nov 9: Rose Metal Press Editors Kathleen Rooney & Abigail Beckel on publishing (Murphy)

Nov 9-12: A Midsummer's Night Dream

Nov 17: Word Garden, 8PM (Emma Yingling, Johnny English)

Dec 1: Word Garden, 8PM (Amanda Blackmon, Laura Klasek, David Moskowitz)

AY 2010-2011

Aug 6: Word Garden Student Creative Writing Reading Series

Sep 2: Creative Writing emphasis informational meeting (Murphy Seminar Room)

Sep 9: Word Garden Student Creative Writing Reading Series

Sep 12: Travel Humor Workshop with Mel White and Hope Coulter, Part I

Sep 14: Comedy Film Series: Modern Times (Murphy Seminar Room)

Sep 23: Simon Critchley, "How to Laugh at Foreigners" (Murphy Foundation)

Sep 26: Travel Humor Workshop with Mel White and Hope Coulter, Part II

Sep 30: Word Garden Student Creative Writing Reading Series

Oct 19: Community Cinema, Reel Injun: On the Trail of the Hollywood Indian (Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN))

Oct 20-23: Harry Ransom Humanities Center archival research trip: Jake Brooks, Lira Mondal, Claire Burns, Lily Carrington-Rowley, David Moscowitz, and Dr. Stuber.

Oct 24: ShopTalk Poetry Brunch with Melissa Range

Oct 26: English Department Discussion Series: Lydia Davis stories

Oct 28: "An Evening of Humor with Lydia Davis" (Murphy Foundation)

Nov 4: Word Garden Student Creative Writing Reading Series

Nov 9: Comedy Film Series: The Awful Truth (Murphy Seminar Room)

Nov 18: Jonathan Safran Foer, "Why Jews Laugh at Things that Aren't Funny" (Murphy Foundation & Crain-Maling JCC)

Dec 2: Word Garden Student Creative Writing Reading Series

Jan 20: Word Garden Student Creative Writing Reading Series

Jan 27: Shop Talk with Matthew Pitt

Feb 1: English Department Discussion Series

Feb 3: Word Garden Student Creative Writing Reading Series

Feb 17: Jack Pendarvis, "Musin's and Thinkin's" (Murphy Foundation)

Feb 24: Word Garden Student Creative Writing Reading Series

Mar 3: Drake Lecture Series: Poet A. Van Jordan

Mar 9: Crain-Maling JCC Film Series: Lost Embrace (dicussion by Dr. Dorian Stuber)

Mar 17: Word Garden Student Creative Writing Reading Series

Mar 29: English Department Discussion Series

Mar 31: Word Garden Student Creative Writing Reading Series

Apr 5: Comedy Film Series: The Bandit's Visit (Murphy Seminar Room)

Apr 8-12: Arkansas Literary Festival - ShopTalk with novelist John Brandon (Murphy)

Apr 14: "An Evening wth Murphy Visiting Poet Alan Michael Parker"

Apr 21: Word Garden Student Creative Writing Reading Series

Apr 28: The Aonian Literary and Visual Art Contest Winners' Reception, Reading, & Exhibit

AY 2009-2010

Sep 1: writer Francine Prose (Murphy Foundation)

Sep 15 & 16: poet Zachary Schomburg read his poetry, ran one-on-one workshops, and conducted a prose poem class (Murphy Foundation)

Sep 17: Senior thesis topics due

Sep 24: English Department Discussion Series: "What is close reading?"

Oct 2: Warwick Sabin, Oxford American publisher (Crain-Maling)

Oct 6: graphic novelist Art Spiegelman (Murphy Foundation & Crain-Maling)

Oct. 8: Word Garden reading series featuring student writers Gabe Pesek, Mica Hamilton, Claire Hortens

Oct 14-17: Student research trip to the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center at U.T.-Austin (Murphy)
Oct 18: Hendrix celebrates the life of Dr. Kenneth Story, a teacher, scholar, advisor, and mentor in the Department of English from 1972 until 2000. Ken passed away on June 19, 2009. Ken was a dear friend who contributed so richly to the betterment of our lives and to those of our students through his erudition, incomparable wit, loyalty, and generosity of spirit.

Oct. 29: Word Garden reading series featuring student writers Amanda Blackmon, Catherine PiazzaReagan Healey

Nov 4: Schmelvis screening (Crain-Maling)

Nov 5: English Department Discussion Series: Sontag's "On Photography"

Nov 9: visiting poet Jorie Graham (Murphy Foundation)

Nov. 19: Word Garden reading series featuring student writers Travis Bolling, Booth Owens, Newman Wheat

Dec 3: Word Garden reading series featuring student writers Rebecca Harrison, Lara Assaf, Joseph HaydenKatie Rice

Jan 28: Word Garden reading series

Feb 2: ShopTalk poetry workshop with Sandy Longhorn

Feb 11: Word Garden reading series

Feb 11: English Department Discussion series

Feb 25: Word Garden reading series

Mar 4: Tarzan panel with Alex Vernon, Guy Reynolds, and Harry Stecopoulos (Drake Lectureship)

Mar 23 or 25: Word Garden reading series

Mar 30: William Blake scholar Joseph Viscomi (Murphy Foundation)

Apr TBD: Shoptalk: fictionist Brock Clarke

Apr 6: poet Clint Catalyn

Apr 8: Word Garden reading series

Apr 22: Word Garden reading series

Apr 22: Internet film writer and cinephile Girish Shambu

Apr 30: The Aonian reading and reception

AY 2008-2009

Sep 23: English Department Discussion Series: "How should one read a book?"

Sep 25: playwright David Henry Hwang (Murphy Foundation)

Oct 9: writer Peter Ho Davies (Murphy Foundation)

Fall Break: senior thesis working title due

Oct 30: Word Garden student reading series: Colleen Mayo, Mason Boling, Savannah Saunders

Oct 31: Halloween marathon reading of Paradise Lost, about fifty readers, in honor of Milton's 400th birthday (9 Dec. 1608)

Nov 6: English Department Discussion Series: "The universe (which others call the Library)..."

Nov 12: Milton Society president Dr. Diana Trevino Benet

Nov 13: Word Garden student reading series: Matt Sharos, Claire Hortens, Will Brown

Thanksgiving Break: senior thesis prospectus due

Dec 4: Word Garden student reading series: Rae Hamacker, Nate Carnes, Newman Wheat

Jan 22: Word Garden student reading series: Missy Moore, Rosie Valdez, Lauren Klaskala

Feb 5: Word Garden student reading series: Joseph Hayden, Martha Gary, Robin Ferris-Hanson

Feb 19: ShopTalk with writer and editor Adam Peterson (Murphy Foundation). From Adam's blog about his visit: "Tyrone's students were fantastic. I've never seen such an enthusiastic writing community among undergraduates, and all of the work I heard was great, too. Ty has a good thing going there. In particular, I enjoyed talking with Robin, Adam, Rae, Sarah, Zora, Heather, and I'm sure several others whose names are slipping my mind. I got to hear a remarkably earnest conversation about Foucault. I wanted to hug all of the participants. I wanted to believe in something again."

Feb 19: Word Garden student reading series: Dane Nielson, Adam Iddings, Bernice McMillian

Mar 3: English Department Discussion Series: "Of what use are the humanities?"

Mar 5: visiting poet Bei Dao (Murphy Foundation)

Mar 16: writer Max Apple (Jewish Cultural Center/Murphy Foundation)

Mar 19: Word Garden student reading series: Lara Asaaf, Zac Hale, Heather McPherson

Mar 20: Fine Arts Bookmaking Workshop with Melissa Gill

Mar 24: playwright Frank Chin (Murphy Foundation)

Apr 2: Word Garden student reading series: Hannah Bakker-Arkema, Sarah Hughes, Katie Rice, Tyrone Jaeger

Apr 3 & 4: Fine Arts Bookmaking Workshop with Melissa Gill

Apr 16: Creative writing shoptalk with poet Bruce Guernsey

Apr 20: Creative Writing shoptalk with fictionist and nonfictionist Wells Tower

AY 2007-2008

Sep 6: poetry workshop with Michael Salinger (Murphy Foundation)

Sep 11-15: playwright Suzan-Lori Parks (Murphy Foundation)

Oct. 10: Senior Thesis topics due to Dr. Vernon, with thesis advisor signature.

Oct. 18: Hendrix English department alumnus, novelist and short story writer, Trenton Lee Stewart

Oct. 21-13: science fiction writer Joe Haldeman (Murphy Foundation)

Nov 3: Workshop, "The Invisible Art of Editing: A Magazine Editor's View," with Marc Smirnoff of the Oxford American

Nov 5: Ly Lan, Vietnamese writer and translator of Harry Potter; and Mart Stewart, Fulbright scholar to Vietnam (Buthman).

Nov 6: sophomore English majors' meeting with faculty

Nov 20: Senior thesis prospectus due to Dr. Vernon and to thesis advisor.

March: novelist and memoirist Maxine Hong Kingston (Murphy Foundation & Drake Series)

Apr 3: Renaissance scholar Park Honan (Murphy Foundation)

Apr 8: visiting poet Craig Raine (Murphy Foundation)

AY 2006-2007

Oct. 3: graduate student panel featuring three deparmental alumni currently pursuing PhDs in English (Murphy Foundation)

Oct. 18-19: novelist Jane Smiley (Murphy Foundation)

Nov: Dr. Vernon's Hemingway seminar visited the Hemingway Home & Museum in Piggott, Arkansas (Murphy Foundation)

Nov 28: former U.S. poet laureate Ted Kooser (Murphy Foundation)

Feb: novelist Richard Ford (Drake Series)

AY 2005-2006

Sept. 9-10: Dr. Chappell's Faulkner class visit to Oxford, Mississippi (Murphy Foundation)

Oct 5-8: Poet Aaron McCollough, winner of the Sawtooth Poetry Prize. Lecture on "Becoming a Poet," and a talk with students about the business of poetry (Drake Series)

Oct 20: Five English major alumni working in non-academic careers visit with our majors (Murphy Foundation)

Oct: screenwriter/producer/director John Sacret Young (China Beach; A Rumor of War; The West Wing)

Nov 7: poet Mark Jarman (Murphy Foundation)

Feb 17-18: Hendrix hosts the ACS British Studies Symposium (Murphy Foundation)

Mar 21: visiting poet Samuel Hazo (Murphy Foundation)

Mar 28: writer Bary Lopez

Spring: Poet Christina Hutchins (Steele Center)

AY 2004-2005

Oct 6: graduate student panel featuring three deparmental alumni currently pursuing PhDs in English (Murphy Foundation)

Oct 21: visiting poet Donald Hall (Drake Series/Murphy Foundation)

Nov: Dr. Vernon's Hemingway seminar visited the Hemingway Home & Museum in Piggott, Arkansas (Murphy Foundation)

Feb 7: author Jane Jeong Trenka (Murphy Foundation)

Apr 11-12: poets and translators Kevin Bowen and Nguyen Chung (Murphy Foundation)

AY 2003-2004

Sep 4: literary critic Stephen Greenblatt (Murphy Foundation)

Sep: Dr. Chappell's Faulkner class visit to Oxford, Mississippi (Murphy Foundation)

Oct 23-24: visiting poet Kathleen Fishburn (Murphy Foundation)

Nov 6: novelist Tim O'Brien (Murphy Foundation)

spring: poet Miller Williams (Drake Series)

AY 2002-2003

Oct 3: writer Juliana "Makuchi" Nfah-Abbenyi (Murphy Foundation)

Apr 8: visiting poet Li-Young Lee (Murphy Foundation)