Graduate Student Calendar

2016 Calendar

 

August

2 - Justin Sevenker will be presenting his dissertation, "Old English Composition: Literacy and the History of English in the United States" (2:00 PM - 501 CL)

8 - Katherine Kidd will be presenting her dissertation, "The (Class) Struggle is Real(ly Queer): A Bilateral Intervention into Working-Class Studies and Queer Theory" (11:00 AM - 501 CL)

 

September

8 - The Speakeasy Reading Series presents, "Meet the First Years, Pt. 1" (6:30 PM - 501 CL)

10 - Literature Program Student/Faculty Welcome Mixer (5:30 PM - 938 N. Negley Ave.)

15 - The Speakeasy Reading Series presents, "Meet the First Years, Pt. 2" (6:00 PM - 501 CL)

23 - The Fall Placement Workshop Series: Job Market Orientation Session (2:00-3:00 PM - 512 CL)

23 - EGSO Welcome Back Picnic (3:30-6:30 PM - Schenley Park, Westinghouse Shelter)

29 - The Speakeasy Reading Series presents, "Meet the First Years, Pt. 3" (6:00 PM - 501 CL)

30 - The Fall Placement Workshop Series: Cover Letter I (2:00-3:00 PM - 512 CL)

 

October

1 - The Film Studies Graduate Student Organization’s annual graduate conference: “Family Ties: Kinship, Collaboration, and Power in Film and Media." More information about times, locations, and presenters can be found at http://fsgso.pitt.edu (9:30 AM – 7:45 PM)

7 - The Fall Placement Workshop Series: Dissertatin Abstract (2:00-3:00 PM - 512 CL)

14 - The Fall Placement Workshop Series: Cover Letter II / CV (2:00-3:00 PM - 512 CL)

13 - The Speakeasy Reading Series presents, "2nd and 3rd Years Read" (6:00 PM - 501 CL)

18 - RSA Welcome event, with research talks by PhD students Jen Saltmarsh (English), Sydney Pasquinelli (Communications), & Will Penman (English - CMU) - 12:00-2:00 PM - 501 CL)

21 - The Fall Placement Workshop Series: Teaching Statement / Portfolio (2:00-3:00 PM - 512 CL)

21 - The Writers' Café presents a talk by Carl Kurlander, Senior Lecturer - Unversity of Pittsburgh, titled "Making A Scene: How Everything Horrible in Life Can Make Good Material for the Movies" (3:30-5:30 PM - 317B O'Hara Student Center)

27 - The Speakeasy Reading Series presents, "Spookeasy! with Guest Readers" (6:00 PM - 501 CL)

 

November

9 - Poetry and Practice Community Workshop, facilitated by Black Poets Speak Out Co-founders Jericho Brown, Mahogany Browne, and Amanda Johnston. Registration information can be found here: http://www.kelly-strayhorn.org​ (6:30-7:30 PM - Kelly-Strayhorn Theater’s Alloy Studios, 5530 Penn Avenue)

9 - Black Poets Speak Out Pittsburgh Community Reading - Registration information can be found here: http://www.kelly-strayhorn.org​ (7:30-8:30 - Kelly-Strayhorn Theater’s Alloy Studios, 5530 Penn Avenue)

10 - As part of the Race, Poetics, Empire series of events, Priya Joshi, from Temple University, will be presenting “Retrofitting the Theory of the Novel." The event will be sponsored by the Literature Program, the English Department, the Cultural Studies Program, the Global Studies Program, and the Humanities Center (4-5:30 - 602 CL)

10 - Black Poets Speak Out Reading, a Reading and Q&A with Co-Founders of Black Poets Speak Out: Jericho Brown, Mahogany Browne, and Amanda Johnston. #BPSO videos will be screened between readers. A reception will follow the event. (5:30 PM - Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, Schenley Drive)

17 - The Speakeasy Reading Series (6:00 PM - 501 CL)

18 - Graduate Fellowships Info Meeting (1:30-3:00 PM - 501 CL)

 

December

1 - The Speakeasy Reading Series (6:00 PM - 501 CL)

2 - The Fall Placement Workshop Series: Interview Orientation (2:00-3:00 PM - 512 CL)

5-9 - The Fall Placement Workshop Series: Mock Interviews (TBD)

9 - All bound and approved MFA manuscripts for graduating MFA students are due to the Graduate Administrator (12:00 PM - 529C CL)