Thursday, Jan. 30th
4:00-6:00 p.m., The McNulty Institute (Tolentine 203)
► The Feminist Book Club
Join the McNulty Institute for Women's Leadership, the English Department and Gender and Women Studies for a discussion of Margaret Atwood's The Testaments. Spend the holiday break reading the book! There are a limited number of free copies of the book for those who are interested. Swing by Tolentine 203 to pick up a copy! To get an accurate count for food, please RSVP to email@example.com if you plan to participate.
Thursday, Jan. 30th
7:00-8:00 p.m., Speaker's Corner, Falvey Library
► Reading by Poet Brenda Shaughnessy
The 22nd Annual Villanova Literary Festival kicks off with poet Brenda Shaughnessy. She is the author of five poetry collections, including The Octopus Museum (coming in March 2019 from Knopf); So Much Synth (2016, Copper Canyon Press); Our Andromeda (2012), which was a finalist for the Kingsley Tufts Award, The International Griffin Prize, and the PEN Open Book Award. Her work has appeared in Best American Poetry, Harpers, The New York Times, The New Yorker, O Magazine, Paris Review, Poetry Magazine, and elsewhere.
Friday, Jan. 31st
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., The Inn at Villanova
► Masculinities Symposium
This event will showcase Villanova faculty and graduate student research on Masculinity Studies. Registration and breakfast will begin at 8:30 a.m. Lunch is included! Please preregister here.
Tuesday, Feb. 4th
7:00 p.m., Jack McShea's Pub, Ardmore
► James Joyce Birthday Celebration
Join this annual celebration of James Joyce, featuring Irish music, dance, and food. Organized by Villanova Irish Studies.
Thursday, April 2nd
4:00-5:30 p.m., Falvey 205
► Reading by Villanova English Alumna, Megan Angelo
Megan Angelo will be doing a reading from her first novel, Followers, which goes on sale on Jan. 14th. Publishers Weekly has given the novel a starred review and writes, “Spectacular… the tale skillfully builds to a terrifyingly believable climax…Angelo delivers a strong, consistently fascinating debut.” Kirkus Reviews has also given it a starred review and written, “Endless clever details and suspenseful plotting make this speculative-fiction debut an addictive treat.”
Wednesday, Feb. 5th
5:00 p.m., SAC 300
► Law School Panel
A panel consisting of English Professor Karen Graziano, Legal Writing Instructor Steve Shultz, and Villanova Law School faculty will discuss the writing skills students need to apply to and succeed in law school. The panel will also discuss how students can develop those crucial skills!
Friday, March 20th
10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., Dougherty East & West
► English Department Career Day
We are planning to hold our first ever Career Day specifically for English majors on Friday, March 20th, 2020. English Alumni panelists will talk about their careers and how they use their skills as an English Major. They will also offer reflections about the role an English degree plays in applying for, interviewing for, and working in your current field. We anticipate the panel will take roughly 45 minutes to an hour, including a Q & A. Afterwards, there will be a catered lunch for students and panelists.