EGSA Digest 02.28.14

EGSA,

 

I’m afraid I don’t have time to comment on or persuade you to attend the events listed below. They are probably outrageously funny. They will certainly be delightful. I can, however, tell you about a completely irrelevant teaching moment that will help you waste ten seconds of the five minutes you had resigned yourself to wasting when you decided to open this email, so keep your eyes open for that.

 

Announcements

 

20CRS, Today, 2:30–3:30pm, CS 4th

  • Dr. Robert Hamner, “Derek Walcott: Postcolonial Critical Issues”

Bad Wine, Bad Poetry Night, Tonight, 7-10pm, Reids’ (4512 Athens Ave.)

  • Bring cheap wine, an hors d’oeuvre, or bad poetry to share.

Upcoming Events

 

Professional Development Thing, Fri., 4 Apr., 2:30–3:30pm, CS 4th

  • “Life After Coursework: Prelims, Prospectus, and Dissertation”

19CRS, Fri., 4 Apr., 2:30–3:30pm, CS 4th

  • Dr. Melissa Bailes, “The Psychologization of Geological Catastrophe in Mary Shelley’s The Last Man”

So I told a student last week to drastically narrow the scope of his paper, suggesting that he begin by completely avoiding the word “society.” This week he handed in “The Internet and the Population.” You win this round, keen wordsmith.

 

Jeremy Leatham

EGSA Secretary