English Events

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Wednesday, March 18, 2020

CANCELED Workshop: “Postmodern Myths: Exploring the Myths of the Past in a Postmodern Future”

Humanities and Social Sciences building, Rm. 219

This workshop has been canceled

This workshop looks at the concept of myth in a postmodern context and how the fluid nature of truth in postmodern thought affects how we conceive the mythic, and it investigates the past to trace the mythic in modern and popular culture through politics, video games, fiction, art, adaptation studies, and other areas where the concept of myth informs the present and crafts the future.

Panelists: Veronica Watson, Jeff Ambrose, and Thomas Slater (Department of English)

This workshop is free and open to the community.

Learn more about the Dessy-Roffman Myth Collaborative series of spring workshops at IUP.

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

CANCELED Film Screening: Una

HSS 225

This even has been canceled.

This evening's film, Una (2016), is based on a controversial British play about the repercussions of sexual abuse.

Stage to Screen is a free, introductory cinema course designed to provide participants with an opportunity to learn about film adaptations of major theatrical works in a low-stakes environment. The Spring 2020 semester series includes five films to be shown in in HSS 225 with selected readings and a preface by Literature and Criticism PhD student Caroline Speller accompanying each film. To gain a little more insight and discuss more, go to the blog at https://stagetoscreen.art.blog/. 

Attendance vouchers available.

Saturday, April 4, 2020

CANCELED Workshop: “Epic: The Myth in Epic Narratives”

Humanities and Social Sciences building, Rm. 307

This workshop has been canceled.

The epic genre is a typical mode for elements of the mythic. Epic narratives capture a broad snapshot of human experience.

Panelists will discuss how the epic mode allows us to explore what is myth; how do questing, pilgrimage, journey, and transformation narratives shape the discourse around what a myth is; and how we do we talk about it. They also will discuss what points of connection epics have in current scholarship, and how personal narratives (diaries, journals, memoirs) use elements of the epic narrative.

English Graduate Organization Conference special panel: Melanie Holm, Joseph Sanpietro (Department of English)

This workshop is free and open to the community.

Learn more about the Dessy-Roffman Myth Collaborative series of spring workshops at IUP.

Friday, April 10, 2020

CANCELED Workshop: “Real Myths: Anthropology of the Mythic, Marvelous, and Monstrous”

Humanities and Social Sciences building, Rm. 219

This workshop has been canceled.

This workshop will explore examples of real myths, marvels, and monsters.

Examples can range from examples in literature (such as Frankenstein’s monster, magical realism, miracle narratives and plays, retellings of myth, animism, and more) to documented examples of popular myths (like creature myths such as Sasquatch, dragons, and fairy tales), historical or archeological research focusing on the mythic, and theories surrounding how the mythic, marvelous, and monstrous are represented in literature, society and history.

Panelists: Theresa Smith (Religious Studies), Benjamin Ford and Abigail Adams (Anthropology) This workshop is free and open to the community.

Learn more about the Dessy-Roffman Myth Collaborative series of spring workshops at IUP.

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