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 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

 


Spring 2016

(Upcoming)

 

27th Annual Josephine Gessner Ferguson Lecture"Shakespeare in America" 

Featuring James Shapiro (Columbia University)

Date: Thursday, April 28, 2016

Time: 6:00 PM 

Location: Freeman Auditorium, Woldenberg Art Center

Delivered annually in late March or early April, the Josephine Gessner Ferguson Lecture is the only endowed lecture in the Tulane English department.   It was established by Charles Ferguson and Barbara Ferguson Ginsberg in memory of their mother, Josephine, who was a student of English Literature at Newcomb College in Tulane University. Although it began as a lecture devoted exclusively to19th-century British literature, the Ferguson Lecture now considers literature from any of the traditional British periods. 

 



First Folio! Exhibition Grand Opening

Includes a Jazz Funeral for Shakespeare, conducted by Michael White and the Liberty Brass Band

Date: Monday, May 9, 2016

Time: 6:30 PM 

Location: Newcomb Hall, Newcomb Art Museum 

First Folio! Exhibiton opens on the Tulane campus with a Jazz Funeral for Shakespeare, conducted by Michael White and the Liberty Brass Band, 6:30 pmhttp://newcombartmuseum.tulane.edu/portfolio-item/shakespeare-first-folio/http://firstfolio.tulane.edu 

Parking Information: 

https://newcombartmuseum.tulane.edu/first-folio-parking/

 



First Folio! HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER WORKSHOP 

conducted by Scott Oldenburg (Associate Professor, English Department, Tulane University)

Date: Sunday, May 15, 2016

Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM 

Location: Newcomb Art Museum

Open to the public, to participate, contact English Department, Tulane University, (504) 865-5160

 



Sonnets in the Gallery Poetry Reading 

featuring Peter Cooley (Professor, English Department, Tulane University and Poet Laureate of the State of Louisiana)

Date: Monday, May 16, 2016

Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM 

Location: Newcomb Art Museum 

Open to the public, to participate, contact English Department, Tulane University, (504)865-5160

 

 

 

A memorial service for Caecilia Davis-Weyer, Professor emerita of Medieval Art History at Tulane

A Reading by the Creative Writing Faculty: Thomas Beller, Peter Cooley, Zachary Lazar, and Jesmyn Ward

A Reading by Robert Stone

A Reading by Chang-rae Lee

Michael Ondaatje & Linda Saplding

Ferguson Lecture: Mark Samuels Lasner

Jericho Brown

A.S. Byatt

Josephine Gessner Ferguson Lecture: Ian Baucom

Poet Laureate Series: Robert Hass

Writers Writer Series:James Salter

Great Writers Series: Michael Ondaatje

Pierce Butler Chair Lecture: Robert Douglas-Fairhurst

Remembering Katrina: A 5th Anniversary Poetry Reading

Great Writers Series: Carlos Fuentes

Poet Laureate Series: Rita Dove

Writer's Writer Series: Edmund White

Writer's Writer Series: Deborah Eisenberg

Less-Than-Secret Lives: A Symposium on the Personal Essay

Great Writers Series: Joan Didion

Poet Laureate Series: Billy Collins

African Writers Symposium


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