Fall STD student-faculty colloquium is November 11

Professors Mike Theune and Bob Broad and junior Amy Fairgrieve will be featured at the Fall 2010 Student-Faculty Colloquium on Thursday, November 11. The topic:  “State of the Art: On Contemporary Poetry.”

Mike co-wrote an essay with Illinois State University professor Bob Broad on “How We Value Contemporary Poetry: An Empirical Inquiry,” which appears in the latest issue of College English 73.2 (November 2010). It’s the first attempt to empirically study the ways we assess contemporary poetry, and Mike and Bob will talk about their collaborative project.

Join your fellow English lit- and writing-lovers for presentations on faculty-student research and the traditional pizza and pop! The event is scheduled from 4:15-6:00 p.m. at the home of Professor Bob Bray, 413 Phoenix Ave. (just east of Shaw Hall), where the gatherings are traditionally held. Who says lightning doesn’t strike twice in the same spot?

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