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Led by award-winning scholar-teachers, this speaker series offers practical and inspiring one-hour sessions on today’s urgent challenges in the field, such as enrollment growth, inclusive and equitable curricula, and the relevance and value of the liberal arts.

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Cathy Day, Ball State University
"Helping English Majors Pivot from College to Career"
Paisley Rekdal, University of Utah
"Teaching Challenging Poems: Race, Appropriation and the Elegy"
Martin Puchner, Harvard University
"Transforming the Canon: The Challenge of World Literature"

Past Events

"Paths Forward for the Humanities" Events

"Helping English Majors Pivot from College to Career." Hosted by Cathy Day, Ball State University

This workshop emphasizes how faculty members have an important role to play in professionalizing English majors, and shares best practices for maintaining strong English enrollments and aiding in graduates' success.

"Teaching Challenging Poems: Race, Appropriation and the Elegy." Hosted by Paisely Rekdal, University of Utah

This workshop explores the complex and sometimes incendiary ways that three contemporary poets have depicted race, racism, and their own identity formation.

"Transforming the Canon: The Challenge of World Literature." Hosted by Martin Puchner, Harvard University

In this online event, Martin Puchner discusses reimagining the English Department as a center of world literature—with practical steps that departments and faculty members can take to effect this transformation.

Literature Events

The Odyssey with Emily Wilson

An exploration of why this work has endured and Q&A with Emily Wilson, translator of The Norton Library volume and Norton Critical Edition.

Mrs. Dalloway with Anne Fernald

An exploration of why this work has endured and Q&A with Anne Fernald, editor of The Norton Library volume and Norton Critical Edition.

Crime and Punishment with Michael R. Katz

An exploration of why this work has endured and Q&A with Michael R. Katz, translator of The Norton Library volume and Norton Critical Edition.

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight with Simon Armitage

An exploration of why this work has endured and Q&A with Simon Armitage, translator of The Norton Library volume.

The Great Gatsby with Andrew Newman

An exploration of why this work has endured and Q&A with Andrew Newman, contributor to the Norton Critical Edition.

Religion and Philosophy Events

"COVID-19: What Are the Ethical Issues?" Hosted by Jonathan Wolff

This talk focuses on how moral philosophy can be applied to issues such as leadership in a pandemic, medical supply scarcity, personal responsibility, and vaccination.

"Religious Literacy." Hosted by Stephen Prothero with Joe Laycock and Natasha Mikles

This workshop covers the AAR Religious Literacy Guidelines and how Norton resources can be used in your World Religions course in small ways to align with the guidelines.

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