Calendar of Events

Unless otherwise noted, all events are open to the public and free of charge.

Fall 2014


Marketwise Event: Teaching Philosophy with Anuja Madan (PhD Candidate, English, UF), Katie Reed (PhD Candidate, Musicology, UF), and Jodi Schorb (Assistant Professor, English, UF). 1:00–2:30 in Pugh 210. Everyone welcome: RSVP to


The English Graduate Organization’s 2014 conference, How to Feel About Affect, will take place Thursday, October 23–Saturday, October 25.


Marketwise Event: Interviews with Marilisa Jimenez (Phd, English, UF 2012; Research Associate, Center for Puerto Rican Studies, Hunter College), Allison Rittmayer (PhD, English, UF 2013; Assistant Professor of Film Studies and Southern Literature, Language and Communication, Northwestern State University of Louisiana), and Laurie Gries (Assistant Professor, English, UF). 1:00–2:30 in Pugh 210. Everyone welcome: RSVP to


2014 Florida Writers Festival, Presented by MFA@FLA. Readings and craft talks by Charles Simic, Kevin Canty, Rivka Galchen, Michael Dickman, and Myla Goldberg.

*Ustler is located near the intersection of E. West Drive and Fletcher Drive, on UF's campus, near Ben Hill Griffin Stadium and the campus infirmary. To reach Ustler, take University, then turn onto Buckman Drive. Parking can be found immediately on Buckman Drive, or you can take Buckman to Stadium, then turn right onto Fletcher and park in the small lot across from the infirmary.


Professor Randall Halle, University of Pittsburgh
Workshop and Public Talk

Monday, November 17, 2014

4:00pm, Pugh Hall 120
Public talk: “Creative Europe: Visual Culture From National to European Style”

Europeanization is a term of social scientific analysis largely ignored by the humanities; moreover, Europeanization has been a term largely associated with economic and political transformations within the expanding EU and not an explicit question of culture. However, with the start of 2014, the new Creative Europe program has come into effect, and it has already had a deep impact on cultural production across the EU and well beyond its borders. The program seeks to harmonize and synergize the cultural and creative sectors across Europe, recognizing them as playing a “big role in the European economy.” This cultural policy produces what we can identify as culture industry 2.0. Thus, attention to the program calls upon both social scientists and humanists to develop new paradigms of understanding European culture.

10:40–12:35am, Ustler 108
Workshop “Researching Film Funding: The European Case”
The hands-on workshop is geared toward graduate students in Film and Media Studies but also open to graduate students in other fields who research the impact of cultural policies as well as interested faculty members and advanced undergraduate students. Please bring your laptops (but no tablets). As seating is limited, please reserve a seat by emailing Barbara Mennel at by November 1, 2014.

Randall Halle is the Klaus W. Jonas Professor of German Film and Cultural Studies at the University of Pittsburgh. He has published The Europeanization of Cinema: Interzones and Imaginative Communities (2014), German Film after Germany: Toward a Transnational Aesthetic (2008), Queer Social Philosophy: Critical Readings from Kant to Adorno (2004). He has co-edited After the Avant-garde: New Directions in Experimental Film (2008), Light Motives: German Popular Film in Perspective (2003), and Marginality and Alterity in Contemporary European Cinema, and two special volumes of Camera Obscura (2001). The events are funded by the Jean Monnet Chair and the European Union-funded Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence at the University of Florida and the Waldo W. Neikirk Term Professorship.

For questions, please contact Barbara Mennel at or Amie Kreppel at

Spring 2015


James Joyce, Science Fiction, Cultural Studies, and other Modernist Wonders: A Symposium in Honor of R. Brandon Kershner.”

A two-day symposium that will bring together former UF students, major modernist scholars, and other special guests to celebrate the long career and continuing legacy of our colleague, Brandy Kershner. A link to a schedule of events, a list of presenters, and other information will be posted here soon.


17th annual conference of the Marxist Reading Group: Enthusiasm for Revolution. Thursday, March 26 through Saturday, March 28th. Keynote Speakers are Jodi Dean and Eric Cazdyn. Additional information available soon at this page