Anthony Ellis Scholarly Speakers Series

Anthony Ellis Scholarly Speakers Series

Anthony Ellis Scholarly Speakers Series

The annual Anthony Ellis Scholarly Speakers Series, sponsored by WMU's Department of English, brings in academic speakers from all over the United States to share their scholarship with the department, the university, and the community. In addition to visiting scholars, this series also celebrates the achievements of our own faculty, recognizing two of our colleagues each year who have recently published books or otherwise contributed to their discipline in a significant way.

Fall 2014


Patrick Brantlinger
Indiana University

"Race and Racism 1700-2014"

Thursday, Oct. 16, 7:00 p.m.
Center for the Humanities (2500 Knauss)







The Comparative Drama Distinguished Lecture:

Valerie Traub
University of Michigan

"Talking Sex"

Thursday, Nov. 13, 7:00 p.m.







Spring 2015


Brian Gogan
Western Michigan University

"Simulacra, Simulation, and Baudrillardian Rhetoric"

Thursday, Jan. 22, 4:00 p.m.








William Hart-Davidson
Michigan State University

"Rhetoric & DH: Crafting A Vision for the Digital Humanities"

Thursday, February 19, 7:00 p.m.








David Gerstner

"James Baldwin and the Cinematic Imagination"

POSTPONED: Will be rescheduled for a future semester. Originally scheduled for Thursday, March 26, 7:00 p.m., Center for the Humanities (2500 Knauss)








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