Amanda Marrone: “When a Seat-of-the-Pantser Embraces Plotting– Sort Of”

Young adult novelist Amanda Marrone will be presenting “When a Seat-of-the-Pantser Embraces Plotting– Sort Of” on November 8, at 6:00pm, in Austin 247. Marrone is the author of UninvitedRevealersDevoured, and Slayed, and her middle school series, The Magic Repair Shop Books, includes the titles The Multiplying MenaceThe Shape-Shifter’s Curse, and Master of Mirrors. For more information about Amanda Marrone, visit her website.



Paul Di Filippo Reading

Paul Di Filippo is a short story writer, humorist, and critic, with more than thirty books to his credit over the course of his three decades as a professional writer. Di Filippo has been nominated for the Nebula, Hugo, Theodore Sturgeon and World Fantasy Awards and has won the British Science Fiction Association Award. He has sold more than two hundred stories, as well as several novels and novellas, including the multi-award-nominated A Year in the Linear City. He was part of the first wave of both steampunk and biopunk, with influential volumes The Steampunk Trilogy and Ribofunk. He is also one of the preeminent critics and reviewers in the science fiction field, with work appearing regularly in the Barnes & Noble Review and elsewhere.

Di Filippo will be reading on November 9, at 6:30pm, in Austin 217.

Pam Brown: “Who’s It? Acting the Actress in ‘Twelfth Night’ or ‘What You Will'”

Pam Brown is an associate professor of English at UConn Stamford, and her talk explores how the famed actresses of Italian touring companies influenced and inspired the Shakespearean stage. Brown will be presenting at the UConn Humanities Institute on the fourth floor of Babbidge Library on Monday, November 6, at 5:00pm. Snacks and refreshments will be served at 4:30pm.

Tara Harney-Mahajan on Irish Women’s Literature

“The Politics of Illegitimacy in McKeon’s Solace” at 12:30 pm, November 2nd, in Austin 445

“Contextualizing Irish Women’s Writing and O’Brien’s Country Girls Trilogy: Revision and Resistance” at 3:30 pm, November 2nd, in Austin 217

Tara Harney-Mahajan received her PhD in English from UConn in 2016 and is currently the co-editor of LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory. Her research interests include 20th- and 21st-century Irish and South Asian literature, with a focus on women writers. Her scholarship has been published in Women’s StudiesNew Hibernia Review, and the Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Gender and Sexuality Studies. Her talks will consider contemporary Irish novelist Belinda McKeon and canonical twentieth-century Irish writer Enda O’Brien.

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