Events

Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 7:00pm
Join us for a reading by Annie Guthrie and Richard Siken, two Tucson-based poets celebrating new books: Guthrie's THE GOOD DARK (Tupelo Press, 2015) and Siken's The War of The Foxes (Copper Canyon Press, 2014). The reading will be followed by a Q&A and book signing. Annie Guthrie is a writer and jeweler from Tucson.  She teaches and is the Marketing Director at the UA Poetry Center. She has work published in Tarpaulin Sky, Ploughshares, Fairy Tale Review, Many Mountains Moving, HNGMAN, The Destroyer, RealPoetik, Everyday Genius, Omniverse, The Volta, Spiral Orb, The Dictionary Project, 1913, A Journal of Forms, Drunken Boat, and more. Her first collection of poetry will be published by Tupelo Press in Fall... Read More
Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 7:00pm
Presented in partnership with Kore Press and co-presented by the Jewish History Museum as a part of the “Reclaiming Discourses: Jewish Writers Today” series. Poet Laynie Browne reads from her work, followed by a short Q&A session and a book signing.
Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 7:00pm
Join us for a lecture, “The Raven and the Tomahawk: Poe, Poetry, and the Rise of Popular Criticism,” delivered by UA Associate Professor Paul Hurh, whose new book, American Terror: The Feeling of Thinking in Edwards, Poe, and Melville (Stanford University Press, 2015), explores literary aesthetics, philosophy, and intellectual history. Edgar Allan Poe was a poet, author, critic, innovator. Known best as a master of the mysterious and macabre, he has become an American literary icon, and his work continues to captivate and inspire readers, writers, and performers of all ages and walks of life. Presented in partnership with The Big Read Tucson, a program of the National Endowment of the Arts. The Big Read Connects... Read More
Friday, September 25, 2015 - 12:00pm
As part of the Confucius Institute's 4th Annual Chinese Culture Festival, students from the College of Humanities' Department of East Asian Studies will present the results of their fantastic trips to China in Summer 2015. They will share their reflections on and impressions of the cities they visited including Shanghai, Hangzhou, and Wuzhen among others. They'll explain how the trip affected or changed their perspective on the world as a result of having been exposed to a different environment and country. They will discuss new skills gained while were abroad and their impressions of modern China.
Saturday, September 26, 2015 - 10:00am
Family Days is a Saturday open house for youth from 0-13 and their families. Youth and parents are invited to play with language in this series of hour long creative writing workshops (from 10:00 am to 11:00 am) for four different age groups, then stick around for breakfast and an inviting musical performance. More about Family Days: http://poetry.arizona.edu/family-days
Tuesday, September 29, 2015 - 10:00am
TUESDAYS 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. September 29 - December 15, 2015. No class on November 10 and November 24, 2015. Register here. Tuition: $150 This course addresses the twentieth-century genocide that was the Holocaust, the attempted annihilation of European Jews and other designated racial and political opponents led by the Third Reich in Germany. We will review the horrific events of the Holocaust and explore the current scholarly understanding of this history: What does it mean to remember the Holocaust today? The Holocaust continues to be relevant, and not only for surviving victims and perpetrators. We will consider how and why the Holocaust has been remembered in the United States and abroad, whether in museums and schools or... Read More
Wednesday, September 30, 2015 - 9:00am
WEDNESDAYS 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. September 30 - December 16, 2015. No class on November 11 and 25, 2015. Register here.   Tuition: $195 By studying literature and cinema, students in this course will learn about various African cultures, traditions, and institutions. The class will show how French-speaking African writers and film-makers use literature and films to build narratives concerning African cultures and societies. At the same time, their work offers a counternarrative to persistent images of life in Africa. Our focus will be on West Africa, which forms a cultural entity, and three themes that correspond to three historical periods: first, “Ancient Africa,” with an emphasis on storytelling and oral traditions; second, “... Read More
Wednesday, September 30, 2015 - 1:00pm
WEDNESDAYS 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. September 30 - December 16, 2015. No class on November 11 and 25, 2015. Register here. Tuition: $150 How can we best know the past, and how much can we really know of it? This interdisciplinary course will seek answers to these questions in relation to mid-Victorian England. We will read primary material published around 1859, providing a “snapshot” of a particularly important moment in the middle of one of the world’s most interesting centuries. The readings will include two novels and diverse original texts drawn from political, economic, scientific, social, and popular writing. Expect authors as well-known as Karl Marx and as new to modern readers as Isabella Beeton, whose book on domestic... Read More
Wednesday, September 30, 2015 - 6:00pm
WEDNESDAYS 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. September 30 - October 28, 2015 (EVENING CLASS!) Please note that this course is NOT held in the Rubel Room in the Poetry Center, but in room # 410 of the Modern Languages Building instead. Convenient parking is available in the Second Street Parking Garage for $5.00 per class. Register here.   Tuition: $135.00 Many of Shakespeare’s most powerful, intelligent, and subversive characters are female. How were such vividly complex roles constructed in a culture that legally defined women as property on the grounds of their intellectual and moral inferiority? Given the early modern imperatives of feminine silence, chastity, and obedience, how is it that women impel Shakespeare’s plots, orchestrate... Read More
Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 10:00am
THURSDAYS 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. October 1- December 10, 2015. No class on November 26, 2015. Register here.   Tuition: $150 What was the relationship of ancient Greek culture to early Christianity? This seminar will open with two topics of significance in the early development of Christianity: the image (or icon) and the Jesus story itself. The course will also include lectures on the tragic paradigm in Greek poetry (Homer and Sophocles) and a discussion of the soul in Plato's Phaedo. Then we trace the Hellenization of the ancient Mediterranean, beginning with the conquests of Alexander the Great and their influence on the diffusion of Hellenic philosophy and culture. We will also discuss the Logos in the Gospel of John... Read More

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