Faculty Lecture Series and Guest Lectures
The Department of English Faculty Lecture Series is established to provide a forum for the faculty to present lectures about their current research projects and accomplishments and for prominent scholars from outside the university to present lectures in their area(s) of expertise. The purpose of the lecture series is to promote excellence in research and scholarship, to offer the university community an opportunity to engage with thought-provoking new ideas, and to create an intellectually exciting environment for students to learn. The hour-long lectures take place during the Fall and Spring semesters and are open to the university community and the general public.
Quentin Darrington, currently starring in Cats on Broadway, having also starred in Ragtime, The Lion King, and other shows, speaks to students of ENG 107/THR 204 taught by Dr. Donald Gagnon on Monday, April 10, 2017.
Two guest speakers for Dr. Donald Gagnonís ENG 107 Intro to Drama course Monday, April 3, 2017
(L to R) : Michael McDonald (Tony award nominee), Arbender Robinson (Broadway actor, credits including The Lion King, Hairspray, Les Miserables, the Book of Mormon, etc.), and Dr. Donald Gagnon.
Black Lives Matter event held on Thursday, April 16, 2015.
Kyle Scatliffe, an Olivier-nominated actor, currently starring in Les Miserables on Broadway, guest-speaker for THR 298 Musical Theatre History (taught by Dr. Don Gagnon) on Wednesday, March 11, 2015.
Dr. Shouhua Qi, Professor of
English and coordinator of the MA in English program, gave the Fall
2013 faculty lecture titled "The Bronte Sisters in Other Worlds:
Race, Gender, Empire, and Cultural Afterlives of the Bronte
Sisters," November 18, 2013, Warner Hall.
University of New Hampshire Associate Professor
of English and African American Studies Dr. Reginald Wilburn
the Black History Month 2015 talk titled "Preaching the Gospel of
Black Revolt: Appropriating Milton in Early African American
Studies" at 6 p.m. Thursday, February 19 in Warner Hall on the WCSU
Midtown campus in Danbury. The event was organized by the English
Photo 1: Dr. Don Gagnon, English Department Chair, introducing the speaker.
Photos 2-3: Dr. Reginald Wilburn, the speaker.
Photo 4: Cover of Dr. Reginald Wilburn's new book published by Duquesne University Press.
Dr. Donald Gagnon, Associate Professor of English, gives the well attended African American History Month talk entitled "The Black Man Cometh: Eugene O'Neill's Politics of Equality" (February 24, 2010).
Dr. Quentin Miller, internationally renowned James Baldwin Scholar, gives the Fall 2009 Faculty Lecture on October 05, 2009.
Dr. Rosemarie Morgan, internationally
renowned Thomas Hardy scholar, president of the Thomas Hardy
Association (based at Yale University) and Vice President of the
Thomas Hardy Society (based in Dorchester, UK) gave the inaugural
faculty lecture titled "Tying the Knot: Consanguinity and Affinity
in Hardy's Wessex," 12:30 p.m.-1:45 p.m. Thursday, October 23,