Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Thanks for the Visit

The Department of English and Comparative Literature no longer sends updates to this page; thanks to all the great visitors who supported our efforts here since this site's inception and thanks as well to all the amazing undergraduates and graduate students who made my life as Chair the experience of a lifetime!

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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Author/Alum Greg Bear to Speak Tomorrow at the Library

Literati: The Library is proud to present a lecture by award-winning science fiction author and alumnus Greg Bear on Wednesday, November 18th at 2pm in LL430. As part of the Library's ongoing celebration of Darwin anniversaries, Bear will give a lecture entitled, "What Would Darwin Do? Fundamentalism in Science and Religion versus the Search for Scientific Truth."

Bear is a 1973 graduate of SDSU's English Department and the author of more than 30 science fiction and fantasy novels. He is the winner of two Hugo Awards and five Nebula Awards. His highly-acclaimed books
Darwin's Radio and Darwin's Children deal with accelerated evolution and its consequences. Bear has been widely praised for his adherence to scientific fact in his crafting of science fiction. Special Collections already holds a collection of Bear's manuscripts and papers, as well as first editions of all Bear's books in the Elizabeth Chater Science Fiction Collection. Please join us for an exciting talk! The lecture is free and open to the public.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Books Come in All Shapes and Sizes

Accompany us at the Agitprop Reading Series!

Professor Joseph T. Thomas cordially invites us all to join him at the Agitprop Reading being held at the Agitprop Gallery.
Below is the 411 on the event and Professor Thomas' personal invitation:
Saturday, November 7, 7:00pm
2837 University Ave in North Park (Entrance on Utah, behind Glenn's Market) * San Diego, CA * 92104 * 619.384.7989

Dear Friends & Colleagues:
We hope you can join us this Saturday, November 7 at 7pm for the next reading in the Agitprop Reading Series featuring Joseph Thomas and Mark Wallace.

A libertine of unimpeachable taste, Joseph T. Thomas, Jr. is an assistant professor of English at San Diego State University's National Center for the Study of Children's Literature. He is the author of two books, Poetry's Playground: The Culture of Contemporary American Children's Poetry (Wayne State UP, 2007) and Strong Measures (Make Now Press, 2007). Poetry's Playground was named a 2009 honor book by the Children's Literature Association.

Mark Wallace is the author of more than fifteen books and chapbooks of poetry, fiction, and essays. Temporary Worker Rides A Subway won the 2002 Gertrude Stein Poetry Award and was published by Green Integer Books. His critical articles and reviews have appeared in numerous publications, and he has co-edited two essay collections, Telling It Slant: Avant Garde Poetics of the 1990s, and A Poetics of Criticism. Most recently he has published a short story collection, Walking Dreams (2007), and a book of poems, Felonies of Illusion (2008). Forthcoming in early 2011 is his second novel, The Quarry and The Lot. He teaches at California State University San Marcos.
We hope to see you there and for festivities afterward!