News & Events

The Department of English sponsors many events, including events for Creative Writing. Please check the links below for information on the major departmental events and for a calendar of department lectures, workshops, and conferences. We also participate in a lively intellectual scene at the University of Chicago and have a separate set of links below for Humanities Division and University events.

Departmental Events

The English Institute  The English Institute will observe its seventy-fifth anniversary this year as a forum on and around literature. The meeting this fall (September 16 and 17, with a special graduate caucus on September 18) will take place at the University of Chicago--the second in the Institute's new rotational scheme that takes the meeting from Yale (2015 and 2018) to the University of Chicago (2016 to 2019) to the University of California-Irvine (2017 and 2020).  You can click the title link to register for the conference, or can go directly to the registration page.

Departmental Events Calendar

Carpenter Lectures

Annual Graduate Student Conference

Student and Faculty Calendar

English Proprietary Rooms and Room Calendars

If you would like to reserve Rosenwald 405 or Walker 403, please contact department staff at Please include the event title, date, timeframe, a contact name, and an e-mail address. Your reservation will be confirmed by e-mail. Please click here to review the Rosenwald 405 rules. Keys for Rosenwald 405, Rosenwald kitchen, and Rosenwald AV cabinet need to be signed out in Walker 413. Please click on the links below for room availability.

Rosenwald 405
(Max. occupancy: 40. Contains tables, chairs, white board, multi-media projector, Blu-Ray player, laptop connections, projection screen. Access to adjacent kitchen also available.)

Walker 403
(Max.occupancy: 15. Contains tables, chairs, conference phone, white board.)

Humanities Division and University Calendars

Humanities Division Calendar of Events (lists division-wide events)

University of Chicago Calendar of Events (lists university-wide events)

Departmental News

Recent Faculty and Student News

In Remembrance