College of Arts and Sciences

Maurine Magliocco Lecture Series

The Maurine Magliocco Lecture Series for the Department of English & Journalism was established in October 2006. The $30,000 endowment commitment supports an annual lecture in literature, film, theory, or the state of the discipline. In describing her purpose, Dr. Magliocco said: “I really want to help faculty in their professional work. Because faculty care so much and are so involved with students, it is sometimes hard to find the time to do research and connect to the larger discipline. I am hopeful that the lectureship will strengthen that connection and energize faculty.” read more

2017 Lecturer Announced

vanwesenbeeck ad This year's Magliocco Lecture will be Dr. Birger Vanwesenbeeck, and the title of his lecture is "Huizinga, Theorist of Late Style?"

Rather than focusing on cutting-edges or avant-gardes, Dr. Vanwesenbeek will address the question of being late and late style in literature and art. His lecture will juxtapose Edward Said’s and Theodor Adorno’s concept of late style to the work of an early twentieth-century thinker that is yet to be given a place within the contemporary debate on lateness: The Waning of the Middle Ages by the Dutch historian Johan Huizinga. Published 1919, Huizinga’s study constitutes arguably one of the first extensive accounts of lateness in art history. ​

This year's lecture is being organized by Dr. David Banash. March 7, 7-9pm, in Morgan 109!

Have a lecturer in mind for 2018?

Fill out the Magliocco Lecture Nomination Form