Author and activist Tony Diaz presents on Latino literature in Bailey Library

Lectures and Speaker Series

Annual events featuring world-class speakers

Photo of Siva Vaidhyanathan, a 2014-15 Humanities on the Edge lecturer, giving a talk

Humanities on the Edge

Humanities on the Edge is a cross-disciplinary speaker series focusing on theoretical research in the Humanities. The speaker series co-founded by Dr. Marco Abel and Dr. Roland Végső in 2010, and they now co-ordinate the series together with Dr. Jeannette Jones (Department of History and Institute for Ethnic Studies) and Dr. Damien Pfister (Department of Communication Studies). All lectures are free and open to the public. Watch past lectures and view the current schedule online.

Professor Robert Knoll

Robert E. Knoll Lecture

The Knoll Lecture Series was founded to honor Professor Robert Knoll, D.B. and Paula Varner Distinguished Professor of English Emeritus, for his extraordinary service to the department, the university, and the community. The series presents annual lectures by distinguished visiting scholars addressing topics of interest to faculty, undergraduate students, and members of the public who have an interest in literature.