For more information about any of the groups, please contact the Graduate Secretary (shart2@unl.edu), who will provide individual e-mail contacts for each group.

  • Asian-American Literature Colloquium - a discussion group focusing on contemporary Asian-American literature as well as East Asian literature.
  • Black Women Authors Colloquium - meets monthly to discuss work by black women writers from the U.S. and abroad. We read work in all genres, creative and critical.
  • Cather Colloquium - faculty, students, and community members meet to discuss topics related to Cather’s life and times. Publishes The Mowers’ Tree: The Newsletter of the Cather Colloquium.
  • Composition Colloquium - a writing group that meets four or five times a semester to discuss and respond to works-in-progress (conference proposals, conference papers, essays, etc.) related to composition and rhetoric.
  • Eco-Criticism Group - meets at least once a month; faculty and graduate students share their work in eco-criticism.
  • LGTBQ Reading Group - graduate students read and meet monthly to discuss LGTBQ texts (poetry, nonfiction, essay, fiction, theory).
  • Medieval and Renaissance Studies Group - faculty and graduate students; group meets one evening a month at which one or two people present papers. Occasional outside speakers as well.
  • Minority Literature Group - consists of graduate students and faculty from UNL and other area schools, community members. Meets monthly to discuss members’ research.
  • Nineteenth-Century Studies Group - faculty and graduate students meet in a colloquium several times a semester for panel discussions, presentations, or group discussions. Occasional outside speakers as well.
  • No-Name Reading Series - graduate students read their creative work (of every kind); every other Friday, 4:00 p.m.