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Previous Events

Spring 2020

  • February 19  Idea of Nature Series: Speaker: Thor Hanson – The Buzz About Bees
  • February 19  Hemingway Literary Center: Harlem Renaissance Commemoration “Langston Hughes’ African-Diaspora Alchemy: Mining Musical & Lyrical Gold” – BSU Meistersingers, and the Les Bois Trio perform works based on the poetry of Langston Hughes – Speaker: Meta DuEwa Jones, UNC Chapel Hill
  • February 14  Lit for Lunch: Franz Werfel, The Forty Days of Musa Dagh
  • February 2  Hemingway Literary Center: Music of Armenia & Its Diaspora “A Story of Tragedy, Resilience, and Renewal”  –  BSU Faculty Brass Quintet, –  BSU Speakers: Rachel Emenake, Jo-Ann Kachigian

Fall 2019

  • September 20  Lit for Lunch: Rajia Hassib, A Pure Heart.
  • October 11  Lit for Lunch: Viet Than Nguyen, The Refugee.
  • November 4  Juan Pérez de Montalbán’s Lieutenant Nun. Translated by Mac Test and Marta Albalá, Staged Reading Boise Contemporary Theater
  • November 7  Out of Chaos Theatre presents Macbeth. Twenty characters brilliantly and boldly brought to life by just two actors.
  • November 8  Lit for Lunch: Mohsin Hamid, Exit West.
  • December 6  Lit for Lunch: Kao Kalia Yang, The Latehomecomer.

Summer 2019

  • June 19-July 27  The Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, hosted by Boise State University.

Spring 2019

  • February 8  Prof. Michael Sawyer, Colorado College, “The Discourse of Race in the Art of Herman Melville”
  • March 15  Prof. Steven Olsen-Smith, Boise State University, “White Whale Rising: Source Origins and Artistry in Moby-Dick
  • April 26  Prof. Dennis C. Marnon, Harvard University, “‘Oh! Oh! This is too much!’ An Old Tub-Oarsman Annotates Moby-Dick

Fall 2018

  • September 1  Lit for Lunch:  Adam Hochschild, To End All Wars: A Story of Loyalty and Rebellion, 1914-1918.
  • Sep. 28-30, Oct. 4-7  R.C. Sheriff’s Journey’s End, Department of Theatre Arts.
  • October 6   Lit for Lunch: Rebecca West, The Return of the Soldier.
  • October 6   Adam Hochschild to discuss “To End All Wars.” on President Kustra’s Reader’s Corner
  • October 17  Prof. Lynn Lubamersky, Boise State University, “The Memory of the Great War: Fallen Soldiers  by George Mosse.”
  • November 3  Lit for Lunch: Virginia Woolf, Jacob’s Room.
  • November 9  Prof. Vincent Sherry, Washington University, “Bare Death: The Failing Sacrifice of the Great War”
  • December 1  Lit for Lunch: Ford Madox Ford, Some Do Not…

Spring 2018

  • January 19  Lit for Lunch: Ernest Hemingway, A Farewell to Arms.
  • February 16  Lit for Lunch: Katherine Anne Porter, Pale Horse, Pale Rider.
  • March 9  Kate Moore, best-selling author of The Radium Girls – 6:30PM, Yanke Room 207
  • March 15  Prof. Christopher Capozzola, MIT, “Uncle Sam Wants You: Idaho, the First World War, and the Making of Modern America”
  • March 16. Lit for Lunch: Joseph Boyden, Three Day Road.
  • March 20. Prof. Michael Porter, Boise State University, “A Strange Meeting: The Literary and Musical Duality of Wilfred Owen and Benjamin Britten in War Requiem.
  • April 20. Lit for Lunch: Kate Moore, The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women.

Spring 2017

  • February: Still Time, Jean Hegland (author)
  • March: Prof. Jyotsna Singh, Michigan State University, “Race, Identity Politics, and the Poetics of Diversity on the British Stage”
  • April: Prof. Patricia Fumerton, University of California, Santa Barbara, “The Limits of the Shakespearean Stage — Rejigging The Winter’s Tale”

Fall 2016

  • September: The First Folio!, Shakespeare’s 1623 First Folio comes to Boise State University
  • October: Actors from the London Stage, Five actors from London perform and conduct master classes

Boise State University’s English and Theatre departments along with the respective Student Associations are sponsoring Notre Dame’s Actors from the London Stage. This is an event that is open to the public and free of charge. Actors From The London Stage will unleash their new adaptation of Richard III, Shakespeare’s crooked King. Featuring Liz Crowther in the title role, the five actors, using minimal sets and costumes, bring the Bard’s tale of treachery and murder to vivid life.