Previous Events

Previous Events

FALL 2019

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


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


  • Friday,February 8, 6pm SUB Berquist Lounge: Prof. Michael Sawyer, Colorado College “The Discourse of Race in the Art of Herman Melville”
  • Friday, March 15, 6pm SUB Berquist Lounge: Prof. Steven Olsen-Smith, Boise State University “White Whale Rising: Source Origins and Artistry in Moby-Dick
  • Friday, April 26 6pm SUB Farnsworth Room: Prof. Dennis C. Marnon, Harvard University “‘Oh! Oh! This is too much!’ An Old Tub-Oarsman Annotates Moby-Dick

FALL 2018

  • Friday, 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 at 7:30pm and Oct. 1 and 8 at 2pm. R.C. Sheriff’s Journey’s End, Department of Theatre Arts.
  • Friday, October 6.  Lit for Lunch: Rebecca West, The Return of the Soldier.
  • Friday, October 6. Adam Hochschild to discuss “To End All Wars.” on President Kustra’s Reader’s Corner
  • Tuesday, October 17. Prof. Lynn Lubamersky of BSU, “The Memory of the Great War: Fallen Soldiers  by George Mosse.”
  • Friday, November 3. Lit for Lunch: Virginia Woolf, Jacob’s Room.
  • Friday, November 9 Prof. Vincent Sherry of Washington University, “Bare Death: The Failing Sacrifice of the Great War” – 6PM, SUB Bergquist Room
  • Friday, December 1. Lit for Lunch: Ford Madox Ford, Some Do Not…


  • Friday, January 19. Lit for Lunch: Ernest HemingwayA Farewell to Arms.
  • Friday, February 16. Lit for Lunch: Katherine Anne PorterPale Horse, Pale Rider.
  • Friday, March 9Kate Moore, best-selling author of The Radium Girls – 6:30PM, Yanke Room 207
  • Thursday, March 15. Prof. of MIT Christopher Capozzola, “Uncle Sam Wants You: Idaho, the First World War, and the Making of Modern America” – 6PM, Hemingway Gallery
  • Friday, March 16. Lit for Lunch: Joseph BoydenThree Day Road.
  • Tuesday, March 20. BSU Prof. Michael Porter, “A Strange Meeting: The Literary and Musical Duality of Wilfred Owen and Benjamin Britten in War Requiem. 6-7:30pm C200 Recital Hall Morrison Center
  • Friday, April 20. Lit for Lunch: Kate MooreThe Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women.


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

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.