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


2020 Lecturer Announced

This year's 13th Annual Magliocco Lecture will be Michael Bérubé.

Bérubé, former MLA president, will present a talk entitled "English on the Brink," focusing on the challenges English and the humanities face, the particular challenges in Illinois, and will help us think about how we might understand and advocate for a future for the humanities and English

This year's lecture is being organized by Dr. David Banash.


Have a lecturer in mind?

Fill out the Magliocco Lecture Nomination Form