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February

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Venue:MARC Pavilion, 2nd Floor

In this lecture, Michaels examines how several recent American novels, including Joseph O'Neill's Netherland (one of President Obama's favorites), and a number of recent political theorists and Tea Party candidates have addressed the meaning of social class and the advantages and disadvantages of diversity.Please see attached flyer for more information.

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Venue:ZEB 120

On Monday, February 28 at 11AM in ZEB 120, Dr. Shana Poplack of the University of Ottawa, Canada, is presenting on "Contact, code-switching and (resistance to) convergence: the case of preposition stranding in Quebec French.Please see attached flyer for more information.

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Venue:Faculty Club, MMC Campus

On Monday, February 28th, 2011 at 5PM in the Faculty Club, Dr. Shana Poplack of the University of Ottawa, Canada is presenting on "Why won't grammar books catch up with real language?"See attached flyer for more information

March

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Venue:Books and Books, Coral Gables, FL

Les Standiford will be reading from his new book Bring Adam Home at Books and Books in Coral Gables, FL. For more information about the book, please click here.

Exile Studies Symposium

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Venue:GC West Ballroom, MMC Campus

Monday, March 7, at 6:30 p.m. in the GC West Ballroom, the Exile Studies Symposium on "The Burdens and Joys of Exile" occurs. Two of our students, Steven Beaulieu and Amy Hughes, will present papers, along with two community leaders

October

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Venue:Grand Cayman

FIU/Books & Books Writers Conference International2011 FIU/Books & Books Writers Conference International -- Grand CaymanCo-sponsored by FIU's MFA Program in Creative Writing and Books & Books, along withCamana Bay, Sunshine Suites Resort, Cayman Airways & the Cayman Islands Department of TourismCo-Directors: Mitchell Kaplan, Books & Books; Les Standiford, Director of FIU's MFA in Creative WritingDates: October 20-22, 2011For more information please click here.