Loyola University Maryland

Humanities Symposium

2024 Humanities Symposium: Celebrating Nature

Keynote Address by Aimee Nezhukumatathilwoman with necklace and green blouse

Thursday, March 14, 2024 at 6:30 p.m.
McGuire Hall

Aimee Nezhukumatathil's 2020 essay collection is World of Wonders: In Praise of Fireflies, Whale Sharks, & Other Astonishments. In these short, beautifully written essays, Nezhukumatathil combines an exploration of natural phenomena (lightning bugs, the cactus flower, the narwhal, monsoons) with memoir. These essays celebrate the wonders of nature and encourage readers to slow down, notice, marvel at, and protect the environment. Aimee Nezhukumatathil has also written four award-winning poetry collections, most recently, Oceanic. Awards for her writing include fellowships from the Mississippi Arts Council, Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters Award for poetry, National Endowment of the Arts, and the Guggenheim Foundation. Her writing has appeared in NY Times Magazine, ESPN, and Best American Poetry. She is professor of English and Creative Writing in the University of Mississippi’s MFA program. photo: Caroline Beffa Photography.

This lecture will be free and open to the public. 

Student-Faculty Colloquia

Wednesday, March 13 and Thursday, March 14, 2024
McManus Theatre

Faculty from all disciplines are invited to bring their classes to our student-faculty colloquia March 13 and March 14 to discuss the book as a group. 

For more information about the 2024 Humanities Symposium events, please email Marian Crotty, professor of writing, at mgcrotty@loyola.edu.

This event will be captioned. If you require additional accommodations, please contact Disability Support Services at dss@loyola.edu.