27 April 2005: prof. David Cowart (University of South Carolina) on American Fiction.
28 April 2008: prof. Hugh Silverman (Stony Brook University) on “Being Postmodern Plural and The Sense of the World: From Plato to The Matrix”. The lecture focuses on how to think community as a singular plural in the postmodern plural as an articulation of the ‘sense of the world’ (Jean-Luc Nancy) and as demonstrated in the film The Matrix.
26 November 2008: prof. Valerie Miner, Michelle R. Clayman Institute for Gender Research (Stanford University) on “Trespass and Settlement: Crossing the Gender Frontier in the American West”.
5 May 2011: prof. Paul Levitt (University of Colorado at Boulder) on “The Narrator as Hero in The Great Gatsby.”
19 May 2011: prof. John T. Matthews, 2010-11 Fulbright Lecturer & Professor, Anglophone Literatures and Cultures, Charles University-Prague (Boston University) on “Hidden in Plain Sight: The Problem of the South in American Literary Imagination”.
3 December 2014: prof. Barbara Ladd, Winter semester Fulbright Professor, Anglophone Literatures and Cultures, Charles University-Prague (Emory University) on “Beyond the Plantation: Race and Class at the Edge of the Swamp”.
8 December 2014: prof. Victor Castellani, Associate Professor of Classics & Humanities; Chair, Dept of Languages and Literatures, University of Denver on “Tennessee Williams: The Kindness of Strangers and the Harshness of Kin”.
9 March 2015: dr. James Deutsch, Program Curator, Smithsonian Institution, Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage; Adjunct Professor, George Washington University, “Psychoanalytical Approaches to Folklore”.
18 May 2017: prof. Jennifer Riddle Harding, Summer semester Fulbright Professor, Anglophone Literatures and Cultures, Charles University-Prague (Washington & Jefferson College, Washington, Pennsylvania) on “Puns in American Literature and Culture”.