Events

2014 TCA Juried Biennial: Copper, feat. alumna Karla Elling

Date & Time: 
Friday, Sep. 26-Saturday, Jan. 31
Location: 
Gallery, Tempe Center for the Arts (700 W Rio Salado Pkwy) Tempe, AZ

ASU English alumna Karla Elling (BA 1965; MA 1968; PhD 1975) is featured in this exhibition coinciding with the seven-year anniversary of the opening of the TCA (Sept. 9, 2007). The exhibition features works on copper, art made of copper and artists inspired by copper, a tradition for seventh anniversaries. A panel of nationally recognized artists, curators and community members selected 22 Arizona artists from a wide array of visual art traditions, including bronze casting, painting, ceramics, etching, quilt making and jewelry.

Fourth Annual Sundance Film Festival Internship Trip

Date & Time: 
Tuesday-Sunday, Jan. 27-Feb. 1
Location: 
Multiple venues; Park City, UT

ASU English Associate Professor Kevin Sandler and Lecturer Chris Bradley lead a select group of student interns on this Department of English-sponsored trip to the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, UT. Students work as members of the festival theatre team, helping to usher, take tickets, manage lines, and run its theatres to earn internship credit.

More information: Kevin.Sandler@asu.edu   |   http://english.clas.asu.edu/node/3599

ASU Book Group: 'Wreck Me' by Sally Ball

Date & Time: 
Wednesday, Jan. 28, 12-1 p.m.
Location: 
Language and Literature 316 (LL 316) ASU

The ASU Book Group will discuss Wreck Me by ASU English Associate Professor Sally Ball. Ball's newest book of poetry "centers around a lung transplant, and comes to recognize that we need such violent, difficult interventions in other ways, as well ... (in love, for example),” said Ball.
 
The author will be present. The group is open to all the ASU community. Bring your lunch!

More information: Judith.Smith@asu.edu   |   https://asunews.asu.edu/20140825-asu-book-group

Veterans Poetry Workshop (AZ Humanities)

Date & Time: 
Wednesday, Jan. 28, 6-8 p.m.
Location: 
Arizona Humanities (1242 N Central Ave) Phoenix, AZ

ASU English alumna Elizabeth McNeil (MFA 1992; PhD 2003) leads this poetry workshop for both men and women, sponsored by Arizona Humanities. Veterans from all eras are invited to join the six-session series in which through readings, exercises, and discussion, participants will delve into their own experiences to practice the concise and potent craft of poetry writing. Childhood, family, friendship, love, loss, career, peace, war, and the everyday–all can offer rich material through which to understand and communicate our lives.

Application Deadline: Portnoff Fellowship in Comparative Literature

Date & Time: 
Tuesday, Feb. 3
Location: 
Submit to Sheila Luna (Sheila.Luna@asu.edu) ASU

The Department of English is seeking applications for the George and Collice Portnoff Endowed Fellowship in Comparative Literature for 2015/16. Students will be considered in the spring prior to being selected to receive the fellowship in the following academic year. A recipient of the fellowship will be referred to as the Portnoff Fellow in the Department of English at Arizona State University.

Application Deadline: English International Graduate Student Book Scholarship

Date & Time: 
Tuesday, Feb. 3
Location: 
Submit to Sheila Luna (Sheila.Luna@asu.edu) ASU

This book scholarship was created by Dr. Jai Young Park who earned his BA in English (1997) and his PhD in English (2004) at Arizona State University. He is currently an associate professor and chair of the Department of English Education in the College of Education at Chonbuk National University in Korea.

Criteria: Must be a currently enrolled international graduate student in the Department of English and making good progress.

More information: http://english.clas.asu.edu/international+book+award

English Computing Workshop: Weighted Grades in Blackboard Grade Center

Date & Time: 
Wednesday, Feb. 4, 3:30-5 p.m.
Location: 
Language and Literature 648C (LL 648C) ASU

ASU English Director of Technology Bruce Matsunaga facilitates this workshop for faculty and staff in the Department of English. Enrollment required.

Ledfeather: A Reading and Discussion with author Stephen Graham Jones

Date & Time: 
Wednesday, Feb. 4, 4:30 p.m.
Location: 
West Hall 135 (WHALL 135) ASU

Stephen Graham Jones, Professor of English at the University of Colorado at Boulder, will be reading from his novel Ledfeather (2008). It tells the story of an Indian Agent whose decisions have impacted the lives of generations of Blackfeet Indians in present-day Montana.
 

Veterans Poetry Workshop (AZ Humanities)

Date & Time: 
Wednesday, Feb. 4, 6-8 p.m.
Location: 
Arizona Humanities (1242 N Central Ave) Phoenix, AZ

21st Annual ACMRS Conference

Date & Time: 
Thursday-Saturday, Feb. 5-7
Location: 
Embassy Suites Phoenix-Scottsdale (4415 E Paradise Village Pkwy S) Scottsdale, AZ

Directed by ASU English Professor Robert Bjork, the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (ACMRS) presents its annual interdisciplinary conference, in 2015 themed on "Trades, Talents, Guilds, and Specialists: Getting Things Done in the Middle Ages and Renaissance."

The keynote speaker is Henry S. Turner, Associate Professor of English and Director of the Program in Early Modern Studies at Rutgers University.

More information: https://acmrs.org/conferences/annual-acmrs-conference

20th Southwest English Symposium

Date & Time: 
Friday-Saturday, Feb. 6-7
Location: 
College Avenue Commons (CAVC) ASU

The Graduate Scholars of English Association (GSEA) co-presents the 20th SWES. Our theme for the 2015 interdisciplinary SWES conference is “Transitions” and what that means to the disciplines we work in - across English, the Humanities, Arts, Business, Politics, Sciences, Social spheres, and Technology. The concept is often relevant to scholars in many fields and especially to those whose work straddles the boundaries of one or more disciplines.

More information: http://english.clas.asu.edu/swes2015

Edgework: "Publishing in Literature and Science" Conversation with Robert Markley, U of Illinois

Date & Time: 
Friday, Feb. 6, 1 p.m.
Location: 
Language and Literature 316 (LL 316) ASU

The Department of English's Edgework Series presents a conversation on "Publishing in Literature and Science" with Robert Markley, W. D. and Sara E. Trowbridge Professor of English, Writing Studies, and Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies at the University of Illinois.

CFP Deadline: 21st Annual Graduate Linguistics/TESOL Symposium

Date & Time: 
Saturday, Feb. 7 [EXTENDED DEADLINE]
Location: 
Submit to ASULinguisticsTESOL@gmail.com

We invite abstracts for 20-minute talks plus 10-minute discussions on any aspect of linguistics and language learning, including but not limited to: Theoretical Linguistics ● Psycholinguistics ● Second Language Writing ● Historical Linguistics ● Syntax ● English as a Foreign Language ● Phonology ● Morphology ● Bilingual Education ● Semantics ● Discourse Analysis ● Language Policy ● Sociolinguistics ● Pragmatics ● Interdisciplinary Linguistics ● Applied Linguistics ● English as a Global Language ● Philosophy of Language ● World Englishes ●

Veterans Poetry Workshop (AZ Humanities)

Date & Time: 
Wednesday, Feb. 11, 6-8 p.m.
Location: 
Arizona Humanities (1242 N Central Ave) Phoenix, AZ

FMS Speaker Series: "Boron to Buttonwillow: Muscle and American Identity on Highway 58" (An IHR Special Event)

Date & Time: 
Friday, Feb. 13, 12-2 p.m.
Location: 
Social Sciences 109 (SS 109) ASU

In “Boron to Buttonwillow: Muscle and American Identity on Highway 58,” John T. Caldwell explores notions of masculinity, place and race culled from the mediated research for his feature documentary focusing on a rural highway in California that is simultaneously nondescript and socio-historically and cinematically significant.

English Computing Workshop: Camtasia Relay

Date & Time: 
Tuesday, Feb. 18, 12-1:30 p.m.
Location: 
Language and Literature 648C (LL 648C) ASU

ASU English Director of Technology Bruce Matsunaga facilitates this workshop for English faculty and staff on Camtasia Relay (PowerPoint narration and screen recorder). See also Camtasia Relay.

Enrollment Required.

More information and registration:  http://english.clas.asu.edu/workshops-s15

Veterans Poetry Workshop (AZ Humanities)

Date & Time: 
Wednesday, Feb. 18, 6-8 p.m.
Location: 
Arizona Humanities (1242 N Central Ave) Phoenix, AZ

Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference (Piper Center)

Date & Time: 
Thursday-Saturday, Feb. 19-21
Location: 
Multiple locations; ASU

Sponsored by the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing at ASU, the Desert Nights, Rising Stars conference invites writers of all levels for three days of writing, instruction, discussion, and inspiration. Numerous ASU English faculty, staff, and students participate as authors, panelists, and hosts at the conference.

More information: http://piper.asu.edu/2015-conference

Please note--this announcement is provided as a coutesy; the conference is not sponsored by ASU English.

Samuel Beckett Society Inaugural Conference

Date & Time: 
Thursday-Friday, Feb. 19-20
Location: 
Clarendon Hotel and Spa (401 W Clarendon Ave) Phoenix, AZ

Hosted in collaboration with Arizona State University, the first conference of the Samuel Beckett Society represents the opportunity to bring together new, emerging, and established perspectives on Beckett’s writing for a sustained exchange of ideas.
In addition to paper sessions, David Lloyd (UC Riverside) will deliver a keynote address on “Beckett and Painting,” ASU will present a concert featuring pieces associated with Beckett and his work, and a roundtable session will focus on Beckett and the digital humanities.

Edgework: Claire Colebook on 'Paul de Man and the Promise of the Anthropocene'

Date & Time: 
Thursday, Feb. 19, 3:30 p.m.
Location: 
Language and Literature 316 (LL 316) ASU

The Department of English's Edgework Series presents a lecture on "What is the Political?: Paul de Man and the Promise of the Anthropocene" by Claire Colebrook, the Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of English at Penn State University.