Events

SouthwestNET: Postcommodity Exhibit, feat. Cristobal Martinez

Date & Time: 
Saturday-Sunday, Jan. 31-Apr. 26
Location: 
Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (7374 E 2nd St) Scottsdale, AZ
Campus: 
Off campus

ASU English PhD student and artist Cristobal Martinez participates with the indigenous artist collective "Postcommodity" in this installation for SMoCA.

More information: http://www.smoca.org/exhibition/southwestnet-crosspollination

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

Girls Writing Science

Date & Time: 
Wednesdays, Apr. 8-May 13, 1:30-3 p.m.
Location: 
ASU Preparatory Academy (735 E Fillmore St) Phoenix, AZ
Campus: 
Downtown campus

Directed by ASU English faculty Jessica Early and Christina Saidy, the Girls Writing Science Project hosts twenty-five 9th-12th grade girls from ASU Preparatory to examine the role of women and girls in the sciences. Each participant will interview a woman scientist from ASU or the community and write up their interviews to share. The goal of the project is to provide ethnically and linguistically diverse high school girls with the opportunity to use writing learn about and from women scientists and to explore possibilities for their future lives in science.

Registration is currently closed for this session.

The project is funded by the National Writing Project/National Science Foundation funded Intersections Project, through the Department of English's Central Arizona Writing Project.

More information: Jessica.Early@asu.edu

'StandUp for Discourse' Live Comedy Show

Date & Time: 
Tuesday, Apr. 28, 5:30 p.m.
Location: 
Memorial Union, Union Stage (MU 85) ASU
Campus: 
Tempe campus

Enterprising students enrolled in Film and Media Studies (FMS) 494, "Comedy as Social Discourse" present this live comedy show. The performance features Andrew Ward, Luke Stanton, Chris Calamusa, Trejon Dunkley, Dan Miller, Chris Gillespie, Thomas Bross, Taylor DelColle, and Dr. B as MC.

Free of charge and open to the public.

More information: Bambi.Haggins@asu.edu

Printable flyer: https://asuevents.asu.edu/sites/default/files/StandUpforDiscourse2015.pd...

CANCELLED**Film and Media Studies Brown Bag: Aaron Baker, Bambi Haggins, and Julia Himberg**CANCELLED

Date & Time: 
Wednesday, Apr. 29, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
Location: 
CANCELLED
Campus: 
Tempe campus

**Please note that this event has been cancelled.**

The faculty of the Film and Media Studies program in the Department of English will be holding brown bag discussions of their recent or ongoing research or creative work in the months of March and April. All are welcome to the events to be held in the Language and Literature Building in Room 316 (LL 316). For those who are unable to attend, we are in the process of making the discussions available live through Google Hangouts.

The Wednesday event dates and information are as follows:

03/04/15 Kevin Sandler and Michael Green 1pm –2pm (MST)
04/08/15 Desiree Garcia and Christopher Bradley 1pm-2pm (MST)
04/29/15 Aaron Baker, Bambi Haggins, and Julia Himberg 11am – 12pm (MST)

The loose format will feature each faculty member discussing his or her work for twenty minutes followed by Q & A for ten minutes.

More information: Kevin.Sandler@asu.edu

ASU Book Group: 'In the House Upon the Dirt Between the Lake and the Woods' by Matt Bell

Date & Time: 
Wednesday, Apr. 29, 12-1 p.m.
Location: 
Language and Literature 316 (LL 316) ASU
Campus: 
Tempe campus

The ASU Book Group will discuss In the House Upon the Dirt Between the Lake and the Woods by ASU English Assistant Professor Matt Bell. In Bell’s mythical debut novel, a newlywed couple escapes the busy confusion of their homeland for a distant and almost-uninhabited lakeshore, where they plan to live simply, fish the lake and trap in the nearby woods.

The author will be present. The group is open to all the ASU community. Bring your lunch!

More information: jps@asu.edu  |  https://asunews.asu.edu/20150401-asu-book-group-in-the-house

IHR Fellows Symposium: "The Politics of Emotion"

Date & Time: 
Friday, May 1, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Location: 
Social Sciences 109 (SS 109) ASU
Campus: 
Tempe campus

Their day-long symposium will be centered on the themes "Emotional Agency" and "Emotional Regimes," which will include presentations from ASU Fellows Bradley Irish (English), Cora Fox (English, IHR Associate Director), Xiaoqiao ling (SILC), and Victoria Thompson (SHPRS), and IHR Visiting Fellows Michael Mayer (Political Academy in Tutzing) and Jillian Porter (University of Oklahoma). The 2014-15 IHR Fellows are investigating the power of affect across time and space, across fields of knowledge and varieties of personal experience, analyzing how the mobilization of affect shapes cultural, political, religious, scientific or aesthetic understandings and how the invocation of affect interacts with taboos and sanctions, and/or compounds its relations with the world of objectivity and rationality.

More information: https://ihr.asu.edu/news-events/news/ihr-fellows-symposium-politics-emot...

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

Celebrating Writing in Digital Spaces: A Showcase of E-Portfolios

Date & Time: 
Friday, May 1, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Location: 
Old Main Carson Ballroom (MAIN) ASU
Campus: 
Tempe campus

The Writing Programs in the Department of English, with the Writers Studio in the College of Letters and Sciences and the School of Life Sciences at ASU, presents this showcase featuring award-winning portfolios of student writing as well as collections of teachers’ professional work. Learn how available new portfolio software is shaping the direction of academic collaboration, digital composing, and professional development.

The morning's schedule is:

  • 9–11 a.m. Open House viewing of e-portfolio exhibit and conversation with award-winning students and teachers
  • 11 a.m.–12 p.m. Welcome and awards presentation

Additional support for this initiative is provided by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the University Technology Office at ASU.

More information: Adelheid.Thieme@asu.edu   |   480-965-2810

MTESOL Capstone Project Poster Session

Date & Time: 
Friday, May 1, 10:45-11:30 a.m.
Location: 
Language and Literature 316 (LL 316) ASU
Campus: 
Tempe campus

Graduating MTESOL students will be sharing their capstone project through poster presentations. Please stop by to learn about their projects, experience in our MTESOL program, and exciting future plans! Light refreshments will be served.

More information: aya.matsuda@asu.edu

Friday Film Screening, with Peter Lehman: Mickey Spillane’s 'Mike Hammer,' 1954

Date & Time: 
Friday, May 1, 5-7 p.m.
Location: 
Gallery at Tempe Center for the Arts (700 W Rio Salado Pkwy) Tempe, AZ
Campus: 
Off campus

Introduction provided by ASU English Professor Peter Lehman, Director for The Center for Film, Media and Popular Culture, presenting the unaired pilot by director Blake Edwards. Join local pop culture fans and film scholars at this series of film screenings highlighting some of the books and films from the Tempe Center for the Arts’s Page to Screen exhibition. Adult audiences, unrated.

More information: http://www.tempe.gov/city-hall/community-services/tempe-center-for-the-a...

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

GSEA End-of-Year Gala

Date & Time: 
Saturday, May 2, 6 p.m.
Location: 
University Club (UCLUB) ASU
Campus: 
Tempe campus

The Graduate Scholars of English Association (GSEA) invites graduate students, faculty, and their guests to this celebration. GSEA has planned this event to celebrate ASU English graduate students in a formal setting. We will be recognizing students who are completing their programs of study, and awarding our faculty mentor of the year. In addition, there will be food (vegan, vegetarian, and meat options), a cash bar, photos, and lots more. Semi-formal attire required.

More information and ticket purchase: http://asu-gsea.wikispaces.com/home