Events

Central Arizona Writing Project After-School Family Writing Project

Date & Time: 
Wednesday Sep. 3-Nov. 5, Every Wednesday
Location: 
ASU Preparatory Academy (735 E Filmore St.) Phoenix, Arizona

English Education Graduate Student Tracey Flores, local elementary teachers Autumn Warntjes (Landmark Elementary) and Gini Jackson and Amy Lierman (ASU Preparatory) and Assoc. Professor Jessica Early are partnering to provide an after-school family writing project for over 25 ASU Prep Academy families in Grades K-1. The partnership is possible through a Kellogg Foundation National Writing Project grant aimed at developing and supporting literacy in the early grades.

2014 TCA Juried Biennial: Copper, featuring 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.

'Trout Fishing in America: and Other Stories' Exhibit

Date & Time: 
Saturday, Oct. 4-Saturday, Jan. 17
Location: 
Top Gallery, ASU Art Museum (51 E 10th St) ASU

ASU English Associate Professor Ron Broglio co-curates and ASU English co-sponsors this exhibit. Artists Bryndis Snæbjörnsdóttir (Iceland) and Mark Wilson (England) explore the networked effects of conservation initiatives in Arizona. Over two years, they researched programs underway to reintroduce the California Condor and the Humpback Chub into the Grand Canyon. Through humor, wonder and surprise, their installation of photographs and videos explores the complexity of human-animal interactions and their combined impact on ecologies.

Reading and Class Visit by Cynthia Hogue

Date & Time: 
Tuesday, Oct. 21, 1:30 p.m.
Location: 
Scottsdale Community College (9000 E Chaparral Rd) Scottsdale, AZ

ASU English Professor Cynthia Hogue reads from Revenance, her latest poetry collection, at this Scottsdale Community College class visit.

More information: http://redhen.org/events/?uuid=8E92392F-AB22-AFE8-1A59-8FA2D0F4CE01

FMS Speaker Series: "Transmedia in the Age of Community" by John Heinsen

Date & Time: 
Tuesday, Oct. 21, 4:30-5:45 p.m.
Location: 
NEW LOCATION: Language and Literature 60 (LL 060) ASU

The Film and Media Studies Program in the Department of English presents "Transmedia in the Age of Community," a talk by John Heinsen, CEO of Bunnygraph and Vice President, New Media, Producers Guild of America (PGA). The event is part of the Film and Media Studies Guest Speaker Series, which brings artists, industry executives, and scholars to ASU for presentations or short residencies throughout the academic year.

Post Coursework to ABD Workshop

Date & Time: 
Wednesday, Oct, 22, 3 p.m.
Location: 
Language and Literature 316 (LL 316) ASU

The English Department Graduate Studies program conducts this advising session on "Post Coursework to ABD" including how to develop the portfolio, bibliography, what to expect in the oral exam, and the colloquy on the dissertation prospectus, ways to best work with your committee, and details in successfully completing the iPOS.

All PhD students are welcome to attend. Bring your questions!

More information:  Sheila Luna 

Project Hieroglyph: "Stories and Visions for a Better Future" with Ed Finn

Date & Time: 
Wednesday, Oct. 22, 7 p.m.
Location: 
Crescent Ballroom (308 N 2nd Ave) Phoenix, AZ

ASU English Assistant Professor Ed Finn is joined in this book launch with Changing Hands Bookstore by science fiction author and essayist Madeline Ashby (Machine Dynasty), Aurora Award-winner Karla Schroeder (Lockstep), Clarke Award-finalist Kathleen Ann Goonan (Queen City Jazz), Zygote Games founder James L.

"Desiring Animals: Biopolitics in South African Literature" Jason D Price PhD defense

Date & Time: 
Thursday, Oct. 23, 1 p.m.
Location: 
Language and Literature 316 (LL 316) ASU

Committee: Ron Broglio (chair), Joni Adamson, and J. Edward Mallot. :: ABSTRACT: This dissertation considers the potential of desire to protect humans, animals, and the environment in the biopolitical times of late capitalism. Through readings of recent South African Literature in English from a postcolonial ecocritical perspective, this project theorizes desire as a mode of resistance to the neocolonial and capitalist instrumentalization of communities of humans and nonhumans, where they are often seen as mere "resources" awaiting consumption and transformation into profit.

English Computing Workshop: Web Browsers: What Browser Should I Use? Tips and Tricks Workshop

Date & Time: 
Thursday, Oct. 23, 2:30 p.m.
Location: 
Language and Literature 648C (LL 648C) ASU

ASU English Director of Technology Bruce Matsunaga instructs this workshop for faculty and staff in the Department of English. You must sign up for the workshops you are interested in taking by using our enrollment form.

Piper Distinguished Visiting Writer Series: Michael Schiffer, screenwriter

Date & Time: 
Thursday, Oct. 23, 6 p.m.
Location: 
Marston Exploration Theater (ISTB4) ASU

ASU English's Film and Media Studies Program co-sponsors this visit by Michael Schiffer, screenwriter of movies such as Crimson Tide and The Peacemaker, who will screen his most renowned film, Colors. Film starts at 6:00pm and will last around 2 hours. Following the film there will be a Talkback and brief Q&A. :: A presentation of the Virginia Piper Center for Creative Writing.

More information: http://piper.asu.edu/event/distinguished-visiting-writer-michael-schiffe...

Author Night with Thandisizwe Chimurenga, facilitated by Neal A. Lester (Arizona Humanities)

Date & Time: 
Thursday, Oct. 23, 6-8 p.m.
Location: 
Arizona Humanities (1242 N Central Ave) Phoenix, AZ

ASU English Professor Neal A. Lester facilitates a conversation with acclaimed journalist and community activist Thandisizwe Chimurenga, who discusses her book No Doubt: The Murder(s) of Oscar Grant at this Arizona Humanites event. Chimurenga examined the events surrounding the murder of a young unarmed black man at the Fruitvale subway station, and subsequent trial of the police officer who shot him. Violent altercations between the police and the public have been in the national spotlight, and raised questions about the culture of state-sanctioned violence.

'Dear White People' Film Screening, with Lee Bebout and Bambi Haggins

Date & Time: 
Thursday, Oct. 23, 6-8:30 p.m.
Location: 
AMC Center Point 11 (730 S Mill Ave) Tempe, AZ

ASU's Council of Coalitions presents this screening of the film "Dear White People." ASU English faculty Bambi Haggins and Lee Bebout lead pre- and post-film discussions.

Free of charge and open to the public.

More information and printable flyer: http://english.clas.asu.edu/files/dearwhitepeoplegraphic_8x8_1072014.jpg

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

GSEA Alt-Ac Career Panel

Date & Time: 
Friday, Oct. 24, 3 p.m.
Location: 
Language and Literature 150 (LL 150) ASU

The Graduate Scholars of English Association (GSEA) presents this panel of ASU English alumni discussing their alternative career paths post-graduation. A social hour will follow at La Bocca.

More information: aasuther@mainex1.asu.edu

Come Home to English 2014

Date & Time: 
Monday-Saturday, Oct. 27-Nov. 1
Location: 
Multiple locations; ASU

The Department of English celebrates ASU Homecoming with literary, art, and community events open to the public. Further details TBA.

More information, when available, will be posted here: http://english.clas.asu.edu/homecoming

Art and Archives Gallery (Come Home to English)

Date & Time: 
Tuesday-Friday, Oct. 28-31, T-Th 9 a.m.-5 p.m., F 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Location: 
Language and Literature 316 (LL 316) ASU

The Come Home to English Art & Archives Gallery is an annual exhibit of original artwork by faculty, staff, students, alumni, and friends of the Department of English at ASU. Curated by Sarah Dean and Bruce Matsunaga.

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

Resume/Cover Letter Workshop

Date & Time: 
Tuesday, Oct. 28, 1 p.m.
Location: 
Business Administration 396 (BA 396) ASU

Are you looking to write your resume, but don't know where to start? Are you looking at job openings, but don't know how to craft a compelling cover letter that will highlight all the right information to sell your application?

Mary Fachman, Career Advisor from ASU Career Services, will meet with English and Film and Media Studies majors to discuss strategies for creating resumes and cover letters that will help make your job application competitive.

Please join us and learn how to communicate your experience, skills, and accomplishments effectively.

ASU Book Group: “A Discreet Gentleman of Discovery" by Kris Tualla

Date & Time: 
Wednesday, Oct. 29, 12 p.m.
Location: 
Language and Literature 165 (LL 165) ASU

Vernissage: Meet the Artists (Come Home to English)

Date & Time: 
Wednesday, Oct. 29, 3:30-5 p.m.
Location: 
Language and Literature 316 (LL 316) ASU

Celebrates the opening of the Come Home to English Art and Archives Gallery. Meet the artists! Live classical guitar music by ASU English Associate Professor Taylor Corse and ASU Film, Dance & Theatre Professor Rob Kaplan. Wine and hors d'oeuvres served. Free of charge and open to the public.

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

Why Human Rights Depend on the Humanities

Date & Time: 
Wednesday, Oct. 29, 4:30 p.m.
Location: 
West Hall 135 (WHALL 135) ASU

Sophia McClennen, professor of international affairs and comparative literature and founding director of the Center for Global Studies at Pennsylvania State University, gives this lecture which is part of the series "Interactions and Interchanges: Literature, Culture, and Globalization."

At Home: Veterans Read and Share Stories (Arizona Humanities)

Date & Time: 
Wednesday, Oct. 29, 6:30-8 p.m.
Location: 
Burton Barr Central Library, Meeting Rm C (1221 N Central Ave) Phoenix, AZ

ASU English alumnus and Vietnam War veteran Dan Shilling (PhD 1987) hosts this five-session book group for male veterans of all eras, with dinner included. The group will read short stories and essays from classic and contemporary authors and talk about their own stories with other veterans.

The group meets every other Wednesday through December 10, is sponsored by Arizona Humanities through a grant from the Maine Humanities Council, and is delivered in partnership with the Arizona State University Pat Tillman Veterans Center.