Events

New Graduate Student Orientation

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

ASU English presents this orientation for new graduate students which will include a welcome from the department chair and director of graduate studies, introductions of program directors, and presentations by student groups, representatives from ASU Libraries and Graduate Education, and the internship coordinator. Further details to follow as we near the date.

More information: Sheila.Luna@asu.edu

Cynthia Hogue and Karen Brennan Book Launch and Reception

Date & Time: 
Thursday, Aug 28, 7:15 p.m.
Location: 
Changing Hands Bookstore (6428 S. McClintock Dr) Tempe, AZ

ASU English Professor Cynthia Hogue and Karen Brennan read from their new collections: Cynthia Hogue from Revenance (Red Hen Press, 2014) and Karen Brennan from little dark (Four Way Books, 2014). Reception at the event. Book signing to follow poetry reading, which will start at 7:30 p.m. Free and open to the public.

More information:  http://www.changinghands.com/event/hoguebrennan-aug2014

Labor Day Holiday

Date & Time: 
Monday, Sep. 1
Location: 
Department of English; ASU

ASU Department of English offices are closed in observance of the Labor Day holiday.

Hack 4 Humanity Hackathon (Project Humanities)

Date & Time: 
Saturday - Sunday, Sep 20 - 21, 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Location: 
Sun Devil Fitness Complex (400 E Avache Blvd) Tempe, AZ

ASU Professor Neal A. Lester directs ASU Project Humanities which sponsors Hack 4 Humanity.  The mission of Hacks 4 Humanity is to create technology solutions and initiatives, that will contribute to the social good and address the needs of humanity using the 7 principles of ASU Project Humanities “Humanity 101” movement.

ASU Book Group

Date & Time: 
Wednesday, Sep. 24, 12 p.m.
Location: 
Language and Literature 165 (LL 165) ASU

Sponsored by ASU English, the ASU Book Group meets to discuss pre-selected books. The book's author is often present at the group meeting.

The book group is open to all ASU faculty, staff and students.

More information: Judith.Smith@asu.edu

What Can I Do with a Major in English or Film and Media Studies?

Date & Time: 
Tuesday, Oct. 7, 1:00 p.m.
Location: 
Language and Literature 316 (LL 316) ASU

A review of popular career options for students in English and Film and Media Studies, a talk focusing on transferable skills, and a discussion about the value of internships.  (featuring Mary Fachman, ASU Career Services)

For more information or to RSVP:  Krstovich@asu.edu

 

New York Book Launch of 'Revenance' with Cynthia Hogue

Date & Time: 
Thursday, Oct 9, 7 p.m.
Location: 
Berl's Poetry Shop, (126A Front Street) Brooklyn, NY

ASU English Professor Cynthia Hogue launches Revenance in New York, with Elisabeth Frost and Alicia Ostriker.

More information:  http://www.public.asu.edu/~chogue1/events.html

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

A Reading with Omnidawn Authors and Cynthia Hogue

Date & Time: 
Friday, Oct 10, 7 p.m.
Location: 
Poets House (10 River Terrace) New York, NY

 ASU English Professor Cynthia Hogue reads from her translations with other Omnidawn Press authors.

More Information:  http://www.public.asu.edu/~chogue1/events.html

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

Internship Information Session

Date & Time: 
Wednesday, Oct, 15, 1 p.m.
Location: 
Language and Literature 316 (LL 316) ASU

A review of popular internship opportunities for English and Film and Media Studies majors, along with a discussion on strategy for getting the most out of the internship experience.  (featuring Prof. Kevin Sandler and Ruby Macksoud)

For more information or to RSVP:  Krstovich@asu.edu

"Maria Tallchief": Ortiz/Labriola Lecture by Sandy Osawa, Filmmaker

Date & Time: 
Thursday, Oct. 16, 7 p.m.
Location: 
Heard Museum (2301 N Central Ave) Phoenix, AZ

Sandy Osawa (Makah), a filmmaker based in Seattle, WA, is the featured speaker in the fall 2014 installment of the Simon Ortiz and Labriola Center Lecture on Indigenous Land, Culture, and Community, presenting "Maria Tallchief," a lecture, film, and Q&A.

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...

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

Learn to create compelling cover letters and resumes that will grab employers’ attention.

Date & Time: 
Tuesday, Oct. 28, 1 p.m.
Location: 
Language and Literature 316 (LL 316) ASU

Learn to create compelling cover letters and resumes that will grab employers’ attention. (featuring Mary Fachman, ASU Career Services)

For more information or to RSVP: Krstovich@asu.edu

ASU Book Group

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

Sponsored by ASU English, the ASU Book Group meets to discuss pre-selected books. The books' authors are often present at the group meetings.

The book group is open to all ASU faculty, staff and students.

Western States Rhetoric and Literacy Conference 2014

Date & Time: 
Friday-Saturday, Nov. 7-8
Location: 
Univ. of Nevada, Reno (1664 N Virginia St) Reno, NV

ASU English Associate Professor Peter Goggin founded and coordinates this annual conference. In 2014, it is themed "Literacies and Rhetorics of Crisis."

More information: http://groups.unr.edu/rhetoric/wsrl2014_Register.html

Veterans Day Holiday

Date & Time: 
Tuesday, Nov. 11
Location: 
Department of English; ASU

ASU Department of English offices are closed in observance of the Veterans Day holiday.

2014 Symposium on Second Language Writing

Date & Time: 
Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 13-15
Location: 
Memorial Union (MU) ASU

The Department of English at Arizona State University hosts the 2014 Symposium on Second Language Writing. Further details to come.

More information: http://sslw.asu.edu    |    pmatsuda@asu.edu

How to Network to Launch Your Career

Date & Time: 
Tuesday, Nov. 18, 1 p.m.
Location: 
Language and Literature 316 (LL 316) ASU

The do’s and don’ts of professional networking, the importance of branding, online/social media etiquette, and the power of LinkedIn.  (with Mary Fachman)

For more information or to RSVP:  Krstovich@asu.edu

ASU Book Group

Date & Time: 
Wednesday, Dec. 3, 12 p.m.
Location: 
Language and Literature 165 (LL 165) ASU

Sponsored by ASU English, the ASU Book Group meets to discuss pre-selected books. The books' authors are often present at the group meetings.

The book group is open to all ASU faculty, staff and students.

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) invites session and paper proposals for its annual interdisciplinary conference. We welcome papers that explore any topic related to the study and teaching of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, and especially those that focus on: "Trades, Talents, Guilds, and Specialists: Getting Things Done in the Middle Ages and Renaissance."