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.

"Composing Facebook: Digital Literacy and Incoming Writing Transfer in First-Year Composition" Ryan Shepherd PhD defense

Date & Time: 
Tuesday, Sep. 30, 10 a.m.
Location: 
Language and Literature 316 (LL 316) ASU

Committee: Elisabeth Gee (chair), Alice Daer, Paul Matsuda, and Shirley Rose. :: ABSTRACT: Most new first-year composition (FYC) students already have a great deal of writing experience. Much of this experience comes from writing in digital spaces, such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest. This type of writing is often invisible to students: they may not consider it to be writing at all.

Science Fiction TV Dinner: House, M.D. (CSI)

Date & Time: 
Tuesday, Sep. 30, 6-8:45 p.m.
Location: 
Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Virginia G. Piper Auditorium (7380 E 2nd St) Scottsdale, AZ

ASU English/FMS alumnus Joey Eschrich (BA 2008) moderates a conversation featuring Dr. Cathy Seiler, scientific liaison at ASU’s Biodesign Institute, and Dr. Kenneth S.

Project Hieroglyph: Book Launch and Celebration with Ed Finn

Date & Time: 
Tuesday, Sep. 30, 6-8 p.m.
Location: 
Tumblr Headquarters (Manhattan) New York City, NY

Join science fiction visionaries and Hieroglyph contributors Elizabeth Bear and Madeline Ashby and co-editor/ASU English Assistant Professor Ed Finn for a conversation about how science fiction can help prototype bold solutions to our most daunting challenges and help us think constructively and creatively about technology, culture and society.

Humanity 101 'Straight Talk about the N-Word' with Neal Lester

Date & Time: 
Wednesday, Oct. 1, 7 p.m.
Location: 
Oak Park Public Library (834 Lake St) Chicago, IL

Foundation Professor of English Neal A. Lester helps launch a Chicago Public Library's Humanities 101 series with this lecture.

More information: http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/oak-park-river-forest-forest-park/...

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

"Preparing your 'Elevator Speech': Pitching your Work in Conference Settings" (GWA)

Date & Time: 
Thursday, Oct. 2, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
Location: 
Memorial Union (MU) ASU

ASU Graduate Women's Association (GWA), co-led by English graduate student Kalissa Hendrickson, presents this workshop for graduate students. Kammie Kobelyski, a consultant with graduate services in WP Carey, will lead this interactive panel which will replicate the experience of talking to strangers about your work at a conference without the pressures of actually being at a conference! You will learn how to create your 30 second pitch. We will demonstrate how to introduce yourself in various settings including casual events, networking events, and community events.

English Computing Workshop: Camstasia Relay (PowerPoint narration and screen recorder)

Date & Time: 
Thursday, Oct. 2, 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. In order to participate fully, it is recommended that you bring a laptop.

'Trout Fishing in America and Other Stories' (Opening Reception)

Date & Time: 
Thursday, Oct. 2, 5:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.
Location: 
ASU Art Museum (Top Gallery)

ASU English Associate Professor Ron Broglio co-curates Trout Fishing in America and Other Stories.

How Can Art Advance Sustainability? Symposium

Date & Time: 
Friday, Oct. 3, 2014, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: 
ASU Art Museum

ASU English Associate Professor Ron Broglio is joined by an international assemblage of artists, art critics, philosophers, scientists and journalists to discuss conservation and our cultural perceptions of nature.
Cost: Free

'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.

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

 

Individual World Poetry Slam Competition, feat. alumnus Myrlin Hepworth

Date & Time: 
Wednesday-Saturday, Oct. 8-11
Location: 
Multiple venues; Phoenix, AZ

ASU English alumnus Myrlin Hepworth (BA 2011) competes in the Individual World Poetry Slam (iWPS) as Phoenix representative.

More information: http://iwps.poetryslam.com/competition/event-schedule and http://www.statepress.com/?p=150251

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

"Chicana/o Studies and Transnationalism" lecture by Jayson Gonzales Sae-Saue

Date & Time: 
Wednesday, Oct. 8, 4:30 p.m.
Location: 
Language and Literature 316 (LL 316) ASU

This talk examines critical shifts in Chicana/o literature and criticism from the 1960s to the contemporary era in which scholars and cultural brokers have turned overwhelmingly towards transnational and global matters. Sae-Saue explores how earlier paradigms of ethnic studies and foundational Chicana/o texts that now tend to be discarded and viewed as “nationalist” speak to our contemporary transnational era.

Voices of the Rainbow Series with Cynthia Hogue

Date & Time: 
Thursday, Oct. 9, 12 p.m.
Location: 
Long Island Univ. (University Plaza, Library Learning Center, Room 124) Brooklyn, NY

ASU English Professor Cynthia Hogue reads from her newest book of poetry, Revenance, in this series.

More information: http://thelongestisland.blogspot.com/2014/08/voices-of-rainbow-fall-2014...

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

English Computing Workshop: Blackboard Voice Tools

Date & Time: 
Thursday, Oct 9, 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.

Latinos Unidos Celebration, with Alberto Ríos

Date & Time: 
Thursday, Oct. 9, 6-9 p.m.
Location: 
Debi Bisgrove Community Philanthropy Center at ACF (2201 E Camelback Rd, Ste 405B) Phoenix, AZ

ASU English Regents' Professor Alberto Ríos serves as the keynote speaker and will read selected poems as a representative of the Latinos Unidos Leadership Council.

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 sponsored 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