Events

Twenty-Seventh Conference of the International Society for Humor Studies

Date & Time: 
Monday-Friday, Jun. 29-Jul. 3
Location: 
Holy Names Univ.; Oakland, CA
Campus: 
Off campus

ASU English Professors Emeritus Don and Alleen Nilsen participate in the 27th Conference of the International Society for Humor Studies.

More information: https://www.hnu.edu/ishs/ISHS2015/ISHS2015_FullProgram.html

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

Independence Day Holiday

Date & Time: 
Friday, Jul. 3
Location: 
Department of English Main Office (LL 542) ASU
Campus: 
Tempe campus

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

Poetry for the Himalayas: A Benefit Reading for Nepal, with Samyak Shertok and Alberto Ríos

Date & Time: 
Friday, Jul. 10, 7 p.m.
Location: 
Changing Hands Bookstore (6428 S McClintock Dr) Tempe, AZ
Campus: 
Off campus

ASU alum and Nepal native Samyak Shertok (MFA 2014) joins his mentor Alberto Ríos, Regents' Professor of English and the inaugural Arizona Poet Laureate, for a night of poetry, snacks, and a silent auction to benefit his non-profit fundraiser for Nepal.

More information: http://www.changinghands.com/event/fridaypoetry-jul2015

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

Part I: Flash Memoir: The Art of Writing the Self in 750 Words or Less, with Rosemarie Dombrowski

Date & Time: 
Wednesday, Jul. 22, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Location: 
Changing Hands Phoenix (300 W Camelback Rd) Phoenix, AZ
Campus: 
Off campus

ASU English alumna Rosemarie Dombrowski (BA 1996; PhD 2007) leads this two-part creative writing workshop. In the first session, she reads and discusses several flash memoirs and leads an in-class writing exercise. After completing the take-home writing prompt, participants workshop their original pieces of flash memoir in the second session and receive feedback on style, pace, syntax, and more.

More information: http://www.changinghands.com/event/dombrowski-jul2015-1

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

Part II: Flash Memoir: The Art of Writing the Self in 750 Words or Less, with Rosemarie Dombrowski

Date & Time: 
Wednesday, Jul. 29, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Location: 
Changing Hands Phoenix (300 W Camelback Rd) Phoenix, AZ
Campus: 
Off campus

ASU English alumna Rosemarie Dombrowski (BA 1996; PhD 2007) leads this two-part creative writing workshop. In the first session, she reads and discusses several flash memoirs and leads an in-class writing exercise. After completing the take-home writing prompt, participants workshop their original pieces of flash memoir in the second session and receive feedback on style, pace, syntax, and more.

More information: http://www.changinghands.com/event/dombrowski-jul2015-1

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

Fall Welcome CLAS Assembly: Dept. of English Session

Date & Time: 
Tuesday, Aug. 18, 9-10 a.m.
Location: 
Language and Literature 2 (LL 002) ASU
Campus: 
Tempe campus

Welcome to the Department of English! English welcomes new undergraduate students attending the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences welcome events. Join us at this department-specific session, where you can meet our faculty leadership and academic advising team, and find out about internship, study abroad, involvement opportunities, and upcoming events.

English: Start Here. Go Anywhere.

More information: Linda.Sullivan@asu.edu

New English Graduate Student Orientation and Reception

Date & Time: 
Friday, Aug. 21, 3 p.m.
Location: 
Language and Literature 316 (LL 316) ASU
Campus: 
Tempe campus

The ASU Department of English welcomes new and returning graduate students for the 2015-2016 academic year! The event includes presentations of important information and introductions of key personnel.

Agenda

Welcoming Comments – Mark Lussier, Department Chair and Ron Broglio, Director of Graduate Studies

Presentations:

  • Jennifer Cason, Graduate Education Professional Development
  • Erin Trujillo, Assistant Director, Counseling and Consultation
  • Robert Thompson and Rachel Bricker, Global Launch
  • Graduate and Professional Student Association (GPSA) Representative
  • Jennifer Quincey, Institute for Humanities Research
  • Joe Buenker, University Libraries
  •  Ruby Macksoud, Internships
  • Tracey Flores, Graduate Women’s Association (GWA)
  • Steven Hopkins, President, local chapter of Rhetoric Society of America (RSA)
  • Abigail Oakley and Kayla Bruce, Southwest English Symposium (SWES - Graduate Student Conference)
  • Crystine Miller, Americanist Reading Group
  • Rebecca Robinson, President, Graduate Scholars of English Assoc. (GSEA)
  • Keri Slatus, GSEA Peer Mentoring Program

Introductions of Staff and Program Directors:

  • Sheila Luna, Graduate Program Manager
  • Kira Assad, Graduate Program/Internship Specialist
  • Aaron Baker, Film and Media Studies
  • Dan Bivona, Literature
  • Jessica Early, English Education
  • Cynthia Hogue, Creative Writing
  • Mark James, Linguistics/TESOL
  • Keith Miller, Writing, Rhetorics, and Literacies

More information: Sheila.Luna@asu.edu

"Richard III, York Motets and Pageantry, and the Liturgy of Sovereignty" ACMRS Ad Hoc lecture by Juliet Wilkins

Date & Time: 
Friday, Aug. 28, 1 p.m.
Location: 
Lattie Coor Hall Rm 4403 (COOR 4403) ASU
Campus: 
Tempe campus

Juliet Wilkins, an ASU English PhD student, presents "‘Venite Adoramus’: Richard III, York Motets and Pageantry, and the Liturgy of Sovereignty" as part of the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies ad hoc lecture series.

The Body of Christ: Corpus Christi. For over a century, the people of Medieval York celebrated the (lately instituted) Church festival with an elaborate series of plays that would often set the guilds against one another as they competed for the attention of the civic leaders and the opportunity to show off their wares. The Body of Christ: The Church Universal. The plays withstood both changes in government and the Reformation only to be abandoned thanks to changing economic circumstances and their dangerous Marian iconography. The Body of Christ: The King's Body. Increasingly, the York Corpus Christi plays became associated with the ceremony accompanying royal entries, as York prepared to receive her king. The play is occupied a pivotal role in shaping the city's often problematic political sentiments. Uncovering the many Bodies of Christ in York's Corpus Christi cycle helps illuminate the tangled intersection of religion, politics, liturgy, and ceremony in Early Modern England.

Free of charge and open to the public.

More information: https://veniteadoramus.eventbrite.com

ASU MFA in Creative Writing 30th Anniversary Reading

Date & Time: 
Thursday, Oct. 1, time TBA
Location: 
Hayden Library (LIB) ASU
Campus: 
Tempe campus

ASU English's MFA in Creative Writing Program celebrates its 30th year with readings and a reception at the Hayden Library. Further details are forthcoming.

More information: Corey.Campbell@asu.edu

Ortiz/Labriola Lecture by Lori Alvord, Surgeon

Date & Time: 
Thursday, Oct. 22, 7 p.m.
Location: 
Heard Museum (2301 N Central Ave) Phoenix, AZ
Campus: 
Off campus

Surgeon Dr. Lori Alvord (Navajo) is the featured speaker in the fall 2015 installment of the Simon Ortiz and Labriola Center Lecture on Indigenous Land, Culture, and Community. Further details on Alvord's talk are forthcoming.

The Simon Ortiz and Labriola Center Lecture on Indigenous Land, Culture, and Community at Arizona State University addresses topics and issues across disciplines in the arts, humanities, sciences, and politics. Underscoring Indigenous American experiences and perspectives, this series seeks to create and celebrate knowledge that evolves from an inclusive Indigenous worldview and that is applicable to all walks of life. ASU Sponsors include: American Indian Policy Institute | American Indian Studies Program | Department of English | School of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies | Indian Legal Program in the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law | Labriola National American Indian Data Center | School of Art in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts | Women and Gender Studies in the School of Social Transformation. The Heard Museum is our community partner.

Series website: http://english.clas.asu.edu/indigenous