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.

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.

Edgework: David L. Clark on "Animals, Atrocity, Witness"

Date & Time: 
Thursday, Oct. 30, 3 p.m.
Location: 
Language and Literature 165 (LL 165)

The Department of English at ASU hosts David L. Clark of McMaster University with "What Remains to be Seen: Animals, Atrocity, Witness," a presentation for English's Edgework Series. :: Clark’s paper tarries with the only surviving motion picture footage of SS executions to survive the Holocaust—a minute-and-a-half of film in which a dog, a small terrier, suddenly appears in the frame in the most remarkable and wrenching way.

Lecture by Ron Broglio + Homecoming Writing Awards Presentation (Come Home to English)

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

Ron Broglio (Associate Professor of English and Senior Sustainability Scholar at ASU) presents "A Field Guide to English: Or How English Studies Prepared Me to Work with Condors." Following the lecture, winners of English's Homecoming Writing Awards will be announced and will read from their work.
 

Changing Hands Poetry Reading with Kate Gale, Peggy Shumaker, and Pamela Uschuk

Date & Time: 
Thursday, Oct. 30, 7 p.m.
Location: 
Changing Hands Bookstore (6428 S McClintock Dr) Tempe, AZ

Join three poets for a reception and poetry reading in honor of their new books. Features ASU English alumna and Managing Editor of Red Hen Press Kate Gale (BA 1987), with The Goldilocks Zone; Alaska State Writer Laureate Peggy Shumaker with Toucan Nest: Poems of Costa Rica; and American Book Award-winner Pamela Uschuk with Blood Flower.

More information: http://www.changinghands.com/event/gale-oct2014

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

David Broza concert featuring Alberto Ríos

Date & Time: 
Thursday, Oct. 30, 7 p.m.
Location: 
Fox Tucson Theatre (17 W Congress St) Tucson, AZ

ASU English Regents' Professor Alberto Ríos is a special guest in this concert by Israeli folk singer David Broza.

More information: http://azjewishpost.com/2014/israeli-superstar-broza-bringing-peace-mess...

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

Application Deadline: Fourth Annual Sundance Film Festival Internship

Date & Time: 
Friday, Oct. 31
Location: 
Submit to Kevin Sandler (Kevin.Sandler@asu.edu)

Antigone Books Celebration of Poetry with Cynthia Hogue

Date & Time: 
Friday, Oct. 31, 7 p.m.
Location: 
Antigone Books (411 N 4th Ave) Tucson, AZ

ASU English Professor Cynthia Hogue reads from Revenance, her newest poetry collection, at this event in celebration of poetry. Other featured readers include Kate Gale, author of The Goldilocks Zone, Liza Porter, author of Red Stain, and Peggy Shumaker, author of Toucan Nest: Poems of Costa Rica.

More information: http://www.antigonebooks.com/event/celebration-poetry

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

English Booth at ASU Homecoming Block Party

Date & Time: 
Saturday, Nov. 1, 4 p.m.
Location: 
Cady Mall (outside LL) ASU

Part of the annual CLAS celebration, features a giant crossword puzzle designed by Regents' Professor and Arizona Poet Laureate Alberto Ríos, children's book giveaway (for kids ages 3-12) facilitated by ASU English Education students, and writing/building activities (with play-dough!) with Writing Programs representatives. Information about Dept. of English programs and initiatives will be available.

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

La Phoenikera Writers’ Guild Reading Series, with Corey Campbell

Date & Time: 
Saturday, Nov. 1, 7-9 p.m.
Location: 
11th Monk3y Industries (1022 Grand Ave) Phoenix, AZ

ASU English Program Manager and fiction writer Corey Campbell joins AZ-based poets Orlando White and Joshua Marie Wilkinson for an evening of poetry and fiction.

More information: https://laphoenikerawritersguild.files.wordpress.com/2014/03/2ndreading_...

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

Alan Lightman Reading Group: Meeting 2, led by Cora Fox and Paul Davies

Date & Time: 
Wednesday, Nov. 5, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Location: 
Social Sciences 109 (SS 109) ASU

Associate Professor of English Cora Fox (also Associate Director of the IHR) co-leads this reading group (with Paul Davies, Director, The Beyond Center for Fundamental Concepts in Science) in preparation for the Institute for Humanities Research's 2015 Distinguished Lecturer, Alan Lightman, bestselling author of Einstein's Dreams.

"Negotiating the Place of Spirituality in English Language Teaching..." Joseph Ernest Mambu PhD defense

Date & Time: 
Thursday, Nov. 6, 1 p.m.
Location: 
Language and Literature 316 (LL 316) ASU

Full title: "Negotiating the Place of Spirituality in English Language Teaching: A Case Study in an Indonesian EFL Teacher Education Program." Committee: Paul Kei Matsuda (Chair), Patricia Friedrich, and Matthew Prior. :: ABSTRACT: This dissertation project delves into EFL stakeholders' understanding of spiritual identities and relations of power associated with these identities as they were performed in ELT contexts in an undergraduate EFL teacher education program at Jawara Christian University in Indonesia.

Online Conferencing Tools Workshop

Date & Time: 
Thursday, Nov. 6, 2:30 p.m.
Location: 
Language and Literature 648C (LL 648C) ASU

You must sign up for the workshops you are interested in taking by using our enrollment form.