Events

2014 TCA Juried Biennial: Copper, feat. 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.

FMS Speaker Series: A Conversation with Charles E. Eglee

Date & Time: 
Tuesday, Nov. 25, 4:30-6 p.m.
Location: 
Lattie Coor Hall Rm 186 (COOR 186) ASU

The FMS Speaker Series presents Charles E. “Chic” Eglee, screenwriter and producer. Eglee sits down with ASU English Associate Professor Kevin Sandler to discuss his thirty years in the television business, writing for and producing such shows as St. Elsewhere, NYPD Blue, The Shield, Dexter, The Walking Dead, and Hemlock Grove.

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

Date & Time: 
Wednesday, Nov. 26, 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.

Thanksgiving Holidays

Date & Time: 
Thursday-Friday, Nov. 27-28
Location: 
Department of English Main Office (LL 542) ASU

ASU Department of English offices are closed and classes are not in session in observance of the Thanksgiving Holidays.

Donation Deadline: Granola Bar and Juice Box Drive

Date & Time: 
Monday, Dec. 1
Location: 
Sign up at http://goo.gl/forms/w6p4cSvUbT

The Department of English Community Engagement Committee presents its Granola Bar and Juice Box Drive benefitting Tempe's Marcos DeNiza High School. The drive runs November 10-December 1, 2014.

To pledge your donation, please visit: http://goo.gl/forms/w6p4cSvUbT

More information: ttflore@asu.edu

CFP Deadline: 20th Southwest English Symposium

Date & Time: 
Monday, Dec. 1
Location: 
Submit to swes.asu@gmail.com

The Graduate Scholars of English Association (GSEA) co-hosts the 29th SWES. Our theme for the 2015 interdisciplinary SWES conference is “Transitions” and what that means to the disciplines we work in - across English, the Humanities, Arts, Business, Politics, Sciences, Social spheres, and Technology. The concept is often relevant to scholars in many fields and especially to those whose work straddles the boundaries of one or more disciplines.

ASU Book Group: "A World Apart" by Camelia Skiba

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

Sponsored by ASU English, this meeting of the ASU Book Group will discuss “A World Apart,” by ASU staff member Camelia Skiba, assistant to the director of the School of Earth and Space Exploration.

The romance novel is set in Romania, which is Skiba’s native country. It is the story of Lt. Cassandra Toma, a trauma surgeon in the Romanian National Army, who starts her deployment at a joint-unit air base on a wrong foot, clashing on her first day with her new commander, Maj. David Hunt.

English Computing Workshop: Google Sites for Quick Web Site Creation

Date & Time: 
Thursday, Dec. 4, 2:30 p.m.
Location: 
Language and Literature 648C (LL 648C) ASU

ASU English Director of Technology Bruce Matsunaga facilities this workshop for faculty and staff in English. Registration required.

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.

Donation Deadline: Fall Food Drive

Date & Time: 
Friday, Dec. 5
Location: 
Donations to Dept. of English Main Office (LL 542) ASU

Donation Deadline: Adopt-a-Family

Date & Time: 
Friday, Dec. 5
Location: 
Donations to Karen Dwyer (Karen.Dwyer@asu.edu) or Adelheid Thieme (Adelheid.Thieme@asu.edu)

The Department of English Community Engagement Committee presents its "Adopt-a-Family" drive benefitting St. Vincent de Paul and an ASU staff family. The drive runs November 12-December 5, 2014.

Last year we adopted 3 St. Vincent de Paul families and 1 ASU staff family providing them with clothing and small gifts. We have requested the same number of families this year and have already received the wish list for the ASU staff family (3 children, 1 mom).

To support either:

CFP Deadline: 2015 ASU Composition Conference

Date & Time: 
Monday, Dec. 8, by 11:59 p.m.
Location: 
Submit via http://english.clas.asu.edu/asucc-2015

Individual and panel submissions of two or more presenters will be accepted. Proposals need not be lengthy. Sessions are 60 minutes. You are encouraged to present on any subject that will encourage effective composition instruction. Of particular interest are topics related to teaching with technology/teaching hybrid courses.

This conference is an excellent opportunity for those who teach composition to gather and exchange ideas and methods for improving classroom instruction. Join us for a day of learning and professional dialogue!

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

Date & Time: 
Wednesday, Dec. 10, 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.

Writing Around Phoenix: CAWP Mobile Youth Writing Camp

Date & Time: 
Monday-Friday, Dec. 29-Jan. 2, 9 a.m-12:30 p.m.
Location: 
Multiple locations; Phoenix, AZ

Sponsored by ASU English's Central Arizona Writing Project, the purpose of this mobile writing camp is to create a space for young authors that mirrors the space writers and artists use to create their work. Students will observe closely, experience and write their stories, poems, plays, novels, etc. during a week of teacher led workshops and exercises. Students will use the light rail, museums and public library as a springboard for their writing.

CFP Deadline: 21st Annual Graduate Linguistics/TESOL Symposium

Date & Time: 
Wednesday, Jan. 7
Location: 
Submit to ASULinguisticsTESOL@gmail.com

We invite abstracts for 20-minute talks plus 10-minute discussions on any aspect of linguistics and language learning, including but not limited to: Theoretical Linguistics ● Psycholinguistics ● Second Language Writing ● Historical Linguistics ● Syntax ● English as a Foreign Language ● Phonology ● Morphology ● Bilingual Education ● Semantics ● Discourse Analysis ● Language Policy ● Sociolinguistics ● Pragmatics ● Interdisciplinary Linguistics ● Applied Linguistics ● English as a Global Language ● Philosophy of Language ● World Englishes ●

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."

20th Southwest English Symposium

Date & Time: 
Friday-Saturday, Feb. 6-7
Location: 
College Avenue Commons (CAVC) ASU

The Graduate Scholars of English Association (GSEA) co-presents the 20th SWES. Our theme for the 2015 interdisciplinary SWES conference is “Transitions” and what that means to the disciplines we work in - across English, the Humanities, Arts, Business, Politics, Sciences, Social spheres, and Technology. The concept is often relevant to scholars in many fields and especially to those whose work straddles the boundaries of one or more disciplines.

More information: http://english.clas.asu.edu/swes2015

2015 ASU Composition Conference

Date & Time: 
Saturday, Feb. 28
Location: 
Multiple locations; ASU

Join us for a day of learning, networking, and professional conversation. This conference is an excellent opportunity for those who teach composition to gather and exchange ideas and methods for improving classroom instruction.

More information: http://english.clas.asu.edu/asucc-2015

21st Annual Graduate Linguistics/TESOL Symposium

Date & Time: 
Saturday, Feb. 28, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Location: 
Memorial Union (MU) ASU

This interdisciplinary symposium is an opportunity for graduate students and faculty to share their work in the fields of Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, TESOL, Language Studies, and other related fields. It provides a friendly academic environment for participants to present research and receive feedback, as well as to network with other students/faculty.

English @ ASU Night of the Open Door 2015

Date & Time: 
Saturday, Feb. 28 **Note New Date**
Location: 
Multiple locations; ASU

Stay tuned for information on English's events at Night of the Open Door 2014! Further details forthcoming about this ASU-wide open house.

More information, when available, will be posted here: https://opendoor.asu.edu/unit/department-english