Events

BBC Pride and Prejudice 1995: Reflections around a Much-Loved Production, feat. Devoney Looser

Date & Time: 
Saturday Sep. 5, 2015, 10a.m.–6 p.m.
Location: 
Chawton House Library; Chawton, Alton, Hampshire, GU34 1SJ, U.K.
Campus: 
Off campus

ASU English Professor Devoney Looser participates in this day of talks to celebrate and commemorate the Sept. 1995 landmark television production of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. Speakers who have published widely on Jane Austen in adaptation will reflect on the place of Pride and Prejudice in popular culture before and after 1995. Simon Langton, Director, will reminisce on his own role, and the day will close with a roundtable involving some of the original cast and crew.

More information: http://www.chawtonhouse.org/?conferences_seminars=bbc-pride-and-prejudic...

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

Labor Day Holiday

Date & Time: 
Monday, Sep. 7, 2015
Location: 
Department of English Main Office (LL 542) ASU
Campus: 
Tempe campus

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

English Computing Workshop: Blackboard Grade Center (Weighted Grades)

Date & Time: 
Thursday, Sep. 10, 2015, 3-4:30 p.m.
Location: 
Language and Literature 648C (LL 648C) ASU
Campus: 
Tempe campus

ASU English Director of Digital Technology Bruce Matsunaga facilitates this workshop for faculty and staff in the Department of English. Registration required.

More information: http://english.clas.asu.edu/workshops-f15

"How Traditional Knowledge Can Help Save the Planet" Panel feat. Simon Ortiz

Date & Time: 
Friday, Sep. 11, 2015, 12-1:30 p.m.
Location: 
Wrigley Hall Rm 481 (WGHL 481) ASU
Campus: 
Tempe campus

ASU English Regents' Professor Simon Ortiz participates with doctoral student Ed Dee in a discussion moderated by Chris Rainier, director of the Global Program for Traditional Knowledge and Sustainability. The discussion will explore such questions as "What does traditional ecological knowledge mean? What role can it play in today’s world? Can local traditional knowledge solutions be scaled to a global platform?" and "How do traditional knowledge stories play a role in teaching future generations to treat the planet and all of its elements in a different way?"

Free of charge and open to the public. Sponsored by the ASU Julie Anne Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability.

More information and RSVP: https://sustainability.asu.edu/events/rsvp/help-save-planet 

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

Navajo Nation Poet Laureate Induction of Laura Tohe

Date & Time: 
Friday, Sep. 11, 2015, 7 p.m.
Location: 
Navajo Nation Technical Univ. (NTU Hospitality Bldg) Crown Point, NM
Campus: 
Off campus

ASU English Professor Laura Tohe is named the new Poet Laureate of the Navajo Nation at this honoring ceremony.

More information: http://english.clas.asu.edu/files/PoetLaureateInvitation2.jpg |   imorris@navajotech.edu

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

rl txt Fall Renewal: Poly campus

Date & Time: 
Saturday, Sep. 12, 2015, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Location: 
ASU Poly, Santa Catalina Hall (SANCA 133) Mesa, AZ
Campus: 
Polytechnic campus

Summer 2015 rl txt participants are invited to this event themed "Writing the past—creating the future." Join us for a morning of writing and sharing together (bring paper and pen). We’ll explore and write the stories that matter most in our lives, while envisioning new stories that could become our futures. We look forward to seeing and writing with you all.

$25 per student. Please bring cash or checks made to ‘ASU’ on day of event.

Supported by the Central Arizona Writing Project and Department of English at ASU.

RSVP to Tina Norgren: Tina.Norgren@asu.edu  |  480.965.3224

Printable flyer: http://english.clas.asu.edu/files/rltxtfallrenewal2015.pdf

Rythme et arts plastiques Symposium, feat. Mark Lussier

Date & Time: 
Monday, Sep. 14, 2015, 9:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Location: 
CRAL - EHESS (105 Bd. Raspail, 75006) Paris, France
Campus: 
Off campus

ASU English Professor and Chair Mark Lussier gives a featured address at this Journée d'étude symposium.

More information: http://actualites.ehess.fr/nouvelle6751.html

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

Five-Part Fems with Pens Writing Workshop with Jacquelyn Lynch: Part I

Date & Time: 
Monday, Sep. 14, 2015, 5-6:30 p.m.
Location: 
Changing Hands Bookstore (6428 S McClintock Dr) Tempe, AZ
Campus: 
Off campus

ASU English alumna Jacquelyn Lynch (MA 1995; PhD 2001) leads this five-week workshop for girls in grades 7-12. Participants write fiction and nonfiction in a variety of exercises, then discuss and edit each others' work in a creative and supportive environment. The group meets Mondays, on Sep. 14, 21, 28, and Oct. 5 and 12.

More information: http://www.changinghands.com/event/fems-tmp-sep2015

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

H.D. and Feminist Poetics Conference, feat. Cynthia Hogue

Date & Time: 
Thursday-Saturday, Sep. 17-19
Location: 
Historic Hotel Bethlehem (437 Main St) Bethlehem, PA
Campus: 
Off campus

ASU English Professor Cynthia Hogue is a keynote speaker at this conference commemorating the sesquicentennial anniversary of Lehigh University and celebrating the life, works, and legacies of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania's own Hilda Doolittle.

More information: https://english.cas2.lehigh.edu/content/hd-and-feminist-poetics

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

Game of Thrones: Hierarchy and Violence Symposium

Date & Time: 
Saturday, Sep. 19, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Location: 
Scottsdale Civic Center Library (3839 N Drinkwater Blvd) Scottsdale, AZ
Campus: 
Off campus

Presented by the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (directed by ASU English Professor Robert Bjork) and the ASU Center for Film, Media & Popular Culture (directed by ASU English Professor Peter Lehman), this public symposium will analyze conflicting aspects of medieval violence and hierarchy, comparing political history with the fiction of the Game of Thrones. From a novel adapted as an HBO television series, Game of Thrones develops densely constructed worlds suffused with magical thinking. These elements of class, of violence and of the supernatural, constitute the focus for a program that opens up new areas of inquiry.

Why do people desire power? Is violence the way to power? Is this the allure of Game of Thrones? Join us on September 19th as we delve into these dilemmas of human nature and society.
 
This 3-hour program, made possible by a grant from Arizona Humanities,

Program:
Maria-Claudia Tomany, Vice Provost, Saint Xavier University
Kelly Devries, Professor of History, Loyola University Maryland
William Luhr, Professor of English, Saint Peter's University

  • 10:30-11:00am - Welcome and introduction of speakers
  • 11:00-12:00pm - Presentations and Discussion
  • 12:00-1:00pm - Break for Lunch
  • 1:00-2:30pm - Presentations and Closing Discussion

More information: https://asuevents.asu.edu/game-thrones-hierarchy-and-violence