Events

RSA@ASU Burkean Parlor Night

Date & Time: 
Friday, Apr. 25, 3-7 p.m.
Location: 
Rula Bula (401 S Mill Ave) Tempe, AZ

The Rhetoric Society of America (RSA) @ASU presents this casual gathering where we discuss various topics related to rhetoric and scholarship and socialize with faculty and students. The Apr. 25 topic is "Rhetoricians and Faculty Duties: A Discussion with Faculty."

More information: bdchappe@mainex1.asu.edu

English Computing Workshop: Create a Portfolio Website or Class Site using Digication

Date & Time: 
Friday, Apr. 25, 3:30-5 p.m.
Location: 
Language and Literature 648C (LL 648C) ASU

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

More information: http://english.clas.asu.edu/workshops-s14

CAWP Spring Saturday Institute on Science Writing

Date & Time: 
Saturday, Apr. 26, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Location: 
Arizona Science Center (600 E Washington St) Phoenix, AZ

The Central Arizona Writing Project (CAWP) in the Department of English at ASU and Arizona Science Center invite K-University Teachers, CAWP Teacher Consultants, and Informal and Formal Science Educators to attend this institute themed "What is Science Writing Anyway?"

Piper Writers Studio One-Day Workshop: "Make ’Em Laugh to Make ’Em Cry" with Valerie Bandura (Finn)

Date & Time: 
Saturday, Apr. 26, 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
Location: 
Piper Writers House (PWH) ASU

The Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing presents this one-day workshop facilitated by ASU English Instructor Valerie Bandura (Finn): "Make ’Em Laugh to Make ’Em Cry: How Humor can Improve Our Writing." :: Poems with interesting tonal choices create dynamic poems. They reveal what are our darkest attitudes about subjects that make us uncomfortable. So why are most of our poems so sincere? Somehow, we got the message that we are bound to relay serious information seriously. We may think that a serious subject deserves the dignity of a serious delivery.

"Failing Arizona's English Language Learners..." Adam Ragan MA applied project

Date & Time: 
Tuesday, Apr. 29, 3 p.m.
Location: 
Language and Literature 316 (LL 316) ASU

Full title: "Failing Arizona's English Language Learners: Understanding the history, legal standing, problematic elements, future research opportunities, and present actions about the English Language Development Block." Chair: Karen Adams, Committee member: Elly van Gelderen. :: ABSTRACT: Arizona is one of three states which require K-12 classroom instruction be in English only through what is commonly referred to as 'Structured English Immersion'.

Celebrating Writing in Digital Spaces: A Showcase of E-Portfolios

Date & Time: 
Wednesday, Apr. 30; public is invited 12-3 p.m.
Location: 
Memorial Union Ventana Ballrooms B & C (MU 241) ASU

The Writing Programs in the Department of English at ASU presents this showcase featuring award-winning portfolios of student writing as well as collections of writing teachers’ professional work. Learn how available new portfolio software is shaping the direction of academic collaboration, digital composing, and professional development.

Schedule:

English Club Mary Shelley Movie Night: 'Frankenstein'

Date & Time: 
Wednesday, Apr. 30, 6-8:30 p.m.
Location: 
Language and Literature 165 (LL 165) ASU

The English Club @ ASU presents a screening of the monster thriller, Frankenstein Unbound, "an exotic work of imagination that treats its ‘romantic’ sources (Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein) with the creativity it deserves." All interested students are invited to attend.

More information: Kira.Assad@asu.edu

Tempe Poetry in April with Rebecca Byrkit and guest Jerry Riopelle

Date & Time: 
Wednesday, Apr. 30, 7-8:30 p.m.
Location: 
Tempe Center for the Arts (700 W Rio Salado Pkwy) Tempe, AZ

ASU English alumna Catherine Hammond (MFA 1990) welcomes professional poets and leads stimulating discussions in celebration of National Poetry Month, sponsored by the City of Tempe. This week's installment features poet Rebecca Byrkit and guest Jerry Riopelle.

More information: http://www.tempe.gov/index.aspx?page=3042

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

Superstition Review Issue 13 Launch Party with a Reading by Melissa Pritchard

Date & Time: 
Thursday, May 1, 6-8 p.m.
Location: 
Mesa Arts Center (1 E Main St) Mesa, AZ

ASU English Professor Melissa Pritchard reads from her new novel, Palmerino, at this event celebrating the launch of the Superstition Review's Issue 13. All staff members, contributors, members of the literary community, and friends and family are welcome to join S[R] in the celebration. Guests will have free access to the museum.

The Future of Food: Building Sustainable Food Systems in Indigenous Communities (IHR)

Date & Time: 
Thursday, May 1, 6-8:30 p.m.
Location: 
Heard Museum (2301 N Central Ave) Phoenix, AZ

This free public event, featuring a lecture by Jim Enote, Director and Curator of the Zuni Museum, a poetry reading by ASU English Regents' Professor Simon Ortiz, and a music performance by Randy Kemp, seeks to promote food justice in indigenous communities. Enote’s lecture will discuss traditional Zuni farming as cultural practice and will also introduce the concept of “cultural mapping.” Enote’s work in this area draws on art and cultural knowledge of place to demonstrate Indigenous sustainability practices.

Spring 2014 MTESOL defenses

Date & Time: 
Friday, May 2, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Location: 
Language and Literature 648C (LL 648C) ASU

Students in the ASU English MTESOL program present their applied projects in culmination of their degrees. Schedule follows.
 
9am-10am: Brian Eick

Chair: Dr. Claire Renaud

"Differential effects of spontaneous corrective feedback ..." Cynthia N. Tsunoda MTESOL applied project

Date & Time: 
Friday, May 2, 10 a.m.
Location: 
Language and Literature 68 (LL 068) ASU

Full title: "Differential effects of spontaneous corrective feedback across three modalities of computer-mediated communication." ABSTRACT: This presentation will discuss the results from a one semester mixed-methods longitudinal study, which examined teacher corrective feedback in a synchronous computer-mediated communication setting. Over the course of one semester a learner of English interacted with a native speaker via Skype video, audio only, and text chat twice a week for a total of six weeks.

"Assemblages of Islamist Radicalism: The Online Recruitment Practices of Extremist Terrorists" Flurije Salihu PhD defense

Date & Time: 
Tuesday, May 6, 2:30 p.m.
Location: 
Language and Literature 316 (LL 316) ASU

Committee members: Souad Ali (co-chair), Keith Miller (co-chair), Steven Corman, and James Paul Gee. :: ABSTRACT: This dissertation explores the various online radicalization and recruitment practices of groups like al-Qaeda and Hezbollah, as well as Salafi Jihadists in general.

Department of English Graduate Reception and Awards Ceremony

Date & Time: 
Thursday, May 8, 3-5 p.m.
Location: 
University Club Heritage Rm (UCLUB) ASU

The Department of English presents this annual event celebrating 2013-2014 graduates and award-winners! Professor Keith Miller is the featured speaker and will present "Rethinking Rosa Parks, Charles Billups, and the Civil Rights Movement: Why the National Memory Is Wrong."

Free of charge and open to the public. Refreshments served.

More information: Karen.Silva@asu.edu

Printable flyer: http://english.clas.asu.edu/files/gradrecep14.pdf

El Día de los Niños, El Día de los Libros (Children’s Day, Book Day)

Date & Time: 
Saturday, May 12, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Location: 
Memorial Union Arizona Ballroom (MU 221) ASU

The English Education Program in the Department of English presents the fourth annual Día De Los Niños / Día De Los Libros celebration of kids, language, and culture. Poet and Regents' Professor Alberto Ríos emcees, with special guests Gary Soto, Xavier Garza, Myrlin Hepworth, Aprilynne Pike, Tom Leveen, Bill Konigsberg, and Janette Rallison.

"Vernon Lee: A Life in Letters Reimagined Through the Art of Fiction" Lecture by Melissa Pritchard

Date & Time: 
Wednesday, May 21, 6 p.m.
Location: 
British Institute of Florence, Palazzo Lanfredini (lungarno Guicciardini, 9) Florence, Italy

ASU English Professor Melissa Pritchard discusses the life of Vernon Lee (Violet Paget, 1856-1935), and reads from her own new novel Palmerino at this event sponsored by the British Institute of Florence.

More information: http://www.britishinstitute.it/en/event/520/lecture-melissa-pritchard

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

ASU Book Group

Date & Time: 
Wednesday, May 28, 12-1 p.m.
Location: 
Language and Literature 316 (LL 316) ASU

Sponsored by ASU English, the ASU Book Group will meet to discuss the book "Emily Walks the Sheep Trail" by Cindy Shanks. It's a short book about the historic Arizona Heber-Reno Sheep Trail, as told through the persona of Emily, a new lamb.

The author will be present at the meeting. The book group is open to all ASU faculty, staff and students.

More information: Judith.Smith@asu.edu

 

2014 Symposium on Second Language Writing

Date & Time: 
Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 13-15
Location: 
Memorial Union (MU) ASU

The Department of English at Arizona State University hosts the 2014 Symposium on Second Language Writing. Further details to come.

More information: http://sslw.asu.edu    |    pmatsuda@asu.edu

Feminisms and Rhetorics Conference 2015

Date & Time: 
Wednesday-Saturday, Oct. 28-31
Location: 
Memorial Union (MU) ASU

ASU English and the Writing Programs host the Tenth Biennial Feminisms and Rhetorics Conference, co-chaired by Professors Maureen Daly Goggin and Shirley Rose. Further details are forthcoming.

More information: http://english.clas.asu.edu/feminisms-and-rhetorics