Events

"Colored Green: Reading Fortune In Three of Chaucer’s 'Canterbury Tales'" Krista Lemman MA defense

Date & Time: 
Wednesday, Apr. 16, 1 p.m.
Location: 
Language and Literature 2 (LL 002) ASU

Committee: Robert Sturges, chair; Heather Maring, member; Douglas Course, member. :: ABSTRACT: This study looks at Geoffrey Chaucer's use of the color green as it appears in regards to the settings and antagonists of three of the Canterbury Tales: the Wife of Bath’s Tale, the Friar’s Tale, and the Merchant’s Tale. Following the allegorical approach, it argues that the color green in these tales is symbolic of Fortune, modeled upon Boethian philosophy and the allegory of Guillaume de Lorris and Jean de Meun's thirteenth century French poem, The Romance of the Rose.

ACMRS Ad Hoc Lecture Series: "What Is Between The Covers: Books and the Public/Private Divide" by John Henry Adams

Date & Time: 
Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2 p.m.
Location: 
Lattie Coor Hall Rm 4403 (COOR 4403) ASU

The Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (ACMRS) presents this lecture by English PhD student John Henry Adams.  ::  There is a recurring fantasy in late sixteenth-century English drama that books’ contents are wholly interchangeable, i.e., that you can easily replace the contents of a book without affecting its covers. This fantasy tends to be linked with the idea of a highly malleable self: when people talk about changing their books’ contents, they are actually talking about changing themselves, ideally preserving their original outward seeming.

Tempe Poetry in April with Valerie Bandura (Finn)

Date & Time: 
Wednesday, Apr. 16, 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 and ASU English Instructor Valerie Bandura (Finn).

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.

Glendon and Kathryn Swarthout Awards in Writing Reception and Reading

Date & Time: 
Thursday, Apr. 17, 7:30 p.m.
Location: 
University Club Heritage Rm (UCLUB) ASU

Sponsored by the Creative Writing Program in the Department of English, please join us Thursday evening for this year’s Swarthout Awards Reception featuring ASU fiction writers and poets reading from their award-winning works.

Open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

More information: Corey.Campbell@asu.edu   |   http://english.clas.asu.edu/scholarships-swarthout

Chaucer Celebration 2014: Chaucerian Comedy and the Senses (of Humor)

Date & Time: 
Friday, Apr. 18
Location: 
Multiple locations; ASU

The 2014 Chaucer Celebration will feature a Roundtable discussion on “Medieval Sensuality and Chaucerian Comedy” with guest speaker Professor John Ganim (University of California-Riverside), Professor Richard Newhauser, Department of English, ASU; and Professor Robert Sturges, Department of English, ASU. Later in the day, events will include a graduate student roundtable, an early music concert, an exhibit of early printed material on Chaucerian themes in Hayden Library, and a showing of the film Monty Python and the Holy Grail (coconuts not provided).

"'Good Writing' in Increasingly Internationalized U.S. Universities..." Lizabeth C. Collier PhD defense

Date & Time: 
Friday, Apr. 18, 11 a.m.
Location: 
Language and Literature 103 (LL 103) ASU

Full title: "'Good Writing' in Increasingly Internationalized U.S. Universities: How Instructors Evaluate Different Written Varieties of English." Committee: Aya Matsuda (Chair), Teresa McCarty, Terrence Wiley, and Patricia Friedrich.

"A Brief Introduction to the Small Beast of Hearts" Spencer Hanvik MFA defense

Date & Time: 
Friday, Apr. 18, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Location: 
Language and Literature 165 (LL 165) ASU

Committee: Norman Dubie (chair), Cynthia Hogue, and Jeannine Savard. :: ABSTRACT: A Brief Introduction to the Small Beast of Hearts starts from the basic assumption that the apocalypse is ongoing. From there it explores grief, loss, and the dangers of human ambition.

"Oral Tradition, Activist Journalism and the Legacy of 'Red Power...'" Seong-Hoon Kim PhD defense

Date & Time: 
Monday, Apr. 21, 3:30 p.m.
Location: 
Language and Literature 148 (LL 148) ASU

Full title: "Oral Tradition, Activist Journalism and the Legacy of 'Red Power': Indigenous Cosmopolitics in American Indian Poetry." Committee: Elizabeth Horan (Chair), Simon J. Ortiz, and Gregory Castle. :: ABSTRACT: This dissertation explores how American Indian literature and the legacy of the Red Power movement are linked in the literary representations of what I call “Indigenous Cosmopolitics.” This occurs by way of oral tradition’s role in the movement’s Pan-Indigenous consciousness and rhetoric.

English Club "Meet a Professor": J. Edward Mallot

Date & Time: 
Wednesday, Apr. 23, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
Location: 
Language and Literature 165 (LL 165) ASU

The English Club @ ASU hosts this session where students can meet a stellar member of the English faculty; today's session introduces Assistant Professor in Literature, J. Edward Mallot.

More information: Kira.Assad@asu.edu

"Saintly Topoi: The Liberatory Rhetoric of Medieval Miracle Collections" ACMRS Ad Hoc Lecture by Jordan Loveridge

Date & Time: 
Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2 p.m.
Location: 
Lattie Coor Hall Rm 4403 (COOR 4403) ASU

ASU English PhD Student and Teaching Assistant Jordan Loveridge gives this next presentation in the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (ACMRS) Ad Hoc Lecture Series. :: The stereotypical view of the middle ages suggests a period in which few people were free in the modern sense of the term, especially politically. However, a common literate practice found throughout Europe facilitated the free expression of dissent: miracle collection.

Tempe Poetry in April with David Chorlton

Date & Time: 
Wednesday, Apr. 23, 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 David Chorlton.

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.

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 Alpr. 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.

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," based on the classic novel by Mary Shelley. 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.

"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.

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.

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

More information: Karen.Silva@asu.edu