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

Application Deadline: Fourth Annual Sundance Film Festival Internship

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

Donation Deadline: Animal Rescue Organization Drives

Date & Time: 
Friday, Oct. 31
Location: 
Donations to Karen Dwyer (Karen.Dwyer@asu.edu) or Adelheid Thieme (Adelheid.Thieme@asu.edu)

The Department of English's Community Engagement Committee wraps up its drive for donations to animal rescue organizations on Friday, Oct. 31. This year, Mild Cats of ASU and Lost Our Home Pet Foundation are beneficiaries.

More information: http://english.clas.asu.edu/node/3567

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

Ninth Annual Emeritus College Symposium

Date & Time: 
Saturday, Nov. 1, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Location: 
Memorial Union (MU) ASU

ASU English PhD student Jeff Holmes is keynote speaker and Professors Emeriti Don and Alleen Nilsen are presenters and organizers at this ASU Emeritus College event.

More information: http://emerituscollege.asu.edu/symp.html

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

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.

Modernist Studies Association 16: Confluence and Division

Date & Time: 
Thursday-Sunday, Nov. 6-9
Location: 
Omni William Penn Hotel (530 William Penn Pl) Pittsburgh, PA

ASU English Professors Cynthia Hogue and Gregory Castle participate as presenters in this annual modernist studies conference.

More information: http://msa.press.jhu.edu/conferences/msa16/program.html

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

"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.

English Computing Workshop: Online Conferencing Tools

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

Director of Technology Bruce Matsunaga presents this workshop for faculty and staff in the Department of English.

Perils and Perks of Privilege Workshop (Project Humanities)

Date & Time: 
Thursday, Nov. 6, 6-8:30 p.m.
Location: 
Desert Botanical Garden (1201 N Galvin Pkwy) Phoenix, AZ

ASU English Foundation Professor and Project Humanities Director Neal A. Lester co-facilitates the final installment out of six unique workshops in which activities and presentations are used to explore the idea of privilege. We'll also consider strategies for combating the multitude of systemic biases that play out in our lives everyday.

Special Guest: -Rashaad Thomas, USAF Veteran Stylist and Fashion Designer, Poet and Activist

Co-facilitator: -Yvette Johnson, BA, Filmmaker and Author Funded in part by the Arizona Humanities Council

Western States Rhetoric and Literacy Conference 2014

Date & Time: 
Friday-Saturday, Nov. 7-8
Location: 
Univ. of Nevada, Reno (1664 N Virginia St) Reno, NV

ASU English Associate Professor Peter Goggin founded and coordinates this annual conference. In 2014, it is themed "Literacies and Rhetorics of Crisis."

More information: http://groups.unr.edu/rhetoric/wsrl2014_Register.html

CANCELLED: The Business of Kindness (Project Humanities) CANCELLED

Date & Time: 
Fri, Nov. 7, 6–8 p.m.
Location: 
CANCELLED

10/27 UPDATE at 3:05 p.m.: This event has been CANCELLED and will be rescheduled in spring 2015.

Project Humanities--directed by ASU English Foundation Professor Neal A. Lester--presents this conversation with Marcia Meyer, Founder of The Be Kind People Project, and Tricia Griffin, Director of Strategic Communications at Dignity Health, creator of Hello HumanKindness campaign.

More information: https://humanities.asu.edu/sites/default/files/imce/%28Both%20in%20One%2...

A Roundtable with Hsinya Huang, National Sun Yat-sen University

Date & Time: 
Monday, Nov. 10, 10-11:15 a.m.
Location: 
Social Sciences 109 (SS 109) ASU

Please join Professor Huang for a roundtable focusing on the intersections of American studies, Asia-Pacific American Studies, Indigenous Studies, and the Environmental Humanities.

"Trans-Indigenous Ecopoetics: Stars, Ocean, and the Multispecies World in Pacific Islanders’ Literature" Lecture by Hsinya Huang

Date & Time: 
Monday, Nov. 10, 4 p.m.
Location: 
Lattie Coor Hall Rm 4403 (COOR 4403) ASU

In her introduction to Shades of the Planet: American Literature as World Literature, Wai Chee Dimock puts forth that the field of American Studies is "fluid and amorphous, shaped and reshaped by emerging forces, by 'intricate interdependencies' between 'the near and afar, the local and the distant.'" This lecture will examine the fluid, “trans-indigenous” ecopoetics of Pacific Islanders’ literature, drawing on James Clifford's evocation of New Caledonia as connecting place to ocean world, Epeli Hau’ofa’s Pacific-based turn against Asi

Veterans Day Holiday

Date & Time: 
Tuesday, Nov. 11
Location: 
Department of English; ASU

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