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Alumnus Matthew Gavin Frank reading from "Preparing the Ghost: An Essay Concerning the Giant Squid and Its First Photographer, " Part of the MFA Reading Series 2014. 11/18/2014.
Award Winner Mia Aguilera Reading "Niagara Falls," part of our Homecoming celebration. 10/30/14.
El Día de los Niños, El Día de los Libros (Children’s Day, Book Day), 5/12/14.
Keynote - Myrlin Hepworth.
Keynote - Xavier Garza.
Keynote - Gary Soto.
Performance - ASU Preparatory Academy - In and Out of Shadows.
Closing words - Alberto Álvaro Ríos, Tracey Flores, and James Blasingame.
A Celebration of Arizona’s First Poet Laureate: Alberto Álvaro Ríos. 11/25/2013.
Introductory remarks by:
Mark Lussier, Chair, ASU Department of English
John McComish, Arizona State Senator
Robert Booker, Director, Arizona Commission on the Arts
George Justice, Dean of Humanities, ASU College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Cynthia Hogue, Acting Director, ASU Creative Writing Program
"Love and Other Marvels," the MFA Faculty Reading 2013. MFA Faculty, 2/14/2013.
Performance and Discussion of "Nappy Hair" By Carolivia Herron | Performance with Dr. Neal A. Lester, 10/02/12.
Poet Ray Gonzalez reading various poems. Introduction by John-Michael Bloomquist. 3/12/2012.
Bernard Cooper reading from "The Bill From My Father: A Memoir." Introduction by Laura Ashworth. 2/26/2012.
A. Van Jordan reading various poems including "I've Heard the Mermaids Singing" and " "The Red Balloon." Introduction by John-Michael Bloomquist. 2/26/2012.
Pam Houston reading from "Contents May Have Shifted: A Novel." Introduction by Sarah Hynes. 2/26/12.
Eleanor Wilner reading various poems including "The Muse" and "Epitaph." Introduction by Eman Hassan. 2/25/12.
Mat Johnson reading from a new novel. Introduction by Naira Kuzmich. 2/25/12.
Robert Boswell reading "Smoke." Introduction by Jeff Albers. 2/25/12.
Melissa Pritchard reading from "The Odditorium." Introduction by Lyndsey Reese. 2/24/12.
Carolyn Forché reading new poems. Introduction by Shane Lake.2/24/12.
Xu Xi reading from "Access." Introduction by Angie Dell. 2/24/12.
Adam Johnson reading from "The Orphan Master's Son" Introduction by Chad Fore. 2/24/12.
Sally Ball reading from "Annus Mirabilis." Introduction by Chris Miller. 2/25/12.
Denise Duhamel Poetry Reading. Introduction by Michele Poulos. 2/24/12.
Antonya Nelson reading "Living in a Ghost Town." Introduction by Adrienne Celt. 2/24/12.
Alix Ohlin reading "Vigo Park." Introduction by Branden Boyer-White. 2/24/12.
Jeannine Savard reading desert poems. Introduction by Dexter Booth. 2/25/12.
Jem Poster reading "The Collectors" and a section of "Rifling Paradise." Introduction by Samyak Shertok. 2/25/12.
Aimee Bender reading from "The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake" and "Willful Creatures." Introduction by Adrienne Celt. 11/30/11.
A Reading by Poet Bruce Weigl. Introduction by Hugh Martin. 10/13/11.
Out of Silence: Readings from the Afghan Women’s Writing Project. Featuring Melissa Pritchard, Naira Kuzmich, Paul Ocampo, Branden Boyer-White, Adrienne Celt, Courtney Fowler, Eman Hassan, and Laura Ashworth. 5/3/11.
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference, Faculty Readings. 2011.
Reading by Tony Hoagland. Introduction by Hugh Martin. 3/3/11.
Reading by Jem Poster. Introduction by Rachel Andoga. 3/3/11.
Reading by Gretel Ehrlich. Introduction by Courtney Fowler. 3/4/11.
Reading by Cynthia Hogue. Introduction by Kathleen Winter. 3/4/11.
Reading by Antonya Nelson. Introduction by Clinton Monson. 3/4/11.
Reading by David Shields. Introduction by Sara Sams. 3/4/11.
Reading by Norman Dubie. Introduction by Ryan Holden. 3/4/11.
Reading by Connie Voisine. Introduction by Kathleen Winter. 3/5/11.
Reading by Naeem Murr. Introduction by Adrienne Celt. 3/5/11.
Reading by Beckian Fritz Goldberg. Introduction by Shane Lake. 3/5/11.
Reading by Victor LaValle. Introduction by Branden Boyer-White. 3/5/11.
Reading by Robert Boswell. Introduction by Laura Ashworth. 3/6/11.
Reading by Tiffany Atkinson. Introduction by Michele Poulos. 3/6/11.
Reading by Tara Ison. Introduction by Ben Blickle. 3/6/11.
"Words to Write By," Featuring Tara Ison, Jem Poster, Tony Hoagland and Peter Turchi. 3/6/11.
A Reading by Poet Eleanor Wilner. With an introduction from MFA student Rachel Andoga. Part of the Distinguished Visiting Writers Series.2/23/11.
A Department of English MFA Faculty Reading featuring Sally Ball, Jay Boyer, Norman Dubie, Beckian Fritz Goldberg, Cynthia Hogue, T.R. Hummer, Tara Ison, Melissa Pritchard, Jeannine Savard, and Peter Turchi. 12/01/10.
A Reading by Poet Heather McHugh. With an introduction from MFA student Kathleen Winter. Part of the Distinguished Visiting Writers Series. 11/17/10.
Melissa Pritchard reading “Écorché, The Flayed Man.” With an introduction from Mary Richardson. 11/8/10.
Author Jim Shepard reading "Boys Town." With an introduction from MFA student Adrienne Celt. Part of the Distinguished Visiting Writers Series. 11/4/10.
Poet and Department of English alumna, Sarah Vap reading from her book "Faulkner’s Rosary." With an introduction by Sean Nevin. 11/2/10.
Writers on Border Lines. Reading and Discussion with Reyna Grande, Alberto Rios, Terry Greene Sterling and Evelyn Haydee Cruz part of the Distinguished Visiting Writers Series. 10/21/10.
Poet Nicole Cooley, Reading From "Breach." With an introduction from MFA student Ryan Holden. Part of the Distinguished Visiting Writers Series. 10/7/10.
Novelist Brad Watson, a Reading. Part of the Distinguished Visiting Writers Series. 9/8/10.
Announcements and Introduction, Peter Turchi and Branden Boyer-White
A Reading by Joseph Boyden, Canadian novelist and winner of the Giller Prize, 4/21/10.
Norman Dubie reading "In These Streets with the Binary Trees--elegy for Neda Agha-Soltan" 3/08/10.
Michelle Cruz Skinner reading from "In the Company of Strangers," 3/08/10.
“Día de los Muertos,” Regents’ Professor and acclaimed poet Alberto Ríos. 11/02/09.
The 2009 Department of English graduation reception with an "Abstract" by Peter Turchi and an introduction by Neal A. Lester, 5/12/09.
Shaking up Shakespeare -- In Scenes, Part of "Shaking up Shakespeare." 4/23/09. 29:50 minutes
A Talk with Gary Paul Nabhan, part of "Seeding the Future: A Department of English Fundraiser." 4/18/09. 52:39 minutes
The 2007 Department of English graduation reception with a reading by Terry R. Hummer and an introduction by Cynthia Hogue, 5/9/07. 18:33 minutes
Sapphire Lecture/Reading, part of PUSHing Boundaries, PUSHing Art: A Symposium on the Works of Sapphire, 2/28/07. 43:29 minutes
Sapphire Question and Answer session following her reading, 2/28/07. 33:24 minutes
Alberto Ríos delivering the keynote address at the Chandler Celebration of Unity, 1/12/07. 29:06 minutes
Alberto Ríos delivering an inaugural poem called “A Sustainable Courage,” at Governor Janet Napolitano’s inauguration at the state capitol on Jan. 4, 2007. 4:32 minutes
Ron Carlson reading an excerpt from “The Flag Fake Flip and Jailbreak Screen” and the poem “The Reason We Have Schools” at the English Department Graduation Reception, Spring 2006.16:50 minutes
The ASU Antislavery Ensemble videos 3/01/06
Slow connection? We also have the MP3 audio-only versions.
Keith Miller reading “The Natick Resolution” by Henry C. Wright, 2/03/06.
Neal A. Lester reading a selection from the “Memoirs of the Life of Boston King, A Black Preacher,” 7/01/05.
The 2003 Young Adult Writing Project, “A Drive-by Sharing by a Teenage Writing Gang,” 6/25/03. 29:15 minutes
Terry Moore as Walt Whitman in “At Last, An American Bard,” 3/26/03.
David St. John “A Reading,” Introductions by Melissa Pritchard and Norman Dubie, 2/5/03.
Marshall Poet-in-Residence, with Russell Edson, 4/12/01.
Esther Frank Memorial Poetry Reading, featuring William Olsen and Nancy Eimers, 11/02/00.
(MP3 audio only)
Ron Broglio reading "A Field Guide to English: Or How English Studies Prepared Me to Work with Condors" part of our Homecoming celebration. 10/30/14.
David L. Clark reading "What Remains to be Seen: Animals, Atrocity, Witness.” 10/30/14.
Keith Miller reading "Rethinking The Civil Rights Movement: Why The National Memory Is Wrong," part of our Graduation Reception and Awards. 5/8/14.
Roundtable on "Romancing the Rational: Debating the Scientific Imagination." With panelists: Ed Finn (ASU), Mark Lussier (ASU), and Richard C. Sha (American University). 4/8/2014.
3rd Annual Prison Education Conference. 3/28/2014
- Jessica Fletcher, Corri Wells, and Mark Lussier, Opening Remarks
- Marshall Frank, “Criminal Injustice in America”
- Michelle Ribeiro, "Seeing Through Our Eyes: An Experiential Workshop"
- ASU Panel on "Voluntary Teaching in Arizona Prisons: A Dialogue with ASU Students and Faculty"
- Arizona Department of Corrections (ADC): Adapting to the Challenging Environment and the Unique Requirements of the Inmate Population.
Devoney Looser reading "The New Woman’s Jane Austen" 10/18/2013.
Jeffrey Williams reading "Generations and Contemporary American Fiction," part of the Edgework Series. 2/28/14.
SICK: Book Launch and Zombie Romp, 10/1/13.
Regenia Gagnier reading "World Literatures and What It Means to Be Human in the Niche of Nature, Culture, Technology." The 2012-2013 Ian Fletcher Memorial Lecture. 4/11/13.
Elaine Klugman reading "From the Inside to the Outside: Women Behind Bars." 2nd Annual Prison Education Conference, 2013. 3/29/2013.
Alan Elsner reading "Gates of Injustice: The Crisis in America's Prisons" 2nd Annual Prison Education Conference, 2013. 3/29/2013.
Sue Kenney reading "Visiting: What a First Friends Visit Means to Both Detainees and Volunteers." 2nd Annual Prison Education Conference, 2013. 3/29/2013.
Plenary I: “Romantic Sciences: Crises and Resolutions” 11/8/12.
Marilyn Gaull, “The Sublime Romantic Sciences” (Restricted by Request)
Alan Richardson, “The Sublime Romantic Sciences of Mind and Brain”
Mark Lussier, “The Sublime Romantic Sciences: Towards a Theory of Everything”
Plenary II: Paul Youngquist "'This Disastrous Enterprise': History, Race, and Revolution" 11/9/12.
Plenary III: Angela Esterhammer reading "Speculation, Improvisation, and Financial Catastrophe" 11/10/12.
Kristen Warner reading "Just Business? Understanding Hollywood Logic and Issues of Identity through Television Casting" 9/25/2012.
"Renaissance Animal Things" by Erica Fudge. Part of Shakespeare's birthday celebration. 4/26/2012.
The 2012 Ian Fletcher Memorial Lecture with Mary Poovey, "Risk, Uncertainty, and Data: Managing Risk in Early Twentieth-Century America." Introduction by Dan Bivona. 4/12/2012.
Horea Poenar, "The Life of Fiction: Hemingway's Literary Continuity," part of the 2012 World and Comparative Literature Conference, 2/17/12.
Doru Pop, "Reading Literature through Cinematic Devices: Peter Esterhazy's 'She Loves Me,'" part of the 2012 World and Comparative Literature Conference, 2/16/12.
Keith Miller reading "Martin Luther King's Biblical Epic: His Final, Great Speech." 1/13/12.
"The State of Modern Fairy Tales" by Joseph Abbruscato. 1/11/12.
Mark Lussier reading from "Romantic Dharma: The Emergence of Buddhism into Nineteenth-Century Europe," 12/7/11.
"How to Become a Good Writer in a Foreign Language: Matei Visniec's French and Romanian Journey" talk by Matei Vişniec. 11/9/11.
"The Rhetoric of WPA-ing" by Paul Kei Matsuda and Shirley Rose. 9/07/11.
"The Unfinished Historicist Project: In Praise of Suspicion" by John Kucich. The 2010-2011 Ian Fletcher Memorial Lecture. 4/28/11.
Shakespeare's Places: A Celebration of Shakespeare's Birthday, Three ASU faculty—Cora Fox, Bradley Ryner, Ian Moulton (ASU Poly), and alumna and Wright State faculty Carol Mejia-Laperle (PhD 2008)—discuss their work in relation to the theme of place and will take questions from the audience about place in Shakespeare.
Followed by a special reading by the English Club." 4/22/11.
"The Augustan Political Myth: Visual Rhetoric in the Roman Principate (31 BCE-14 CE)" by Kathleen Lamp. 4/8/11.
"Mapping the Territory: Fiction, Photography, and Changing Perspectives--A Multimedia Event." With authors Reif Larsen, Peter Turchi and photographer Mark Klett. 3/30/11.
"Symbolic Competence as Strategic Performance: Narratives of Displacement, Contested Identities, and Transformative Practices" by Doris Warriner. Part of the Applied Linguistics Speaker Series. 2/25/11.
"(Re)Inventing Inventio” by Maureen Daly Goggin. Keynote Address for the 2011 Arizona State University Composition Conference. 2/19/11.
"Language in a Digital Age" by James Gee, 10/27/10.
Paul Hurh reading "To Strike the Uneven Balance: Dialectical Terror in ‘Moby-Dick,’" 9/23/10.
"Shaking up Shakespeare: Performances, Behind the Scenes, Hip Hop and Discussion" Actor Harry Lennix (The Matrix series; Titus), David Hemphill (Black Theatre Troupe), David Tinsley (Black Theatre Troupe), professor Camilla Westenberg (Phoenix College), and professor Ayanna Thompson (ASU), 4/24/09.
"Approaching The Breaking Point?: The United States-Canada Border In The 21st Century" by Victor Konrad (Carleton University, Ottawa & Western Washington University), 4/15/09.
Professor Gregory Castle - "Wilde Things: The American Tour of 1882 and the Aesthetics of Irish Modernism," 3/17/09.
“So Let It Be Done: Confronting Fears and Fulfilling the Promise” Dr. Matthew Whitaker, keynote address from “Choosing the Future: Critical Issues in American Life” Undergraduate Academic Conference, 10/18/08.
Zoe Trodd, Tutorial Board, Committee on History and Literature, Harvard University, reading “A Torch for Tomorrow: Civil Rights Protest Literature and the Historical Memory of Abolitionism.” With respondent Stanlie James, director, African and African American Studies, Arizona State University, 4/14/08. 1:01:39 minutes
Dr. David Holmes, associate professor in English (Pepperdine University), visiting associate professor, ASU reading “(Re) Dressing the KKK: Fred Shuttlesworth’s Precept Hermeneutic and the Rhetoric of African American Prophetic Patriotism,” 3/26/08. 30:25 minutes
“Acting While Black,” a conversation with Harry J. Lennix, 2/08/08. 1:29:22 minutes
K. L. Cook, associate professor of English, Prescott College, presenting “Short Story Cycles, Linked Stories, and Novels-in-Stories” as part of the Arizona Universities Faculty Exchange Lecture Series, 4/4/07. 43:53 minutes
Donelle Ruwe, assistant professor of English, Northern Arizona University, presenting “Botanical Rambles: Romanticism, Nature Walks, and the Dissemination of Associationist Philosophy” as part of the Arizona Universities Faculty Exchange Lecture Series, 3/30/07. 41:33 minutes
PUSHing Boundaries, PUSHing Art: A Symposium on the Works of Sapphire, 2/28/07.
Symposium Welcome by Neal A. Lester. 3:13 minutes
Moderator: Elizabeth McNeil
Presenters: Caryn Bird, Katherine Giovacchini, Monica Van Steenberg. 22:59 minutes
Vernacular and Literacy: Transforming the Self with the Word (UCLUB)
Chair: Angelita D. Reyes
“Locating Sites for Writing and Personal Transformation in Sapphire’s Push.”
Lynette Myles, Arizona State University. 22:44 minutes
“‘He my shiny brown boy:’ African American Maternal Vernacular in Sapphire’s Push”
Terri Pantuso, The University of Texas at San Antonio.17:18 minutes
Rhythm, Challenge and Change in Sapphire’s Poetry and Short Stories (UCLUB)
Chair: Richard Mook
“Some of Sapphire’s Blues Notes”
Michael Pfister, Arizona State University. 25:31 minutes
“Uncollected, Dedicated, and Contributed: Sapphire’s earlier work”
Steven Reigns, Poet and Independent Scholar. 13:14 minutes
Motherhood and Trauma: Understanding the Self by Moving Past the Pain (UCLUB)
Chair: Egyirba High
“Explaining Ourselves: A Rewriting and Recollection of Personhood”
Nina R. Candia, University of Maryland, College Park. 18:57 minutes
“Dysfunctional Sex: Social and Familial Isolation in Contemporary Victimization Narratives”
Erin Vonnahme, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. 14:31 minutes
The Body and Space: Environmental and Ecofeminist Approaches to PUSH (UCLUB)
Chair: Peter Goggin
“125th Street Transcendentalism”
Dan Shilling, Sharlot Hall Museum and Arizona State University. 13:23 minutes
“Sapphire’s Literary Freak Show: The Ecofeminist Landscape of Push”
Elizabeth McNeil, Arizona State University. 13:24 minutes
“Teaching Environmental Justice Themes in Push” (video removed by request)
Joni Adamson, Arizona State University at the Polytechnic Campus. 17:43 minutes
Age and the Page: Young Adult Literature and Secondary Education (UCLUB)
Chair: Alleen Pace Nilsen
“Pushing the Envelope in Young Adult Literature”
James Blasingame, Arizona State University. 45:24 minutes
Slavery and Antislavery: A New Research and Teaching Workshop, 10/13/06
Joe Lockard, Arizona State University, “Introduction”
Timothy McCarthy, Harvard University, “Antislavery Protest Literature in 19th-Century America: Teaching the Untaught”
Angelita Reyes, Arizona State University, “Elusive Autobiographies: Reading Slavery’s Vernacular Artifacts”
Stephen Marc, Arizona State University, “Passage on the Underground Railroad: Making and Teaching the Photography of Slavery”
Kay Norton, Arizona State University, “The Music of Slavery and Antislavery: Researching and Teaching Hymnology”
Timothy Patrick McCarthy, Department of History and Literature, Harvard University, reading “Prophets of Protest: Literary Abolitionism and the Aesthetics of Equality,” 10/12/06.
The 2005-2006 Ian Fletcher Memorial Lecture featuring Jerome J. McGann, the John Stewart Bryan University Professor of English at the University of Virginia, “Information Technology and the Troubled Humanities,” 3/28/06. 45.36 minutes (MP3 audio).
American Protest Literature Lecture Videos (Harvard University) from “Literature and Arts A-86: American Protest Literature from Tom Paine to Tupac” (in cooperation with the Antislavery Literature Project and Harvard University
Question/Answer following the talk (MP3 audio). 18:25 minutes
Joe Lockard, “Jacksonian Mobs and the Rise of Antislavery Poetry,” 3/23/06. 23.23 minutes
(Text in PDF)
Joe Lockard, “William Still and Philadelphia’s African American Underground,” 3/23/06. 42.10 minutes
(Text in PDF)
A Scholarly Discussion of Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ. 3/31/04
Introduction by Dr. Martin Levin, Diane Wolfthal, School of Art
Rosalynn Voaden, Department of English
Allison Coudert, Religious Studies
Jay Boyer, Department of English
The 2002 Ian Fletcher Lecture: Lennard J. Davis, “Race, Disability and the New Genomics,” 11/13/03.
The Many Faces of Elizabeth I. The 2003 Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies Symposium
“Portraits of Queen Elizabeth I” by Fred Kiefer, 10/4/03
“Elizabeth R, the First Royal Movie Star” by Ron Newcomer, 10/4/03
“Elizabeth of England and Mary of Scotland” by Retha Warnicke, 10/4/03
The 2003 Southwest Graduate Literature Symposium Keynote,“Rebels With a Cause: Henry James, George Herbert, and Geoffrey Chaucer” by Chauncey Wood, 3/28/2003
J.R.R. Tolkien: The Man Behind The Lord of the Rings. The 2002 Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies Symposium
“The Adventures of Tom Bombadil: Hobbit Poetry” by Randel Helms, 11/2/2002
“Turning Tolkien’s Prose into the Visual Language of Film” by Ron Newcomer, 11/2/2002
“Trees, Chainsaws, and the Visions of Paradise in J.R.R. Tolkien” by Tom Shippey, 11/2/2002
The 2002 Ian Fletcher Lecture: Patrick Brantlinger, “Cannibals and Missionaries.” 10/24/2002
Marshall Chair candidate: Norman Finkelstein, “You Have to be Tricked into It: Writing (and Reading) the Serial Poem” 4/1/02
Marshall Chair candidate: Cynthia Hogue, “On Marianne Moore from Another Postmodernism: Towards an Ethical Poetics” 3/27/02
Marshall Chair candidate: Juliana Spahr, “Poetry in a Time of Crisis” 3/25/02
Colloquium: Thelma Shinn Richard, “Literary Bridges from the USA and the RSA” 2/27/02.
“Renovating the National Imaginary: A ‘New’ Body for the Patriotic Public Sphere” with Barbara Biesecker, 4/12/01
The Ian Fletcher Lecture features Mary Louise Pratt reading, “Modernity and Globality or What brought the Virgin of Zapopan to Los Angeles,” 2/22/01
Mark Lussier, “Resisting Critical Erasure, or Blake Beyond Postmodernity,” 10/18/00
N. Katherine Hayles “Romantic Bits: Embedded in Media,” 9/16/00
2014 Homecoming Writing Awards. 10/30/14.
Award Winner Mia Aguilera Reading "Niagara Falls."
2013 Homecoming Writing Award Winners. 10/18/2013.
- short story/creative nonfiction: Austen Johnson ("Churching the germs")
- scholarly essay: Elizabeth Monnig ("Coping strategies of Jewish children who suffered the Holocaust")
- poetry: Laura van Slyke (A collection beginning with "Consanguinity: Death, condensed")
The Film and Media Studies Internship Night, 2012. With Kevin Sandler. 9/6/12.
The 2011 Helms Writing Contest Winners Reading Their Work, Short Fiction - Zari Panosian: Language Barrier; Poetry - Elyse Mele: 5 Poetry submissions: Brevitas, How the World Became Flesh, Pont D’Avignon, Villanelle for Mending Things, Contact Sheet, and May, 2010; Scholarly Essay - Alyssha Nelson: A Portrait of the Escape Artist: Language, Meditation, and Exile in A Portrait of the Artist. 10/27/11.
"The Language of Food" by Viktorija Todorovska, part of "Come Home to English," 10/27/11.
The Film and Media Studies Internship Night, 2011. With Kevin Sandler. 9/8/11.
James Blasingame reading “WWGPD? (What Would Gary Paulsen Do?): Instructions on Life from Young Adult Literature” 5/11/10.
Tino Gomez, 6/9/03
Conference presentations, Christina Francis and Ryan Muckerheide, 3/12/03
“Poet’s New Work Chronicles a Couple’s Love” PBS feature on Alberto Ríos