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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.
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.
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
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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)
Plenary I: “Romantic Sciences: Crises and Resolutions” 11/8/12.
Marilyn Gaull, “The Sublime Romantic Sciences”
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.
"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,” (PowerPoint). 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
The Film and Media Studies Internship Night, 2012. With Kevin Sandler. 9/6/12.
"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