Come Home to English 2014 | Homecoming

Come Home to English 2014

A Department of English Celebration of ASU Homecoming. 

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COME HOME TO ENGLISH EVENTS, OCTOBER 28-NOVEMBER 1, 2014

All events are free of charge, open to the public, and take place at the ASU campus in Tempe.
For more information, please contact Kristen.LaRue@asu.edu.

Art & Archives Gallery

Tues.-Fri., Oct. 28-31 Art Archives
Tu-Th 9-5; F 9-3:30
Language and Literature (LL) 316

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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: Sarah.Dean@asu.edu

Vernissage: Meet the Artists

Wed., Oct. 29 

3:30-5 p.m.Vernissage
Language and Literature (LL) 316

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Celebrates the opening of the Come Home to English Art and Archives Gallery. Meet the artists! Live classical guitar music by ASU English Associate Professor Taylor Corse and ASU Film, Dance & Theatre Professor Rob Kaplan. Wine and hors d'oeuvres served. Free of charge and open to the public. More information: Kristen.LaRue@asu.edu


A Talk by Ron Broglio + Homecoming Writing Awards Presentation

Thurs., Oct. 30

4:30 p.m.Broglio
Language and Literature (LL) 316

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Ron Broglio (Associate Professor of English and Senior Sustainability Scholar at ASU) presents "A Field Guide to English: Or How English Studies Prepared Me to Work with Condors." Following the lecture, winners of English's Homecoming Writing Awards will be announced and will read from their work.

In his talk, Broglio posits that sustainability is less a problem of science then a problem of cultural adaptation. He explores how skills in cultural studies and critical theory provide a way of addressing a sustainable future. In particular, he looks at endangered species in Arizona--who gets to decide their fate and by what criteria? These "canaries in the coal mine" tell us much about how culture addresses sustainability. In addition, Broglio will explain a bit about why an English professor would be doing such work and how the English major is well-positioned to think about broad cultural issues. [See also Broglio's co-curated exhibit, "Trout Fishing in America and Other Stories" open through Jan. 17, 2015 at the ASU Art Museum.]

Visit the English booth at the ASU Homecoming Block Party!

Sat., Nov. 1
4 p.m.Block Party
Cady Mall, outside LL

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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.