Come Home to English 2010 | Homecoming

Homecoming 2010

A Department of English Celebration of ASU Homecoming.

COME HOME TO ENGLISH EVENTS, OCTOBER 25-30, 2010

Art & Archives Gallery

Mon.-Fri., Oct. 25-29, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily | Language and Literature 316 (LL 316) ASU, Tempe campus

Display of original artwork by faculty, staff, students, alumni, and friends of the Department of English at ASU.

Vernissage: Meet the Artists

Tue., Oct. 26, 3:30-5 p.m. | Language and Literature 316 (LL 316) ASU, Tempe campus

Celebrates the opening of the Come Home to English Art and Archives Gallery. Emceed by Assistant Professor Django Paris, with music provided by Clinical Professor of English, Laura Turchi (viola). Free of charge and open to the public. Refreshments served.

"Language in a Digital Age" Lecture by James Gee + McCraw Helms Writing Awards Presentation

Wed., Oct. 27, 3:15-5 p.m. | Language and Literature 316 (LL 316) ASU, Tempe campus

James Gee, Mary Lou Fulton Presidential Professor of Literacy Studies in the Department of English, gives a lecture from his award-winning research (introduced by ASU English Professor Elisabeth Hayes). Also: recipients of the Randel and Susan McCraw Helms Homecoming Writing Awards read from their winning entries. Free of charge and open to the public. Refreshments served.

NEW! A Visit by Lucy Hawking

Thurs., Oct. 28, 9-10:15 a.m. | Language and Literature 12 (LL 012) ASU, Tempe campus

Guests are invited to Alleen Nilsen's ENG 470/504 class: "Symbols and Archetypes in Children's Literature" to hear author Lucy Hawking (also the daughter of famed physicist Stephen Hawking) discuss her books for children, which include George's Secret Key to the Universe (2007) and George's Cosmic Treasure Hunt (2009), both co-written with her father.

CLAS Block Party and Picnic

Sat., Oct. 30, 12:30 p.m. | Alumni Lawn (in front of Old Main) ASU, Tempe campus [Click here for map]

Part of the annual CLAS celebration, features a giant crossword puzzle created by ASU English Regents’ Professor Alberto Ríos, ghost and haunted house stories told by ASU creative writers, and--for children ages 10 and under--storytime and book giveaway with ASU English Professor Alleen Nilsen and students. Co-presented with the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing.

→See also: CLAS Block Party website