Everything You Wanted to Know about Teaching IAH But Were Afraid to Ask (Part II)
Schedule: 25 September, 2 PM – 4 PM (via Zoom), with Liz Deegan and Asif Iqbal
This workshop will serve as a follow-up to the workshop held for new graduate students and those teaching MSU’s Integrative Arts and Humanities Classes. It will provide a space for talking through how your first few weeks as a recitation leader/ new graduate student have gone. This year we will mostly be talking about the positives and the downsides of online instruction for the IAH classes. We will follow-up on some of the issues we discussed in Part I of the workshop including maintaining 20 hours a week schedule of work, responding to student emails, communication with the faculty of record, grading loads and other issues that came up during teaching.
The Feminisms, Genders, and Sexualities (FGS) research workshop is holding a Guest Co-Work workshop on Monday, October 26 at 1:30pm. Dr. Tamar Boyadjian and Ronny Ford join us to discuss their work on translation and queer theory: “Robin Hood and the Monk.” Zoom links will be distributed. If you have any questions, please email Marisa Mercurio (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Anti-Racist Pedagogy and Online Teaching
Schedule: 16 October, 2 PM – 4 PM (via Zoom), with Cristóbal Martinez
This workshop is aimed to address the pressing need to implement an anti-racist pedagogy in Online Teaching. Graduate student Cristóbal Martinez will share his efforts to enact an anti-racist pedagogy for online instruction. This workshop will be open to graduate instructors affiliated with the College of Arts and Letters and we are expecting a guest speaker for the event who will give a talk about anti-racist pedagogy.
The Feminisms, Genders, and Sexualities (FGS) and HIVES research workshops are holding a workshop in November (date TBD). Activist and poet Eli Clare joins us to explore intersections of disability and queerness. Zoom links will be distributed. If you have any questions, please email Marisa Mercurio (email@example.com).
The College of Arts & Letters is pleased to announce the
Fall 2020 Signature Lecture with Claudia Rankine
Poet, essayist, playwright, and the editor of several anthologies. She is the author of five volumes of poetry, two plays, and various essays.
Her book of poetry, Citizen: An American Lyric, won the 2014 Los Angeles Times Book Award; the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award in Poetry, the first book in the award’s history to be nominated in both poetry and criticism; the 2015 Forward Prize for Best Collection, the 2015 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award in Poetry; the 2015 NAACP Image Award in poetry; the 2015 PEN Open Book Award; the 2015 PEN American Center USA Literary Award; the 2015 PEN Oakland-Josephine Miles Literary Award; and the 2015 VIDA Literary Award. Citizen was also a finalist for the 2014 National Book Award and the 2015 T.S. Eliot Prize. It is the only poetry book to be a New York Times Bestseller in the nonfiction category.
This online event will begin at 7 pm. Additional webinar details coming soon.
About the Signature Lecture Series
Originally founded as the Celebrity Lecture Series in 1998 by the College of Arts & Letters and the Dean’s Community Council, the series was later renamed the Signature Lecture Series in 20017 and allows notable public figures to interact and engage with the faculty, students, and greater community of Michigan State University through conversations and discussions.
The popularity of this series has attracted some of the most illustrious scholars, critics, novelists, poets, film producers, and creative artists of our time, including Soledad O’Brien, Ken Burns, Oliver Stone, Richard Ford, and Maya Angelou, just to name a few.
Sponsors of the Signature Lecture Series are the following:
- College of Arts & Letters
- Broad Art Museum
- MSU Libraries
- Department of English
- Creative Writing Program
- Film Studies Program
- Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures
This event is being held in collaboration with the MSU Broad Art Museum Artist’s Project Series “John Lucas and Claudia Rankine: Situations” Exhibition. The MSU Broad presents, for the first time in a solo exhibition, the entire series of Situation videos collaboratively produced by documentary filmmaker John Lucas and poet Claudia Rankine since 2008. The videos address the vexed notion of a post-racial United States, a term coined in the Obama era to assert that the election of an African American president indicated the achievement of racial equality, by foregrounding the public and private experiences of black Americans. The exhibition is on February 8-May 31, 2020.
The Feminisms, Genders, and Sexualities (FGS) (co-sponsored by GP) is hosting a Visual Pedagogy workshop on Thursday, November 19 at 1:30pm. Join us to discuss the graphic novel adaptation of Kindred and pedagogical approaches to visual media. Zoom links will be distributed. If you have any questions, please email Marisa Mercurio (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Approaches to the Comps Process
Schedule: 20 November, 2 PM – 4 PM (via Zoom)
Faculty Participants: Professor Jyotsna Singh and Professor Joshua Yumibe
Graduate Student Participants: Bria Harper and Seohyun “Sen” Kim
This workshop will focus on the entirety of the comps process including:
— how to form a committee
— how to write the comps proposal and successfully defend the proposal
— useful tips for studying for the exam
— components for a successful exam essay
While we will be hearing from our faculty about their expectations regarding the Comprehensive Exams, we will also be hearing from graduate students about their experiences of the comps process.