Electric Marronage @ MSU Library
Jan 29 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Electric Marronage @ MSU Library | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Please join us for the first event of the Spring 2020 Taller: ELECTRIC.MARRONAGE featuring Dr. Savannah Shange author of Progressive Dystopia: Abolition, Anti-Blackness, + Schooling in San Francisco. Dr. Shange will be hosting a graduate student workshop on Wednesday January 29th from 6:30-8pm at the MSU library. Please email to RSVP and receive the reading for this workshop.

Dr. Shange’s public talk: ABOLITION AS BLACK FEMINIST METHOD, will take place Thursday January 30th from 12-2pm in Wells Hall B342.  Refreshments will be provided.


Electric.Marronage is a digital site/workshop/series that showcases scholarly, political, creative + personal work that engages with themes of fugitivity, escape, survival (inside and outside the academy), “worlds/otherwise,” “Black femme freedom,” + decolonizing diaspora studies. Created + Curated by Yomaira C. Figueroa (MSU) + Jessica Marie Johnson (Johns Hopkins), Electric.Marronage will alternate institutional spaces (Spring at MSU/Fall at JHU) as our site runs concurrently + collaboratively. For more information contact:


English Graduate Recruitment Days @ MSU Chittenden Hall
Feb 28 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
English Graduate Recruitment Days @ MSU Chittenden Hall | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020

12:00-2:00 pm  Public lecture in conjunction with Professor Figueroa’s ENG 802: Professor Randi Gill-Sadler (Department of English, Lafayette College),

“Conjuring Cartography: Black PlaceMaking in the Cold War in Gloria Naylor’s Mama Day,” Wells B342.

2:00-3:30 pm  Coffee/Tea Reception, Wells C607.

4:00-5:30 pm  HIVES Research Workshop Presentation: Keynote Lecture and Poetry Reading by Jordan Scott, The Writing Center, 300 Bessey Hall.

6:00-8:30 pm  Reception with faculty and current graduate students, Green Dot Stables, 410 S. Clippert St. (please RSVP on Google survey)


Friday, Feb. 28, 2020

10:00-12:00 pm

Research Spotlight Panel 1, featuring faculty and current graduate students presenting short talks on their research, 110 Chittenden Hall.

12:00-1:00 pm  Lunch, 110 Chittenden Hall (please RSVP on Google survey).

1:00-3:00 pm  Research Spotlight Panel 2, 110 Chittenden Hall.


Thank you for supporting our Graduate Program!