EVENTS

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Jan
22
Mon
Meet a Literary Agent and a Publisher @ MSU International Center, rm 115
Jan 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
You are invited to meet a publisher and a literary agent on Monday, January 22.
  • Navah Wolfe is a Hugo and Locus Award-nominated editor at Saga Press. She is also the coeditor of Robots vs Fairies and The Starlit Wood: New Fairy Tales, which won the Shirley Jackson Award and was a finalist for the World Fantasy Award, British Fantasy Award, and the Locus Award. In 2017 she was selected as a Publishers Weekly Rising Star.
  • DongWon Song is an agent at Howard Morhaim Literary Agency representing science fiction and fantasy for adults, young adult, and middle grade readers as well as select non-fiction. He was formerly an editor at Orbit and a product manager for the ebook startup, Zola Books.
They will take part in a public conversation on the present and future of publishing, hosted by Kate Fedewa (WRAC Professor).
When: Monday, January 22, 2018, from 6:30 p.m. to roughly 8:00 p.m.
Where: International Center, room 115, on the MSU Campus
​In addition to talking about their own experiences in editing and publishing, DongWon and Navah will take questions from the audience.​
Jan
25
Thu
MSU Film Collective: ROGER AND ME @ B122 Wells Hall
Jan 25 @ 7:00 pm
MSU Film Collective: ROGER AND ME @ B122 Wells Hall | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Presented by John Valadez

Michigan native Michael Moore’s début film Roger and Me not only broke new ground in its presentation of the documentary essay, but was also a commercial and critical success.  Released in 1989 the film is filled with caustic humor, and nearly 30 years later – in a post industrial age – remains relevant today. And with Michigan ingenuity – like so many of our students today – the film was made with little more than a camera, thoughtfulness, and audacity.

Jan
26
Fri
Moving Images Workshop
Jan 26 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Ellen McCallum will workshop “Animate Lands: Antonioni’s Queer Narrativity” and “A Moving Which Is Not a Moving: Michael Snow’s ‘Wavelength’” on Friday, January 26, from 2-4pm in C640 Wells. 

Broad Underground || Oedipal Effigies & Modern Myths @ Broad Art Museum, Educational Wing
Jan 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Oedipal Effigies & Modern Myths

7pm • Friday, January 26, 2018
Broad Art Museum, Educational Wing

—Programmed by Yelena Kalinsky & Ellen McCallum

Taking a cue from the Broad’s exhibition Michigan Stories: Mike Kelley and Jim Shaw, this program presents three films—two of which are Kelley collaborations—that are dark allegories of modern life: Peggy and Fred and Pete (1988), Kappa (1986), and Blind Country (1989). Children raised by television wander a post-apocalyptic landscape. A hedonistic folk demon satirizes the Oedipus myth. And a castrated buffoon is led through a feminine “realm of the senses.” Traditional sources of authority are unmasked, and we are cast into a dystopian present. As the narrator of Blind Country recites: “Our experience is surely, but gently, becoming pure absence. That is our evolutionary imperative. All prying objects, all things striving to trespass are diminishing. Now there is only acceptance. Accept, accept your loss.”


Broad Underground is an ongoing collaboration between the MSU Broad, Film Studies program, and Department of English at MSU. This year’s partnering venue is The Robin Theatre in REO Town, Lansing, with special thanks to the Lansing Public Media Center.

 

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Feb
2
Fri
University Interdisciplinary Colloquium @ TBD
Feb 2 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
University Interdisciplinary Colloquium @ TBD

Introducing the Center to MSU.

Distant Reading Workshop
Feb 2 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Ted Underwood visit

Feb
5
Mon
Michigan Writers Series: Divya Victor
Feb 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Michigan Writers Series: Divya Victor

Michigan Writers Series: Divya Victor, 7-8pm Library Green Room

Feb
8
Thu
The City Lament
Feb 8 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

“The City Lament: Lamenting Jerusalem in the Medieval Mediterranean”

Tamar Boyadjian is an assistant professor in the MSU Department of English. Her forthcoming book (2018) entitled The City Lament: Lamenting Jerusalem in the Medieval Mediterranean, examines the re-presentation of the city of Jerusalem in narratives produced during the crusades in the English, French, Latin, Arabic, and Armenian traditions.

For more information regarding this event please contact the Muslim Studies Center at muslimst@msu.edu.

Beyond Hashtags
Feb 8 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Beyond Hashtags: Implementing Black Lives Matter as Pedagogy.

Regina Bradley, Assistant Professor, Kennesaw State University.

February 8th, 3:30-5:00pm, Wells Hall B243

MSU Film Collective: WITHOUT YOU I’M NOTHING @ B122 Wells Hall
Feb 8 @ 7:00 pm
MSU Film Collective: WITHOUT YOU I'M NOTHING @ B122 Wells Hall | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

2/8 Without You I’m Nothing (John Boskovich, 1990)

Presented by Ellen McCallum

Sandra Bernhard stars in a studio version of her off-Broadway show, blending re-enactments of the original show’s pieces with concept vignettes and ‘testimonials’ to underscore the relationship between a performer and an audience.