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Nov
14
Wed
MUSE Workshop @ MSU
Nov 14 – Nov 18 all-day

In 2018-19, the Department of English will pilot a new program, MUSE: Mentoring Underrepresented Scholars in English, with a special fall workshop for prospective graduate students in English. The inaugural MUSE workshop will be held from November 14-18th, 2018 at Michigan State University, in East Lansing, MI. The Fall 2018 MUSE workshop is directed at prospective English graduate students from underrepresented groups, including students of African American, Latinx and Chicanx, Asian American, Native American, and Indigenous descent. The all-expenses-paid workshop will allow students to learn more about the English Department, visit graduate classes and co-curricular activities (lectures, film screenings, Research Workshops), meet with our graduate faculty and graduate students, and receive individual feedback from the faculty on their application materials for graduate school. Students will also have the opportunity to present their research to faculty. The workshop aims to introduce prospective students to a robust culture of mentoring essential for a rewarding graduate school experience, and a thriving life in academia.

Nov
15
Thu
Sara Ramirez @ MSU Wells Hall B342
Nov 15 @ 5:30 pm

Please Join us for the ENG MUSE Program x CLS Guest Lecture by 

Dr. Sara Ramírez, Texas State University

Thursday November 15, 2018 

5:30-7:00pm | Wells Hall B-342

“Reassembling Subjects of Trauma: Coyolxauhqui’s New Plight in Virginia Grise’s blu”  

Jan
11
Fri
English Comp Exams Workshop @ MSU Wells Hall C607
Jan 11 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
English Comp Exams Workshop @ MSU Wells Hall C607

A Comprehensive Exams workshop will be held in the 6th floor conference room on Friday, January 11th from 2-4 pm. This workshop is designed to be helpful for anyone who is currently at any stage of the comps process, so if you’re working on your proposal, making your way through the lists, getting ready for your written exam, or thinking through the oral defense, we’d love to see you! Drs. Figueroa and McCallum have agreed to provide a faculty perspective on the comps process for the first hour of the workshop. They will each present some comments about comps process from the faculty/department perspective, with plenty of time for questions. In the second hour of the workshop, we’ll have three ABD grad students (Rebecca Fussell, Am Kunapulli, and Christine Peffer) who will share their comps experiences before, during, and after the exam. If you have any questions about this workshop, please feel free to email sabogart@msu.edu.

 

Feb
20
Wed
English Graduate Recruitment Days @ Red Cedar Spirits
Feb 20 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
English Graduate Recruitment Days @ Red Cedar Spirits | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

The English Department will be hosting Recruitment Days for our prospective MA and PhD students between Wednesday, Feb 20th and Friday, Feb 22nd.

●Wednesday, Feb 20th, 5-7pm: Reception, Red Cedar Spirits. Dinner will be provided. Partners and families welcome.

●Thursday, Feb 21st, noon-2:30pm: Lunch and Research Spotlight, Panel 1. Chittenden Hall, 110.

●Thursday, Feb 21st, 3-4pm: Q and A with Qiana Whitted, moderated by Professor Julian Chambliss. Chittenden Hall 110

●Friday, Feb 22nd, noon-2:30: Lunch and Research Spotlight, Panel 2. Location T.B.A.

●Friday, Feb 22nd, 3-5pm: Sixty Six: Broad Underground Film Series. Curated by Kaveh Askari. Broad Art Museum

We encourage all graduate students and faculty to attend! More details about these events and others will be forthcoming, as will links to RSVP.

 

Feb
21
Thu
English Graduate Recruitment Days @ Chittenden Hall, Room 110
Feb 21 @ 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm
English Graduate Recruitment Days @ Chittenden Hall, Room 110 | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

The English Department will be hosting Recruitment Days for our prospective MA and PhD students between Wednesday, Feb 20th and Friday, Feb 22nd.

●Wednesday, Feb 20th, 5-7pm: Reception, Red Cedar Spirits. Dinner will be provided. Partners and families welcome.

●Thursday, Feb 21st, noon-2:30pm: Lunch and Research Spotlight, Panel 1. Chittenden Hall, 110.

●Thursday, Feb 21st, 3-4pm: Q and A with Qiana Whitted, moderated by Professor Julian Chambliss. Chittenden Hall 110

●Friday, Feb 22nd, noon-2:30: Lunch and Research Spotlight, Panel 2. Location T.B.A.

●Friday, Feb 22nd, 3-5pm: Sixty Six: Broad Underground Film Series. Curated by Kaveh Askari. Broad Art Museum

We encourage all graduate students and faculty to attend! More details about these events and others will be forthcoming, as will links to RSVP.

 

English Graduate Recruitment Days @ Chittenden Hall, Room 110
Feb 21 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
English Graduate Recruitment Days @ Chittenden Hall, Room 110 | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

The English Department will be hosting Recruitment Days for our prospective MA and PhD students between Wednesday, Feb 20th and Friday, Feb 22nd.

●Wednesday, Feb 20th, 5-7pm: Reception, Red Cedar Spirits. Dinner will be provided. Partners and families welcome.

●Thursday, Feb 21st, noon-2:30pm: Lunch and Research Spotlight, Panel 1. Chittenden Hall, 110.

●Thursday, Feb 21st, 3-4pm: Q and A with Qiana Whitted, moderated by Professor Julian Chambliss. Chittenden Hall 110

●Friday, Feb 22nd, noon-2:30: Lunch and Research Spotlight, Panel 2. Location T.B.A.

●Friday, Feb 22nd, 3-5pm: Sixty Six: Broad Underground Film Series. Curated by Kaveh Askari. Broad Art Museum

We encourage all graduate students and faculty to attend! More details about these events and others will be forthcoming, as will links to RSVP.

 

Feb
22
Fri
English Graduate Recruitment Days
Feb 22 @ 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm
English Graduate Recruitment Days @ United States

The English Department will be hosting Recruitment Days for our prospective MA and PhD students between Wednesday, Feb 20th and Friday, Feb 22nd.

●Wednesday, Feb 20th, 5-7pm: Reception, Red Cedar Spirits. Dinner will be provided. Partners and families welcome.

●Thursday, Feb 21st, noon-2:30pm: Lunch and Research Spotlight, Panel 1. Chittenden Hall, 110.

●Thursday, Feb 21st, 3-4pm: Q and A with Qiana Whitted, moderated by Professor Julian Chambliss. Chittenden Hall 110

●Friday, Feb 22nd, noon-2:30: Lunch and Research Spotlight, Panel 2. Location T.B.A.

●Friday, Feb 22nd, 3-5pm: Sixty Six: Broad Underground Film Series. Curated by Kaveh Askari. Broad Art Museum

We encourage all graduate students and faculty to attend! More details about these events and others will be forthcoming, as will links to RSVP.

 

English Graduate Recruitment Days @ Broad Art Museum
Feb 22 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
English Graduate Recruitment Days @ Broad Art Museum | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

The English Department will be hosting Recruitment Days for our prospective MA and PhD students between Wednesday, Feb 20th and Friday, Feb 22nd.

●Wednesday, Feb 20th, 5-7pm: Reception, Red Cedar Spirits. Dinner will be provided. Partners and families welcome.

●Thursday, Feb 21st, noon-2:30pm: Lunch and Research Spotlight, Panel 1. Chittenden Hall, 110.

●Thursday, Feb 21st, 3-4pm: Q and A with Qiana Whitted, moderated by Professor Julian Chambliss. Chittenden Hall 110

●Friday, Feb 22nd, noon-2:30: Lunch and Research Spotlight, Panel 2. Location T.B.A.

●Friday, Feb 22nd, 3-5pm: Sixty Six: Broad Underground Film Series. Curated by Kaveh Askari. Broad Art Museum

We encourage all graduate students and faculty to attend! More details about these events and others will be forthcoming, as will links to RSVP.

 

Apr
11
Thu
Race, Pedagogy, and Lit*: Dr. Beverly Guy-Sheftall @ Wells Hall B-243
Apr 11 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Race, Pedagogy, and Lit*: Dr. Beverly Guy-Sheftall @ Wells Hall B-243 | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Dr. Guy-Sheftall, previous President of the National Women’s Studies Association, has published a number of texts within African American and Women’s Studies which include the first anthology on Black women’s literature, Sturdy Black Bridges: Visions of Black Women in Literature (Doubleday, 1979). She has been involved in a number of advocacy organizations which include the National Black Women’s Health Project, the National Council for Research on Women, and the National Coalition of 100 Black Women. As Director of Spelman’s Women’s Center, she has also been involved with student activism around a broad range of social justice issues, including reproductive rights and violence against women. At Emory University’s Institute for Women’s Studies and Spelman College, she teaches women’s studies courses that center feminist theory and global Black Feminisms.

Apr
13
Sat
Mind the Gap: Bridging the Researcher-Teacher Divide @ Wells Hall, B-Wing
Apr 13 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

This mini-conference event brings researchers and teachers together in dialogue around the questions “Do teachers care about research?” and “Do researchers care about teachers?” Plenary session presentations by researcher Dr. Masatoshi Sato (Universidad Andrés Bello, Chile) and a language educator (TBD) will be followed by a mixer in smaller break-out rooms, where language researchers and language teachers will engage in guided but informal dialogue. The event will conclude with a Town Hall-style forum, facilitated by MSU’s Second Language Studies program chair, Dr. Shawn Loewen.