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Apr
6
Fri
Feminisms, Genders, Sexualities
Apr 6 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Feminisms, Genders, Sexualities

This workshop aims to create a collaborative space in which we will discuss feminist, queer, and transgender approaches to literature and culture. This year, we will act as reading group, publication workshop, and pedagogy/praxis collective. As we interrogate the ways that differences of gender and sexuality are imagined and used to create meaning, whether oppressive or liberatory, we will consider how these differences intersect with those of class, race, ethnicity, ability, and nationality. Some questions that shall guide our reflections on our research, teaching, and praxis include the following: How are constructions of gender and sexuality used to sustain white supremacy, a patriarchal and racist set of beliefs and institutions? How are they used to drive neoliberalism, with its economization of all domains of life? And, crucially, what are the possibilities for resisting these historical processes to create more inclusive, democratic worlds? We invite interested graduate students and faculty to participate.

Friday, April 6, 4:00 – 6:00 pm 110 Chittenden Hall: Guest Lecture by Professor Gayle Rubin (Associate Professor, Anthropology and Women’s Studies, University of Michigan)

Apr
12
Thu
Feminisms, Genders, Sexualities
Apr 12 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Feminisms, Genders, Sexualities

This workshop aims to create a collaborative space in which we will discuss feminist, queer, and transgender approaches to literature and culture. This year, we will act as reading group, publication workshop, and pedagogy/praxis collective. As we interrogate the ways that differences of gender and sexuality are imagined and used to create meaning, whether oppressive or liberatory, we will consider how these differences intersect with those of class, race, ethnicity, ability, and nationality. Some questions that shall guide our reflections on our research, teaching, and praxis include the following: How are constructions of gender and sexuality used to sustain white supremacy, a patriarchal and racist set of beliefs and institutions? How are they used to drive neoliberalism, with its economization of all domains of life? And, crucially, what are the possibilities for resisting these historical processes to create more inclusive, democratic worlds? We invite interested graduate students and faculty to participate.

Thursday, April 19, 4:30-6:00 pm, C607 Wells: Feminist praxis, social justice (readings TBD)

Apr
27
Fri
Breaking Neuro Ground: Breaking Literary Neuroscience & the Benefits of Interdisciplinarity @ MSU Union, Lake Superior Room
Apr 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Breaking Neuro Ground: Breaking Literary Neuroscience & the Benefits of Interdisciplinarity @ MSU Union, Lake Superior Room | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Dr. Phillips will discuss 3 ongoing research projects at the Digital Humanities and Literary Cognition Lab (DHLC), and reflect on lessons learned from interdisciplinarity.

Jun
1
Fri
Evaluating Complex Scholarship in Today’s Academy @ Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center
Jun 1 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Evaluating Complex Scholarship in Today’s Academy: Interdisciplinarity, Collaboration, and Open Scholarship

You are invited to a one-day workshop on best practices associated with evaluating reappointment, promotion, and tenure packages in today’s academy.
This workshop:

• Features talks by national experts Dr. Julie Thompson Klein (Wayne State) and Dr. Holly Falk-Krzesinski (Elsevier) on national trends in scholarly evaluation
• Provides information about local best practices at the unit and college levels
• Fosters cross-campus discussion of scholarly evaluation standards and practices
• Supports unit administrators in reflecting on their unit RPT by-laws and practices
• Provides ideas and resources for evaluating new trends in scholarship and new contacts who can support continued reflection on RPT standards.

June 1, 2018

8 AM – 5 PM
Kellogg Hotel and
Conference Center

SCHEDULE
8:30 AM – 9:00 AM
Check in, Continental
Breakfast, Networking
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Workshop, Including Expert
Presentations and Panels of Local Experts
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Happy Hour, Networking

Register now at: go.cal.msu.edu/registerRPT

 

Aug
31
Fri
“A Place at the Table” Screening & Reception @ East Arbor Architecture + Gallery
Aug 31 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
"A Place at the Table" Screening & Reception @ East Arbor Architecture + Gallery | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

A Place at the Table is in many ways an MSU project because it features interviews with MSU graduate students, faculty, and staff who attended the 2017 Women’s March.

The 17-minute film attempts to unpack the experience of the 2017 March on Lansing, featuring the voices of 16 attendees. The interviewees reflect on three questions: why they attended the march, what the experience was like, and what we can do to keep the momentum of the march going. As we hear their disembodied voices, we see footage of the march that brings to life the collective experience of that day. The film features diverse voices: Latinxs, American Indian, Black, Queer, and others.

This event is free and open to the public, so come along and bring your friends and family. In case you need more incentive, there will be free food and drinks for all.

The screening is sponsored by Michigan State University, the College of Arts and Letters, the Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures, The Doc Lab, the Department of Media and Information, the Diversity Research Network-Office for Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives, the Center for Gender in Global Context, and the Chicano/Latino Studies Program.

Sep
14
Fri
Generous Thinking: The University and the Public Good @ International Center, Spartan Rooms
Sep 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Generous Thinking: The University and the Public Good @ International Center, Spartan Rooms | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Director of Digital Humanities and Professor of English will be presenting Generous Thinking: The University and the Public Good as part of the University Interdisciplinary Colloquium. Read a summary of her talk below:

The university stands in a peculiar relationship to twenty-first-century American culture. On the one hand, that culture imagines institutions of higher education to be providers of vitally important credentials for those seeking an engaging career and a secure economic future. On the other, that same culture routinely depicts the university and its denizens as being out of touch with the real needs of their communities, producing and transmitting useless, abstract knowledge and standing in the way of real economic and technological progress. Generous Thinking proposes that those of us who work within the university might take a hard look at the ways we connect and communicate with a range of off-campus communities about our shared interests and concerns in order to begin rebuilding the relationship between the university and the public that it is meant to serve.

Coffee and refreshments will be provided.

Sep
28
Fri
Caring about Health Services: Humanities-Driven Healthcare Reform @ International Center, Spartan Rooms
Sep 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Caring about Health Services: Humanities-Driven Healthcare Reform @ International Center, Spartan Rooms | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Dawn Opel, Assistant Professor of Digital Media and User Experience, Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures, will be presenting Caring about Health Services: Humanities-Driven Healthcare Reform as part of the University Interdisciplinary Colloquium. Read a summary of the series below:

The University Interdisciplinary Colloquium celebrates excellence in interdisciplinary research that involves humanists or artists as partners. Presentations will be delivered by accomplished interdisciplinary scholars who are engaged in work that integrates a wide variety of perspectives, including the full range of perspectives within the university as well as those from outside the university.

Coffee and refreshments will be provided.

Oct
3
Wed
Welcome Reception for WOCI Artist-in-Residence, Nanibah Chacón @ International Center, Room 303
Oct 3 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Welcome Reception for WOCI Artist-in-Residence, Nanibah Chacón @ International Center, Room 303 | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Please join us in welcoming our Fall 2018 Artist-in-Residence, Nanibah Chacon! Chacon is bringing her talent as a painter, muralist, and art educator to shine a spotlight on Indigenous voices, traditions, and ecology. The Welcome Reception will take place October 3, 2018, from 5:00-7:00p, in the International Center, Room 303.