The Library of Congress’s Chronicling America project has digitized and published 13.5 million pages of US newspapers from 1789 to 1963. Many people use their interface to search and browse images of the pages, but did you know that you can download the text from those pages in just a few steps using their API? This Tool Time session will show you how you can turn your Chronicling America search results into a folder full of text files in just a few minutes. Led by Brandon Locke.
Location: 303 International Center
Come join Dr. Youngjoo Yi, Associate Professor, College of Education and Human Ecology, The Ohio State University, to learn about teaching and researching multimodal literacy in multilingual learning. Note the talk is in the building Urban Planning on Red Cedar Road.
In this talk I’d like to address issues of multimodal literacy practices of language learners and their teachers, especially with respect to theoretical, empirical, methodological, and pedagogical aspects of researching and teaching multimodal literacy. I begin my talk by briefly giving an overview of several major theories that have guided multimodal literacy studies in applied linguistics (e.g., multimodality, social semiotics, and multiliteracies). Then, drawing upon empirical findings, I discuss possibilities and challenges of engaging in multimodal literacy practices in learning and teaching English as an additional language. Finally, I’d like to engage the audience with the multimodal analysis of multimodal texts in order to discuss data analysis of multimodal composing and texts. I end my talk by proposing some future directions for researching and teaching multimodal literacy in multilingual contexts.
Stop by for a short workshop that will introduce you to a simple tool that you can get started using during the workshop. This Tool Time’s focus is on TAGS: The Twitter Archiving google Sheet. Using Google Sheets and a Twitter account, you can start archiving lists of users, hashtags, and search terms. This tool can help facilitate faculty research as well as undergraduate class projects. Led by Kristen Mapes.
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.
DR STEPHEN EISENMAN / NOVEMBER 29 / MSU LIBRARY GREEN ROOM / 6PM
Dr. Stephen Eisenman is a Professor of Art History at Northwestern. Eisenman is the author of nine books, including most recently Zooicide, with the artist Sue Coe. Eisenman has also curated and reviewed exhibitions, written articles and op-eds. Eisenman will present the keynote lecture for the 2018 Art History & Visual Culture Symposium.
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 email@example.com.