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Jan
29
Fri
FGS & HIVES: Dr. Aren Aizura
Jan 29 @ 12:30 pm
FGS & HIVES: Dr. Aren Aizura

On Friday, January 29 at 12:30 pm, the Feminisms, Genders, and Sexualities working group and HIVES will be welcoming Dr. Aren Aizura for a discussion of his book, Mobile Subjects: Transnational Imaginaries of Gender Reassignment. Please see the attached event flyer for the RSVP or use the Dr. Aizura Event RSVP here.

Aren Aizura is an assistant professor in Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies. He brings expertise in queer theory, transgender studies, transnationality and immigration, and political economy and labor. Aizura’s interdisciplinary research looks at how queer and transgender bodies shape and are shaped by technologies of race, gender, transnationality, medicalization and political economy.

Feb
5
Fri
Indigenizing Shakespeare: Madeline Sayet
Feb 5 @ 2:00 pm
Indigenizing Shakespeare: Madeline Sayet

Keynote Lecture and Workshop | Indigenizing Shakespeare, Madeline Sayet: Friday, February 5th (Public Lecture at 2pm and MSU Workshop at 3:30pm)

    • Lecture: “Native American Shakespeare: The Journey to Representation”: this lecture will examine the complex history of the relationship between Shakespeare’s plays and the indigenous peoples of America, from the onset of colonialism through the present day. Madeline will also share insights into how this intersection informs her own life and work, and the Native Theatre Movement at large.
    • Workshop: In this session, Mohegan Director Madeline Sayet will guide participants through a process of creatively indigenizing Shakespeare for themselves. Participants will begin their own dynamic reimaginings of the plays and be empowered to make bold creative choices in their own work going forward.
    • Also see the attached flyer with further details (and how to register), and contact Katie Knowles (knowle50@msu.edu) or Jyotsna Singh (jsingh@msu.edu) for more information.
Feb
12
Fri
HIVES: Collaborative Storytelling with Anuj Vaidya
Feb 12 @ 2:00 pm
HIVES: Collaborative Storytelling with Anuj Vaidya

HIVES is excited to announce our spring 2021 lineup!

After a long, cold break (for those of us in Michigan), we are warming up to the idea of further online discussions and presentations. These events will span a wide variety of topics important in disability studies and animals studies frameworks. We’ll talk public health, create collaborative stories, and discuss collaborating at a distance. As we get closer to each event, we will post more specifics.

February 12, 2:00pm (Eastern Time): Resurrecting Jatayu: Collaborative Storytelling event with performance artist and filmmaker Anuj Vaidya. RSVP for Resurrecting Jatayu.

Feb
19
Fri
Reading and Q&A with alum Marianne Chan
Feb 19 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Reading and Q&A with alum Marianne Chan

Please save the date – Feb 19, 2:00-3:00 pm the Creative Writing Program will host a reading and Q&A with alum Marianne Chan. Further details forthcoming.

Mar
5
Fri
Roundtable: Applying to Grad School in Creative Writing
Mar 5 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Roundtable: Applying to Grad School in Creative Writing

Please save the date – March 5, 1:30-2:30 pm the Creative Writing Program will host a roundtable on applying to graduate school in Creative Writing. Further details forthcoming.

HIVES: ‘Buzz-Zine’ Collaborator Panel
Mar 5 @ 2:00 pm
HIVES: 'Buzz-Zine' Collaborator Panel

HIVES is excited to announce our spring 2021 lineup!

After a long, cold break (for those of us in Michigan), we are warming up to the idea of further online discussions and presentations. These events will span a wide variety of topics important in disability studies and animals studies frameworks. We’ll talk public health, create collaborative stories, and discuss collaborating at a distance. As we get closer to each event, we will post more specifics.

March 5, 2:00pm (Eastern Time): Collaborating at a Distance: a conversation on art-making in a pandemic with Buzz-Zine contributors. RSVP for Collaborating at a Distance.

Mar
19
Fri
Pre-1800 Pedagogy Roundtable
Mar 19 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Pre-1800 Pedagogy Roundtable

Pre-1800 Pedagogy Roundtable | Teaching Pre-1800 Texts Today: Friday, March 19th, 2-4pm

    • In this roundtable, graduate students and faculty will give short presentations on the topic: pedagogy about/with performance and play in pre-1800 courses. These presentations will be followed by a discussion and joint activity where we create a syllabus/depository of texts, links, etc. useful for those teaching pre-1800 texts.
    • If interested in giving a presentation at the workshop, or to learn more, please contact Emily Yates (yatesem1@msu.edu).
Mar
26
Fri
Let’s Play Event, Game Studies Guild
Mar 26 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Let’s Play Event, Game Studies Guild

Let’s Play Event, Game Studies Guild | Hemming’s Play Company: Friday, March 26th, 2-3pm

    • In this “Let’s Play,” the MSU Game Studies Guild plays the online video game Hemming’s Play Company (and encourages you to play along!) while talking about the game’s mechanics and the theory behind video games. The Guild discusses how “play” is worthy of academic study, and the aspects of “roleplay” are theorized here with open discussion at the end of the Let’s Play.
    • Contact Jonny Thurston (thurst39@msu.edu) for more information.
Apr
14
Wed
Undergraduate Creative Writing Awards with Philip Metres @ Zoom
Apr 14 all-day
Undergraduate Creative Writing Awards with Philip Metres @ Zoom | New York | New York | United States

Dear Undergraduate Student Writers,

We are pleased to announce the call for work for our 2021 Undergraduate Creative Writing Awards, sponsored by the Creative Writing Program in the Department of English.  We welcome work by all MSU undergraduate students, across the genres of creative nonfiction, fiction, poetry, playwriting, and screenwriting.  First place:  $300, Second place: $150.  Read the full list of instructions and submit work here.  Questions may be directed to msucw@msu.edu.

Apr
16
Fri
Live Lit
Apr 16 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Live Lit

Please save the date – April 16th from 2-3pm the Creative Writing Program will host Live Lit. Further details forthcoming.