EVENTS

Calendar

Feb
11
Thu
Anti-Racist Teacher Speaker Series
Feb 11 @ 6:00 pm
Anti-Racist Teacher Speaker Series

The NCTE student group starts their 3 part antiracist teacher speaker series this Thursday at 6pm. This is a student designed and run series funded by a small grant. Their first speaker is English + CAL super graduate Kelsey Wiley (2016), who now teaches English at Detroit Cass Tech HS. Registration is here.

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
16
Tue
English Works Career Planning Workshop
Feb 16 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
English Works Career Planning Workshop

On February 16th, Dr. Burns will host an English Career Planning Workshop from 6-7:30pm. This workshop aims to give students the tools to begin their career trajectories by connecting with career, internship, and networking resources on campus. Dr. Burns will also talk students through a fast-paced resumé and cover letter workshop.

Feb
19
Fri
Writing & Pedagogy: Publication @ via Zoom
Feb 19 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Writing & Pedagogy: Publication @ via Zoom | Stafford | Texas | United States

Spring 2021 Writing and Pedagogy (Zoom) Workshops

Publication

Schedule: February 19, Friday, 2: 30 PM – 4: 00 PM

Participants: Dr. Kinitra Brooks, Briona Jones, Justin Wigard

Publishing your scholarship in essential to making yourself marketable in the academic job market. No matter where you are during your graduate student career, it is never too early (or too late) to start taking publication seriously. Yet, the rigors of publication can appear confusing from a graduate student’s perspective given the challenges of finding a quality journal in your field, as well as the methods one may have to undertake to enter a conversation in a journal or any other publication including edited anthologies. This workshop will be about approaches to the publication process. Our invited guests will discuss the following: What sets a seminar paper apart from a publishable article? What is peer review? How does one communicate with the editors of a journal? The speakers will therefore unlock the mystery called “academic publishing” and discuss how aspiring publishing goals can be actualized into professional achievements.

RVSP here.

Mar
5
Fri
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
9
Tue
English Ed / Black YA Lit / Comics Speaker
Mar 9 @ 6:00 pm
English Ed / Black YA Lit / Comics Speaker

The NCTE/English Ed student group continues with its speaker series next Tuesday at 6pm. They have invited Christian Hines, a former secondary English teacher who now studies Black YA lit and comics at tOSU. The students saw her present at a conference and are excited she accepted the invitation! Registration link here.

Mar
12
Fri
Writing & Pedagogy: Conferencing @ via Zoom
Mar 12 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Writing & Pedagogy: Conferencing @ via Zoom | Stafford | Texas | United States

Spring 2021 Writing and Pedagogy (Zoom) Workshops

Conferencing

Schedule: March 12, Friday, 2: 30 PM – 4: 00 PM

Participants: Dr. Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Jessica Stokes, and Michael Stokes

Conferencing is essential to making your voice heard in your field/ area of specialization. You can network with the major academics as well as with the upcoming scholars at the national and international conferences. Nurturing these connections is essential to professionalization in academia. Conferences also help to improve the quality of your research. In fact, when you present your work in a panel, you receive feedback, and quite often, you engage in conversations with other scholars, whose research is linked to your own. Besides these potential professional benefits, conferences offer opportunities to forge friendships that can lead to future collaborative works inside and outside of academia.

RVSP here.

Apr
9
Fri
Writing & Pedagogy: Diversity Statement @ via Zoom
Apr 9 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Writing & Pedagogy: Diversity Statement @ via Zoom | Stafford | Texas | United States

Spring 2021 Writing and Pedagogy (Zoom) Workshops

Diversity Statement Workshop

Schedule: April 09, Friday, 2: 30 PM – 4: 00 PM

Participants: Dr. Joshua Lam, Sandy Burnley, Jonny Thurston

A diversity statement is often a requirement as part of the job market materials packet. The purpose of this workshop, then, is to discuss what a diversity statement should include, the kinds of language it should use, and what exactly it should communicate to a potential employer. We will address how you can illustrate your past and present experiences in the light of DEI issues such as race, gender, ethnic identity, and sexual orientation.

RVSP here.

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

The Spring 2021 Live Lit event will be held virtually on Friday, April 16, 2021 at 2:00 pm, featuring special guest Jessica Stokes, writer-scholar-PhD candidate and co-curator of HIVES.

Submissions will be accepted from all undergraduate students at MSU. Students taking advanced courses in creative writing and writing creative theses are particularly encouraged to submit. If you are interested in reading/performing this semester, please submit a short writing sample or video (5 poems, an essay, a short story, or other creative material suitable for oral performance or screening).  Note:  Performances may be either prerecorded or live. We are now accepting electronic submissions; submit work HERE.  Submissions are due March 15, 2021.

For more information or questions, contact Dr. Robin Silbergleid (silberg1@ msu.edu).

Live Lit is co-sponsored by the Department of English Creative Writing Program and The RCAH Center for Poetry.

Conversation with Charles Yu
Apr 16 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Conversation with Charles Yu

Please see the attached flyer for Professor Naoko Wake’s invitation to attend the keynote event for APA Heritage Month. Given the urgency of addressing anti-Asian racism, the talk by Charles Yu is especially timely. I want to encourage you to make every effort to hear the voices of Asian intellectuals and writers, who, like Charles Yu, are addressing this issue. Attending this event shows our support for an allied MSU program, Asian Pacific American Studies.

Register here: https://msu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEuf-usrjsoHtHWkwsv0_-Jph9eBMTIsi6H

This event is organized by APASP and APASO in partnership with the Associated Students of Michigan State University, Broad College of Business, College of Law, and College of Arts and Letters . President Samuel L. Stanley will make a welcome remark.