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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. Register here: https://tinyurl.com/CWroundtable. 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
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.

Mar
17
Wed
Nikita Gale Mutant Salon Talk Hosted by Young Joon Kwak @ Virtual on Zoom
Mar 17 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Nikita Gale Mutant Salon Talk Hosted by Young Joon Kwak @ Virtual on Zoom

Nikita Gale | March 17 | Virtual on Zoom | 4 PM EST

This event does not require pre-registration, if you are interested in joining our zoom webinar, please do so using the link and password below.

https://msu.zoom.us/j/97803340342 pw: mutants

Nikita Gale (b. 1983, Anchorage, Alaska; lives and works in Los Angeles) is an artist living and working in Los Angeles, California and holds a BA in Anthropology with an emphasis in Archaeological Studies from Yale University and earned an MFA in New Genres at UCLA. Gale’s practice is often structured by long-term obsessions with specific objects and the ways these objects gesture towards particular social and political histories. Gale uses ubiquitous consumer technologies as frameworks to consider how individuals potentially reproduce their relationships to objects within their relationships to psychic space and political, social, and economic systems. For Gale, the term “reproduction” is as much a mechanical, technical process as it is a process rooted in sex, biology, and the organic.

On a more physical register, Gale’s work points to the ways that many technologies can be understood as instruments that extend or amplify the body through a relationship to touch. Reproduction connects humans to a desire for extension and amplification both biologically and through industrial processes. By engaging with materials that have properties that are simultaneously acoustic and protective, Gale’s recent work considers the role of the audience as a social arena and examines the ways in which silence and noise function as political positions and conditions.

Nikita’s work has recently been exhibited at MoMA PS1 (New York); LACE (Los Angeles); Commonwealth and Council (Los Angeles); Matthew Marks Gallery (Los Angeles); The Studio Museum in Harlem (New York); Rodeo Gallery (London); Ceysson & Benetiere (Paris); and in “Made in L.A. 2018” at the Hammer Museum (Los Angeles). Gale’s work has appeared in numerous publications including The New York Times, Artforum, Art in America, Art21, AQNB, Frieze, Vogue, and Flash Art. Nikita currently serves on the Board of Directors for GREX, the west coast affiliate of the AK Rice Institute for the Study of Social Systems.

For more information about Nikita Gale and their work, please visit their website.

Classes with CAL 2021 – Innovations in Teaching in the Arts and Humanities @ Zoom
Mar 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

CLASSES with CAL SPRING 2021

Innovations in Teaching in the Arts and Humanities

Take time during Covid to get back in Class! Please join us for a night of innovative thinking with some of the College of Arts and Letter’s finest. All staff, faculty, retirees, friends, and family are welcome!

Date: March 17th from 6:00-8:00

RSVP HERE

6:10-6:35 Talk #1 “The science and art of wellbeing: Integrating student wellness into CAL courses” with Dr. John Ritz; College of Arts and Letters Inaugural Director of Student Wellness

Jon Ritz, WRAC faculty member and CAL’s new Director of Student Wellness, will discuss CAL’s new effort to integrate wellness concepts and practices into its undergraduate learning goals, with a focus on mindfulness, creativity, and resilience. Jon will provide a brief overview of the evidence-based approach that undergirds the effort and how it will be delivered to students through cocurricular activities and direct integration in CAL courses. He will also touch on ways that a wellness-infused curriculum can help reinvigorate the arts and humanities as sites of undergraduate education.

6:35- 7:00 PM Talk #2 “It is never too Late to Learn a Language” with Sandhya Shanker; Academic Specialist at the Center for Language Teaching Advancement

In a globalized world, learning a language is not only useful when traveling but also boosts brain power. Learning a language as an adult enhances the ability to multitask, sharpens the mind and improves memory. The MSU Community Language School offers online language classes for adults with sessions in the fall, spring and summer. Information will be shared about our program offerings as well as a short taste of our online program experience.

7:00-7:40 Talk #3 “Evolving Pathways to Social Justice in the Arts and Humanities: Creativity in the Academic Class” with Julian Chambliss, Nancy DeJoy, and Natalie Phillips, CO-PIs on an Andrew Mellon Foundation Just Futures Grant.

In this presentation Chambliss, DeJoy, and Phillips discuss how centering creativity as opening paths to social justice encourages us to see creativity as central to teaching and learning in the humanities. Using the class work that inspired their Mellon Foundation Just Futures grant, the three will discuss how creativity is vital to inclusive curricula and how it expands our opportunities for community partnerships to inform our teaching.

Student Spotlight 7:40-7:55

RSVP HERE

Mar
19
Fri
FGS Creative/Care Event @ Remote
Mar 19 @ 1:30 pm
FGS Creative/Care Event @ Remote | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

The Feminisms, Genders, and Sexualities (FGS) research workshop is holding a Creative Care Event on Friday, March 19th at 1:30pm. Zoom links will be distributed. If you have any questions, please email Marisa Mercurio (mercuri7@msu.edu).

 

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
24
Wed
Amanda Ross-Ho Mutant Salon Talk Hosted by Young Joon Kwak @ Virtual on Zoom
Mar 24 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Amanda Ross-Ho Mutant Salon Talk Hosted by Young Joon Kwak @ Virtual on Zoom

Amanda Ross-Ho | March 24 | Virtual on Zoom | 4 PM EST

This event does not require pre-registration, if you are interested in joining our zoom webinar, please do so using the link and password below.

https://msu.zoom.us/j/97803340342 pw: mutants

Amanda Ross-Ho’s work draws from a broad hierarchy of structures, mapping connectivity within the overlapping ecologies of personal and universal phenomena. Her evolving personal language combines forensic and theatrical gestures, diagramming the reflexive relationships between production, presentation, and the social contracts of viewership. Her sculpture, painting, photography, installation, and most recently, public works have been exhibited widely, nationally, and internationally.

Amanda Ross-Ho holds a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an MFA from the Roski School of Art, University of Southern California.  Solo exhibitions include Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles, Hoet Bekaert, Belgium, The Pomona Museum of Art, Mitchell-Innes and Nash New York, The Visual Arts Center, Austin, TX, Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago, The Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, Vleeshal Center for Contemporary Art, Middelburg, Netherlands, the Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn, Germany, The Approach, London, and Praz-Delavallade, Paris. Group exhibitions include Artists Space, New York, The Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, The Orange County Museum of Art, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, The Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, The New Museum, New York, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, and the 2008 Whitney Biennial. In 2013 she debuted her first large-scale commissioned public work at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, and in 2015, she presented a new large-scale sculpture commission in City Hall Park, New York City through the Public Art Fund. Ross-Ho’s work has been featured in Artforum, The New York Times, ArtReview, Modern Painters, Art in America, Flash Art, Art + Auction, and Frieze among others. She lives and works in Los Angeles.

For more information about Amanda Ross-Ho and their work, please visit their website.

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
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.