EVENTS

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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
6
Sat
Art & Reproductive Justice: A Talk with Rebecca Mwase
Feb 6 @ 1:00 pm
Art & Reproductive Justice: A Talk with Rebecca Mwase

Please join Electric Marronage for the following artist talk.

Art & Reproductive Justice: A Talk with Rebecca Mwase

The Electric Marronage Spring semester artist-in-residence is Rebecca Mwase, a Zimbabwean-American theater and performance artist, creative consultant, producer, educator and cultural organizer working at the intersection of art and social justice, http://www.rebeccamwase.com/. On Saturday, February 6th at 1pm ET Rebecca Mwase will be in conversation with Jessica Solomon at the online Critical Reproductive Health/Care Conference to explore the intersections of race, pain and care. Register for the conference at this link.

 

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.

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
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.

Apr
14
Wed
Undergraduate Creative Writing Awards with Philip Metres @ Zoom
Apr 14 @ 7:00 pm
Undergraduate Creative Writing Awards with Philip Metres @ Zoom | New York | New York | United States

Please join the Creative Writing Program for our annual undergraduate awards event celebration, with guest writer and judge Philip Metres.  The event will be held Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 7 pm via zoom.

Philip Metres is a poet, essayist, scholar, and activist.  He is the author of ten books, including Shrapnel Maps (Copper Canyon 2020), Sand Opera, and The Sound of Listening. Awarded the Guggenheim Fellowship, the Lannan Fellowship, three Arab American Book Awards, and two National Endowment of the Arts Fellowships, he is professor of English and director of the Peace, Justice, and Human Rights program at John Carroll University.

The event is free and open to the public.  You can register at tinyurl.com/MSUCWAReg.

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.