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Feb
20
Wed
English Graduate Recruitment Days @ Red Cedar Spirits
Feb 20 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
English Graduate Recruitment Days @ Red Cedar Spirits | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

The English Department will be hosting Recruitment Days for our prospective MA and PhD students between Wednesday, Feb 20th and Friday, Feb 22nd.

●Wednesday, Feb 20th, 5-7pm: Reception, Red Cedar Spirits. Dinner will be provided. Partners and families welcome.

●Thursday, Feb 21st, noon-2:30pm: Lunch and Research Spotlight, Panel 1. Chittenden Hall, 110.

●Thursday, Feb 21st, 3-4pm: Q and A with Qiana Whitted, moderated by Professor Julian Chambliss. Chittenden Hall 110

●Friday, Feb 22nd, noon-2:30: Lunch and Research Spotlight, Panel 2. Location T.B.A.

●Friday, Feb 22nd, 3-5pm: Sixty Six: Broad Underground Film Series. Curated by Kaveh Askari. Broad Art Museum

We encourage all graduate students and faculty to attend! More details about these events and others will be forthcoming, as will links to RSVP.

 

Feb
21
Thu
English Graduate Recruitment Days @ Chittenden Hall, Room 110
Feb 21 @ 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm
English Graduate Recruitment Days @ Chittenden Hall, Room 110 | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

The English Department will be hosting Recruitment Days for our prospective MA and PhD students between Wednesday, Feb 20th and Friday, Feb 22nd.

●Wednesday, Feb 20th, 5-7pm: Reception, Red Cedar Spirits. Dinner will be provided. Partners and families welcome.

●Thursday, Feb 21st, noon-2:30pm: Lunch and Research Spotlight, Panel 1. Chittenden Hall, 110.

●Thursday, Feb 21st, 3-4pm: Q and A with Qiana Whitted, moderated by Professor Julian Chambliss. Chittenden Hall 110

●Friday, Feb 22nd, noon-2:30: Lunch and Research Spotlight, Panel 2. Location T.B.A.

●Friday, Feb 22nd, 3-5pm: Sixty Six: Broad Underground Film Series. Curated by Kaveh Askari. Broad Art Museum

We encourage all graduate students and faculty to attend! More details about these events and others will be forthcoming, as will links to RSVP.

 

English Graduate Recruitment Days @ Chittenden Hall, Room 110
Feb 21 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
English Graduate Recruitment Days @ Chittenden Hall, Room 110 | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

The English Department will be hosting Recruitment Days for our prospective MA and PhD students between Wednesday, Feb 20th and Friday, Feb 22nd.

●Wednesday, Feb 20th, 5-7pm: Reception, Red Cedar Spirits. Dinner will be provided. Partners and families welcome.

●Thursday, Feb 21st, noon-2:30pm: Lunch and Research Spotlight, Panel 1. Chittenden Hall, 110.

●Thursday, Feb 21st, 3-4pm: Q and A with Qiana Whitted, moderated by Professor Julian Chambliss. Chittenden Hall 110

●Friday, Feb 22nd, noon-2:30: Lunch and Research Spotlight, Panel 2. Location T.B.A.

●Friday, Feb 22nd, 3-5pm: Sixty Six: Broad Underground Film Series. Curated by Kaveh Askari. Broad Art Museum

We encourage all graduate students and faculty to attend! More details about these events and others will be forthcoming, as will links to RSVP.

 

Feb
22
Fri
English Graduate Recruitment Days
Feb 22 @ 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm
English Graduate Recruitment Days @ United States

The English Department will be hosting Recruitment Days for our prospective MA and PhD students between Wednesday, Feb 20th and Friday, Feb 22nd.

●Wednesday, Feb 20th, 5-7pm: Reception, Red Cedar Spirits. Dinner will be provided. Partners and families welcome.

●Thursday, Feb 21st, noon-2:30pm: Lunch and Research Spotlight, Panel 1. Chittenden Hall, 110.

●Thursday, Feb 21st, 3-4pm: Q and A with Qiana Whitted, moderated by Professor Julian Chambliss. Chittenden Hall 110

●Friday, Feb 22nd, noon-2:30: Lunch and Research Spotlight, Panel 2. Location T.B.A.

●Friday, Feb 22nd, 3-5pm: Sixty Six: Broad Underground Film Series. Curated by Kaveh Askari. Broad Art Museum

We encourage all graduate students and faculty to attend! More details about these events and others will be forthcoming, as will links to RSVP.

 

English Graduate Recruitment Days @ Broad Art Museum
Feb 22 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
English Graduate Recruitment Days @ Broad Art Museum | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

The English Department will be hosting Recruitment Days for our prospective MA and PhD students between Wednesday, Feb 20th and Friday, Feb 22nd.

●Wednesday, Feb 20th, 5-7pm: Reception, Red Cedar Spirits. Dinner will be provided. Partners and families welcome.

●Thursday, Feb 21st, noon-2:30pm: Lunch and Research Spotlight, Panel 1. Chittenden Hall, 110.

●Thursday, Feb 21st, 3-4pm: Q and A with Qiana Whitted, moderated by Professor Julian Chambliss. Chittenden Hall 110

●Friday, Feb 22nd, noon-2:30: Lunch and Research Spotlight, Panel 2. Location T.B.A.

●Friday, Feb 22nd, 3-5pm: Sixty Six: Broad Underground Film Series. Curated by Kaveh Askari. Broad Art Museum

We encourage all graduate students and faculty to attend! More details about these events and others will be forthcoming, as will links to RSVP.

 

Apr
11
Thu
Race, Pedagogy, and Lit*: Dr. Beverly Guy-Sheftall @ Wells Hall B-243
Apr 11 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Race, Pedagogy, and Lit*: Dr. Beverly Guy-Sheftall @ Wells Hall B-243 | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Dr. Guy-Sheftall, previous President of the National Women’s Studies Association, has published a number of texts within African American and Women’s Studies which include the first anthology on Black women’s literature, Sturdy Black Bridges: Visions of Black Women in Literature (Doubleday, 1979). She has been involved in a number of advocacy organizations which include the National Black Women’s Health Project, the National Council for Research on Women, and the National Coalition of 100 Black Women. As Director of Spelman’s Women’s Center, she has also been involved with student activism around a broad range of social justice issues, including reproductive rights and violence against women. At Emory University’s Institute for Women’s Studies and Spelman College, she teaches women’s studies courses that center feminist theory and global Black Feminisms.

Sep
11
Wed
FGS Research Workshop Meet and Greet @ Wells Hall C607
Sep 11 @ 4:00 pm – 4:45 pm
FGS Research Workshop Meet and Greet @ Wells Hall C607 | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

The Feminisms, Genders, and Sexualities (FGS) research workshop is holding its first informal meet and greet this Wednesday, September 11 from 4-4:45pm in the 6th floor conference room, Wells Hall C607. We’ll introduce ourselves and the workshop, discuss upcoming events over the 2019/2020 academic year, and have some snacks and coffee. If you’re interested in intersectional feminism and LGBT+ studies (or are just curious!), we’d love to have you.   We’re looking forward to two semesters of productive discussions, fun activities, engaging lectures, and collaborations with other fantastic workshops here at MSU. If you have any questions, please email me (mercuri7@msu.edu) or Bruno Ford (fordron@msu.edu).

 

Sep
12
Thu
HIVES Research Workshop @ Wells Hall C607
Sep 12 @ 4:00 pm
HIVES Research Workshop @ Wells Hall C607 | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

HIVES will be meeting for the first official time on September 12, 2019 in room C607 of Wells Hall (619 Red Cedar Road, East Lansing, MI 48824). This meeting will be primarily to introduce HIVES guiding questions, discuss the trajectory of the workshop for the year, and nourish our bodyminds with pizza and discussion. We would like to begin the buzz of conversation with a discussion of texts and videos, available here, that present some nodes for future engagement. Finally, we will be revealing our fall keynote speaker at the meeting!

This and all future HIVES meetings are open to the public, including but certainly not limited to: students, non-students, artists, curious parties, larvae, comic-lovers, poets, and all others. Please feel welcome to circulate the poster above which has been formatted to be accessible to screen readers. Please fill out this google form if you plan to attend in order to share your preferences and needs for refreshments and access.

HIVES is an ongoing scholarly, artistic, and communal organization dedicated to developing an understanding of the ways in which matter and beings function in interdependent networks. This research workshop seeks to create a generative space for conversations at the intersections of disability studies and animal studies in popular culture. In his book Brilliant Imperfection, Eli Clare emphasizes how “White Western culture goes to extraordinary lengths to deny the vital relationships between water and stone, plant and animal, human and nonhuman, as well as the utter reliance of human upon human” (Clare 136). Clare offers the disability studies notion of interdependence as a way to undo fantastical narratives of independence and the individual. HIVES is an engagement with hiveminds, relationality, and interdependence across and within animal/human divides. This research workshop draws on popular culture in the form of novels, films, and video games and theory from disability studies to critical race theory to queer studies to animal studies in order to think through disrupting white western denials of interdependence. We are guided by the questions: what are the potentials and pitfalls of the overlap between disability and animal studies? what forms of inter-reliance arise from lived disabled existence and/or representations of disabled characters in popular culture? what does (and does not) separate animals and humans? what frictions exist in turning to animal studies to find alternate conceptions of relational being?

Oct
16
Wed
MUSE Bowling Night @ Spare Time Entertainment Center
Oct 16 @ 1:59 pm – 2:59 pm
MUSE Bowling Night @ Spare Time Entertainment Center | Lansing | Michigan | United States

The Department of English MUSE Scholars Program will host MUSE bowling night at Spare Time Entertainment Center. MUSE scholars, current graduate students, and faculty are welcome to join us on Friday, October 18th at 7:30pm.

Oct
17
Thu
MUSE Lecture: Omaris Z. Zamora @ Wells Hall B243
Oct 17 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
MUSE Lecture: Omaris Z. Zamora @ Wells Hall B243 | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

The Department of English MUSE Scholars Program presents a lecture by Dr. Omaris Z. Zamora, “Delectable Complicities From El Ni’ E: AfroLatinx Feminisms of Cardi B & La Bella Chanel.” Dr. Zamora is assistant professor of Afro-Latinx Studies at Rutgers University. Her book project, AfroLatina (Trance)formations: Poetics of Black Embodied Archives and Feminist Epistemologies, engages the theoretical formation of AfroLatina feminist epistemologies through an analysis of transnational Dominican women’s narratives in literature and performance. As a spoken-word poet she fuses her poetry with her scholarly work as a way of contributing to a black poetic approach to literature and cultural studies.

Please join us Thursday, October 17th at 4:30pm in Wells Hall room B243.