EVENTS

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Dec
11
Fri
Live Lit: Making Connections
Dec 11 @ 3:00 pm
Live Lit: Making Connections

Please save the date and time for Live Lit, our Undergraduate Reading Series, co-sponsored with the RCAH Center for Poetry.  The fall event will be held December 11, 2020, at 3 pm, via zoom, featuring guest Lauren Russell.

A call for nominations for student performers will be coming soon.

Jan
21
Thu
Writing & Pedagogy: Stand-Alone Classes @ via Zoom
Jan 21 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Writing & Pedagogy: Stand-Alone Classes @ via Zoom | Stafford | Texas | United States

Spring 2021 Writing and Pedagogy (Zoom) Workshops

Approaches to Stand-alone Classes

Schedule: January 21, Thursday, 3: 30 PM – 5: 00 PM

Participants: Dr. Tamar Boyadjian, Rebecca Fussell

This workshop is designed to address DEI in stand-alone classes. Generally, MSU English department graduate students teach stand-alone classes after the completion of their comprehensive exams. Invited faculty and advanced graduate student speakers discuss how they address DEI issues in their pedagogy, in the courses they teach and in the classroom during the workshop.

RVSP here.

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
9
Tue
English Works Alumni Career Panel
Feb 9 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
English Works Alumni Career Panel

On February 9th, Dr. Brian Burns will host an English Alumni Career Panel, with three of our alums (1990, 2006, 2017), from 6:30-8pm. Students will have the chance to engage this panel on their career pathways and discuss how their English major prepared them for a variety of careers.

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.