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?
“Cornbelt Catholicism” with Dr. Kristy Nabhan-Warren, Professor at University of Iowa
Thursday, October 3rd, 7:00pm, Lake Huron Room, MSU Union
A conversation with Religious Studies faculty members and undergraduate students.
REL faculty members: Dr. Amy DeRogatis, Dr. Mohammad Khalil, Dr. David Stowe, and Dr. Morgan Shipley
Friday, October 4th, 12:00pm, A306 Wells Hall
The Creative Writing Program, the Womxn of Color Initiatives, and the College of Arts and Letters are pleased to welcome Amalia Ortiz, who will visit MSU campus from November 10th through November 12th. Amalia Ortiz’s second book, The Cancion Cannibal Cabaret and Other Songs, is now available from Aztlan Libre Press. Ortiz has been featured on three seasons of Def Poetry on HBO, and on the NAACP Image Awards. Her debut collection Rant. Chant. Chisme. was selected by NBC News as one of the “10 Great Latino Books of 2015.” On November 11th, Ortiz will hold a conversation at 10:30am in Wells Hall, room C640, and will present a public reading geared toward the CAL community at 7:oopm in the Art Lab.
English graduate student Liz Deegan will be hosting a D2L Drop-In Workshop for anyone who needs it, both incoming and advanced students! On Wednesday, September 16th, from 2-4pm, she will have open zoom hours where anyone can drop in for help on some D2L basics. Below are a range of topics she can help with:
- Making Announcements
- Organizing your Content
- Setting up Attendance
- Setting up your gradebook
- Creating a Rubric
- Creating Quizzes
- Release Conditions for Content
- & more! Let me know if you need something specific
The event can be a way for folks to get more comfortable with D2L and its capabilities – especially considering we are extra reliant on technology with virtual learning. But also, feel free to drop in and say hi!
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for zoom link.
Marisa Siegel lives, writes, and edits near NYC. She holds an MFA in Poetry from Mills College in Oakland, CA. Her essay “Inherited Anger” appears in the anthology Burn It Down (Seal Press, 2019) and her debut poetry chapbook, Fixed Stars, is forthcoming from Burrow Press in 2022. She is editor-in-chief and owner of The Rumpus. Follow her on Twitter @marisasaystweet.
Join the conversation on October 14, 2020, 3 pm. Email email@example.com for zoom link.
Hosted by Megan Giddings
Please join us on November 19 at 7:30pm (Anishinaabe Eastern Time) via Zoom, for The Norton Anthology of Native Nations Poetry When The Light of the World was Subdued, Our Songs Came Through event. The event will feature readings and panel discussion with anthology editors and contributors. This event is sponsored by the Audrey and John Leslie Endowment, Ziibiwing Center of Anishinaabe Culture and Lifeways, the MSU English Department Creative Writing Program, and the MSU Native American Institute.
Please join us on November 20 at 2:00pm (Anishinaabe Eastern Time) via Zoom, for The Norton Anthology of Native Nations Poetry When The Light of the World was Subdued, Our Songs Came Through event. The event will feature readings and panel discussion with anthology editors and contributors. This event is sponsored by the Audrey and John Leslie Endowment, Ziibiwing Center of Anishinaabe Culture and Lifeways, the MSU English Department Creative Writing Program, and the MSU Native American Institute.
Please see attached flyer for a compelling event on Dec. 2 with Dr. Swarnavel Pillai, Dr. Tamar M. Boyadjian, and artist and filmmaker Roger Kupelian to discuss his documentary film Dark Forest in the Mountain. We ask that you please view the film in advance. Please see the flyer for a link to the film, and the zoom link for the event
The Departments of WRAC and English will be working together this year to program events for graduate students related to careers outside of academia as well as non-faculty careers within the university (such as program coordinators, etc.). We are planning to hold our first workshop on Thursday, December 3, 3:00-5:00. We will follow up with additional details concerning speakers for this event, but we want to write now to ask you to save the date.