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Nov
5
Thu
HIVES: Eli Clare
Nov 5 – Nov 6 all-day
HIVES: Eli Clare

Eli Clare will be leading several events for the HIVES Research Workshop and Speaker Series on the topic of disability studies, animal studies, and popular culture. White, disabled, and genderqueer, Eli Clare lives near Lake Champlain in occupied Abenaki territory (currently known as Vermont) where he writes and proudly claims a penchant for rabble-rousing. He has written two books of creative non-fiction, Brilliant Imperfection: Grappling with Cure and Exile and Pride: Disability, Queerness, and Liberation.

Exploring Brilliant Imperfection, Writing About Bodymind Difference, November 5 @ 10:00am EST

Using storytelling, brainstorming, and free writing, Eli Clare will lead us through ways of writing and thinking about all kinds of bodymind difference. In collaboration with MSU’s Writing, Rhetoric, and American Culture Department and the MSU Writing Center.

Click on the link to RSVP for the workshop (Note, while all HIVES events are open to the public, priority will be given to MSU students in the event of the event reaching capacity)

The Intersection of Queerness & Disability Workshop, November 5 @ 2:00PM EST

What are the connections among ableism, homophobia, and transphobia? How do issues around queer disability identities fit into a broader intersectional social justice framework? Join Eli Clare for a facilitated dialogue! In collaboration with the Feminisms, Genders, and Sexualities Workshop.

Click on the link to RSVP for the workshop (Note, while all HIVES events are open to the public, priority will be given to MSU students in the event of the event reaching capacity)

Eli Clare Keynote, “Notes on Cure, Disability, & Natural Worlds,” November 6, 4:00PM EST

Eli Clare is presenting his keynote, “Notes on Cure, Disability, & Natural Worlds” for the HIVES Research Workshop and Speaker Series on the topic of disability studies, animal studies, and popular culture.

Click on the link to RSVP for the keynote. This event is open to the public.

Nov
19
Thu
FGS/GP Visual Pedagogy Workshop @ Zoom
Nov 19 @ 1:30 pm
FGS/GP Visual Pedagogy Workshop @ Zoom | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

The Feminisms, Genders, and Sexualities (FGS) (co-sponsored by GP) is hosting a Visual Pedagogy workshop on Thursday, November 19 at 1:30pm. Join us to discuss the graphic novel adaptation of Kindred and pedagogical approaches to visual media. Zoom links will be distributed. If you have any questions, please email Marisa Mercurio (mercuri7@msu.edu).

 

Nov
20
Fri
Writing & Pedagogy Workshops: Comps @ via Zoom
Nov 20 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Writing & Pedagogy Workshops: Comps @ via Zoom

Approaches to the Comps Process
Schedule: 20 November, 2 PM – 4 PM (via Zoom)
Faculty Participants: Professor Jyotsna Singh and Professor Joshua Yumibe
Graduate Student Participants: Bria Harper and Seohyun “Sen” Kim

This workshop will focus on the entirety of the comps process including:
— how to form a committee
— how to write the comps proposal and successfully defend the proposal
— useful tips for studying for the exam
— components for a successful exam essay
While we will be hearing from our faculty about their expectations regarding the Comprehensive Exams, we will also be hearing from graduate students about their experiences of the comps process.

Dec
3
Thu
English/WRAC Grad Student Workshop
Dec 3 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
English/WRAC Grad Student Workshop

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. 

Dec
4
Fri
HIVES: Jordan Scott Reading & Keynote
Dec 4 @ 3:00 pm
HIVES: Jordan Scott Reading & Keynote

Jordan Scott, Winner of the Latner Poetry Prize by the  Writer’s Trust of Canada, is the author of Siltblert, Decomp (a collaboration with Stephen Collis and the ecosphere of British Colombia), and Night & Ox. His chapbooks include Clearance Process and Lanterns at Guantánamo, both of which treat his experience after being allowed access to Guantanamo Bay in April 2015.

Click on the link to RSVP for the keynote. This event is open to the public.

Jan
15
Fri
FGS/HIVES Public Health Lecture @ Remote
Jan 15 @ 1:30 pm
FGS/HIVES Public Health Lecture @ Remote | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

The Feminisms, Genders, and Sexualities (FGS) and HIVES research workshops are holding a Public Health Lecture on Friday, January 15th at 1:30pm. Zoom links will be distributed. If you have any questions, please email Marisa Mercurio (mercuri7@msu.edu).

 

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
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
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.