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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.

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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
12
Fri
Writing & Pedagogy: Conferencing @ via Zoom
Mar 12 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Writing & Pedagogy: Conferencing @ via Zoom | Stafford | Texas | United States

Spring 2021 Writing and Pedagogy (Zoom) Workshops

Conferencing

Schedule: March 12, Friday, 2: 30 PM – 4: 00 PM

Participants: Dr. Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Jessica Stokes, and Michael Stokes

Conferencing is essential to making your voice heard in your field/ area of specialization. You can network with the major academics as well as with the upcoming scholars at the national and international conferences. Nurturing these connections is essential to professionalization in academia. Conferences also help to improve the quality of your research. In fact, when you present your work in a panel, you receive feedback, and quite often, you engage in conversations with other scholars, whose research is linked to your own. Besides these potential professional benefits, conferences offer opportunities to forge friendships that can lead to future collaborative works inside and outside of academia.

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Mar
19
Fri
FGS Creative/Care Event @ Remote
Mar 19 @ 1:30 pm
FGS Creative/Care Event @ Remote | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

The Feminisms, Genders, and Sexualities (FGS) research workshop is holding a Creative Care Event on Friday, March 19th at 1:30pm. Zoom links will be distributed. If you have any questions, please email Marisa Mercurio (mercuri7@msu.edu).

 

Pre-1800 Pedagogy Roundtable
Mar 19 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Pre-1800 Pedagogy Roundtable

Pre-1800 Pedagogy Roundtable | Teaching Pre-1800 Texts Today: Friday, March 19th, 2-4pm

    • In this roundtable, graduate students and faculty will give short presentations on the topic: pedagogy about/with performance and play in pre-1800 courses. These presentations will be followed by a discussion and joint activity where we create a syllabus/depository of texts, links, etc. useful for those teaching pre-1800 texts.
    • If interested in giving a presentation at the workshop, or to learn more, please contact Emily Yates (yatesem1@msu.edu).
Mar
26
Fri
Let’s Play Event, Game Studies Guild
Mar 26 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Let’s Play Event, Game Studies Guild

Let’s Play Event, Game Studies Guild | Hemming’s Play Company: Friday, March 26th, 2-3pm

    • In this “Let’s Play,” the MSU Game Studies Guild plays the online video game Hemming’s Play Company (and encourages you to play along!) while talking about the game’s mechanics and the theory behind video games. The Guild discusses how “play” is worthy of academic study, and the aspects of “roleplay” are theorized here with open discussion at the end of the Let’s Play.
    • Contact Jonny Thurston (thurst39@msu.edu) for more information.
Apr
9
Fri
Writing & Pedagogy: Diversity Statement @ via Zoom
Apr 9 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Writing & Pedagogy: Diversity Statement @ via Zoom | Stafford | Texas | United States

Spring 2021 Writing and Pedagogy (Zoom) Workshops

Diversity Statement Workshop

Schedule: April 09, Friday, 2: 30 PM – 4: 00 PM

Participants: Dr. Joshua Lam, Sandy Burnley, Jonny Thurston

A diversity statement is often a requirement as part of the job market materials packet. The purpose of this workshop, then, is to discuss what a diversity statement should include, the kinds of language it should use, and what exactly it should communicate to a potential employer. We will address how you can illustrate your past and present experiences in the light of DEI issues such as race, gender, ethnic identity, and sexual orientation.

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Apr
16
Fri
Symposium | Performance and Play
Apr 16 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Symposium | Performance and Play

Symposium | Performance and Play: Friday, April 16th, 2-5pm

    • In this symposium, we will explore the various intersections between technology, performance, and play. We are seeking short papers of approximately 3-5 double-spaced pages for inclusion in the symposium, which will be organized as round-table discussions with presenters speaking for about 5 minutes before opening discussion up to the entire group of presenters and audience members.
    • See the attached CFP and contact Stephen Deng (dengs@msu.edu) for further information.
Apr
22
Thu
Hyphens Essay Prize: Reading & Conversation
Apr 22 @ 7:30 pm
Hyphens Essay Prize: Reading & Conversation

Dear colleagues and students,

Please join us in celebrating Cristóbal Martinez & Stephany Bravo and their thoughts on traditions of autotheory, and decolonial approaches to documentary literatures and nonfiction on April 22nd, at 7:30 PM. With a reading and an organic conversation, this will be a welcome moment of reflection and learning in the pandemic grind, and an opportunity to see emerging thinkers/artists speak about their practice.

Please come out and support your peers and graduate students. You can use the following invitation to join the event.

Join Zoom Meeting

https://msu.zoom.us/j/93218731797

Meeting ID: 932 1873 1797

Passcode: hyphens

Oct
20
Wed
MUSE Workshop @ MSU
Oct 20 – Oct 24 all-day

In 2018-19, the Department of English piloted a new program, MUSE: Mentoring Underrepresented Scholars in English. The third annual MUSE workshop will be held from October 20-24th, 2021 at Michigan State University, in East Lansing, MI. The Fall MUSE workshop is directed at prospective English graduate students from underrepresented groups, including students of African American, Latinx and Chicanx, Asian American, Native American, and Indigenous descent. The workshop will allow students to learn more about the English Department, visit graduate classes and co-curricular activities, meet with our graduate faculty and graduate students, and receive individual feedback from the faculty on their application materials for graduate school. Students will also have the opportunity to present their research to faculty. The workshop aims to introduce prospective students to a robust culture of mentoring essential for a rewarding graduate school experience, and a thriving life in academia.