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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

ENGL 8520

ENGL 8520 Seminar in Cultural Theory and Practice: American Places/Modern Times
Professor Jani Scandura will teach this course on Thursdays from 2:30-5:00 p.m. during the Fall 2017 semester. This interdisciplinary seminar will explore current thinking about place and space, with a particular focus on American places as portrayed in fiction, poetry, film, and art. We will consider both “America” and “place” in a broad sense, exploring and exploding understandings of American place as geographical site, imagined community, idea, ideal, style and aesthetic. The class is organized around the “modern” American places depicted in Charlie Chaplin’s Modern Times: the factory, asylum, crowd, the prison, home, department store, and cabaret. Readings and films that span the 19thto 21st centuries, from Poe’s crowds to the prisons in Guantanamo Bay. Works by: Charlie Chaplin, Antonio Gramsci, Nelly Bly, Michel Foucault, Edgar Allan Poe, MinĂ© Okubo, George Cukor, Al Jolson, David and Albert Maysles, Michael Rogin, Jasmine Alinder, Lisa Guenther, Toyo Miyatake, Scott Herring, and others.

Mohrman PhD Defense: Thurs 6/29/17 9:30am

KATY MOHRMAN (PhD Candidate), will defend her dissertation on Thursday, June 29th in the Scott Hall Commons (105) from 9:30 – 11:30am. The public portion will begin at 9:30am.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Center for Writing TA Workshops

THE CENTER for WRITING is pleased to offer two different Writing Across the Curriculum Program workshops this August as part of TA training. The first is titled Assigning and Assessing Student Writing and will occur on Tuesday, August 29 from 1:00 – 4:00pm. The second is titled Commenting on and Grading Student Writing and will occur on Wednesday, August 30 from 1:00 – 4:00pm. Click here for more information and to register

Castellanos article in "Latino Studies" Journal

PROF. BIANET CASTELLANOS’ article “Rewriting the Mexican immigrant narrative: Situating indigeneity in Maya women’s stories” was recently published in the latest issue of Latino Studies journal. You can access the article here (doi: 10.1057/s41276-017-0057-z).

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

CLA 8000 Grant writing course

CLA is pleased to offer a new 1.5 credit course CLA 8000: Intro to Grant Writing for the Social and Behavioral Sciences. The course is designed for first and second year graduate students who would like to apply to the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. This course will also be helpful in learning to write proposals for other grants and coursework. The course meets for the 1st 7-week session of Fall semester (9/5 – 10/20) on Tuesdays from 9:05 – 11:00am in CSOM 1-135.