Colloquium Series


SPRING 2017 English Department Colloquium Series

 

All events held in KUY 410 unless otherwise indicated.

 

1/12               3:00 Department meeting

 

1/19               3:00 Jose Cortez, U. of Arizona, candidate for Comp/Rhet position

 

1/25               6:00 Reading by Visiting Distinguished Writer Ann Pancake

 

1/26               3:00 John Gagnon, U of Michigan, candidate for Comp/Rhet position

 

1/31               3:00 “Teaching Gender Identity: Beyond the Binary.” Workshop on non-Binary Gender Identification conducted by Camaron Miyamoto, Director, UH Mānoa LGBTQ+ Center

 

2/1                 3:00 “Teaching Gender Identity: Beyond the Binary.” Workshop on non-Binary Gender Identification conducted by Camaron Miyamoto, Director, UH Mānoa LGBTQ+ Center

 

2/2                 3:00 Adam Miyashiro, Stockton U, candidate for Medieval/Early Modern position

 

2/9                 3:00 Ann Shivers-McNair, U of Washington, candidate for Comp/Rhet position

 

2/16               3:00 Panel for students participating in CCCC, organized by Daphne Desser, Georganne Nordstrom, and Sarah Allen

 

2/23               3:00 Derrick Higginbotham, U of Cape Town, candidate for Medieval/Early Modern position

 

3/2                 3:00 Adam Goldwyn, North Dakota State U, candidate for Medieval/Early Modern position

 

3/7                 3:00 Marjorie Liu, Chadwick lecture, “Be Fearless: Writing About Race, Sexuality, and Feminism”

 

3/8                 7:00, Art Auditorium: Reading by Junot Diaz

 

3/9                 10:30 Marjorie Liu workshop, “The Art of Writing Comics”

 

3/9                 3:30, BusAd A102: Junot Diaz, “I Will Build A Great Wall: Notes On Borders, Immigrants and the Future in the Age of Trump”

 

3/10               10:30 Junot Diaz workshop, Ah Quon McElrath Room, George Hall 301B, “The First Impulse: One Immigrant POC’s Guide to Surviving Activism, Academia and Ourselves”

 

3/14               3:00 David Baker, UNC Chapel Hill, “Making M.A.C.M.O.R.R.I.S: A Digital Early Modern Ireland”

 

3/16               3:00 Pauline Greenhill, U of Winnipeg, “Transforming Cinderellas and Cinderfellas:  Sexes, Genders, and Sexualities in Fairy-Tale Films”

 

3/23               3:00 Reading by Rob Spillman, Words @ Manoa series

 

4/6                 3:00 Department Chair Election meeting

 

4/12               6:00 Reading by Sesshu Foster, Words @ Manoa series

 

4/13               3:00 Graduate Program Assessment meeting

 

4/20               3:00 Judith Lee, Ohio University, “American Humor and Matters of Empire”

 

4/21               3:30 Book launch for Valerie Wayne’s Arden Shakespeare edition of Cymbeline and John Rieder’s Science Fiction and the Mass Cultural Genre System (Wesleyan UP)

 

4/26               6:00 Reading & Performance by Andrea Hairston, Words@ Manoa series

 

4/27               3:00 Department meeting on hiring priorities

 

5/4                 12:00 Department party


Fall 2017 English Department Colloquium Schedule

 

All events are at 3:00 in KUY 410 unless otherwise specified

 

8/24               3:00 Department meeting, 4:00 fall reception

 

9/7                 Book launch for S. Shankar’s novel Ghost In The Tamarind

 

9/14               The Impossibly Thin Legs of My Racing Camels: Loving the Life and Writing the Book, a reading by Kathy J. Phillips.

 

9/21               Concentration meetings

 

9/28               The Everywhere That is Nowhere: Readings from Jaimie Gusman’s book of poems, Anyjar

 

10/5               Department meeting

 

10/12             Rank meetings

 

10/19             Words@Mānoa Reading: Eileen Tabios

 

10/26             English 625 student presentations: “On Resistance”

 

11/2               English 625 student presentations: “On Resistance”

 

11/9               Department meeting

 

11/16             Michael Weems, “Light Upon Light: A Skeptic’s Conversion to Imperfect Islam”

 

11/30             “Issues in Rhetoric and Composition.” Sarah Allen, Daphne Desser, and John Gagnon

 

12/8               12:00 End of Semester Department Party and Awards Ceremony

 


Fall 2016 English Department Colloquium Schedule

 

All events are at 3:00 in KUY 410 unless otherwise specified

 

FALL

 

9/1                 Department meeting

 

9/8

 

9/13               Donna Haraway, Professor Emeritus at University of California at Santa Cruz, reading and book signing, Staying With the Trouble: Making Kin in the Cthulucene (co-sponsored with Revolution Books)

 

9/15               Lynn Itagaki, Associate Professor at Ohio State University, “Lives that Matter: The 1992 Los Angeles Rebellion, Civil Racism, and the Vengeance of a Divided Country”

 

9/22               Concentration Groups meetings

 

9/29               Job Placement Workshop

 

10/4               Marie Alohalani Brown, UHM Religion Department, “Facing the Spears of Change”

 

10/6               Britton Brooks, “Anglo-Saxon Soundscapes: Elemental and Animate Creation”

 

10/12             6:00 Chadwick Lecture: Fred Moten, Professor at University of California at Riverside, “Insovereignty & Cinema”

 

10/13             12:00 Chadwick seminar: Fred Moten

10/13             3:00 Words @ Manoa Reading: Fred Moten

 

10/14             11:30 Creative Writing Workshop: Fred Moten

 

10/20             Department Meeting

 

10/27             English 625 student presentations (1)

 

10/31             Fiorenzo Iuliano, Assistant Professor of American Literature, University of Cagliari, Sardinia, “Specters of the 1990s: Seattle as archive city”

 

11/3               English 625 student presentations (2)

 

11/10             Ida Yoshinaga, “Indigenous Screenwriting Labor, Media Convergence, and a Digital Theory of Cultural Storytelling Expropriation”

 

11/17             Craig Howes, “Comic Periodicals in their Youth: The Case of Punch

 

11/22             “Identifying and Working with Students in Distress,” with Joel Gaffney and Rebecca Cowan

 

11/24             Thanksgiving

 

12/1

 

12/9               12:00 Department Party

 


University of Hawaii at Manoa

Department of English

Fall 2015

Colloquium Series & Department Meetings Schedule

(3:00 – 4:30 pm in KUY 410 unless otherwise noted)


 AUGUST 

AUGUST 27:

Department Meeting


SEPTEMBER

SEPTEMBER  3:

“Simulation, Metaphor and an Obese Pink Monster”

Dave Ciccoricco, University of Otago-Dunedin, Aotearoa/NZ

 

SEPTEMBER  4:

Limbo: A Novel About Jamaica – book launch

Esther Figueroa with Shawna Yang Ryan, Rajiv Mohabir and Rain Cannon Wright

(5:30 – 7:30 pm)

 

SEPTEMBER 10:     

“Literatures of the World: An Inquiry”

S. Shankar, UHM-English

 

SEPTEMBER 17:  

“Creating Futures Rooted in Wonder” Symposium Opening Roundtable

Speakers: Cristina Bacchilega, Grace Dillon, Kamuela Enos, Jon Osorio, Nisi Shawl (Moderator Bryan Kamaoli Kuwada)

 

SEPTEMBER 22:  

“Working With Students in Distress”

Katherine Fast & Jesse Hutchison (Counseling & Student Development Center) organized by Daphne Desser, Director of First-Year Writing and Mentoring

 

SEPTEMBER 24: 

Graduate Program Concentration Group Meetings


OCTOBER

OCTOBER 1:   

Department Meeting

 

OCTOBER 8: 

Rank Meetings of the Policy Committee

(I-5 in KUY 410, 1-4 in KUY 412A, I-3 in Kuy 409 and grad students in KUY 415)

 

OCTOBER 15:

Memorial Poetry Reading in Honor of Nell Altizer

Organized by Joe OʻMealy and Mark Wilson

 

OCTOBER 20:

“Pacific Currents” – a special issue of American Quarterly launch

Paul Lyons, UHM-English and Ty P. Kāwika Tengan, UHM-Ethnic Studies

Co-sponsored with American Studies and Ethnic Studies

(3:00 – 5:00 pm KUY 410)

 

OCTOBER 22:
English 625 Colloquium on Citizenship

 

OCTOBER 29:  

English 625 Colloquium on Citizenship

 

“Life in Occupied Palestine” – a special issue of Biography launch

Ibrahim Aoude, UHM-Ethnic Studies, Morgan Cooper & Cynthia Franklin, UHM-English

(6:00 – 8:00 pm in KUY 410)


NOVEMBER

NOVEMBER  5:  

Department Meeting

 

NOVEMBER 12: 

“Tokyo Apocalypse: The Ends of Neon Genesis Evangelion”

Steven Holmes – PhD Graduate Student in English

 

NOVEMBER 19:

Distinguished Writer-in-Residence Reading

Emelihter Kihleng


DECEMBER

DECEMBER 3:

Department Meeting

 

DECEMBER 10:

CW Graduate Students Reading

Organized by Joseph Han & Rajiv Mohabir, PhD Grad Students in English

 

DECEMBER 11:

End of the Semester Celebration

(Noon in KUY 410)


 

 

 

 

 

 


All colloquia are held Thursdays at 3 PM in KUY 410 unless otherwise noted.

AUG. 28 Department Meeting
SEPT. 04 Graduate Students of UH-M Department of English, “Creative Writing Series” (contact: David Scrivner)
SEPT. 11 Graduate Students of UH-M Department of English, “Weave Our Stories Together: Teaching Hawaiian and Pacific Literatures” (contact: Aiko Yamashiro)
SEPT. 18 Ku‘ualoha ho‘omanawanui, UH-M Department of English, “Beyond Voices of Fire—New Insights into Hawaiian Literary Genealogies”
SEPT. 25 Graduate Program Concentration Meetings, UH-M Department of English
OCT. 02 Robert McHenry, UH-M Department of English and Ruth Bingham, UH-M Student Academic Services, “New Advising Tools and Procedures”
OCT. 09 John Rieder, UH-M Department of English, “The Mass Cultural Genre System”
OCT. 16 Georganne Nordstrom, UH-M Department of English, “Pidgin As Rhetorical Sovereignty: Articulating Indigenous and Minority Rhetorical Practices with the Language Politics of Place”
OCT. 23 English 625 Graduate Colloquia – begun
OCT. 30 English 625 Graduate Colloquia – concluded
NOV. 06 Graduate Students of UH-M Department of English, “Creative Writing Series” (contact: Rajiv Mohabir)
NOV. 13 Presentations and Q&A by Profs. Laura Lyons and Cynthia Ward, candidates for English Department Chair
NOV. 20
DEC. 04 Allison Hedge Coke, Visiting Distinguished Writer. UH Art Gallery 4-6:00 pm Performance, talk, new book and album signing, and refreshments.
DEC. 11 Recognition reception for graduating students and others, 3 PM