Colloquium Series


Spring 2020 English Department Colloquium / Job Talks Schedule

[As always, please be on the lookout for adjustments/additions.]

 

All events are at 3:00 PM on Thursday in KUY 410 unless otherwise specified; unusual dates/times are underscored.

 

1/16: Brian Gillis (19th Century American).  Visit: 1/16-17.

1/23: Booth Wilson (Film w/Narrative Studies Focus).  Visit:  1/23-24.

1/30: Valerie Sirenko (19th Century American).  Visit: 1/30-31.

2/6: Hannah Manshel (19th Century American).  Visit 2/6-7.

2/13: Department Meeting

2/20: Danielle Seid (Film w/Narrative Studies Focus).  Visit: 2/20-21.

2/27: Ida Yoshinaga (Film w/Narrative Studies Focus).  Visit:  2/27-28.

3/5: Louis Mendoza (Chadwick Lectures invitee)


Fall 2019 English Department Colloquium Schedule

[As always, please be on the lookout for adjustments/additions.]

 

All events are at 3:00 PM on Thursday in KUY 410 unless otherwise specified; unusual dates/times are underscored.

 

8/29  3:00 PM Department Meeting

4:00 PM Fall Reception

 

9/5  Teaching for Maunakea I: Kia’i Perspectives

Discussion moderated by ku’ualoha ho’omanawanui (Prof., English, UHM)

With Candace Fujikane (Assoc. Prof, English, UHM), Aurora Kagawa (PhD student, Geography, UHM), ‘Ilima Long (PhD student, Political Science, UHM), Kekailoa Perry (Assoc. Prof., Kamakakūokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies)

 

9/12 Jaimey Hamilton Faris (Associate Professor, Art & Art History, UHM) & Marika Emi (artist, designer & founding publisher of Tropic Editions)

Talk & Book Presentation: “Almanac for the Beyond (warning: this is not a forecast…)”

 

9/18 Wed 7 PM  Emily Jungmin Yoon (poet)

Reading and Q&A (Words@Mānoa Event)

 

9/19  Concentration Meetings (for Graduate Faculty)

 

9/26  David Gustavsen (Humanities Librarian, Hamilton Library, UHM)

Lecture: “The Critic as Cyborg: Digital Humanities and the English Department”

 

10/3   In Rank Meetings (for faculty)

 

10/8 Tues 3 PM  Dr. Razak Khan (Research Fellow, Centre for Modern Indian Studies [CeMIS], Göttingen University)

Lecture: “Camp Urdu: Men, Women, and Transvestic Speech of Urdu Drama”

 

10/10  Natalie Fixmer-Oraiz (Asst. Prof., Communication Studies / Gender, Women’s & Sexuality Studies, University of Iowa)

Lecture: Homeland Maternity and the Queer Possibilities of Kin”

 

10/17  Sarah Allen, Daphne Desser, John Gagnon, Darin Payne & graduate students

Report on John Alexander Visit (Research Outcomes Project)

 

10/19 Sat. 8:30-3 pm  Words@Mānoa Creative Writing Conference, Campus Center

 (Co-Sponsored by The Hawai‘i Review)

Details to follow.

 

10/24  Presentations by ENG 625 students Part I (details to follow)

 

10/24 7PM Bamboo Ridge Reading

Words@Mānoa Event

 

10/31  Yousef M. Aljamal (doctoral candidate, Sakarya University, Turkey)

Lecture: “Translating Palestine”

 

11/7  Presentations by ENG 625 students Part II (details to follow)

 

11/13 Wed 7 PM  Jordy Rosenberg (novelist)

Reading and Q&A (Words@Mānoa Event)

                                   

11/14  Department Meeting

 

11/21  Signs of Life in the Classroom Pedagogy Series

Discussion Leaders: Candace Fujikane (Dir. of Undergraduate Studies, English) and Sarah Allen (Dir. of First Year Writing, English)

Facilitated Discussion: Teaching Strategies for the UHM English Classroom

(Discussion of pedagogical approaches for an English classroom comprising Hawaiian and local students as well as students from the continent. Discussion will include successful strategies such as the use of anime and social media.)

 

11/28  No Event: Thanksgiving

 

12/5  Craig Howes

Lecture: “‘Bury the Duke’—Caricature, Avatars, and the Politics of Personality in Victorian Britain”

 

12/12  Department Meeting

 

Fri 12/13 12:00   Department Party

 


Spring 2019 English Department Colloquium Schedule (abbreviated)

[As always, please be on the lookout for adjustments/additions.]

 

All events are at 3:00 PM on Thursday in KUY 410 unless otherwise specified; unusual dates/times are bolded and/or marked with asterisks.

 

 

3/5              Kristiana Kahakauwila, “Writing from Two Shores: Composing a Novel of Diaspora and Return” (job talk)

 

3/7              Lydia Brugué Botia, Universitat de Vic

“The Snow Queer: Female Characterization in Walt Disney’s Frozen

 

3/14            Katherine R. Larson, University of Toronto

“Breath of Sirens: Animating Song and Women’s Song Performance in Early Modern England”

 

3/21            Spring Break

 

3/28            Chadwick Lecture: Robert Warrior, University of Kansas

“Intellectual Health in the AIDS Journals of David Warrior”

 

4/4              English Represents!: An Undergraduate Showcase

Presentation of Work in Undergraduate English Classes from 100+ to 400+, followed by opportunity to socialize

 

4/11            Department Meeting

 

4/18            Stacey Waite, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

“Queering Classroom Norms”

 

4/25            John Gagnon

“Rhetorical Operations: A Story About the Surveillance State, Hyperconnectivity, and Disinformation in the Post-Truth Era”

 

5/2              Department Meeting

 

*F 5/3         12:00 Department Party


Fall 2018 English Department Colloquium Schedule

[As always, please be on the lookout for adjustments/additions.]

 

All events are at 3:00 PM on Thursday in KUY 410 unless otherwise specified; unusual dates/times are bolded and/or marked with asterisks

 

 

8/23         3:00 PM Department Meeting; 4:00 PM Fall Reception

 

8/30         Mara Pike, College Mental Health Awareness Training (Workshop on Mental Health)

 

9/6            Vernadette Gonzalez: “Curating a Decolonial Guide to Hawai‘i: The Detours Project”

 

9/13         Department Meeting

 

9/20         Concentration Meetings (for Graduate Faculty)

 

*9/20        7:00 PM Tariq Luthun, Reading [Words@Mānoa Event]

 

9/27         Mahealani Ahia & LynleyShimat Lys (Hawaii Review), “Get Local: Creating a Hawai‘i Centered Open Educational Resource (OER) Textbook for the Humanities with Hawai‘i Review

 

10/4                  In Rank Meetings (for faculty)

 

10/11       S. Shankar:  “Readings, Rights, and Ahimsa: A Comparative Exploration of Freedom of Expression”

LLL Senior Research Award Lecture—hosted by Office of the Dean, College of LLL

 

 

10/18       ENG 625 student presentations

 

*10/18     5:30 PM J. Kēhaulani Kauanui, Talk based on Paradoxes of Hawaiian Sovereignty: Land, Sex, and the Colonial Politics of State Nationalism (Duke UP) & Speaking of Indigenous Politics (U of Minnesota P)—Location TBD

 

*F 10/19 5 PM Samiya Bashir, Reading [Words@Mānoa Event]

 

10/25       ENG 625 student presentations

 

*Sa 10/27         CW Conference [Words@Mānoa/ Hawaii Review Event]—Location TBD

 

11/1         Ramzy Baroud, “Give the Palestinian People the Right to Tell Their Own Stories”

 

11/8         Chadwick Lecture: Will Stockton and D. Period Gilson: “Between You and Me: A Queer Exegesis on dcTalk and Christian Pop Music”

 

11/15       Department Meeting

 

11/22       No Event: Thanksgiving

 

11/29       Nandi Odhiambo, Reading & Book Launch for Smells Like Stars

 

12/6         “The Global Early Modern: Reflections on Literature and History”–panel presentation by ENG 730 students

 

*F 12/7    12:00 Department Party


Spring 2018 English Department Colloquium Schedule

 

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

 

1/11               Job candidate in Pacific Literature

 

1/18               Job candidate in Pacific Literature

 

1/24, 6:00     Reading by Grace Taylor, Visiting Writer in Residence

 

1/25               Job candidate in Pacific Literature

 

2/1                 Job candidate in Creative Writing

 

2/8                 Job candidate in Creative Writing

 

2/15               Job candidate in Creative Writing

 

2/22               Words@Manoa Series: Lisa Lucas, Executive Director of the National Book Award Foundation

 

3/1                 Department meeting

 

3/8

 

3/15

 

3/20               Words@Manoa Series: Padma Viswanathan

 

3/22               Graduate Program Assessment meeting, graduate students only

 

3/29               spring recess

 

4/5                 Malea Powell, Chair of Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures, Michigan State University

 

4/12               “Use Your Reason”: Inclusive Islam in America, with Islamic scholar Aun Hasan Ali, followed by panel discussion with Ali, Ani Zonneveld, and Mickey Weems. Ali will explore the ways in which the Qur’an is and is not used in the practice of Islam worldwide. This is the first of a series of presentations on Inclusive Islam from April 12-18.

 

4/19               Department meeting

 

4/26               Cynthia Franklin, “The Making of the Future Life of Oscar Grant: Ryan Coogler’s Fruitvale Station and #BlackLivesMatter” 

 

 

5/3, 12:00     End of semester party