Colloquium Series


Spring 2022 English Department Colloquium Schedule

All days are Thursdays, unless marked otherwise and events are at 3:00PM. Events will be on Zoom until further notice.

1/13 Department Meeting

1/20 Signs of Life in the Classroom Pedagogy Series: Innovations in the First Year Writing Program. Facilitators: Sarah Allen & Liz Calero

In this workshop, you’ll have a chance to share questions and brainstorm approaches to the anticipated shift to in-person teaching next week. We will also share with you the university’s writing rubric and use it as a springboard for a discussion about what students should be able to do as writers when they leave ENG 100, 100A, or 190. You’ll have a chance to share what you see in student writing and what works in your classrooms, as well as to hear from others about theirs. Finally, you will receive a short description of the FYW Assessment Project that is underway this semester. Please join us!

 1/27 NO MEETING

2/3 Graduate Program Assessment (Graduate Students)

2/10 Signs of Life in the Classroom Pedagogy Series: Racism in the Classroom (details to follow)

2/17 Meeting with Lecturers (open only to lecturers)

2/24 Department Meeting

 3/3 Q & A Session on tenure and promotion issues with DPC, DPC Chair and Department Chair for interested faculty

 3/10 Candace Fujikane, “Elemental Cartographies: The Resurgence of Kanaloa” (post-sabbatical  presentation)

 3/17 NO MEETING (Spring Recess)

 3/24 Beth Yahp (University of Sydney), “Ephemeral Life Writing As (lecture)

 3/31Departmental Futures: Queerness…. (A Conversation)
Discussants: Māhea Ahia, Derrick Higginbotham, Hannah Manshel, Danielle Seid
Comments by discussants will be followed by time for open discussion.

 4/7 English Represents!: Undergraduate Showcase (details to follow)

 4/14 Recent Department Research (organized by Outreach Committee)

 4/21 Department meeting

4/28 Reading by Lawrence Ypil (Department of English’s Creative Writing Fellow for Spring 2022)

5/6 (Friday) 12:00 End of semester party (Details TBD)


Fall 2021 English Department Colloquium Schedule

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

 

All events are at 3:00 PM on Thursday via ZOOM until further notice; unusual dates/times are underscored.

 

Zoom information will be emailed to the department a few days before the event.

 

 

8/26  3:00 PM Department Meeting

             4:00 PM Fall Reception

 

9/2  NO COLLOQUIUM

 

9/9  In Rank Meetings (for faculty) & Meetings for Lecturers

 

9/16  Cynthia Franklin, “‘Rising Like a Mighty Wave’: Maunakea and the Movement Beyond the Human”

 

9/23    Concentration Meetings (for Graduate Faculty)

 

9/30   Department Meeting

 

10/7    Departmental Futures: An English Department in Hawai`i in the Twenty-First Century (a series of conversations)

Decolonizing the English Department: What Does It Mean?

 

10/14   Haunani-Kay Trask and Literature in Hawai`i

A Panel Celebrating the Life and Work of Haunani-Kay Trask

Participants: ku‘ualoha ho‘omanawanui (Chair), Brandy Nālani McDougall, Laura Lyons, No‘u Revilla

 

10/21  Shawna Yang Ryan, “Anatomy: A Literary Reading”

 

10/28  Presentations by ENG 625 students Part I (details to follow)

 

11/4  Presentations by ENG 625 students Part II (details to follow)

 

11/11  Holiday: No Colloquium

                                   

11/18   Department Meeting

 

11/25  Thanksgiving Holiday: No Colloquium

 

12/2  “Call & Response” event with three pairs of students and faculty.

“Chasing the Shadows: Hayden White’s Figuralism in Mental Health Diagnoses”—Li Shan Chan & Craig Howes

“Healing the Indigenous Pacific: A Kåntan Chamorrita Response to Julian Aguon’s ‘The Properties of Perpetual Light’”—Arielle Taitano Lowe & Craig Santos Perez

“An experimental course design that approaches and advances Canagarajah’s theory of translanguaging in the context of Hawai‘i”—Shilpi Suneja & Darin Payne

 

12/9  Bamboo Ridge Press Presents Special Issue: Kīpuka: Finding Refuge in Times of Change (Book Launch)

Contact: Donald Carreira Ching

 

Fri 12/10  Department Reception [Details to follow]


Spring 2021 English Department Colloquium Schedule

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

Unless otherwise intimated, all events through the Spring 2021 semester will be at 3:00 PM on Thursday via Zoom (link will be shared a few days before the event); unusual dates/times are underscored.

 1/14  Department Meeting

1/21   Signs of Life in the Classroom Pedagogy Series: Managing the Labor of Teaching Online
Moderators: Sarah Allen & Candace Fujikane

1/28   Focus Designation Workshop
This will be a hands-on workshop on how to apply successfully for Gen Ed focus designations
Workshop Leader: Georganne Nordstrom; Participants: Sarah Allen, ku’ualoha ho’omanawanui, John Zuern

2/4  Signs of Life in the Classroom Pedagogy Series: Information Literacy Modules
Moderator: Sarah Allen; Participants: Brian Richardson and David Gustavsen (from UHM Libraries)

2/11  Jack Taylor (Assoc. Prof., English, UHM), Lecture–“‘You tired, ain’t you’: The Politics of Emotions in Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun

2/18  The Reading List
What I am Reading and Why Book Reports by
ku’ualoha ho’omanawanui on Alice TePunga Sommerville’s Two Hundred and Fifty Ways to Start an Essay about Captain Cook
Hannah Manshel on Tiffany Lethabo King’s The Black Shoals

 2/25 FREE/OPEN FOR RESEARCH MEETINGS
NOTE: Anna Deveare Smith’s keynote presentation “Snapshots: Portrait of a World in Transition” is at 3:30PM (please see emails)

3/4 Department Meeting

3/11 Indigenous Filmmaking
Moderator: Danielle Seid
Students in Danielle Seid’s ENG 763: Film Theory and Criticism class will discuss three films by contemporary indigenous filmmakers. After short presentations on the films, audience members will be invited to join the discussion.

3/25  Meeting with Lecturers (open only to lecturers)

4/1 Department Meeting: Graduate Program Assessment with focus on PhD Area Exams (open only to faculty)

4/8 English Represents!: Undergraduate Showcase
Presentation of Work in Undergraduate English Classes from 100+ to 400+, followed by opportunity to socialize

Fri 4/9 3PMwords@Mānoa: Michelle Peñaloza (reading and discussion)

4/15 Joseph Keene Chadwick Lecture: Melissa Sanchez, “Feminist Guilt”
[details to follow] [Dr. Sanchez will also meet with faculty and students in a discussion format—details to follow]

4/22 Celebration of Faculty Research (organized by Outreach Committee)

4/29  Department Meeting

5/7  Department End-of-Semester Celebration [Time and format TBD]


Fall 2020 English Department Colloquium Schedule

[As always, please be on the lookout for adjustments/additions.] Unless otherwise intimated, all events through the Fall 2020 semester will be at 3:00 PM on Thursday via Zoom (link will be shared a few days before the event); unusual dates/times are underscored.

8/27 Department Meeting

9/3 Teaching During a Pandemic: Discussion

Facilitators: Ruth Hsu, Georganne Nordstrom, John Zuern

9/10 Building on the Retreat Part I: 1898: Significance of Date for Department The department voted to change the period marker 1900 to 1898 in 2018. At the retreat in Fall 2019, clarifying the significance of the date for the department was identified as an action item. This panel initiates department discussion in this regard. Anna Feuerstein, ku’ualoha ho’omanawanui, Craig Howes

9/17 Department Meeting: Conversation with Dean Peter Arnade

9/24 Concentration Meetings (for Graduate Faculty)

10/1 Drop-In Session: Supporting Students in Crisis Facilitators: Sarah Allen & Dax Garcia

10/8 In Rank Meetings (for faculty)

Sunday 10/11 Words@Mānoa Fall Conference: “All My Relations”

10/15 Building on the Retreat Part II: Future of the Department in a Changing Market for PhDs At the retreat in Fall 2019, the department identified the above topic as worthy of further discussion. This panel initiates that discussion. Derrick Higginbotham, Darin Payne, Tiana Kahaukawila

10/22 Joseph Keene Chadwick LectureA Queer Theirstory of Polynesia” Dan Taulapapa McMillin

10/29 Presentations by ENG 625 students Part I (details to follow)

11/5 Presentations by ENG 625 students Part II (details to follow)

11/12 Department Meeting

11/19 Research Outcomes Presentations

Members of the two groups that received Research Outcomes Grants in 2019-2020 will present their work. Cristina Bacchilega and Cynthia Franklin, conveners of the two groups, will facilitate.

12/3 Department Meeting

Fri 12/11 Department End-of-Semester Celebration [Time and format TBD]


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.

Job Talks

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.

 

March 5 Thursday 9 AM @ KUY 409

Seminar with Louis Mendoza (Brief Readings available from gayle@hawaii.edu or KUY 402)

Chicano in the Jail Machine: The Art and Politics of raúl salinas, Writer and Human Rights Activist

 

March 5 Thursday

Joseph Keene Chadwick Lecture by Louis Mendoza

The Poetics and Politics of Latinx Literature:  Then and Now

 

March 12 Thursday

Signs of Life in the English Classroom: Effective Assignments in FYW and ILP Classes

 

March 25 Wednesday 7 PM

Words@Mānoa Reading: E. J. Koh

 

April 2 Thursday

Department Meeting

 

Apr 9 Thursday

English Represents!: Undergraduate Showcase

Presentation of Work in Undergraduate English Classes from 100+ to

400+, followed by opportunity to socialize

 

Apr 16 Thursday

Meeting of Research Clusters

 

Apr 21 Tuesday 7 PM

Words@Mānoa Reading: Writer in Residence: Nandi Odhiambo

 

Apr 23 Thursday

Department Meeting

 

Apr 23 Thursday 7 PM

Words@Mānoa Reading

 

Apr 30 Thursday

Public Humanities Event (Information will be forthcoming)

 

Apr 30 Thursday 5.30 PM

Celebration of Research in the English Department

 

May 7 Thursday

Department Meeting

 

May 8 Fri 12:00

Department Party