Fall 2019

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, 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