Fall 2021

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




9/9  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]