Spring 2018

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






3/20               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