Spring 2021

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

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]