Red Cedar, University of Wisconsin - Barron County's annual journal of the arts and literature, is now accepting submissions of poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, and other creative writing for our Spring, 2015, edition, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Our deadline has been extended to FRIDAY, MARCH 6, 2015.
Dear English Department students & faculty:
My name is Haley McCullough. I am the current Editor-in Chief for UW-L’s literary magazine, The Catalyst.
English Department faculty member Dr. Natalie Eschenbaum will present "Be Mine: Loving Selves in Romeo + Juliet." In his film, William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet (1996), Baz Luhrmann links the story of the “star-cross’d lovers” to Ovid’s tale of “Narcissus and Echo” from the Metamorphoses. Luhrmann translates the play’s classical references into visual images; he uses mirrors and reflections, through glass and water, to suggest that Romeo and Juliet’s love for one another is very similar to narcissistic love of the self. In this presentation, Dr. Eschenbaum offers a reading that ultimately begins and ends with the possibility of love that transcends the mirroring of a simply-thought and simply-structured narcissism and considers the problem inherent in linking the self to an “other” in relationships. The presentation runs from 2:30-3:30 p.m. on Friday, February 13th in 113 Wimberly Hall. The event is free and open to the public and all are welcome to attend. To arrange for disability accommodations, contact email@example.com or 608-785-8295.
This semester, senior English (Rhetoric and Writing Emphasis) major Chelsea Dolan will be getting a little time to practice what she hopes will be her future profession: teaching college English. She’ll be a Supplemental Instruction Leader in Eng 110 as part of a grant to pilot the SI program on UWL’s campus. The grant, written by Murphy Learning Center Director Lee Baines (Biology) and Writing Center Director Virginia Crank (English), will provide funds to integrate SI into Dr. Baines’ Bio 105 courses and Dr. Crank’s Eng 110 course. Supplemental Instruction is a program designed to provide guided study and work time for students in first-year or gen ed classes; the goal is to improve course performance and confidence with material, thereby increasing retention rates. The SI Leader is a fellow student who has taken the class and has some knowledge about how to succeed in it; the Leader attends every class session and then hosts out-of-class SI sessions to work with students on understanding and applying the course concepts.
Sade’s Sensibilities tells a new story of one of the most enduring and controversial figures in European literature. Blending ideas about subjectivity, identity and natural philosophy with politics and pornography, D.A.F. de Sade has fascinated writers and readers for two hundred years, and his materialist account of the human condition has been widely influential in post-structuralism, nihilism, and feminism. This new collection of essays, co-edited by Dr. Kate Parker, considers Sade’s Enlightenment legacy, both within and beyond the narratives of radicalism and aberration that have historically marked the study of his oeuvre. From different points of view, these essays argue that Sade engaged with and influenced traditional Enlightenment paradigms—particularly those related to sensibility, subjectivity, and philosophy—as much as he resisted them. They thus recover a Sade more relevant, even foundational to our twenty-first century understanding of modernity, selfhood, and community. In Sade’s Sensibilities Sade is no longer a solitary, peripheral radical, but an Enlightenment philosopher in his own right.
12th Annual Red River Graduate Student Conference
"The Field in Motion: Past, Present, and Future of English Studies"
March 27 and 28, 2015
North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND
The English Graduate Organization at North Dakota State University in Fargo, ND, in conjunction with Undergraduates Inc. invites graduate and undergraduate presentations on diverse issues within the field of English Studies for our 2015 Red River Graduate Student Conference. We encourage submissions from all branches of the field including literature, rhetoric, linguistics, writing studies, cultural studies, history, anthropology, and communication studies.
This year’s keynote speaker will be Dr. Amy Devitt, Professor of Rhetoric and Composition at the University of Kansas. Dr. Devitt’s research interests include rhetoric and composition, English language studies, writing and writing pedagogy, genre studies, variation and standardization, and Standardized Edited English.
We are also pleased to announce that Dr. Erin Mae Clark, Assistant Professor of American Literature at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota will be presenting our opening keynote presentation on the afternoon of Friday, March 27.
The Red River Graduate Student Conference will be held Friday, March 27, and Saturday, March 28, 2014 in Fargo, ND at the NDSU Memorial Union. Both panel and individual submissions are welcome. More information may be found at http://www.ndsu.edu/english/rrgsc/. RRGSC welcomes topics including, but not limited to:
• Business & Technical Communication
• Comedy and Humor Studies
• Communication and Global Politics
• Computers and Writing
• Creative Writing
• English Education
• Film, Television, and Video Game Studies
• Gender Studies
• Genre Studies
• New Media
• Scientific Rhetorics
• Sonic Rhetorics
Please send panel proposals for 3-4 participants (1000 words max) and/or individual abstracts (500 words max) via e-mail attachment (.doc, .docx, or PDFs only, please) to firstname.lastname@example.org, by Friday, January 23, 2014. If you have any specific audio-visual or technological needs, please specify these at the bottom of your proposal.
There is a registration fee of $25.00 for conference participation. This registration fee includes conference materials and Saturday's lunch. Payment information will be communicated via email upon receipt of submission. Important conference updates will be periodically sent to presenters via email. Any other questions regarding lodging, transportation, etc. can be directed to email@example.com.
Follow @RRGSC on Twitter to get updates on the conference and use the hashtag #RRGSC15.
Choose Your Own Adventure
By: Madeline Marquardt
If you are an English major, or if you have ever considered majoring in English, then you have probably asked yourself, “What can I do with my degree?” The typical answer to this question is to teach. According to Montclair State University, only 30% of English majors go on to become teachers. Teaching is only the third highest occupational field that employs individuals with a B.A. in English. According to the College Majors Handbook, the highest
occupational field is arts and communication. This is where English majors become employed as artists, broadcast and print journalists, technical writers, communication specialists, and public relations specialists. The second highest occupational field that English majors work in, is the business field as top and midlevel managers, executives and administrators.
UW-L English majors can choose this major along with a Literature emphasis, a Rhetoric and Writing emphasis, or an English Education emphasis. No matter which emphasis a student selects, a major in English is versatile and will provide students with the skills and knowledge to pursue a career in business, art, journalism, or even law to name a few. What makes English majors so marketable and able to work in such a variety of fields are the skills they possess.
Read More: Download Peerspectives 2014 [Fall]
Tuesday, December 9 in Ward Room, Cartwright Center
9:30am Allison Zelinski, “The cultural limitations of language assistive devices”
9:40 Andrew Vanden Boogaard, “How second language learning intersects with identity in the U.S., around the world, and in today’s society”
9:50 Avery Seubert, “Identifying verb types”
10:00 Jade Baumgartner, “A noun is a person, place, or thing: REVAMP”
10:10 Matt Leitner, “Grammatical features used in the film Midnight in Paris”
12:40pm Michele Grzywa, “The importance of language in educational policies”
12:50 Kelly Denk, “Adolescent language: What is it and what are its impacts?”
1:00 Hellena Klinger, “Can German as a first language help to acquire English as a second language”
1:10 Julie Jennings, “Study abroad and identity”
1:30 Rebecca Farrier, “Gendered language in the workplace”
1:40 Anna Sanford, “Standard English: Detrimental or helpful to English Language Learners?”
1:50 Haley Heinz, “ELLs are assets to the classroom”
2:00 Erin Weston, “Lesson plan for teaching passive voice”
2:20 Lauren Cody, “Simultaneous bilingualism”
2:30 Rachel Maley, “Language and gender”
2:40 Raquel Forss, “Using nonstandard grammar in advertising”
2:50 Brooke Jenderny, “Lesson plan for teaching verbs in conjunction with children’s literature”
3:10 Peter Dziadowicz, “Language in a modern fairy tale”
3:20 Riley Hornickle, “Lesson plan about prepositions”
3:30 Stella Nathan, “Schoolhouse Rock remix”
3:40 Danielle Lee, “Lesson plan on common, proper, and possessive nouns: 1st grade”
Wednesday, December 10 in Cartwright 337
12:00pm Mackenzie Miller, “The Importance of Language: A Case Study with the Ho-Chunk” (paper)
Graham Schroeder-Gasser, “The Steady Increase of Basque Language” (poster)
Hannah Coen, “Revitalization of Irish Gaelic due to Fear of Loss of Cultural Identity” (poster)
Youa Yang, “The Importance of Language within the Hmong Culture” (poster)
1:00pm Kit Williams, “Language Identity of the Maya People: Rebellion and Revival” (poster)
Tori Krueger, “The Decline of Quechua” (poster)
Kyle Bastable, “The Rising of Catalan” (poster)
2:00pm Hunter Watry, “The Māori Language: Bringing Back Aotearoa” (poster)
Kathryn Witt, “Recognize Me? The Ainu and Political Recognition through Revitalization” (poster)
April Wildes, “Quebecois: A Stable Language on the Verge of Lost Identity (poster)
3:00pm Alex Ross, “A Unified Kurdish Language, Key to Peace in Middle East?” (poster)
Erik Reitan, “Turkish in Germany: A FOB Only Resource” (poster)
Erik D’Onofrio, “The Revitalization of the Welsh Language” (poster)
Friday, December 5th
12:05-12:13: Maddie Smith, "Observing an Intermediate TESOL Class"
12:15-12:23: Allison Polster, "Reading Comprehension: Silent Versus Aloud"
12:25-12:33: Monia Ilana Meyer, "Performing Equality: An Ethnography on 8, The Play"
12:35-12:43: Alyssa Baldwin, "A Library without Books"
12:45-12:53: Cale Zuiker, "Gender Differences in Teaching"
Monday, December 8th
12:05-12:13: Taylor Irish, "Strangers in Glasses: The Onalaska Public Library"
12:15-12:23: Sam Fischer, "Does the Public Library Still Serve a Purpose?"
12:25-12:33: Carly Vail, "Literacy Interactions at the Middle School Level"
12:35-12:43: Kaylin Robbins, "The Anguish of Writing and Why You Shouldn't Share It with your Friends"
12:45-12:53: Breanna Lindemuth, TBD
Wednesday, December 10th
12:05-12:13: Julie Jennings, "Does AP Really Matter?"
12:15-12:23: Michele Grzywa, "The Success of Different Literacy Activities in a 6th Grade Classroom"
12:25-12:33: Cole Riness, TBD
12:35-12:43: Andi English, TBD
12:45-12:53: Jaclyn Morgan, "The Writing Center: The Place Your Writing Improves"
UW-L Linguistics Symposium
Thursday, December 4 in Great Hall, Cleary Alumni Center
12:30pm Jennifer Van de Walker, “Who made all these mistakes?”
12:40 Amy Cline, “Benefits of slang in the classroom with English Language Learners”
12:50 Amy Voet, “Language relations”
1:00 Taylor Irish, “Hmong English Language Learners: Second generation”
1:10 Brittany Lofgren, “The use of slang in the adolescent language”
1:30 Lindsey Bouffleur, “Talking to babies: Does quantity equal quality?”
1:40 Maddie Smith, “Social adjustments of ELLs in the classroom”
1:50 Erin Weston, “How others interpret language identities in the professional atmosphere”
2:00 Hellena Klinger, “Teaching simple past in a 6th grade ESL class”
2:10 Courtney Frahm, “Lesson plan for teaching adjectives in Grade 1”
2:30 Sophie Runing, “All about adjectives”
2:40 Danielle Cook, “Teaching verb types to 5th graders”
2:50 Benjamin Stogbauer, “Literary analysis on After the Election”
3:00 Taylor Rauls, “Simple, compound, and complex sentences: A lesson plan”
3:10 Chloe Brenner, “the language of txt msg”