Book Club is reading After Dark by Haruki Murakami this semester. If you've read the book and would like to partake in the discussion, come to English Club on April 2nd at 5:45 in 331 Cartwright. We'll be leaving from there to go to Peaberry's.
If you haven't read it, you can still come along.
If you really don't want to come with us, I hear the Chancellor's rocking the Cellar at 7.
Author of Do Over!: in which a 48-year-old father of three returns to kindergarten, summer camp, the prom, and other embarrassments comes to campus April 21, 2009. Check out his presentation in the Cleary Alumni Center at 5pm.
Come support the hard work of English students at the Annual UW-L Celebration of Student Research and Creativity!
When: April 3, 2009 Where: Cartwright Center
Schedule of English presentations:
9:25-9:45 Port-o-call Devon Browning "Female Contemporary Artists in Bangkok"
9:50-10:10 Room 332 Andrew Deples "Post-Colonial Imbrications in Shakespeare's The Tempest"
10:15-10:35 Room 330 Christianne Swartz "Edna Pontellier: A Twentieth Century Philomela"
11:05-11:25 Port-o-call Jaime Nelson "You Finished Writing Your Novel--Now What?: Revision, Editors, and Publication"
11:05-11:25 Room 330 Megan Campfield "Caged Birds and Subjugated Authority: A Study of the Thematic and Historic Significance of Bird Imagery within the Works of Kate Chopin, Fanny Fern, and Susan Glaspell"
11:55-12:15 Room 326 Kurt Wilson "The Darker Side: The Human Mind in Shakespeare's MacBeth and King Lear"
12:45-1:05 Room 332 Kaci O'Connell "Unnatural Creation. Actual Destruction. Representations of Political and Societal Unrest in Shelley's Frankenstein and Hilman's Herland"
1:35-1:55 Port-o-call Marnie Fisher "The Necessary Role of Madness and Otherness in Bronte's Jane Eyre"
You will get another chance to see some of these presentations at NCUR two weeks later (April 16-18).
As you know, John Updike passed away recently. His birthday is March 18, but we’ll be on break then. Therefore we’ve decided to hold a celebration in his honor on Wednesday, March 25, at 3:30, in room 315, CWH.
We’ll put out some sort of invitation just before break and a reminder right after. Meanwhile, I’ll be trying to persuade you all to come and read something from Updike’s work. Few writers offer so many deliciously tuneful passages to choose from, and in several genres. Since it’s a birthday party, we’ll try to have cake. Let me know if you’re interested.
A college student and undisputed backtalk champion, George Watsky has already achieved so much in his young career. He is not afraid to bring up subjects such as politics, class hierarchies, and schoolyard etiquette. Watsky won the Youth Speaks Poetry Grand Slam Finals in March 2006 with a perfect score. Later that year, he won Robert Redford's Sundance Summit Award for poetry on climate change. In 2007, he was on the sixth season of Russell Simmons presents Def Poetry on HBO.
This event is sponsored by the Campus Activities Board and the English Club. Tickets go on sale February 12, 2009. It's free for UW-L students who present their IDs. The event costs $3 for faculty and staff and $5 for general public.