Book Reading by Professor Emeritus Annette White-Parks
Friday, September 27, 7pm at
Pearl Street Books, 323 Peal Street, La Crosse
Scholar, author, and peace-activist Annette White-Parks is a Professor Emeritus of English at UW-L. Since retiring, White-Parks has revived the small literary press Freshcut, is involved in writing groups, works to find help for the homeless, and is engaged in peace-justice activities in the Portland, Oregon, community.
Dr. White-Parks (English) will read from her book about her daughter, titled My Butterfly Girl: Light Flight from Cancer, Abuse, and Schizophrenia.
November 1, 2012
Murphy Library Special Collections 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Please join us to meet the artists and hear them read excerpts from their work, followed by a panel discussion of their creative process, collaboration and the provocative subject matter.
Crossing the Tigris is a limited edition artist book created by the collaboration of Brian Borchardt, Caren Heft and Jeff Morin. Three letterpress books contained in a collage, handmade paper box houses stories from the Iraq war. The regional ephemera preserved in this collection fall into the realm of hildhood treasures. From the presses, "The inside of the container sets the stage for juvenile battle. These are the props for pretend war.” When confronted with the grittiness of war, do these ill-prepared soldiers simply break with reality? Are they taught that they are above the law? Neither the container nor the three books answer the questions posed above. This collaboration is intended to catalyze a conversation about the nature of change that allows potentially decent people to commit indecent acts.
"Why the Humanities?" a free lecture by Frederick Luis Aldama
Thursday, April 26, 2012 122 Carl Wimberly Hall 5pm reception; 5:30pm lecture
Frederick Luis Aldama is the Arts and Humanities Distinguished Professor of English and Director of the Latino Studies Program and Latino & Latin American Studies Space for Enrichment and Research at the Ohio State University.
Professor Aldama is editor of five collections of essays and author of seven books, including Postethnic Narrative Criticism, Brown on Brown, Dancing With Ghosts: A Critical Biography of Arturo Islas, Why the Humanities Matter: A Common Sense Approach, Your Brain on Latino Comics: From Gus Arriola to Los Bros Hernandez and A User's Guide to Postcolonial and Latino Borderland Fiction. He has published numerous articles, co-edits the series "Cognitive Approaches to Literature and Culture" (U Texas Press), and sits on the board for the Americas book series (Texas Tech University Press).
Jim Ferris, poet, performance artist, and Disability Studies Scholar, will read from his new book, Slouching Towards Guantanamo
Tuesday, Nov. 1, 5:30 p.m., 1400 Centennial Hall
Jim Ferris is author of Facts of Life and The Hospital Poems, which Edward Hirsch named winner of the 2004 Main Street Rag Book Award. He holds a doctorate in performance studies, and has performed at the Kennedy Center and across the United States, Canada and Great Britain; his performance work includes the solo performance piece "Scars: A Love Story." He holds the Ability Center Endowed Chair in Disability Studies at the University of Toledo.
On Wednesday, October 26th, the English Club is sponsoring a Book Club event open to ANY interested students and faculty. We will be discussing Edgar Allan Poe's "The Tell-Tale Heart." Please share this event with your friends and students--and feel free to join us.
We will gather at the Cyber Cafe from 5:30-7pm on 10/26. More information and a copy of the story are available on the Book Club's Facebook page: