Set in one of the nation’s most highly segregated cities — Milwaukee, Wisconsin — Meet Me Halfway tells stories of connections in a community with a tumultuous and divided past. In nine stories told from diverse perspectives, Jennifer Morales captures a Rust Belt city’s struggle to establish a common ground and a collective vision of the future.
Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015 Public Reading: 6 p.m. | 141 Wimberly Hall Literary Craft Discussion: 3:55-5:20 p.m. | 326 Wimberly Hall
Sponsored by the UWL Department of English, with assistance from the Department of Ethnic and Racial Studies and the Institute for Social Justice.
Here is the schedule for next week's linguistics symposium, which features student presentations from ENG 332 ("Modern English Grammars" - Mann), ENG 334 ("Language Study for Teachers" - Crank), ENG 338 ("Linguistics and Literature" - Mann), and MLG 340 ("The Study of Language" - Linville).
All presentations will take place in the Hall of Nations, Centennial Hall.
Feel free to stop by whenever you can to support linguistic research at UW-L and to see all of the phenomenal work that our students are doing.
Fall 2015 Linguistics Symposium
Monday, November 16
12:10-12:20 Dani Weber (ENG 332) 12:20-12:30 Paige Edwards (ENG 338) 12:30-12:40 Alex Johnson (ENG 332) 12:40-12:50 Ellie Brown (ENG 338)
1:10-1:20 Alex Achammer (ENG 334) 1:20-1:30 Breanna Lindemuth and Saba Zaman (ENG 334) 1:30-1:40 Maleah Mumm (ENG 334) 1:40-1:50 Emily Mootz (ENG 334)
2:10-2:20 Jennifer Glaze (ENG 334) 2:20-2:30 Riley Hornickle (ENG 334) 2:30-2:40 A.J. Day (ENG 334) 2:40-2:50 Jennifer Michalke (ENG 334)
3:00-3:10 Jacena Moua (ENG 334) 3:10-3:20 Yi Huang (ENG 334) 3:20-3:30 Alex Bahr (ENG 332) 3:30-3:40 Alyssa Braun (ENG 332)
The English Department's William and Yvonne Hyde Colloquium Series will offer its monthly presentation on Friday, Nov. 20. Representatives of the English Department's Composition Committee, including Darci Thoune, Virginia Crank, and Sara Heaser, will present "Working with Multilingual Writers: A Film Screening and Workshop." Starting at 2:15, they will show the film "Writing Across Borders" and then lead a panel discussion on best practices for working with multilingual writers. The presentation will focus on contrastive rhetoric, theories of linguistic appropriation, and practical advice for prioritizing response to student writing. The presentation will be in Wimberly 113, and all members of the UWL and La Crosse community are welcome. For more information, please contact email@example.com.
Dr. David Hart will present his research titled “Beyond the Story Within the Story: A Case Study of the Art of Narrative Design” on Friday, September 23, 2:30-3:30 p.m., in Wimberly 113.
The question of how narrative accomplishes various meanings, and sometimes leaves a reader with ambiguous conclusions about a story’s meaning, provides the root of my inquiry. Tales that invoke conventional “frame narratives” may include a typical “story within a story” with an “outer frame” that is granted authoritative status over an “inner frame.” Yet what happens when there are multiple frames competing for authoritative attention? This critical inquiry focuses on why readers choose to privilege one narrative frame of reference over another.
This case study focuses on Robert Antoni’s historical fiction As Flies to Whatless Boys. The multi-framed organizational structure of this novel begs the questions, which frame should a reader privilege, and how and why does privileging occur? Does one narrative frame serve as an ultimate reference point for the others? This discussion attempts to answer these questions through the lens of narratology. A narratological approach leads to a rationale for the cognitive mapping of the novel based on narrative frame privileging. The outcome of this case study results in a narrative map that shows the cognitive ordering of meaning in Antoni’s storyworld that may be applicable to other texts. To arrange for disability accommodations, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 608-785-8295.
Kicking off the English Department's 2015-2016 William J. and Yvonne Hyde Colloquium Series, English Department faculty member Dr. Rob Wilkie will present "Animated Monsters: Class and the Nonhuman." Contemporary culture has taken a "nonhuman" turn. In the theoretical arguments of writers like Jane Bennett (Vibrant Matter), Timothy Morton (Hyperobjects), and Graham Harman (The Quadruple Object), as well as in the plots of popular films like Godzilla and Avengers: The Age of Ultron, there is a sense that the only way to address the large-scale social and environmental crises caused by humanity is to eliminate the "human," by which is meant not human extinction, but shifting from a human-centered reality to one that more fully recognizes the agency and being of nonhuman objects. Taking this idea as his starting point, Dr. Wilkie will examine some of the core theoretical and class assumptions of the nonhuman turn and will propose instead a more historical and materialist approach to the relations between the human and the nonhuman. The presentation runs from 2:30-3:30 p.m. on Friday, September 25th 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.
Steam Ticket Release Party, Thursday, May 7, 4-5 p.m., Eagle's Nest. The student readers and editors enrolled in English 320 have assembled an excellent edition (Volume 18!) of Steam Ticket Literary Journal, having selected the best stories and poems from hundreds of international submissions. To see this year's masthead, visit the Steam Ticket website. Come enjoy free appetizers--get a copy of the mag--hang out, celebrate the production of a great issue and celebrate the end of the semester.
The English Department's Rhetoric and Writing Emphasis Capstone Presentations will be Tuesday, May 5, and Thursday, May 7, in 332 Cartwright Center and features Rhetoric and Writing emphasis majors:
Tuesday, May 5
Martha Nedeau-Owen - "Gendered Rhetoric in Inaugural Addresses" Christian Velguth - "I, Shepard: Individualism in Modern Sci-Fi" Mikaela Kornowski - "Health Care Rhetoric and Literacy: Racial Reform in the United States" Jarrett Taivalkoski - "Escape! A Look at What Draws Us to Worlds of Fantasy"
Chuying Liang - "The Semiology of Watching English: From Grammar Translation Method to Semiotic Approach in Teaching English as Second Language" Chelsea Dolan - "'Breaking Up is Hard to Do': The Trivialization of University Mental Health Resources" Louie Schuth - "Will the Real Paul Walker Please Stand Up?: The Groundbreaking Digital Realism of Furious Seven " Zeyao Wu - "Having consciousness of cultural differences in cross-cultural collaborative study" Jingjing Fang - "Culture, Language, and Translation Principles"
Ying Li - "Website Design on a Global View: Pizza Hut" Storm Larson - "Paradigm of Oppression: The (Socially) Constructive Nature of Coming Out" Jordan Batchelor - " Mother of Writing : A rhetorical approach to the Pahawh Hmong messianic script"
Thursday, May 7
Madeline Marquardt - "UW-L 400 - A Rhetorical Analysis of Recent College Graduates" Yi Wei - "Translation Using: Should Translation Be Literal or Spiritual?" Jingyu Liang - "Media and the Rhetoric of Body Perfection" Erin Jahns - "Diet in America: How our Culture Perpetuates an Obsession with Food"
Emily Schulz - "The F Word: Communicating the Need for Feminism in a Postfeminist Era" Crystal Oravis - "Freedom of Speech: Social Media Policies in the Workplace" Mark Springborn - "Space Exploration: The Manifest Destiny of Mankind" Virginia Wightman - "Second Language Acquisition and S#!t: a Look at the Value of Swearing in SLA Environments"
Kyle Stokes - "Culture and Public Participation in the Information Age" Shiyang Chen - "When We Are a Part of 'We:' A Discourse Analysis of Hong Kong and Mainland China" Samantha Sanders - "We Followed the Song" Dani Weber - "The Value of Creative Writing MFA Programs"
Anna Nachreiner - "Male Hair: Beards and Masculinity" Katie TerBeest - "Undercover Salespeople: The Ethics Behind Viral Marketing " Yi Huang - "The Value of TESOL" William Ricioppo - "Deploying Ethics on the Modern Day Battlefield: The New Face of Private Military Contracting"