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.
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”
English Department faculty member Dr. William Stobb will present "You Are Still Alive," a series of new poems, as part of the English Department's 2014-2015 William J. and Yvonne Hyde Colloquium series. For summer 2014, Dr. Stobb received a CLS small grant for work to complete a poetry manuscript. Individual pieces from the collection have been published in a variety of journals, including American Poetry Review, Kenyon Review, and Colorado Review, and have earned awards from Spoon River Poetry Review and The Science Fiction Poetry Association. At this colloquium presentation, Dr. Stobb reads from that collection and discusses his work. The presentation runs from 2:30-3:30 p.m. on Friday, December 5th 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 608-785-8295.
English department faculty members Dr. Rebekah Fowler, Dr. Ryan Friesen, Dr. David Hart, Dr. Karen Hart, Dr. Sharon Jessee, Dr. Stephen Mann, and Dr. Kate Parker will continue the English Department’s 2014-2015 William J. and Yvonne Hyde Colloquium Series with a pedagogy exchange entitled “Exclamatory Interrogatives‽: Asking Meaningful Questions in the Humanities.” Participants will share assignments, activities and other ideas for practicing the discipline of asking meaningful questions in English studies. All faculty and students interested in discussing the challenges of developing and encouraging meaningful questions in the humanities classroom are encouraged to participate in the discussion. The presentation runs from 2:30-3:30 p.m. on Friday, November 21st in 113 Wimberly Hall. The event is free and open to the public. To arrange for disability accommodations, contact email@example.com.
English Department faculty members Dr. Natalie Eschenbaum, Dr. Marie Moeller, Dr. Kate Parker, and Dr. Lindsay Steiner continue the English Department's 2014-2015 William J. and Yvonne Hyde Colloquium Series with a roundtable discussion entitled "Teaching College Writing in Online and Blended Environments: Myths, Lore, and Reality." They will share their experiences with online training and grants, creating blended/hybrid and fully online first-year writing classes, theories that guide teaching writing in online spaces, and some suggestions for implementing these ideas/tips/best practices. The presentation runs from 2:30-3:30 p.m. on Friday, October 24th, in 113 Wimberly Hall. The event is free and open to the public. To arrange for disability accommodations, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 785-8295.
Writing And Social Justice: A Performance and Talk by Sean Thomas Dougherty
10/29/14, 7:00 PM
Wimberly Hall, Room 102
Craft talk on prose poetry: 5:30 PM, Wimberly 117
Late night set: The Root Note, 10:00 PM
For three decades, Sean Thomas Dougherty has created a powerfully inclusive, demanding American art in the tradition of jazz, Walt Whitman, and American gospel. His poems and stories connect American life from the street to the symphony, chronicling passion, loss, work, and commitment. Raised in a working class, multi-racial family, Dougherty’s work stays true to his roots, calling on vital traditions in its constant effort to rise. Join Dougherty for a performative talk on language, art and social justice, featuring works from his highly acclaimed retrospective, All You Ask for Is Longing: New and Selected Poems. This event is free and open to the public, sponsored by the UWL English Department.
“These soul-infused, deftly crafted stanzas pulse with the rhythms of a poet who lives his life out loud. Sean Thomas Dougherty has always shunned convention in favor of his fresher landscapes—and this book will be the one that stamps his defiant signature on the canon.”
"There is a remarkable range of references here, from Edith Piaf to Biggie Smalls, from Jackson Pollock to Killer Kowalski. Above all, however, there is empathy, that essential element of poetry and humanity, for a dying grandfather, for the insomniacs of the city, for all the forgotten histories the poet cannot forget. To him I say: Keep singing."—Martín Espada