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.
Submissions are welcome from anyone. All submissions from undergraduates currently enrolled in Wisconsin colleges will be considered for two $75 editor’s choice awards, one for poetry and one for prose.
(Awards not open to current or recent Red Cedar staff members.)
Send up to five poems, or 1-3 short prose pieces of up to about 1500 words each. Mixed submissions of both poetry and prose are also acceptable. Please include all contact information, including a postal address, and a very brief bio note, and if you are an undergraduate currently enrolled in a Wisconsin college, please let us know so you can be considered for an editor’s choice award.
To encourage Wisconsin undergraduate authors in seeking wide recognition for high-quality writing, the editors and staff of Red Cedar will consider publishing pieces by Wisconsin undergraduate students that have been accepted or recently published by other publications edited and produced by undergraduates at any Wisconsin college or university.
My name is Haley McCullough. I am the current Editor-in Chief for UW-L’s literary magazine, The Catalyst.
My co-editors and I are having a launch event for the winter issue at the Root Note downtown. It's slated for next Wednesday, February 18th, from 7:00-8:30. We want to showcase some of the great work featured in the issue, and there will also be an open mic, where we'll scout some new material for the upcoming spring issue.
We'd love to see you come out and celebrate the accomplishments of our student authors and artists. We'll hope to see you there! And please do pass this information on to your friends, your students, or anyone you can think of who might be interested in celebrating or reading their work at the event!
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.
"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.
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.