- Understanding How Readers See Texts: Supporting Student Achievement; 9:30-10:45 a.m., Room 208, Bernhard Center
- The Texts Diverse Readers Need for Success: Compelling Evidence from Eye Movement Research 6:00-7:30 p.m., Putney Lecture Hall, Fetzer Center
Friday, February 27, 2009
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Comparative Early Modernities: 1100-1800
University of Michigan
April 17-18, 2009
Featuring conversations among twelve leading scholars of early modern Asia, Europe, and South America, this interdisciplinary conference will showcase novel comparative perspectives in the fields of literary, social, art, and economic history and re-examine the theoretical and methodological premises of comparative historical studies.
Gregory Blue (University of Victoria), "The Rise and Fall of Enlightenment Sinophilia: Did Political Economy Lead the Way?"
Claudia Brosseder (University of Heidelberg), "Magic in Comparative Perspective: Early Modern Europe and Colonial Latin America"
Katherine Carlitz (University of Pittsburgh), "Pornography, Chastity, and 'Early Modernity' in China, England, and France"
Luke Clossey (Simon Fraser University), "Did Aurangzeb Write Tom Jones? Eurocentrism and Writing the Early Modern World"
Walter Cohen (Cornell University), "Out of India: Global Early Modernity"
Jack Goldstone (George Mason University), "Cultural Trajectories: The Power of the Traditional within the Early Modern"
Su Fang Ng (University of Oklahoma), "Dutch Wars, Global Trade, and the Heroic Poem: Dryden's 'Annus Mirabilis' (1666) and Amin's 'Syair Perang Mengkasar' (1670)"
Kenneth Pomeranz (UC Irvine), "Areas, Networks, and the Search for 'Early Modern' East Asia"
Ayesha Ramachandran (SUNY Stony Brook), "A War of Worlds: Becoming 'Early Modern' and the Challenge of Comparison"
Richard Vinograd (Stanford University), "Accommodating Incompatibilities in Early Visual Modernity"
Ann Waltner (University of Minnesota), "Comparing Family Histories in the Early Modern Period: The View from China"
R. Bin Wong (UC Los Angeles), "Did China's Late Empire have an Early Modern Era?"
Seating at this event will be limited and pre-registration is strongly recommended.
UM Faculty and Students - Send an email to email@example.com to register.
Visitors - Register online at: http://conferences.housing.umich.edu/cemc
For further details about this event, including information on hotels and transportation, please visit http://www.lsa.umich.edu/complit/gels/events, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 734-647-4893.
This conference is sponsored by the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts and the Center for Chinese Studies at the University of Michigan.
The Hilltop Review has been inactive for well over a year and it is time we revitalize this excellent publication opportunity for all graduate students of WMU . I am proud to say that the GSAC has a new team of fellow graduate students committed to making the Hilltop Review better than ever! I am sharing this information with you to ask that you empower and encourage students in your department to consider submitting their work for publication in this peer-reviewed journal. This is an amazing opportunity for students with little or no experience publishing and also for those with a bit more experience. To kick everything off we will be publishing a SPECIAL WELCOME BACK Hilltop Review Edition for anyone who previously submitted a paper or creative work and received acceptance but did not see their work published. If you know of any students who meet this critera please have them contact the GSAC for re-submission. We are requesting that proposals be re-submitted no later than MARCH 18th! The committee will review their work and the on-line version of the SPECIAL EDITION Hilltop Review will be available by late May 2009! This is a very exciting time and we welcome your support! For students in your department who have not considered the Hilltop Review please encourage them to get ready early for our fall edition! The deadline for fall call for proposals will be Sep. 18, 2009. This allows plenty of time to get work together and ready to be shared with the WMU community and beyond. If anyone has any questions or thoughts please feel free to give me a call or send me an email.
Chairperson - Graduate Student Advisory Committee
Monday, February 23, 2009
Friday, February 20, 2009
Western Michigan University was represented by four tables staffed by faculty, staff, and students. New Issues displayed their books and held signings by recently published authors at their table. Third Coast displayed their new issue, sold subscriptions, and encouraged writers to submit. Margaret von Steinen nearly went hoarse from speaking to all the former and prospective students who stopped by the PSP table in the book fair.
At the tribute to Herb Scott, WMU alumni Beth Martinelli, James D'Agostino, Matta Sama, and Gladys Cardiff joined Shirley Clay Scott and New Issues poet Malena Morling in honoring the late poet and creative writing professor.
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Monday, February 16, 2009
Sunday, February 15, 2009
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Monday, February 9, 2009
Friday, February 6, 2009
"As a student government, we want as many students and faculty to know student's concerns on campus. To address these concerns, we will be holding an open forum with President Dunn on Wednesday, February 18th at 6:30 PM in room 157 of the Bernhard Center. Please encourage your faculty to announce this event to their students, and to address concerns they may have about WMU.
Secondly, we will be hosting a speaker by the name of Firoozeh Dumas. She is the best selling author of Funny in Farsi; A memoir of Growing up Iranian in America. Dumas’s novel Funny in Farsi was on the best sellers list for both the San Francisco Chronicle and Los Angles Times. The book was a finalist for PEN/USA award in 2004 and in 2005 for an Audie award for best audio book. Today her book is recognized on the recommended reading list for California schools grades 6-12. Her book is known nationally in junior high, high schools, and universities. Her commentaries have been broadcast on NPR and published in the New York Times, Los Angles Times, and Lifetime Magazine. Duma’s latest memoir is entitled, Laughing Without an Accent which she based off a one-women show she wrote and
performed in California. For the past five years Dumas has been traveling the country speaking about diversity. She takes a humorous approach in reminding everyone that commonalities among one another outweigh differences. The event will take place on February 26 from 6-9 p.m. in the North Ballroom of the Bernhard Center. All are welcome to attend the event and appetizers are provided. The agenda for the event will include a speech, question/ answer time, and possibly a book signing in conclusion of the program."
Feb. 9-13, 2009
Check out these exciting opportunities from the Office of LBGT Student Services at WMU!
SAFE ON CAMPUS TRAININGS:
- Tuesday,Feb. 10th– noon-2 p.m. Level I, BC Room 159
- Tuesday,Feb. 10th– 2:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Level II, BC Room 159
- Wednesday, Feb. 11th– 4 p.m.-6 p.m. Level I, BC Room 107
- Wednesday, Feb. 11th– 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., Level II BC Room 107
- Thursday,Feb. 12th– noon-2 p.m., Level II, BC Room 159
Registration Required for all trainings. Trainings with no registered participants will be cancelled. Register online at www.lbgt.wmich.edu
National Gay Pilot’s Association
Wednesday, Feb. 11th, 7 p.m.-9 p.m., Bernhard Center Room 210
Join the Office of LBGT Student Services & The WMU College of Aviation for a presentation from WMU Alum Gregory Sumner, followed by a panel presentation about being “OUT” in the workplace.
Thursday, Feb. 12th, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 3504/3506 Faunce Student Services Bldg
Thursday, Feb. 12th, 2p.m.-4p.m., BC Room 159
Learn more about the inclusion of Gender Identity in WMU’s non-discrimination policy! www.lbgt.wmich.edu
Thursday, February 5, 2009
This in from Jeffrey Angles, Foreign Languages: "The university is hosting a competition for outstanding student essays about the future of world civilization. There will be monetary prizes for the three top papers from each college. The deadline for submissions is March 31. Students in the If you, a friend, or a student, is doing a paper on global issues for a class, I encourage you to consider submitting it to this competition. Possible subjects include addressing poverty, population demographics, epidemics, public health deficiencies, economic turmoil, global economic growth/chaos, societal breakdown, climate change, ecological degradation, depletion of natural resources, political destabilization, linguistic isolation, terrorism and warfare, war and peace, and exploring historic precedent."
If you, a friend, or a student, is doing a paper on global issues for a class, I encourage you to consider submitting it to this competition. Possible subjects include addressing poverty, population demographics, epidemics, public health deficiencies, economic turmoil, global economic growth/chaos, societal breakdown, climate change, ecological degradation, depletion of natural resources, political destabilization, linguistic isolation, terrorism and warfare, war and peace, and exploring historic precedent."
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
These awards recognize faculty contributions to the research and teaching goals of the College and include a $500 research account to be used for research, creative activity, teaching, or professional development. Recipients will be honored in March during a recognition dinner at the Black Swan. - Please join me in congratulating Daneen and Jonathan!
NewPages.com - "Brown is particularly adept at exposing the duplicity inherent in both experience and language."
Oranges & Sardines, Spring 2009 - "The title implores, requests, and gratifies. It is a 'please that sounds like music.'"
Mark Doty - "One of the things I admire about this book is how boldly it steps into the difficult double territory of being black and gay, without resorting to any kind of familiar certainties about either."
Corduroy Books - "The thing is, reading this book, you will make noise. You’ll say yes and you’ll maybe hum and you’ll whisper to yourself. ... Seriously. Everybody should be reading Jericho Brown."
Immunization Against Invisibility - "The poems in Jericho Brown's Please hit you right away and make you say, "Wow," make you pause, make you close the book to take a break to recuperate from the blow. Please is a strong book of poems -- strong like a man's fist, strong like love, strong like music."
Read more about Jericho Brown's Please.