Liana Odrcic Named Wisconsin Teaching Fellow!
Liana Odrcic, Lecturer of UWM’s Composition Program, has been selected to represent the university as the “2014-2015 Wisconsin Teaching Fellow” in the UW-System/OPID, Wisconsin Teaching Fellows and Scholars Program (or WTFS). Through this grant she will be carrying out a second, more developed version of the study on digital close-reading she did in her First-Year Seminar this fall.
Ernest Loesser, currently a Ph.D. student in the Literature and Cultural Theory program at UWM will read from his new book, Road Film, and Jayson Iwen, a 2002 alum of UWM’s English Department’s Creative Writing program (and now an Associate Professor at UW Superior) will read from his new book, Gnarly WoundsTweet
Have you ever had a student who may have had behavior that concerned you? Did you wonder what resources and strategies you might use to assist you in this situation?
Come find out how the Dean of Students Office can help you work with students who may be stressed, upset, or disrupting your teaching.
Dr. Timothy Gordon, Dean of Students, will be presenting at 3pm on Friday, 15th November, at UWM’s Curtin Hall, room 368.
In the reading titled, “Hmonglish: Deconstructing Hmong American Identity through Writing,” Ka Vang will explore issues of bi-culturalism through her poems, short stories, and plays. She uses writing as a tool to promote social justice and fight against injustices and oppressions. She will guide the audience to create a community poem during the event. Through interactive exercises, the audience will be encouraged to re-imagine common folktales and stories in new and innovative ways.Tweet
The Writing Center was well-represented in October at the 10-state Midwest Writing Center Association Conference in Chicago. Director Margaret Mika and Assistant Coordinator Joshua Worsham presented, “Window of Opportunity: Looking Closer and Faster at Online Sessions.” Graduate tutor Emily Cramer (Ph.D. Communication) presented “Traveling Across Disciplines: The Interpersonal Communication Competence of the Writing Center Tutor,” and Graduate Teaching Assistant Mike Haen (M.A. English), “Be Mindful: Reflecting on the Discourse about Writers with Mental Health Diagnoses.”Tweet
The University of Akron announced that Girl-King, the first full-length collection of poems by Brittany Cavallaro, graduate student in the Creative Writing program, Department of English at UWM, was selected for publication as the editor’s choice manuscript in the 2013 Akron Poetry Prize competition at the University of Akron Press. Girl-King was chosen from among 385 submissions for this year’s contest.
Acclaimed writer Pete Fromm is giving a reading on Thursday, November 7 at 7pm at the Hefter Center (3271 N Lake Dr). Fromm is a four time winner of the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Literary Award for his novels AS COOL AS I AM and HOW ALL THIS STARTED, a story collection, DRY RAIN, and the memoir, INDIAN CREEK CHRONICLES. The film of AS COOL AS I AM, starring Claire Danes, James Marsden, and Sarah Bolger was released this summer. He is the author of four other short story collections and has published over two hundred stories in magazines. His next novel, IF NOT FOR THIS, will be published in the fall of 2014. He is on the faculty of Pacific University’s Low-Residency MFA Program, and lives in Montana with his family. A selection of Fromm’s books will be on sale.Tweet
Rebecca Dunham’s new book Glass Armonica, received the 2013 Lindquist & Vennum Prize in Poetry; G.C. Waldrep seleted it for what he called “exquisitely crafted poems.” “Authors Interviewing Authors” features her, along with 2012 winner Patricia Kirkpatrick, interviewing each other about poetry, life, and their mutually admired diction.Tweet
Midwestern Gothic reading at People’s Books this week (7/11 at 6p), featuring, among others, alum Christi Clancy!Tweet
A wonderful new UWM tradition, the Lavender Graduation, takes place each year around commencement time. This year the English Department’s very own Gilberto Blasini gave the keynote. 80 Grados, in Puerto Rico, reprinted the text (the first part is in Spanish, but the speech itself is in English). Congratulations to Gilberto — and to the graduates he spoke to!