Department Events

Fall 2013

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Friday December 13

Samuel Beckett Exhibit Opening and Reception and Prof. Kincaid's presentation
6:30pm - 8:00pm,
1532 Wauwatosa Avenue, Milwaukee, WI

The exhibit, which details Beckett’s life and work, is on loan to Milwaukee Irish Fest from the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs. The exhibit and presentation will the story of Beckett's life and achievements from his birth in Dublin in 1906, through his wartime experiences in France, to his international renown following the success of his famous play 'Waiting for Godot'. The exhibition details Beckett's Irish origins, which left a formative impression on his imagination, and awakens our knowledge of the other influences that made Beckett a great author and playwright. Andrew Kincaid, from the English Department and Celtic Studies program at UWM, will hold a short presentation and film about Beckett and his work. This event is co-sponsored by the UWM Celtic Studies Program and is Free and open to the public.


Friday December 6

Reading of Mel Y. Chen's book, Animacies: Biopolitics, Racial Mattering, and Queer Affect.
noon C21 Curtin

The Feminist Theory Reading group will meet at noon on Dec. 6th in C21 to discuss the second half of Mel Y. Chen's book, Animacies: Biopolitics, Racial Mattering, and Queer Affect. All should feel welcome to come, even if they missed the discussion of the first half!


Thursday Nov. 21

reading at Downtown Books
7-9pm, Downtown Books (624 N. Broadway)

Mauricio Kilwein-Guevara, Susan Firer & Ching-In Chen are participating in the Hidden Culture Tap reading at Downtown Books on Thursday, 21st November. This is a free event.


Friday Nov. 15

Reading at Boswell Books
7pm, Boswell Books (2559 N Downer Ave)

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 Wounds


Friday Nov. 15

Composition professional growth forum
3pm, Curtin 368

Join us to welcome Dr. Timothy Gordon, Dean of Students, who will be presenting a forum on working with disruptive students.

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.


Thursday Nov. 7

Pete Fromm's Reading
7pm, Hefter Center (3271 N Lake Dr)

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 Iam, 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.


Friday Oct. 25

United We Read
7pm, Boswell Books (2559 N Downer Ave)

This fantastic lineup includes Creative Writing Professor Mauricio Kilwein Guevara, and graduate students Tobias Wray, Sherri Hoffman, and Elisa Karbin.


Friday Sept. 20

Upcoming Reading at People's Bookstore
7pm, People's Books (804 E. Center St.)

Creative Writing doctoral student Ghassan Zeineddine will read with Danish novelist Thomas E. Kennedy this Friday, Sept. 20, at People's Books (804 E. Center St.) at 7pm

THOMAS E. KENNEDY is the author of eight novels, including In the Company of Angels, Falling Sideways, and Kerrigan in Copenhagen, as well as several collections of short stories and essays. He has received numerous awards, including the Eric Hoffer Award, the Pushcart Prize, the O. Henry Prize, and the National Magazine Award. He teaches creative writing at Fairleigh Dickinson University, and has lived in Copenhagen for over two decades.

GHASSAN ZEINEDDINE is a doctoral student in literature and creative writing at UWM. He was born in Washington, D.C., and raised in the Middle East. He is a graduate of the George Washington University, and holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Columbia University. He is working on a novel set in Beirut in the late 1960s and 70s. His short story “The Curse of the Al-Turks” was selected as an AWP Intro Journals Project Award Winner, and is forthcoming in The Iron Horse Review.


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