Fall 2004 Events

Fall 2004 Graduate Student Workshop
Thursday, 7 October 2004
1:00-2:00 p.m.; Union 340
The featured speakers and topics for the Fall 2004 Graduate Student Workshop are Dr. Maurice Kilwein Guevara ("Reflections on the Job Market") and Dr. William Van Pelt ("The Academic Job Interview Process: An Overview"). For more information, contact Dr. Sandra M. Grayson (sgrayson@uwm.edu).

October 17-22, 2004
Lawrence University in Bailey's Harbor - Door County. Marilyn Taylor will be running a workshop under the auspices of "Bjorklunden".
Marilyn Taylor's article entitled "Going Formal: How Rhyme and Meter Can Work For --or Against You" is in the August issue of The Writer.

Thursday, October 21 - 8pm
Von Trier, 2235 N. Farwell Ave.
Creative Writing Program's first student-faculty reading of the fall semester, featuring Professor Sheila Roberts with Zeke Jarvis, Jen Collins and Ellen Elder.

October 28, 2004, 7:00pm
Susan Firer will have a poetry reading at Cardinal Stritch University.

October 27-29, 2004
Histories and Geographies of Difference: Australia and America in Global Context
In the last two hundred years, and particularly in the postcolonial era, relatively new societies have emerged, with complex and ambivalent relations to their founding nations. The complexities now extend to the relations between these and other societies. In some cases, notably the United States, and to a lesser degree Australia, once-marginal societies have become centers themselves, with still more complex relations to their own minorities (Aboriginal, Afro-American, Asian, Latino, etc.). As always, history and geography have played a key role in shaping the cultures of all these emergent societies.

Although the focus of the papers will be on Australia and America, the conference avoids polarization by encouraging multipolar perspectives. Thus, for instance, key relations currently obtain between, not only Britain and Australia or Britain and America, but also between Australia and America, and between both and Asia, indeed the world. The conference also avoids undue generalizations by mirroring the "complex fate" of these societies in particular cultural works, in literature, film, and architecture. Hence the balance, in conference speakers, between artists and scholars of various kinds. (Details pdf 159k)

Thursday, November 4, 8pm
Von Trier, 2235 N. Farwell Ave.
Professor in the English Department and Poet James Liddy will read from his new autobiography The Doctor's House.

Thursday, November 11, 7:30pm
Curtin Hall 124
Creative Writing Program's Visiting Writers Series features a reading/talk by novelist Stewart Ikeda

Friday, Nov. 19 - 7:30pm
Schwartz Bookshop, 2559 N. Downer
Creative Writing Program's second student-faculty reading of the fall semester, featuring Professor George Clark with Paul Dworschak-Kinter, Bayard Godsave, and Bianca Spriggs.

Thursday, February 3, 2005, 1:00-2:00 p.m.
Union Room 183
Spring 2005 Graduate Student Workshop
The featured speakers and topics for the Spring 2005 Graduate Student Workshop are Dr. Andrew Martin ("Teaching Literature and Film") and Dr. Kathleen Dale ("Working in Conjunction with Communities/Organizations Outside of the University"). For more information, contact Dr. Sandra M. Grayson (sgrayson@uwm.edu).