Spring 2004 News

Faculty Recruitments

18th Century Literature and Culture
The English Department is pleased to announce it has hired Barrett Kalter who will receive his Ph.D. in May from Rutgers University. The Title of his Dissertation is "Modern Antiques: Imagination, Scholarship, and the Maternal Past"

Modern Dramatic Literature and Performance
The English Department is pleased to announce it has hired Jon McKenzie who is currently an Assistant Professor ar Dartmouth University and the author of the recently published novel "Perform or Else".

Spring 2004 Events

Thursday, February 26 - 1:00-2:00 p.m., Union 340
Spring 2004 Graduate Student Workshop featuring Michael Noonan, his topic will be "The Publishing Process from the Inside" and Dr. Gilberto Blasini, his topic will be "Publishing Interdisciplinary". Contact Dr. Sandra M. Grayson (sgrayson@uwm.edu) for more information.

Friday, February 27 - 7:30pm, Schwartz's on Downer
Creative Writing Program's first student-faculty reading of the Spring semester, featuring Susan Firer, Michael Meinhardt, Ariana Hamidi, and Chris Hornbacker. There will be two other readings this spring to be announced.

Sunday, February 29 - Zinc Bar in New York City
Susan Firer will be one of the poets reading for the launch of Issue No. 13 of Lungfull! magazine.

Friday, March 12 - 7:30pm, Schwartz's on Downer
Creative Writing Program's second student-faculty reading of the Spring semester, featuring Professor Kim Blaeser, Katy J. Vopal, Zeke Jarvis, and Cornell Brellenthin.

Friday, April 2 - 8:00pm Schwartz's on Downer
Marilyn Taylor will be having a poetry reading sponsored by the Creative Writing program. This reading will mark the publication of her new book, titled "Subject to Change" -- it's her first reading as Poet Laureate of Milwaukee.

Sunday, April 11 - 11:00am, UW-Sheboygan.
Susan Firer will be giving a National Poetry Month reading and later that day, at 6:00 PM, she will offer a Poetry Writer's Workshop for students and the general public.

Friday, April 16th - 1:00pm
Curtin Hall, Room 368
The Composition Program's Spring 2004 Brown Bag Series
Ellen Elder: "Race in the Composition Classroom", Casey Gerhart: "Locating the Voice in the Composition Classroom: Experimenting with Role-Play", Ben Kuhlman: "All is Fair in Love, War, and Teaching: The Ethics of Online Teaching", Ruth Wollersheim: "Revisioning Composition in the Wired World: TK3 Authorship and the Performance of Imaginative Discourse"

Friday, April 16 - 7:30pm, Schwartz's on Downer
Creative Writing Program's third student-faculty reading of the Spring semester, featuring Professor Lisa Samuels, Joanne Staudacher, Victor Streeby and John Walser.

Monday and Tuesday, April 19 and 20, - 9:00am-3:00pm, Union Atrium
The Cream City Review will be selling copies of the latest issue and subscriptions. The issue features writing by Professor James Hazard, Rachel Contreni Flynn, Bayard Godsave, Karen Price, Ricardo Pau-Llosa and more.

Friday, April 23rd - 1:00pm., Curtin 368
The Composition Program's Spring 2004 Brown Bag Series
Beth Bretl: "Pedagogical Performance in the Student-Teacher Conference: A Multiplicity of Selves", Rebekka Ferentchak: "A New Dimension: Teaching Visual Rhetoric as a Critical Reading Practice of Assignments in Beginning Composition", Yanmei Jiang: "Struggling in the Margins", Phong Nguyen: "Classroom Writing: Interactive/Collaborative Papers"

Friday, April 23, - 8:30am-9:00pm, Hefter Conference Center
Saturday, April 24, - 8:30am-4:30pm, Hefter Conference Center
Aftermaths: Exile, Migration, Diaspora
This conference seeks new perspectives and challenging insights on the subject of global migration and exile in recent history across various regions and sites. Conference organizers Professors Patrice Petro and Marcus Bullock (along with Peter Paik from Comp Lit). Featuring Emeritus Vilas Professor Ihab Hassan and Professor Andrew Kincaid. www.uwm.edu/News/e-nnounce/04.04.12/Aftermaths_Conf.html

Friday, April 23 - 7:30pm, Merrill Hall, Room 131
Cornelius Eady, a poet will be the final visiting writer of the school year. His reading is sponsored by the Creative Writing program. He will also give a talk at 2:30pm in Curtin Hall, Room 368.

Wednesday, April 28 - 3:00pm, Orchestra Rehearsal Hall, Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts, 2419 E. Kenwood Blvd.
Chancellor's Auction for Scholarships. Nineteen scholarships will be presented to students at the beginning of the live auction at 4:30. Those scholarships are funded by this auction. The English department has donated a basket and two decorated stools.

Friday, April 30 - 7:30pm, Schwartz's on Downer
Creative Writing Program's forth student-faculty reading of the Spring semester, featuring Senior Lecturer Mary Jean Smoller-Phillips, Ellen Elder, Erica Wiest, and Nicole Friem.

Thursday, May 6 - 8:00pm, Von Trier's, 2235 N. Farwell Ave.
Creative Writing Program's last student-faculty reading of the Spring semester, featuring Senior Lecturer Jim Chapson, Jonathan Hahl and "Reading by Committee", Steve McCabe, Debbie Brenegan, and Steve Powers.

Sunday, May 9 - 12:00pm, Plymouth Congregational Church, Minneapolis
Susan Firer will be giving a reading as part of their Literary Witnesses series.