Fall 2010 Events

Friday, December 10, 3:30 pm

Curtin 175

Arthur Kleinman (Anthropology, Harvard University; Medical Anthropology, Harvard Medical School)
In this talk, Dr. Kleinman will reprise his forthcoming book, co-written with six of his former students, titled Deep China: Remaking the Moral Person in China Today.

Co-sponsored by the Center for 21st Century Studies and the Medical College of Wisconsin


Tuesday, December 7, 7:00 pm

Art Bar, 722 E Burleigh St

Come hear Brenda Cárdenas' capstone poetry seminar (English 616) students read from their work.


Monday, December 6, 6:00 pm

Greene Hall

UWM/Marquette First-Year Composition Graduate Student Conference: Those Who Can, Teach
Join us to see and discuss what first-year composition teaching assistants at UWM and Marquette are researching.


Friday, December 3, 11:00 am

Curtin 108

Digital creative writing practice and pedagogy workshop
Join Kara van de Graaf, Trent Hergenrader and Anne Wysocki to share and develop some flexible ideas for digital assignments in English 233: Introduction to Creative Writing.


Monday, November 29, 7:00 pm

Bolton B60

Carmen Giménez-Smith reading
Join the Latino Student Union and Creative Writing Program in welcoming writer and editor Carmen Giménez-Smith to campus.


Friday, November 19, 11:00 am

Curtin 108

Digital creative writing practice and pedagogy workshop
Join Kara van de Graaf, Trent Hergenrader and Anne Wysocki to experiment with Prezi for creative writing applications. (If you're new to Prezi, check out the Technology & Pedagogy blog post about it.)


Monday, November 15, 5:00 pm

MATC downtown, 3rd floor cafeteria, 700 W State St

Brenda Cárdenas poetry reading


Monday, November 15, 7:00 pm

Boswell Books, 2559 N Downer Ave

Rebecca Dunham reading from her new book, The Flight Cage


Friday, November 12 through Friday, November 19

Union Theatre

Nordic Film Festival
See 14 films from the 6 Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden) at UWM's first Nordic Film Festival, brought to you by Film Studies and Scandinavian Studies. For more information, visit the festival's website.


Friday, November 12, 7:00 pm

Boswell Books, 2559 N Downer Ave

United We Read: final student/faculty reading of the semester
Join host Craig Medvecky to hear Matthew Morris Cook, Emilie Lindemann and Susan Firer read from their work.


Thursday, November 11, 12:00 pm

Multicultural Student Lounge (Union 198)

Mohawk Girls free movie screening & discussion
Mohawk Girls provides insight into aspects of modern Indigenous youth culture. Deeply emotional yet unsentimental, the film reveals the hope, despair, heartache and promise of growing up Native at the beginning of the 21st century.

Sponsored by the UWM Women's Resource Center, UWM American Indian Student Services, and the UWM Multicultural Student Centers. For more information, contact the UWM Women's Resource Center at (414) 229-2582.


Thursday, November 11, 2:00 pm

Curtin 368

Paula Massood (Film Studies, Brooklyn College)
Second Annual New American Studies Lecture: "Harlem and Visual Culture"

Co-sponsored by the Center for 21st Century Studies, Center for International Education, Cultures & Communities Program, and Department of Film


Thursday, November 11, 7:00 pm

Union 250

An evening of poetry with Paul Martínez Pompa and Linda Rodriguez
Free and open to the public

Sponsored by the Latina/o Student Union


Wednesday, November 10, 3:30 pm

Curtin 368

Keith Gilyard visit
Join Kevin Browne's English 755: Issues in Composition Studies class for a discussion with Keith Gilyard about his landmark work Voices of the Self and NCTE's "Student's Right to Their Own Language" resolution. Participants are invited to an informal reception for Gilyard after class.


Wednesday, November 10, 4:00 pm

Union E240

"The Ojibwe Jingle Dress and the Flu Epidemic of 1918" with Dr. Brenda Child

Sponsored by UWM American Indian Student Services, UWM American Indian Student Association, UWM Department of History, and the UWM Women's Resource Center


Friday, November 5, 11:00 am

Curtin 108

Digital creative writing practice and pedagogy workshop
Learn about digital composing technologies that support creative writing pedagogy with Trent Hergenrader, Kara van de Graaf and Anne Wysocki.


Friday, November 5, 1:00 pm

Curtin 124

Composition Forum
Join Craig Medvecky and John Mulvihill to discuss the results of their research on "Freshman Research Writing: Course Design." Come ready to share ideas, strategies and concerns—and a hot cup of coffe and a sweet treat!


Friday, November 5, 3:00 pm

Curtin 175

Arun Saldanha (Geography, University of Minnesota)
The Center for 21st Century Studies presents "A Tear in the Fabric of Time: The Immediate Impact of Jan Huygen van Linschoten's Itinerario (1596)," a lecture


Wednesday, November 3, 3:00 pm

UWM American Geographical Society Library

Farouk Mustafa (University of Chicago)
"Modern Arabic Fiction in Egypt," a lecture

Made possible through a grant from the US Department of Education


Friday, October 29, 6:00 pm

Hefter Center

Celtic Studies' Samhain celebration: "Haunted Hefter Center"
Join the Center for Celtic Studies to celebrate Samhain, or Celtic New Year. This event is free and open to the public and includes music, story-telling, games and seasonal refreshments.


Thursday, October 28 through Sunday, October 31

Hilton Milwaukee City Center, 509 W Wisconsin Ave

35th Annual Society for Utopian Studies Conference: "Civil Rights, Social Justice, and the Midwest"
This conference is locally chaired by Professor Pete Sands, supported by the English department, and will include papers from Emeritus Professor Marcus Bullock, former graduate student Zoran Samardzija, and current graduates Tim Brown and Patrick Williams, as well as many others.

The conference features a mix of papers from political science, international relations, history, architecture, and literary studies.


Wednesday, October 27, 2:00 pm

Curtin 118

Brian Greenspan (Cultural Mediations Institute for Comparative Studies in Literature, Art and Culture; Hyperlab, Carleton University)
"A Brain is a Terrible Thing to Waste: Isolation U. and the Campus Zombie," a lecture

This talk will introduce Isolation U., a zombie-themed Alternate Reality Game, designed for a new locative media platform, that brings a heightened critical consciousness to the survival horror genre.


Thursday, October 21, 2:00 pm

Curtin 368

Jussi Parikka (English, Communication, Film and Media, Anglia Ruskin University; Director, Cultures and Digital Economy Research Institute [CoDE])
"Media Archaeology as Zombie Media Research," a lecture

Sponsored by the Center for 21st Century Studies and the Department of English


Thursday, October 21, 7:00 pm

Vitucci's Cocktail Lounge, 1832 E North Ave

"United We Read" student/faculty reading series
Join us for a drink and the next installment of reandings from the Creative Writing program, including Liam Callanan, Allan Persinger and David Yost.


Sunday, October 10

Panther Prowl

The Prowl is a 5K fundraising race for UWM student scholarships. It's also another opportunity for the the English Department team, The Run-Ons, to win the competition for the largest team.

Register here. You do not need to run to contribute: we win by signing up, not showing up.


Friday, October 8, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Curtin 175

Embodied Placemaking in Urban Spaces, a symposium
See the Center for 21st Century Studies' website for more information.


Friday, October 8, 3:00 pm

Curtin 124

Composition Forum
Join Adam Andrews, Dennis Lynch, Kristi Prins, Paige Conley and Sarah Etlinger to ask (and answer), "What we mean when we say 'go beyond summary' in our English composition courses?"

Come ready to share ideas, strategies and concerns—and a hot cup of coffe and a sweet treat!


Thursday, October 7, 7:00 pm

Hefter Center

State Poet Laureate and UWM alum Marilyn Taylor celebrates the closing months of her tenure as state poet laureate with a reading and book signing. She will be introduced by our own Maurice Kilwein.


Wednesday, October 6, 7:00 pm

Boswell Books, 2559 N Downer Ave

Angela Sorby, Barbara Manger, Kathy Borkowski and Valerie Laken, all winners of the Council of Wisconsin Writers' "Best" Awards, read from their work.

Laken's first novel, Dream House, won the 2009 Anne Powers Book-Length Fiction Award from CWW.


Friday, September 24, 3:30 pm

Curtin 175

Richard Grusin, Center for 21st Century Studies director
"The Future of 21st Century Studies," a lecture


Thursday, September 23, 7:00 pm

Paddy's Pub, 2339 N Murray Ave

"United We Read" student/faculty reading series
Help us kick off the new school year with our first Student/Faculty Reading Series of the fall. Incoming students Ching-In Chen, Christine Stroik and new CW Coordinator George Clark will read.


Thursday, September 23 through Sunday, October 3

Milwaukee Film Festival

The Milwaukee Film Festival is back with a great line-up and exciting events. And you can be part of it: the festival is still looking for volunteers! For tickets, screening times/locations and information about volunteering, check out the festival website.


Wednesday, September 22, 7:00 pm

Woodland Pattern, 720 E Locust St

Rebecca Dunham launches her new poetry collection, The Flight Cage.


Saturday, September 18, 2:00 pm

Boswell Books, 2559 N Downer Ave

Paul Buhle, author of Comics in Wisconsin and FDR and the New Deal for Beginners, traces the history of both central and fringe contributions that Wisconsin comic artists, editors, and publishers have made to the language, form, and content of comic strips, comic books, and other forms of this popular art.


Friday, September 17, 1:00 pm

Curtin 118

"Large Group Discussion Strategies," a composition brownbag
Andrew Anastasia and John Couture steer a conversation about about large-group discussion ideas and strategies. Additionally, this meeting is an opportunity to raise any pedagogical concerns or issues composition instructors might have.


Friday, September 17, 3:00 pm

Curtin 368

Tim Youngs (Professor of English and Travel Studies and Director of the Center for Travel Writing Studies at Nottingham Trent University)
"Stepping Outside: African American Travel Writing," a lecture


Thursday, September 16, 3:30 pm

Union Ballroom
L&S Dean's Distinguished Lecture Series in the Humanities welcomes Rita Dove

Rita Dove, Pulitzer Prize winner and former US Poet Laureate, will read from her book, Sonata Mulattica, and discuss her life and work. A reception and book-signing will follow. Admission is free -- get there early.


Thursday, September 16, 7:00 pm

Milwaukee Public Library, Centennial Hall, Loos Room
733 N 8th St
Note: this is a side entrance

"March on Milwaukee" Launch Event
The March on Milwaukee Civil Rights History Project is a new digital resource that features primary sources from the UWM Archives and the Wisconsin Historical Society, including text documents, film footage, oral histories and photographs.

This event includes a talk by Jack Dougherty, prize-winning author of More Than One Struggle: The Evolution of Black School Reform in Milwaukee, titled "When Milwaukee's Civil Rights History Meets the Digital Era." His talk will explore how our new site and other digital resources can help educators, students, and the general public better understand the city's rich civil rights history. The event also features remarks by local civil rights activists Margaret Rozga and Vel Phillips.


Wednesday, September 15, 7:00 pm

Union Theatre
Milwaukee LGTB Film Festival sneak preview of HOWL

The Milwaukee LGBT Film Festival (October 21-24) hosts a sneak preview of HOWL, an Allen Ginsburg biopic starring James Franco. Admission discounts discounts for students, seniors, Woodland Pattern Book Center members, card-carrying members of the ACLU, and anyone sporting their Milwaukee Public Library card.


Friday, September 10, 2:30 pm

Curtin 118

Center for 21st Century Studies Center Fellows' Presentations

Four of last year's Fellows present their work: Burce Charlesworth (Film), the anticipation and the passage of time via interactive video; Jennifer Johung (Art History), re-imagined concepts of "the hut" in contemporary art and architecture; Nan Kim (History), reconfiguration of, and reconciliation in, a divided Korea; and Deborah Wilk (Art History, UW-Whitewater), the "pregnant" space of immigration via Ellis Island and Castle Garden.


Friday, September 10, 4:00 pm

Curtin 939

Center for 21st Century Studies Open House

Join Center staff and 2010-11 Fellows for the annual Center open house to learn more about Center programs and research opportunities in 2010-11. Light refreshments will be served.


Thursday, September 9, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Curtin 127

Writing Center Grand Opening and Open House

Join Writing Center director Margie Mika, staff, and friends to see the Center's new home. The grand opening event begins at 11:00, and the open house begins at 11:30.