Weekly Roundup: September 25 – October 1

APPLICATIONS

Arts and Sciences Fall Grant Application due Friday 9/29

Send to asgrad@louisville.edu, $250 possible award. Contact Janet Woodruff-Borden, Associate Dean of Graduate Education at j.woodruff-borden@louisville.edu for more information.

Plan to Graduate in December 2017?

Graduation Application due by Friday, September 29th via ULink. Contact Courtney Kerr at clkerr01@louisville.edu for more information

 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Monday, September 25th

Graduate Student Writing Group, 6-8pm University Writing Center 102                                     http://events.louisville.edu/event/graduate_student_writing_group_4055#.WbLSzWuPKUk

Thursday, September 28th

EndNote Workshop Hosted by Ekstrom Librarians, 10am-11:30am

http://library.louisville.edu/endnote

Friday, September 29th

Discourse and Semiotics Workshop, 12:30pm -2pm Stevenson 407. Subject: Professor Scaggs (Fine Arts Department) on how semiotics can aid in the critique of art and design https://uofldiscourseandsemiotics.wordpress.com/calendar/

EGO Meeting – ALL ARE WELCOME!!! 4pm-5pm Ekstrom 117A

Free Comedian Show – Adam Ruben – 8pm – Strickler Auditorium

Check out the Writing Center events calendar for upcoming writing events.
Check out the PLAN Workshops series through the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies for professional development workshop opportunities.

 

CALLS FOR PAPERS

Call for Abstracts due October 1st, 2017 – 2018 Popular Culture Association Conference taking place March in Indiana. Topic is Virtual Identities and Self Promotion. https://networks.h-net.org/node/73374/announcements/259653/cfp-virtual-identities-and-self-promoting-2018-pca

Call for Book Chapters due October 15, 2017: The Things We Carry: Strategies for Recognizing and Negotiating Emotional Labor in Writing Program Administration – see details of the call here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1EkhQzyhYhB0ZN1mURMUNzkn4J_bEG4GvNQ5CCwDB590/edit?usp=sharing
Call for Abstracts due November 17, 2017 – 40th Annual East Central Writing Center Association (ECWCA) Conference being held in March in Ohio. Specifically marketed as “graduate student friendly.” Conference theme is: Occupational Hazards: Writing Center Labor, Self-Care, and Reflection. http://ecwca.org/conference/current-cfp/

SELF CARE ON CAMPUS

Free HIV testing at UofL:

http://louisville.edu/healthpromotion/services/sexual-health-services

Mindfulness for Stress Reduction – Free 4 week workshop series

https://louisville.edu/healthpromotion/services/mindfulness-meditation

 

 

 

 

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Meeting Minutes: 9/15/2017

Discussed ideal meeting days/times/frequency for EGO meetings this semester

Rachel Knowles gave update from Website Content and Social Media Committee

              -The group brainstormed ideas for updated English department website & bios

Next steps to transfer treasurers for EGO bank account

Discussion of the origin of the Equity/Sustainability Group

How to serve EGO population’s culture best

Planning workshop possibilities

            -Long-term planning for 1st year MA & 1st and 2nd year PhD students 

            -Citation management software choices and navigation

           -How to conference; conferencing as a genre

           -Pedagogy series

           -Putting together exam/dissertation committees

Discussed accessibility of commonly used spaces

Weekly Round-Up: September 18-24

UPCOMING EVENTS

Monday, September 18
Volunteer Opportunity: Pets & Crafts, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Red Barn

  • Join the Animal Welfare Committee in making toys for shelter dogs and cats! Free Insomnia cookies will be provided.

Flu Shots Clinic (FREE!), 11:30 a.m – 1:30 p.m., Brandeis School of Law (2219 S. 3rd Street), Washer Lounge

  • Bring your UofL ID and printed consent form for a free flu shot.

Graduate Student Writing Group Meeting, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., Ekstrom Library, University Writing Center (First Floor)

Tuesday, September 19
Open Conversation on Graduate Student Sustainability, Inclusivity, Equity Meeting, 12:15 – 2:00 p.m., Ekstrom Library, 117A

  • Join conversations between graduate students and faculty toward creating more sustainable, equitable, and inclusive structures for all graduate students in the English department.

Wednesday, September 20
Campus Talk: The Ugly Side of Women in Media, 12:00 – 1:30 p.m., Cultural Center (120 E. Brandeis Ave), Multipurpose Room

Creative Writing Group Meeting, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m., Ekstrom Library, University Writing Center (First Floor)

Thursday, September 21
PLAN Workshop: Workshopping the CV, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m., Houchens Building, Room 105

Teach English in Japan Info Session, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m., Student Activities Center (SAC), 303A

Saturday, September 23
Volunteer Opportunity: Animal House, 3:30 – 5:30 p.m., Animal House (3516 Newburg Rd)

  • Join the Animal Welfare Committee in volunteering at the Animal House shelter. Contact Minoru Chou for more information: (502) 939-5685.

Friday, September 29
Discourse & Semiotics Workshop, 12:30 – 2:00 p.m., Stevenson 407

  • We will be discussing Steven Skaggs’ (UofL Fine Arts Dept.) recently published book, FireSigns: A Semiotic Theory for Graphic Design (MIT Press), and how semiotics can can aid in the critique of art and design. For more information, visit the website.

Thursday, October 5
Engaging Diverse Voices in Writing & Reading Roundtable Discussion
, 4:00 – 5:30 p.m., Ekstrom Library, University Writing Center (First Floor)

  • View the flyer for more information.

Check out the Writing Center Events Calendar for upcoming writing events.

Check out the PLAN Workshop series through the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies for professional development workshop opportunities.

Check out the UofL Events Calendar for upcoming events in the UofL community.

APPLICATIONS

Deadline September 29, 4:00 p.m: Graduate Student Research Fund Application

  • The Graduate Network in Arts and Sciences (GNAS), a representative body of graduate students from the many disciplines in the College of Arts & Sciences, is offering research funding for A&S graduate students. GNAS will award grants up to $250 to help A&S graduate students offset the costs of conducting research, participating in conferences, and purchasing materials needed for research. For more information on how to apply, visit the website or view the application form.

CALLS FOR PAPERS

Deadline October 15 at midnight (CDT) – 2018 Multidisciplinary Graduate Student Conference

  • We invite abstracts for 20-minute papers from master’s or PhD students from any discipline on any medieval, Renaissance, or early modern topic in Europe, the Americas, or the Mediterranean world. The 2018 conference schedule will include workshops and presentations with rare books in addition to traditional conference sessions. Submit a proposal using this online form. A printable CFP is available online here. Contact Professor and Vice Chair of the UofL English Department Andrew Rabin for funding opportunities related to this conference: rabin@louisville.edu.

Weekly Roundup: September 11-17

UPCOMING EVENTS

Monday September 11th – Traces in the Stacks – Searching for 19th Century Marginalia – 11-12:30pm Ekstrom 117A 

 http://events.louisville.edu/event/traces_in_the_stacks#.WbLRW2uPKUk

 

Monday September 11th – Garden of Verses: Poems, Flowers, and Nineteenth-Century Readers –3:30-4:30pm Humanities 300

http://events.louisville.edu/event/andrew_stauffer_garden_of_verses_poems_flowers_and_nineteenth-century_readers#.WbLR72uPKUk

 

Monday September 11th – Graduate Student Writing Group – 6:00-8:00pm University Writing Center 102 http://events.louisville.edu/event/graduate_student_writing_group_4055#.WbLSzWuPKUk

 

Sunday, September 17th – University Symphony Orchestra (Free!) – 7:30pm School of Music Comstock Hall

http://events.louisville.edu/event/university_symphony_orchestra#.WbLZPWuPKUk

 

Check out the Writing Center events calendar for upcoming writing events.
Check out the PLAN Workshops series through the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies for professional development workshop opportunities.

 

CALLS FOR PAPERS

Conference Abstract Due September 30, 2017 – 2018 American Society for the History of Rhetoric Conference taking place in May in Minnesota. http://ashr.org/gatherings/symposia/upcoming-symposium/

Conference Abstract Due October 15, 2017 – Call for Responses: Making Future Matters for 2018 Watson Conference. Those who attended the 2017 Thomas R. Watson Preconference Symposium are invited to submit a response to symposium keynote webtexts. 300-500 word abstracts (including media needs) are due no later than October 15. Since we hope to publish with Computer and Composition Digital Press, we also encourage media-rich essays of approximately 2,000 words that address issues in two or more keynote webtexts. Please email maryp.sheridan@louisville.edu and rlwysockijr@gmail.com for more information and draft due dates.

Conference Abstract Due October 15, 2017 2018 Multidisciplinary Graduate Student Conference taking place in January in Chicago. We invite abstracts for 20-minute papers from master’s or PhD students from any discipline on any medieval, Renaissance, or early modern topic in Europe, the Americas, or the Mediterranean world. https://www.newberry.org/sites/default/files/calendar-attachments/2018GradConCFP_0.pdf

Journal  Submission due December 15, 2017Currents in Teaching and Learning, a peer-reviewed electronic journal that fosters exchanges among reflective teacher-scholars across disciplines. Spring 2018 issue. http://www.worcester.edu/currents/

 

SELF CARE ON CAMPUS

Free Flu Shots

http://louisville.edu/campushealth/services/flu-care-shots/flu-shot-schedule

30 Minute Chair Massages for $8

http://louisville.edu/healthpromotion/services/massage

 

What I’m Working On by Kelly Carty

This time last year, I was managing the kitchen at a cooperative center in rural Michigan. Most of my days were spent writing recipes, cooking, doing dishes, planning to feed 100+ people during summer camp, and talking to people about the link between food and social justice. I knew I would be starting grad school at UofL in August, but it felt so far away.

A lot has happened since last April. I’ve made new friends. I’ve learned a few things about Shakespeare. I’ve helped UofL students with writing. I’ve been able to add tons of books to my goodreads account.

So what am I working on now, as a second semester English MA student?

Seminar Papers

I have two end-of-term papers to finish before the end of the month.

One, which is for Dr. Anderson’s course on African American Literature and Environmental Roots, explores Baudrillard’s concepts of simulacra and the hyperreal in Octavia E. Butler’s Parable of the Sower. I might link this to Barthes description of mythology (because I ❤ theory) or (but probably “and”) double-voiced texts. I’m still sorting this one out and doing research to figure out what’s at stake for my argument.

My other paper is for my exotic non-English department class, Philosophy of Science, which is taught by Dr. Guy Dove. For that paper, I am evaluating Philip Kitcher’s essay on scientific reductionism (well, specifically biological antireductionism) by applying it to the move from classical genetics (i.e. Gregor Mendel’s pea plant experiments) to molecular genetics (i.e. most of the stuff done after Watson, Crick, Wilkins, and Franklin determined the structure of DNA).

Prepping for a Theory Exam

Dr. Kopelson’s theory class has a final exam in a few weeks (eek) so I am semi-planning for it. Mostly, this means maintaining a Google doc with brief summaries, significant excerpts, and keywords for each theorist. It also means helping plan a pre-exam study session with my theory classmates and making sure someone brings wine.  

Writing Center Tutoring

Although you may think I should have figured out how Writing Center tutoring works by now, I haven’t. I still think about ways I can become a more effective and compassionate tutor. For the most part, this “thinking” consists of me dumping my Writing Center-related ideas or problems on Cassie or Bronwyn.  In addition to these tutor-centered thoughts, I also think about ways I can help maintain the friendly, supportive environment we have in the Writing Center. My coworkers are great, so this is pretty easy. We do organize events (mostly potlucks) and pranks (e.g. wearing the same color each day of the week when Bronwyn returned from quick trip) from time to time.

Second Year/ Post-MA Planning

Because I’m nearing the end of the first year of my MA, I’m starting to mull over thesis and CP ideas. I came into the program broadly interested in the intersection of science Carty.0324171407aand literature, but I’ve recently been swept away by literary theory (thanks to Professor Kopelson and my theory classmates). Right now, I am trying to figure out a way to link all three.

I am also vaguely working out a plan for what to do after I finish this MA program. Perhaps I will continue onto a PhD program (but in what? And where?).  

Life

This is an on-going project …

Kelly Carty is a first-year M.A. student.

Weekly Roundup: April 16 – 22

ANNOUNCEMENTS 

Digital Media Research

Rick Wysocki is the digital media research assistant this year. He will have open hours in the Mac Lab (HUM 204) all semester to help Faculty, Graduate Students, and students with multimodal and digital projects. His hours are Mondays from 1-2 p.m. and Fridays from 203 p.m. From Rick: “I’m happy to help people across the university with their digital/multimodal projects. It is also a good thing for teachers to let their students know about if they need access to a computer or specifically to a Mac.”

UPCOMING EVENTS 

GSAW 2017

Check out the Writing Center events calendar for upcoming writing events.

Check out the PLAN Workshop series through the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies for professional development workshop opportunities.

CALLS FOR PAPERS

CFP Database

FEATURED BLOG POSTS

What I Learned in Year One by Travis Rountree