Weekly Round-Up: January 22-28

Save the dates!

Tuesday January 23rd at 1pm for the next English Graduate Organization Meeting. All are welcome!
Friday, February 16th at 2pm for the next in a series of discussions between English faculty and graduate students regarding sustainability, equity, and inclusivity. All are welcome!

Deadline approaching!

Interested in joining the SIGS “GTA Academy Part II: Advanced Concepts and Strategies in Post-Secondary Teaching” this spring? Applications are due this upcoming Wednesday January 24th. Graduate students who have completed the prior GTA Academy (or Part I of this year), as well as those who have completed a course in college teaching or have a degree in teaching are invited to apply to this more in-depth series of sessions designed to provide graduate students an opportunity to learn about college teaching in a deeper and more interactive way. For more information and how to apply:  http://louisville.edu/graduate/plan/gta-academy


COMING UP THIS WEEK

Monday, January 22

SIGS Workshop – Building Your Resume – 3-5pm in Houchens 105 – Having a useful, effective, and strong resume is absolutely vital for graduate students pursuing a job outside of the academy, and often useful for graduate students only interested in faculty life. But how do you begin? Whether you have only a basic template, a full C.V., or just need to refresh your resume, this is the workshop to attend. Come learn about the differences between a C.V. and a resume, key components, and strategies and tips to make you stand out among a large group of applicants. Graduate students who attend will have time to workshop their resumes during the session, so you are encouraged to bring a device on which to work.

Tuesday, January 23

raiseRed Blood Drive from 11am-5pm in Red Barn – hosted by Kentucky Blood Center. Mention “raiseRed” at registration and $5 will be donated to support pediatric oncology and blood disease treatment and research. Recent weather has cancelled a number of drives, so come help out!

Writing Center Faculty & Graduate Student Writing Group from 5:30-7:30 in UWC – The University Writing Center organizes and facilitates writing groups for faculty and graduate students at UofL. The goal is to provide support, community, accountability, and feedback for graduate students working on research writing. Students can work on any project during the writing groups – seminar papers, journal articles, grant proposals, conference presentations, job letters, etc. Students from all disciplines and programs are welcome at the writing groups. If you are interested in participating, please follow this link and fill out a brief registration form.

Wednesday, January 24

Writing Center LGBTQ Writing Group from 6pm-7:30pm in UWC – Are you a creative writer who identifies as LGBTQ or as an ally? Are you interested in practicing your writing in a safe, supportive space and getting feedback from fellow writers? Join us!

Thursday, January 25

SIGS Workshop “Saving and Investing for Now and Your Future” from 1-2pm in Shumaker 139 – When you think about saving and investing, do you imagine your goals and picture realizing your dreams? Mapping out a strategy to reach those goals and dreams can be quite customized and very personal. Learn how to relate some key topics and questions to your goals, and examine your plans through a savings and investing lens to help organize your financial thoughts to produce a solid, yet flexible saving and investing strategy.

Friday, January 26

Discourse and Semiotics Workshop – Deborah Lutz on “George Eliot’s Paratexts” from 12:30pm-2pm in HUM300 – the workshop will focus on George Eliot’s notebooks that Lutz analyzed last summer and discuss the commonplacing practices used. George Eliot kept journals, notebooks, and diaries almost obsessively. Here she copied excerpts from her reading (called “commonplacing”), which she then used in writing her novels. Impressions of her foreign travel, records of what she was reading and eating, and accounts of the important events of her life filled these books. As nineteenth-century material objects with pockets, attached pencils, clasps, pasted-in additions, pages sewn together, inserted flowers, and more, these volumes are interesting in and of themselves.

EGO Workshop: “Academic Workflows: Reference and Citation Management” from 3-4pm in Ekstrom 117A As a graduate student, the idea of how to efficiently save and cite sources for seminars, conferences, publications, or a thesis/dissertation may seem daunting.  In this workshop Ashanka Kumari, Joe Franklin, and Edward English will explain various programs and strategies they use to make their academic workflows more organized and less stressful. Some of these programs include Mendeley, Adobe Acrobat Pro, and Scrivener.  Any advice and suggestions from others on their own techniques to store and reference data will be much appreciated.  Hope to see you there!

SELF CARE ON CAMPUS:

In addition to 1:1 counseling, the UofL Counseling Center hosts a number of regular mental health therapy groups for students, including groups called “Understanding Self and Others through Expressive Art,” “Staying Afloat: Skills to Cope with Difficult Emotions,” “Tame Your Critic,” “Stress Group (Anxiety Management),” and “Graduate Student Support Group.” For a complete calendar of days, times, and group descriptions, see this link:
http://louisville.edu/counseling/groups/groups-offered

Have you always wanted to run a marathon? How about trying a half-marathon? Here’s your chance to run your 1st Kentucky Derby Festival Mini-Marathon as part of a training group. The first day of the program will be Wednesday, January 24th at 5pm, and runs will take place every Wednesday at 5pm at SRC and Sunday at 1pm (SRC and various parks) through April 25th. The Mini-Marathon is taking place April 28th. This is a free training program!

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.

CALLS FOR PAPERS

Regularly updated CFP calendar with topics including rhetoric, composition, technology, and technical writing.

Deadline February 1 – 2018 Corpus & Repository of Writing Team Conference – This conference, which will take place in October at Purdue (West Lafayette, Indiana), will be centered around the theme of “Writing Research Without Walls: A Symposium for Interdisciplinary Writing and Collaboration.” Proposals should involve data-driven quantitative or qualitative research. For more information, visit the website.

 

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What I’m Working On by Ashanka Kumari

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Ashanka Kumari

When I contributed to this series last year, I described renewing my focus to balance and self-care, which for me meant finding ways to say “no” more often and being more realistic about how I used my time as a graduate student, teacher, in my leadership roles, and most of all, as a person. This year, I hope to continue on this trajectory but commit to writing more regularly.

The Dissertation

I am officially to the point in my program journey where I can say “I am working on my dissertation.” My dissertation project focuses on the perspectives of first-generation doctoral students in Rhetoric and Composition. The stories of doctoral students and doctoral program alumni can illuminate the present-day culture of doctoral study in this field and unveil academic literacy and identity development in higher education. If we want to increase support for and growth in more diverse student populations, we must reconsider how we gain, train, and mentor future scholars in Rhetoric and Composition.

This semester, I am focusing my energy on data collection, which means scheduling and conducting interviews with the key participants for my study both here at UofL and at Miami University in Ohio. The IRB is approved and the study is happening. Here we go!

Teaching English 306: Business Writing

I am also working on teaching Business Writing for the first time. A course like this is one I’ve dreamed about teaching since my first teaching semester in my master’s program. I’m particularly excited to engage with students about workplace communication practices.

Watson 2018

I’m also working on the logistical pieces that make up the next iteration of the Thomas R. Watson Conference as one of the Assistant Directors with Mary P. Sheridan and Joe Franklin. *Shameless plug — The Call for Papers is out and everyone in our program should consider applying!

Writing

I am committing several hours each week to ongoing writing projects such as drafting dissertation chapters, revising and resubmitting an article on teaching privilege in the composition classroom, and revising seminar papers toward publication. Setting regular writing group appointments and regular meetings with mentors and collaborators are some of the ways I’m trying to stay accountable as a writer.

Balance

Last year, I wrote a bit about how I try to read things I want to read and cook regularly as ways to balance. This year, I will add spending quality time with my husband and cat and regularly going to the gym to this list. I’ve been going to the gym 1-2 times (minimum) every week since late September 2017, and I’ve been impressed with how much this has helped my focus and mental health.

If you want to learn more about what I’m working on, feel free to email me, come by my office, or check out my website: ashankakumari.com.

Ashanka Kumari is a 3rd-year Doctoral Candidate and an Assistant Director of the Thomas R. Watson Conference.

Weekly Round-Up: January 15-21

View the Minutes from EGO’s most recent meeting (11/8/2017) here!

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

  • Reminder: As a result of the last Faculty/Graduate Student Forum, a newly designated Graduate Student Longue Space is now available in HUM333 for graduate students looking for a place to hang out or study. Feel free to use it as you wish!

SAVE THE DATE & REGISTER NOW!

  • Save the dates of January 20th and 27th for the Winter Dissertation Writing Mini-Retreat from 9-12 in Ekstrom Library on both days. The Mini-Retreat is supported by the Graduate Student Council. Attending the retreat is by application and spots are limited – applications are due by December 6th. Email Caitlin Ray at ray@louisville.edu for more information.
  • Save the dates of February 22-24 for the 46th annual Louisville Conference on Literature & Culture Since 1900. This conference has become an international event attracting more than three hundred participants annually. This year’s keynote speakers include Brent Hayes Edwards, NourbeSe Philip, and Dominic Pettman. For more information, go to the event page.

COMING UP THIS WEEK

Monday, January 15
9th Annual UofL MLK Day of Service
, 8:30a.m., Middleton Auditorium, Strickler Hall, Belknap Campus

  • Commemorate MLK Jr’s legacy by volunteering in the city of Louisville!
    Light breakfast, transportation to and from service sites, and a signature MLK t-shirt provided (first come, first served)! No registration required. For more information, go to the event page or contact the Engage Lead Serve Board (ELSB) at talktous@uoflelsb.org.

Tuesday, January 16
Faculty & Graduate Student Writing Group
, 5:30 – 7:30p.m., Ekstrom Library, University Writing Center

  • The University Writing Center organizes and facilitates writing groups for faculty and graduate students at UofL. The goal is to provide support, community, accountability, and feedback for graduate students working on research writing. Students can work on any project during the writing groups – seminar papers, journal articles, grant proposals, conference presentations, job letters, etc. Students from all disciplines and programs are welcome at the writing groups. If you are interested in participating, please follow this link and fill out a brief registration form. You are also welcome to join our Facebook group. For more information, go to the event page.

Wednesday, January 17
Creative Writing Group
, 5:00 – 7:00p.m., Ekstrom Library, University Writing Center

  • The Creative Writing Group is open to all UofL faculty, staff and students. The group meets to discuss all genres of creative writing and share feedback.  No sign-up is necessary. For more information, go to the event page.

Thursday, January 18
PLAN Workshop: Organizing & Writing a Large-Scale Writing Project (Dissertation or Thesis)
, 2:00 – 4:00p.m., Houchens Building 105

  • Writing a dissertation or thesis can seem a daunting prospect that raises questions about structure, organization, as well as simply how best to get started. This workshop will offer strategies for how to approach a large-scale writing project such as a dissertation or thesis. We will discuss the genre and rhetorical conventions expected in dissertations and where those may differ from other academic writing experiences of graduate students. We will also offer suggestions and tips for getting started on your project, making consistent progress, working with committee member comments, and staying motivated. Please register for this event here. For more information, go to the event page.

Friday, January 19
FREE Graduate Student Bowling Night
, 9:00 – 11:00p.m., Executive Strike & Spare (911 Phillips Lane, Louisville KY 40209)

  • Come to Executive Strike & Spare on Friday, January 19th between 9:00-11:00 PM for a night full of bowling fun! It’s completely free, and light snacks will be provided. Feel free to bring a guest or two, but just make sure you have your UofL ID to present at the door! For more information, go to the event page.

SELF CARE ON CAMPUS:
Group Fitness Classes – Free at SRC – Classes include Yoga, Zumba, Cycling, Quick-Fit, HipHop Cardio and Step. Complete schedule online.

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 January 15, 2018 – Call for Award Submissions for CWPA Graduate Research Award for Writing in WPA

  • The Council of Writing Program Administrators (CWPA) is pleased to announce the call for submissions for its award recognizing outstanding scholarship by graduate students writing on issues in writing program administration. Winning the award comes with a $300 prize and waived registration for the WPA Summer Conference. For more information, visit the website.

CALLS FOR PAPERS

Regularly updated CFP calendar with topics including rhetoric, composition, technology, and technical writing.

Deadline February 1 – 2018 Corpus & Repository of Writing Team Conference

  • This conference, which will take place in October at Purdue (West Lafayette, Indiana), will be centered around the theme of “Writing Research Without Walls: A Symposium for Interdisciplinary Writing and Collaboration.” Proposals should involve data-driven quantitative or qualitative research. For more information, visit the website.

Weekly Round-Up: January 8th – January 14th

Tuesday, January 9th

NOTE – NEW DAY AND TIME! Graduate Student Writing Group, 5:30pm, Ekstrom Library, University Writing Center – the University Writing Center organizes and facilitates writing groups for graduate students at UofL. The goal is to provide support, community, accountability, and feedback for graduate students working on research writing. Students can work on any project during the writing groups – seminar papers, journal articles, grant proposals, conference presentations, job letters, etc. Students from all disciplines and programs are welcome at the writing groups. For more information, go to the event page.

Wednesday, January 10th  

SIGS PLAN Workshop – Time Management For Graduate Students – 2 – 4pm – Houchens 105 – Do you have piles of articles to read? Do you miss getting more than a few hours of sleep a night regularly? Do you have trouble remembering the last time you spent quality time with friends or family? Managing time during graduate school can be incredibly challenging, but there are ways to better balance the scales. In this workshop, attendees will learn how to better manage their time, leaving with suggestions, resources, and a plan for putting their own balancing system in place.

Friday, January 12th

Maple Tapping Workshop – 1pm – Cultural Center Garden Commons – learn how to tap trees to make maple syrup. Attendees will get to help install taps on campus trees and you can sign up to volunteer to empty buckets in the coming weeks. Dress warmly! Pancake Party TBA.

SIGS PLAN Workshop – Exploring Alternative Career Paths: Career Development Strategies for Graduate Students – 2 – 4pm – Houchens 105 – Graduate students come to alternative career paths from all directions – from purposeful interest to concern for job marketability. Often, they are uncertain about what possibilities exist, how to explore new fields, how to gain experience and skills in these areas, and what steps to take to begin their job search in fields outside of the academy. In this session, we’ll take a look at alternative career paths for graduate students from a career development approach: understanding how your interests and abilities can help you identify new career paths. You’ll learn more about yourself and your possibilities and leave with a plan to investigate a new career path.
Saturday, January 13th/Sunday, January 14th

Help Plant Trees in Old Louisville – Saturday 1/13 at 9am – Come help our neighbors in Old Louisville restore the urban canopy by planting 22 shade trees along 6th St and Garvin Pl. Free coffee, hot chocolate, donuts, and pizza. Gather at 6th and Oak. Contact olnc@bellsouth.net or 635-5244.


SELF CARE ON CAMPUS
Group Fitness Classes – Free at SRC – Classes include Yoga, Zumba, Cycling, Quick-Fit, HipHop Cardio and Step. Complete schedule online.

 

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

Call for Award Submissions for CWPA Graduate Research Award for Writing in WPA – Deadline January 15, 2018. The Council of Writing Program Administrators (CWPA) is pleased to announce the call for submissions for its award recognizing outstanding scholarship by graduate students writing on issues in writing program administration. Winning the award comes with a $300 prize and waived registration for the WPA Summer Conference. For more information, visit the website.

Chateaubriand Fellowship call for applications due January 16th, 2018. The Chateaubriand Fellowship is a grant offered by the Embassy of France in the United States. It supports outstanding PhD students from American universities who wish to conduct research in France for a period ranging 4 to 9 months. The fellowship in Humanities and Social Sciences is offered by the Cultural Services of the Embassy of France and offers a welcome package and assistance to Fellows upon their arrival, and social networking opportunities are also offered by the Fulbright program in France. http://www.chateaubriand-fellowship.org

 

CALLS FOR PAPERS

Regularly updated CFP calendar with topics including rhetoric, composition, technology, and technical writing https://tengrrl.com/cfp/

Call for Award Submissions due January 15, 2018 for CWPA Graduate Research Award for Writing in WPA – The Council of Writing Program Administrators is pleased to announce the call for submissions for its award recognizing outstanding scholarship by graduate students writing on issues in writing program administration. Winning the award comes with a $300 prize and waived registration for the WPA Summer Conference. More information can be found here: http://wpacouncil.org/files/CWPA%20Grad%20Student%20Award%20CFP%202018.pdf

Call for Proposals due February 1, 2018 – The Corpus & Repository of Writing Team’s 2018 Conference “Writing Research Without Walls: A Symposium for Interdisciplinary Writing and Collaboration” taking place in October of 2018 at Purdue (West Lafayette, Indiana). Proposals should involve data-driven quantitative or qualitative research. http://writecrow.org/symposium/

 

FINAL Fall 2017 Weekly Round-Up: December 4-10

View the Minutes from EGO’s most recent meeting (11/8/2017) here!

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

  • As a result of the last Faculty/Graduate Student Forum, a newly designated Graduate Student Longue Space is now available in HUM333 for graduate students looking for a place to hang out or study. Feel free to use it as you wish!
  • Did you have an amazing teacher this semester?
    The Delphi Center for Teaching and Learning is accepting nominations of UofL faculty, staff, and graduate teaching assistants who have made a difference in your learning this semester. Nominated individuals will be invited to a special luncheon at the Celebration of Teaching and Learning, and their nominations will be posted on the Faculty Favorite Award Website. Submit your nomination before December 15th.
  • EGO Holiday Charity
    The English Graduate Organization will be accepting donations of bed pillows, new or gently used linen sets, warm winter blankets, digital alarm clocks, and/or monetary donations to purchase these items to donate to the Kentucky Refugee Ministry this season. Donation box will be behind Annelise’s desk in HUM 315 – red EGO locked cash box is also located in HUM315. Donations will be accepted until Tuesday December 5th at noon. Please help us make this holiday season warmer and more comfortable for refugees living in Kentucky!

SAVE THE DATE & REGISTER NOW!

  • Save the date of January 20th and 27th for the Winter Dissertation Writing Mini-Retreat from 9-12 in Ekstrom Library on both days. The Mini-Retreat is supported by the Graduate Student Council. Attending the retreat is by application and spots are limited – applications are due by December 6th. Email Caitlin Ray at ray@louisville.edu for more information.

COMING UP THIS WEEK

Monday, December 4
Pause for Paws, 12:00 – 2:00p.m., Ekstrom Library, First-Floor Learning Commons (East Side)

  • Take a break from Finals Week to relax, de-stress, and meet Kentucky Humane Society dogs at Ekstrom Library. Dogs will be available for interaction, relaxation therapy, and adoption. For more information, go to the event page.

Graduate Student Writing Group, 6:00 – 8:00p.m., Ekstrom Library, University Writing Center

  • The University Writing Center organizes and facilitates writing groups for graduate students at UofL. The goal is to provide support, community, accountability, and feedback for graduate students working on research writing. Students can work on any project during the writing groups – seminar papers, journal articles, grant proposals, conference presentations, job letters, etc. Students from all disciplines and programs are welcome at the writing groups. For more information, go to the event page.

Finals Fest, 6:30 – 8:30p.m., Ekstrom Library, Lower Level

  • Relax and rejuvenate with FYI, SAB, and other campus partners as you prepare for finals. Enjoy FREE food, giveaways, massages, and stress-relieving activities while you unwind and prepare for your upcoming exams. For more information, go to the event page.

Finals Lock-In, 7:00p.m. Monday – 9:00a.m. Tuesday, Cultural Center (120 E. Brandeis Ave.)

  • Overnight event! Need an extra space to study or unplug? drop in anytime to study individually or in groups and take advantage of free coffee, tea, snacks, massages (limited time only) not to mention midnight breakfast! finals supplies, such as pencils, bluebooks, and scantrons, available on a first come first serve basis. For more information, go to the event page.

Tuesday, December 5
Calm Cafe, 11:00a.m. – 4:00p.m., Student Activities Center (SAC), W309K (2100 S. Floyd St.)

  • Free food, massage, quiet study space, tea, coffee, and more!

Wednesday, December 6
Pause for Paws, 5:00 – 8:00p.m., Student Activities Center (SAC), W309K (2100 S. Floyd St.)

  • The ULPD will be conducting a Rape Aggression Self-Defense (R.A.D) class. This is a comprehensive 9-hour course that begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and avoidance while progressing on to the basics of hands-on defense training. R.A.D. is taught by certified instructor. Space is limited. For more information, go to the event page.

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 January 15, 2018 – Call for Award Submissions for CWPA Graduate Research Award for Writing in WPA

  • The Council of Writing Program Administrators (CWPA) is pleased to announce the call for submissions for its award recognizing outstanding scholarship by graduate students writing on issues in writing program administration. Winning the award comes with a $300 prize and waived registration for the WPA Summer Conference. For more information, visit the website.

CALLS FOR PAPERS

Regularly updated CFP calendar with topics including rhetoric, composition, technology, and technical writing.

Deadline December 1 2018 Purdue Linguistics, Literature & Second-Language Studies Conference (PLSS)

  • This interdisciplinary conference will take place in March 2018 in Indiana. This conference is seeking submissions for presentations of original research from graduate students and early career scholars in the theme of “Diversity and Divergence.” For more information, visit the website.

Deadline December 15 2018 Symposium on Second-Language Writing

  • This conference will be held in August 2018 in Vancouver, Canada, under the theme of “Multilingualism and Second-Language Writing.” For more information, visit the website.

Deadline December 15 2018 Symposium on (Un)Making the Self

  • This graduate symposium will be held April 6 to 7, 2018, at Rice University in Houston, Texas, under the theme of “(Un)Making the Self.” For more information, see the PDF.

Deadline December 15 2018 Conference on The End of the World: Tragedy, Catastrophe & Apocalypse

  • This graduate conference, which will take place March 2-3 at Indiana University Bloomington, aims to explore manifold representations of the end of the world across time and space. Please send an abstract (maximum 300 words), a title for your presentation, and a short bio (maximum 50 words) including your name, email address, degree level and institutional affiliation to: CMLTSAB@indiana.edu. Please submit all materials both as an attachment and as text in the body of your email. Final decisions will be made no later than mid-January. For more information, view the PDF.

Deadline December 15 2018 Clemson Margins Conference

  • This conference, which will take place in March in South Carolina, will be centered around the theme of “Displacement.” For more information, visit the website.

Deadline December 19 2018 Kentucky Philological Association Conference

  • This conference, which will take place in March at Union College in Kentucky, will be centered around the theme of “Subversions.” For more information, visit the website.

Deadline December 31 2018 CUNY Conference: Haunted History in France & America: When the Ghosts of Slavery Resurface

  • This graduate symposium will be held March 23, 2018, at the Graduate Center, City University of New York (CUNY), under the theme of ”Haunted History in France & America: When the Ghosts of Slavery Resurface.” Abstracts of 250 to 300 words in French or English, along with a short biographical statement including your university affiliation (100 words max), may be sent to gc.frenchconference2018@gmail.com. For more information, visit the website.

Deadline February 1 2018 Corpus & Repository of Writing Team Conference

  • This conference, which will take place in October at Purdue (West Lafayette, Indiana), will be centered around the theme of “Writing Research Without Walls: A Symposium for Interdisciplinary Writing and Collaboration.” Proposals should involve data-driven quantitative or qualitative research. For more information, visit the website.

Weekly Round-Up: November 27 – December 3

Did you have an amazing teacher this semester?
The Delphi Center for Teaching and Learning is accepting nominations of UofL faculty, staff, and graduate teaching assistants who have made a difference in your learning this semester. Nominated individuals will be invited to a special luncheon at the Celebration of Teaching and Learning, and their nominations will be posted on the Faculty Favorite Award Website. Submit your nomination before December 15th.
http://louisville.edu/delphi/awards/facultyfavorites/nominate


EGO Holiday Charity
The English Graduate Organization will be accepting donations of bed pillows, new or gently used linen sets, warm winter blankets, digital alarm clocks, and/or monetary donations to purchase these items to donate to the Kentucky Refugee Ministry this season. Donation box will be behind Annelise’s desk in HUM 315 – red EGO locked cash box is also located in HUM315. Donations will be accepted until Tuesday December 5th at noon. Please help us make this holiday season warmer and more comfortable for refugees living in Kentucky!!!


COMING UP THIS WEEK
Monday, November 27
6:00 – 8:00p.m – Graduate Student Writing Group – Ekstrom Library, University Writing Center – the University Writing Center organizes and facilitates writing groups for graduate students at UofL. The goal is to provide support, community, accountability, and feedback for graduate students working on research writing. Students can work on any project during the writing groups – seminar papers, journal articles, grant proposals, conference presentations, job letters, etc. Students from all disciplines and programs are welcome at the writing groups. For more information, go to the event page.

Wednesday, November 29th
3pm – 4pm in Bingham 106 – Pedagogy Discussion on Enacting a Disability Studies framework hosted by Caitlin Ray. In this workshop, Caitlin Ray will lead a discussion on the ways that a Disability Studies framework can inform our teaching practices and help us construct more accessible classroom spaces. Participants will learn about the process of applying for disability accommodations, strategies for composing their own accessibility statements in syllabi, and discuss ways to make typical classroom activities more accessible. Attending this discussion counts toward the Pedagogy Fellow Initiative. There will be homemade treats and tea again. If you think you can come, please let us know by signing up here. Please contact charlotte.asmuth@louisville.edu with any questions. Hope to see you there!

5pm – Creative Writing Group at the University Writing Center – The Creative Writing Group is open to all UofL faculty, staff and students. The group meets to discuss all genres of creative writing and share feedback, and this month is National Novel Writing Month!  No sign-up is necessary.

Thursday, November 30th
5 – 6:30 in the Cultural Center – Recharge before finals…It’s about that time of the semester, but keep your H.E.A.D. up! Come out and learn how to manage stressors and enhance your well-being to be the best you, you can be me–mind, body, and Soul with S.C.O.R.E. and UofL Athletics! Food provided.

Friday, December 1st
8am to 8pm – Studio Arts/HPES Building – Ceramics Studio – 2314 S. Floyd St – Handcrafted ceramics by University of Louisville student and faculty artists will be available for purchase just in time for holiday shopping. Also open Saturday the 2nd from 10am to 2pm.

12noon – 1pm – Cultural Center’s Garden Commons – Free Workshop on Wreath Making – Join us in UofL’s organic garden for our final workshop of the semester! We’ll be harvesting some herbs and combining them with other campus plant materials to make our own delightfully fragrant holiday wreaths!

Saturday, December 2nd/Sunday, December 3rd
This weekend, the University Dance Theatre presents “Clara’s Dream” – Our curtain opens with Clara watching the snow coming down and her dream begins with the Christmas Angels who bring news to the Sugar Plum Fairy of Clara’s impending arrival in the Kingdom of the Sweets. A decorated honor guard escorts Clara to her throne and a wonderful pageant is then put on in her honor. This pageant opens with the fiery Spanish Dance, and is soon followed by a vibrant Russian Dance, a bright Chinese Dance, a languorous Arabian Dance, Tchaikovsky’s brilliantly scored dance for the Merlitons, a playful candy cane dance for the Polichinelles, and the great sweeping “Waltz of the Flowers”. Finally, the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier dance in a grand pas de deux and the ballet is brought to a rousing conclusion by the famous finale. Each of the characters pay homage to Clara and she is presented with a magical Nutcracker as token of their love for her and their fondest hopes for her future and her destiny. Location is the School of Music – Comstock Concert Hall (105 W. Brandeis Ave). $15 for general admission. December 1, 2017 at 7:00pm, December 2, 2017 at 3:00pm, December 3, 2017 at 2:00pm

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

Call for Award Submissions for CWPA Graduate Research Award for Writing in WPA – Deadline January 15, 2018. The Council of Writing Program Administrators (CWPA) is pleased to announce the call for submissions for its award recognizing outstanding scholarship by graduate students writing on issues in writing program administration. Winning the award comes with a $300 prize and waived registration for the WPA Summer Conference. For more information, visit the website.

CALLS FOR PAPERS

Regularly updated CFP calendar with topics including rhetoric, composition, technology, and technical writing https://tengrrl.com/cfp/

Call for Abstracts due December 1, 2017 – 2018 Purdue Linguistics, Literature, and Second Language Studies Conference (PLSS) taking place March of 2018 in Indiana. This interdisciplinary conference seeks presentations of original research from graduate students and early career scholars in the theme of “Diversity and Divergence.” http://purduelangconf.wixsite.com/plls

Call for Abstracts due December 15, 2017 – 2018 Symposium on Second Language Writing taking place August of 2018 in Vancouver, Canada. Theme is Multilingualism and Second Language Writing. http://pmatsuda.net/proposals/openconf.php

Call for Abstracts due December 15, 2017 – 2018 Clemson Margins Conference taking place in March of 2018 in South Carolina. Theme is “Displacement.” https://clemsonmargins2018.weebly.com/

Call for Proposals due December 19, 2017 – 2018 Kentucky Philological Association Meeting and Conference taking place in March at Union College in Kentucky. Conference theme is “Subversions.” http://www.thekpa.org/uploads/3/4/3/0/34309715/2018_cfp_1.pdf

Call for Award Submissions due January 15, 2018 for CWPA Graduate Research Award for Writing in WPA – The Council of Writing Program Administrators is pleased to announce the call for submissions for its award recognizing outstanding scholarship by graduate students writing on issues in writing program administration. Winning the award comes with a $300 prize and waived registration for the WPA Summer Conference. More information can be found here: http://wpacouncil.org/files/CWPA%20Grad%20Student%20Award%20CFP%202018.pdf

Call for Proposals due February 1, 2018 – The Corpus & Repository of Writing Team’s 2018 Conference “Writing Research Without Walls: A Symposium for Interdisciplinary Writing and Collaboration” taking place in October of 2018 at Purdue (West Lafayette, Indiana). Proposals should involve data-driven quantitative or qualitative research. http://writecrow.org/symposium/

 

Weekly Round-Up: November 20-26

View the Minutes from EGO’s 11/8/2017 Meeting here!

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

  • As a result of the last Faculty/Graduate Student Forum, a newly designated Graduate Student Longue Space is now available in HUM333 for graduate students looking for a place to hang out or study. Feel free to use it as you wish!
  • This year, EGO is collecting donations for the Kentucky Refugee Ministries for our annual holiday give-back event. Be on the look-out for more details in our email and department mailboxes.
  • Enjoy your Thanksgiving Break from Wednesday, November 22 to Friday, November 24!

SAVE THE DATE & REGISTER NOW!

  • Save the date of January 20th and 27th for the Winter Dissertation Writing Mini-Retreat from 9-12 in Ekstrom Library on both days. The Mini-Retreat is supported by the Graduate Student Council. Attending the retreat is by application and spots are limited – applications are due by December 6th. Email Caitlin Ray at ray@louisville.edu for more information.

COMING UP THIS WEEK

Monday, November 20
Graduate Student Writing Group, 6:00 – 8:00p.m., Ekstrom Library, University Writing Center

  • The University Writing Center organizes and facilitates writing groups for graduate students at UofL. The goal is to provide support, community, accountability, and feedback for graduate students working on research writing. Students can work on any project during the writing groups – seminar papers, journal articles, grant proposals, conference presentations, job letters, etc. Students from all disciplines and programs are welcome at the writing groups. For more information, go to the event page.

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 January 15, 2018 – Call for Award Submissions for CWPA Graduate Research Award for Writing in WPA

  • The Council of Writing Program Administrators (CWPA) is pleased to announce the call for submissions for its award recognizing outstanding scholarship by graduate students writing on issues in writing program administration. Winning the award comes with a $300 prize and waived registration for the WPA Summer Conference. For more information, visit the website.

CALLS FOR PAPERS

Regularly updated CFP calendar with topics including rhetoric, composition, technology, and technical writing.

Deadline December 1 2018 Purdue Linguistics, Literature & Second-Language Studies Conference (PLSS)

  • This interdisciplinary conference will take place in March 2018 in Indiana. This conference is seeking submissions for presentations of original research from graduate students and early career scholars in the theme of “Diversity and Divergence.” For more information, visit the website.

Deadline December 15 2018 Symposium on Second-Language Writing

  • This conference will be held in August 2018 in Vancouver, Canada, under the theme of “Multilingualism and Second-Language Writing.” For more information, visit the website.

Deadline December 15 2018 Symposium on (Un)Making the Self

  • This graduate symposium will be held April 6 to 7, 2018, at Rice University in Houston, Texas, under the theme of “(Un)Making the Self.” For more information, see the PDF.

Deadline December 15 2018 Conference on The End of the World: Tragedy, Catastrophe & Apocalypse

  • This graduate conference, which will take place March 2-3 at Indiana University Bloomington, aims to explore manifold representations of the end of the world across time and space. Please send an abstract (maximum 300 words), a title for your presentation, and a short bio (maximum 50 words) including your name, email address, degree level and institutional affiliation to: CMLTSAB@indiana.edu. Please submit all materials both as an attachment and as text in the body of your email. Final decisions will be made no later than mid-January. For more information, view the PDF.

Deadline December 31 2018 CUNY Conference: Haunted History in France & America: When the Ghosts of Slavery Resurface

  • This graduate symposium will be held March 23, 2018, at the Graduate Center, City University of New York (CUNY), under the theme of ”Haunted History in France & America: When the Ghosts of Slavery Resurface.” Abstracts of 250 to 300 words in French or English, along with a short biographical statement including your university affiliation (100 words max), may be sent to gc.frenchconference2018@gmail.com. For more information, visit the website.