February 14-20 Weekly Roundup


GSC Research and Travel Funding Application Now Active for Spring 2016!

David Hershberg International Travel Summer 2016 Scholarship Deadline – February 19

Grant Opportunity via Commission on Diversity and Racial Equality (CODRE) – Graduate App due 4 p.m. March 11


Multi-Ethnic Literature Candidate Visit

  • Monday, February 15
  • 2:00: Grad Student Meeting – HUM 300
  • 3:30: Job Talk – Ekstrom 104
  • Sign up here if you are able to attend either event.

Louisville Conference on Literature & Culture since 1900

  • February 18-20
  • Various locations on and off campus.
  • See website linked above for more information!

PLAN Workshop: “Formatting and Submitting Your Dissertation and Thesis”

  • Friday, February 19
  • 3-4 p.m.
  • Houchens 105

PLAN Workshop: “Writing a Literature Review”

  • Tuesday, February 23
  • 3-4 p.m.
  • Houchens 105

PLAN Workshop: “Managing your Mentor” 

  • Thursday, February 25
  • Noon – 1 p.m.
  • Houchens 105

Discourse and Semiotics Workshop

  • Friday, February 26
  • Bingham Humanities Building, Room 101
  • 2-4 pm

“Many Voices: Writing About LGBTQ+ Issues” Workshop

  • Tuesday, March 1
  • 5-6 p.m.
  • University Writing Center, First Floor Ekstrom Library
  • This workshop is open to all student creative writers who identify as LGBTQ or as an ally, and will focus on writing about LGBTQ identities, experiences, and issues in a safe, supportive space. We will talk about finding the words for difficult or often silenced experiences, produce writing through guided prompts, and make connections with other writers.
  • Participants will not be required to share their work, although they are welcome to do so. Contact laura.tetreault@louisville.edu with any questions.

Save the Date! EGO Book Sale

  • Wednesday April 13 – Friday April 15
  • 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. each day.
  • Bingham Humanities Building
  • ***We will need graduate student volunteers to staff this each day!

Save the Date! Layne Gordon’s Baby Shower

  • Saturday, April 16
  • More details to come later.

End of Semester EGO Party

  • Friday, April 29
  • Tentative 6:30 p.m.
  • Location TBD


Deadline March 1, 2016 – Thomas R. Watson Conference
Deadline March 1, 2016 – Cultural Rhetorics Conference
Deadline March 1, 2016 – “Rhetorical Machines: Past, Present, and Future Conversations in Rhetoric and Computation” Edited Collection
Deadline March 18, 2016 – Western States Rhetoric and Literacy Conference
Deadline May 15, 2016 – Special Issue of Praxis: A Writing Center Journal Access and Equity in Graduate Writing Support


“What I’m Working On” series

This week, we are featuring pieces written by Harley Ferris, a 4th year PhD candidate, and Chris Scheidler, a 2nd-year MA student.

“What I Wish I’d Known in Graduate School” series

This week, we are featuring a piece by Dr. Andrea Olinger, an assistant professor in our department.