The series has traded the theatrical experience for the advantages of asynchronous remote learning.
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The series has traded the theatrical experience for the advantages of asynchronous remote learning.
All congratulations to Andrew Dorkin, this year’s winner of the UB Outstanding PhD Dissertation Award. His dissertation, “‘The Mind Sneezing’: Modernist Poetry and the Para-Mediation of Humor,” was written under the supervision of Cristanne Miller (director), Ming-Qian Ma, and Bill Solomon, and it offers a brilliant consideration of the communicative function of humor. A tremendous achievement!
Please join us Today at 4:30 PM for the next installment of the Social Justice Works-in-Progress Series where we'll hear from Kristen Moore on “Redressing Inequities through the 4Rs: Making Sense of Stories in a Narrative Inquiry Study.” Zoom information and flyer below.
Hope to see you there!
Nicole Lowman and Doug Basford
Watch this space for more details!
Please join us in congratulating Joe Valente on the publication of his most recent book, The Child Sex Scandal and Modern Irish Literature.
The cover press link is below.
The book is also Open Access online at this link here:
Digital publishing at Indiana University Press
Dave Alff in the Washington Post. Featured on the UB website!
The Washington Post published an article authored by David Alff, about how Joe Biden's love for taking trains reflects his pragmatic approach to how he might govern.
Real congratulations to Bill Solomon, on receiving a very well-deserved Excellence in Graduate Student Mentoring Award: http://www.buffalo.edu/celebration-of-academic-excellence/FacultyStaffExcellence/CeremonyFacultyStaffHonorees/UBawards/Excellence-in-Graduate-Student-Mentoring-Award.html
Established by UB's Graduate School in 2011, this award recognizes faculty members who have demonstrated outstanding and sustained support and development of graduate students from course completion through research and subsequent career placement.
Professors Diane Christian and Ken Dauber are to be recognized for 50 years of service to UB: http://www.buffalo.edu/celebration-of-academic-excellence/FacultyStaffExcellence/CeremonyFacultyStaffHonorees/UBawards/50-Years-of-Service.html. Huzzah!
The University is pleased to recognize the following faculty/staff members who recently achieved an exceptional milestone, completing 50 years of service to UB.
Hats off to Nicole Lowman, as UB’s nominee for the Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award, and for taking third place at the Special Interest Group on the Design of Communication conference for her presentation, “Advising the Police Advisory Board: Toward a More Usable Technology.”
Professor Dave Alff in the Washington Post on Biden's love of trains!
The moderate policies driving our passenger rail system reflect Biden's pragmatic approach.
Please join us for Patricia Matthew’s lecture, “‘The Cold Winds of Self-Scrutiny’: Race/Racism in the University Classroom,” on Monday 12 October. She is a Distinguished Visiting Scholar at UB’s Center for Diversity Innovation.
For details, see https://calendar.buffalo.edu/event/patricia-a-matthew---talk-1/.
“’The cold winds of self-scrutiny’: Race/Racism in the University Classroom, Part I.” This talk will serve as an introduction to race and pedagogy.
It’s never too late to join the 41st season of the Buffalo Film Seminars! Have a look, again, at the schedule of upcoming shows: http://www.buffalo.edu/ubnow/stories/2020/08/buffalo-film-seminars.html.
The series' fall “COVID-19 edition” will rely on online streaming, Vimeo introductions and Zoom to watch and discuss the 14 films this semester.
The Library of Congress has put online the finding aid to the first half of the Bruce Jackson and Diane Christian Collection. Congratulations!
To search the listing of contents, seehttps://findingaids.loc.gov/exist_collections/ead3pdf/afc/2018/af018002.pdf
TODAY at 11.30: CDI Distinguished Visiting Scholar Professor Patricia Matthew on "The Georgian House, Fons Americanus, and the Afterlives of Abolition." Please contact Karen Serrianne for the Zoom link: [email protected].
“Hodinöhsö:ni′ Geographies: Unsettling the Settler State.” Please join Jolene Rickard, Mishuana Goeman, Alyssa Mt. Pleasant, and Meredith Palmer this Thursday (10/01, 4:00-5:15 pm EST) for a place-based discussion on meaningful acknowledgements in Hodinöhsö:ni′ traditional territories.
“Hodinöhsö:ni′ Geographies” is co-sponsored by the UB Center for Diversity and Innovation, the UB Humanities Institute, and the College of Arts and Sciences. To register, go to: https://buffalo.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUocemspzguH9XI1ga9Ejb7DW10E_WhuzQ4.
The Feminist Alliance Research Workshop and Gender Institute welcome our own Joseph Conte this Thursday (10/01) at noon, for a discussion of “Transnational America”: for registration details, please see https://calendar.buffalo.edu/event/joseph-m-conte-feminist-research-alliance-workshop/.
Joseph M. Conte, Professor within the Department of English will be the speaker for this event.
Please join us in welcoming the new English Department graduate students:
Bianca Rae Messinger
Check out Patricia Matthew's interview with Lavelle Porter in LARB:https://lareviewofbooks.org/article/blackademic-lives-matter-an-interview-with-lavelle-porter/
Patricia A. Matthew interviews Lavelle Porter about his recent book, "The Blackademic Life: Academic Fiction, Higher Education, and the Black Intellectual."
The English Department is pleased to announce that four Visiting Assistant Professors have joined us for the coming year. They are Hunter Capps, Hannah Fogarty, Martin Goffeney, and Michael Pawluk. Welcome!
Professor Carrie Bramen on WBFO discussing the role of music in the women's suffrage movement. "The music was an absolutely vital part of the Suffrage Movement," said Carrie Tirado Bramen, director of the Gender Institute and a professor of English at the University at Buffalo. "It's all about the politics of voice and who can speak. And women for generations, for centuries, have been defined by their silence, right? I think what music did was normalize the idea of women voting, it made it less terrifying."
Music isn't just easy on the ears, it has been used as a rallying cry by political and social movements for centuries. As we commemorate the 100th
We still have seats available in The Language of Black Freedom (ENG395), with Prof. Pritchard. The course examines the role of language and literacies in the pursuit and expression of freedom by people of African descent in social movements from the 19th century to the present. Texts include speeches, fiction, poetry, essays, photography, dance, popular music,and fashion and style. Among the movements explored are abolition, suffrage,the civil rights movement, voting rights, Black Power, Black Feminisms, BlackLGBTQ activism, #BlackLivesMatter, mass incarceration and the prison industrial complex, Black athlete activism, recent student activism against racism and discrimination on college campuses, and the pursuit of representational diversity and equity in the fashion and beauty industries. Sign up now!
NAME is now online!
On Susan Howe's latest -
Susan Howe’s new book, “Concordance,” pastes together collages of word and thought from old letters, manuscripts and (yes) concordances.
Rachelle Toarmino (BA 2012), known in Buffalo for her work as the founding editor in chief of Peach Mag, recently published her first book-length poetry collection That Ex with Big Lucks Books. Excerpts of That Ex have appeared or are forthcoming in P-QUEUE, Cosmonauts Avenue, Shabby Doll House, Sundress Publications, and elsewhere. All news related to the book, including readings, interviews, reviews, and more, can be found at Rachelle's website: rachelletoarmino.com/that-ex. In additional news, Rachelle will be an MFA candidate in poetry at UMass Amherst in the fall.
Rachelle Toarmino's debut collection of poems is "The Glass Essay" for the Tinder generation, a fiery and playful exploration of the tropes, stereotypes, and all-too-real experiences that come with being an ex. While the title suggests a meditation on leaving and being left—on absence, even on w...
As the world’s largest and most comprehensive collection of James Joyce materials, the UB James Joyce Collection is hosting a distinctive virtual Bloomsday event featuring Daniel Mulhall, Ireland’s Ambassador to the United States, and acclaimed Irish author Colm Tóibín, among other notable gue...
Congratulations to Dana Venerable, Gender Institute Dissertation Fellow for 2020-2021!
The Gender Institute dissertation fellowship supports students engaged in dissertation research related to women, gender, and/or sexuality.
Congratulations to Walt Hakala on winning the Award for Outstanding Contributions to International Education by UB's Council on International Studies and Programs!
Catch Bruce Jackson's online conversation and retrospective -
Thursday, May 21st, 7 pm - 8:30 pm ET Bruce Jackson is an American writer, folklorist, documentary filmmaker, and photographer. His most recent book Places: Things Heard, Things Seen has been described as an alt-left history of American culture since the 50s. His matchless variousness bears witne
Congratulations to Andrew Dorkin and Amanda McLaughlin on winning this year's Graduate Student Excellence in Teaching Awards!
Congratulations (and welcome!) to Eli Claire and Patricia Matthew, selected as Distinguished Visiting Scholars at UB for 2020/2021!
The Center for Diversity Innovation launches its Distinguished Visiting Scholars program with an inaugural class of nine scholars for the fall semester.
[virtual] Scholars at Hallwalls with Bill Solomon later today http://humanitiesinstitute.buffalo.edu/event/scholarshallwalls-bill-solomon-black-humor-and-the-making-of-the-counterculture-race-madness-and-american-literature-in-the-1960s/
Join us for a virtual edition of our Faculty Fellows talks! This lecture series brings current UB humanities research out into the community.
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