Spring 2018

Writing Now, Reading Now Series

5:30 p.m., Thursday, February 15, Ulrich Museum of Art
Sandra Beasley
Author of three poetry collections: Count the Waves; I Was the Jukebox, winner of the Barnard Women Poets Prize; and Theories of Falling, winner of the New Issues Poetry Prize, as well as the memoir Don't Kill the Birthday Girl: Tales from an Allergic Life.

2 p.m., Sunday, April 29, Ulrich Museum of Art
MFA 2018 Graduation Reading
Join us in honoring Wichita State’s 2017 graduating class of MFA creative writing students.

English Department Speaker Series

3 p.m. Friday, February 23, Lindquist Hall 111
"Career Options for the English Student"

An informational workshop on career prospects for students with the English degree and tips for the job search (including how to translate English skills to a larger audience and where to find useful job search databases). The session will end with an informal workshop on the CV, resume, and cover letter. Undergraduate and graduate students are both welcome!

3 p.m. Friday, March 9, Lindquist Hall 109
"Applying to Graduate School"

For students interested in pursuing an advanced degree in English--composition and rhetoric, literature, linguistics, or creative writing--this informational session discusses the application process and required materials, what to expect once in graduate school, and job prospects post-degree. Undergraduate and graduate students are both welcome!

3 p.m., Friday, April 27, Lindquist Hall 112
Laura Mielke, associate professor of English at the University of Kansas, will be presenting a research talk on her recent book project, Provocative Eloquence: Theatre and the Limits of Anti-Slavery Oratory in the Antebellum U.S. The title of her talk is“Shakespeare’s Portia and the North’s Argument against Slavery: An American Performance History.”

Language and Linguistics Colloquium Series

3 p.m., Thursday, Februrary 8, 208 Hubbard Hall
Faculty and students are invited to attend the first talk of the Spring Language and Linguistics Colloquium Series at 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, in 208 Hubbard Hall. Jane Johnson from the University of Texas at Austin will give her presentation "Reflecting on Reflection: How Community Service Becomes Service-Learning."

Saturday, March 31st through Sunday, April 1
International Linguistics Conference: "Formal Approaches to South Asian Languages 8"

This two-day conference features research presentations on aspects of the syntax, semantics, morphology, phonology or processing of South Asian languages and includes as invited speakers Roumyana Pancheva (USC), Veneeta Dayal (Rutgers University), and Emily Manetta (University of Vermont). View a full program (pdf).

3 p.m., Thursday, April 19, 208 Hubbard Hall
Languages in Kansas

Faculty and students are invited to attend a student panel on "Languages in Kansas." Stay tuned for a list of students presenting on the topic.