The DISSH planning committee is pleased to announce:
Dr. Andrea Kitta just returned from McGill University in Montreal where she gave a lecture at the Osler Library of the History of Medicine. Her lecture was part of a special exhibit on vaccination hesitancy.
To learn more about Dr. Kitta, check out her Faculty Spotlight on the ECU English blog!
In the coming weeks, the Department of English website and social media pages will begin to feature work from students artists/photographers who have graciously agreed to share their work. One of those artists is Kelsey Burroughs, an MA student concentrating in Multicultural and Transnational Literatures. Kelsey enjoys taking photos that are artsy and literary. Some of her photos featured here are flowers she pressed into a book of fairy tales while she was studying abroad during her undergraduate work.
Kelsey is currently a graduate consultant at the University Writing Center and has been tutoring for many years.
She also hosts a blog about education, literature, and social justice: http://kelsey-burroughs.tumblr.com/
The following photos are thanks to Kelsey!
Letter Writing Activity @ MSC 244 from 4:00PM – 5:00PM
7pm – 8pm Hannah will speak in Hendrix Theatre
Location: MSC 244 @ 4pm, Hendrix Theatre @ 7pm
Sponsoring Dept./Organization: She’s the First at East Carolina
Brief Description of Program:
Hannah Brencher is a 2012 TED speaker (https://www.ted.com/talks/hannah_brencher_love_letters_to_strangers), and she founded “(The World Needs) More Love Letters” in 2011 (http://www.moreloveletters.com/), a letter exchange dedicated to connecting strangers across the globe by writing love letters.
In this day and age, with the art of letter writing slowly diminishing, we believe she carries an important platform and message for generations past and present.
Note**: A letter writing activity will occur from 4:00PM – 5:00PM @ MSC 244. The activity will occur before Hannah Brencher speaks at 7pm in Hendrix Theatre.
Emotional & Social. Hannah Brencher will be discussing the importance of staying humble and present in this digital age as she narrates her story of writing love letters to cope with loneliness, depression, and anxiety. These are all very real (and unfortunately all too common) struggles for college students today.
The Power of Great Books: What a Manifesto Can Do
Dr. Hardt’s work explores the new forms of domination in the contemporary world as well as the social movements and other forces of liberation that resist them. In the internationally acclaimed Empire trilogy —Empire (2000), Multitude (2004), and Commonwealth (2009)— he and co-author Antonio Negri investigate the political, legal, economic, and social aspects of globalization. Their pamphlet Declaration(2012) attempts to articulate the significance of the encampments and occupations that began in 2011, from Tahrir Square to Zuccotti Park, and to recognize the primary challenges faced by emerging democratic social movements today.
Please mark your calendars: Egyptian novelist Alaa Al Aswany will speak at ECU on April 3 from 5-6:30pm in Sci-Tech C209.
Phil Klay, USMC veteran and author of “Redeployment,” will be visiting ECU on March 16-17 to participate in the Veterans Writing Workshop.
Klay’s “Redeployment” is a collection of short stories that won the National Book Award for Fiction. He has also written an article for the New York Times, “What We’re Fighting For: Our acts of moral courage defend America as surely as any act of violence.”
Veterans interested in participating in the workshops should visit: http://www.ecu.edu/cs-acad/VeteransWritingWorkshop/
Nikki Cox, Technical and Professional Communication MA student in the Department of English, teaches high school in Havelock and is currently completing a professional communication and public relations internship with Brick Scholars. The company is led by ECU Creative Writing alumni Megan Oteri. Megan visited Nikki’s high school class recently to run a workshop.
Visit WNCT to learn more about Megan and Nikki’s workshop featuring Legos to recreate Shakespeare scenes: http://wnct.com/2017/02/13/havelock-students-use-legos-to-recreate-shakespeare-scenes/
English faculty member John Hoppenthaler meets with Pulitzer Prize winning poet Rita Dove (far left) and other writers at the Association of Writers and Writing Programs Annual Conference in Washington, DC.
Come help The University Writing Center celebrate International Writing Centers Week!
UWC is kicking off a series of workshops called “Writing for Change.” These workshops are modeled off the National Writing Project’s Letters to the Next President and are focused on helping students use their voice to enact local, state, and national change though letters.
Where: University Writing Center (Joyner Library 1014)
When: Wednesday, February 15th from 11:00am-1:00pm