Introducing MA in Narrative Studies at ASU

MA Narrative StudiesToday we are excited to share fantastic news!

Arizona State University recently unveiled their new Master of Arts program in Narrative Studies. During the 30 credit hour program, focus will be on story telling and narratives across multiple platforms including text, film, and other media. Material will span a range of cultures and time periods while looking at structure, rhetoric, aesthetic and more throughout this exciting interdisciplinary program.

The program is currently accepting students for Fall 2018 classes. ENG 446/520: Visual Narratives, which will be taught by Dr. Wendy Williams, is one example of the upcoming courses. In addition to Dr. Williams, the MA Narrative Studies programs features several other ASU faculty including Superstition Review’s Patricia Colleen Murphy.

The degree, offered through the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts (CISA) will be located on ASU’s Polytechnic Campus. Narrative Studies, MA is the official site to visit for requesting information, learning how and when to apply, or scheduling a visit. We recommend following the official Facebook page, MA Narrative Studies at Arizona State University, for further news and announcements.

Congratulations and thanks to ASU and the staff and faculty for this new program in Narrative studies.

#ArtLitPhx: Poet/Critic Rigoberto González: “A Life of Labor”

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Award-winning poet Rigoberto González talk “A Life of Labor” takes place on Tuesday, November 8 at 1:30 p.m. in the Fulton Center room 2490. ASU Tempe Campus.  His talk will focus on his writing career.

Rigoberto González is the author four books of poetry, most recently Unpeopled Eden, which won the Lambda Literary Award and the Lenore Marshall Prize from the Academy of American Poets. His ten books of prose include two bilingual children’s books, the three young adult novels in the Mariposa Club series, the novel Crossing Vines, the story collection Men Without Bliss, and three books of nonfiction, including Butterfly Boy: Memories of a Chicano Mariposa, which received the American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation. He also edited Camino del Sol: Fifteen Years of Latina and Latino Writing and Alurista’s new and selected volume Xicano Duende: A Select Anthology. The recipient of Guggenheim, NEA and USA Rolón fellowships, a NYFA grant in poetry, the Shelley Memorial Award from the Poetry Society of America, The Poetry Center Book Award, and the Barnes & Noble Writer for Writers Award, he is contributing editor for Poets & Writers Magazine and is professor of English at Rutgers-Newark, the State University of New Jersey. In 2015, he received The Bill Whitehead Award for Lifetime Achievement from the Publishing Triangle. As of 2016, he serves as critic-at-large with the Los Angeles Times and sits on the Board of Trustees of the Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP). He earned graduate degrees from the University of California, Davis, and Arizona State University in Tempe.

This event is hosted by  the ASU Department of English and its Creative Writing Program, along with the Humanities Division of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. For more information, please visit the event page and/or the Facebook event.

#ArtLitPhx: A Poetry Reading by Rigoberto González

 

RigobertoGonzalesMondayAward-winning poet Rigoberto González will be reading on Monday, November 7 at 7 p.m. at Arizona State University, Tempe Campus. This event is free and open to the public. Memorial Union’s Pima Auditorium will open its doors at 6:30 p.m.

Rigoberto González is the author four books of poetry, most recently Unpeopled Eden, which won the Lambda Literary Award and the Lenore Marshall Prize from the Academy of American Poets. His ten books of prose include two bilingual children’s books, the three young adult novels in the Mariposa Club series, the novel Crossing Vines, the story collection Men Without Bliss, and three books of nonfiction, including Butterfly Boy: Memories of a Chicano Mariposa, which received the American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation. He also edited Camino del Sol: Fifteen Years of Latina and Latino Writing and Alurista’s new and selected volume Xicano Duende: A Select Anthology. The recipient of Guggenheim, NEA and USA Rolón fellowships, a NYFA grant in poetry, the Shelley Memorial Award from the Poetry Society of America, The Poetry Center Book Award, and the Barnes & Noble Writer for Writers Award, he is contributing editor for Poets & Writers Magazine and is professor of English at Rutgers-Newark, the State University of New Jersey. In 2015, he received The Bill Whitehead Award for Lifetime Achievement from the Publishing Triangle. As of 2016, he serves as critic-at-large with the Los Angeles Times and sits on the Board of Trustees of the Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP). He earned graduate degrees from the University of California, Davis, and Arizona State University in Tempe.

This event is hosted by  the ASU Department of English and its Creative Writing Program, along with the Humanities Division of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. For more information, please visit the event page and/or the Facebook event.

#ArtLitPhx: Spoken Word Poetry Workshop and Slam

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Spoken Word Poetry Workshop and Slam takes place on Saturday, November 5 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the Aravaipa Auditorium, ASU Polytechnic Campus.7211 Innovation Way, Mesa. The workshop features Tomas Stanton.

Stanton is a poet, educator, teaching artist, hip hop thespian and community organizer. He is co-founder of Phoenix-based Phonetic Spit, which uses the literary arts, youth development, and social justice programs “to empower young and emerging adults to find, develop, and publicly present their voices as agents of societal change.”

The event is organized by Wendy R. Williams, assistant professor of English education in ASU’s College of Integrative Sciences and Arts.  The event is free and open to the public. Make sure to RVSP here.

#ArtLitPhx: ASU Polytechnic 20th Anniversary Speaker Series

ASU Polytechnic Campus Alumni Lecture SeriesAs part of their 20th year anniversary, the ASU Polytechnic is showing off their outstanding alumni. This Thursday, September 22nd, Leatta McLaughlin with the Arizona Department of Agriculture, kicks off the series in September, speaking on The Trans-Pacific Partnership: Opportunities and Risks for Arizona. This lecture is sponsored by the Morrison School of Agribusiness at ASU’s W.P. Carey School of Business, from which she graduated in 2003. McLaughlin is the associate director of the Animal Services Division at the Arizona Department of Agriculture.

The event takes place at 6 p.m. at Cooley Ballroom A, Student Union, ASU Polytechnic campus. This is a free event and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided. You can RSVP here.

Parking will be provided in lot 10 (red lot) and Lot 49 (visitor lot across the street). A map of campus parking is located here.

#ArtLitPhx: Migration in Latin American Film

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ASU professor Lorena Cuya Gavilano will explore migratory displacements as cognitive journeys and new perspectives in the representation of migration in four Latin American countries.

Cuya Gavilano’s areas of interest include migration studies, Latin American visual arts, and Latin American cultural studies. She earned a doctorate in Spanish and Latin American Studies from Penn State University and served as a visiting assistant professor at Bucknell University and also taught courses in narrative, theater, rhetoric and composition at the Pontificia Universidad Catolica in Peru. She is assistant professor of Language and Cultures in the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts at ASU.

The event is free and open to the public. It takes place on Friday, September 23rd at 6:00 p.m. Cronkite Building, Room 122, Downtown Phoenix campus. This presentation is part of Hispanic Heritage Month events at ASU, Sept. 15- Oct. 15. For more information visit the ASU events page or the Facebook page.