Writer Diana Abu-Jaber will be reading from her fiction on Thursday evening, January 28th at 8 p.m. at the FIU Biscayne Bay Campus Bookstore. The event is free and open to the public and will be followed by a complimentary casual wine and cheese reception. Diana Abu-Jaber is the author of Origin, 'a superbly written and utterly compelling novel' (Andre Dubus).
George Eliot's publication of her last novel Daniel Deronda in 1876 prompted, and continues to provoke, diverse responses to her proto-Zionist vision. Prof. Bernstein uses Eliot's novel as a catalyst for exploring figurations of exodus, exile, and return in the writing of three late-Victorian Anglo-Jewish women writers, Katie Magnus, Amy Levy, and Mathilde Blind, each of whom re- sponded in print to Eliot's novel, and to the idea of a return to Palestine.
Dr. Darrel Elmore and his Coastal Environment students will present the following: (1) passages from Dr. Bert Bender's book Catching the Ebb, which talks about over-fishing, the Exxon Valdez oil spill, and other coastal environment issues; (2) an original music video and an original comedy video created by the class to raise awareness of coastal issues; (3) a preview of the class's new website, featuring annotations on current research, videos, conservation tips, etc.
Professor Meri-Jane Rochelson, Associate Chair of the Department of English at Florida International University, President of Nineteenth Century Studies Association, and author of A Jew in the Public Arena: The Career of Israel Zangwill (Wayne State Univ. Press, 2008) will talk about the fascinating and controversial career of Israel Zangwill - author, journalist, feminist, Zionist, and the first Jewish celebrity of the twentieth century! For more info, please go here.
The Composition Reading Group is meeting to discuss two timely and important articles:Brian Still & Amy Koerber's "Listening to Students: A Usability Evaluation of Instructor Commentary" and Jenny Edbauer Rice's "Rhetoric's Mechanics: Retooling the Equipment of Writing Production."The group is open to all affiliated writing program faculty and teaching assistants.Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or for access to the articles.
MFA Alumni Reading
Books and Books in Coral Gables
Come join us for the annual celebration of our alums, with readings by recent graduates and the newly published! Featured are Patricia Engel, Angela Kelsey, Jeff Ronci, and Laura Richardson. Reception and book signings follow. For directions to Books and Books, please call 305-442-4408.
Graduate English Association
Graham Center 243
The Annual GEA Gala is an excellent opportunity to become acquainted with new students and to socialize with faculty in a relaxed setting. For English Department students and faculty only. Refreshments will be served. Business casual/cocktail attire is requested.
The construct of cognitive complexity has played an increasingly important role in studies on task design, which aim to explore how task features differentially mediate interaction and learning outcomes.
In our second brown-bag of the Fall semester, we will be focusing on the Informative Writing assignment, though our discussions will not be limited to this topic. We will talk about our assignment sheets, best practices for class activities related to this assignment, and how this assignment fits into the larger course goals of ENC 1101.
BBC Instructors and TA's will meet to discuss our challenges and successes in the classroom this semester.For Writing & Rhetoric affiliated faculty only.
Reading Group Meeting and Discussion
Dr. Darrel Elmore will lead a discussion on two articles for practical application in the classroom. Articles will be emailed to instructors well in advance of the meeting.For Writing & Rhetoric affiliated faculty only.
In our third brown-bag of the Fall semester, we will be focusing on the Researched Argument, though our discussions will not be limited to this topic. We will talk about our assignment sheets, best practices for class activities related to this assignment, and how this assignment fits into the larger course goals of ENC 1101.
Ben Mulvey, Associate Professor, Division of Humanities at Nova Southeastern University, will be our next featured lecturer for Humanities Center for the Urban Environment. This event is free and open to the public.See attached for more information.
Tracy K. Smith is the author of "Duende" (Graywolf Press 2007), winner of the James Laughlin Award of the Academy of American Poets, and "The Body's Question" (Graywolf Press 2003), which received the Cave Canem Poetry Prize. Her third collection, "Life on Mars", will be published in May. She teaches in the Creative Writing Program at Princeton University.