Posts Tagged ‘English’

Poet Jane Hirshfield (Single Voice Reading Series)

Poet and prose writer Jane Hirshfield will visit the campus of Allegheny College for two events on Thursday, March 9.  She will speak and answer questions on the subject of “Poetry and Mindfulness” at 12:30 p.m. in Odd Fellows 105C, and at 7 p.m. she will read from her work as part of Allegheny College’s Single Voice Reading Series in Ford Memorial Chapel. Both events are free and open to the public.
The Single Voice Reading Series will continue with appearances by Allegheny alumnus James Davis May and author Chelsea Rathburn on April 6. For more information about the Single Voice Reading Series, contact Frederick F. Seely Professor of English Christopher Bakken at cbakken@allegheny.edu.

Allegheny Single Voice Reading Series Features Poet Jane Hirshfield

Poet and prose writer Jane Hirshfield will visit the campus of Allegheny College for two events on Thursday, March 9.  She will speak and answer questions on the subject of “Poetry and Mindfulness” at 12:30 p.m. in Odd Fellows 105C, and at 7 p.m. she will read from her work as part of Allegheny College’s Single Voice Reading Series in Ford Memorial Chapel. Both events are free and open to the public.

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David C. Miller (Weiss Faculty Lecture)

David C. Miller, professor of English at Allegheny College, will deliver the next Karl W. Weiss ’87 Faculty Lecture, “Chicago Consciousness: Democratic Reform and Sensorimotor Awareness,” at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 15 in the Henderson Campus Center, Room 301/302.

Miller’s talk will focus on consciousness and sensorimotor awareness in urban reform, contrasting the Chicago World’s Fair of 1893, better known as the “White City,” with Hull-House, founded in an immigrant ghetto. While the Fair presented an ideal city alongside the all-to-real city of Chicago, offering a spectacle of global forces such as consumerism and imperialism, Hull-House fostered mutual exchange across ethnic, class and cultural lines. The two approaches were grounded in opposing notions of human perception and interaction still with us today. Miller will examine the ideas of architect Louis Sullivan, reformer Jane Addams, philosopher John Dewey and sociologist George Herbert Mead.

The Karl Weiss Faculty Lecture Series hosts seven to eight lectures per year by faculty members from various departments in an effort to represent the diversity of scholarship at Allegheny.

‘Veterans in the Writing Classroom’ published

Associate Professor of English and Director of Writing Alexis Hart‘s co-authored article “Veterans in the Writing Classroom: Three Programmatic Approaches to Facilitate the Transition from the Military to Higher Education” appeared in the December 2016 issue of College Composition and Communication. A podcast interview with Hart, her co-author, and the CCC editor can be heard here:
http://www.ncte.org/cccc/ccc/podcasts/hart-thompson

Lectures, Performances Highlight Black History Month at Allegheny College

Allegheny College Associate Professor of English and Black Studies Valerie Sweeney Prince will present a lecture on “Waterbearer,” a piece of historical fiction written by Prince that examines what it means for African American women to do laundry, as part of Allegheny College’s celebration of Black History Month.

The Thursday, Feb. 9 lecture starts at 7 p.m. in Arter Little Theatre and immediately will be followed by a dramatic reading of an excerpt from “Waterbearer” performed by students and directed by Beth Watkins, professor of Communication Arts/Theatre and managing director of the Playshop Theatre. Both events are free and open to the public. (more…)

Single Voice Reading Series Features Poet Afaa Weaver

Acclaimed poet Afaa Michael Weaver will read from his work as part of the 2016-17 Single Voice Reading Series at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 2, in the Tillotson Room of Allegheny College’s Tippie Alumni Center. The event is free and open to the public.

Weaver’s fourteen collections of poetry include “My Father’s Geography,” “Timber and Prayer,” “Multitudes,” and the three books that make up “The Plum Flower Trilogy.”  Weaver will be launching his newest book of poetry, “Spirit Boxing,” at his reading on Allegheny’s campus. (more…)

Allegheny College Senior Heather Bosau Awarded Pennsylvania House Legislative Fellowship

Heather Bosau

Allegheny College senior Heather Bosau, of Mentor, Ohio, has been awarded a Pennsylvania House Legislative Fellowship for 13 weeks beginning in late January 2017. Allegheny students have been selected for three consecutive years for the highly competitive fellowship program, which puts students in the offices of committee chairmen or other leaders in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.

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MacNeill delivers two research presentations

Assistant Professor of English John MacNeill Miller delivered two presentations on his research in early November. The first, at the annual meeting of the North American Victorian Studies Association in Phoenix, was entitled “Society Without Humanity: Forms of Ecology in the Victorian Novel.” The second talk, on “Charles Darwin, Thomas Hardy, and the Art of Environmental Storytelling,” was delivered as part of the Karl W. Weiss ’87 Faculty Lecture Series at Allegheny.

Meadville’s Military Matters Poster Presentation

Eleven first-year Allegheny College students will present posters in the Henderson Campus Center lobby on Wednesday, Nov. 30, from 7:30 to 9 p.m., with the theme of “Meadville’s Military Matters.” The event is free and open to the public.

Associate Professor of English Alexis Hart, who served in the U.S. Navy, is teaching a first-year seminar course to develop students’ speaking and writing skills. She assigned a poster presentation as one of the major assignments for the course, hoping to give students public speaking experience. The assignment directs students to “inform the audience about Meadville’s military and make an argument about why Meadville’s military matters.”

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Hart presents “Connecting College and Community: Meadville’s Military Matters”

Associate Professor of English and Director of Writing Alexis Hart presented a talk titled “Connecting College and Community: Meadville’s Military Matters” at The Pennsylvania Council of Teachers of English and Language Arts Conference held at Penn State. Hart also published an “article of the week” on the GLCA Consortium for Teaching and Learning (CTL) blog (http://glcateachlearn.org/2016/10/23/digital-liberal-arts-alexis-hart-allegheny/ .