Come Home to English 2008 | Homecoming

Homecoming 2008

November 10-15 | ASU Homecoming

Randel & Susan McCraw Helms Writing Contest

Submission deadline: Nov. 6--by 5:00 p.m.

This scholarship is open to undergraduate students within the ASU Department of English (English or English Education majors or minors). Download an application. Awards will be presented to the first place winners in the following categories:

$500 - poetry
$500 - short story/creative nonfiction
$500 - scholarly essay

Art & Archives Gallery (pictures)

Monday, Nov. 10-Friday, Nov. 14 (CLOSED 11/11 for Veteran's Day)
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., daily
Language & Literature Bldg Rm 316 (LL 316)

Displays of artwork by English Dept. faculty, staff, students, & alumni, as well as photographs & memorabilia from ASU English's past.

Application to exhibit your work (.doc). Contact:l
Deadline for applications: October 22, 2008.

Gallery Vernissage: Meet the Artists (pictures)

Monday, Nov. 10—3:15 p.m.
Language & Literature Bldg Rm 316 (LL 316)

Hosted by ASU English Assistant Professors Bradley Ryner and Heather Maring, all are invited to this wine and hors d'oeuvres reception celebrating the opening of the Art & Archives Gallery.

Out of the Pocket:

Bill Konigsberg Reading and Book Signing
Monday, Nov. 10—6:30 p.m.
College of Design North Auditorium (CDN 060)

ASU English alumnus Bill Konigsberg (MFA 2005) comes home to debut his first novel, Out of the Pocket, published by Penguin/Dutton Juvenile. His second novel, as yet untitled, was also recently picked up by Penguin.

About Out of the Pocket:
Star quarterback Bobby Framingham, one of the most talented high school football players in California, knows he’s different from his teammates. They’re like brothers, but they don’t know one essential thing: Bobby is gay. Can he still be one of the guys and be honest about who he is? When he’s outed against his will by a student reporter, Bobby must find a way to earn back his teammates’ trust and accept that his path to success might be more public, and more difficult, than he’d hoped. An affecting novel about identity that also delivers great sportswriting.

(A)Wake for Milton (pictures)

Wednesday, Nov. 12—12 Noon-2:00 p.m.
Memorial Union Gold Rm (MU 207)

Co-sponsored by the English Club and Arizona Center for Medieval & Renaissance Studies (ACMRS)

Milton Panel Discussion in Honor of John X. Evans

William Gentrup, PhD 1987 (now Assistant Dir. of ACMRS, ASU), Jesse Swan, PhD 1993 (now at University of Northern Iowa), Mark Lussier, ASU English Professor.

Moderator: Robert Bjork, ASU English Professor & ACMRS Director

Guest of Honor: John X. Evans, ASU English Professor Emeritus

The Wake

Eulogy by David Hawkes, ASU English Professor
Readings by Students from John Milton's Works

"Medieval Edens: Sex, Death, and Power in Paradise”

ACMRS Distinguished Lecture by Alastair Minnis,
Douglas Tracy Smith Professor of English, Yale University
Thursday, Nov. 13—7:00 p.m.
NOTE LOCATION CHANGE: Memorial Union Pima Room (MU 230)

Co-sponsored with ACMRS

Midnight in the Garden (pictures)

Friday, Nov. 14—6:30-10:00 p.m.
University Club

MC: Ayanna Thompson, ASU English Associate Professor
Annual Come Home to English party! Features include: literary costume contest (come as your favorite character or idea!); readings by winners of the Randel and Susan McCraw Helms Homecoming Writing Contest; themed basket raffle; silent auction; music by ASU English Instructor & pianist Dan Breazeale and mixologist DJ Sterling; dancing; and a no-host bar.

Block Party & Picnic (pictures)

Saturday, November 15--12:30 p.m.
Piper Writers House (PWH)

Part of the annual CLAS celebration, features Alumni Readings, Giant Crossword Puzzle created by ASU English Regents' Professor Alberto Ríos, Story time with ASU English Professor Alleen Nilsen and students for youngsters age 3-8.

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