Volume 50:10

February 21st, 2019 | Posted by khaake in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on Volume 50:10)

Chair: Kent Baxter
Notes compiled by: Kate Haake

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Announcements

The office of Research & Graduate Studies is pleased to announce a call for proposals for the 2019 Summer Grant Program.The purpose of the Summer Grant Program is to provide seed funding intended to support faculty working to establish or extend a new area of inquiry. Preference is given to projects for which funding has not yet been received, or projects that are high-risk or unlikely to receive funding from other sources without initial validation. Successful projects will include one or more of the following aspects: establish new collaborations, create cross/multi-disciplinary opportunities, engage students, articulate the project as a pathway toward future external funding. Funding will not exceed $3,000 per project and may be used to support salaries, equipment, software, data collection, and/or supplies necessary to carry out the project. Projects may begin as early as May 15, 2019, and must be completed by December 15, 2019. Awardees will be required to participate in a project showcase in spring 2020 to share their results. All CSUN faculty are welcome to apply. Applications are due by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 29, 2019. Awardees will be announced on April 12, 2019. For more information, please see https://www.csun.edu/research-graduate-studies/research-sponsored-programs/csun-csu-programs, or email  Sherrie Hixon.

The CSU Trustees’ Award for Outstanding Achievement scholarship opportunity, offered by the CSU Office of the Chancellor, recognizes students who have overcome adversity; demonstrated financial need; and have attributes of merit including superior academic performance, significant personal achievements, and exemplary community service. The recipient who receives the highest score by the CSU Foundation scholarship selection committee is designated the Trustee Emeritus Ali C. Razi Scholar and will receive a $15,000 scholarship. Also distributed will be the Galinson Scholarship ($8,000), the Hampton Scholarship ($9,000), and the Reed Scholarship ($7,500).  Scholarships will be awarded up to the number of funding available. Most scholarships will be $6,000. Applicants must be currently enrolled as full-time undergraduate or graduate students and plan to be full-time at CSUN in Fall 2019 and Spring 2020. Other eligibility requirements include  a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA and evidence of having overcome adversity and demonstrated financial need. Applicants must also have filed an application for the FAFSA or California Dream Act for the 2019-2020 academic year. The deadline is March 1, 2019, at 11:59 p.m., and students can apply on myMatadorScholarships (https://csun.academicworks.com/. Please let your promising eligible students know.

Reminders

For everyone teaching this semester, please don’t forget to let Wendy Say know which of your classes you’d like to have evaluated. And please do so by March 13.

Achievements

Grad student Karen Cassady’s dramatic monologue, “The Builder of Things,” was accepted for last week’s Kennedy Center Region 8 American College Theater Festival, where it was honored as the winner in the category of Best Monologue and also nabbed Best Actor, with Alex Serrano, and Best Director, with Bob Nelson. Congratulations, Karen!

Kate Haake has published a new parable in Fairy Tale Review, “Diptych: The Bunch, Your Duck/Dog,” which can be read here https://fairytalereview.com/2019/02/13/diptych-the-bunch-your-duck-dog/.

 

 

Volume 50:9

February 7th, 2019 | Posted by khaake in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on Volume 50:9)

Chair: Kent Baxter
Notes compiled by: Kate Haake

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Announcements

Sadly, we begin these Notes with sad announcement of the loss of another dear friend and colleague, Arthur Lane, along with our deep gratitude to John Clendenning for offering the following remembrance:

In Memoriam. Arthur Lane died on April 26, 2018 at the age of 81. He joined the CSUN English Department in 1968 and retired in 2001. At his retirement celebration we were all delighted when he announced, with characteristic dry humor, the motto for the occasion: LANE ENDS MERGE LEFT.

In 1972 his first book–An Adequate Response: The War Poetry of Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon—was published by Wayne State UP. This remarkable volume is a retrospective analysis of the English soldier-poets in World War I as seen from the perspective of a critic who had protested the war in Vietnam.

Arthur is best remembered for his teaching. Scores of devoted and adoring students followed him from course to course. He specialized in the Romantics, but the whole range of British literature was at his command. As department chair in the ‘70s, I observed one of his classes. The subject was King Lear and this was an hour I will never forget. The students sat in rapt attention as Arthur authoritatively yet modestly clarified this challenging text. I understood then why Arthur’s classes were always the first to fill up and generated long waiting lists. He possessed an astonishing combination of youthful charisma and avuncularity that students found irresistible.

 A second book, Dancing in the Dark, is a collection of his deeply moving and, at the same time, delightfully witty poems. In one of these—my favorite—Keats and Shelley greet Wordsworth, great grinning friends after such a long and troubled silence, in Elysium. I can just see Arthur now, tumbling out of old Charon’s boat, climbing the bank, and hugging his friends—Ann Stanford, Ben Saltman, Marvin Klotz, and Rachel Sherwood—who crown him with a laurel wreath.

The College of Humanities is accepting proposals for the Academic Programming Fund from all full- and part-time faculty in the college. This fund provides up to $200 for in-state speaker stipends and up to $500 for out-of-state/international speaker stipends to support academically related events only (e.g., guest lecturers, workshops, performances. Proposals should be no longer than one page and should describe how the proposed activity or event supports a course or academic program in the College of Humanities during the Spring 2019 semester. The deadline for proposals is Tuesday, February 12, 2018, 5:00 p.m. Late requests will NOT be considered for funding. APF awards will be announced on or before Monday, February 24. For more informations and to apply, please  see https://www.csun.edu/sites/default/files/APF%20Application.pdf.

Free book off from Common Read! CSUN faculty and staff can request a free copy of the 2019-2020 Freshman Common Read, The Far Away Brothers, the true story of the Flores twins and what happens after they leave El Salvador in search of a better life in California. For your free copy, email Susanna at susanna.eng@csun.edu; call AFYE at 818-677-6535, or show up in person at Sierra all 422, Undergraduate Studies on the Roof. Your copy is in exchange for your promise to speak about the book with at least one new CSUN freshman in fall 2019. Also not to be missed: Academic First Year Experiences will be hosting several faculty-staff discussions of The Far Away Brothers this spring, in March and April. Exact dates and times will be posted on our faculty and staff resources page as they are set: see https://www.csun.edu/undergraduate-studies/academic-first-year-experiences/far-away-brothers-faculty-and-staff-resources.

This Friday, February 8th, at 7:00 PM in Jerome Richfield Hall, Room 319, “The Reimagining Narrative Film Series” returns with Isiah Medina’s 88:88 (2015), which has been described as “a motion picture for anyone who has craved to be challenged again by cinema.” Curated collaboratively by Dr. Christopher Higgs & Katharine Mason, M.A., each film in the series will be introduced & contextualized prior to screening, with an open discussion to follow. Refreshments provided. For more information, contact Professor Higgs (christopher.higgs@csun.edu) or join our newsletter: bit.do/reimagining.

Spring elections for faculty governance positions for the 2019-2020 academic year will be held in March. Nominations from Senators for faculty officers, senators-at-large, and one representative to the Academic Senate CSU will be taken at the next Faculty Senate meeting on February 14, 2019. Senators may also make recommendations for Standing Committee representatives. Nominations by petition for Faculty Officers, Statewide Academic Senators and Senators-at-Large may come from any faculty member and are due in the Faculty Senate Office by Friday, February 22, 2019.  A petition must have 15 faculty member signatures (printed name also) with the candidate’s name. If you would like to be nominated for any of these positions, please contact Mary-Pat Stein or any member of the Faculty Senate prior to the February 14th, 2019 meeting. The current roster may be found on the Faculty Senate website http://www.csun.edu/faculty-senate.

The 2019 Panetta Congressional Internship Program is currently accepting applications for its Fall 2019 internship program. The program is only open to undergraduate sophomore and junior students who have not applied for graduation and has always been a wonderful opportunity for a student (one from each CSU campus) to go to Washington to work for a member of the California Congressional delegation.  A scholarship covers all expenses. For more information, please see http://www.panettainstitute.org/programs/study-with-us/congressional-intern-training/. And please do encourage qualified students to apply! The application deadline is Friday, February 22, 2019, by 4:00 p.m. to the Undergraduate Studies office (UN 215, MD 8203).

The LRC will be offering a the following series of exciting new workshops this spring. Please let your students know!

Date

Time

Consultant

Topic

Location

1/31

3:30-4:30pm

Loretta

Close Reading and Annotation

LRC

2/7

3:30-4:30pm

Melissa

Summary, Paraphrase, Quote

LRC

2/19

3:30-4:30pm

Sean

Outlining and Prewriting

LRC

2/20

3:00-4:00pm

Melissa

Personal Statements

LRC

2/21

3:30-4:30pm

Melissa

Essay Refresh

LRC

2/26

3:30-4:30pm

Sean

Paragraphs

LRC

2/27

1:30-2:30pm

Melissa

Working with Sources

LRC

2/28

2:30-3:30pm

Loretta

MLA

LRC

2/28

4:00-5:00pm

Loretta

APA

LRC

3/7

3:30-4:30pm

Loretta

Annotated Bibliography

LRC

3/12

3:30-4:30pm

Sean

Visual Thinking

LRC

3/14

3:30-4:30pm

Loretta

Literature Review

LRC

 3/26

3:30-4:30pm

Sean

Effective Presentations

LRC

4/2

3:30-4:30pm

Anne

Grammar Errors ESL

LRC

4/3

3:30-4:30pm

Rosie

Grammar Errors

LRC

4/4

3:30-4:30pm

Sean

Producing Writing that Flows

LRC

4/9

3:30-4:30pm

Sean

Optimizing Group Work: Tips, Tricks, and Tools

LRC

4/11

3:30-4:30pm

Loretta

Synthesis

LRC

4/30

3:30-4:30pm

Sean

Proofreading and Revision

LRC

5/1

3:00-4:00pm

Sean

APA

LRC

5/2

3:30-4:30pm

Sean

MLA

5/7

3:30-4:30pm

Loretta

Scholarships and Personal Statements

LRC

5/8

3:00-4:00pm

Sean

Resumes

LRC

5/9

3:30-4:30pm

Loretta

Cover Letters

LRC

Opportunities

This one is for students. The Comparative Literature Undergraduate Journal (CLUJ) at the University of California, Berkeley, is currently seeking submissions. Showcasing the best undergraduate research in comparative literature and media from universities all over the world, this journal provides an exciting opportunity for undergraduates and recent graduates working in, around, or critically engaging with literary topics in a comparative nature. Papers in any language are welcome. Possible topics include but are not limited to: papers comparing at least two authors or texts, interdisciplinary research engaging multiples disciplines within the humanities, and research engaging with literary theory and schools of criticism. For more information and for submissions, please see https://ucbcluj.org/submissions/. Submissions for the 2019 issue will be accepted until February 15th.

Achievements

Joseph Galasso has published a version of an earlier paper, “Some Remarks on Early Modern English: Shakespearian Grammar,” in Annals of Language and Literature 3 (1), 11-24, 2019.

Katharine Mason has published a review of twelve recent books featuring “horse latitudes” in the title, “Reading in The Horse Latitudes: Authors Can’t Stop Naming Their Books after Random Geographical Area.” Curious? Read it here, https://bookandfilmglobe.com/fiction/reading-in-the-horse-latitudes.