WWU Professor of English Ning Yu will do a reading of Chinese poetry of the Tang dynasty at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 7 at Village Books. The readings will be taken from translations done by Yu, in collaboration with Carlos Martinez, recently published by WWU’s East Asian Studies Press as “In Response to the Howling Monkeys Along the Yangtze: An American Eco-Critic’s Translation of Three Hundred and Eleven Tang Poems.”
Western Washington University will host Washington’s Poet Laureate, Gonzaga University professor Tod Marshall, for a poetry workshop at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 28, in Fraser Hall 201.
The event is free and open to the public, and will be followed by an evening reading at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept 29, in Communications 110.
Marshall’s workshop, “Writing Poems That Speak of Home: Washington 129,” is intended to contribute to his Washington 129 project, which gathers submissions from the people of Washington state.
A number of new publications are out from the English Department:
Nancy Pagh’s latest book, Write Moves: A Creative Writing Guide and Anthology, has just been published.
Kristin Mahoney’s most recent essays are “Camp Aesthetics and Inequality: Baron Corvo’s Toto Stories,” which appears in Economies of Desire at the Victorian Fin de Siècle: Libidinal Lives; and “Michael Field and Queer Community at the Fin de Siècle” which appears in Victorian Review.
Kelly Magee’s latest short story “The Merm Prob” has just been published in "Gulf Coast."
Magee is an associate professor of English at Western Washington University.
Theresa Warburton’s essay "Coming to Terms: Rethinking Popular Approaches to Feminism and Anarchism," has just been published in "Perspectives on Anarchist Theory."
Warburton is an assistant professor of English at Western Washington University.
Brenda Miller, a professor of English at Western Washington University, will read from and sign her book "An Earlier Life" at 7 p.m. Friday, April 15, at Village Books in Bellingham.
Fiona Somerset, a professor of English and medieval studies at the University of Connecticut, will speak at 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 21, in Academic Instructional Center West Room 204, about her research in media and literary genres through which medieval audiences engaged with difficult issues of public consent.
Kim Cunningham has worked at Western since 2001, but her love of the campus began at a much earlier age.
“I remember Western in the ‘60s,” she said. “Lots of long hair and lots of bare feet.”
Cunningham, a Bellingham native, used to visit the campus with her sisters when her dad was a student.
“He used to drop us off in the VU, and we would just hang out. There used to be really cool shuffleboard tables,” she said. “Campus seemed huge to me at the time, but it’s a lot bigger now.”
"Love Between the Covers," a feature-length documentary film about the little-known, surprisingly powerful community of women who read and write romance novels, will be screened at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10, at Western Washington University.
The showing will be followed by a panel discussion with:
Western Washington University’s literary journal, the Bellingham Review, will release its next issue, #72, this spring.
The new issue will mark a change in direction for the Review. Susanne Paola Antonetta, the Review’s new editor-in-chief, has introduced many new features and goals.
The Faculty Senate Executive Council seeks nominations for the 2016 Representative Timm Ormsby Award for Faculty Citizenship. The award recognizes exemplary civic engagement by members of the Western faculty.
The Faculty Senate Diversity and Social Justice Grants are awarded for faculty teaching and research that focuses on building Western Washington University's capacity for embracing and engaging issues related to diversity, equity and social justice. Initial funding for these grants was secured by the President’s Taskforce on Equity, Inclusion and Diversity.
The awardees of the inaugural teaching grants are as follows:
David Gray's essay "'What to Do Starting from this Place': Documentary Film and Official Memorialization in Argentina and Chile" has just been published in "Studies in Documentary Film."
Gray is a visiting assistant professor in the English Department at Western Washington University.