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English Week: Does Reading Young Adult Lit Build Better Citizens?, March 29, 2017

Megan Musgrave, Courtney Duff, and Michael Beck


Together with two students, Dr. Musgrave will investigate the ways that reading young adult literature with a smartphone in hand can actually make us better thinkers and more active, engaged citizens. We will engage in a debate about Elizabeth Stewart’s Blue Gold, a book that prompts readers to pull out their smartphones and ask, “Did anybody suffer in the making of this product?” We’ll talk about whether the literature we read can make us think more carefully about the technology we take for granted, and how we can use it to become more conscious consumers and improve the lives of workers around the world.

Dr. Megan Musgrave is Assistant Professor of English and the author of the recently-published book Digital Citizenship in Twenty-First Century Young Adult Fiction: Imaginary Activism (Palgrave, 2016). A member of the English Department since 2004, Dr. Musgrave is also a member of the Women’s Studies faculty and the Native American and Indigenous Studies faculty, and specializes in children’s literature, young adult literature, and Native American literature. She is always looking for ways to connect our reading, writing and thinking practices to the choices we make as citizens in a digital age.

A part of  English Week, presented by the Department of English.

Location: Campus Center 307

March 29, 2017 | 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

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English Week: Linguistics Students Travel Around the World: Fulbrights and Other Scholarships, March 29, 2017

Fred DiCamilla, Susan Shepherd, and Christian Fiems​

This presentation will consist of videos by linguistics students explaining their Fulbright experiences, the work they have done, and their travels. In addition, another student will be on hand to describe his experience travelling and studying in Japan on another scholarship. Professors DiCamilla and Shepherd will be present to talk with students about how to apply for Fulbrights and other programs that will enable them to travel, work, and study abroad.

Frederick DiCamilla is an Associate Professor in the English Department and Director of the Linguistics Program. He has taught undergraduate and graduate linguistics courses at IUPUI since 1990. His research has focussed on Sociocultural Theory, Conceptual Metaphor, and Critical Discourse Analysis. His work has been published in leading academic journals.


A part of  English Week, presented by the Department of English.

Location: Campus Center 307

March 29, 2017 | 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM

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English Week: The Making of a Magazine: genesis from Start to Finish, March 29, 2017

Sarah Layden, Sarah Bahr, Jennifer Rose Rojas, and Ashley Williams 

How does a campus literary and arts magazine come into being? Our sped-up version will show a semester’s worth of production in approximately twenty minutes, moving through student submissions, editorial meetings, voting, and the late stages of copy editing and getting the book to the printer. The student leaders this spring include co-Managing Editors Jennifer Rojas and Ashley Williams, and Senior Editor Sarah Bahr; along with Faculty Advisor Sarah Layden, they will be available to answer questions about both genesis and English W280, the prerequisite course.

Sarah Layden is the faculty advisor of genesis, and teaches creative and analytical writing at IUPUI. She is the author of the novel Trip Through Your Wires, and her recent short fiction appears in Boston Review,  MonkeybicycleMcSweeney’s, and PANK Magazine.

Sarah Bahr is a junior at IUPUI majoring in English Writing & LiteracySpanish, and Journalism. She also has minors in English Literature and Women’s Studies. Sarah has interned as a reporter with the Campus Citizen, IUPUI’s student newspaper, and is currently interning as a Senior Editor for genesis. She also works in the Writing Center as a consultant and Social Media Manager.

A part of  English Week, presented by the Department of English.

Location: Campus Center 307

March 29, 2017 | 01:30 PM to 02:30 PM

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The Rufus and Louise Reiberg Reading Series presents Angela Palm, March 29, 2017

English Week: The Reiberg Reading Series presents Angela Palm, March 29, 2017

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Italian Film Festival: "Programma Di Cortometraggi" ("Short Film Program")/ "Belli Di Papa” ("Daddy’s Boy"), April 9, 2017

States of Incarceration: Pages to Prisons book drive, April 10, 2017

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Italian Film Festival: “Un Paese Quasi Perfetto” (“An Almost Perfect Town”), April 14, 2017

Italian Film Festival: "La Pazza Gioia ("The Crazy"), April 15, 2017

States of Incarceration: Pages to Prisons book drive workshop, April 18, 2017

States of Incarceration Exhibit Opening Reception and Keynote Presentation by Ann Parsons, April 20, 2017

The Rufus and Louise Reiberg Reading Series presents Lili Wright, April 20, 2017

States of Incarceration: The Voices of Incarceration , April 21, 2017

Italian Film Festival: "Andrea Doria: I Passeggeri Sono In Salvo” ("Andrea Doria: Are the Passengers Saved")/ "Le Confessioni” ("The Confession"), April 23, 2017

States of Incarceration: Mental Health First Aid Certification , April 28, 2017

Italian Film Festival: Che Vuoi Che Sia (What’s the Big Deal?) , April 28, 2017

States of Incarceration: Mass Story Lab: Public conversation about re-entry, April 29, 2017

A Celebration of Scholarship: The Liberal Arts Honors Convocation, April 29, 2017

Italian Film Festival: La Via Della Conciliazione (The Road to Reconciliation)/ Veloce Come Il Vento (Italian Race), , April 29, 2017

Museum Studies Program 11th Annual Portfolio Night, May 11, 2017

Inside Out with Lori Pompa: A public conversation about social change through transformative education, June 13, 2017