Attention, Poets and Artists: CORROBORATIONS 2014
CORROBORATIONS 2014 will pair University of South Dakota visual arts and poetry majors in order to create new collaborative work and to both broaden acceptance and appreciation of alternative art disciplines. Up to sixteen pairs will be selected by the former South Dakota Review poetry editor, Jenny Yang Cropp, and Director of University Art Galleries, Alison Erazmus. There will be no set theme to this exhibition; however, all work created as a result of these collaborations must be new and original. Selected pairs are free to choose how they approach the collaborative process. Submissions are open to undergraduate and graduate students. Below is more information about this project:
University Libraries, 2nd Floor Exhibition Cases
January 16 - May 2, 2014
Thursday, April 17, 2014, 4:30 – 6 pm
A reading of each poem will be given during the reception.
The exhibition is open to University of South Dakota undergraduate and graduate students majoring in art and undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students majoring in poetry. Acceptable visual media include ceramics, illustration, graphic design, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and mixed media. Electronic media will not be accepted.
Visual artists will submit three-five digital images (jpg format, high resolution – 300 dpi) of their artwork on disk. Images must be of artwork that has been completed in the last two years. Visual artists should also include a short, one paragraph artist statement. Poets will submit three poems on disk. Poems must have been completed in the last two years. Entrants must include their name, address, phone number, email address, and year in school. Disks of artwork and poetry should be sent to:
Alison Erazmus, Director of University Art Galleries
University of South Dakota
Warren M. Lee Center for Fine Arts, Room 103E
414 East Clark Street
Vermillion, SD 57069
November 8, 2013
November 15, 2013
January 13, 2014 (Bring to Libraries, Rm 131C)
Berger: "Counter-Humanist Trends in Criticism" Oct. 15
English Department Tuesday 15 October 2013
3.30-4.30pm Old Main 118, USD-Vermillion
English Department Colloquium: Hot Topics
Dr. Jason Berger will present "Against the Democratic Subject: Counter-Humanist Trends in Criticism." This informal presentation and discussion will explore emerging trends in literary criticism in Dr. Berger’s field. The discussion will be useful for both graduate and undergraduate students as well as faculty.
Coffee and cookies provided.
Reading Oct. 11: Poet Statman and Memoirist Koch
Please join us for the second USD Visiting Writers Reading Series event of the year -- a reading with poet/translator Mark Statman and painter/memoirist Katherine Koch -- on Friday, October 11, 2013, at 4:00 p.m. in Farber Hall, Old Main.
Statman and Koch will also be participating in a Q&A panel session on poetry translation, poets and painters, and the New York School of poets (and other related questions) on Friday, October 11, 2013, at 2:00 p.m., in MUC 211.
Bios for the visiting writers are below. Please join us for what's going to be a terrific event, and please encourage others to attend!
Mark Statman's recent books are Tourist at a Miracle (Hanging Loose, 2010), poetry; the translations Black Tulips: The Selected Poems of José María Hinojosa (University of New Orleans, 2012); and, with Pablo Medina, of García Lorca's Poet in New York (Grove 2008). The poetry collection, A Map of the Winds, was published in June 2013 by Lavender Ink, where he recently signed a three-book deal for projects in both poetry and translation. An Associate Professor of Literary Studies at Eugene Lang College, The New School for Liberal Arts, his work has been nominated for numerous prizes, including the Pushcart Prize and the National Translation Award, appears in nine anthologies, and such publications as Tin House, South Dakota Review, and APR.
Katherine Koch, a painter from Brooklyn, New York, has exhibited her work in solo and group shows in the United States and in Europe. A teaching artist in the public schools for many years, she has also taught art at William Paterson University and at Eugene Lang College. She has been an artist in residence at the Byrdcliffe Arts Colony in Woodstock, New York; and has made artwork for theater, video, and books. She is writing a memoir of growing up in Greenwich Village in the 1960's with her father, the poet Kenneth Koch, and in the milieu that included the poets John Ashbery, Frank O'Hara, and Jimmy Schuyler; and the painters Fairfield Porter, Jane Freilicher, and Larry Rivers.
Two positions in Native Studies at USD
The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of South Dakota is actively engaged in re-designing and revitalizing the Native Studies major. Located in the Northern Plains, an area rich in Native history, culture, and presence, USD offers unique opportunities for interaction with tribal communities and for learning about indigenous history and lifeways. Revitalization of the Native Studies major reflects USD's commitment to inclusive excellence, and acknowledges its special responsibility to the tribal communities of South Dakota to value indigenous perspectives.
The College of Arts and Sciences invites applications for two tenure-track positions at the rank of assistant professor to begin August 22, 2014. Successful candidates will be offered joint appointments in Native Studies and the department of their disciplinary field. Other ranks may be considered based on experience and credentials of candidates. An earlier start date is also possible.
A PhD in a social science or humanities discipline with expertise and research interests in American Indian Studies/Native Studies is required, and we are especially interested in candidates whose work is focused on the Northern Plains. Candidate's area of specialization is open, and a home department within the College of Arts & Sciences will be designated for promotion and tenure purposes. The ideal candidates will excel at teaching and mentoring students and will develop a vibrant research program. ABD candidates will be considered.
The successful candidates will have a role in invigorating the Native Studies major. The Native American Cultural Center and the South Dakota Oral History Center, as well as other university programs dedicated to building a strong Native American presence at the university, will provide additional opportunities and possibilities for candidates. Experience in collaborating and relationship building with different groups and academic units is a plus. We are particularly interested in candidates who can contribute to the development of a comprehensive and robust vision of Native studies by supporting students and collaborating with other academic units to offer cross-educational opportunities at USD.
Applications must be submitted online at https://yourfuture.sdbor.edu and should include 1) a cover letter explaining interest in the position, 2) a current vita, and 3) a statement of teaching and research interests. Additional information may be requested of finalists for the position. Applicants should also arrange to have three confidential letters of recommendation sent to the address below. Review of applications will begin October 25, 2013 and continue until the position is filled.
Questions about the position may be addressed to:
Chair, Native American Studies Search Committee
College of Arts and Sciences
The University of South Dakota
414 E. Clark St.
Vermillion, SD 57069
605 677-5221 or as-AT-usd-DOT-edu.
The University of South Dakota is located in the homeland of the Oceti Sakowin Oyate, the People of the Seven Council Fires, more commonly known as the Dakota/Lakota/Nakota people. The Lakota language is taught at USD. The University of South Dakota also hosts the South Dakota Oral History Center, which contains thousands of recordings by and about the Native peoples of this region. Library holdings in Native American topics are extensive. A major in the field has been offered since 1998.
For more information about the University, visit http://www.usd.edu/.
The University of South Dakota is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
VLP Poetry Reading/Slam Sept. 26
All are welcome to attend the Vermillion Literary Project Reading & Poetry Slam, scheduled for this Thursday, September 26, 2013, 7 p.m. at Raziel’s (13 W. Main Street) in downtown Vermillion, featuring Omaha poet Matt Mason.
Matt Mason has won a Pushcart Prize and two Nebraska Book Awards (for Poetry in 2007 and Anthology in 2006); organized and ran poetry programming with the U.S. Department of State in Kathmandu, Nepal and Minsk, Belarus; and been on five teams at the National Poetry Slam. He is executive director of the Nebraska Writers Collective, has served as board president of the Nebraska Center for the Book, and is the Nebraska State Coordinator for Poetry Out Loud, a Poetry Foundation/NEA program. His 2nd full-length poetry book, The Baby That Ate Cincinnati, was released by Stephen F. Austin University Press in 2013.
A poetry slam (competitive performance poetry) will follow Mason’s reading and is open to anyone. Slam poets should bring 3 original poems, and prizes will be awarded.
The reading/slam series is sponsored by the Vermillion Literary Project (VLP), an award-winning student literary and creative writing organization at the University of South Dakota. For more information on the VLP, poetry slams, and other literary events, visit http://sites.usd.edu/projlit.
English Dept. Colloquium: Cheryl Higashida Sept. 30
Dear English faculty, students, and friends,
Please join us for the first English Department colloquium of the year. Dr. Cheryl Higashida, from the University of Colorado, Boulder, will be presenting a talk entitled “Black Radicalism’s Queer Record: Erna Brodber and the West Indian Jazz Novel” on Monday, September 30, at 4 p.m. in Farber Hall, Old Main.
Join Vermillion Literary Project
The Vermillion Literary Project, an award-winning student organization, will be holding its first meeting of the school year Monday, September 16th (new date), at 3:30 p.m. in Dakota Hall 304. Students of any major, undergraduate or graduate, are welcome to join. No experience is required. You can participate as little or as much as your schedule permits. What can you do?
- Read and select submissions for the literary magazine;
- Assist with other aspects of the literary magazine, such as advertising, tracking submissions, proofreading, designing and laying out the magazine;
- Serve as president (managing editor) for the organization;
- Organize, advertise, and/or host the monthly poetry slams;
- Organize and assist with other events, such as the VLP Short Story Contest, the VLP Poetry Festival, and so on, and so forth;
- Advertise and run the VLP community writers' group.
- Your ideas for new literary activities!
What a great way to gain some valuable experience, have fun, be part of a cool community, and show on your résumé or grad-school application that you are a well-rounded person. For more information, contact VLP faculty advisor Marcella Remund at mremund-AT-usd-DOT-edu .
VLP Poetry Reading and Slam June 20th
Join us for the
Vermillion Literary Project Reading and Poetry Slam
Enjoy the flow of poetry and your favorite beverage at Raziel’s, 13 W. Main Street, Vermillion, 7 p.m., Thursday, June 20th.
Slam poets, bring three original poems. Prizes will be awarded! For more information about poetry slams, see http://sites.usd.edu/projlit/poetry-slams.
About our featured poet: Lindy Obach is a teacher and a poet with recent publications in The Blue Bear Review, (605) Magazine, and Midwestern Gothic and has been a teacher-consultant with the Dakota Writing Project since 2007.
This event is co-sponsored by the Vermillion Literary Project (http://sites.usd.edu/projlit) and the Dakota Writing Project (http://sites.usd.edu/dwp).
Summer Hours for Writing Center
Do you think that you might welcome expert feedback on your writing this summer? The Writing Center is open this summer, to serve the writing needs of USD students, faculty, and staff. We will be available for both USD on-campus students and students taking USD distance courses. Our summer hours from May 13th through August 2nd are Mondays and Wednesdays 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. and by appointment. We will be closed May 27th (Memorial Day), June 9-15, and July 4th (Independence Day).
You can make an appointment online by logging into the USD portal, selecting the Academics tab, and selecting the appointments link. You can also email us at wcenter-AT-usd-DOT-edu 24/7. Of course, you can call the Writing Center at 605-677-5626 or drop in (room 133, Academic Commons, I. D. Weeks Library) during our open hours. Drop-ins are welcome! Students taking USD distance courses can submit writing and get feedback in the Online Writing Center in D2L.
Questions? Email us at wcenter-AT-usd-DOT-edu .
Linda Hasselstrom and Twyla Hansen April 23
Tuesday, April 23, 7 p.m. (Old Main, Farber Hall): USD Visiting Writers’ Reading Series with Linda Hasselstrom and Twyla Hansen
"Myths, Half-Truths, and Sacred Texts: Reading African American History" April 22
Monday, April 22, 7 p.m. (Old Main, Farber Hall): English Department Colloquium: John Ernest (University of Delaware), “Myths, Half-Truths, and Sacred Texts: Reading African American History.”
Writers Henning, Kaminski, and Brock April 19
Friday, April 19, 4 p.m. (Old Main, Farber Hall): USD Visiting Writers’ Reading Series with Sara Henning, Megan Kaminski, and Pope Brock
Bring your writing to the Writing Center
Do you need help with your writing? Would you welcome some savvy, thoughtful feedback? Come to the Writing Center! Trained writing consultants will work with you on any kind of writing (essays, reports, blog entries, creative writing, résumés, and so on). To make an appointment, call 605-677-5626 or drop by during our open hours. You can also email us with your available days and times at wcenter-AT-usd-DOT-edu 24/7. Another option is to make the appointment yourself by logging into the myU portal, clicking on the Academics tab, and selecting the appointment link. Our regular hours are as follows: Monday-Thursday 9:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.; Fridays 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.; and Sundays 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Danielle Sosin Reads THE LONG-SHINING WATERS April 4
As part of One Book South Dakota, Danielle Sosin will read from her book The Long-Shining Waters, which received the 2011 Milkweed National Fiction Award. Sosin's book is also the South Dakota Humanities Council's 2013 One Book selection. The reading will take place Thursday, April 4th, at 7 p.m. in Farber Hall (Old Main).
VLP Open-Mic Reading March 28
Join us for an open-mic reading sponsored by the Vermillion Literary Project Thursday, March 28th, at 7 p.m. in the Muenster University Center, Pit Lounge. Listen to local writers and chug down some coffee/tea from the nearby coffee joint. If you're a writer, you should definitely bring some of your poems and short stories to share!