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!
Left of Lyric (Time/Location Change) Presentation Feb. 28
The Humanities Research Forum and the Department of English features
Sarah Ehlers (English), who will present "Left of Lyric: Depression-era
Poetry and Collective Life" in Beacom 302 at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, February 28th. Please note the special time and location.
Afterwards, please join us for the VLP Poetry Reading and Slam in the Muenster University Center, Pit Lounge.
VLP Poetry Festival. Feb. 28
Write poetry in workshops led by professional writers, attend readings, and, of course, dance in the fire of a good poetry slam at the Vermillion Literary Project Poetry Festival, scheduled for Thursday, February 28, 2013. See details at http://sites.usd.edu/projlit/vlp-poetry-festival .
HENRY the SIXTH (Part 1) Playreading Feb. 21
HENRY the SIXTH, PART ONE
By William Shakespeare
Thursday 21 Feb 2013 7.30pm
Contact darlene.farabee-AT-usd-DOT-edu for location.
From Professor Darlene Farabee: The playreadings are starting up again for the semester, finally! I'm starting off the semester with this very interesting history play, and planning to have the other two parts in fairly quick succession. We are
reading all three in a row for the Shakespeare's Histories class, and it
should make for a nice short series. This one includes Joan de Pucelle
(Joan of Arc) who, as you might imagine, comes off rather differently in
this English version of the French martyr (saint, folk hero, battle
leader, mystic). When Henry the Fifth died, he left his brothers in
charge over his infant son (Henry the Sixth). One of those brothers,
Duke of Bedford, is the Prince John (John of Lancaster) from Henry IV,
Part Two --if you remember his role, you might think twice about how
that might work out.
Please let me know before Tuesday morning (19 Feb), if you are coming, and I'll send out the cast list late on Tuesday night.
I'll send out separate announcements for the other two as the time comes, but if you are wanting to mark your calendar, I'm planning:
2H6 Tuesday 26 Feb
3H6 Tuesday 12 March just after spring break.
What Happens in the Archives? Feb. 13
Please join us for a roundtable discussion:
What Happens in the Archives?
A Brown-Bag English Department Colloquium Event
Wednesday, 13 February, 12-1 p.m., Old Main 118
Featuring Dan Daily (Dean of Libraries) and English Department Faculty Members Sarah Ehlers, Darlene Farabee, and Ron Ganze
Free and open to the public. For more information, contact the USD Department of English at 605-677-5229.
Natanya Pulley Reading Jan. 22
The University of South Dakota Visiting Writers Reading Series presents a reading by Natanya Pulley Tuesday, January 22nd, at 4 p.m. in Farber Hall (Old Main) on the USD-Vermillion campus. This event is free and open to the general public.
Natanya Ann Pulley is half-Navago born to Kiiyaa'aanii (Towering House Clan). Her maternal grandfather is Tachiinii (Red Running Into Water Clan). Natanya is the winner of the 2009 Utah Writers' Best Prose Writer Competition for her story "With Teeth," which judge Kate Bernheimer calls "a sort of reading sublime: as unsettling as it is shiny." Her essay "The Way of Wounds" won the 2012 Scowcroft Prize and her essay "The Trickster Surfs the Floods" won 2nd place in the 2012 Fugue fiction contest. Primarily a writer of fiction and non-fiction with outbreaks in poetry, Natanya's print publications include Western Humanities Review, The Florida Review, The Log Angels Review, and Yellow Medicine Review. Her work can also be found online at Drunken Boat, The Collagist, Moonmilk Review, Anderbo, and McSweeney's Internet Tendency. Anthologies featuring her work include Women Write Resistance (2013) and Last Night on Earth (2012). Natanya is currently finishing her PhD in Fiction Writing at the University of Utah.
Upcoming Readings Jan. 22 and 25
Mark your calendars; in addition to the Magdalena Zurawski reading on January 18 at 4 p.m. in Farber Hall, the English Department will be hosting two readings by creative writers in the next few weeks:
Tuesday 1/22, 4 p.m., Farber Hall (Old Main)
Natanya Pulley, University of Utah
Friday 1/25, 4 p.m., Farber Hall (Old Main)
Megan Gannon, University of Nebraska
These events are free and open to the general public.
Magdalena Zurawski Reading Jan. 18
The University of South Dakota Visiting Writers Reading Series presents a reading by Magdalena Zurawski Friday, January 18, at 4 p.m. in Farber Hall (Old Main). This event is free and open to the public.
Magdalena Zurawski's novel The Bruise was published in 2008 by FC2/University of Alabama Press. It received both the 2008 Lambda Award for "Lesbian Debut Fiction" and the 2007 Ronald Susenick-American Book Review Innovative Fiction Prize. She is the co-curator of the Minor American Poetry Reading Series in Durham, North Carolina, where is also a PhD candidate in the English Department at Duke University. Litmus Press will be publishing her poetry collection Companion Animal in 2014.
THE SEA VOYAGE Dec. 16
An Invitation from Darlene Farabee:
THE SEA VOYAGE
by John Fletcher and Philip Massinger
Sunday, 16 December 2012
I think this very funny Jacobean tragicomedy (romance) will make for a really nice end to the semester. It is well known for having an opening that (depending on how you look at it) mimics or satirizes the opening of The Tempest. The play was likely written a few years after The Tempest—and Fletcher undoubtedly knew The Tempest well since he collaborated with Shakespeare (on Two Noble Kinsmen and other plays) and also took over Shakespeare’s position as house playwright for the King’s Men.
The play itself doesn’t spend all of its time mirroring The Tempest (despite those interesting correlations) and has wonderful and strange comedic moments (including a very close call with cannibalism) and interesting characters –Amazonian women and shipwrecked men. It is quite entertaining, and I think will be very clear in a reading.
If you’ll be able to come, let me know by Thursday night the 13th and I’ll cast the play and track down copies of it on the 14th. It should be a great way to send out the year!
Darlene Farabee , darlene.farabee-AT-usd-DOT-edu