The newsletter is published biweekly throughout the academic year.
The next issue will appear on 21 October 2009.
Jerry Griswold, a scholar and teacher of children’s literature, will speak on “Current Films and Children’s Books” on Thursday, October 15 at 12:15 pm in Bulger South. The presentation will ask the following questions:
A professor of literature at San Diego State University, Professor Griswold has won a number of awards, including research fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Council of Learned Societies. He is currently the director of the National Center for the Study of Children’s Literature at San Diego State.The presentation, sponsored by the English Department and Arts & Humanities, is free and open to the public.
Dr. Charles Bachman will read from his second book of poetry, The Strange Lives of Mr. Shakovo, on Tuesday, 20 October, at 12:15 pm at Barnes & Noble Bookstore. Refreshments will be served.
Due to a lack of proposals, the Fall 2009 Wednesdays at Noon series has been cancelled.
Kenneth Dauber will lecture on Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin, on Thursday, 22 October, at 7:30 pm in Ketchum 320. All are welcome. Professor Dauber is a professor of American Literature at SUNY Buffalo. His books include Rediscovering Hawthorne and The Idea of Authorship in America: Democratic Poetics from Franklin to Melville; he also is co-editor of Ordinary Language Criticism:Literary Thinking after Cavell after Wittgenstein.
Join friends of literacy for a night filled with jazz, food, wine, and, of course, beer as Project Flight hosts Booktoberfest. The fundraiser will be held at The Market Cafe at Wegmans on 5275 Sheridan Drive, Williamsville; Thursday, October 22, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. Proceeds from this German-inspired event will help fund literacy programs for children. Tickets are $40 and can be purchased at any Buffalo/Niagara Wegmans location. Tickets may also be purchased through the Project Flight web site using Pay Pal- www.projectflight.org or at www.booktoberfest.com. Your ticket, along with the money raised in a variety of auctions and raffles, will go directly toward putting books into the hands of children. Ask Geraldine Bard for more information.
Summer Teaching Request forms are due Tuesday, 13 October to Maureen Lougen. (She said Monday, but does she really mean to give up her holiday?)
Funding Available for Undergraduate Students to Conduct Research: The Office of Undergraduate Research’s Small Grants Program provides up to $400 to assist students in carrying out their research and creative activities during the academic year. NEW this year: up to $600 may be requested for a single project that involves two or more students. The funding is intended to help defray the cost of travel, supplies, and other materials necessary to conduct a research, scholarly, or creative project. It is not intended as salary for the student(s). Student(s) receiving small grants awards are required to participate in the 12th annual Student Research and Creativity
Celebration, April 30 and May 1, 2010. A second round of this program has a spring
call for applications and a submission deadline of February 26, 2010.
Charles Bachman has been busy. On September 28 he gave a poetry reading to an enthusiastic audience at Blue Mountain Lake, New York. And on September 12 the Bachmans’ 1890 Rand home was again (a repeat of two years ago) on the North Tonawanda Historical Homes tour. 459 appreciative people came through it.
Everyone else is inactive.
Alumni!—We want to share your news! Send updates and weblinks to Lisa Berglund or Maureen Lougen.
On-line giving: Each year the English department produces workshops, poetry and
prose readings, scholarly presentations, student scholarships, and student publications.
Alumni are always welcome to participate in department events, and even a small
donation can help. To donate online to your English Department, visit the Buffalo
State English Department Giving; under School, Department, and Specific Funds choose
the ENGLISH DEPARTMENT FUND. You may also choose to support a specific
department project. If you have any questions please contact Maureen Lougen INQUIRIES AND REQUESTS
From Lisa Berglund: I cannot use my ticket for A. S. Byatt’s reading at Babel this
Friday, 9 October at 8 pm at Kleinhans. If you’d like to buy it ($18) please let me
know asap. I am going to a conference tomorrow but can leave the at the office
tomorrow (Thursday) morning.
English Department Newsletter
Buffalo State College
Compiled by Lisa Berglund
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