This session explores how character analysis in LGBTQ themed literature can be an effective way to engage learners into conversations around allyship. Multiple modes of expression will be utilized to examine and engage with characters in LGBTQ texts while participants simultaneously reflect on their personal ally identity. Please join us for this thought provoking talk, new insight into allyship, and refreshments.
Dr. Michael is the editor of Extremism in America, "a sweeping overview and assessment of the various brands of bigotry, prejudice, zealotry, dogmatism, and partisanship found in the United States, including the extreme right, the antiglobalization movement, Black Nationalism, Chicano separatism, militant Islam, Jewish extremism, eco-extremism, the radical antiabortion movement, and extremist terrorism. This is our first Campus Author Series event for the 2013-14 academic year."
April 1, 2:30 pm: Susan Deer Cloud poetry reading
Susan Deer Cloud is a renowned poet of Blackfoot, Mohawk and Seneca heritage. She is reading at WSU at the Ely Library on Tuesday, April 1st at 2:30pm.
Susan Deer Cloud earned her B.A. from Binghamton University and MFA in Creative Writing from Goddard College. In addition to publishing poetry and stories in numerous journals and anthologies, Deer Cloud has authored five books of poetry: The Broken Hoop (1988), In the Moon When the Deer Lose Their Horns (1993), The Last Ceremony (2007), Car Stealer (2010), and Braiding Starlight (2010). Among Deer Cloud’s numerous awards and recognitions are a National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship, a Chenango County Council for the Arts Literature Grant, Prairie Schooner’s Readers’ Choice Award, the Native American Wordcraft Circle Editor’s Award for Confluence, a New York State Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, and two first-prize awards in the Allen Ginsberg Poetry Competition.
Poster on display inside the library’s main entrance. This poster features members of the WSU Film Society.
Special thanks to the Film Society advisor Dr. Maddy Cahill, campus photographer Dave Fried, and Ryan Cramton from the WSU copy center.