Claudia Rankine Delivers Signature Lecture

The College of Arts & Letters was pleased to host MacArthur Genius, Guggenheim Fellow, and acclaimed author Claudia Rankine as a part of the College’s Signature Lecture Series. This online event took place November 12 with about 360 people tuning in to the online interactive talk on racism and social justice.

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The Norton Anthology of Native Nations Poetry Events on November 19th and 20th

The Department of English Creative Writing Program is pleased to co-host editors and contributors of The Norton Anthology of Native Nations Poetry. Online readings and panel discussions will take place via Zoom on Thursday, November 19, at 7:30 p.m. and Friday, November 20, at 2 p.m. The event is free, but registration is required. To register, please contact Department of English Professor Gordon Henry at henryg@msu.edu.

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MSU NCTE Student Group Wins National Excellence Award for Fourth Consecutive Year

For the fourth consecutive year, MSU’s National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) student organization has earned the NCTE Student Affiliate Excellence Award. The MSU group, which is affiliated with the Department of English, is one of four student organizations from across the country to receive this award this year, which recognizes student groups that meet the NCTE’s qualifications of excellence.

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Conversations with the College of Arts & Letters Students

On October 6, 2020 College of Arts & Letters students Carly Lize (English 2021), Devin Heard (Humanities Pre-Law 2021), Alia Jones (Humanities Pre-Law 2021), Abbey Clothier (Humanities Pre-law 2021) and Jordyn Joseph (Professional Writing/Accounting 2022) shared why they chose their major, the careers they are striving for, favorite places on campus, how they are managing during these times, and the new opportunities ahead for them.

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Examining the Power of Pop Culture to Shape Perception, Issues, and Trends

Kinitra Brooks grew up connecting ideas, asking questions, and demanding the freedom to do so. Today, the Associate Professor in MSU’s Department of English continues to push boundaries through her study of Black women, genre fiction, popular culture, and the work of conjure women as intellectual history.

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