FYI Faculty Forum
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Friday, March 31st
Dr. Lisa Surridge and Dr. Mary Elizabeth Leighton will offer a presentation titled "Why Collaborate? Sharing Space in the Ivory Tower." Also, PhD Student, David Oswald, will discuss Disability Studies and Animal Studies in a presentation titled "Tropological Confusion: Of Dogs and Idiots."
Come join us from 2:30 pm onwards for free coffee, tea, cookies and discussion!
Thursday March 23rd special joint event with UVic's Linguistics Department
Colette Moore (University of Washington) will give a paper called “Incipient standardization in English: Variation, communities of practice, information design.”
February 24th, 2017
What Canadian Book Should the UVic Community Read?
The English Department’s FYI (Forum for Your Ideas) invites you to a pre-Ideafest special event called “UVic Reads!”
Six speakers from the English Department will each offer quick, 6-minute presentations in which they recommend a particular Canadian book they think the UVic community should read. Speakers include:
February 3rd, 2017
Dr. Brian Day will offed a presentation titled "Feedback on Feedback: What do Students Really Want?"
Also, EAL Specialist, Kaveh Tagharobi, and Write Club member, Samantha McFarlane, spoke on the topic of group writing in a presentation titled "Writing Groups: Philosophy and Practice."
Friday Nov 25th, 2016
Robert Miles will talk about "Conspiracy"
Caroline Winter will talk about "Gothic Economics and the Suspension of Disbelief"
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to present or have good ideas for themed sessions.
Friday Oct 28, 2016
2:30 (CLE C344)
On The Critical, creative gap
Rachelle Ann Tan
It's a (Mis)match! What Tinder Taught Me About Swiping Right on Academia
Friday Sept 30, 2016
2:30 (CLE C344)
American Literature and the Christian Right
Women's Early Modern Letters Online (WEMLO): Project and Pedagogy
Friday April 1, 2016
2:30 pm (CLE C344)
Distance and Closeness: On Two Modes of Literary Fiction
Living with Wolves: Prospects for (and Barriers to) Responsive Multispecies Coexistence
Friday, March 18th, 2016
4:30pm (Upper Lounge, Student Union Building)
Poetry reading and Q&A
Co-sponsors: Department of English, University of Victoria; Goose Lane Editions; Moving Trans History Forward 2016 Conference
Friday, Feb. 26, 2016
2:30pm (CLE A207)
"This Text Changed My Life"
Aaron El Sabrout
Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016
1:30pm (CLE C344)
"Breath, Poiesis & Praxis"
"T. B. Macaulay and the Politics of Optimism"
Friday, Nov. 27, 2015
12:00pm (CLE C344)
Adrienne Williams Boyarin
Archive Stories: Finding Jewish Women in Medieval England
Using Special Collections and WordPress in the Undergraduate Classroom
Friday, Oct. 30, 2015
2:30pm (CLE C344)
T.B. Macaulay and the Politics of Optimism
Pedagogy: Using a Writing Issues Log with Undergraduates
Friday, Sept. 25, 2015
2:30pm (CLE C344)
Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism & Linked Modernisms
Pedagogy Toolkit in the Classroom
Friday, April 10, 2015
- Matt Huculak: Modernist Periodicals and Canadian Biomass
- Erin Kelly: Advanced Writing Concepts for Upper-Level Literature Students: An Interactive Workshop
Friday, March 6, 2015
- Joey Takeda, Alyssa Currie, Alex Christie, Micaela Maftei, Heidi Darroch, and Iain Higgins:
- Why Student English Now (Special Ideafest Pecha Kucha session)
Friday, February 20, 2015
- Rebecca Gagan: Roadrunner Pedagogy or the "Open Secret" of Student Engagement
- Nicole Shukin: Humanizing Animals
fyi will usually be held on of the last Friday afternoon of the month, but please check our schedule for any changes.
fyi will usually be held in the English Department Library (CLE C 344). If numbers prove too large, we will move to a bigger room in the Clearihue Building.
If you’re interested in presenting at an fyi session, contact us (Kim McLean-Fiander or Rebecca Gagan): email@example.com.
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Forum for Your Ideas (FYI) is a discussion series showcasing the interesting and innovative work happening—by students, sessionals, postdocs, and faculty—in the English Department.
The goal of FYI is to provide a relaxed, collaborative, and inclusive setting in which all department members can share ideas, discuss works in progress, offer workshops, and talk about both research and pedagogy. FYI aims to foster opportunities for all to benefit from the expertise and rich talents of our departmental community.
FYI sessions do not have a strict format, although they will typically consist of at least two different presenters on two different topics. One session might include a talk on pedagogy followed by a research-in-progress report. Another might consist of six presenters all addressing a single topic by way of Pecha Kucha presentations. Still another might offer a hands-on writing workshop in conjunction with a discussion of a book chapter draft. FYI is open to suggestions.
Forum for Your Ideas (FYI) was founded by Rebecca Gagan and Kim McLean-Fiander in Spring Term 2015.