Upcoming Events

Fall 2019

Building Global Perspectives:

Key Questions, Challenges, and Opportunities in the Environmental Humanities

Joni Adamson headshot

Wednesday, October 9
4:00-5:15 PM | ACT 301
Reception to follow in ACT second floor lobby

Joni Adamson, Director of the Environmental Humanities Initiative at the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability at Arizona State University, will discuss the “humanities for the environment,” a new movement taking form in a 21st century, pluralist, global experimental ethos as numerous research initiatives, funding schemes, journals, and teaching programs are being created around the world to network the humanities. Based on her experience working in the Humanities for the Environment, a global network of regional Observatories, she will outline key tensions, challenges, and opportunities for a solutions-oriented, interdisciplinary, intergenerational, and publicly-engaged humanities. This lecture will explore how narrative and storytelling is increasingly being accepted at the highest international, scientific and policy levels, including the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, as a vital component in efforts to achieve an equitable, sustainable, intergenerationally-just future.

Presented by Global Connections and Building Global Perspectives in the Humanities. For more information, contact globalconnections@twu.edu

These events are free and open to the public.

How to Make your Campus an Urban Lab for the Citizen Humanities

A Workshop with Joni Adamson
Wednesday, October 9
12:20-1:00 PM | ACT 501

Joni Adamson, Director of the Environmental Humanities Initiative at the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability at Arizona State University, will lead a workshop
on the “template” projects that the Humanities for the Environmental Global Network of Observatories is creating to link humanities programs at different universities in different regions and nations through pedagogical projects that encourage students to become “citizen humanists” interested in using the arts and humanities to address global environmental challenges like mass extinction and biodiversity loss.

Presented by Global Connections and Building Global Perspectives in the Humanities. For more information, contact globalconnections@twu.edu

These events are free and open to the public.

2020 Texas Poet Laureate: Emmy Pérez

Emmy Pérez speaks at a lectern
2020 Texas Poet Laureate Emmy Pérez speaking at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. Photo credit: Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.

Emmy Pérez is the author of With the River on Our Face and Solstice. She is the recipient of a 2017 National Endowment for the Arts poetry fellowship and will serve as Texas Poet Laureate in 2020. Since 2008, she has been a member of the Macondo Writers Workshop founded by Sandra Cisneros for socially engaged writers, and in 2017, she co-founded Poets Against Walls collective. Currently, she’s Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, where she also serves as Associate Director of the Center for Mexican American Studies.

Pérez will lead a social justice discussion, writing workshop and poetry reading on TWU's Denton campus Wednesday, November 13. Both events are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Ashley Bender at abender@twu.edu or (940) 898-2324.

Sponsors: TWU Department of English, Speech, & Foreign Languages; TWU Office of Diversity, Inclusion, & Outreach; TWU Global Connections; Texas Commission on the Arts

Social Justice Poetry Discussion & Writing Workshop

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 | 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

Admissions & Conference Tower (ACT) - Room 301

Pérez will lead a discussion and writing workshop focused on social justice poetry. This event is free and open to the public.

Poetry Reading

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 | 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Admissions & Conference Tower (ACT) - Room 301

Pérez will read a selection of poems, including some from her most recently published collection, With the River on Our Face (Arizona UP, 2016). Q&A and book signing to follow. Books will be available for purchase. This event is free and open to the public.

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