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Tina Chang

Live Oak Reading with Tina Chang

Thursday Feb 20 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Born in Oklahoma, poet Tina Chang moved with her family to New York City when she was a year old. As a child, Chang was sent to live with family in Taiwan for two years before returning to New York. She earned a BA at SUNY-Binghamton and an MFA at Columbia University.

Chang is the author of the poetry collections Half-Lit Houses (2004) and Of Gods & Strangers (2011). Her work has been featured in the anthologies Asian American Poetry: The Next Generation (2004) and From the Fishouse: An Anthology of Poems that Sing, Rhyme, Resound, Syncopate, Alliterate, and Just Plain Sound Great (2009). She coedits the anthology Language for a New Century: Contemporary Poetry from the Middle East, Asia, and Beyond (2008).

The first woman to be named poet laureate of Brooklyn, New York, Chang discussed her appointment with the New York Times: “The ultimate goal is to break down the wall between people and poetry,” Chang noted. “Somewhere along the way, we have felt intimidated by it, or we have felt we have to be well-educated in order to be able to access it or walk into that world.”

Chang has received awards from the Academy of American Poets, Barbara Deming Memorial Fund, Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation, New York Foundation for the Arts, and Van Lier Foundation. She has also been granted residencies at the MacDowell Colony, Djerassi Resident Artists Program, Vermont Studio Center, and Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. She lives in Brooklyn.

“Tina Chang.” Poetry Foundation, Poetry Foundation, https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/tina-chang.

Moudy North

Moudy North
2805 South University Dr.
Fort Worth, TX 76129

About English Department

Live Oak Reading with Tina Chang
Since 1873, the English Department has remained at the heart of academics at TCU. As one of the largest departments on campus, we are proud to work with students at every level in their education, from first-year writing and literature courses to doctoral studies in English or Rhetoric and Composition. Today, the English Department approaches both venerable and popular subjects – from Jane Austin, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Kenneth Burke or missionary writers, radical journalists, and comic books – with traditional and cutting edge tools. We work in both dusty and digital archives to advance knowledge about the centrality of culture in our lives. Our faculty have garnered significant scholarly recognitions in a broad range of intellectual areas, with special focus on British, American, and postcolonial literatures, rhetoric and composition, and creative writing. The department offers two majors in English and Writing, a minor in these areas, as well as Creative Writing, and the Ph.D. in English or Rhetoric and Composition.

Questions about this event?

Ann Tran

Email: n.g.tran@tcu.edu

Phone: 4693714669

1147 Release Party Poster

eleven40seven Fall 2019 Issue Release Party

Thursday Dec 5 | 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Come get a free copy of this semester’s eleven40seven TCU Journal of the Arts, featuring creative work by some of TCU’s most talented students! Also get a free copy of The Women’s Center Monologues, celebrating 40 years of The Women’s Center in Fort Worth! The Release Party will be in Moudy North 141 at 5:30 PM on Thursday, December 5th.

Moudy North

Moudy North
2805 South University Dr.
Fort Worth, TX 76129

About AddRan College of Liberal Arts

eleven40seven Fall 2019 Issue Release Party
Mission To advance life-long learning and discovery in the humanities and social sciences and to develop critical thinking, analytical, and communication skills that prepare students for successful careers in our global society.  Vision To become a liberal arts college nationally recognized for innovative learning and critical inquiry that enhances our environment, improves the human condition, and develops ethical leaders.

Questions about this event?

Jack Moraglia

Email: jack.moraglia@tcu.edu

Phone: 4695006342

Taneum Bambrick is the author of VANTAGE, which was selected by Sharon Olds for the 2019 American Poetry Review_Honickman first book award (Copper Canyon Press). Her chapbook, Reservoir, was selected b

Live Oak Reading with Taneum Bambrick and Graham Barnhart

Monday Nov 18 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Our next Live Oak event is on November 18 at 6:30pm in Moudy N 141! Authors Taneum Bambrick and Graham Barnhart will be reading from their own works and answering Q&A from the audience.

Taneum Bambrick is the author of VANTAGE, which was selected by Sharon Olds for the 2019 American Poetry Review/Honickman first book award (Copper Canyon Press). Her chapbook, Reservoir, was selected by Ocean Vuong for the 2017 Yemassee Chapbook Prize. She is the winner of an Academy of American Poets University Prize, an Environmental Writing Fellowship from the Vermont Studio Arts Center, and the 2018 BOOTH Nonfiction Contest. Her poems and essays appear or are forthcoming in The New Yorker, The American Poetry Review, PENAmerica, Narrative, West Branch,and elsewhere. She has received scholarships from the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, and the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. She is a Stegner Fellow at Stanford University.

Graham Barnhart is the author of “The War Makes Everyone Lonely.” A former Wallace Stegner Fellow, and US Army veteran, he has been awarded a 2019 Pushcart Prize, the Blackwell Prize from The University of Western Georgia, The Jeff Sharlet Memorial Award for Veterans from the Iowa Review, and the Chad Walsh Poetry Prize from the Beloit Poetry Journal. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate in creative writing at The University of North Texas.

Moudy North

Moudy North
2805 South University Dr.
Fort Worth, TX 76129

About English Department

Live Oak Reading with Taneum Bambrick and Graham Barnhart
Since 1873, the English Department has remained at the heart of academics at TCU. As one of the largest departments on campus, we are proud to work with students at every level in their education, from first-year writing and literature courses to doctoral studies in English or Rhetoric and Composition. Today, the English Department approaches both venerable and popular subjects – from Jane Austin, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Kenneth Burke or missionary writers, radical journalists, and comic books – with traditional and cutting edge tools. We work in both dusty and digital archives to advance knowledge about the centrality of culture in our lives. Our faculty have garnered significant scholarly recognitions in a broad range of intellectual areas, with special focus on British, American, and postcolonial literatures, rhetoric and composition, and creative writing. The department offers two majors in English and Writing, a minor in these areas, as well as Creative Writing, and the Ph.D. in English or Rhetoric and Composition.

Questions about this event?

Ann Tran

Email: n.g.tran@tcu.edu

Phone: 4693714669

Green Chair Lecture - Ayanna Thompson (4)

Green Chair Public Lecture

Tuesday Oct 29 | 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Dr. Ayanna Thompson will be giving a lecture on “Shakespeare, Race, and Performance: What We Still Don’t Know” on October 29, 2019 at 5pm in Moudy N 141.

For more information, contact the Department of English at EnglishDept@tcu.edu

Moudy North

Moudy North
2805 South University Dr.
Fort Worth, TX 76129

About English Department

Green Chair Public Lecture
Since 1873, the English Department has remained at the heart of academics at TCU. As one of the largest departments on campus, we are proud to work with students at every level in their education, from first-year writing and literature courses to doctoral studies in English or Rhetoric and Composition. Today, the English Department approaches both venerable and popular subjects – from Jane Austin, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Kenneth Burke or missionary writers, radical journalists, and comic books – with traditional and cutting edge tools. We work in both dusty and digital archives to advance knowledge about the centrality of culture in our lives. Our faculty have garnered significant scholarly recognitions in a broad range of intellectual areas, with special focus on British, American, and postcolonial literatures, rhetoric and composition, and creative writing. The department offers two majors in English and Writing, a minor in these areas, as well as Creative Writing, and the Ph.D. in English or Rhetoric and Composition.

Questions about this event?

Ann Tran

Email: n.g.tran@tcu.edu

Phone: 4693714669

False Confession Poster

Florsheim Lecture in Ethics – False Confessions

Thursday Sep 12 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

“False Confessions and Testimonial Injustice”
Professor Jennifer Lackey
Wayne and Elizabeth Jones Professor of Philosophy
Northwestern University

In the criminal justice system, confessions have long been considered the “gold standard” in evidence. An immediate problem arises for this gold standard, however, when the prevalence of false confessions is taken into account. Since 1989, there have been 353 post-conviction DNA exonerations in the United States, and 28% of these involved false confessions. Moreover, false confessions involve everything from minor infractions to detailed accounts of violent crimes.
In this paper, I take a close look at false confessions in connection with the phenomenon of testimonial injustice. I show that false confessions provide a unique and compelling challenge to the current conceptual tools used to understand this epistemic wrong. In particular, I argue that we cannot make sense of the unjust ways in which false confessions function in our criminal justice system by focusing exclusively on speakers getting less credibility than they deserve. I conclude that the way we conceive of testimonial injustice requires a significant expansion to include what I call agential testimonial injustice—where an unwarranted credibility excess is afforded to speakers when their epistemic agency has been denied or subverted in the obtaining of their testimony. At the same time, I show that work by legal scholars and social scientists can benefit by viewing the practices that produce confessions through the lens of this expanded notion, and hence that epistemological tools can shed light on issues with enormous moral and practical consequences.

Moudy North

Moudy North
2805 South University Dr.
Fort Worth, TX 76129

About AddRan College of Liberal Arts

Florsheim Lecture in Ethics – False Confessions
Mission To advance life-long learning and discovery in the humanities and social sciences and to develop critical thinking, analytical, and communication skills that prepare students for successful careers in our global society.  Vision To become a liberal arts college nationally recognized for innovative learning and critical inquiry that enhances our environment, improves the human condition, and develops ethical leaders.

Questions about this event?

Beth Philp

Email: b.d.philp@tcu.edu

Phone: 817-257-7370

Live Oak Flyer Sept 2019 (2)

Live Oak Reading featuring Annemarie Ní Churreáin

Tuesday Sep 10 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

ANNEMARIE NÍ CHURREÁIN is a poet from Donegal in northwest Ireland.

Her debut collection Bloodroot (Doire Press, 2017) was shortlisted for the Shine Strong Award for best first collection in Ireland and for the 2018 Julie Suk Award in the U.S.A. She is the author of a suite of poems about Dublin titled Town (The Salvage Press, 2018).

Ní Churreáin’s work has been reviewed widely in Ireland and internationally. The Yale Review surmised that “Ní Churreáin often captures a whole world of cultural and historical implications in a single, simple, but metaphorically rich image.” The Los Angeles Review of Books states “that Ní Churreáin can condense the prototypical life of a young Irish woman into half a page while sustaining the poem’s impact is testament to her ability as a storyteller, the vividness of her language, and the universality of the portraits she is painting…”

Ní Churreáin has been awarded literary fellowships from Akademie Schloss Solitude Germany, Jack Kerouac House Florida and Hawthornden Castle Scotland. In 2016 she was the recipient of a Next Generation Artist Award by the President Michael D. Higgins on behalf of the Arts Council. In 2017-18 she was the Kerry County Writer In Residence and the recipient of the inaugural 2018 John Broderick Residency Award. Ní Churreáin is the 2019 Commissioned Writer at Templebar Gallery + Studios Dublin and a 2019-20 Writer-In-Residence at National University of Ireland Maynooth.

More Information from www.studiotwentyfive.com

Moudy North

Moudy North
2805 South University Dr.
Fort Worth, TX 76129

About English Department

Live Oak Reading featuring Annemarie Ní Churreáin
Since 1873, the English Department has remained at the heart of academics at TCU. As one of the largest departments on campus, we are proud to work with students at every level in their education, from first-year writing and literature courses to doctoral studies in English or Rhetoric and Composition. Today, the English Department approaches both venerable and popular subjects – from Jane Austin, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Kenneth Burke or missionary writers, radical journalists, and comic books – with traditional and cutting edge tools. We work in both dusty and digital archives to advance knowledge about the centrality of culture in our lives. Our faculty have garnered significant scholarly recognitions in a broad range of intellectual areas, with special focus on British, American, and postcolonial literatures, rhetoric and composition, and creative writing. The department offers two majors in English and Writing, a minor in these areas, as well as Creative Writing, and the Ph.D. in English or Rhetoric and Composition.

Questions about this event?

Regina Lewis

Email: r.lewis@tcu.edu

Phone: 8178965803

Vargas Poster

Cultural Agency – Prof Manuel Vargas

Tuesday Apr 9 | 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

One’s reasons, values, and sense of what makes a life meaningful are partly a product of one’s particular cultural upbringing. Sometimes the packages of meanings and values afforded to us by our cultural milieus fail to resonate with us. In these cases, how one should live one’s life can seem unclear. Drawing from a neglected strand of existentialist thought, this talk explores some of the challenges that arise from these misalignments in value and life, and it highlights some promising resources for thinking about culturally structured agency.

Manuel R. Vargas is a Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, San Diego. His research focuses on the overlap of moral, psychological, and legal issues concerning human agency and freedom. He also writes about Latinx and Latin American philosophy. Previously, he was a Professor of Philosophy and Law at the University of San Francisco.

Vargas’s research has been recognized with a variety of national awards, prizes, grants, and fellowships. Most recently Vargas and Sanitago Amaya (Universidad de los Andes) were awarded a $1.2 million grant from the John Templeton Foundation for their multi-year international project, “LATAM Free Will, Agency, and Responsibility.”

Moudy North

Moudy North
2805 South University Dr.
Fort Worth, TX 76129

About Department of Philosophy

The Original Academic Discipline Philosophy is the original academic discipline–the first and most basic. It deals primarily with the notions of meaning, knowledge, truth and goodness. It’s grounded in a literature spread over the last 2500 years. To study philosophy is to think and discuss in logical ways such general concepts, the basis of all critical inquiry. It involves learning to construct, defend and criticize alternative positions on the most fundamental issues that human beings have continued to think about over that time. Through this practice students also come to understand the grounds and merit of positions on narrower issues of all sorts, as well as the implications of their assumptions about value and meaning in their own lives.

Questions about this event?

Beth Philp

Email: philosophy@tcu.edu

Phone: 817-257-7370

V2Y Flyer

2019 Voice 2 Youth™ Poetry Slam

Saturday Apr 6 | 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

We are pleased to announce that the 2019 Voice 2 Youth™ Poetry Slam will be held Saturday, April 6, 2019 on Texas Christian University’s campus in the Moudy Visual Arts and Communication buildings. We would like to invite elementary, middle, and high school students from North Texas to showcase their poetry and performance, either in teams or individually.
The Voice2Youth Slam is an outstanding opportunity to discover the energy and emotions of a group of young people who are exploring the world through their own thoughts, movement and verse. The challenge this year is to create poetry that reflects each student’s exploration of the topics of news, weather or sports. The reveal of their work always entertains and surprises not only the judges but also those in the audience. The event will include fun activities such as music and award cash prizes for the poetry slam winners. We hope students will register for the event and others will join us as sponsors and supportive audience members. There is no charge for registration.

Register at https://tydfoundation.org/2019voice2youthpoetryslam/

Moudy North

Moudy North
2805 South University Dr.
Fort Worth, TX 76129

About Bob Schieffer College of Communication

2019 Voice 2 Youth™ Poetry Slam
The Bob Schieffer College of Communication creates tomorrow’s communications leaders and storytellers through research, scholarship and intellectual exploration. Considered among the nation’s top communications programs, the college provides a multimedia education that seamlessly blends a solid liberal arts foundation of critical scholarship with hands-on, real-world training and professional skills.

Questions about this event?

Carolyn West

Email: info@tydfoundation.org

Phone: 817.306.4441

Live Oak Yarbrough

Live Oak Reading Series: Steve Yarbrough and Ewa Hryniewicz-Yarbrough

Tuesday Feb 12 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Reading

Moudy North

Moudy North
2805 South University Dr.
Fort Worth, TX 76129

About English Department

Live Oak Reading Series: Steve Yarbrough and Ewa Hryniewicz-Yarbrough
Since 1873, the English Department has remained at the heart of academics at TCU. As one of the largest departments on campus, we are proud to work with students at every level in their education, from first-year writing and literature courses to doctoral studies in English or Rhetoric and Composition. Today, the English Department approaches both venerable and popular subjects – from Jane Austin, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Kenneth Burke or missionary writers, radical journalists, and comic books – with traditional and cutting edge tools. We work in both dusty and digital archives to advance knowledge about the centrality of culture in our lives. Our faculty have garnered significant scholarly recognitions in a broad range of intellectual areas, with special focus on British, American, and postcolonial literatures, rhetoric and composition, and creative writing. The department offers two majors in English and Writing, a minor in these areas, as well as Creative Writing, and the Ph.D. in English or Rhetoric and Composition.

Questions about this event?

Regina Lewis

Email: r.lewis@tcu.edu

Phone: 812-257-7240

A Conversation on Anti-Semitism in America (5)

A Conversation about Anti-Semitism in America

Tuesday Nov 13 | 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

In the aftermath of the shooting at the Jewish congregation in Pittsburgh, members of TCU’s Jewish community will discuss anti-Semitism in America. Come join the discussion with Heath Einstein (TCU Dean of Admission), Suki John (TCU Dance Professor), and Viola Clark (TCU student and president of Hillel).

Moudy North

Moudy North
2805 South University Dr.
Fort Worth, TX 76129

About AddRan College of Liberal Arts

A Conversation about Anti-Semitism in America
Mission To advance life-long learning and discovery in the humanities and social sciences and to develop critical thinking, analytical, and communication skills that prepare students for successful careers in our global society.  Vision To become a liberal arts college nationally recognized for innovative learning and critical inquiry that enhances our environment, improves the human condition, and develops ethical leaders.

Questions about this event?

Scott Langston

Email: s.langston@tcu.edu

Phone: 817-257-6678