Allison Hedge Coke (English) recently gave readings or paper presentations at the following: Midwest Modern Language Association, Associated Writing Programs Women's Reading at Bookwoman's Austin, City Lights Bookstore, Newark Mound Site, Ohio State University, Denison College, Kenyon College, Wayne State University Detroit Laborfest, South Dakota State University and Whidbey Writers' conference. She also delivered a keynote address for the Environmental Conference at Iowa State University.
At the recent Society for Film and Media Studies Conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, Mark Haltof (English) organized and chaired a panel on "Popular Cinema behind the Iron Curtain: The Case of Polish Cinema." He also delivered a paper titled "Socialist Message, Polish Idiom, and the American Accent: Polish Popular Cinema in the 1960s."
April Lindala (Center for Native American Studies) was recently the chair of a panel discussion with NMU graduate students Susan Morgan, Kathryn Mueller and Brianna Reckeweg at the annual Native American Literature Symposium in Mt. Pleasant. The panel discussion was titled "Intersections of Voice, Gender, Culture and Pop Culture in Joy Harjo's How We Became Human." It explored the many creative facets of Harjo's art and poetry.
Kia Richmond (English) gave a presentation titled "Teaching Writing to Teachers of K-12: Different Passions, Similar Goals" at the 2006 Conference on College Composition and Communication, held March 23-25 in Chicago. The theme of the convention was "Composition in the Center Spaces: Building Community, Culture, Coalitions." Richmond participated in the special interest group on connections between English education and composition.