Haute Dish April 9 Midtown Global Market

How wonderful that the art world is in-person again! Grab your family and head to the Midtown Global Market for great eats and sublime poetry on Saturday afternoon: it’s time for the annual Spring Reading of this semester’s edition of Haute Dish, Metro State’s very own literary and arts magazine. The live readings start at…

Author Kao Kalia Yang to Speak

“The Faces of Grief” — Don’t miss Kao Kalia Yang in the College of Liberal Arts Speaker Series! I write of grief. The grief of being a refugee, living in a world creating more and more all the time. I write about the grief of parents and children and partings, natural and otherwise. I write…

Free Film

Metro’s own Film Space will play host to special guest Screenwriter/Producer Michael Starrbury in this free screening of The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete. Make your plans to attend this amazing event now! The film follows 13-year old Mister and nine-year-old Pete when they’re forced to fend for themselves one summer, following the arrest…

Spring Theater!

Join Metro Theater students in their production of Metamorphosis, based on Franz Kafka’s infamous novella. Professor Jonathan Beller directs this adaptation, written by Steven Berkoff. The performances run for several evenings at 7:00 p.m. on March 25, 26, 31, and April 1. Two matinee performances are also scheduled at 2:00 p.m. on March 26 and…

Hollow Water: Online Film Screening, Feb 26, 2-4 PM

This powerful and heartwarming film explores the history and modern day experiences of the First Nations people of a Canadian reservation named Hollow Water. The film explores the phenomenon of “shadow prisons” and how the revival of political and cultural power enabled these ordinary people to largely succeed in breaking the cycle of childhood sexual…

Fully-Funded Grad School at the University of St. Thomas

I’m excited to let our majors know about this great opportunity. The University of St. Thomas Graduate English department is currently accepting applications for fully-funded graduate teaching fellowship positions. Our outstanding Metro State English majors have done well in this program. St. Thomas is hoping to receive applications by March 1, 2022; however, they expect…

Graduate School Teaching Assistantships at Bemidji State

The Department of English at Bemidji State University invites applications for graduate study in English. We have several graduate teaching assistantships available to fully cover the cost of graduate tuition. We offer both Master of Arts and Master of Science programs, with coursework covering fields such as literature, composition and rhetoric, creative writing, linguistics, and…

Author Shannon Gibney to Speak

What a powerful experience lies in store for us! Join celebrated local author Shannon Gibney for a reading and discussion of her work, Dream Country. 2:30 pm, Thursday, December 6, 2018 Student Center 101 All are welcome!!

Free Performance of Moliere’s Scapin

Image Credit: Ten Thousand Things publicity. Miss the free tickets to Frankenstein? You’ll be glad to know that Ten Thousand Things is performing Moliere’s Scapin next week at Metropolitan State! Friday, October 5, 2018 7:00 pm Student Center 690 E 7th Street, Saint Paul Seating is limited and on a first-come first-served basis Ten Thousand Things…

Three Tickets Left for the Guthrie’s Frankenstein!

[Edited to add: The tickets have all been claimed!] Dr. Durant’s senior capstone majors are headed to the Tuesday, September 25th, performance of Frankenstein – Playing with Fire at the Guthrie Theater: “Adapted by Minnesota playwright Barbara Field from Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (celebrating its 200th anniversary this year), this captivating retelling of the classic tale…

Paying YOU for Grad School

Okay: admit it. The Harry Potter staircase at Christ’s Church College, Oxford University, seems a pretty good place to stand and spin fantastical daydreams. The author’s daughter, pictured in the photo, contemplates attending graduate school at Oxford, some day in the misty far-off future. Unless she miraculously lands a rare-as-a-unicorn Rhodes Scholarship, however,  she’s more…

Scariest Thing Ever?

BOO! It’s an English major. Is that the scariest major you’ve ever seen? Don’t worry: though specters of coffeeshop serving might give you a  moment of dread, the myth of the unemployable English major needs to be put to rest — finally, and with a stake in its heart! Today’s changing employment landscape actually provides…

Gender Studies at Metro State

  Welcome to Gender Studies at Metropolitan State University! Gender Studies is an interdisciplinary program offering the B.A.  as well as the popular minor. A committee of dedicated faculty and advisors from many different departments voluntarily serve on the Gender Studies Advisory Committee, which directs the major’s and minor’s academic content. As a student pursuing…

English at Metro State

  Welcome to HUMANITAS, the newsletter for English majors at Metropolitan State University. We’ll use this blog to keep track of current events at the university, celebrate the achievements of our students and faculty, keep tabs on our sister program in Gender Studies, and learn more about the state of the liberal arts in contemporary…

Fall 2019 Featured Course: HUM 314 The Renaissance

Looking for a humanities course for Fall 2019? Consider HUM 314: The Renaissance (Thursdays from 1:00 to 4:20 at Midway), and immerse yourself in the creative, cruel world of the Renaissance in Europe, with its disturbing mix of lofty humanist ideas, ruthless exploitation, and awe-inspiring art. Explore works by Michelangelo and Leonardo; consider the many…