Rebecca Gayle Howell receives Fine Arts Work Center Residency
5.10 – Acclaimed poet C.D. Wright has selected Rebecca Gayle Howell as a 2nd-year fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center. The fellowship will provide residency in Provincetown, MA from October - May of
2014-2015, Howell's dissertation year.
Christine Kitano wins Ithaca College Pre-Doctoral Fellowship
4.22 — Christine Kitano, Doctoral student in the Creative Writing emphasis, has been awarded a Pre-Doctoral Diversity Fellowship in the School of Humanities and Sciences at Ithaca College. The fellowships support promising scholars who are committed to diversity in the academy in order to better prepare them for tenure track appointments within liberal arts or comprehensive colleges/universities. Fellows that are chosen show promise for continued achievement as scholars and teachers and an engagement with communities that are underrepresented in the academy. The one year fellowship offers full salary and benefits, a travel stipend, and research privileges to Ithaca College and Cornell University Libraries; Christine will teach one course each semester, and give a talk on her dissertation work, a full-length collection of original poetry.
Pre-registration: 3000-level and 4000-level Summer/Fall 2014 Courses featured daily on Facebook!
4.7–4.20 – During pre-registration, we'll be featuring detailed course descriptions for Summer and Fall 2014, taught by our outstanding English faculty, on the Department Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/English-at-Texas-Tech-University/163478203682714. Check back regularly, and happy course-shopping!
Dr. Sushii Oswal, Scholar of Accessibility/Disability in Technical Communications/Online Contexts, visits TTU for the Comparative Literature Symposium
If you would like to meet with him while he's here, please contact Dr. Rich Rice via email or phone Sushil at 253.341.3855.
Linguist Marcel den Dikken gives two talks, April 16–17, 2014
4.16–4.17 – internationally renowned linguist Dr. Marcel den Dikken (CUNY-Graduate Center) will visit Texas Tech and give two talks, one entitled “On the Morphosyntax of (In)alienably Possessed Noun Phrases” (April 16, 4-5:20 PM; ENGL/PHIL Rm 201) and the other entitled “On Structure Building” (April 17, 3:30-5:00 PM; PSY Rm 301).
Visiting Printer Steve Hubbard gives printing demo and two lectures, April 1–2, 2014
4.1–4.2 – Steve Hubbard, an expert in letterpress printing and press restoration, will give
two lectures on Wednesday, April 2. The first, “Historical Letterpress Machinery
and Printing,” will be at noon in English 106 and the second, “Letterpress Printing:
Past and Present," will be at 5pm in English 106. Both talks will be followed by Q&A. Steve will also conduct a printing demo and workshop in the LetterPress Lab (English
307) from 2–4 PM on Tuesday, April 1. His visit is sponsored by the Department of
English Distinguished Speaker Series.
Drs. Batra, Rice, Peaslee, and Barkdull team up through the Transdisciplinary Research Academy
3.31.14 - Dr. Batra (post-colonial literature) and Dr. Rice (new media and rhetoric) join Dr. Robert Peaslee (Electronic Media Department) who directs the Global Lens Film Series and Dr. Barkdull (Political Science) who directs TTU's BA in Global Studies program in a Transdisciplinary Research Academy project. The project team will work to enhance the content and delivery of graduate and undergraduate education relating to global and international topics, including study abroad. Further, the team will work to apply for and secure funding for research projects concerning media, Asian affairs, and transdisciplinary education in global settings
Dr. Alison Rukavina wins Marie Tremaine Fellowship from Bibliographical Society of America
3.30.14 -The members of the BSC/SbC Fellowships Committee are very pleased to announce that the 2014 Marie Tremaine Fellowship will be awarded to Alison Rukavina for her project “Sam Steele’s Forty Years in Canada: Nation Building and Imperial Mythmaking.” A professor at Texas Tech University, Dr. Rukavina will use the fellowship to travel to the Bruce Peel Special Collections Library at the University of Alberta to complete her research in the Steele archive.
English Majors William Baker, Shannon Foster, and Meagan Walsh invited to join Phi Beta Kappa
3.27.14 - Phi Beta Kappa is the oldest and most prestigious national honor society in the
United States, founded in 1776 at the College of William and Mary. Criteria for membership
is extremely rigorous: students must demonstrate all-around excellence in the liberal
arts and sciences. Phi Beta Kappans are among the most outstanding arts and sciences
students at America's leading colleges and universities. Texas Tech's Phi Beta Kappa
chapter, Lambda of Texas, won the national PBK award for Best Public University Chapter
in the nation in 2012.
Dr. Ryan Hackenbracht wins Huntington Library Fellowship
3.14.14 - Dr. Ryan Hackenbracht was awarded a one-month William A. Zingler Fellowship at the Huntington Library for June 2014.
Anatha Latshaw, President of TTU Chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, to present at Sigma Tau Delta Annual Convention
02.26.14 - Undergraduate English major (concentration in Literature & Linguistics) Anatha Latshaw will present her paper, "Tense, Person, and Participation in Fuentes's Aura," at the Sigma Tau Delta Annual Convention in Savannah, Georgia (26 February–1 March, 2014). Sigma Tau Delta is the National English Honor Society.
Dr. Ryan Hackenbracht awarded the 2013 Natalie Zemon Davis Prize
02.20.14 - English Faculty member Dr. Ryan Hackenbracht awarded the 2013 Natalie Zemon Davis Prize for his paper: “Mourning the Living: Surrey's ‘Wyatt Resteth Here,’ Henrician Funerary Debates, and the Passing of National Virtue” published in the journal Renaissance and Reformation.