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Announcements 2014


Dr. Rich Rice shares "Living Through Chess Thinking" in the LILA Foundation

8.25 - Dr. Rich Rice shares "Living Through Chess Thinking" in the LILA Foundation for Translocal Initiative dialogue series called Our Warring Moves: Space, Conflict, Beauty in New Delhi, India.

For more information: http://www.lilainteractions.in/our-warring-moves/#loulou_d_aki.



Andrea Beaudin and the Media Lab Composed Proceedings and Program for TTU's 44th International Conference on Environmental Systems

6.27 - Andrea Beaudin and the media lab have composed the proceedings and program for TTU's 44th International Conference on Environmental Systems. The lab welcomes supporting other conferences with their work! | See http://www.depts.ttu.edu/ceweb/ices/


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

4.22Christine 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. Sushil Oswal, Scholar of Accessibility/Disability in Technical Communications/Online Contexts, visits TTU for the Comparative Literature Symposium

4.10–4.12 – Dr. Sushil Oswal from the University of Washington will be on campus today through Saturday for the Comparative Literature Symposium free conference on Friday and Saturday in the student union). Dr. Oswal's work is in accessibility and disability in technical and professional communication, especially in online contexts. He played a key role in developing the first and overarching NCTE online writing instruction best practices guidelines.

More information about his recent work can be found at: http://works.bepress.com/sushil_oswal

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&ASteve 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.