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John Poch Awarded Headland Residency

Dr. John Poch, associate professor of creative writing in the department of English, has been accepted (following a highly competitive peer-review process) for a May 2007 residency at Headland Center for the Arts, Sausalito, California.

December 8, 2006

Amy Koerber Receives $10,000 Grant

Dr. Amy Koerber, assistant professor of technical communication in the department of English, is the recipient of $10,000 in NIH funding offered by the West Texas Rural EXPORT Center to sponsor a project titled "Breastfeeding Support and Promotion In Rural West Texas: A Qualitative Study."

November 30, 2006

Feisal Mohamed Publishes Article

Dr. Feisal Mohamed, assistant professor of 17th Century British Literature in the department of English, has published "Reading Samson in the New American Century" in Milton Studies.

November 20, 2006

Marjean Purinton Delivers Keynote Address

As President of the International Conference on Romanticism, Dr. Marjean Purinton of the department of English delivered the Presidential Keynote Address at the 13th Annual Meeting on Thursday, November 9, at Arizona State University.

November 20, 2006

Kirk St. Amant Publishes Article

Dr. Kirk St.Amant, assistant professor of technical communication in the department of English, has published "Globalizing Rhetoric: Using Rhetorical Concepts to Identify and Analyze Cultural Expectations Related to Genres" in the Danish linguistics journal Hermes--A Journal of Language and Communication Studies.

November 6, 2006

Jennifer Frangos to Publish Article

Dr. Jennifer Frangos, assistant professor of Eighteenth Century British Literature in the department of English, will publish "Ghosts in the Machine: The Apparition of Mrs. Veal, Rowe's Friendship in Death, and the Early Eighteenth-Century Invisible World" in Intersections 9, "Spirits Unseen: The Representation of Subtle Bodies in Early Modern European Culture" (2007).

November 1, 2006

TTU's Application to Shelter a PBK Chapter Approved

This past weekend the Triennial Council of The Phi Beta Kappa Society approved TTU's application to shelter a new chapter of PBK. Efforts to bring a chapter to TTU began in 1982 and most recently were spearheaded by Dr. Mary Jane Hurst of the English department and President's Office.

October 31, 2006

Sean Grass Publishes Article

Dr. Sean Grass, associate professor of Victorian Literature in the department of English, has published "The Moonstone, Narrative Failure, and the Pathology of the Stare" in Dickens Studies Annual 37 (2006): 95-116.

October 31, 2006

Jerome Stueart to Publish Short Story

Dr. Jerome Stueart, lecturer in creative writing in the department of English (and TTU graduate), will publish the short story "Why the Poets Were Banned from the City" in the Canadian literary journal OnSpec.

October 30, 2006

Min -Joo Kim Publishes Article

An assistant professor of linguistics in the department of English, Dr. Min-Joo Kim has published the article "The Acquisition of an Adjunct Island inside 'There'-Sentences" in the Journal of Cognitive Science (Volume 6, Number 2, pages 73-95).

October 26, 2006

Julie Nelson Couch to Publish Articles

Dr. Julie Nelson Couch, assistant professor of Middle English Language and Literature in the department of English, will publish the article "The Vulnerable Hero: Havelok and the Revision of Romance" in The Chaucer Review. In addition, a 1999 article, "Childe Hood: The Infantilization of Medieval Legend," has been reprinted in the Children's Literature Review, Volume 117, pages 165-70 (2007).

October 26, 2006

Michael Borshuk Publishes Short Story

Dr. Michael Borshuk, assistant professor of African American Literature in the department of English, has published the short story "The Old Neighborhood" in the current issue of Elysian Fields Quarterly.

October 25, 2006

Ken Baake and Junhua Wang Publish Article

Dr. Ken Baake, associate professor of technical communication and rhetoric in the department of English, and Junhua Wang, a Ph.D. student, have co-authored the article "Offshoring and Serving the Needs of Indian Technical Communicators with Online Technical Communication Programs: A Feasibility Study," which will be published in the November 2006 issue of Technical Communication.

October 23, 2006

Priscilla Ybarra Interviewed in ASLE News

An interview with Dr. Priscilla Solis Ybarra, assistant professor of Latina/o literature in the department of English, appears in the new issue of the ASLE News (Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment).

October 19, 2006

Kirk St.Amant Elected to CPTSC Executive Committee

An assistant professor of technical communication in the department of English, Dr. Kirk St.Amant has been elected to the executive committee of the Council for Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication (CPTSC), the organization that monitors the assessment and development of degree and certificate programs in the discipline.

October 19, 2006

Scott Baugh Publishes Collection on Chicana/o Culture

An assistant professor of film studies in the department of English, Dr. Scott Baugh has published "Mediating Chicana/o Culture: Multicultural American Vernacular" (Cambridge Scholars Press, 2006).

October 18, 2006

Amy Koerber Publishes Article

Dr. Amy Koerber, assistant professor of technical communication in the department of English, has published "From Folklore to Fact: The Rhetorical History of Breastfeeding and Immunity, 1950-1997" in Journal of Medical Humanities (27.3, Fall 2006).

October 17, 2006

Sean Zdenek to Publish Article on Virtual Women

Dr. Sean Zdenek, assistant professor of technical communication in the department of English, will publish the article "'Just Roll Your Mouse Over Me': Designing Virtual Women for Customer Service on the Web" in Technical Communication Quarterly.

October 10, 2006

Brian Still Publishes Article

The Fall 2006 issue of the Journal of Business and Technical Communication contains "Talking to Students: Evaluating the Use of Embedded Voice Commenting for Critiquing Student Writing," by Dr. Brian Still, assistant professor of technical communication in the department of English.

October 6, 2006

Marjean Purinton to Publish Article

Dr. Marjean Purinton, professor of British Romantic Literature in the department of English, delivered a paper at the 2006 meeting of the North American Society for the Study of Romanticism. The paper has been accepted for publication in Victorian Studies.

October 5, 2006

John Poch Selected as Thornton Writer-in-Residence

Dr. John Poch, associate professor of creative writing in the department of English, has been selected as the Thornton Writer-in-Residence for the Spring 2007 semester at Lynchburg College, Lynchburg, Virginia. He will teach one eight-week undergraduate workshop and give one public reading.

October 2, 2006

Bruce Clarke Travels East to Deliver Three Invited Lectures

Dr. Bruce Clarke, full professor in the department of English, will give three invited lectures during a research trip to the east coast: at the University of South Carolina; the University of Massachusetts, Amherst; and the University of Connecticut, Storrs.

September 26, 2006

Stephen Jones's Short Story Collection Named Award Finalist

"Bleed Into Me: A Book of Stories" (U of Nebraska Press) by Dr. Stephen Jones, associate professor of creative writing in the department of English, was a finalist for the 2006 Violet Crown Award given by the Writers League of Texas.

September 26, 2006

Colleen Fitzgerald to Address Linguistics Association of the Southwest

As 2006 President of the Linguistics Association of the Southwest, Dr. Colleen Fitzgerald, associate professor in the department of English, will give a presidential address on September 29 to the LASSO XXXV Conference in Laredo. The title of the address is "Indigenous Languages and Spanish in the U.S.: How Can/Do Linguists Serve Communities?"

September 21, 2006

Feisal Mohamed to Publish Article in Dissent

Dr. Feisal Mohamed, assistant professor of 17th-century British literature in the department of English, will publish "The Globe of Villages" in the Winter 2007 issue of Dissent magazine.

September 21, 2006

John Poch Publishes New Book of Poetry, Hockey Haiku

Dr. John Poch, associate professor of creative writing in the department of English, has published a new book of poetry with co-author Chad Davidson, Hockey Haiku: The Essential Collection (St. Martin's Press, 2006).

September 18, 2006

Ann Hawkins Publishes Essay Collection

Dr. Ann R. Hawkins, assistant professor in the department of English, has published a volume of essays: Teaching Bibliography, Book History and Textual Criticism (London: Pickering & Chatto, 2006). A developing field, bibliography and book history has had almost no previous printed discussion of pedagogy, making this a formative volume.

September 13, 2006

Hyperion To Publish Jacqueline Kolosov-Wenthe's Young Adult Novel

"The Red Queen's Daughter," a young adult novel by Dr. Jacqueline Kolosov-Wenthe of the department of English, has been accepted for publication by Hyperion Books.

September 5, 2006

English Department at Back-to-School Fiesta

Aaron Rudolph (Ph.D. student in creative writing) and Dr. Sam Dragga (Chair) staffed the department of English booth at the Back-to-School Fiesta on Saturday, August 5. Students (chiefly from elementary and middle school) and their parents were invited to add a word or a phrase to a collaborative story about the first day of school.

August 8, 2006

Ken Baake Lectures in Germany on Environmental Policy and Rhetoric

Dr. Ken Baake, associate professor of English, lectured for a week at the University of Karlsruhe, Germany, on environmental policy and rhetoric.

August 3, 2006

Marjean Purinton Publishes Journal Article and Book Chapter

Dr. Marjean Purinton, professor of literature in the department of English, has two new publications: an article on teaching Romantic women playwrights in "European Romantic Review," and a book chapter on Romantic drama and criminality in an edited volume, "Romanticism."

July 19, 2006

Dennis Covington's Book Is Now A Musical

The book "Lizard" (Delacorte Books, 1991) by Dennis Covington, professor of creative writing in the department of English, has been adapted for a new musical premiering this month in Los Angeles.

July 19, 2006

John Poch's Poem Selected for Textbook Publication

Dr. John Poch's poem "The Starlet" (from his first book, "Poems") will appear in the seventh edition of "Writing Poems," a textbook by Michelle Boisseau and Robert Wallace and published by Longman. Dr. Poch is an associate professor of creative writing in the department of English.

July 18, 2006

Craig Baehr Publishes Textbook on Web Development

Dr. Craig Baehr, assistant professor of technical communication and rhetoric in the Department of English, has published "Web Development: A Visual-Spatial Approach" (Prentice Hall, 2006).

June 29, 2006

Rich Rice To Speak at Southern Illinois University

Dr. Rich Rice, assistant professor of rhetoric and composition in the Department of English, will be the keynote speaker at Southern Illinois University's orientation for new writing teachers on August 17. SIU has adopted Dr. Rice's two textbooks (co-authored with Dr. Nedra Reynolds of U of Rhode Island), "Portfolio Keeping" and "Portfolio Teaching" (Bedford/St. Martin's, 2nd ed., 2006).

June 27, 2006

August Issue of Southwest Airlines Spirit to Highlight TTU Ph.D. Program

The August issue of Southwest Airlines Spirit (an in-flight magazine with a circulation of 400,000) will highlight the English Department's online Ph.D. program in Technical Communication and Rhetoric.

June 20, 2006

Stephen Jones' Newest Novel Now Available

Dr. Stephen Jones, associate professor of Creative Writing in the Department of English, has published his fourth novel (and fifth book), "Demon Theory" (MacAdam Cage, 2006). Texas Monthly notes: "'Demon Theory' is subversive and indispensable--there is genius at work here."

June 19, 2006

Joseph Mogan, Emeritus Faculty in English, Dies

Dr. Joseph John Mogan, Jr., 82, died Tuesday, May 30, at University Medical Center. During his thirty-year career at TTU (1966-1996), he taught Middle English literature, linguistics, and history of the English language.

June 6, 2006

Rich Rice Chairs 22nd Annual Computers & Writing Conference

Dr. Rich Rice, assistant professor of Rhetoric & Composition in the Department of English, organized and chaired the 22nd Annual Computers & Writing Conference, bringing this national meeting and 250 visitors to Texas Tech University.

May 31, 2006

Brian McFadden Publishes Article

Dr. Brian McFadden, assistant professor of Old English Language and Literature in the Department of English, has published "Sweet Odors and Interpretative Authority in the Exeter Book Physiologus and Phoenix," in Papers on Language and Literature 42.2 (2006): 181-209.

May 19, 2006

Three English Faculty Awarded Arts & Humanities Travel Funding

Drs. Bruce Clarke, Jennifer Frangos, and John Poch of the Department of English are recipients of Arts & Humanities Travel Funding Awards.

May 16, 2006

Two A&S Faculty Awarded Service-Learning Fellowships

Dr. Kirk St.Amant, assistant professor of Technical Communication and Rhetoric in the Department of English, and Dr. Laura Lowe, assistant professor of Social Work in SASW, have been awarded Service-Learning Faculty Fellowships by the Teaching, Learning and Technology Center.

May 13, 2006

Stephen Jones Inspires Students to Publish

Dr. Stephen Jones, associate professor of Creative Writing in the Department of English, required that students in ENGL 5370 (Studies in Creative Writing) either get published or write a 200-page novel on giant squid hunters or the widows they leave behind. All nine students in the course received at least one acceptance over the course of the semester.

May 3, 2006

Julie Nelson Couch Serves as Guest Editor of Arthuriana

Dr. Julie Nelson Couch, assistant professor of Middle English Language and Literature in the Department of English, guest edited the current issue of "Arthuriana" (16.2, Summer 2006), the peer-reviewed "Journal of Arthurian Studies" and the "Quarterly for the International Arthurian Society-North American Branch."

April 26, 2006

Kirk St.Amant Publishes Article on Outsourcing

Dr. Kirk St.Amant, assistant professor of Technical Communication and Rhetoric in the Department of English, has published "Open Source and Outsourcing: A Perspective on Software Use and Professional Practices Related to International Outsourcing Activities" in the edited collection "Outsourcing and Offshoring in the 21st Century: A Socio-Economic Perspective" (eds. Harbhajan S. Kehal and Varinder P. Singh, Idea Group Publishing, 2006).

April 25, 2006

Jerome Stueart, English Alum, Publishes Articles

Dr. Jerome Stueart, an August 2005 Ph.D. graduate of the Creative Writing program in the English Department, has published one article (in collaboration with Drs. Sherry Ceniza and Ed Folsom) and has had a second accepted for publication.

April 24, 2006

Thomas Barker Receives Service Award

Dr. Thomas Barker, professor of Technical Communication and Rhetoric in the Department of English, is recipient of a Distinguished SIG [Special Interest Group] Service Award from the Society for Technical Communication for "sustained leadership and support of the Consulting and Independent Contracting SIG and for mentoring future SIG leaders."

April 18, 2006

William Wenthe Receives Book Award

Dr. William Wenthe, associate professor of Creative Writing in the Department of English, received a second-place prize of $2500 in this year's President's Book Award competition for "Not Till We Are Lost," a book of poems.

April 13, 2006

Kirk St. Amant Receives Teaching Award

Dr. Kirk St. Amant, assistant professor of Technical Communication and Rhetoric in the Department of English, is a recipient of IS1100's Innovative Teaching Award for his use of online exercises in this class for first-year students. 

April 7, 2006

Stephen Jones Receives Fiction Award

Dr. Stephen Jones, associate professor of Creative Writing in the Department of English, is the recipient of the Texas Institute of Letters Jesse Jones Award for Best Work of Fiction (TIL's biggest fiction prize) for "Bleed Into Me: A Book of Stories" (U of Nebraska Press, 2005).

April 5, 2006

Dr. John Poch Named Artist of the Month

Dr. John Poch, assistant professor of Creative Writing in the Department of English, has been named "Artist of the Month" by Image, the literary journal published by the Center for Religious Humanism.

April 4, 2006

Jacqueline Kolosov-Wenthe to Publish Book of Poems

VAGO, a book of poems by Dr. Jacqueline Kolosov-Wenthe, assistant professor of Creative Writing in the Department of English, has been accepted for publication later this year by Lewis & Clark Press of the University of Idaho.

April 4, 2006

Robert Kane to Speak on Relativism

Dr. Robert Kane (Philosophy Department, University of Texas) will speak on Thurday, April 6, at 7:30 P.M. in LH-001 in the English/Philosophy Building. The title of his talk is "Are All Values Relative? Seeking Common Ethical Ground in a Pluralist Society." This event is free and open to the public.

April 2, 2006

Colleen Fitzgerald and ESL Interns to Give Presentation

Dr. Colleen Fitzgerald, assosciate professor of Linguistics in the Department of English, and eight of her students (Kolbe Cotter, Marcia Crabtree, Naida Gonzales, Jared Hoover, Nathan Jahnke, Kristen Jones, Jimmy R. Kelly, and Stephen Sellers) will give a presentation on "Student ESL Internships as Model for Teaching Multiculturalism" at the 5th Annual Texas National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME), meeting here in Lubbock on March 24 and 25.

March 7, 2006

Min-Joo Kim to Give Presentations in Kyoto and Seoul

Dr. Min-Joo Kim, assistant professor of Linguistics in the Department of English, will give three presentations on Linguistics this month in Kyoto and Seoul.

March 6, 2006

Sean Grass Receives Travel Grant

Dr. Sean Grass, assistant professor of 19th Century British Literature in the Department of English, has been awarded a Gloria Lyerla Library Memorial Fund Research Travel Grant of $750.

February 27, 2006

Min-Joo Kim Has Article on Linguistics Accepted

Dr. Min-Joo Kim, Assistant Professor of Linguistics in the Department of English, will publish "Acquisition of an Adjunct Island inside There-Sentences" in the Journal of Cognitive Science.

February 20, 2006

Jennifer Frangos to be Honored at 2006 Tribute to Teachers

Dr. Jennifer Frangos, an Assistant Professor in the Department of English, will be honored at this year's Tribute to Teachers Banquet, sponsored by Texas Tech's College of Education.

February 14, 2006

Rich Rice Publishes Multimodal Journal Article

Dr. Rich Rice, Assistant Professor of Rhetoric and Composition in the Department of English, has published "Reading Multimodal Texts: Remediating the Text" (co-authored with Cheryl Ball of Utah State University) in the electronic journal Kairos (complete with trailer, making-of documentary, author commentaries, and reviews, all available online at http://english.ttu.edu/kairos/10.2/binder2.html?coverweb/riceball/index.htm

February 13, 2006

Dr. Mary Jane Hurst Gives MLA Presentation on TTU Undergraduate Research Program

Dr. Mary Jane Hurst of the Department of English delivered a presentation on TTU's Undergraduate Research Program at the 2005 convention of the Modern Language Association titled "Undergraduate Research in the Humanities at Texas Tech University."

January 24, 2006

Jay Rushing, Emeritus Faculty in English, Dies on January 19, 2006

James "Jay" Rushing, a TTU faculty member for 32 years, died on January 19, 2006. Rushing received a BS in Journalism and an MA in English from Southern Methodist University. In fall, 1952, he was hired by Tech as an instructor. In the late 1950s, Rushing did graduate work at the Unviersity of Tennessee before returning to teach in the English Department until his retirement in 1984.

January 24, 2006

Brian McFadden Publishes Article

Dr. Brian McFadden, assistant professor of Old and Middle English in the Department of English, has published "'The Books of Life': Preserving Narrative and Identity in the Old English Lives of St. Margaret" in English Studies, 86.6 (2005): 473-92.

January 24, 2006

Brian Still and Kirk St. Amant Publish Article on E-Commerce

Drs. Brian Still and Kirk St. Amant of the Department of English have published "Internal Cultural Barriers to E-Commerce Implementation: A Case Study of How Ineffective Leadership Doomed XYZ's Online Transaction System" in the International Journal of Cases on Electronic Commerce.

January 19, 2006

John Poch Has Poems Accepted for Publication and Recording

Dr. John Poch, assistant professor of Creative Writing in the Department of English, has poems accepted for publication at New Letters, From the Fishouse, Unpleasant Event Schedule, Iowa Review, Cimarron Review, and Sewanee Theological Review. 

January 17, 2006

Mary Jane Hurst Delivers Paper at National Convention

Dr. Mary Jane Hurst of the English Department delivered a paper, "Undergraduate Research in the Humanities at Texas Tech University," at the annual convention of the Modern Language Association in Washington, DC, 27 December 2005.

January 10, 2006