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Brian McFadden Publishes Article

Dr. Brian McFadden, Associate Professor Of Old English Language and Literature in the Department of English, has published the article "Raiding, Reform, and Reaction: Wondrous Creatures in the Exeter Book Riddles" in Texas Studies in Literature and Language (50.4: 329-51).

December 15, 2008

Lara Crowley to Publish Article

Dr. Lara Crowley, Assistant Professor of 17th Century British Literature in the Department of English, will publish the article "Was Shakespeare's Dedicatee a Poet?: Authorship Questions and Manuscript Context for 'The Earle of Southampton prisoner, and condemned. to Queen Elizabeth'" in the journal English Literary Renaissance (ELR).

December 15, 2008

Kanika Batra to Publish Article

Dr. Kanika Batra, Assistant Professor of Postcolonial Literature in the Department of English, will publish the article "'Our own gayful rest': A Postcolonial Archive of Gay and Lesbian Community Building in Jamaica" in Small Axe: A Journal of Caribbean Criticism (Duke University Press).

November 17, 2008

Lara Crowley Publishes Article

Dr. Lara Crowley, Assistant Professor of 17th Century British Literature in the Department of English, has published the article "Donne, not Davison: Reconsidering the Authorship of 'Psalme 137'" in Modern Philology 105.4 (2008): 603-36.

November 3, 2008

Jill Patterson's Short Story Included in Journal's 50-Year Best-Of Anthology

The short story "Any Minute" by Dr. Jill Patterson, Associate Professor of Creative Writing in the Department of English, has been reprinted in Descant: Fifty Years (Texas Christian University Press, 2008) a best-of Descant anthology that includes Joyce Carol Oates, Robert Penn Warren, Charles Bukowski, Denise Levertov, Charles Harper Webb, and others. 

October 24, 2008

Jacqueline Kolosov-Wenthe Receives TSRA Award

The Red Queen's Daughter (Hyperion, 2007) by Dr. Jacqueline Kolosov-Wenthe, Associate Professor of Creative Writing in the Department of English, has been named as an Honor Book in Young Adult Literature by the Texas State Reading Association.

October 23, 2008

Three A&S Faculty Featured in the Presidential Lecture & Performance Series

On Tuesday, October 28, at 3:30 in the Matador Room of the SUB, the President's Lecture & Performance Series will feature a panel discussion by the most recent winners of the President's Book Award: Dr. Michael Borshuk of English, Dr. John Beusterien of Classical and Modern Languages and Literatures, and Dr. Stefan Estreicher of Physics. Book signing opportunities will be available during the reception that follows. The panel and reception are free and open to the public. Please attend!

October 20, 2008

Thomas Barker's Research Featured In Healthy Emergency Newsletter

Dr. Thomas Barker, Professor of Technical Communication in the Department of English, on faculty development leave this semester in Alberta doing research on risk communication regarding pandemics, is featured in the Fall 2008 issue of the Health Emergency Preparedness Press, a quarterly newsletter published by Alberta Health Services - Capital Health of Canada.

October 20, 2008

Min-Joo Kim to Publish Article

Dr. Min-Joo Kim, Assistant Professor of Linguistics in the Department of English, will publish the article "E-type Anaphora and Three Types of kes Construction in Korean" in Natural Language and Linguistic Theory, an international journal of theoretical linguistics.

October 20, 2008

Sara Spurgeon to Publish Article

Dr. Sara Spurgeon, Associate Professor of Literature of the Southwest in the Department of English, will publish the article "Mimesis and the Bomb: Race, Masculinity, and (de)Colonial Identities in Martin Cruz Smith's Stallion Gate" in a special issue of the journal Southwestern American Literature.

October 13, 2008

Julie Nelson Couch Publishes Article

Dr. Julie Nelson Couch, Assistant Professor of Middle English Language and Literature in the Department of English, has published the article, "Defiant Devotion in MS Laud Misc. 108: The Narrator of Havelok the Dane and Affective Piety," in the journal Parergon (25.1: 2008).

October 9, 2008

Kanika Batra to Publish Article in Collection

Dr. Kanika Batra, Assistant Professor of Postcolonial Literature in the Department of English, will publish the article "Polygamous Postcolonialism: Surrogate Masculinity and Political Power in Tess Onwueme's The Reign of Wazobia" in the forthcoming collection titled Emerging Perspectives on Tess Onwueme, edited by Maureen Eke and published by Africa World Press.

October 8, 2008

Michael Borshuk to Publish Short Story

Dr. Michael Borshuk, Assistant Professor of African American Literature in the Department of English, will publish the short story "Nights in Radio" in the literary journal Short Story.

October 7, 2008

Priscilla Ybarra Publishes Article in MLA Teaching Series

Dr. Priscilla Ybarra, Assistant Professor of Latina/Latino Literature in the Department of English, has published the article (co-authored with Jorge Marcone of Rutgers University) "Mexican and Chicana/o Environmental Writing: Unearthing and Inhabiting" in Teaching North American Environmental Literature, Eds. Laird Christensen, Mark C. Long, and Fred Waage. New York: MLA, 2008. 93-111. This is the latest volume in MLA's Approaches to Teaching series.

October 1, 2008

Mary Jane Hurst Interviewed on Local News

Dr. Mary Jane Hurst, Professor of Linguistics in the Department of English, was interviewed on the local television news (KJTV-34) on Friday, September 5, offering a brief, nonpartisan linguistic analysis of the acceptance speeches of Barack Obama and John McCain. 

The video is available at the following:
http://www.myfoxlubbock.com/myfox/pages/News/Detail?contentId=7370654&version=1&locale=EN-US&layoutCode=VSTY&pageId=3.2.1

September 8, 2008

Mike Borshuk to Publish Two Short Stories

Dr. Mike Borshuk, Assistant Professor of African American Literature in the Department of English, has two short stories forthcoming: "Dinner at Jeremy's" in Gentle Strength Quarterly, and "The Easter Visit" in 34th Parallel.

September 2, 2008

Marjean Purinton Publishes Three Articles

Dr. Marjean Purinton, Professor of British Romantic Drama in the Department of English and Associate Dean of the Honors College, has published three articles. Also, during the summer she presented papers at the University of Limoges and at the University of Toronto. See details after the link.

August 29, 2008

Kanika Batra to Publish Article

Dr. Kanika Batra, Assistant Professor of Postcolonial Literature in the Department of English, will publish the article "Pulling the Coat: Postcolonial Performativity in Black British Women's Drama" in African and Black Diaspora: An International Journal (Volume 2, Number 1, January 2009, Routledge).

August 26, 2008

Rich Rice Promotes Chess and Writing at Back-to-School Fiesta

Dr. Rich Rice, Associate Professor of Rhetoric and Composition, organized the Department of English display at the annual Back-to-School Fiesta on Saturday, August 16. Elementary school students (prospective first-generation college students) were given the opportunity to see themselves on camera as writers and to try the department's One-Laptop-Per-Child computers. Dr. Rice also brought along International Chess Master (and new TTU student) Gergely Antal of Hungary to engage students in games of chess and reinforce the shared strategies of chess and writing.

August 20, 2008

John Poch to Publish New Poems

Dr. John Poch, Associate Professor and Director of Creative Writing in the Department of English, has new poems forthcoming: "Forgiveness" in Meridian, "Ocean" in Five Points, and "Well Into Winter" in Paris Review.

August 15, 2008

Scott Baugh Awarded Research Grant

Dr. Scott Baugh, Associate Professor of Film Studies in the Department of English, was awarded a $750 Marshall Fishwick Research Grant (funded through the Popular Culture/American Culture Association Endowment Fund) to cover material and travel costs related to his archival research on Chicana/Chicano video arts at the Video Data Bank-School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

August 11, 2008

Michael Borshuk Co-Edits Special Issues

Dr. Michael Borshuk, Assistant Professor of African American Literature in the Department of English, has published the first of two special issues on the city in literature and film (co-edited with Robert Brazeau) for Studies in the Literary Imagination (entitled Scripting Urban Culture I and Scripting Urban Culture II). In addition to co-authoring the introduction for each, the second issue (to be published later this year) will feature Dr. Borshuk's article "True Tales and 8 Mile Memoirs: Exploring the Imaginary City of Detroit."

August 6, 2008

Angela Eaton Wins $164K for South Plains Food Bank

Dr. Angela Eaton, Assistant Professor of Technical Communication in the Department of English, volunteered in April to write two grants (one to the Helen Jones Foundation and one to the CH Foundation) for the South Plains Food Bank. Each grant was fully funded for a total of $164,644.

August 5, 2008

Jill Patterson Publishes Chapter in Texas Monthly Serial Novel

Dr. Jill Patterson, Associate Professor of Creative Writing in the Department of English, will publish Chapter 8 ("The Break-In") of a twelve-chapter serial novel appearing this year in Texas Monthly. Elmer Kelton kicked off the first chapter. Oscar Casares, Will Clarke, Debra Monroe, and Amanda Eyre Ward have written subsequent chapters. TM has kept it a secret who will be writing the penultimate and final chapters. TM will post on its website (www.texasmonthly.com) the podcast of Dr. Patterson's reading of Chapter 8 by August 1.

July 22, 2008

Amy Koerber and Brian Still Publish Special Issue on Online Health Communication

Dr. Amy Koerber and Dr. Brian Still, both Assistant Professors of Technical Communication in the Department of English, co-edited a special issue of Technical Communication Quarterly on online health communication (17.3, July-September 2008, pp. 259-378).

July 7, 2008

Min-Joo Kim to Publish Article

Dr. Min-Joo Kim, Assistant Professor of Linguistics in the Department of English, will publish the article "Relevance of Grammar and Pragmatics to the Relevancy Condition" in the journal Language Research.

June 13, 2008

Bruce Clarke Featured in Chronicle of Higher Education

Dr. Bruce Clarke, Professor of Literature and Science in the Department of English, and a former member of the music group Sha Na Na, was featured in this week's Chronicle of Higher Education in a short article about the subsequent academic careers of several of the group's original members. See the full story at 
http://chronicle.com/weekly/v54/i40/40a00601.htm.

June 11, 2008

Arts and Sciences Faculy Strong in Fall 2008 REF Grant Competition

Faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences submitted a total of 89 proposals (55.28% of all submissions) for the Fall 2008 Research Enrichment Fund Grant Competition, sponsored by the Vice President for Research. Results announced Monday, June 9, revealed 22 Arts and Sciences faculty representing 8 departments were winners of awards. The Department of Classical and Modern Languages and Literatures claimed the most awards with 6, followed closely by Biological Sciences with 5, and English with 4. The Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work received 3 awards, Mathematics and Statistics received 2, and Geoscieces and Chemistry and Biochemistry each received 1 award. Award recipients are named with the title of their projects and amount of award at http://www.depts.ttu.edu/vprgs/ref_grant_09stats.php.

June 9, 2008

Four English Faculty Awarded $94K in REF Competition

Four faculty from the Department of English received a total of $94,121 in the Spring 2008 Research Enrichment Fund competition: Dr. Ken Baake, Associate Professor of Technical Communication; Dr. Ann Hawkins, Associate Professor of Bibliography; Dr. Jill Patterson, Associate Professor of Creative Writing; and Dr. William Wenthe, Professor of Creative Writing. See more about each award following the link.

June 9, 2008

Jennifer Snead Publishes Article

Dr. Jennifer Snead, Assistant Professor of 18th Century British Literature in the Department of English, has published the article "Religion in Eighteenth-Century Literature" in Literature Compass 5 (May 2008, Blackwell Publishing).

June 3, 2008

John Poch Named Poet-of-the-Month

Dr. John Poch, Associate Professor and Director of Creative Writing in the Department of English, is Poet-of-the-Month for June on PoetryNet (www.poetrynet.org).

June 2, 2008

Kanika Batra to Publish Article

Dr. Kanika Batra, Assistant Professor of Postcolonial Literature in the Department of English, will publish the article "Emergent Sexual Identities in Indian Women's Writing" in South Asian Review (Volume 29, Number 1: Fall 2008).

June 2, 2008

Kanika Batra Publishes Article

Dr. Kanika Batra, Assistant Professor of Postcolonial Literature in the Department of English, has published the article "In Alliance with the Women's Movement" in the January-March issue of the quarterly bilingual journal Street Theatre Dialogue (New Delhi: Street Theatre Forum, 2008).

April 29, 2008

Peter Myers Publishes Two Short Stories

Peter Myers, a lecturer in the Department of English, has published the short story "The Edge" in the Spring 2008 issue of Willow Review. A second short story, "The Secrets that I Keep," is forthcoming in Talking River Review.

April 29, 2008

Sociology Instructor, English Department Named in 2008 Reader's Choice Awards

Linda Larrabee, a visiting instructor in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work, was named a "Best Professor/Instructor" in The Daily Toreador's 2008 Reader's Choice Awards. The Department of English was named "Most Helpful Department."

April 25, 2008

Bruce Clarke Publishes New Book

Dr. Bruce Clarke, Professor of Literature and Science in the Department of English, has published a new book, Posthuman Metamorphosis: Narrative and Systems (Fordham University Press, 2008).

April 21, 2008

Kanika Batra to Publish Article

Dr. Kanika Batra, Assistant Professor of Postcolonial Literature in the Department of English, will publish the article "Bread, Blood, and Bones: Democratic Socialism and Jamaican Drama" in Southern Postcolonialisms, edited by Sumanyu Satpathy (Routledge, 2008).

April 21, 2008

Michael Borshuk Wins President's Book Award

Dr. Michael Borshuk, Assistant Professor of African American Literature in the Department of English, is this year's winner of the President's Book Award for Swinging the Vernacular: Jazz and African American Modernist Literature (Routledge 2006). The first-place award carries a prize of $5000. Read more about the book after the link.

April 18, 2008

Michael Schoenecke Receives Publication Award

The six-volume Greenwood Encyclopedia of World Popular Culture, co-edited by Dr. Michael Schoenecke, received the Ray and Pat Browne Award for Best Reference/Primary Source Work at the 2008 National Popular Culture & American Culture Associations Conference in San Francisco. Dr. Schoenecke is Associate Professor of Film Studies in the Department of English.

April 5, 2008

Amy Koerber and Melonie McMichael to Publish Article

Dr. Amy Koerber and Ph.D. student Melonie McMichael, both of the Technical Communication program in the Department of English, will publish the article "Qualitative Sampling Methods: A Primer for Technical Communicators" in the October 2008 issue of Journal of Business and Technical Communication.

March 26, 2008

Mike Schoenecke Receives National Award

Dr. Mike Schoenecke, an Associate Professor of Film Studies in the Department of English, is the recipient of the Popular Culture Association and American Culture Association Award, the most distinguished award given by the associations. He is only the second person to receive this award since PCA was founded in 1967 and ACA in 1979.

March 25, 2008

John Poch Awarded Donald Justice Poetry Prize

Dr. John Poch, Associate Professor of Creative Writing in the Department of English, has been awarded the 2008 Donald Justice Prize. In addition to the $1000 prize, Dr. Poch's book of poems, Two Men Fighting with a Knife, will be published this June by Contemporary Poetry Review Press. He will also be a featured reader at the West Chester Poetry Conference, the largest poetry conference in the United States. (Follow the link for more information, including exerpts from reviewers' comments on Dr. Poch's work.)

March 20, 2008

Locke Carter and Ken Baake Publish Articles in New Collection

Dr. Locke Carter and Dr. Ken Baake, both Associate Professors of Technical Communication in the Department of English, have each published chapters in a new collection, How Language is Used to Do Business: Essays on the Rhetoric of Economics. Dr.Carter's article is Chapter 1, "Rhetoric, Markets, and Value Creation: Notes towards a Productive Rhetoric." Dr. Baake's article is Chapter 6, "Teaching Rhetoric with Economics: A Canon of Eloquence, Truth, Lies, or All of the Above?"

March 19, 2008

Jacqueline Kolosov-Wenthe Wins Chapbook Competition

Dr. Jacqueline Kolosov-Wenthe, Associate Professor of Creative Writing in the Department of English, is the winner of White Eagle Coffee House Press's Chapbook Competition for Quickening, a sequence of poems written in anticipation of the birth of her daughter Sophie. The judge was New Mexico poet Katie Kingston, and the chapbook will be published in August.

March 3, 2008

Four A&S Faculty Named for 2008 President's Excellence in Teaching Award

Dr. Nathan Collie, Department of Biological Sciences, Dr. Bolanle Olaniran, Department of Communication Studies, Dr. Ken Baake, Department of English, and Dr. Magdalena Toda, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, recently were notified by Provost Marcy that they have been named recipients of the President's Excellence in Teaching Award. The award recognizes overall excellence in the teaching role. These fine faculty members will be recognized for their outstanding contributions to teaching at the Faculty Honors Convocation on April 22, 2008.

February 26, 2008

John Poch to Publish Three Poems

Dr. John Poch, Associate Professor of Creative Writing in the Department of English, will have three poems included in the 2009 Fishouse Anthology of Poetry published by Persea Press. The book will be accompanied by a CD featuring recordings of many of the poems, including one of Dr. Poch's.

January 28, 2008

John Poch's 32 Poems Magazine Honored in Best American Poetry

Best American Poetry 2008 will include a poem first published in 32 Poems Magazine, edited by Dr. John Poch, Associate Professor of Creative Writing in the Department of English. Of the thousands of poems published each year, only 75 are picked for this annual collection.

January 28, 2008

Julie Nelson Couch Publishes Article

Dr. Julie Nelson Couch, assistant professor of Middle English Language and Literature in the Department of English, has published the article "The Vulnerable Hero: Havelok and the Revision of Romance" in Chaucer Review (2008), 42.3, pp. 330-352.

January 22, 2008

Thomas Barker Made Fellow of the Society of Technical Communication

Dr. Thomas Barker, Professor of Technical Communication in the Department of English, will be made a Fellow of the Society for Technical Communication at its 55th annual meeting, this year in Philadelphia, June 1-4. STC is the largest association in the world of technical writers, editors, illustrators, and designers as well as technical writing teachers, with 14,000 members and 153 chapters.

January 14, 2008

Miles Kimball Wins National Council Award

Dr. Miles Kimball, an Associate Professor of Technical Communication in the Department of English, is the recipient of the National Council of Teachers of English Award for Best Article on Historical Research or Textual Studies in Technical and Scientific Communication for his article "London through Rose-Colored Graphics: Visual Rhetoric and Information Graphic Design in Charles Booth's Maps of London Poverty" (published in The Journal of Technical Writing and Communication).

January 8, 2008

Jennifer Snead To Publish Article in English Literary History

Dr. Jennifer Snead, an Assistant Professor of 18th-Century British Literature in the Department of English, will publish the article "Epic for an Information Age: Pope's 1743 Dunciad in Four Books and the Theater Licensing Act" in the journal ELH (English Literary History), published by Johns Hopkins University Press.

January 8, 2008

Kirk St. Amant Edits Special Issue on Outcomes and Assessment

Dr. Kirk St.Amant, an Associate Professor of Technical Communication in the Department of English, is guest co-editor of a special issue of Technical Communication (the journal of the Society for Technical Communication) on Academic Program Review and Assessment. The timely issue includes eight articles on learning outcomes and assessment for both onsite and online programs.

January 8, 2008

Amy Koerber, Jonathan Arnett, and Tamra Cumbie to Publish Article

Dr. Amy Koerber, Assistant Professor of Technical Communication in the Department of English, with Jonathan Arnett and Tamra Cumbie, two graduate students from the TC program, will publish the article "Distortion and the Politics of Pain Relief: A Habermasian Analysis of Medicine in the Media" in the Summer 2008 issue of the Journal of Business and Technical Communication.

January 8, 2008

Ann Hawkins Interviewed for Chronicle Article

Dr. Ann Hawkins, Associate Professor of Bibliography in the Department of English, was interviewed by the Chronicle of Higher Education for the article "The Literary Anthology, Revised and Excised." The article is available at http://chronicle.com/weekly/v54/i17/17a00103.htm.

January 7, 2008