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John Poch to Publish Seven Poems

Dr. John Poch, Associate Professor of Creating Writing in the Department of English, has the following new poems accepted for publication: 
- "Great-tailed Grackles" and "At the Hospice" in Smartish Pace
- "Trout that Swim" in Gray's Sporting Journal
- "The Wash" in Country Dog Review
- "Submachine Guns and Hydrangeas" and "Mesa" in O Tempora!
- "La Giganta" in Colorado Review

December 11, 2009

Min-Joo Kim and Nathan Jahnke to Publish Article

Dr. Min-Joo Kim and Ph.D. student Nathan Jahnke, both of the Department of English, will publish the article "The Meaning of Utterance-Final Even" in The Journal of English Linguistics.

December 3, 2009

Ann Daghistany Ransdell to Publish Article

Dr. Ann Daghistany Ransdell, Associate Professor of Comparative Literature in the Department of English, will publish the article "Southern Gothic and Spatial Form in Naslund's Four Spirits" in Women's Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal.

December 2, 2009

Bruce Clarke Appointed Journal Editor

Dr. Bruce Clarke, Professor of Literature and Science in the Department of English, has been appointed editor of Configurations, the journal of the Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts. 

For more information on this journal, published by Johns Hopkins University Press, visit http://www.press.jhu.edu/journals/configurations/

November 20, 2009

Kanika Batra to Publish Interview

Kanika Batra, Assistant Professor of Postcolonial Literature in the Department of English, will publish an interview with Jasbir Jain (Indian feminist activist, writer, and cultural critic) titled "Contesting Postcolonialism: Cynthia Leenerts and Kanika Batra in Conversation with Professor Jasbir Jain" in the journal South Asian Review (June 2010).

November 2, 2009

Bruce Clarke Publishes New Collection of Essays

Dr. Bruce Clarke, Professor of Literature and Science in the Department of English, has published a new collection of essays (co-edited with Mark B. N. Hansen, University of Chicago), Emergence and Embodiment: New Essays on Second-Order Systems Theory (Duke University Press, 2009).

October 22, 2009

Marliss Desens and Marjean Purinton Publish Article

Dr. Marliss Desens and Dr. Marjean Purinton, both of the Department of English, have published the article "Shakespearean Shadows: Parodic Haunting of Thomas Love Peacock's Nightmare Abbey and Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey" in Shakespearean Gothic, ed. Christy Desmet and Anne Williams (Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2009).

October 21, 2009

Ryan Hoover and Amy Koerber to Publish Article

Ph.D. candidate Ryan Hoover and Associate Professor Amy Koerber, both specialists in Technical Communication in the Department of English, co-authored the article "Using NVivo to Answer the Challenges of Qualitative Research in Professional Communication: Benefits and Best Practices," which has been accepted for publication in IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication.

October 14, 2009

Bruce Clarke Interviewed in Literary Journal

Dr. Bruce Clarke, Professor of Literature and Science in the Department of English, is interviewed in the October 2009 issue of Wild River Review.

October 14, 2009

Curtis Bauer To Publish Five Translations

Dr. Curtis Bauer, Assistant Professor of English and Spanish, has had five translated poems accepted for publication by the literary journal THE AMERICAN POETRY REVIEW. THE AMERICAN POETRY REVIEW is dedicated to reaching a worldwide audience with a diverse array of the best contemporary poetry and literary prose; it is one of the most widely circulated and respected poetry magazines in the nation. Bauer's translations, "NATURAL HAPPINESS," "DESTINED FOR OBLIVION?" "AIKIDO," "GYMNAST," and "THERE IS SOMETHING INSIDE LOVE" are from the Spanish poetry collection "Eros es mas" by Juan Antonio Gonzalez Iglesias. These translations will appear in the November/December 2009 issue.

September 28, 2009

Sean Grass Publishes Article

Dr. Sean Grass, Associate Professor of Nineteenth Century British Literature and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of English, has published the article "Great Expectations, Self-narration, and the Power of the Prison" in the collection Stones of Law, Bricks of Shame, edited by Jan Alber and Frank Lauterbach (University of Toronto Press, 2009), pp. 171-190.

September 21, 2009

Curtis Bauer to Have Translation Published

Dr. Curtis Bauer, Assistant Professor of English and Spanish, has had a translated poem accepted for publication by the literary magazine CIRCUMFERENCE. CIRCUMFERENCE is devoted to presenting translations of new work being written around the globe, new visions of classical poems, and translations of foreign language poets of the past who have fallen under the radar of American readers. Bauer's translation is "October, Month Without Gods" from the Spanish "Octubre, Mes Sin Dioses" by Juan Antonio Gonzalez Iglesias. 

September 8, 2009

Mary Jane Hurst Publishes Essay

Dr. Mary Jane Hurst, Professor of Linguistics in the Department of English and 2009-2010 ACE Fellow, has published the essay "Mentor Yourself" in Inside Higher Ed. The essay is available at http://www.insidehighered.com/advice/2009/29/hurst

August 5, 2009

Sara Spurgeon Publishes Article

Dr. Sara Spurgeon, Associate Professor of Literature of the Southwest in the Department of English, has published the article "Miracles in the Desert: Literature, Water, and Public Discourse in the American West" in the Summer 2009 issue of Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment (ISLE).

August 3, 2009

Kanika Batra to Publish Book

Dr. Kanika Batra, Assistant Professor of Postcolonial Literature in the Department of English, will publish the book Feminist Visions and Queer Futures in Postcolonial Drama: Community, Kinship, and Citizenship in 2010 in Routledge's series in Advances in Theatre and Performance Studies.

July 2, 2009

Sara Spurgeon Publishes Article

Dr. Sara Spurgeon, Associate Professor of Literature of the Southwest in the Department of English, has published the article "The Cyborg Coyote: Generating Theory in the Borderlands" in the Spring 2009 issue of Southwestern American Literature.

June 3, 2009

Rich Rice Appointed to State Textbook Review Panel

Dr. Rich Rice, Associate Professor of Rhetoric and Composition in the Department of English, has been appointed to the State Textbook Review Panel for Proclamation 2010, to serve specifically on the review panel for AP English Language.

May 18, 2009

Kanika Batra to Publish Article

Dr. Kanika Batra, Assistant Professor of Postcolonial Literature in the Department of English, will publish the article "The Home, the Veil and the World: Reading Ismat Chughtai towards a 'Progressive' History of the Indian Women's Movement" in the journal Feminist Review.

May 8, 2009

Wendell Aycock is Honors College Faculty Member of the Year

Dr. Wendell Aycock, Professor of Comparative Literature in the Department of English and Associate Dean of the Graduate School, is the Honors College Faculty Member of the Year. Dr. Aycock will be given the award at the Honors College Banquet on May 8 at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center.

April 22, 2009

Sean Zdenek Publishes Article

Dr. Sean Zdenek, Assistant Professor of Technical Communication in the Department of English, has published the article "Charting a Course Between Methodological Formalism and Eclecticism: Pedagogical Tensions in Three Rhetorical Analysis Textbooks" in the April 2009 issue of The Review of Communication 9(2): 188-211: http://is.gd/sqxz

April 14, 2009

Wendell Aycock Wins CEA Professional Achievement Award

Dr. Wendell Aycock, Professor of Comparative Literature in the Department of English and Associate Dean of the Graduate School, is the recipient of the College English Association's highest award, the CEA Professional Achievement Award. The award was given to Wendell at the CEA's 40th Annual Conference, March 28, in Pittsburgh.

April 14, 2009

Ann Hawkins Wins Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award

Dr. Ann Hawkins, Associate Professor of Book History in the Department of English, is a recipient of a 2009 Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award. Dr. Hawkins and all the recipients will be honored at the Center for Undergraduate Research spring banquet on Thursday, April 16.

April 10, 2009

Mary Jane Hurst Awarded ACE Fellowship

Dr. Mary Jane Hurst, Professor of Linguistics in the Department of English, is the recipient of a 2009-2010 American Council on Education (ACE) Fellowship. During the fellowship year, Dr. Hurst will be at a participating university (to be named later), working with its president and key administrators to develop greater abilities in addressing and managing issues in higher education.

April 6, 2009

Lara Crowley and Tim Crowley Awarded NEH Summer Seminar Stipends

Dr. Lara Crowley and Dr. Tim Crowley, both of the Department of English, are each recipients of NEH summer stipends of $3800 to participate in the seminar on "The Reformation of the Book: 1450-1650." The June 22-July 24 seminar will focus on the relationship of developing print culture in Renaissance Europe, particularly England, to the religious reformations of the time.

March 26, 2009

John Poch to Publish Two Poems in Leading Journal

Dr. John Poch, Associate Professor of Creative Writing in the Department of English, will have two poems published soon in Poetry: "Where the Earth Grinds on its Axis" and "A River." Founded in 1912 by Harriet Monroe, Poetry has a circulation of 30,000 and each year publishes 300 poems out of roughly 90,000 submissions.

March 25, 2009

Brian Still Wins IEEE Award.

Dr. Brian Still, Assistant Professor of Technical Communication in the Department of English, is the recipient of the 2009 Emily K. Schlesinger Award for outstanding service to IEEE's Professional Communication Society.

March 23, 2009

Lara Crowley Made Assistant Editor on Donne Projects

Dr. Lara Crowley, Assistant Professor of 17th Century British Literature in the Department of English, has been invited to serve as Assistant Editor on two major projects in Donne studies: The Variorum Edition of the Poetry of John Donne: Songs and Sonnets (Indiana University Press) and The John Donne Letters (Oxford University Press), the first scholarly edition of his letters.

March 23, 2009

Angela Eaton Wins $3K for Lubboock Animal Services

Dr. Angela Eaton, Assistant Professor of Technical Communication in the Department of English, is the author of a grant proposal funded for $3,351 for Lubbock Animal Services to advertise animals up for adoption in Lubbock's Avalanche Journal and TTU's Daily Toreador.

March 15, 2009

William Wenthe Wins Literary Award

Dr. William Wenthe, Professor of Creative Writing in the Department of English, is the recipient of the Everett Southwest Literary Award from the University of Central Oklahoma for his poetry manuscript-in-progress, Words Before Dawn. The award includes a prize of $5,000.

March 5, 2009

Marjean Purinton Publishes Article

Dr. Marjean Purinton, Professor of British Romantic Literature in the Department of English and Associate Dean of the Honors College, has published the article "Cross-Dressing and the Performance of Gender in Romantic-Period Comic Plays by Women" in the new collection Spheres of Action: Speech and Performance in Romantic Culture, edited by Alexander Dick and Angela Esterhammer (U of Toronto P, 2009: pp. 178-193).

February 16, 2009

Scott Baugh's Edited Collection on Chicana/o Culture to be Published in Second Edition

Dr. Scott Baugh, Associate Professor of Film Studies in the Department of English, has a second edition of his 2006 edited collection Mediating Chicana/o Culture: Multicultural American Vernacular forthcoming from Cambridge Scholars Press. The collection now includes an afterword by Dr. Baugh, "Aquí y Ahora on Teaching Chicana/o Cultural Studies" (pp. 174-93).

January 18, 2009

Rebecca Rickly Publishes Article

Dr. Rebecca Rickly, Associate Professor of Rhetoric and Composition in the Department of English, has published the article "The Importance of Harmony: An Ecological Metaphor for Writing Research" (co-authored with Kristie S. Fleckenstein, Clay Spinuzzi, and Carole Clark Papper) in the December 2008 issue of College Composition and Communication (pp. 388-419).

January 18, 2009

Ken Baake and Joyce Carter Publish on Rhetoric of Economics

Dr. Ken Baake and Dr. Joyce Locke Carter, both Associate Professors of Technical Communication and Rhetoric in the Department of English, have essays in 2008's How Language is Used to Do Business: Essays on the Rhetoric of Economics, edited by Edward Clift (Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen Press, 2008.)

January 17, 2009

Jill Patterson Wins Poetry Prize

Dr. Jill Patterson, Associate Professor of Creative Writing in the Department of English, has won the Postcard Prize sponsored by Meridian, a semi-annual literary journal published by the University of Virginia, for her poem "He Travels On Business." The poem will be distributed on postcards at the annual Associated Writing Programs Conference and Bookfair in Chicago.

January 17, 2009

Brian Still Publishes Book

Dr. Brian Still, Assistant Professor of Technical Communication in the Department of English, has published the book Online Intersex Communities: Virtual Neighborhoods of Support and Activism (Cambria Press, 2009).

January 9, 2009

Kanika Batra Publishes Two Articles

Dr. Kanika Batra, Assistant Professor of Postcolonial British Literature in the Department of English, has published two articles:

"Pulling the Coat: Postcolonial Performativity in Black British Women's Drama" in the January 2009 issue of African and Black Diaspora (Routledge)

"Bread, Blood, and Bones: Democratic Socialism and Jamaican Drama" in the collection Southern Postcolonialisms (Routledge)

January 7, 2009

Marta Kvande to Publish Article

Dr. Marta Kvande, Assistant Professor of 18th Century British Literature in the Department of English, will publish the article "Reading Female Readers: The Female Quixote and Female Quixotism" in the collection British Women Novelists of the 1750s (forthcoming from Lehigh University Press).

January 5, 2009