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Kanika Batra and Rich Rice to Publish Article

Dr. Kanika Batra and Dr. Rich Rice, both of the Department of English, will publish the article "Transcoded Remediation and Convergence: Spectacle, Sleaze, and Bollywood Dreams in Mira Nair's Monsoon Wedding" in the forthcoming collection Postcolonial Cinema Studies (Routledge, 2011), edited by Sandra Ponzanesi and Marguerite Waller.

December, 1, 2010

William Wenthe to Publish Poem

Dr. William Wenthe, Professor of Creative Writing in the Department of English, will publish a nine-page poem, "Impromptu Novena in Mid-September" in the journal IMAGE: Art, Faith, Mystery.

November 30, 2010

Jacqueline Kolosov-Wenthe's Novel Selected for 2011 Tayshas Reading List

A Sweet Disorder (Hyperion, 2009), by Dr. Jacqueline Kolosov-Wenthe, Associate Professor of Creative Writing in the Department of English has been selected for the 2011 Tayshas Reading List. The Texas Library Association's Tayshas list highlights the best fiction and non-fiction books for Texas teens.

November 30, 2010

Bruce Clarke to Speak in Paris and Vienna

Dr. Bruce Clarke, Professor of Literature and Science in the Department of English and Senior Fellow of the International Research Institute for Cultural Technologies and Media Philosophy at Bauhaus-University Weimar, has been invited to give presentations in Vienna and Paris:
"Heinz von Foerster in the Systems Counterculture," Institüt für Zeitgeschichte, University of Vienna, December 16, 2010.
"Systems between Life and Technology: Autopoietic and Non-Trivial Machines," University of Paris 8, March 19, 2011.

November 4, 2010  

Curtis Bauer Gives Invited Lecture and Two Readings

Dr. Curtis Bauer, Assistant Professor of Creative Writing in the Department of English, gave a writing workshop entitled "Walking The Path: The Daily Walk as a Writing Exercise" and read from his poetry and translations at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine. He was also invited to read his poems and translations in the University of Maine, Farmington Visiting Writers Series.

November 3, 2010

Amanda Booher Publishes Article 

Dr. Amanda Booher, Assistant Professor of Technical Communication in the Department of English, has published the article "Docile Bodies, Supercrips, and the Plays of Prosthetics" in a special issue on Disability Studies in Feminist Bioethics of the International Journal of Feminist Applied Bioethics (3.2, 2010).

October 25, 2010

Angela Eaton Publishes Textbook 

Dr. Angela Eaton, Associate Professor of Technical Communication in the Department of English, has co-authored (with Dr. Carolyn Rude of Virginia Tech) the 5th edition of Technical Editing (Longman 2011).

October 5, 2010

Ph.D Student in Technical Communication Publishes Article

Christiana Christofides, Ph.D. student in Technical Communication in the Department of English, has published the article "A Commonsense Approach to Internet Behavior in the Workplace" in the September/October issue of Intercom, the magazine of the international Society for Technical Communication.

October 1, 2010

Angela Eaton Publishes Article

Dr. Angela Eaton, Associate Professor of Technical Communication in the Department of English, has published the article "Conducting Research in Technical Editing" in the collection New Perspectives on Technical Editing (Baywood Publishing, 2010), edited by Avon J. Murphy.

September 21, 2010

William Wenthe to Publish Poems

Dr. William Wenthe, Professor of Creative Writing in the Department of English, will publish eleven poems in the following journals: Harvard Review, Hopkins Review, Sewanee Review, Ninth Letter, Stand Magazine (UK), and Northwest Review. Another poem is on Agni Online at http://www.bu.edu/agni/index2.html. In addition, a short overview review of his poetry was published in the online arts and literary review, Fogged Clarity, in April: http://foggedclarity.com/2010/03/the-soliloquies-of-william-wenthe/.

September 21, 2010

Amy Koerber Wins $5K Grant

Dr. Amy Koerber, Associate Professor of Technical Communication, is the recipient of the $5000 award for proposals related to graduate studies in NVivo's Spring 2010 international competition. The award will be used to acquire NVivo 9 licenses, online training, and other materials necessary to incorporate NVivo 9 in Dr. Koerber's Spring 2011 online graduate course in medical rhetoric (ENGL 5382: Theory and Research in Written Discourses of Health and Medicine).

September 1, 2010

Brian Still Publishes on Usability

Dr. Brian Still, Associate Professor of Technical Communication, has published Usability of Complex Information Systems: Evaluation of User Interaction, co-edited with Mike Albers of East Carolina University (and a TTU PhD in Technical Communication) and published by Taylor & Francis. The two have also co-edited a special section on technical communication and usability in the September 2010 issue of Transactions on Professional Communication, the peer-reviewed journal of IEEE's Professional Communication Society.

September 1, 2010

Ken Baake Publishes Article on Texas Folk Songs

Dr. Ken Baake, Associate Professor of Technical Communication, has published the article "'It's Now We've Crossed Pease River': Themes of Voyage and Return in Texas Folk Songs" in Great Plains Quarterly, 30 (2010): 171-82. The article is accompanied by audio recordings of four Texas folk songs (strings and vocals by Dr. Baake himself) at the GPQ site http://www.unl.edu/plains/publications/GPQ/gpq.shtml

August 26, 2010

Jacqueline Kolosov to Publish Poetry and Prose

Dr. Jacqueline Kolosov, Associate Professor of Creative Writing, will publish a critical essay on ekphrastic poetry (poetry based on visual art), "The Ekphrastic Poem: A Grounded Instance of Seeing," in The Writer's Chronicle, the bi-monthly journal of AWP (Associated Writing Programs). In addition, she has poetry and nonfiction forthcoming in Water~stone Review, Poetry East, Windhover, Under the Sun, and a Salmon Press anthology of poetry about dogs titled Dogs Singing - A Tribute Anthology.

August 25, 2010

Bruce Clarke to Deliver Keynote Address at International Conference

Dr. Bruce Clarke, Professor of Literature and Science in the Department of English, will be a keynote speaker at the Biodiversity and Art Symposium in Perth, Australia, November 26-28.

August 20, 2010

Curtis Bauer to Publish Poems and Translations

Dr. Curtis Bauer, Assistant Professor of Creative Writing in the Department of English, will publish the following poems and translations:

The poems "Mon Tout Dans Ce Monde," "Ars Poetica," "Misanthrope, Ma Non Troppo," and "The Language was Going," which are translations from the book Un Angulo Me Basta by Juan Antonio González Iglesias, will appear in the next issue of the Hampden-Sydney Poetry Review.

The poems "You Light Up My Life," "Chart For The Diversity Of Days," "Time Begets Decades," "American Campus," and "40," which are translations from the book Eros Es Más, also by González Iglesias, will appear in the next issue of The Dirty Goat.

The poem "Stupid Job" will appear in the forthcoming issue of The Cortland Review; the poem "Looking at 12 White Things" will be published in Tar River Poetry; and the poems "Anecdote of the Sea" and "Weather Sick" will appear in the next issue of Segue.

The poem "Colony Collapse Disorder" appeared in the Summer 2010 issue of the Indiana Review

August 20, 2010

Mary Jane Hurst Interviewed for Cooking with Ideas

Dr. Mary Jane Hurst, Professor of Linguistics in the Department of English, was interviewed for Cooking With Ideas by Dr. Susan Henking, Professor and former Department Chair of Religious Studies at Hobart and William Smith College in New York and editor of various series for Oxford University Press. The interview is available at http://cookingwithideas.typepad.com/cooking_with_ideas/2010/08/literature-food-texas-and-more-an-interview-.html.

August 19, 2010

Allison Whitney Publishes Article

Dr. Allison Whitney, Assistant Professor of Film Studies in the Department of English, has published the article "Etched with the Emulsion: Weimar Dance and Body Culture in German Expressionist Cinema" in Seminar: A Journal of Germanic Studies, 46.3 (2010): 240-254.

August 16, 2010

Joyce Carter Elected to CCCC Executive Committee

Dr. Joyce Carter, Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in Technical Communication in the Department of English, has been elected to the Executive Committee of the Conference on College Composition and Communication. Her three-year term is for the years 2011, 2012, and 2013.

August 10, 2010

Susan Lang and Robert Hudson to Publish Article

Dr. Susan Lang, Associate Professor and Director of First-Year Writing in the Department of English, and Robert Hudson, programmer for the RaiderWriter application, will publish the article "Redevelop, Redesign and Refine: Expanding the Functionality and Scope of Program-Management Software into a Research and Pedagogical Tool" in the collection Designing Web-Based Applications for 21st Century Writing Classrooms, edited by George Pullman and Baotong Gu and forthcoming from Baywood Publishing.

August 3, 2010

Kanika Batra Publishes Article

Dr. Kanika Batra, Assistant Professor of Postcolonial Literature in the Department of English, has published the article "The Home, the Veil, and the World: Reading Ismat Chughtai towards a 'Progressive' History of the Indian Women's Movement" in the June 2010 (Number 95) issue of the journal Feminist Review (Palgrave Macmillan). This article is part of a section titled "Theorizing the 'First Wave' Globally."

July 30, 2010

Kelli Cargile Cook to Speak at National and International Conferences

Dr. Kelli Cargile Cook, Associate Professor of Technical Communication in the Department of English and President of the Association of Teachers of Technical Writing (ATTW), will be the only US representative at "TC in a Globalized World 2010: An International Round-Table Conference of Leading TC Representatives" on August 23 in Tokyo. In addition, she (with Bruce Maylath of North Dakota State University) will deliver the presentation for the plenary session at the 2010 meeting of the Council for Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication (CPTSC) in Boise in October.

July 27, 2010

Department of English Awarded $94K by Helen Jones Foundation

The Helen DeVitt Jones Foundation has awarded the Department of English $94,000 in scholarships with which to recruit graduate students for the 2011-2012 academic year. Two proposals were submitted and both were funded, yielding four $11,000 scholarships in creative writing and seven $7,125 scholarships in literature and language. Dr. John Poch begin_of_the_skype_highlighting     end_of_the_skype_highlighting and Dr. Sean Grass composed the winning proposals with important guidance from A&S development officers Wendell Jeffreys and Emily Phillips.

July 19, 2010

Anne Hawkins Interviewed in Chronicle of Higher Education

Dr. Anne Hawkins, Associate Professor of Book History in the Department of English, was interviewed in the July 11 edition of The Chronicle of Higher Education for the article "The Career Risks of Scrutinizing the Physical Side of Books." The article identifies Texas Tech University as noteworthy for its support of bibliographic studies: "At Texas Tech, bibliography is simply woven into what the English department does."

July 13, 2010

Bruce Clarke to Deliver Keynote Address at International Conference

Dr. Bruce Clarke, Professor of Literature and Science in the Department of English, will deliver the keynote lecture at the annual meeting of the Society for Media Studies, hosted this year by the Bauhaus-University at Weimar, Germany. The conference (September 30 to October 2) will comprise 25 panels and over 300 participants. The theme of the conference is "Loopings": panels will address cyclic structures in the history and theory of media, including loops in film history, repetitions in series, automatisms, and recursions.

July 8, 2010

Bruce Clarke to Present at International Conference

Dr. Bruce Clarke, Professor of Literature and Science in the Department of English, will deliver the presentation "Overlapping Metamorphosis in the Larval-Transfer Hypothesis: System Differentiation, Autopoiesis, Hybridogenesis" at the European Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts Conference, Riga, Latvia, June 15-20, 2010.

June 9, 2010

Bruce Clarke to Publish Article

Dr. Bruce Clarke, Professor of Literature and Science in the Department of English, will publish the article "Steps to an Ecology of Systems: Whole Earth and Systemic Holism" in the collection Addressing Modernity: Social Systems Theory and US Cultures, edited by Hannes Bergthaller and Carsten Schinko (Amsterdam: Rodopi).

June 9, 2010

Min-Joo Kim Awarded $10K in Research Funds

Dr. Min-Joo Kim, Assistant Professor of Linguistics in the Department of English, has been awarded $10,000 in research funding from the Academy of Korean Studies for a project titled "Defining the Adjective in Korean."

June 8, 2010

Allison Whitney to Present at Two International Conferences

Dr. Allison Whitney, Assistant Professor of Film and Media Studies in the Department of English, will deliver presentations at two international conferences:

"Suspended in Air: Emotion and Politics in United 93" at the Tel Aviv International Colloquium on Cinema and Television Studies, hosted by the University of Tel Aviv, Israel, June 8-10.

"The City Screams: Busby Berkeley's Deadly Cityscapes" at the European Network for Cinema and Media Studies Conference at Kadir Has University, Istanbul, Turkey, June 24-27.

June 2, 2010

Kanika Batra to Publish Article

Dr. Kanika Batra, Assistant Professor of Postcolonial Literature in the Department of English, will publish the article "Kipps, Belsey, and Jegede: Cosmopolitanism, Transnationalism, and Black Studies in Zadie Smith's On Beauty" in Callaloo: A Journal of African Diaspora Arts and Letters (Johns Hopkins University Press).

May 21, 2010

Bruce Clarke Publishes Two Articles

Dr. Bruce Clarke, Professor of Literature and Science in the Department of English, has published two articles in the collection Critical Terms for Media Studies (Eds. W. J. T. Mitchell & Mark B. N. Hansen, U of Chicago Press, 2010): "Information" (pp.157-71) and "Communication" (pp.131-44).

May 12, 2010

Jennifer Snead Publishes Two Articles

Dr. Jennifer Snead, Assistant Professor of 18th Century British Literature in the Department of English, has published the following two articles: 

"Evangelical Literacies: Predestination and Print, 1739-1740," in Religion in the Age of Enlightenment, Vol. 1 (December 2009) pp. 83-108.

"The Work of Abridgements: Readers, Editors, and Expectations," in Reading in History: New Methodologies from the Anglo-American Tradition, ed. Bonnie Gunzenhauser (Pickering and Chatto, 2010), pp. 77-91.

May 11, 2010

John Poch to Publish Short Story

Dr. John Poch, Associate Professor of Creative Writing in the Department of English, will publish the short story "My Obituary" in the literary magazine The Pinch. 

April 26, 2010

Amy Koerber and Brian Still Publish Article

Dr. Amy Koerber and Dr. Brian Still, both professors of Technical Communication in the Department of English, have published the article "Listening to Students: A Usability Evaluation of Instructor Commentary" in the Journal of Business and Technical Communication, 24 (2010): 206-233.

April 24, 2010

Brian Still Publishes Article

Dr. Brian Still, Assistant Professor of Technical Communication in the Department of English, has published the article "A Dozen Years After Open Source's 1998 Birth, It's Time for OpenTechComm" in Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, 40.2 (2010): 219-228.

April 15, 2010

Rebecca Rickly and Greg Zobel Win Research Grant

Dr. Rebecca Rickly and Greg Zobel, both of the Department of English, are recipients of a $1500 research grant from CPTSC (Council for Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication) for their project "Doctoral Student Research Confidence and Research Challenges."

April 7, 2010

Jennifer Snead Publishes Two Articles

Dr. Jennifer Snead, Assistant Professor of 18th Century British Literature in the Department of English, has published two journal articles:

"Epic for an Information Age: Pope's 1743 Dunciad in Four Books and the Theater Licensing Act," ELH 77:1 (Spring 2010), 195-216.

"Print, Predestination, and the Public Sphere: Transatlantic Evangelical Periodicals, 1740-1745," Early American Literature 45:1 (Spring 2010), 93-118.

April 6, 2010

Anne Hawkins Receives CEA Service Award

Dr. Anne Hawkins, Associate Professor of Book History in the Department of English, is this year's recipient of the College English Association's Joe D. Thomas Distinguished Service Award in recognition of sustained service to this national organization. Dr. Hawkins has been with CEA for 18 years, serving in a variety of capacities, including as president of the organization.

March 31, 2010

Lara Crowley to Publish Article

Dr. Lara Crowley, Assistant Professor of 17th Century British Literature in the Department of English, will publish the article "A Text of Donne's 'Resurrection Imperfect'" in The John Donne Journal. 

March 8, 2010

Creative Writers Assist Public Defenders

Dr. Jill Patterson, Associate Professor of Creative Writing in the Department of English, and four Ph.D. students in Creative Writing taught a two-day seminar in Las Vegas to federal public defenders specializing in capital cases on how to write compelling stories for their clients.

February 26, 2010

Miles Kimball Receives WBU's Distinguished Alumni Award

Dr. Miles Kimball, Associate Professor of Technical Communication in the Department of English, is the recipient of Wayland Baptist University's Distinguished Alumni Award. Dr. Kimball will be honored at ceremonies in Plainview on Friday, February 26.

February 18, 2010

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 "Death as 'Neglect of Duty' in Howard Pyle's The Story of the Grail and the Passing of Arthur" in The Arthurian Way of Death, edited by Karen Cherewatuk and K. S. Whetter (Cambridge, UK: D. S. Brewer, 2009), 206-225.

February 2, 2010

Lara Crowley Publishes Article

Dr. Lara Crowley, Assistant Professor of 17th Century British Literature in the Department of English, has published the article "Literary and Cultural Contexts" (co-authored with Brian Blackley) in The Seventeenth-Century Literature Handbook, eds. Robert C. Evans and Eric J. Sterling (Continuum Press, 2010), pp. 58-84.

January 16, 2010

Michael Borshuk Interviewed on KAMC

Dr. Michael Borshuk, Assistant Professor of African American Literature in the Department of English, was interviewed by KAMC regarding the wording of racial categories on the 2010 census form. The interview is archived at http://everythinglubbock.com/content/video/?cid=46831.

January 14, 2010

Marta Kvande to Publish Article

Dr. Marta Kvande, Assistant Professor of 18th Century British Literature in the Department of English, will publish the article "Jane Barker's Exilius: Politics, Women, Narration, and the Public" in the collection From "Hearts Resolved and Hands Prepared": Essays in Honor of Jerry C. Beasley, edited by Christopher D. Johnson (University of Delaware Press).

January 14, 2010

Bruce Clarke Invited to Chinese Daoist Meeting

Dr. Bruce Clarke, Professor of Literature and Science in the Department of English, is one of fifty scholars who has been invited to participate in the inaugural meeting of the Chinese Daoist Salon (Daoxue Zhongguo Salong) in Zhengzhou, China, March 21-27. All of his expenses will be paid by the organizing committee.

January 7, 2010