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Ph.D. Student in Technical Communication Publishes Ethics Case

Kimberly Elmore, Ph.D. student in Technical Communication and Rhetoric in the Department of English, has published the ethics case "Research, Politics, and Medical Writing" in the November 2010 issue of Intercom, the magazine of the Society for Technical Communication.

December 2, 2010

Ph.D Student in Technical Communication Wins Travel Award

Shon Bacon, Ph.D student in Technical Communication and Rhetoric in the Department of English, is one of ten recipients of the Scholars for the Dream Travel Award from the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC), a division of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE). The award includes a $750 prize, a reception at the CCCC Convention in Atlanta in April, and a one-year membership in NCTE and CCCC.

December 2, 2010

Ph.D. Student in Creative Writing to Publish Five Poems

Jake Ricafrente, Ph.D. student in Creative Writing in the Department of English, has five poems forthcoming: "The Building's Night Watchman in Winter" in Tampa Review, "Fayette County, Texas" in Country Dog Review, "Headway" and "The Homestead Down the Way" in Birmingham Poetry Review, and "Prayer" in On Earth As It Is.

November 30, 2010

Ph.D. Student in Creative Writing to Publish Book of Poetry

Ruben Quesada, Ph.D. student in Creative Writing in the Department of English, will have his first full-length book of poetry, The Next Extinct Mammal in America, published by Greenhouse Review Press in 2011.

November 30, 2010

Ph.D. Student in Creative Writing to Publish Essay

Nimi Finnigan, Ph.D. student in Creative writing in the Department of English, will publish the essay "Did You Hear the One about the Mule-Girl?" in the December 2010 issue of Rosebud Magazine.

November 8, 2010

Ph.D. Student in Creative Writing to Publish Poems 

Nimi Finnigan, Ph.D. student in Creative Writing in the Department of English, has two poems forthcoming: "Moving to Lubbock, Texas" and "A Skill For Us Black Folk" have been accepted for publication in the Winter 2011 issue of The Meadowland Review (www.themeadowlandreview.com).

November 2, 2010

Ph.D. Student in Creative Writing Publishes Essay

Joey Franklin, Ph.D. student in Creative Writing in the Department of English, has published the essay "Call me Joey" in Waccamaw: A Journal of Contemporary Literature

Read it at www.waccamawjournal.com/pages.html?x=308.

November 1, 2010

Ph.D. Student in Creative Writing to Publish Essay

Joey Franklin, Ph.D. student in Creative Writing in the Department of English, will publish the essay "How to be a T-Ball Parent" in the Spring 2011 issue of Pedestrian (www.thepedestrian.org). And his book review of Pat Madden's collection of essays Quotidiana will be published in the Spring 2011 issue of New Letters (www.newletters.org).

October 22, 2010

Ph.D. Student in English Awarded Scholarship

Seongeun Jin, Ph.D. student in the Department of English, is a recipient of the $10K Soongsil Honor Scholarship for the Gifted Student.

October 21, 2010

TTU Students Win in TACWT Competition

Four students were award recipients in the 2010 writing competitions of TACWT (Texas Association of Creative Writing Teachers): Laura Zak (B.A. 2010) and Ph.D students Aaron Alford, Lauri Anderson, and Adam Houle.

 

September 8, 2010

Carie Lambert Wins Scholarship

Carie Lambert, Ph.D. student in Technical Communication in the Department of English, is the recipient of a $1250 scholarship from the Helen Hodges Educational Charitable Trust for 2010.

August 11, 2010

Four Ph.D. graduates accept tenure-track positions

Four 2009 doctoral recipients in English have accepted tenure-track faculty positions at universities and colleges across the country, and a fifth has secured a prestigious post-doctoral fellowship to allow her to continue her groundbreaking research. Carrie Jerrell will begin this fall as an assistant professor of English at Murray State University in Kentucky. Jordan Cofer has accepted a position as assistant professor of English at Abraham Baldwin College in Georgia. Irenna Chang has just started a position as an assistant professor in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures at Tunghai University in Taiwan. Curtis Bauer has accepted a tenure-track position to remain at Texas Tech. Ayanna Jackson will begin her post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Texas, Arlington this fall.

August 11, 2010

Ph.D. Student in Creative Writing Wins Short Story Award

Rachel Furey, Ph.D. student in Creative Writing in the Department of English, is the winner of the Charles Johnson Student Fiction Award for the short story "Calls that Carry for Miles." The award includes a prize of $1000, a signed copy of a book by Charles Johnson, and publication of the short story in the 2011 Winter/Spring issue of Crab Orchard Review.

August 11, 2010

Three Creative Writing Students Named Best New Poets

Adam Houle, Brent Newsom, and Jake Ricafrente, Ph.D. students in Creative Writing in the Department of English, were all three named Best New Poets of 2010. Best New Poets is an annual anthology of 50 poems by emerging writers selected from nominations made by literary magazines and writing programs as well as from an open internet competition. Adam, Brent, and Jake are the only poets on the list from institutions in Texas.

August 10, 2010

Ph.D. Student in Creative Writing to Publish Three Poems

Adam Houle, Ph.D. student in Creative Writing in the Department of English, will have three poems in the anthology Dogs Singing, to be published later this year by Salmon Poetry (www.salmonpoetry.com): "Begging Home a Stray," "Nomenclature," and "After Watching a K-9 Assault Demonstration at Lackland AFB, 1967."

August 4, 2010

Ph.D Student in Technical Communication Wins Scholarship

Janie Santoy, Ph.D. candidate in Technical Communication in the Department of English, is the recipient of the 2010 CPTSC Diversity Scholarship. The award of $500.00 will be presented at this year's annual meeting of the Council for Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication in Boise, Idaho, September 30-October 2.

August 4, 2010

Ph.D. Student in American Literature to Publish Article

Andrew Husband, Ph.D. student in American Literature in the Department of English, will publish the article "Ecocriticism and the Globalized Political Economy: Affective Labor’s Environmental Affects" in a special forum on "Ecocriticism and Theory" in the journal ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment.

July 28, 2010

Ph.D Student in Technical Communication Wins Scholarship

Carie Lambert, Ph.D. student in Technical Communication in the Department of English, is the 2010 recipient of the $800 Graduate Scholarship from the Technical Editing Special Interest Group of the Society for Technical Communication (STC).

July 27, 2010

Ph.D. Student in Creative Writing Awarded Writing Residency

Jessicca Vidrine, Ph.D student in Creative Writing in the Department of English, was awarded a 16-day writing residency at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (VCCA) in Amherst, Virginia. She was also a finalist for the Janet B. McCabe Poetry Prize with the poem "Sometimes Sadness," which will be published in the Winter 2010/2011 (Issue 18) of Ruminate Magazine: Faith in Art and Literature.

July 27, 2010

Ph.D Student in Technical Communication to Publish Article

Lora Arduser, Ph.D. student in Technical Communication in the Department of English, will publish the article "Warp and Weft: Weaving the Discussion Threads of an Online Community" in the Journal of Technical Writing and Communication.

June 18, 2010

Ph.D. Student in Comparative Literature to Present at International Conference

Maria O'Connell, Ph.D. student in Comparative Literature in the Department of English, will present the paper "That Boy Ain't Right: Jimmy Blevins, John Grady Cole, and Romantic Masculine Promise in All the Pretty Horses" at the academic conference The American Literary West II: Beyond the Myth, October 7-8, 2010 in Vitoria-Gaitez, Spain at the University of Basque Country.

June 2, 2010

Ph.D. Student in Creative Writing to Publish Five Poems

Jake Ricafrente, Ph.D. student in Creative Writing in the Department of English, has five poems accepted for publication: "Concerning Stars" in Chicago Quarterly Review, "Confirmation" in Barrow Street, "Homecoming, Texas" in South Carolina Review, "These Words Are Not About" in Southern Indiana Review, and "Unlearning English" in Sewanee Theological Review.

June 2, 2010

Ph.D. Student in Creative Writing to Publish Essay

Aaron Alford, Ph.D. student in Creative Writing in the Department of English, will publish the essay "This Is Radio, Kid" in The Los Angeles Review.

May 20, 2010

TTU Alumnus Wins Poetry Prize

Matthew Ladd, 2003 B.A. in English (Creative Writing), is the recipient of the 2009 Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize, which includes a $5000 award and publication of the winning book manuscript, The Book of Emblems, by Waywiser Press both in the US and the UK.

April 26, 2010

Ph.D. Student in Creative Writing to Publish Five Poems

Adam Houle, Ph.D. student in Creative Writing in the Department of English, has five poems accepted for publication: "The Reddish Cur" in Southeast Review, "Soft Spot" in Apalachee Review, "North Is Looking Up" and "The Dishes" in Hawai'i Pacific Review, and "Memorial Day in Marquette County" in Georgetown Review.

April 15, 2010

Ph.D. Student in Technical Communication Wins Research Grant

Kristi Dunks, Ph.D. student in Technical Communication and Rhetoric in the Department of English, is the recipient of a $595 grant from the Wolf Aviation Fund for a research project that examines safety recommendation letters of the National Transportation Safety Board as well as the responses to and results of those recommendations.

April 7, 2010

Ph.D Candidate in Technical Communication Publishes Cover Article

Emil Towner, Ph.D. candidate in Technical Communication and Rhetoric in the Department of English, is co-author (with Heidi Everett) of the timely cover article for the March 2010 issue of Intercom magazine, "Responding to Accusations of Corporate Wrongdoing: How Technical Communicators Can Help."

March 23, 2010

Ph.D. Student in Creative Writing Awarded Writing Residency

Ruben Quesada, Ph.D. student in Creative Writing in the Department of English, has been awarded a residency at the Juniper Writing Institute at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Mr. Quesada will spend one week working with poets Mark Doty, Dara Wier, and Matthew Zapruder.

March 5, 2010

Ph.D. Student in Creative Writing to Publish Article

Joey Franklin, Ph.D. Student in Creative Writing in the Department of English, will publish the essay "An Excuse I've been Working on For Awhile" in the Fall 2010 edition of Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought.

February 26, 2010

Ph.D. Student in Creative Writing to Publish Poems

David Clark, Ph.D student in Creative Writing in the Department of English, will publish the poems "A Crossing" and "Transmission from the Rogue Astronaut" in the literary journal Linebreak and the poem "A Stipulation of Peafowl" in the literary journal Shenandoah.

February 10, 2010

Ph.D. Student in Creative Writing Wins Poetry Prize

Henrietta Goodman, Ph.D. student in Creative Writing in the Department of English, is the recipient of a Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Prize. The prize, given for a submission of three poems, includes a $2500 award.

February 5, 2010

Ph.D. Student in Creative Writing to Publish Short Story

Landon Moore, Ph.D. student in Creative Writing in the Department of English, will publish the short story "At the Laundromat" in the literary journal Confrontation.

February 5, 2010

Ph.D. Student in Creative Writing to Publish Poems

Adam Houle, Ph.D. student in Creative Writing in the Department of English, will publish the poems "Imperative" and "Considerations for Making Odds on the Iditarod" in the May 2010 issue of Cortland Review (www.cortlandreview.com).

January 21, 2010

Ph.D. Student in Technical Communication Publishes Ethics Case

Anirban Ray, Ph.D. student in Technical Communication and Rhetoric in the Department of English, has published the ethics case "The Revealing Uncertainty" in the December 2009 issue of Intercom, the magazine of the Society for Technical Communication.

January 4, 2010

Ph.D. Candidate in Technical Communication Publishes Article

Alec Hosterman, Ph.D. candidate in Technical Communication and Rhetoric in the Department of English, has published the article "Tools of the Trades: Getting Technical about Using Twitter" in the December 2009 issue of Intercom, the magazine of the Society for Technical Communication.

January 4, 2010

Ph.D. Student in Creative Writing to Publish Poems

Adam Houle, Ph.D. student in Creative Writing in the Department of English, will publish "On Touching My Dog's Cold and Perfect Teeth" in National Poetry Review and "In the Morning, A Miner Contemplates His Girlfriend's Daybed" in Potomac Review.

January 4, 2010