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Professor Tim Hibsman of the English Department
presented “Mini-Game Madness: What's Hip, Fun, & Educational” at the 2016 CUE Conference (Computer Using Educators
Conference) on March 17 in Los Angeles.
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Professor Dana Driscoll of the English Department gave a webinar for the
writing center community and published an article in the latest Writing Center Journal.
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Gloria Park, English, and Shannon Tanghe published a co-authored
piece,“‘Build[ing] something which alone we could not have done’:
International collaborative teaching and learning in language teacher
education,” in volume 57 of the System.
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Quanisha Charles was selected as one of 10 recipients of the 2016
Scholars for the Dream Travel Awards to attend the Conference on College
Composition and Communication.
Posted on 12/7/2015 1:30:26 PM
An essay by Helen Sitler (English Department), “Data of the Heart,” will appear in the March 17, 2016, issue of the Writing Campus, a peer-reviewed, online scholarly blog.
Posted on 12/4/2015 1:36:27 PM
Conceived in Modernism: The Aesthetics and Politics of Birth Control, by Aimee Wilson (English Department), examines the roots of birth control politics in literature from the early 20th century.
Posted on 12/3/2015 3:01:11 PM
Aimee Wilson (English Department) presented a paper titled “No Gates, No
Locks, No Bolts: Feminist Politics and Information Access in the
Digital Realm” on November 19, 2015, at the Modernist Studies
Association conference in Boston.
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Emily Wender (English) presented her work on teaching young adult
literature through a disability lens at the National Conference of
Teachers of English in Minneapolis, Minn., on November 21, 2015. Her
talk was titled “Marcelo in the Real World: Social Justice and a
Posted on 12/1/2015 1:45:54 PM
John Branscum′s memoir Things in the Shape of Trailers has been nominated from more than 300 creative nonfiction pieces published in the last year in Hippocampus Magazine for a Pushcart Prize.
Posted on 11/30/2015 1:35:17 PM
At noon on Saturday, November 21, Associate Professor of English Todd Thompson will participate in a virtual book signing at the Abraham Lincoln Book Shop in Chicago.
Posted on 11/17/2015 4:54:12 PM
Curt Porter (English Department)
presented a paper called "Working/Playing Across the Political Spectrum
of World English Studies" on November 6, 2015, at the Curriculum and
Pedagogy national conference in Cleveland.
Posted on 11/8/2015 3:35:11 PM
For the fifth consecutive year, Lilia Savova from the English Department has been invited to review the 2016 Fulbright applications for English Language Teaching Research/Assistant grants in Europe.
Posted on 11/6/2015 4:00:30 PM
Michael T. Williamson was nominated and elected to serve as editor of Pennsylvania English, a peer-reviewed, highly selective journal of creative writing, literary critical writing, and literary historical writing.
Posted on 11/3/2015 8:53:04 AM
Michael T. Williamson (English Department)
presented a paper, “Landscapes of Freedom: Nineteenth Century British
Women Writers and the Polities of Intervention in the Balkans and the
USA,” at the Pennsylvania College English Association on Oct. 2, 2015.
Posted on 11/3/2015 8:48:37 AM
Michael T. Williamson (English Department)
presented “‘Treason, Stiff with Doom:’ Aesthetic Inheritance,
Cultural Betrayal, and the Right to Self Determination in Felicia
Hemans’s and Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s War Poetry” at the 23rd North
American Society for the Study of Romanticism conference on Romanticism
Posted on 11/3/2015 8:46:21 AM
Quanisha Charles, an English instructor and PhD candidate in the
Composition and TESOL program, presented her preliminary research study,
titled “Lived Experiences of Black Teachers of English Working in South
Korea,” at the 15th annual Diversity Challenge: Race, Culture, and
Social Justice, hosted by Boston College, in Boston, Mass.
Posted on 10/26/2015 1:10:23 PM
Brian Carpenter, assistant professor in English and English education, will present at WSRL about research on how an explicit focus on Linguistic Socialization affects students in a freshman composition course.
Posted on 10/24/2015 8:23:27 AM
Bryna Siegel Finer, English Department assistant professor and director
of Writing Across the Curriculum, presented on the BRCA gene as a
representative of the organization FORCE (Facing Our Risk of Cancer
Empowered) to employees of the City of Pittsburgh as part of the
Department of Innovation and Performances’ monthly speaker series.
Posted on 10/21/2015 9:30:30 AM
Jesse Cole was selected as the 2015 English Association of Pennsylvania
State Universities’ Outstanding English Major for Indiana University of
Pennsylvania, on the basis of her GPA, many service activities, and the
originality and merit of her work—as reflected through numerous honors
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Dana Driscoll and Roger Powell (English Department) published their article, “Conducting and Composing RAD Research in the Writing Center: A Guide for New Authors” in the Peer Review.
Posted on 10/14/2015 11:41:10 AM
Gloria Park and Jocelyn Amevuvor’s invited co-authored piece, “‘If you
learn about these issues, you′re going to learn...more about yourself
and things that you come in contact with every day’: Engaging
undergraduate students in meaningful literacy in a research writing
course” was published in the July 2015 Journal of Pedagogic Development.
Posted on 10/13/2015 2:00:43 PM
Gloria Park, English Department, and MA TESOL student Kristiane Moe’s invited co-authored piece, “Gender and NNESTs,” will be published in Wiley′s upcoming TESOL Encyclopedia of English Language Teaching.
Posted on 10/13/2015 1:46:30 PM
Tim Hibsman (English Department)
presented the paper “Cross-Disciplinary Collaboration on Gaming
Proposals” at the 2015 English Association of the Pennsylvania State
Universities on Oct. 10 at the Slippery Rock University.
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Tim Hibsman (English Department)
presented a sports film and literature lecture titled “Secrets of the
Frozen Lake” at the 2015 Pennsylvania College English Association in
Scranton, Pa. on October 3.
Posted on 10/13/2015 11:43:44 AM
Gloria Park, associate professor of English and director of the TESOL
Graduate Certificate of Recognition program, has been appointed for a
fourth year to serve on the Fulbright National Screening Committee to
screen applications for the Fulbright English Teaching Assistants.
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Laurel Black and Judith Villa of the English Department spoke in May
2015 at Georgetown University at “Fighting Inequality: Class, Race, and
Power: Joint Conference of the Labor and Working Class History
Association and the Working Class Studies Association.”
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Dan Weinstein, English, facilitated a workshop, “Draw Your Inner World,”
at the 2015 Conference of the NCTE Assembly for Expanded Perspectives
on Learning held in summer 2015 in Estes Park, Colorado.
Posted on 8/24/2015 1:22:31 PM
John Branscum′s stories “Disposa Pet,” “Mattress Tag Addendum,” and
“Picker” will appear in the October print and online issues of Carbon Culture Review.
Posted on 8/24/2015 1:01:38 PM
Assistant Professor of English John Branscum was one of the winners of
the 2015 Appalachia/Affrilachia Poetry Contest hosted by Argus House
Press. As a result, his collection, Skinwalkers, will be published in October 2015.
Posted on 8/24/2015 12:54:31 PM
Dan Weinstein, English, presented a paper titled
“Freestyle Digitality: An Approach to Reading and Writing Through
Text Transformation and Improvisation” at the 2015 Computers and Writing
conference held at the University of Wisconsin–Stout.
Posted on 8/24/2015 11:48:29 AM
Chauna Craig, English, has been selected as a writer-in-residence for the Fort Lyon Supportive Residential Community in Las Almas, Colorado, during 2016.
Posted on 8/24/2015 11:24:22 AM
Todd Thompson, associate professor of English, recently published a
monograph, The National Joker: Abraham Lincoln and the Politics
of Satire, which traces the
relationship between the popular presss satires on Lincoln and
Lincoln’s own satiric self-presentation.
Posted on 8/21/2015 11:03:09 AM
Todd Thompson, associate professor of English and coordinator of the MA
in English: Literature and MA in English: Composition and Literature
programs, delivered an invited keynote lecture at Kalamazoo College’s
2015 Hilberry Symposium.
Posted on 5/13/2015 1:41:17 PM
English Composition and TESOL student Janelle Newman presented
“Representations of Families of Linguistic and Cultural Diversity in
Parent Involvement Educational E-Discourse” at the American Association
of Applied Linguistics (AAAL) 2015 conference in Toronto.
Posted on 5/9/2015 6:31:44 PM
Lingyan Yang, associate professor in the English Department and director
of Women’s Studies, and Kaitlin Tonti and Meghan Hurley, doctoral
students in the graduate English program in Literature and Criticism,
presented scholarship on American multiethnic women’s literature in the
national MELUS conference (Society for the Study of the Multi-Ethnic
Literature of the U.S.) in Athens, Ga. on April 9–12, 2015.
Posted on 4/28/2015 2:52:13 PM
Composition and TESOL student Ahmed Alnasser’s poster on “EFL Saudi
Students’ Preferences for Different Writing Styles” won the Graduate
Student Assembly Peers Choice Award at the 2015 IUP Graduate Scholars
Posted on 4/28/2015 10:26:53 AM
Graduate students and faculty members presented a World Englishes and
Translingual Practices panel at the 2015 American Educational Research
Associate conference in Chicago on April 19.
Posted on 4/23/2015 10:54:37 AM
Professor of English Lynn Shelly and graduate assistant Kathleen Hynes
spoke about their
research on writer-tutor interactions in the writing center at the
Punxsutawney campus, focusing on the variable of the length of
relationship between the writer and the tutor at
the 2015 Mid-Atlantic Writing Center Association conference.
Posted on 4/17/2015 11:37:53 AM
The Indiana Masters Swim Team, including Gian
Pagnucci, chair of IUP English, and Richard Norris, IUP grounds crew, finished in second place at the 2015
Allegheny Mountain YMCA/YWCA Masters Swimming Association Championship.
Posted on 4/14/2015 8:06:26 AM
Melanie Holm presented at the 2015 annual meeting of the American
Society of Eighteenth Century Studies on
the mentorship and scholarship of Professor Michael McKeon, who is Board
of Governors Professor of English at Rutgers University.
Posted on 4/9/2015 10:55:34 AM
The English Department congratulates Kittiphong Praphan, a recent
graduate of the Graduate Studies in Literature and Criticism program, on
winning a 2015 Outstanding Graduate Student Research Award for his
dissertation, titled “Rice Culture, Buddhism, Wars, and Diaspora: Mutual
Legacies in Heterogeneity in Southeast Asian American and Diasporic
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Gloria Park’s article appears
in Journal of Pedagogic Development’s March 2015 issue.
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Lilia Savova’s presentation at the 2015 convention reflects her research on the linguistic analysis of texts,
both original and plagiarized, and showcases the pedagogical
approach she developed and applied in her teaching.
Posted on 4/2/2015 10:29:39 AM
Todd Thompson (associate professor of English, MA coordinator) and
Jessica Showalter (recent graduate of the PhD in the Literature and
Criticism program) published an edited, online edition of “Satire in Circulation: James Russell Lowell’s ‘Letter from a
Volunteer in Saltillo’” in the journal Scholarly Editing.
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In a continuation of the IUP English Department’s Colloquium
Series on video games as literature, Josh Begley held a discussion
about “Batman: Arkham City” on March 18, 2015.
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Usree Bhattacharya, Department of English, presented on a panel at AAAL) 2015 which theorized
citizenship as a process of inclusion and exclusion leading to the
creation of illegitimate hierarchies.
Posted on 3/25/2015 4:50:27 PM
Veronica Watson’s co-edited collection, Unveiling Whiteness in the 21st Century: Global Manifestations, Transdisciplinary Interventions,
together seasoned and emerging scholars from seven countries and 10
disciplinary areas to intervene in the ideologies of whiteness in our
Posted on 3/24/2015 11:00:43 AM
The Writing Program at IUP is proud to present author and editor Ladette
Randolph presenting a series of short talks on writing and publishing
on Friday, March 27, in Nicholson Library of Leonard Hall.
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Kenneth Sherwood’s article “Distanced Sounding: ARLO as a Tool for the
Analysis and Visualization of Versioning Phenomena Within Poetry Audio”
has been published by Jacket 2, a serial sponsored by the University of Pennsylvania Center for Programs in Contemporary Writing.
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Steven Pearlman, director of Interdisciplinary Writing and Reasoning at
the University of Saint Joseph in Connecticut, will come to the IUP
campus and give a talk on how we teach thinking on March 26 in the HUB Monogahela Room.
Posted on 2/25/2015 4:42:50 PM
David Downing, director of Graduate Studies in Literature and Criticism,
had his 2009 essay, “What Does Neoliberalism Have to Do with Research
Writing?” re-published in the 100th-anniversary celebration issue of Radical Teacher.
Posted on 2/25/2015 4:37:47 PM
John Hoppenthaler, author of numerous poems in magazines and three collections of poetry from Carnegie Mellon Press, will read from his most recent book, “Domestic Garden,” in the Kipp Gallery of Sprowls Hall, followed by a Q&A.
Posted on 2/12/2015 11:56:58 PM
O. Salako’s article, “Marginalized Labeling: An Evaluation of English
Speaking Africans Classified as ESL Students,” appeared in the
well-respected International Journal of Language and Linguistics. It discusses the placement of African students whose first language is English in ESL classes in the U.S.
Posted on 2/4/2015 2:50:50 PM
Dan Weinstein and Gloria Park’s article “Helping Students Connect:
Architecting Learning Spaces for Experiential and Transactional
Reflection” has been published in the November 2015 issue of the Journal of Pedagogic Development.
Posted on 1/21/2015 8:52:40 AM
Lilia Savova participated in the review of U.S. Fulbright applications for the academic year 2014–15. Her work was part of the English Teaching Assistants international program, which is one of several Fulbright U.S. student programs.
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Tanya Heflin (Department of English) attended the University of
Virginia’s Rare Book School in order to workshop the Women’s Diary
Posted on 11/29/2014 4:24:58 PM
Tanya Heflin (Department of English) served as
presiding officer of Autobiography for the fourth year at the 112th
annual PAMLA conference in Riverside, California.
Posted on 11/29/2014 4:23:13 PM
Tanya Heflin (Department of English) presented a paper, “Minds in the
Gutter: Psychological Self-Exposure in Graphic Memoir,” at the 112th
annual PAMLA conference in Riverside, California.
Posted on 11/29/2014 4:20:54 PM
Tanya Heflin (Department of English) presented a paper, “‘Neither a wild
Indian, nor a tame one’: Zitkala-Ša’s Outsider Activism,” at the 16th
annual Modernist Studies Association conference.
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Daniel Weinstein gave a presentation, "Inside the Mind of an
Improvisational Writer" at the 2014 World Conference of the Applied
Improvisation Network in Austin, Texas.
Posted on 11/13/2014 6:05:06 PM
An article by Lynn Shelly was the lead article in the November/December issue of Writing Lab Newsletter, a publication of the International Writing Centers Association.
Posted on 11/13/2014 11:56:39 AM
Michael T. Williamson (Department of English) presented
"Communism and Irresolvable Mobility in Eric Ambler's Background to
Danger and Martha Gelhorn's A Stricken Field."
Posted on 11/13/2014 11:32:33 AM
Michael Williamson co-chaired a seminar,
“Representing the Second World War, Genocide, the Holocaust: Modernist
Confluences and Divisions,” at the 16th annual Modernist Studies
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Patrick Bizzaro, Department of English, presented his paper, “A Wild and Dynamic Dance: English Studies Twerks into the Deep Universe,” at the EAPSU meeting on October 3, 2014.
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Chauna Craig’s (English Department) creative nonfiction essay, “Death of a Thousand Cuts,” appears in the current issue of Lime Hawk Review.
Posted on 10/23/2014 9:18:33 AM
Chauna Craig, Department of English, presented "Bees Buzzing Between Window Panes: Developing Student Attention Through Metaphor" at the Sixth Annual Conference of the Association for Contemplative Mind in Higher Education.
Posted on 10/13/2014 2:25:53 PM
Curt Porter has coauthored a study on art-based language pedagogy for the September issue of English Teaching: Practice & Critique.
Posted on 10/13/2014 9:23:47 AM
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An article by Stephan Schaffrath, temporary faculty member in both the English Department and the Department of Developmental Studies, has been republished in the anthology Contemporary Literary Criticism.
Posted on 10/1/2014 11:31:47 AM
Laura Ragsdale, English-Writing Studies, was featured in the national music magazine CMJ. Ragsdale, former DJ and music director at WIUP, synthesized her work in an independent study in English and practicum in Communications Media this past spring to develop and sustain a regular blog, Unclaimed Baggage, on contemporary music and to write a guide for college radio music directors.
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Lilia Savova has been invited to serve on the Fulbright National
Screening Committee, screening applicants to
several European countries. This is the third time Savova has been asked to serve on the national committee.
Posted on 9/3/2014 10:38:22 AM
The September 2014 special issue of TESOL Journal,
co-edited by Gloria Park and Sarah Henderson Lee, includes articles by other members of IUP’s Composition and
TESOL program: Curtis Porter, Ann Amicucci, and IUP alumni Jocelyn Amevuvor and
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Daniel J. Weinstein presented a workshop, “Freely, Aptly, Deeply: Sensitizing Student Writers to a Transcendent Vision of Textuality” at the 2014 Annual Conference of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning.
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Lingyan Yang, English Department and Women’s Studies program, presented “A Brief
Intellectual History of Asian Pacific American Cultural Criticism,” and
reported as vice president and program chair at the 2014 Society for the Study of Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States national
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A presentation by Lilia Savova, Department of English, focused on collaboration through interactivity, connectivity, and project sharing using online environments such as Moodle, Blackboard Collaborate videoconferencing, wikis, discussion boards, Google Docs, and multimodal joint projects.
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On January 30, 2014, English Department faculty and other members of the IUP community gathered in the Crimson Event Center to jubilantly celebrate the achievements of those English Department faculty members who published scholarly writing between August 2012 and November 2013. The event, organized and emceed b
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In Summer 2014, Gloria Park (English) will introduce her new course,
English 281: World Englishes: Understanding Language and Ideology around
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