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English Department News: October 2013

Watson Publishes Book on Whiteness in African American Literature

Veronica Watson’s book, The Souls of White Folk: African American Writers Theorize Whiteness, published in September 2013, is the first book to examine whiteness as an intellectual tradition within African American literature.

Posted on 10/30/2013 9:07:48 AM

A Reading by Fiction Writer Jeffrey Condran

Writer Jeffrey Condran will give a reading at IUP on November 6, 2013, in Nicholson Library, Leonard Hall.

Posted on 10/28/2013 11:42:02 PM

Digital Humanities Center Recognizes IUP Students as HASTAC Scholars

The Center for Digital Humanities and Culture recognizes three IUP graduate students who have been named 2014 HASTAC Scholars: Adam Colton, Matthew Corran, and Wesley Dunning.

Posted on 10/24/2013 9:40:55 AM

Holy Academia, Batman! Is That Really a Scholarly Book About Superheroes?

Gian Pagnucci, chair of English and Distinguished University Professor, and Alex Romagnoli, English teaching associate, have just published the book Enter the Superheroes: American Values, Culture, and the Canon of Superhero Literature.

Posted on 10/23/2013 2:51:29 PM

Rafoth Delivers Keynote Address at Chicago Writing Center Conference

Ben Rafoth, director the IUP Writing Center, delivered the keynote address at the 2013 meeting of the Midwest Writing Centers Association, held October 17–19 in Chicago.

Posted on 10/22/2013 8:01:57 AM

Hibsman Presents Paper on Lurking and Spying

Dr. Tim Hibsman, English Department, presented his paper, Lurking & Spying—As Valuable Online Teaching Tools at the Teaching Professor Technology Conference in Atlanta, GA, on October 6, 2013.

Posted on 10/21/2013 1:58:14 PM

Hibsman Presents at the Teaching Professor Technology Conference

Dr. Tim Hibsman, English Department, presented his paper, Teaching Writing Across the Curriculum with Technology, at the Teaching Professor Technology Conference in Atlanta, GA, on October 6, 2013.

Posted on 10/21/2013 1:56:12 PM

Branscum Invited to Southern Festival of Books

Dr. John Branscum, English Department, was an invited author and reader at the Southern Festival of Books in Nashville, Tennessee (October 11-13, 2013), along with over 200 more authors.

Posted on 10/21/2013 1:52:30 PM

Boo for Boobies: Hunt for the Cure

This overnight paranormal investigation of Keith and Leonard halls takes place the evening of October 26 into the early morning of October 27. A donation from registrations and t-shirt sales will be made to support local efforts to increase breast cancer awareness, prevention, and treatment.

Posted on 10/9/2013 10:13:40 AM

Sherwood Leads Day-Long Digital Archive Workshop for University of Cincinnati Libraries

Kenneth Sherwood, associate professor of English and codirector of the Center for Digital Humanities and Culture (DHC), led a day-long workshop for the Elliston Project Digital Archive at the University of Cincinnati on October 5, 2013.

Posted on 10/5/2013 5:10:48 PM

Branscum Publishes Four Stories in “Tusculum Review”

John Branscum (English) has four stories appearing in the Tusculum Review’s upcoming special anniversary issue in fall 2013.

Posted on 10/4/2013 11:28:33 AM

Branscum’s Book “Red Holler” Nets Starred Review

John Branscum’s (English) book Red Holler netted a starred review from Library Journal and a staff pick review from Forward Review, as well as winning the Linda Bruckheimer Series in Kentucky Literature award.

Posted on 10/4/2013 11:20:52 AM

Film Events

Upcoming movie screenings and discussions about the movie business

Posted on 10/2/2013 2:57:27 PM

Tenth Annual Indiana LGBT Film Festival Opens Sunday, October 6

The film festival begins with an opening reception in Beard Auditorium, Stouffer Hall. Award-winning author Lesléa Newman will deliver the keynote address. Here is the complete lineup of films.

Posted on 10/1/2013 3:52:42 PM

Acclaimed Author Newman to Keynote Indiana LGBT Film Festival, Speak at Six O’Clock Series

Lesléa Newman, author of “October Mourning: The Matthew Shepard Story” and “Heather HasTwo Mommies,” will keynote the opening reception of the 10th annual Indiana LGBT Film Festival on October 6.

Posted on 10/1/2013 3:35:00 PM

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