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English Department News: March 2013

Dan Weinstein Presents “Improvisational Acting as Preparation for Reading”

Weinstein described how the stages of “The Harold,” based on Wagner’s Ring Cycle, may be enacted in classrooms to help students to engage, playfully yet meaningfully, with complex source materials. Conference for College Composition and Communication, Las Vegas, March 15, 2013.

Posted on 3/27/2013 2:27:40 PM

Branscum’s New Anthology “Red Holler” Released

John Branscum, Department of English, announces the release of his new anthology, Red Holler: Contemporary Appalachian Literature, a diverse anthology of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and graphic essays by contemporary Appalachian writers.

Posted on 3/27/2013 2:18:22 PM

Carvalho to Publish on Martin Espada

Temporary English faculty member Ed Carvalho’s edited collection on Martín Espada has just been accepted for publication with Fairleigh Dickinson University Press. This makes the third book published/accepted for publication for Carvalho in 2013.

Posted on 3/26/2013 2:57:10 PM

MELUS 2013 National Conference, Cosponsored by IUP, a Wonderful Success

The national conference of the Society for the Study of the Multi-Ethnic Literature of the U.S. on March 14–17, 2013, in Pittsburgh was a wonderful success. President Driscoll and many other faculty, staff, and students attended.

Posted on 3/26/2013 1:48:16 PM

Park Joins Teacher Identity Research Panel

Gloria Park, assistant professor of English and director of the M.A. TESOL program, has been invited to join a panel of TESOL teacher education scholars at the International TESOL Convention in Dallas, Texas, in March 2013.

Posted on 3/13/2013 6:30:01 PM

Bridge Program Presents “Sophomore Super-Heroes Tell It Like It Is!”

Successful sophomore members of the IUP Bridge Program shared their experience, strength, and hope in the transitioning process from IUP Punxsutanwey to the IUP Indiana campus in the Fall semester—with an emphasis on smart strategies for academic and social survival.

Posted on 3/13/2013 10:35:13 AM

Downing Authors the Modern Language Association Online Toolkit on Academic Freedom

The toolkit, written by David Downing, director of graduate studies in Literature and Criticism, was recently approved by the Executive Council of the MLA.

Posted on 3/13/2013 10:34:40 AM

Zombies Invade English Department

A brave band of students fought off an unexpected zombie attack in Leonard Hall on March 7, 2013, where they had gathered for an English Book Club meeting to discuss the best-selling graphic novel series The Walking Dead.

Posted on 3/12/2013 4:07:39 PM

Sherwood to Develop New Technologies to Access and Analyze Spoken Word Recordings

Kenneth Sherwood, Department of English, will participate as a poetry scholar in a year-long project for the NEH-funded Institute for Advanced Topics in Digital Humanities, focusing on developing and using new technologies to access and analyze spoken word recordings within audio collections.

Posted on 3/8/2013 12:21:45 PM

Yang Discusses “American Multiethnic Women’s American Dream”

Lingyan Yang, Department of English, presented “American Multiethnic Women’s American Dream” at the Modern Language Association (MLA) convention in Boston on January 3–6, 2013.

Posted on 3/3/2013 1:32:06 PM

MELUS 2013 National Conference in Pittsburgh, Cosponsored by IUP

President Michael Driscoll will welcome scholars, teachers, and graduate students from all over America on behalf of IUP at the national conference of the Society for the Study of American Multi-Ethnic Literature of the U.S. on March 14–17, 2013, in Pittsburgh.

Posted on 3/3/2013 1:24:17 PM

Cope to Publish on Rhetoric of Energy Extraction

“Ecoseeing A Tradition of Colonization: Revealing the Shadow Realities of Marcellus Drilling,” by Brian Cope, Department of English, will be included in the anthology Environmental Rhetoric and Ecologies of Place, scheduled for publication in July 2013.

Posted on 3/1/2013 4:28:19 AM

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