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Craig Presents on Metaphor as a Catalyst of Attention

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 Coauthors Article on Arts-Based English Language Pedagogy

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

Marsden Delivers Paper, “Teaching Law and Literature in the Undergraduate Classroom”

John Marsden of the English Department read his paper at the Pennsylvania College English Association annual conference on October 3–4, 2014, in State College, Pa.

Posted on 10/6/2014 9:31:14 AM

Schaffrath’s Contemporary Literary Criticism Anthologized

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

Student Writer and Music Lover Featured in National Magazine

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.

Posted on 9/17/2014 9:20:39 PM

Thompson and PhD Student Present On Creating Digital Edition of Antebellum Periodical Poetry

Todd Thompson, associate professor of English and coordinator of the MA in English: Literature and MA in English: Composition and Literature programs, copresented at the Liberal Arts and Technology Summit at Penn State University on September 13, 2014.

Posted on 9/15/2014 3:28:55 PM

Siegel Finer to Present on “Rhetoric of the Breast Cancer Gene”

Bryna Siegel Finer, Department of English, will present “As a Mutant, I Have a Super Power: The Rhetoric of the Breast Cancer Gene” at the Western States National Rhetoric and Literacy Conference in Reno, Nevada, in November 2014.

Posted on 9/15/2014 8:21:33 AM

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