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Williamson Presents on Interwar Yiddish Literature and Literary Theory

Michael T. Williamson (English Department) presented a paper, “Troubling the Holocaust: Interwar Yiddish Literature and Literary Theory,” at the joint conference of the Modernist Studies Association and the British Association for Modernist Studies in London, England on June 22, 2019.

Posted on 7/14/2019 1:10:34 PM

Williamson Presents on Staging Jewish Literary and Religious Culture During Times of Disaster

Michael T. Williamson (English Department) presented a paper, “Staging Jewish Literary and Religious Culture During Times of Disaster,” at the 21st annual Space Between: Literature and Culture, 1914–1945 conference on May 30, 2019.

Posted on 7/14/2019 1:08:19 PM

Hibsman Publishes Article on Ancient Communications and Modern Strategies

Professor Tim Hibsman of the English Department published his article titled, “Ancient Communication, Modern Strategies, Applying Biblical Modes of Discourse to Contemporary Christian Writing” in Today’s Christian Living with a writer’s resource link to Today’s Pastor.

Posted on 5/20/2019 8:36:19 AM

Hibsman Publishes Chapter in Critical Thinking Guide

Professor Tim Hibsman of the English Department and Lydia Rose, a Kent State University professor, published their chapter titled, “Embracing the Dark Side: Playing the Bad Guy in an Education Environment” in It Works for Me with Critical Thinking, A Step-By-Step Guide (May 2019).

Posted on 5/20/2019 8:23:45 AM

Hibsman Presents on Simulation Learning at Pedagogicon

Professor Tim Hibsman of the English Department presented, “Simulation Learning through Practical Pretending, Role-Playing, and Real-Life Apps” at the Eastern Kentucky University 2019 Pedagogicon Conference on May 17, 2019.

Posted on 5/20/2019 8:16:15 AM

Goss Selected for Research Experiences for Summer Scholars (RESS) Program

PhD student in English Composition and Applied Linguistics Debbie Goss was recently awarded a fellowship and selected to participate in IUP’s Research Experience for Summer Scholars Program.

Posted on 5/18/2019 1:06:54 PM

Powers Gives Presentation at Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference

On April 19, 2019, Heather Powers of the English Department presented on “Fanzines: A Perspective on the Archives at the University of Iowa” at the National PCA/ACA Conference in Washington, D.C.

Posted on 5/10/2019 11:36:58 AM

Alharthi Awarded Graduate Student Travel Grant

Amal Ali Alharthi, PhD candidate in English Composition and Applied Linguistics, was recently awarded a Graduate Student Travel Grant from IUP's School of Graduate Studies and Research.

Posted on 5/8/2019 10:51:15 AM

Alshreif Receives CCCC Scholars for the Dream Award

Nouf Fahad Alshreif, PhD candidate in English Composition and Applied Linguistics, was recently awarded a 2019 CCCC Scholars for the Dream Travel Award to attend the Conference on College Composition and Communication in Pittsburgh, PA.

Posted on 5/8/2019 10:40:18 AM

Alshreif Awarded Graduate Research Grant

Nouf Fahad Alshreif, PhD Candidate in English Composition and Applied Linguistics, was recently awarded a Graduate Research Grant from IUP School of Graduate Studies and Research.

Posted on 5/8/2019 10:31:13 AM

Taylor Wins CTE Teaching Excellence Award

Rod Taylor, PhD Candidate, Literature and Criticism, won the IUP Center for Teaching Excellence Temporary Faculty Award for recognition of his exemplary in-class instruction in IUP Liberal Studies English courses.

Posted on 5/6/2019 1:48:33 PM

Taylor Appointed as Douglass Institute Scholar

Rod Taylor, PhD Candidate, Literature and Criticism, was recently hired at California University of Pennsylvania as a Frederick Douglass Institute for Intercultural Research Scholar.

Posted on 5/6/2019 1:44:50 PM

Speicher Sarraf Awarded Graduate Research Grant

Krista Speicher Sarraf, doctoral student in English Composition and Applied Linguistics, was recently awarded a Graduate Research Grant from IUP's School of Graduate Studies and Research.

Posted on 5/4/2019 5:08:28 PM

83 Students and Faculty Attend Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

IUP's third annual Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon is a critical response to Wikipedia’s gender gap which invited the IUP community to help improve coverage of interdisciplinary subjects related to women’s representation in the encyclopedia across intersections of race and art.

Posted on 4/25/2019 11:26:58 AM

Roy Receives Outstanding Research Award

Sukanto Roy’s (CAL doctoral program) research project, “Multilingual Writers’ Preference Between Audio and Written Feedback,” was chosen to receive an IUP Graduate Student Outstanding Research Award.

Posted on 4/22/2019 7:20:51 AM

PhD Candidate in Literature and Criticism Tonti Named Junior Scholar of the Month

Kaitlin Tonti, PhD candidate in the Literature and Criticism doctoral program, was recently named the Society of Early Americanists' Junior Scholar of the Month.

Posted on 4/18/2019 1:58:17 PM

Park, Black, Carr, and Lowrey Present at Motherhood Initiative for Research and Community Involvement

On April 13, 2019, Gloria Park and Laurel Black (professors in English) and Mellissa Carr and Kris Lowrey (PhD candidates in Composition and Applied Linguistics) spoke at Motherhood Initiative for Research and Community Involvement at York University in Toronto, Canada.

Posted on 4/17/2019 4:41:43 PM

Park Invited to Speak at GURT 2019

Gloria Park gave an invited presentation at the Georgetown University Round Table 2019. As part of a panel titled “Diversifying Linguistics: Working Toward a More Inclusive Field,” Park presented on “Preparing Transnational Teacher Scholars.

Posted on 4/17/2019 4:34:51 PM

Savova Presents on Directions in Materials Design at the TESOL Convention

On March 15, Lilia Savova (English Department) presented “Directions in Materials Design: The Local/Global Dichotomy” at the TESOL International Convention and English Language Expo held in Atlanta, Georgia.

Posted on 4/10/2019 11:30:27 AM

Siegel Finer Publishes Collection on Women’s Health Rhetorics

Bryna Siegel Finer (English, Writing Across the Curriculum) has co-edited a collection of essays of feminist perspectives and research studies on the rhetorics of women’s health advocacy and activism. The book contains a chapter by IUP Composition and Applied Linguistics PhD student, Marissa McKinley.

Posted on 4/5/2019 7:53:10 AM

Wender Authors Book Chapter on Reading Pedagogy

Emily Wender (English Department) has published a chapter in the new book Engaging with Multicultural YA Literature in the Secondary Classroom: Critical Approaches for Critical Educators.

Posted on 4/2/2019 9:42:07 AM

Alharbi and Elbelazi Present on “Poetic Narratives of Muslim Hijabi Teachers”

On April 6, 2019, Lama Alharbi, a PhD candidate in the Composition and Applied Linguistics program, and Samah Elbelazi, Stanford university, will present “The Illusion of Inclusivity on Campus: Poetic Narratives of Muslim Hijabi Teachers” at the American Educational Research Association annual meeting in Toronto, Canada.

Posted on 4/2/2019 8:12:04 AM

Alharbi Presents on “Raciolinguistic Ideologies in Writing Classrooms”

On March 12, 2019, Lama Alharbi, PhD candidate in the Composition and Applied Linguistics program, presented “Teaching English While Muslim: Uncovering Raciolinguistic Ideologies in Writing Classrooms” at the TESOL 2019 Convention in Atlanta, Georgia.

Posted on 4/2/2019 8:11:00 AM

Alharbi Presents Research at AAAL 2019 Convention in Atlanta, GA

On March 9, 2019, Lama Alharbi, PhD candidate in the Composition and Applied Linguistics program, presented “The Politics of Linguistic Tolerance and Language- Laboring in Writing Center Talk” at the American Association For Applied Linguistics convention in Atlanta, Georgia.

Posted on 4/2/2019 8:10:09 AM

Alharbi Presents Paper and Chairs Session at CCCC2019

On March 15, 2019, Lama Alharbi, PhD candidate in the Composition and Applied Linguistics program, presented a paper on “Performing Arabness and Muslimness in Liminal spaces” at the Conference on College Composition and Communication Convention in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Posted on 4/2/2019 8:09:19 AM

Alharbi Receives Chair’s Memorial Scholarship Award

On March 14, 2019, Lama Alharbi, PhD candidate in the Composition and Applied Linguistics program, received the Chair’s Memorial Scholarship Award at the Conference on College Composition and Communication Convention in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Posted on 4/2/2019 8:08:33 AM

Sorrell Gives Presentations at Northeast Modern Language Association Convention

On Thursday, March 21, Friday, March 22, and Saturday, March 23, Peter Sorrell of the English Department co-chaired a roundtable and gave two talks at the Northeast Modern Language Association Convention in Washington, DC.

Posted on 3/25/2019 4:09:56 PM

Downing Interviewed on Radio About Paris Commune

David Downing, English Department, was interviewed on March 18, 2019, on the KPFA radio talk show Against the Grain, broadcast from Berkeley, California, and also on numerous stations around the country. Founded in 1949, KPFA was the first community supported radio station in the United States.

Posted on 3/21/2019 10:38:11 AM

Driscoll, Powell, Rothschild, and Wells Receive CCCC Research Initiative Grant

A research team of IUP faculty, doctoral students, and alumni from the Composition and Applied Linguistics Doctoral program in the Department of English were recently awarded a research initiative grant from the Conference on College Composition and Communication.

Posted on 3/19/2019 9:58:50 PM

English Faculty and Students Teach High School Students How to Create Interactive Digital Story Games

Students from Franklin Regional middle and senior high schools and Indiana Area junior and senior high schools are learning how to create interactive digital “story games” using Twine, a free, open-source software program that enables users to create texts similar to choose-your-own-adventure stories.

Posted on 3/19/2019 8:20:42 PM

Downing Publishes Book on Critical Theory

David Downing, English Department, has published his book Just Theory: An Alternative History of the Western Tradition with the National Council of Teachers of English.

Posted on 3/6/2019 7:38:06 PM

Driscoll Offers Learning Transfer Workshops at Seton Hill University

On Friday, February 15, Dr. Dana Driscoll, Associate Professor of English, offered two invited workshops for the faculty at Seton Hill University.

Posted on 2/26/2019 7:41:34 AM

Vetter and Lockett Awarded Research Initiative Grant

Matt Vetter (Composition and Applied Linguistics) and co-researcher Alexandria Lockett (Spelman College, English) have been awarded a 2019 Conference on College Composition and Communication Research Initiative Grant.

Posted on 2/20/2019 7:48:00 PM

Stewart Publishes on Assessing Online Writing Courses

An article by Mary Stewart (English Department), “The Community of Inquiry Survey: An Assessment Instrument for Online Writing Courses,” recently appeared in Computers & Composition.

Posted on 2/15/2019 9:15:05 AM

Powell and Hixon-Bowles Publish Qualitative Follow-Up to Study on Writing Tutors’ Self-Efficacy

Composition and Applied Linguistics’ doctoral candidate Kelsey Hixson-Bowles and recent graduate Roger Powell published their qualitative findings as a follow-up to their recently published quantitative study on writing tutors’ self-efficacy. Their chapter, “Self-Efficacy and the Relationship between Tutoring and Writing,” appears in the first digital collection by WLN: A Journal of Writing Center Scholarship.

Posted on 2/14/2019 10:09:45 AM

Powell and Hixson-Bowles Publish Study on Writing Tutors’ Self-Efficacy

Recent doctoral graduate Roger Powell and current Composition and Applied Linguistics’ doctoral candidate Kelsey Hixson-Bowles published their findings in a quantitative study on writing tutors’ self-efficacy.

Posted on 2/14/2019 10:07:09 AM

Rosa Admitted to Goldsmiths University of London’s Master's Program in Sociocultural Linguistics

Madeleine Rosa, a senior English/writing studies major with a minor in women’s and gender studies, and current vice president of IUP’s chapter of the Sigma Tau Delta English Honors Society, recently accepted admission to the Goldsmiths University of London, where she will work toward a master’s program in sociocultural linguistics.

Posted on 2/8/2019 12:08:56 AM

Downing Publishes Latest Volume of Journal “Works and Days”

David Downing, English Department, published Works and Days 70/71, which includes two main parts: “The 40th Anniversary Retrospective” and “Capitalism, Climate Change, and Rhetoric.”

Posted on 2/5/2019 1:16:20 PM

Thompson Gives Talk on American Humor at MLA Conference

Todd Nathan Thompson, professor of English and assistant chair of the English Department, delivered a paper for the American Humor Studies Association’s panel “Pushing Boundaries: American Humor in the Nineteenth, Twentieth, and Twenty-First Centuries.”

Posted on 1/25/2019 1:56:53 PM

Driscoll and Jin Publish on Learner Epistemologies Shaping Writing Transfer

Dana Lynn Driscoll (English Department) and doctoral candidate Daewoo Jin (Composition and Applied Linguistics Program) published an article titled, “The Box Under the Bed: How Learner Epistemologies Shape Writing Transfer.” The article was published in the most recent issue of Across the Disciplines journal.

Posted on 1/17/2019 11:18:23 AM

Doctoral English Students in English Publish on “Wikipedia’s Gender Gap and Disciplinary Praxis”

PhD students John Andelfinger, Shahla Asadolahi, Wenqi Cui, Jialei Jiang, Inggrit Tanasale, and Ebenezer Ylonfoun (Composition and Applied Linguistics); Zeeshan Siddique (Literature and Criticism); and Tyrone Jones (Communications Media and Instructional Technology) recently published a co-authored article, “Wikipedia’s Gender Gap and Disciplinary Praxis: Representing Women Scholars in Digital Rhetoric and Writing Fields,” with Professor Matt Vetter (Composition and Applied Linguistics) in the Journal of Multimodal Rhetorics.

Posted on 12/14/2018 4:45:18 PM

Siegel Finer Publishes in Rhetoric of Health and Medicine

Bryna Siegel Finer (English) participated in a dialogue published in the current issue (2018, 1.3-4) of Rhetoric of Health and Medicine along with seven other scholars in the field of RHM.

Posted on 12/14/2018 8:17:35 AM

Alshreif, Jiang, and Roy Receive Scholars for the Dream Award

English doctoral students Jialei Jiang, Sukanto Roy, and Nouf Alshreif (Composition and Applied Linguistics) have recently been selected to receive the prestigious Conference on College Composition and Communication Scholars for the Dream Award.

Posted on 12/13/2018 11:37:37 AM

Jiang Publishes Review of Webinar on Teaching with Wikipedia

Jialei Jiang, doctoral student in English Composition and Applied Linguistics, recently published "Teaching with Wikipedia: A Webinar on Critical Approaches to Wikipedia-based Writing Pedagogy" on the Digital Rhetoric Collaborative website.

Posted on 12/7/2018 12:19:05 PM

Yang Publishes on “Teaching Asian American and Asian Diasporic Women’s Literature”

Lingyan Yang (English Department) has published “Teaching Asian American and Asian Diasporic Women’s Literature in the Undergraduate B.A. English Curriculum” in the Journal of Pennsylvania English, Vol. 39.2, Winter/Spring 2018 (135-156).

Posted on 12/5/2018 7:34:19 AM

Downing Publishes in “Bloomsbury Handbook of Literary and Cultural Criticism”

David Downing's contribution, "Capitalism," (pp.405-6) has just appeared in the Bloomsbury Handbook of Literary and Cultural Criticism (2018).

Posted on 12/3/2018 8:56:39 AM

Downing Publishes Lessons of the Paris Commune

David Downing, English Department, had his article, “The Struggle Between Communality and Hierarchy: Lessons of the Paris Commune for the Twenty-first Century,” published in both print and online versions in the international journal, Socialism and Democracy.

Posted on 11/27/2018 3:52:47 PM

Hibsman Serves as Technical Editor for Book On A.I. In Education

English Professor Tim Hibsman was invited to be a peer reviewer/editor for several book chapters in the upcoming book titled Speculative Futures for Artificial Intelligence and Educational Inclusion.

Posted on 11/15/2018 12:11:51 PM

Hibsman Published in “Teacher Plus” Magazine

Professor Tim Hibsman (English) published an article titled “Good Garbage, Using Difficult Subject Matter to Inspire and Teach” in the November 2018 issue of Teacher Plus magazine.

Posted on 11/15/2018 12:02:15 PM

Ahdab Saaty (English, CAL) Presnted on Collaboraive Writing

Ahdab Saaty, English, presented at this year’s Three Rivers TESOL Conference on “Successful Collaborative Writing Requirements.” Her presentation is based on her recently defended dissertation on “Wiki-Supported Collaborative Writing. Saudi Female Graduate Students’ Practices, Discourse Strategies, and Participant Perceptions.”

Posted on 11/11/2018 4:03:05 PM

Craig Speaks on Teaching Nonfiction with and about the Incarcerated

English Professor Chauna Craig discussed her online teaching in IUP’s Second Chance Pell Grant program at the international creative nonfiction conference, NonfictioNOW 2018. Craig presented on the panel “The Ethics of Nonfiction with and about the Incarcerated,” along with faculty who are teaching at prisons and county jails in New York and Pennsylvania and a journalist writing a series on incarcerated women.

Posted on 11/7/2018 11:28:42 AM

Weinstein Delivers Keynote Speech at GPACW Conference

Daniel Weinstein, associate professor of English and a co-director of the Center for Digital Humanities and Culture, discussed “Computers As Collaborators: Human Creativity In the Age of Artificial Intelligence” at the annual conference of the Great Plains Alliance for Computers and Writing.

Posted on 11/5/2018 11:36:48 AM

Thompson Presents on Access Gaps in the Digital Archive at Digital Scholarship Conference

Todd Nathan Thompson, professor of English and assistant chair of the English Department, presented a talk titled “Addressing the Access Gap in the Digital Archive: Progress through Partnerships” at the Bucknell University Digital Scholarship Conference on October 7, 2018.

Posted on 11/5/2018 10:46:36 AM

Morales, Candidate in English, Defends Dissertation on History and Politics of Basic Writing

Jack Morales, doctoral candidate in English Composition and Applied Linguistics and assistant professor of English at Community College of Allegheny College in Pittsburgh, has successfully defended his dissertation: “Literacy Sponsorship at Staten Island Community College of the City University of New York, 1968–1976.”

Posted on 10/30/2018 4:55:52 PM

Craig Gives Readings at High Plains Book Festival

Chauna Craig (English Department) gave two public readings in Billings, Montana, as part of the High Plains Book Festival, October 19–20, 2018.

Posted on 10/28/2018 7:54:58 AM

Vetter Awarded Scholarship to Speak at WikiConference North America

The Wiki Education Foundation awarded Matthew Vetter (English Composition and Applied Linguistics) a scholarship to deliver two talks at WikiConference North America on October 18–21, 2018. WikiConference North America is  a continental conference attended by Wikipedia and Wikimedia enthusiasts.

Posted on 10/22/2018 12:02:19 PM

Schiera Re-elected to IWCA Executive Board as Graduate Student Representative

Tony Schiera, ABD English composition and linguistics, was recently re-elected to a second two-year term to the International Writing Centers Association’s executive board as its graduate student representative.

Posted on 10/19/2018 1:28:31 PM

Sherwood and Sweeny Evoke Senses of Place Through Immersive Installation

Where do the paths of poetry, visual art, and digital culture cross in Western Pennsylvania? IUP English Professor Ken Sherwood and and Art Professor Bob Sweeny offer one answer through an immersive installation in IUP’s Annex Gallery, Sprowls Hall, later this month.

Posted on 10/16/2018 10:45:36 AM

Clouse Finalist in Statewide Undergraduate Poetry Contest

Jacob Clouse, an undergraduate English major in the Writing Track of the BA English program, has won recognition as a finalist in the 2018 English Association of Pennsylvania State Universities Undergraduate Poetry Contest for his poem, “Distance.”

Posted on 10/9/2018 3:32:59 PM

Hibsman Presents on Reverse Engineering in Writing

In his presentation at the English Association of Pennsylvania State Universities (EAPSU) 2018 Fall Conference held at Shippensburg University, Tim Hibsman (English Department) delivered a presentation titled "Implementing Creativity and Reverse Engineering in Professional and Technical Writing."

Posted on 10/9/2018 8:15:28 AM

Dube Presents at Stars and Screen Film and Media History Conference

Reena Dube (English) presented her paper "(Dis)Locating Maternal Anxieties: Women in Orson Welles' noir films Lady from Shanghai and Touch of Evil" at the 2018 Stars & Screen Film and Media History Conference on September 28 at Rowan University Glassboro, New Jersey.

Posted on 10/9/2018 8:08:58 AM

Jiang Awarded Scholarship from Digital Rhetoric Collaborative

Jialei Jiang (temporary faculty member and doctoral candidate in English Composition and Applied Linguistics) has been selected as one of six 2018–19 graduate fellows for the Sweetland Digital Rhetoric Collaborative (DRC), a "space for shared inquiry into the range of ideas, conversations, and activities that together constitute the work of digital rhetoricians and of the computers and writing community."

Posted on 10/8/2018 10:54:44 AM

Weinstein Presents on Calming Minds in Stressful Times

In his presentation at the English Association of Pennsylvania State Universities (EAPSU) 2018 Fall Conference held at Shippensburg University, Daniel Weinstein (English Department) delivered a talk titled “Concentrating in Times of Crisis.”

Posted on 10/8/2018 7:59:59 AM

Alshreif Presents Invited Talk on Tutoring Multilingual Writers

Nouf Alshreif (English temporary faculty and PhD candidate in Composition and Applied Linguistics) was invited to talk with tutors at Nevada State College on September 28, 2018. Alshreif responded to tutors’ questions about her publication, “Multilingual Writers in the Writing Center: Invitational Rhetoric and Politeness Strategies to Accommodate the Needs of Multilingual Writer.”

Posted on 10/2/2018 9:08:44 AM

Slater Speaks about June Mathis’s Work on “Ben-Hur”

Tom Slater (English) gave an invited talk titled “A Woman’s ‘Ben-Hur’: June Mathis’s Work on the Project, 1922–24” at the General Lew Wallace Study and Museum in Crawfordsville, Indiana, on September 20, 2018.

Posted on 9/25/2018 1:56:00 PM

Savova Publishes Chapter on Evaluating Authenticity in ESL Conversations

In a chapter included in The Praxis of English Language Teaching and Learning, published by Brill/Sense Publishers, Lilia Savova (English) analyzes sample textbook conversations in terms of what they actually do while claiming the development of conversation skills.

Posted on 9/11/2018 4:51:57 PM

Field-Rothschild Publishes In Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy

Katherine Field-Rothschild, doctoral candidate in English Composition and Applied Linguistics, has recently published an article in the Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy.

Posted on 9/11/2018 9:15:45 AM

Speicher Sarraf Publishes Review in Computers and Composition Online

Krista Speicher Sarraf, doctoral student in English Composition and Applied Linguistics, recently published “A Review of LastPass: A Password Management System” in Computers and Composition Online.

Posted on 9/11/2018 9:12:27 AM

Bizzaro to Serve On CCCC Executive Committee

Resa Crane Bizzaro (English) has been elected to serve on the Executive Committee of the Conference on College Composition and Communication. This body governs and oversees the business of the international organization.

Posted on 8/29/2018 8:04:21 AM

O’Donnell Awarded Betty Ann Boone Wallwork Scholarship

Emily O’Donnell, a senior English Education major, was awarded the Betty Ann Boone Wallwork Commemorative Scholarship, which provides scholarship support to full-time students enrolled as English majors at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Posted on 8/20/2018 8:14:35 AM

Weinstein and Cole Collaborate on Mindful Artistry Presentation

English Professor Daniel J. Weinstein, in collaboration with Theater Professor Carrie J. Cole presented at the Annual Conference of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning, (an official assembly of the National Council of Teachers of English) on June 22, 2018.

Posted on 7/3/2018 10:47:03 AM

Hibsman Publishes Third Article in Bibleway Magazine

Tim Hibsman, English professor, was asked to be a regular contributor to Bibleway Magazine, The Christian Magazine of Choice. Several pieces of literature from the Engl-281, Sports Film and Literature class that deal with the spiritual and inspirational side of athletics have became the inspiration for several articles.

Posted on 7/2/2018 8:13:13 AM

Hibsman Presents on Simulation Learning at the 2018 AEPL Conference

English Professor Tim Hibsman presented at the Annual Conference of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning, an official assembly of the National Council of Teachers of English, on June 24, 2018. His presentation was titled Transforming Learning through Imaginative Simulations to Ground Students’ Hopes for Meaningful Lives.

Posted on 7/2/2018 8:06:20 AM

Savova Gives Two Invited Lectures at Sofia University

Invited by Sofia University, Bulgaria, in May, 2018, Lilia Savova (English Department) gave two invited lectures to faculty and students on foreign language education and on video-assisted graduate education.

Posted on 6/13/2018 12:50:13 PM

Driscoll Gives Two Invited Workshops at Davenport University

Dana Driscoll prersented "Learning Transfer Across Courses, Disciplines, and Contexts” and "Supporting Transfer in English, Communications, and Writing Center Contexts.”

Posted on 5/24/2018 7:56:22 AM

Vetter Publishes Article on Universal Access and Representation in Wikipedia

Matthew Vetter (English Department) has recently published a research article, "Teaching Wikipedia: Appalachian Rhetoric and the Encyclopedic Politics of Representation" in the journal College English.

Posted on 5/14/2018 11:16:07 AM

Siegel Finer and Miller to Present on Rhetoric of University Presidents

Bryna Siegel Finer and Katie Miller, both from the English Department, will present at the 18th Biennial Conference of the Rhetoric Society of America in Minneapolis, Minnesota at the end of May. Their presentation, “Environmental Shock, Organizational Anxiety, and the Rhetoric of Making Change,” describes their ongoing research and rhetorical analysis of a corpus of e-mails from university presidents to their campus communities in response to the 2016 presidential election.

Posted on 5/8/2018 8:37:29 AM

English Department Professor Goes Viral on Twitter

English Professor Mike Sell recently saw a tweet go viral. On April 20, in response to a gun-rights counter protest at Franklin Regional High School, he tweeted, “An NRA protestor at our high school had a sign that read, ‘EXPLAIN CHICAGO!’ so I told her, yes, the Kander-Ebb tunes possess an undeniably sexy brio, but it’s Fosse’s exploration of the blurry line between satire and celebration of criminal celebrity that gives the show its kick.”

Posted on 5/7/2018 12:18:01 AM

Sell to Attend Summer Institute on Digital Technologies in Theatre and Performance Studies

Mike Sell (English Department) will be attending the National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute on Digital Technologies in Theatre and Performance Studies, to be held at the University of Georgia, June 17-29.

Posted on 5/7/2018 12:13:46 AM

Thompson and Showalter Present on Hawaiian Newspaper

Todd Nathan Thompson, associate professor and assistant chair of English, and IUP Literature and Criticism alumnus Jessica Showalter presented on the 1850s-era Hawaiian newspaper The Weekly Argus at a symposium at the American Antiquarian Society on April 27.

Posted on 5/3/2018 1:55:19 PM

Liberal Studies English Program Presents Writing Awards

On April 5, 2018, the Liberal Studies English Committee, the Kathleen Jones White Writing Center, the Writing Across the Curriculum program, and the English Department hosted the Second LSE Gallery of Student Writing Celebration.

Posted on 4/30/2018 10:49:17 AM

Hibsman Gets Weekly Series in Kittanning Paper

Tim Hibsman (English) debuts the weekly series Kittanning Kritters in the March 19, 2018, Kittanning Paper. Lauren Haig (Art) collaborated on the initial 10 submissions.

Posted on 4/27/2018 8:54:19 AM

Stewart Publishes Article in Composition Forum

Mary Stewart (English Department) recently published the article “Cognitive Presence in FYC: Collaborative Learning that Supports Individual Authoring.”

Posted on 4/25/2018 8:13:05 AM

Park Nominated for First Book Award by Multilingual Matters

Gloria Park's first monograph, Narratives of East Asian Women Teachers of English: Where Privilege Meets Marginalization (2017), sold out at TESOL 2018, AAAL 2018, and AERA 2018 conventions and has been nominated by Multilingual Matters Publisher for the 2019 AAAL First Book Award.

Posted on 4/23/2018 9:46:18 AM

Park Presents on Autobiographical Writing

Gloria Park (English Department) was invited to speak at the University of Trento in Italy on "Autobiographical Writing in English Language Teaching and Teacher Education" for the Narrative Approaches to English Language Teaching Seminar on April 13, 2018.

Posted on 4/23/2018 9:32:00 AM

Park Lectures on Knowledge Domains for EAL Teachers

Gloria Park (English Department) was invited to speak on "A Critical Look at Knowledge Domains for EAL Teachers: Implications for NNES Teacher Identity and Practice" at the University of Verona's Secondary Teacher Education Program housed in the Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literature on April 11, 2018.

Posted on 4/23/2018 9:21:35 AM

Bizzaro Selected for NCTE Awards Committee

Resa Crane Bizzaro (English Department) has been invited to serve as a member of the Selection Committee for the 2018 National Council of Teachers of English's Early Career Educator of Color Leadership Award.

Posted on 4/23/2018 8:34:09 AM

Plummer Directs Dual Language Version of Aladdin

Carla Plummer, May 2016 BS English Education, just directed a dual language version of Aladdin at the Plant City High School in Plant City, Florida.

Posted on 4/20/2018 1:24:05 PM

Thompson Contributes to Pacific Intersections Seminar

Todd Nathan Thompson, associate professor of English and assistant chair of English, took part in the “Pacific Intersections” seminar (led by Hsuan Hsu) at the C-19: Society of Early Americanists biennial conference on March 24 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Posted on 4/18/2018 3:13:52 PM

Digital Literature Festival on April 25

A Digital Literature Festival will be held at locations on the first floor of the Humanities and Social Sciences Building, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 25.

Posted on 4/18/2018 3:09:20 PM

Sorrell Presents on “The Shining”

Peter Sorrell (English) presented the paper “‘This Old Place Has Had an Illustrious Past’: Making ‘The Shining’ New Again” at the annual meeting of the Northeastern Modern Language Association

Posted on 4/18/2018 8:25:36 AM

Lykissas Presents on Strong Female Characters in Television Show “Once Upon a Time”

Alexandra Lykissas, a PhD Candidate in English Literature and Criticism, presented the paper, “Collaboration in ‘Once Upon a Time’: Contemporary Fairy Tales as Subversive Feminist Discourse” at the annual convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association.

Posted on 4/17/2018 6:27:34 PM

Sell is Editor for “Playwriting in the 1960s”

Mike Sell (English) is the editor of Playwriting in the 1960s, the fourth volume of the groundbreaking eight-volume series Decades of Modern American Drama: Playwriting from the 1930s to 2009, published by Bloomsbury.

Posted on 4/17/2018 10:58:49 AM

Holm Presents on Encouraging Lifelong Habits of Thoughtful Writing

Melanie Holm (English) presented the paper “Slow Writing through Slow Reading” at the annual meeting of the Northeastern Modern Language Association on the panel “Fish out of Water,” chaired by IUP faculty member Peter Sorrell and IUP L&C alumnus William Magrino.

Posted on 4/16/2018 8:59:12 AM

Hibsman Publishes on Student Interruption of Teacher Instructions

Tim Hibsman (English) published an article titled “A Room Full of Surprises” in the April 2018 issue of Teacher Plus magazine. The article takes an anecdotal learning approach to show examples of how students interrupt teacher instructions.

Posted on 4/13/2018 8:17:49 AM

Katsiadas Awarded Grant, Chairs Panel, and Presents at Popular Culture Association Conference

Nick Katsiadas, PhD candidate in the Literature and Criticism doctoral program, was awarded the Michael Schoenecke Travel Grant for the 2018 Popular Culture National Conference held in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Posted on 4/11/2018 2:33:41 PM

Alharbi Presents at AAAL and TESOL Conventions

On March 26, Lama Alharbi, English instructor and PhD candidate in Composition and Applied Linguistics, presented “Saving The ‘Black-Clad’ Women: Examining the American News Discourses on Saudi Women.”

Posted on 4/11/2018 9:25:35 AM

Alharbi Presents on Linguistic Tolerance and Receives 2018 Dream Scholar Award at CCCC

On March 15, Lama Alharbi, English instructor and PhD candidate in Composition and Applied Linguistics, received the dream scholar award at this year’s Conference on College Composition and Communication convention in Kansas City, Missouri.

Posted on 4/11/2018 9:23:56 AM

Carpenter Presents at Three Rivers TESOL

Brian Carpenter (English) presented on how a genre focus from a systemic linguistics perspective helps aid student learning and development in a introductory college writing course.

Posted on 4/10/2018 8:14:36 AM

Powers Presents on #METOO and Ableism Culture at 2018 PCA Conference

In March, 2018, Heather Powers participated in a roundtable on the problem of ableism in popular culture and presented “Joss the Way We Like Him: What Happens When Our Heroes Fall” at the 2018 Popular Culture Association annual conference in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Posted on 4/9/2018 8:41:55 AM

Gatta Presents at 2018 Rhetoric Society of America Conference

Oriana Gatta of the English Department, Writing Studies, will present “Epic Antistasis: The Life and Times of Martha Washington in the 21st Century” at the biannual Rhetoric Society of America conference.

Posted on 4/8/2018 3:21:00 PM

Gatta Presents at 2018 Popular Culture Association Conference

Oriana Gatta of the English Department, Writing Studies, presented at the annual Popular Culture Association conference.

Posted on 4/8/2018 3:20:03 PM

Hibsman Presents on Rebels and Bad Guys at 2018 PCEA Conference

Tim Hibsman presented "Learning from the Rebels, What Can the Bad Guys Teach Us?" on March 24 at the 2018 PCEA (Pennsylvania College English Association) Conference.

Posted on 4/6/2018 8:36:06 AM

Savova Gives Four Presentations at Two Conferences

In March, 2018, Lilia Savova offered four presentations at two conferences, the AAAL (American Association of Applied Linguistics) and TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) in Chicago, Illinois. Her presentations focused on applying linguistic theories in the design and analysis of ESL materials and the contextualized presentation and practice of English structures.

Posted on 4/4/2018 1:49:14 PM

Branscum and Yu Invited Speakers in Humana’s Professor Lecture Series

Yi Yu, a doctoral candidate in the Composition and TESOL program, and John Branscum (English Department) have been invited as part of Humana, Inc.’s Thought Leaders in Diversity speaking series to deliver a combination talk and workshop on “Taoism, Transformation, and Creativity.”

Posted on 4/2/2018 8:04:41 AM

Hibsman Presents Practical Simulations at 2018 CUE Conference

Tim Hibsman (English) presented “Practical Playground: Innovative Learning through Educational Simulation” on March 16 at the 2018 CUE (Computer-Using Educators) Conference. In his presentation, Hibsman described and demonstrated process-oriented computer apps that guide and educate students on possible career options.

Posted on 3/30/2018 12:15:24 PM

Thompson Serves as Volume Advisor for Reference Work

Todd Nathan Thompson, associate professor of English and assistant chair of the English Department, served as volume advisor for the recently published Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism, Volume 347, edited by Lawrence Trudeau. Thompson served as advisor for the entry on American poet and critic James Russell Lowell.

Posted on 3/29/2018 1:18:07 PM

Second LSE Gallery of Student Writing Celebration

On Thursday, April 5, 2018, from 1:30 to 2:30, the English Department and the Liberal Studies English Committee will host the celebration to showcase the excellent writing produced by students in English 100, 101, 121, and 202 from the fall 2017 and spring 2018 semesters.

Posted on 3/26/2018 9:08:26 AM

Driscoll Gives Keynote Address at Writing Center Conference

Dana Lynn Driscoll (English, Composition and TESOL doctoral program) presented “Tutoring the Whole Person: Emotions, Writerly Development, and Emotional Labor in the Writing Center” at the East Central Writing Center Association in Columbus, Ohio, on Friday, March 23, 2018.

Posted on 3/26/2018 8:12:16 AM

Sorrell Presents at Rutgers Online Learning Conference

Peter Sorrel (English Department) discussed his use of unedited YouTube videos as a means of developing a unique persona in a visibly human and charismatic way so as to better engage students as he teaches online Business and Technical Writing courses at Rutgers University.

Posted on 3/22/2018 11:39:03 AM

Driscoll, Jin, and Zamin Present at Conference on College Composition and Communication

Dana Lynn Driscoll, Nadia Zamin, and Daewoo Jin of the English Department (Composition and TESOL doctoral program) recently presented at the Conference on College Composition and Communication in Kansas City, Missouri.

Posted on 3/22/2018 11:35:07 AM

Vetter Publishes Chapbook of Poetry

English Professor Matt Vetter has published a chapbook of poetry, Kentucky Lullaby, with Finishing Line Press. Kentucky Lullaby is Vetter’s first chapbook, a collection of 25 lyric poems examining the complexities of fatherhood and the Appalachian experience.

Posted on 3/21/2018 11:38:08 AM

Savova Offering Four Presentations at Two Conferences

In March, Professor L. Savova is offering four presentations at two conferences, the American Association of Applied Linguistics conference and the Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages conference in Chicago, IL. Her presentations focus on applying linguistic theories in the design and analysis of ESL materials and the contextualized presentation and practice of English structures.

Posted on 3/8/2018 9:46:30 AM

Slater Presenting on June Mathis’s World War I Scripts

Tom Slater will present a talk on “Two Last Shots at Glory: June Mathis’s Final World War I Scripts” at the Northeast Modern Language Association Conference in Pittsburgh on Thursday, April 12, 2018.

Posted on 3/6/2018 2:54:47 PM

Hull Named Recipient of the 2018 Scholars for the Dream Award

Brittany Hull, English instructor and PhD candidate in Composition and TESOL, has been selected as a recipient of the 2018 Scholars for the Dream Award by the Conference on College Composition and Communication.

Posted on 2/27/2018 1:52:51 PM

Park Edits Teacher Training and Professional Development Volume of TESOL Encyclopedia of English Language Teaching

This Teacher Training and Professional Development collection, edited by Gloria Park (English Department) focuses on multiple avenues within and beyond the institutional contexts in preparing teachers to teach English around the globe.

Posted on 2/22/2018 11:49:59 AM

Driscoll and Colleagues Publish on Writing Center Administration Jobs

Dana Driscoll (English Department, Composition and TESOL doctoral program) co-published “Centering Institutional Status and Scholarly Identity: An Analysis of Writing Center Administration Position Advertisements, 2004–2014” in the latest issue of Writing Center Journal.

Posted on 2/19/2018 3:43:34 PM

Vetter Awarded Grant from Wikimedia Foundation

Matt Vetter has been awarded a grant from the Wikimedia Foundation to support an upcoming Wikipedia Edit-a-thon event: the 2018 Interdisciplinary Art+Feminism Edit-a-thon, to be held March 7 at IUP.

Posted on 2/13/2018 1:07:56 PM

Stewart's Research Team Awarded CCCC Emergent Researcher Grant

Mary Stewart (English Department) and her research team (Jennifer Cunningham, Kent State University at Stark; Lyra Hilliard, University of Maryland; Natalie Stillman-Webb, University of Utah) are recipients of the 2018 Conference on College Composition and Communication Emergent Researcher Award.

Posted on 2/8/2018 11:29:25 AM

Siegel Finer Selected as Book Review Editor for Composition Studies Journal

Bryna Siegel Finer (English) has been selected to serve a three-year term as the book review editor for Composition Studies, a peer-reviewed, biannual journal currently housed at the University of Cincinnati.

Posted on 2/6/2018 11:41:33 AM

Bizzaro Vets Proposals for National Council of Teachers of English Conference

For the second year in a row, Resa Crane Bizzaro has been invited to vet proposals for the National Council of Teachers of English's annual November conference.

Posted on 1/31/2018 12:43:45 PM

Siegel Finer Publishes Invited Blog Post on Writing Programs

Bryna Siegel Finer (English, director of Writing Across the Curriculum) was invited to write a post, "Sustainability and Then Some: Writing Programs in Institutional Structure," for the University Press of Colorado academic blog.

Posted on 1/26/2018 8:18:35 AM

Alharbi Presents Poetic Autoethnography at Stanford University

Lama Alharbi (English instructor and PhD candidate at the Composition and TESOL program) was invited in January 2018 for a two-day visit that involved two workshop sessions on “The Critical Discourse Analysis and the Rhetoric of Social Justice: Towards Effective Rhetorical Analysis Practices.” Alharbi also co-presented “The ‘Exotic Other’: A Poetic Autoethnography of Two Muslim Teachers in Higher Education” with Samah Elbelazi (Stanford University).

Posted on 1/25/2018 9:16:43 AM

Craig Recognized in Best American Series

Chauna Craig’s creative nonfiction essay, “Hidden in Plain Sight,” was recognized as “Notable Nonrequired Reading” in the The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2017 (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing). The essay originally appeared in Ploughshares.

Posted on 1/24/2018 7:35:33 AM

Miller, Wender, and Siegel Finer Publish on Implications of Legislating First-Year Writing Placement

An article by Katie Miller, Emily Wender, and Bryna Siegel Finer (English Department) has been published in the Journal of Writing Assessment in a special edition on the politics of pathways.

Posted on 1/18/2018 3:49:52 PM

Vetter Publishes on Challenges Associated with Multimajor Professional Writing Courses

Matthew Vetter (English Department) has co-authored an article, "Writing Theory for the Multimajor Professional Writing Course: A Case Study and Course Design," with colleague Matthew Nunes (Miami University).

Posted on 1/18/2018 10:17:39 AM

Holm Named Managing Editor

Melanie Holm (English Department) was named managing editor of the 18th-century studies journal, The Scriblerian and the Kit-Kats.

Posted on 1/9/2018 11:14:45 AM

Holm Releases New Book on Bird Mimicry in Literature

Melanie Holm (English Department) was co-editor for Mocking Bird Technologies: The Poetics of Parroting, Mimicry, and Other Starling Tropes, University Press: 2018.

Posted on 1/9/2018 11:11:12 AM

Alharbi and Elbelazi Design Online Research Mixer

Lama Alharbi (English) designed an online research mixer with Samah Elbelazi from Stanford University. During the session, students got the opportunity to introduce their research projects and provide and receive feedback on their drafts.

Posted on 12/8/2017 7:50:52 AM

Craig Serves as Guest Reader for SmokeLong Quarterly

Chauna Craig recently served as guest reader for SmokeLong Quarterly, an online literary magazine dedicated to flash fiction.

Posted on 11/29/2017 12:38:34 PM

Vetter, Weinstein, McDevitt, and Sherwood Publish Article on Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Matthew Vetter, with IUP colleagues Daniel Weinstein, Theresa McDevitt, and Kenneth Sherwood, published "Critical Digital Praxis in Wikipedia: The Art+Feminism Edit-a-thon" appears in the online journal Hybrid Pedagogy.

Posted on 11/13/2017 1:57:44 PM

LSE Gallery of Student Writing Seeks Submissions

Are you a student taking English (ENGL) 100, 101, 121, or 202? Are you proud of the writing you’re doing in these courses? We are! Let us celebrate and/or publish your work.

Posted on 11/13/2017 1:51:18 PM

Rafoth and Driscoll Present Panel Discussion at International Writing Centers Association

Ben Rafoth (English, Kathleen Jones White Writing Center, Composition and TESOL Doctoral Program) and Dana Driscoll (English, Composition and TESOL Doctoral Program) recently presented at the International Writing Center Association conference in Chicago.

Posted on 11/13/2017 1:30:23 PM

Holm Presents on Use of Interactive, Fiction-Based Video Games

At the bi-annual meeting of the Aphra Behn and Frances Burney Societies on November 4, 2107, Melanie Holm (English Department) presented a paper on the use of interactive, fiction-based video games in connection with the pedagogy of poetic analysis.

Posted on 11/7/2017 8:33:16 AM

Driscoll and Colleagues Publish Book Chapter on “Adaptive Learning, Writing Instruction, and Writing Research”

Dana Driscoll (English, Composition and TESOL) has co-authored a book chapter with her colleagues Gwen Gorzelsky, Carol Hayes, Joseph Paszek, and Edmund Jones. “Meaningful Practice: Adaptive Learning, Writing Instruction, and Writing Research,” appears in Contemporary Perspectives on Cognition and Writing.

Posted on 11/6/2017 8:55:21 AM

Craig Gives Short Story Reading at Lyric Theatre

Chauna Craig (English Department) read from her short story collection, The Widow's Guide to Edible Mushrooms, at the Lyric Theatre in downtown Frostburg, Maryland on November 2, 2017.

Posted on 11/5/2017 6:26:42 AM

Bizzaro to Serve on NCTE President’s Panel

Resa Crane Bizzaro (English Department) was invited to serve on a special NCTE President's Panel titled "Reimagining the Canon Through a Modern Lens: What is the Impact of Generation Z on Literature Today?"

Posted on 10/30/2017 7:52:48 AM

Carpenter Begins Teacher Observation in Uruguay

Brian Carpenter, English Department, begins student teacher observation with English Education major Cassandra Eagan and supervising teacher Julia Serrano in Montevideo, Uruguay.

Posted on 10/30/2017 7:50:57 AM

Craig Facilitates Creative Writing Workshop

Chauna Craig facilitated a creative writing workshop, “All Over the Place: Writing Settings and Landscape,” along with poet and Carnegie Mellon University professor Jim Daniels, at the University of Pittsburgh on October 20, 2017.

Posted on 10/23/2017 7:32:19 AM

“The Crimson Quill,” Showcase of LSE Student Writing, Seeks Applications for Editorial Team

The Department of English is looking for current juniors, seniors, or graduate students who are interested in shaping the Crimson Quill, a student-run publication that publishes texts written by undergraduate students in their Liberal Studies English classes.

Posted on 10/15/2017 2:48:27 PM

Editor Sought for “The Crimson Quill” Showcase of Student Writing

The Department of English at Indiana University of Pennsylvania is looking for current juniors or seniors orgraduate students to assume the responsibility of editor for The Crimson Quill, a student-run publication that publishes texts written by undergraduate students in their Liberal Studies English classes.

Posted on 10/15/2017 2:46:50 PM

Sherwood Publishes Poetry Book, “Code of Signals”

Kenneth Sherwood (English Department) published a book-length serial poem, Code of Signals, exploring Western Pennsylvania, past and present, as a space and culture grounded in fossil fuels.

Posted on 10/12/2017 1:08:11 PM

Hibsman Presents on Writing Assignments that Prepare Students to Excel in Workplace Settings

Tim Hibsman (English Department) presented “Transforming Students to a Professional Setting” at the EAPSU Conference at Kutztown University on October 7, 2017.

Posted on 10/10/2017 8:31:51 AM

Weinstein Presents on IUP Student Fairy Tale Project at EAPSU Conference

On October 7, at the 2017 English Association of the Pennsylvania State Universities Conference hosted by Kuztown University, Daniel Weinstein (English Department) presented a talk, titled "A Fairy Tale Collaboration—Literally," about a unique, creative project carried out by students in ENGL 360 and ART 421 for the past two years.

Posted on 10/9/2017 3:48:18 PM

McKinley and Siegel Finer Present on Rhetorical Work of Women’s Health Narratives

Marissa McKinley (English) organized and chaired a panel at the Feminisms and Rhetorics Conference, including Bryna Siegel Finer (English) and Jamie White-Farnham (University of Wisconsin–Superior) on the rhetorical work of women’s health narratives.

Posted on 10/9/2017 9:33:25 AM

Craig Serves as Guest Short Fiction Editor for Prime Number Magazine

Chauna Craig (English Department) served as guest editor (Short Fiction) for the current issue of Prime Number magazine (Issue 113, October–December 2017).

Posted on 10/9/2017 7:48:32 AM

“Children of Men” Wednesday at 5:30

All are invited to join Popular Culture Methodologies and the Center for Film Studies on October 11 for a viewing of Alonso Cuarón’s Children of Men—an excellent film selection that features one of the greatest long takes in film history. Mike Sell (English Department) will host the film and lead discussion after.

Posted on 10/8/2017 12:49:15 PM

Craig Featured Author at 2017 Montana Book Festival

Chauna Craig (English Department) gave a reading from her new short story collection, The Widow’s Guide to Edible Mushrooms, and served on two festival panels.

Posted on 10/4/2017 6:25:09 PM

Siegel Finer Publishes Edited Collection for Writing Program Administrators

In their new collection, Writing Program Architecture: Thirty Cases for Reference and Research, Bryna Siegel Finer (English) and co-editor Jamie White-Farnham (University of Wisconsin–Superior) explain, “The metaphor of architecture allows us to imagine the constituent parts of a writing program as its foundation, beams, posts, scaffolding—the institutional structures that, alongside its people, anchor a program to the ground and keep it standing.”

Posted on 10/4/2017 11:47:44 AM

Cosentino Speaks to English Film Studies Students

Tim Hibsman’s Introduction to Film course was privileged to have Emily Cosentino lecture on theme, camera angles, and life on multiple television shows and movie sets on September 29, 2017.

Posted on 9/29/2017 11:08:05 AM

Issue 2 of the IUP English Newsletter “The Word” Goes Live

The Department of English is proud to announce the publication of its fall 2017 issue of our newsletter The Word.

Posted on 9/28/2017 9:28:49 PM

Craig Named Creative Nonfiction Editor of “Atticus Review”

Professor Chauna Craig, in the English Department, was recently named creative nonfiction editor of Atticus Review, a daily online journal that publishes literary fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, music and book reviews, and mixed media digital content.

Posted on 9/28/2017 9:18:38 PM

Katsiadas Interviewed About Historical Figures in Mainstream Comics

Doctoral candidate Nick Katsiadas was recently interviewed by Wendi Maloney of the Library of Congress Magazine for his research in comics studies.

Posted on 9/26/2017 10:30:02 AM

Stilwell to Present “Grizzly Man”

English Professor Rosalee Stilwell will present Werner Herzog’s documentary Grizzly Man in HSS 225 on Wednesday, September 27. The film follows the controversial choice of Timothy Treadwell to live among a tribe of grizzlies on an Alaskan nature preserve, a decision that led to the deaths of Treadwell and his girlfriend.

Posted on 9/23/2017 4:26:04 PM

Craig Publishes Essay “States of Emergency” in Fourth Genre

A new essay by Chauna Craig (Department of English), “States of Emergency”, appears in the Fall 2017 issue of Fourth Genre: Explorations in Nonfiction.

Posted on 9/20/2017 11:49:23 AM

Celebrate the Freedom to Read at the Banned Books Read Out

The English Department, in partnership with IUP Libraries, the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, and the English Graduate Organization, will host a Banned Books Read Out in Stapleton Library from noon to 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 27.

Posted on 9/20/2017 11:24:46 AM

Holm Publishes Article on Works by Margaret Cavendish

Melanie Holm, English professor, published an article titled, “Happy Creatoress’: Paratexts and Pleasure in Margaret Cavendish’s Blazing Worlds,” in the peer reviewed journal Restoration 41.1 (2017): 5-28.

Posted on 9/19/2017 12:38:05 PM

Holm Gives Study of 18th Century Marriage Plot New Twist and Publishes the Results

Melanie Holm, English professor, has published an article titled, “Taking the Marriage Plot Online: Eighteenth-Century Gender Play and the Digital Native,” In the Interactive Journal for Women in the Arts, 1660-1830 Volume 7.1 (Spring 2017). Online.

Posted on 9/19/2017 12:34:00 PM

Stewart Publishes on Designing and Assessing Collaborative Activities in Online Writing Courses

Mary Stewart, English Department, published an essay, "Communities of Inquiry: A Heuristic for Designing and Assessing Interactive Learning Activities in Technology-Mediated FYC” in Computers and Composition.

Posted on 9/16/2017 9:24:41 AM

Carpenter Publishes Book Chapter on Approach to Pre-Service Teachers’ Reflective Practice

B.D. Carpenter, (English Department) and M. Achugar, M. wrote a book chapter titled Critical SFL Praxis Principles in English Language Arts Education: Engaging Pre-Service Teachers in Reflective Practice.

Posted on 9/15/2017 3:06:10 PM

Schiera Publishes on Writing Centers of the Arabian Gulf

Tony Schiera (English Department) recently published a chapter in “Writing Centers in the Higher Education Landscape of the Arabian Gulf,” exploring how writing center tutor training is approached across Oman, the UAE, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia.

Posted on 9/15/2017 8:50:37 AM

Park Publishes New Book on Narratives of East Asian Women Teachers of English

This book by Gloria Park is a powerful narrative of how six women experienced their lives alongside their desire to overcome the challenging and empowering nature of the English language. The volume shares who they are as transnational and mobile women living in the midst of linguistic privilege and marginalization.

Posted on 9/14/2017 11:55:40 AM

Downing Publishes Essay on Saving the Humanities

David Downing, English Department, published an essay, “Higher Education and the Crisis of Care,” in the international online journal Humanities.

Posted on 9/12/2017 1:43:35 PM

Thinking Like a Teacher Mini-Conference

All education majors and program coordinators are invited to attend “Thinking Like a Teacher: Preparing New Teachers for Today’s Classrooms” on Thursday, November 2, from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. in the Humanities and Social Sciences Building, hosted by the English Department and English Education Program.

Posted on 9/12/2017 10:25:02 AM

Wender Makes Case for Emotion in Connection with Close Reading and Common Core

Emily Wender (Department of English) published “Making a Case for Emotion in the Common Core Understanding of Close Reading” in the Journal of Curriculum Theorizing.

Posted on 9/8/2017 2:27:04 PM

Wender Publishes on Conceptions of Racial Difference Among Teachers

Emily Wender (English Department) published "Developing Conceptions of Racial Difference: Pre-service Teachers in a Swing State Read Hush During the Fall 2016 Presidential Election" in the Ohio Journal of English Language Arts.

Posted on 9/8/2017 2:21:11 PM

Yu Appointed Director of International Education and Artistic Exchange

Yi Yu, a doctoral candidate in TESOL and Composition, was appointed director of International Education and Artistic Exchange by the board of the company Pan Gea, based in Shanghai and Qingdao.

Posted on 9/7/2017 3:20:27 PM

Poetry Magazine Names Branscum’s “Skinwalkers” as Recommended Book of Poetry

John Branscum’s book of poetry, Skinwalkers, was a recommended poetry pick in the July/August 2017 Issue of Poetry Magazine. It was recommended by the celebrated international author Wang Ping of Macalester College.

Posted on 9/7/2017 2:21:42 PM

Driscoll Publishes on Writing Center Administrators’ Employment Conditions

Dana Driscoll (English Department, Composition and TESOL Doctoral Program) and her co-author Sherry Wynn Perdue (Oakland University) published “Context Matters: Centering Writing Center Administrators’ Institutional Status and Scholarly Identity” in the Writing Center Journal.

Posted on 9/7/2017 9:03:08 AM

Lykissas Presents Doctoral Research on Fairy Tale Adaptations in Contemporary Popular Culture

Literature and Criticism PhD candidate and part-time Department of English faculty member Alexandra Lykissas examined how fairy tale adaptations have changed in contemporary popular culture at the European Popular Culture Conference, held at the University of the Arts in London, England, in July 2017.

Posted on 9/6/2017 1:09:02 PM

Special Volume of Works and Days, “Three Days in October,” Recounts Strike History

This volume of the journal Works and Days offers a unique historical overview of the events leading up to, during, and after the strike that took place in fall 2016.

Posted on 8/30/2017 1:18:15 PM

Kerr and Norris Publish Thinking Like a Teacher: Preparing New Teachers for Today's Classrooms

The book by Jo-Anne Kerr and Linda Norris (English Department) is a collection of 16 beginning teacher narratives written by IUP English Education Program graduates, coupled with Kerr and Norris’s commentary and analysis.

Posted on 8/25/2017 10:23:14 AM

Film Studies/Popular Culture Methodologies Film Series for Fall

The Center for Film Studies and the Popular Culture Methodologies group will co-sponsor a free film series this fall, starting with an episode of The Handmaid’s Tale on Wednesday, September 13, with a short discussion afterwards. Attendance vouchers and free snacks will be provided at each showing.

Posted on 8/23/2017 1:29:32 PM

Gatta Publishes Postmodernism Work: “Resurfacing”

Oriana Gatta’s comic strip “Resurfacing” was published in the “Postmodernism” special issue of Sequentials, a University of Florida scholarly online publication.

Posted on 7/27/2017 11:32:21 AM

Gatta's Art Featured in Women’s and Gender Studies Sticker Series

Oriana Gatta’s digital print “WinGS” will be featured in the first run of the Women’s and Gender Studies sticker series featuring art of WGS-affiliated faculty.

Posted on 7/27/2017 11:28:40 AM

Gatta Publishes Photograph in “Red Flag Poetry”

Oriana Gatta’s photograph “Second Story” was the featured image for Red Flag Poetry’s January 2017 issue.

Posted on 7/27/2017 11:08:54 AM

Weinstein Compares Methods of Musicians and Writers in AEPL Conference Workshop

On June 23, at the 2017 annual conference of the National Council of Teachers of English Assembly of Expanded Perspectives on Learning, Daniel Weinstein (English Department) led a workshop titled “Music Lessons for Writers.”

Posted on 7/15/2017 5:31:22 AM

Driscoll Explores Production of Research in Writing Center Settings

Dana Driscoll (English) and Sherry Wynn Perdue (Oakland University) published “Context Matters: Centering Writing Center Administrators’ Institutional Status and Scholarly Identity” in the most recent issue of the Writing Center Journal (Volume 36.1, 2017).

Posted on 7/14/2017 10:25:44 AM

Teaching Fair Showcases Graduate Student Projects in Writing Pedagogy

Thirty graduate students enrolled in Teaching Writing classes presented posters at a recent Teaching Fair event, held May 4, 2017, in the lobby of the IUP Humanities and Social Sciences building.

Posted on 5/10/2017 8:19:48 PM

IUP’s Literary Magazine Releases Volume 37

The staff of the New Growth Arts Review, IUP’s student-run literary arts magazine, is proud to announce the release of the 2016–17 issue. Please pick up your free copy in the English Department, 506 HSS Building.

Posted on 5/3/2017 11:28:19 AM

Craig Reads Fiction at Book Festival

Chauna Craig, Department of English, was a featured writer at the Great Falls Festival of the Book in Great Falls, Montana. She read from her short fiction collection at the gala reading on April 27, 2017, at the Great Falls Public Library.

Posted on 5/2/2017 10:20:31 AM

Powers Presents “Sexual Healing: K/S and PTSD” at National PCA-ACA Conference

Heather Powers, associate professor of English, presented her research on April 13 and 14, 2017, at the 47th annual Popular Culture Association-American Culture Association National Conference in San Diego, California.

Posted on 5/1/2017 4:20:55 PM

Literature and Criticism PhD Students and Faculty Publish Watchung Review

Rachael Warmington, Sheila Farr, Julia Grove, and Alexandra Lykissas, with the guidance of Professor Kenneth Sherwood, worked to create and publish an online peer-reviewed journal, the Watchung Review. The first issue, as well as the Call for Papers for the next issue, is available online.

Posted on 5/1/2017 1:02:09 PM

Thompson Gives Author Talk at Massachusetts Library

Todd Nathan Thompson, associate professor of English, presented an invited lecture on Abraham Lincoln and satire on April 20, 2017, at the Concord Free Library in Concord, Massachusetts, as part of their "Author Talks at the Library" series.

Posted on 4/27/2017 9:52:28 AM

Free Showing of Great Thriller

On Wednesday, April 26, the English Department will show the 2005 thriller “The Descent” at 6:00 p.m. in the Humanities and Social Sciences Building, room  B10. Free soda and attendance vouchers will be available.

Posted on 4/21/2017 3:03:45 PM

Maderer Wins Third Place for Best Presentation at Graduate Scholar's Forum

Olivia Maderer, a graduate student in the English Department's MA Literature program, received third place for Best Presentation under the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at the 2017 Graduate Scholar's Forum.

Posted on 4/19/2017 11:16:13 PM

Lykissas and Albert-Baird Present Research at National PCA-ACA Conference

Literature and Criticism PhD candidates Alexandra Lykissas and Eliza Albert-Baird presented their research on April 13 and 14, 2017, at the 47th annual Popular Culture Association-American Culture Association National Conference in San Diego, California.

Posted on 4/19/2017 11:28:26 AM

Driscoll Co-Edits Upcoming Special Issue on Writing Transfer

Dana Driscoll (English Department) and Bonnie Devet (College of Charleston) are serving as guest editors for the May/June 2018 issue of the WLN: A Journal of Writing Center Scholarship.

Posted on 4/17/2017 11:08:32 AM

Siegel Finer to Serve on Breast Cancer Documentary Panel

Bryna Siegel Finer, assistant professor of English, will serve on a Q&A panel after a screening of the documentary “Pink and Blue: Colors of Hereditary Cancer” at the Manor Theater in Pittsburgh on Sunday, April 23.

Posted on 4/10/2017 10:28:47 AM

Gatta Presents on Comics as Rhetorical Conflict

Oriana Gatta (English Department) presented a paper titled “(Un)McClouded Conflict: Comics and/as Critical Pedagogy” at the Conference on College Composition and Communication in Portland, Oregon, on March 16, 2017.

Posted on 4/10/2017 8:52:47 AM

Film: “Warm Bodies” Wednesday Evening

The 2013 film “Warm Bodies” will be shown Wednesday, April 12, at 6:00 p.m. for free in HSS B10. Rescued by a zombie from other walking dead, Julie sees that he is different, and the pair embark on an unusual relationship. English students will introduce the film and lead a discussion after.

Posted on 4/8/2017 2:15:32 PM

Savova Publishes Article on ESL Materials Authenticity

English Professor L. Savova published an article on “Levels of Authenticity: From Exercises to Games” in the SPELT quarterly journal vol. 32 issue No.1, 2017.

Posted on 4/4/2017 2:35:55 PM

Lama Alharbi Publishes on Cyber Rhetoric and Global Literacies

Lama Alharbi, a PhD candidate in the Composition and TESOL program at IUP, published an article in the Journal of Global Literacies, Technologies, and Emerging Pedagogies.

Posted on 4/4/2017 9:44:19 AM

Graduate Student Hull Selected for Chair’s Memorial Scholarship

Brittany Hull, a Composition and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages graduate student at Indiana University of Pennsylvania from Chester, has been selected for the 2017 Chair’s Memorial Scholarship by the Conference on College Composition and Communication.

Posted on 3/29/2017 6:23:23 PM

Park, Lee, and Tanghe Publish Teacher-Scholar Reflections

An article by Gloria Park, Henderson Lee, and Tanghe, “Critical Reflective Inquiry In TESOL: Voices Of Teacher Scholars," has been accepted for publication in the European Journal of Applied Linguistics and TEFL, Special Issue on Reflective Practice in ESOL Education.

Posted on 3/27/2017 1:14:21 PM

Park and Co-Authors Publish on Language Teacher Identity

Gloria Park, Manka Varghese, Suhanthie Motha, Jenelle Reeves, and John Trentt published an article titled “Language Teacher Identity In (Multi)Lingual Educational Contexts” in a special themed issue for TESOL Quarterly.

Posted on 3/27/2017 12:56:11 PM

Park, Rinke, and Mawhinney Publish on Experiences of West African Teacher Candidates

In their article titled “Exploring the interplay of cultural capital, habitus, and field in the life histories of two West African teacher candidates,” Gloria Park, associate professor of English, Carol Rinke, and Lynnette Mawhinney explore the life histories of two West African pre-service teachers pursuing their education in the United States.

Posted on 3/27/2017 12:29:18 PM

Park and Tanghe Publish on International Collaborative Teaching

Gloria Park  and Shannon Tanghe published an article titled “‘Build[ing] something which alone we could not have done’: International collaborative teaching and learning in language teacher education.”

Posted on 3/27/2017 12:22:02 PM

Bizzaro Presents on Writing and Rhetorical Sovereignty

Resa Crane Bizzaro (English Department) presented a paper titled “Writing and Rhetorical Sovereignty: Strategies for Creating Change in Indigenous Communities” at the Conference on College Composition and Communication in Portland, Oregon, on March 16, 2017.

Posted on 3/25/2017 9:56:49 PM

Park Presents on Cultivating Pedagogies for Social Justice

Gloria Park, associate professor of English, presented “Integrating Issues of Diversity and Social (In)Justice in Undergraduate Research Writing” at the 2017 Conference on College Composition and Communication annual convention in Portland, Oregon.

Posted on 3/25/2017 12:17:33 PM

Park Presents on Mama Teacher-Scholars’ Experiences of Privilege and Marginalization in Academy

During the 40th annual conference of the American Association for Applied Linguistics, Gloria Park, associate professor of English, presented “Mama Teacher-Scholars in Academy: Navigating the Privilege and Marginalization of One Mother-Scholar’s Unfinishedness.”

Posted on 3/25/2017 12:15:19 PM

Park Presents on Negotiating Identity and Securing Legitimacy as a Non-Native English Speaking Teacher

During the 2017 TESOL International Convention, Gloria Park, associate professor of English, presented her personal account on how intercultural communication intersects with negotiating identity for non-native English-speaking teachers.

Posted on 3/25/2017 12:13:18 PM

Savova Gives Three Presentations on Empowering Students

Lilia Savova, English Department, gave three presentations at the International TESOL Convention in Seattle, Washington. Savova's presentations focused on empowering students through the use of technology in the ESL classroom and through gaining an understanding of the language structure of formal written texts.

Posted on 3/24/2017 7:00:08 PM

Driscoll and Colleagues Publish on Learning Transfer and Student Dispositions

Dana Driscoll and colleagues (English Department) from the Writing Transfer Project team published “Down the Rabbit Hole: Challenges and Methodological Recommendations in Researching Learning-Related Dispositions” in the most recent issue of Composition Forum (35, Spring 2017).

Posted on 3/24/2017 10:31:51 AM

“Black Mirror” Episodes on March 29

The English Department Film Series will present more episodes of the hit British sci-fi series “Black Mirror” on Wednesday, March 29, at 6:00 p.m. in the Humanities and Social Sciences building, room B10.

Posted on 3/23/2017 1:40:20 PM

Hibsman Presents on Simulations at the CUE Conference

English professor Tim Hibsman presented his paper titled “Super Simulations: The Next Best Thing to Actually Doing It” at the 2017 Computer-Using Educators Conference on March 16, 2017.

Posted on 3/22/2017 11:48:35 AM

Hibsman Presents on Comic Development at the 2017 PCEA Conference

English professor Tim Hibsman presented “Comic Development for Korean Sports Project” at the Pennsylvania College English Association Conference on March 11, 2017.

Posted on 3/22/2017 11:43:49 AM

Weinstein Presents on Digital Composing Pedagogy at Spring 2017 PCEA Conference

During the annual conference of the Pennsylvania College English Association held on March 10–11, 2017, at IUP, Assistant Professor of English Daniel Weinstein presented "Design for Digital Composing," based on his design for IUP English Department's ENGL 421 Digital Writing course.

Posted on 3/20/2017 1:42:11 PM

Craig Publishes New Short Fiction Collection

Chauna Craig’s debut short fiction collection, The Widow’s Guide to Edible Mushrooms: Stories, has been published by Press 53.

Posted on 3/20/2017 1:20:27 PM

Digital Humanities #Keywords Series Continues with Discussion of Flarf

Professor Ken Sherwood (English) will lead the next chat in the #Keywords series, the subject of which will be “Flarf,” at noon on Wednesday, March 22, in the Center for Digital Humanities, Sutton Hall 352 Alcove.

Posted on 3/20/2017 1:05:24 PM

Oscar Winner “ParaNorman” Showing Wednesday, March 22

“ParaNorman,” the Best Animated feature of 2012, will be shown Wednesday, March 22, at 6:00 p.m. in the Humanities and Social Sciences building, room B03.

Posted on 3/20/2017 12:40:15 PM

Siegel Finer, Department of English, Presents on Preventative Mastectomy

Bryna Siegel Finer, assistant professor of English, presented "The Angelina Affect: How Preventative Mastectomy Has Been Reframed as a Cultural Phenomenon" at the Conference on College Composition and Communication.

Posted on 3/20/2017 9:09:23 AM

Siegel Finer Publishes on Reflective Activities to Facilitate Transfer of Learning

Bryna Siegel Finer, director of Liberal Studies English, has an article in the March 2017 issue of Teaching English in the Two-Year College, published by the National Council of Teachers of English.

Posted on 3/20/2017 8:52:11 AM

Author Reading: New American Humor

Like to laugh? Jim O’Loughlin, an associate professor of English at the University of Northern Iowa, will give three readings from his book “Dean Dean Dean Dean,” a collection of satirical flash fiction, on March 23 and 24, including a reading in Stabley Library.

Posted on 3/16/2017 9:28:03 PM

Driscoll and Colleagues Publish in Frameworks Collection

Dana Driscoll and three co-authors published a book chapter titled “Bridging high school and college writing: Using the framework to shape basic writing curricula.”

Posted on 3/13/2017 9:10:50 AM

Pennsylvania College English Association Conference, March 10–11

The PCEA conference will take place at IUP on March 10–11, 2017, at the KCAC. The theme of this year’s conference is “Comics and/as Rhetoric: (Anti)Static Narratives,” featuring panel presentations on the literary, historical, and cultural analysis of comics and the use of comics as teaching tools.

Posted on 3/9/2017 11:56:07 AM

English Department Announces Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Conference to Be Held April 22

The English Department is pleased to announce IUP’s first Undergraduate Multidisciplinary Conference (UMC). The conference is organized by the English Department and will take place in Whitmyre Hall on April 22. Students can submit abstracts for consideration until March 17.

Posted on 3/9/2017 11:46:00 AM

Doctoral Student Roy Publishes about Bangladeshi Students’ Desire to Write Poetry

Doctoral student Sukanto Roy published an article titled, “Desire to Write Poetry: Gender Differences in Bangladeshi Undergraduate Students” in Language in India. The purpose of this study was to measure Bangladeshi undergraduate male and female students’ willingness to write poetry in English.

Posted on 3/9/2017 8:36:55 AM

Savova Publishes Chapter on Teaching English Tenses

Lilia Savova, Department of English, had a chapter on “Teaching Past Simple Versus Past Progressive” accepted for publication in the forthcoming “Encyclopedia of Teaching English. ”

Posted on 3/5/2017 10:00:48 PM

English Department Helps Kids Celebrate Reading

March 2, 2017, the anniversary of Dr. Seuss’s birthday, is also known as Read Across America Day. This year, students and faculty from IUP’s English Department served as guest speakers and readers in the fourth- and fifth-grade classrooms at Indiana’s Eisenhower Elementary School.

Posted on 3/5/2017 7:41:48 PM

IUP English Reception Planned for 2017 TESOL Convention

A reception for IUP English graduate faculty, students, alumni, and interested guests will be held during this year’s TESOL International Convention and English Language Expo in Seattle, Washington.

Posted on 3/5/2017 6:51:42 PM

“Twilight Zone” Showing on Wednesday, March 8

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away? Almost. “Twilight Zone,” Rod Serling told us, is a place somewhere between the imagination and reality.

Posted on 3/2/2017 3:10:38 PM

Bizzaro Reviews NCTE Proposals

In her capacity as a co-chair of the National Council of Teachers of English’s American Indian Caucus, Resa Crane Bizzaro (English) was invited to Washington, D.C. to help assess, accept, and organize proposals for the November 2017 conference of the NCTE.

Posted on 3/1/2017 12:29:16 PM

“Suffragette” Begins Women’s History Month

The English Student Film Series will open Women’s History Month with a free showing of “Suffragette”(2015), the powerful story of British women’s battle for the vote, on Wednesday, March 1.

Posted on 2/23/2017 1:00:43 PM

Savova’s Chapter on Materials Development Accepted by “Encyclopedia of Teaching English”

Lilia Savova, Department of English, has a chapter on “Local Materials Development Practices” accepted for publication in the forthcoming Encyclopedia of Teaching English

Posted on 2/17/2017 11:32:45 AM

“Unfortunate Events” on Wednesday, February 22

English students will host a showing of the 2004 film “A Series of Unfortunate Events” in HSS B10 on Wednesday, February 22, at 6:00 p.m.

Posted on 2/17/2017 8:05:06 AM

Powers Publishes on BBC Sci-Fi Series

Tom Powers, a recent PhD recipient from IUP, has published Gender and the Quest in British Science Fiction TelevisionAn Analysis of Doctor Who, Blake’s 7, Red Dwarf, and Torchwood with McFarland Press.

Posted on 1/31/2017 10:04:59 AM

Dube Publishes 2016 Double Special Issue of “Studies in the Humanities”

Reena Dube has published the 2016 double special issue of Studies in the Humanities, Vol. 43 (Numbers 1 and 2) on Youth Culture in Film and Television, guest edited by Karin Beeler, University of Northern British Columbia.

Posted on 12/19/2016 7:18:25 PM

Dube Publishes Book Chapter on Ecofeminism and the Media

Reena Dube’s book chapter, “Ecofeminism and the Telegenics of Celebrity in Documentary Film: The Case of Aradhna Seth’s Dam/Age (2003) and the Narmada Bachao Andolan,” is slated for publication in Women and Nature? Beyond Dualism in Gender, Body, and Environment.

Posted on 12/19/2016 7:11:52 PM

Literature and Criticism Program Publishes Annual Newsletter

The 2016–17 L&C Newsletter gives a good picture of what faculty and students have been up to over the past year.

Posted on 12/17/2016 7:13:29 AM

Craig Publishes New Flash Fiction

Chauna Craig's flash fiction triptych, “Blood Knots,” appears in the current issue of Flyway: Journal of Writing & Environment.

Posted on 12/4/2016 9:21:09 AM

“Into the Woods” Showing Wednesday, December 7

The Graduate Student Film Series will end the semester on Wednesday, December 7 with a screening of the 2014 film “Into the Woods” from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. in room 225 of the Humanities and Social Sciences building.

Posted on 12/3/2016 2:45:16 PM

Savova Publishes Article on Online Communities of Practice

Lilia Savova's article on “Creating Student Online Communities of Practice” is based on her presentation at the 2016 TESOL Convention titled “Creating Online Communities of Practice Across Cultures and Borders.” It follows an invitation by the TESOL Connections editorial board and appears in the December issue of TESOL Connections.

Posted on 12/1/2016 9:51:31 PM

Kuipers’ Old English Glossary Is Online

Part of a pioneering project in digital humanities, Christopher Kuipers’ electronic glossary of Old English synonyms, part of The Intercontinental Dictionary Series, is now available online.

Posted on 11/30/2016 4:12:13 PM

McDevitt and Villa Publish on Well-Conceived Library Internships

Theresa McDevitt's (IUP Libraries) and Judith Hagan Villa's (English Department) co-authored book chapter, "Going Beyond Shelving: Meaningful Internships for Student and Academic Library Success," has been published in the book, Library Volunteers Welcome! Strategies for Attracting, Retaining, and Making the Most of Wiling Helpers.

Posted on 11/30/2016 4:00:51 PM

Filmmaker and Alumna Kaniasty Speaking on December 1

Professional filmmaker and NYU Film School product Natalia Kaniasty will show her short film “Home Range” in the Humanities and Social Sciences building, room 225, at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 1, and will talk about veterans’ needs, getting into a top film school, and starting a professional career.

Posted on 11/27/2016 11:18:48 AM

“Howl” on November 30

The English Department will conclude this semester’s Student Film Series with a free showing of “Howl,” starring James Franco. Literature, history, civil rights, free speech, sociology, pop culture, and LGBTQ issues were all  part of the epic battle over the publication of Allen Ginsberg’s “Howl,” the landmark Beat poem of the 50s.

Posted on 11/27/2016 11:10:58 AM

Villa and Black Present on PACT Program

Judith Villa and Laurel Black (English Department) presented at the English Association of Pennsylvania State Universities on PACT, a program which partners undergraduate teaching assistants serving as co-teachers in undergraduate classes with voluntarily participating professors.

Posted on 11/14/2016 8:24:52 PM

“Boyhood” Showing Wednesday, November 16

The History Club will host “Boyhood,” a look at the last several decades of American life, at 5:00 p.m. in the Humanities and Social Sciences building, room 225. Winner of several Golden Globes and an Oscar, “Boyhood” was filmed over 12 years, with the cast re-assembling to continue production as they aged.

Posted on 11/13/2016 4:20:37 PM

Filmmaker Kaniasty to Speak at Screening of “Home Range”

IUP and NYU Film School product Natalia Kaniasty returns to IUP to show her film “Home Range” at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 1. She will talk about filmmaking, getting into film production schools, getting a professional career started, and the issues in her film.

Posted on 11/10/2016 2:42:25 PM

Holm Presents on Aesthetics of Jonathan Swift

Melanie Holm (English Department) presented a paper titled “Tobacco, Toilette, and Rue: The Excremental Aesthetics of Jonathan Swift,””

Posted on 11/9/2016 1:55:29 PM

Comfort to Serve for Second Year on Fulbright Screening Committee

Susan Comfort (English Department) will review applications from U.S. graduate students seeking to study in India under the Fulbright-India Program for the 2016–17 academic year.

Posted on 11/8/2016 3:12:04 PM

Richardson Honored as IUP’s Outstanding English Major

Demi Richardson, a senior in English Studies, was honored as IUP’s Outstanding English Major at the 2016 English Association of Pennsylvania State Universities Conference on November 5 during a ceremony.

Posted on 11/7/2016 8:14:09 AM

Hibsman Presents on Teaching a Changing International Audience at 2016 EAPSU Conference

Tim Hibsman (Department of English) presented his paper, "Teaching a Changing International Audience," at the English Association of the Pennsylvania State Universities Conference on November 5 at Clarion University.

Posted on 11/7/2016 7:17:11 AM

Savova Publishes Chapter on Foreign Language Materials Design

The chapter by Lilia Savova, Department of English, situates ESOL (English to Speakers of Other Languages) instructional design in a broader spectrum of design practices.

Posted on 11/3/2016 8:26:55 PM

“Agent Carter” Showing November 9

The English Graduate Student film series continues next Wednesday, November 9, with a screening of two episodes of the television series “Agent Carter.” After the screening, there will be a discussion about feminism, sexism in the workplace, and challenges women still face today.

Posted on 11/3/2016 2:17:48 PM

“Shanghai Calling” Showing Wednesday, Nov. 2

“Shanghai Calling,” which received Best Actor, Best Screenplay, and Best Director awards at several major festivals, will show in the Humanities and Social Sciences Building, room 225, at 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 2, as part of the Student Film Series.

Posted on 10/27/2016 10:25:54 AM

Filmmaker and Journalist Troutman to Appear Thursday, October 27

The English Department and Sustainability Studies are cosponsoring an upcoming visit on Thursday, October 27, 2016, by filmmaker and journalist Melissa Troutman, who is producing a documentary on fracking’s environmental impacts on communities in Pennsylvania.

Posted on 10/24/2016 3:57:40 PM

English Internships

English Department internships for film studies and literary studies are available. If you like film and literature and want and have plans for teaching, scholarship, writing, community activities, or events planning, these internships can provide valuable background experiences along with course credits.

Posted on 10/22/2016 3:20:31 PM

“Mustang” Showing Wednesday, October 19

The Student Film Series will show “Mustang,” hosted by the International Education Association, on Wednesday, October 19, at 5:00 p.m. in the Humanities building, room 225. Student association members will introduce the film and lead a brief discussion afterwards.

Posted on 10/14/2016 8:17:07 AM

Slater to Publish Book on Silent-Era Screenwriter

English professor Tom Slater has signed a contract with Wayne State University Press to publish his manuscript Silent Screenwriter June Mathis: Her Triumphs, Struggles, and Importance Today. In the 1920s, Mathis was known as the most powerful woman in the film industry.

Posted on 10/11/2016 5:37:25 PM

Downing (English Department) Publishes 2016–17 Volume of Journal “Works and Days”

The most recent double volume of Works and Days, guest edited by Joseph Ramsey, is “Scholactivism: Reflections on Transforming Praxis in and beyond the Classroom.”

Posted on 10/11/2016 3:41:16 PM

“Wag the Dog” Showing October 5

The Center for Film Studies new Student Film Series continues Wednesday, October 5, with a showing of “Wag the Dog,” the 1997 black comedy starring Robert DeNiro and Dustin Hoffman.  The free movie starts at 5:00 p.m. in HSS 225.

Posted on 9/29/2016 2:49:31 PM

Craig Panelist at Montana Book Festival

Professor Chauna Craig presented on the panel “Big Skies, Little Stories: Place in Flash Fiction,” at the Montana Book Festival in Missoula, Montana, Sept. 21–25, 2016.

Posted on 9/26/2016 8:51:16 AM

English Graduate Student Film Series on Gender Representations and Feminism in Film Begins September 28

The English Graduate Student Film Series will screen a variety of film and TV shows, with a focus on gender representations and feminism within those films/TV shows, on select Wednesdays throughout the semester.

Posted on 9/23/2016 9:49:45 AM

Book Lovers Invited to Read Out from Their Favorite Banned Books

Students, staff, faculty, and the community are invited to attend the Banned Books Read Out in the atrium of the Humanities and Social Sciences Building, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 28.

Posted on 9/19/2016 1:14:30 PM

Driscoll and Powell Publish Article on Writing Transfer

Dana Driscoll, associate professor of English, and Roger Powell, doctoral candidate in Composition and TESOL, have published an article titled "States, Traits, and Dispositions: The Impact of Emotion on Writing Development and Writing Transfer Across College Courses and Beyond” in Composition Forum.

Posted on 9/19/2016 11:21:19 AM

Dagamseh and Downing (English) Publish Article on Moshin Hamid's Moth Smoke

Abdullah Dagamseh and David Downing published a co-authored article, “Neloiberal Economy: Violence of Economic Deregulation in Moshin Hamid's Moth Smoke” in the international journal Dirasat: Human and Social Sciences.

Posted on 9/14/2016 10:50:22 AM

Craig Publishes “A Companion Reference to Threats, Real and Imagined”

Professor Chauna Craig has published her short story “Hidden in Plain Sight: A Companion Reference to Threats, Real and Imagined, as Configured in Late Twentieth-Century Christian America” in the summer 2016 issue of Ploughshares.

Posted on 9/6/2016 11:37:32 AM

Black (English Department) Publishes Memoir

Laurel Johnson Black had a memoir published in the Little Pautuxent Review, titled “A Massachusetts Yankee Buys a Breast (or Beanie Baby Boobies).”

Posted on 9/6/2016 11:32:46 AM

Heflin and Miller Attend Leadership Institute for Faculty Women

Tanya Heflin (Department of English) and Jessica Miller (Counseling Center) were selected to represent IUP at the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Leadership Institute for Faculty Women, a week-long leadership institute hosted biannually by the state system Women’s Consortium.

Posted on 9/1/2016 11:16:16 AM

Center for Film Studies Launches Movie Blog and Twitter Feed

The Center for Film Studies is pleased to announce the launch of its new movie blog and Twitter account. Both of these spaces are now open for discussion of all things movie, TV, gaming, or e-media related.

Posted on 8/30/2016 4:09:40 PM

Hibsman (English Department) Participates in Visiting Scholars Program at Kyungpook National University in Korea

Tim Hibsman taught in the summer teaching experience in Kyungpook National University (Daegu, South Korea) from June 27 through July 25, 2016. He taught a course titled International Sports Marketing and Research.

Posted on 8/17/2016 12:18:28 PM

IUP Students Learn about English and Theater in Oxford Summer Study Abroad Program

Thirteen IUP students majoring in English education, early childhood and special education, theater, communications media, and marketing are participating in the 2016 Oxford Summer Study Abroad Program that runs from July 16 until August 6, 2016. The students will engage in intensive studies in English and theater as they tour historic, cultural, and literary sites in England.

Posted on 7/28/2016 1:05:36 PM

Craig (English Department) Publishes Flash Fiction

Chauna Craig has published two flash fiction stories. “And the Roots Smoldered for Days” and “The Language We Have Left” appear in the Summer 2016 issue of the literary magazine the Burnside Review.

Posted on 7/9/2016 2:23:33 PM

Weinstein (English Department) Presents Workshop on Deep Reading at 2016 AEPL Conference

On June 23, Daniel Weinstein gave a workshop presentation, titled “2 Ways In: Slower, Deeper Reading through the (Playful) Stylistic and Logical Analysis of Texts,” at the 2016 Conference of the NCTE Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning (AEPL).

Posted on 7/5/2016 10:47:20 AM

Chauna Craig Publishes Short Story

Chauna Craig's short story, "Controlled Burn," appears in the current issue of Sou'wester, a literary journal published by Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

Posted on 6/28/2016 9:15:51 AM

Driscoll, Powell, and Hixson-Bowles Present at International Conference

Two doctoral candidates and one professor in the Composition and TESOL doctoral program in the Department of English, presented at the International Writing Across the Curriculum conference (IWAC).

Posted on 6/28/2016 9:11:05 AM

Lykissas and Vertosick Publish in Essay Collection on TV series Supernatural

Fourth-year PhD candidate and part-time faculty member in English Literature and Criticism Alexandra Lykissas, and third-year PhD candidate and teaching associate in English Literature and Criticism Samantha J. Vertosick each had chapters published in the edited collection "The Gothic Tradition in Supernatural: Essays on the Television Series."

Posted on 6/27/2016 10:08:02 AM

Faziani Delivers Paper at International Conference on Surveillance

Peter Faziani, a professor for the PhD Program in Literature and Criticism, delivered a paper, “Everything But the Kitchen Sync: Mass Observation in George Orwell's Coming Up For Air,” at the 18th Annual Space-Between Society Conference.

Posted on 6/17/2016 2:14:05 PM

Williamson Delivers Paper at International Conference on Surveillance

English Professor Michael T. Williamson presented a paper at the 18th Annual Conference on The Space Between, Literature and Culture, 1914-1945.

Posted on 6/17/2016 2:07:45 PM

New ENGL 101 Online Section Open for Summer II

Attention Students: A new online section of English 101: Composition I is now available for registration in Summer II.

Posted on 6/17/2016 11:49:41 AM

Nienkamp Delivers Paper on the Argumentative Force of “Legitimate”

English professor Jean Nienkamp delivered a paper on the argumentative force of the word “legitimate” at the 17th Biennial Rhetoric Society of America Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, on Saturday, May 28, 2016.

Posted on 6/1/2016 10:56:52 AM

Galm (English Department) Wins Award for Teaching Excellence

On April 27, 2016, Literature and Criticism PhD candidate Brandon Galm received the Center for Teaching Excellence's Faculty Recognition Award for Teaching Associates.

Posted on 5/2/2016 10:33:58 AM

Roy Publishes on “Developing Writing Skills” in Language of India Journal

English graduate student Sukanto Roy published his paper “Causes for the Failure of Students in Developing Writing Skills at the HSC Level in Bangladesh” in Language of India Journal.

Posted on 4/26/2016 1:55:31 PM

IUP Literature and Criticism Students Discuss Relationship Between Gender, Genre, Pedagogy, and Video Games

A standing-room only crowd gathered to listen to “The Medium Matters: A Critical Exploration of How Video Games Frame and Reframe Gender, Pedagogy, and Genre,” moderated by English Department faculty member Mike Sell, and held in the new Humanities and Social Sciences Building on April 20, 2016.

Posted on 4/22/2016 10:19:37 AM

Savova Presents on Online Communities of Practice at the International TESOL Convention

Lilia Savova, English, presented on "Creating Online Communities of Practice Across Cultures and Borders" at the International TESOL Convention in Baltimore, Maryland.

Posted on 4/20/2016 5:46:05 PM

Charles Publishes on Knowledge Transfer

Quanisha Charles published a research article titled “Knowledge Transfer: Literature Perspectives on First-Year Writers” in the spring 2016 Working Papers in Composition & TESOL (WPC&T) journal, a publication of the PhD in English Composition and TESOL program at IUP which aims to showcase the highest quality work to be found within our academic community.

Posted on 4/20/2016 10:45:59 AM

Sherwood Delivers Keynote on Born Digital-Literature and Pedagogy

Associate Professor Kenneth Sherwood delivered the keynote address “Born Digital-Literature and Pedagogy” for the Creative Writing Festival at Suffolk Community College, Long Island, New York.

Posted on 4/19/2016 10:29:56 AM

English’s Mike Sell Delivers Keynote “Ethics and Artifacts: The Poetic Encounter and #Black Lives Matter”

Professor Mike Sell of IUP’s English Department delivered the keynote, “Ethics and Artifacts: The Poetic Encounter and #Black Lives Matter” at Florida Atlantic University's annual Comparative Studies Student Association conference.

Posted on 4/17/2016 10:58:58 AM

English Major Demi Richardson Presents Paper at Undergraduate Literature Conference

On April 2, Demi Richardson (English) presented a paper, “The Modern Feminist: Kesha and Psychoanalytic Theory in Man’s Fate,” at the Annual Western Pennsylvania Undergraduate Literature Conference at the University of Pittsburgh, Johnstown.

Posted on 4/13/2016 4:27:21 PM

English Education Major Lana McArdle Presents Paper at Undergraduate Literature Conference

On April 2, Lana McArdle (English Education) presented a paper, “Christina Rossetti’s ‘Goblin Market’ and Women's Agency,” at the Annual Western Pennsylvania Undergraduate Literature Conference at the University of Pittsburgh, Johnstown.

Posted on 4/13/2016 4:23:57 PM

Poetry Reading: Baumgartner and Branscum

A poetry reading by Brad Baumgartner and John Branscum will take place at 2:00 p.m., on Friday, April 15, in the Humanities and Social Sciences Building, room 224.

Posted on 4/12/2016 4:54:14 PM

IUP Students and Alumni Present at, and Tange Wins Teacher of the Year Award at 50th TESOL Convention

The 50th TESOL Convention, one of the most competitive and prestigious professional forums for the teaching of English as an international language, took place in Baltimore, Maryland, with more than 6,500 attendees from more than 75 countries representing all areas of the field of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages.

Posted on 4/9/2016 8:40:28 PM

Savova Presents on Flipped Online Writing

Professor Lilia Savova, English Department, and M. Petkova, South-West Community College, presented on “Flipped Online Writing: Crossing the Border from Reactive to Proactive,” at the CUE (Computer Use in Education) Conference in Palm Springs, California, in March 2016.

Posted on 4/9/2016 7:33:59 PM

Bizzaro to Give Poetry Reading

Patrick Bizzaro, a major voice in American poetry and literary criticism, international creative writing, and composition pedagogy, will give a poetry reading April 14, 2016.

Posted on 4/7/2016 4:42:12 PM

Powers (English Department) Presents on Fandom at Popular Culture Association Conference

Heather Powers of the English Department presented “What Next? The Sorrow of Leaving Fandom” at the 2016 Popular Culture/American Culture Association National Conference (PCA/ACA) on March 24 in Seattle.

Posted on 4/6/2016 12:09:36 PM

Craig (English Department) Finalist for 2016 Orlando Prize in Creative Nonfiction

Chauna Craig, Department of English, was a finalist for the 2016 Orlando Prize in Creative Nonfiction for her essay, “A Glittering of Hummingbirds, a Charm.”

Posted on 4/5/2016 2:51:56 PM

Roy Publishes in Language of India Journal

Sukanto Roy, (English doctoral student in the Composition and TESOL program) has published an article called “Challenges to Implementing Communicative Language Teaching (CLT) in Bangladesh” a journal called Language in India.

Posted on 4/4/2016 12:09:19 PM

Park and Amevuvor Publish Book Chapter on MA-TESOL Program

Gloria Park and Jocelyn Amevuvor’s book chapter “An MATESOL Program Housed in the English Department: Preparing Teacher Scholars to Meet the Demands of a Globalizing World” has been accepted for publication in the edited book “MA Programs at Work.”

Posted on 4/1/2016 9:55:48 AM

Advising Notes for Liberal Studies English Courses

When advising undergraduate students into Liberal Studies English (LSE) courses, please be aware of the following information.

Posted on 4/1/2016 8:20:47 AM

English Department Holds Publication Celebration

On February 25, 2016, the English Department held its annual Publication Celebration to mark a number of faculty successes in publishing books, articles, and monographs. The period covered for this event was August 2014 to August 2015.

Posted on 3/30/2016 1:43:15 PM

Graduate Student Hauer Selected as Punxsutawney Mentor

English graduate student Lara Hauer has been selected by two Punxsutawney endowed scholars as their mentor.

Posted on 3/28/2016 3:04:26 PM

Siegel Finer Publishes Article on Writing About Breast Cancer Gene

“The Rhetoric of Previving: Blogging the Breast Cancer Gene” by Bryna Siegel Finer of the Department of English was published in the March 2016 volume of the peer-reviewed journal, Rhetoric Review.

Posted on 3/28/2016 10:57:59 AM

Two New Poems by Yi Yu Published in Poetry Magazine

Two poems by Yi Yu, PhD Candidate in the Composition and TESOL Graduate Program, will be published in Dusie Magazine.

Posted on 3/28/2016 9:59:06 AM

Driscoll Selected as Keynote Speaker at International Writing Center Conference

Professor Dana Driscoll of the English Department was selected as the Keynote Speaker at the Middle East–North Africa Writing Centers Alliance 2016 Biennial Conference taking place April 21-22, 2016, in Muscat, Oman.

Posted on 3/23/2016 4:33:01 PM

Hibsman Presents on “Mini-Game Madness” at Computer Using Educators Conference

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.

Posted on 3/23/2016 4:27:34 PM

Driscoll Presents Webinar for Writing Center Community

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.

Posted on 3/23/2016 4:22:11 PM

Downing (English Department) Reads Paper on Higher Education and Climate Change

David Downing, director of Graduate Studies in Literature and Criticism, was invited to be a featured speaker at the symposium “Capitalism, Climate, and Public Discourse,” February 11–12, 2016, at the University of Nevada in Reno.

Posted on 3/21/2016 3:22:34 PM

Members of MA TESOL Participate in ESL Family Night

MA TESOL students Masha Barulina, Oksana Moroz, and Zach Fish joined Curt Porter at the Indiana Public School’s “ESL Family Night” on Thursday, March 17.

Posted on 3/21/2016 8:45:00 AM

Savova Publishes Chapter on Principles of Universal Design in Materials Design

Lilia Savova, English Department, published “Universal Design in Materials Development,” a chapter in Azarnoosh et al's Issues in Materials Development.

Posted on 3/17/2016 2:51:39 PM

IUP Women's and Gender Studies Showcasing Faculty Authors at Launch and Conversation on March 28

A double book launch and conversationwith the authors event will be held at 5:00 p.m. on March 28, 2016 at the IUPUniversity Museum to celebrate the works of three IUP faculty members. Drs.Christian Vaccaro and Melissa Swauger, two faculty members in the department ofsociology, have authored “Unleashing Manhood in the Cage: Masculinity and MixedMartial Arts.” Dr. Aimee Wilson, a faculty member in the Department ofEnglish, is the author of “Conceived in Modernism: The Aesthetics and Politicsof Birth Control.”

Posted on 3/15/2016 1:44:08 PM

English Faculty and Graduate Students Publish on “Rethinking Student Engagement in the Writing Process and Beyond”

English faculty members Bryna Siegel Finer, Lynn Shelly, and Oriana Gatta collaborated with PhD students Rachael Warmington and Maha Alawdat to write and publish “Lo-tech Tools as Episteme: Rethinking Student Engagement in the Writing Process and Beyond” in the Journal of Pedagogic Development.

Posted on 3/15/2016 10:19:46 AM

Savova Invited to Offer Webinar to Canadian ESL Teachers

Lilia Savova, English Department, has been invited to offer a professional development webinar to the Canadian Teachers of English as a Second Language.

Posted on 3/14/2016 9:45:59 PM

Hanauer Awarded John R. Hayes Award for Excellence in Research

David Hanauer, English Department, has been awarded the 2015 John R. Hayes Award for Excellence in Research given annually to an article published in Written Communication for his manuscript titled “Measuring Voice in Poetry Written by Second Language Learners.”

Posted on 3/14/2016 10:16:54 AM

Charles Publishes on Teaching English Using Korean Alphabets

Quanisha Charles, a doctoral candidate in the Composition and TESOL program, published an article titled “Intercultural Communication: Learning English through Korean” in the March 2016 TESOL Intercultural Communication Interest Section newsletter.

Posted on 3/13/2016 8:35:25 PM

Charles Selected to Participate in AERA Pre-Conference Seminar

Quanisha Charles, a doctoral candidate in the composition in TESOL program, was chosen as a finalist to present her work at the Division K Graduate Student Pre-Conference Seminar in Washington, D.C. in conjunction with the annual American Educational Research Association Conference.

Posted on 3/10/2016 8:45:27 PM

Thompson Publishes Essay on Stamp Act

Todd Nathan Thompson's essay "'Homespun,' 'Indian Corn,' and the 'indigestible...Stamp Act': An Empire of Stereotype in Franklin's Letters to the London Press" was recently published in the book Community without Consent: New Perspectives on the Stamp Act.

Posted on 3/1/2016 2:14:52 PM

Charles Wins First Place Award at 2016 EGO Conference

Quanisha Charles won a first place award at IUP's 2016 English Graduate Organization interdisciplinary conference.

Posted on 2/29/2016 9:19:25 AM

Consentino Speaks to English Film Studies Students

Screenwriter Emily Cosentino lectured on theme, screenwriting, camera angles, and life on multiple television shows and movie sets in Tim Hibsman’s Introduction to Film course on Feb. 23, 2016.

Posted on 2/23/2016 11:41:02 AM

English Department Faculty Serve as Interpretive Judges for Poetry Out Loud Recitation Competition

On January 15, five English Department faculty members served as interpretation judges for the 2016 Poetry Out Loud recitation competition for the ArtsPath region, held at IUP.

Posted on 2/21/2016 6:45:24 AM

2016 English Graduate Organization Conference

The English Graduate Organization of IUP announces its annual interdisciplinary conference exploring the subject of “Misinformation, Unreliability, and Marginalization” to take place on Saturday, February 27, at the IUP campus.

Posted on 2/20/2016 10:04:54 AM

New Poem by Branscum in North American Review

Founded in Boston in 1815, the North American Review is the oldest and one of the most culturally significant literary magazine in the United States.

Posted on 2/18/2016 2:19:38 PM

Branscum Publishes New Story in Apex Magazine

John Branscum has a new short story, “The Farmer’s Milk,” forthcoming in the April 2016 issue of Apex Magazine.

Posted on 2/18/2016 2:17:56 PM

Sherwood Presents on Distanced Sounding: Versioning Poems in the Digital Audio Archive

Kenneth Sherwood (English Department) delivered a presentation titled "Distanced Sounding: Versioning Poems in the Digital Audio Archive" at the 2016 annual conference of the Modern Language Association, held this year from January 7 to 10 in Austin, Texas.

Posted on 2/15/2016 1:06:22 PM

Park and Tanghe Publish Article on International Collaborative Project

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.

Posted on 2/15/2016 12:16:51 PM

Downing Presents Paper on State of Higher Education

David Downing, director of Graduate Studies in Literature and Criticism, recently read his paper, “The Politics of the Academic Mess,” as an invited presentation at the Humanities Center of the University of Pittsburgh.

Posted on 2/3/2016 4:23:55 PM

Comfort Presents on “Peripheral Aesthetics and World Literature”

Susan Comfort (English Department) presented a paper as part of a roundtable on "Peripheral Aesthetics and World Literature" at the 2016 annual conference of the Modern Language Association, held this year from January 7 to 10 in Austin, Texas.

Posted on 1/25/2016 11:14:24 AM

Charles Selected as Recipient of 2016 Professional Development Travel Grant for Practicing ESL/EFL Teachers

Quanisha Charles was selected as a recipient of the 2016 Professional Development Travel Grant for Practicing ESL/EFL Teachers.

Posted on 1/21/2016 7:55:24 PM

New Volume of “Works and Days” Published with Focus on Comics Studies

This year's “Works and Days” volume, a publication of the Department of English, examines “The Comics Studies Multiverse: Graphic Transformations in Education and Culture.”

Posted on 1/19/2016 3:56:29 PM

MATESOL Alumna Chikako Hara Guest of Honor at Prestigious Japanese Speech Contest

Chikako Hara, an MATESOL alumna and winner of the Gebhard Family M.A. TESOL Award for Creative Excellence, has become an outstanding EFL teacher in Japan.

Posted on 1/19/2016 3:24:34 PM

Charles Selected as Recipient of the 2016 Professional Development Travel Grant for Practicing ESL/EFL Teachers

As a recipient of this award, Charles will receive $1,500 to attend the TESOL International Convention & English Language Expo.

Posted on 1/18/2016 1:52:21 PM

Charles Named Recipient of 2016 Scholars for the Dream Travel Award

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

Sitler Publishes “Data of the Heart” Essay

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

Wilson Publishes Book on Modernist Literature and Birth Control

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

Wilson Presents on Literature by Women and Digital Humanities

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.

Posted on 12/3/2015 2:11:23 PM

English Education Alumnus Brandt Wins Recognition as Teacher of the Month

Andrew Brandt has been named the November 2015 Teacher of the Month by South Carolina's Charleston County School District.

Posted on 12/3/2015 10:30:57 AM

Wender Presents on “Social Justice and a Disability Lens” at National Conference of Teachers of English

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 Disability Lens.”

Posted on 12/1/2015 1:45:54 PM

Branscum’s “Things in the Shape of Trailers” Nominated for Pushcart Prize

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

There’s Still Time to Say Farewell to Leonard

While we’re thrilled to move into our shiny new building, many of us are feeling some nostalgia for our longtime home in Jane Leonard Hall—so everyone is invited to a goodbye party on Friday, December 11.

Posted on 11/24/2015 9:16:50 AM

IUP Oxford Summer Study Abroad Program

There will be a meeting on Tuesday, December 1, from 4:30–5:30 p.m. in Room 105 Leonard Hall for all students interested in the IUP Oxford Summer Study Abroad program from July 15–August 6, 2016.

Posted on 11/20/2015 7:39:22 AM

Thompson to Hold Virtual Book Signing

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

IUP Students Present at Three Rivers TESOL

Eleven students from Dr. L. Savova's English 644: Methods, Materials and IT class participated in this year's Three Rivers TESOL Conference at the University of Pittsburgh.

Posted on 11/9/2015 1:55:25 PM

Porter Presents on World English Studies at National Conference for Curriculum and Pedagogy Group

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

Fall Book Talk: “Crave: Sojourn of a Hungry Soul”

Join us on Wednesday, November 18, to welcome National Book Award nominee Laurie Cannady for a discussion of her new book, “Crave: Sojourn of a Hungry Soul,” a coming-of-age memoir chronicles a young girl's journey through abuse and impoverishment.

Posted on 11/7/2015 2:09:36 PM

Savova Invited to U.S. Fulbright National Screening Committee

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

Presentation to Address Open Access and Digital Scholarship

"Spreading the Word: Open Access Digital Scholarship in the 21st Century," a presentation by Josh   Bolick, will be given Thursday, November 12, 2015.

Posted on 11/4/2015 11:10:21 AM

Williamson to Serve as Editor of Pennsylvania English

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

Williamson Presents on Balkans’ Resistance to Ottoman Tyranny

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

Williamson Presents at North American Society for the Study of Romanticism Conference

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 and Rights.

Posted on 11/3/2015 8:46:21 AM

Lecture: “How Teachers Guide African-American and Latino Students’ Technology Use”

Aaminah Norris will present “Under-represented Point of View: How Teachers Guide African-American and Latino Students’ Technology Use”

Posted on 10/30/2015 7:39:22 AM

Film Screening and Interactive Discussion: “The Mask You Live In”

The Mask You Live In follows boys and young men as they struggle to stay true to themselves while negotiating America’s narrow definition of masculinity.

Posted on 10/30/2015 7:26:20 AM

Charles Presents Preliminary Research Study on Black Teachers of English in South Korea

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

Carpenter to Present on Linguistic Socialization at Western States Rhetoric and Literacy Conference

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

Siegel Finer Presents on BRCA Gene at Pittsburgh’s Department of Innovation and Performance Speaker Series

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

Free Comic Book Journal Day

Join us to celebrate the publication of "The Comics Studies Multiverse: Graphic Transformations in Education and Culture," Vol. 32 of Works & Days. A special journal launch party will be held Thursday, October 22.

Posted on 10/20/2015 9:14:43 AM

Cole Selected as Outstanding English Major for IUP

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 and awards.

Posted on 10/15/2015 7:29:46 PM

Driscoll and Powell Publish “Conducting and Composing RAD Research in the Writing Center”

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

Park Publishes Follow-up Article on Meaningful Literacy in Research Writing Course

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

Park and Moe Publish on Gender and Non-Native English Speaking Teachers

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

Hibsman Presents Cross-Disciplinary Collaboration on Gaming Proposals at 2015 EAPSU Conference

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.

Posted on 10/13/2015 11:50:16 AM

Hibsman Presents Secrets of the Frozen Lake at 2015 PCEA Conference

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

Park to Serve on Fulbright National Screening Committee for Fourth Year

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.

Posted on 10/7/2015 12:54:22 PM

Park Publishes on Life Histories of West African Teacher Candidates

Professor Gloria Park's co-authored piece, "Exploring the Forms of Cultural Capital, Habitus, and Field in the Life Histories of Two West African Teacher Candidates," will be published in an upcoming issue of Teacher Development.

Posted on 10/7/2015 12:48:08 PM

Park Discusses Awareness of Diversity and Social (In)justice Issues in Undergraduate Research Writing

Professor Gloria Park's article was published in volume 5, issue 1 of the Journal of Pedagogic Development in March 2015.

Posted on 10/7/2015 12:14:56 PM

Comfort to Serve on Fulbright U.S. Student Screening Committee

Susan Comfort, a faculty member of the English Departmentand codirector of IUP Sustainability Studies, has been invited to serve on theFulbright U.S. Student Screening Committee, which will convene in New York onNovember 19, 2015.

Posted on 9/23/2015 2:02:00 PM

Banned Books Read Out Scheduled

The Department of English, in partnership with IUP Libraries and EGO, will be hosting IUP’s annual Read Out on Wednesday, September 30, at 1:00 p.m., in Stapleton Library, across from Java City.

Posted on 9/21/2015 5:30:12 PM

Film Screening: “Defining a Life, Defying Death: The Story of Aaron Swartz, the Internet Open Access Warrior”

The Department of English will briefly introduce and then screen the film “The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz," on Tuesday, September 29, at 5:00 p.m. in Stabley Library, room 101. A discussion with the audience will follow.

Posted on 9/21/2015 5:26:14 PM

EGO Roundtable: Dystopias and the Fantastic in Young Adult Literature

English Department graduate students take up the fascinating topic of dystopias and alternate worlds on Monday, September 28, at 4:00 p.m. in Leonard Hall, room 101.

Posted on 9/21/2015 5:21:42 PM

With a Traditional Ice Cream Social, English Department Celebrates the Start of a New Year

This year’s English Majors′ Ice Cream Social came with a generous helping of English Department community spirit as students and faculty alike turned out to celebrate the start of a new academic year.

Posted on 9/9/2015 11:59:00 AM

Black and Villa Lead Teachers in Critical Reflections on Social Class

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.”

Posted on 8/25/2015 12:08:22 PM

Comfort Presents on Postcolonial Representations of Women and Ecological Debt

Susan Comfort of the IUP English Department gave a presentation this summer at the 2015 Bi-Annual Conference of the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment, held at the University of Idaho in Moscow, Idaho.

Posted on 8/25/2015 11:48:22 AM

Weinstein Presents Cartooning Workshop at 2015 AEPL Conference

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

New Stories by Branscum in the October 2015 Carbon Culture Review

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

Branscum’s New Poetry Collection “Skinwalkers” coming in October

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

English Alumna Quakenbush Places Eighth in International Short Story Contest

The short story “Hope Walks,” by 2014 English Writing Track graduate Lindsey Quakenbush, won eight place in the 2015 NYC Midnight short fiction contest.

Posted on 8/24/2015 12:46:57 PM

Weinstein Presents Freestyle Approach to Writing at 2015 Computers and Writing Conference

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

Craig Selected as Fort Lyon Writer-In-Residence

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

Thompson Publishes Book on Lincoln and Satire

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 press satires on Lincoln and Lincoln’s own satiric self-presentation.

Posted on 8/21/2015 11:03:09 AM

Craig Selected for Artsmith Arts Residency

Chauna Craig, English, was one of twelve artists selected for an Artsmith arts residency.

Posted on 7/30/2015 12:06:03 PM

Faziani Presents Paper on Works by George Orwell and Robert Musil

Peter Faziani, a student in the IUP Graduate Program in Literature and Theory, presented “Domestic Homes, Modernity, and Forbidden Nostalgia in George Orwells Coming Up for Air and Robert Musils The Man Without Qualities” at the Conference of the Space Between Society on June 21, 2015.

Posted on 6/26/2015 12:57:09 PM

Williamson Presents Paper on the Place of 1930s Poetry in Holocaust Studies

Michael T. Williamson, Department of English, presented “‘It Survives / In the Valley of Its Saying’: W. H. Auden, Jacob Glatstein, and the Place of 1930s Poetry in Holocaust Studies,” at the 17th annual Conference of the Space Between Society at the University of Notre Dame on June 20, 2015.

Posted on 6/26/2015 12:51:47 PM

Savova Conducts Workshop at BETA/IATEFL International Conference

Lilia Savova, English Department, conducted an invited workshop on “Variation in the Classroom: Designing Authentic Materials and Activities” at the BETA (Bulgarian English Teachers Association) International Conference on June 6–7, 2015, in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Posted on 6/17/2015 2:29:14 PM

Savova Delivers Keynote on Design Principles in Education at BETA/IATEFL International Conference

Lilia Savova, English Department, delivered a plenary lecture on “Variation in Educational Design: Using Universal Principles of Design” at the Bulgarian English Teachers Association annual conference held in Sofia, Bulgaria, on June 6–7, 2015.

Posted on 6/9/2015 3:05:28 AM

Thompson Gives Keynote Speech at Hilberry Symposium

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

Composition and TESOL Student Newman Gives Presentation to American Association of Applied Linguistics

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

Yang and Graduate Students Present on Multiethnic Women’s Literature at MELUS Conference

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 Alnasser’s Poster Wins Graduate Student Assembly Peers Choice Award

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 Forum.

Posted on 4/28/2015 10:26:53 AM

Composition and TESOL Members Present a World Englishes Panel at Conference

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

Shelly and Hynes Present on “Sharing Spaces in Extended Writer-Tutor Relationships”

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

“Trailer Park Boys” Final Film Showing

IUP doctoral student Meg Oldman will host and lead a discussion of episodes of the sitcom “Trailer Park Boys” on Tuesday, April 21, at 7:00 p.m. in Room 101 of the library. The series is about life between prison terms.

Posted on 4/15/2015 3:19:47 PM

IUP Pair Help Indiana Masters Swim Team Take Second Place at Championship

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

Katsiadas’s Article to Appear in Studies in Comics

Nick Katsiadas’s article, "Mytho-Auto-Bio: Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman, the Romantics, and Shakespeare’s The Tempest," was accepted for publication by Studies in Comics (SiC) for their upcoming issue.

Posted on 4/12/2015 2:33:57 PM

Holm Presents in Roundtable at ASECS Honoring Professor Michael McKeon

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

Praphan Wins 2015 Outstanding Graduate Student Research Award

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 Literature.”

Posted on 4/8/2015 8:00:13 AM

Park Publishes Article on Raising Awareness of Diversity and Social (In)justice Issues in Undergraduate Research Writing

Gloria Park’s article appears in Journal of Pedagogic Development’s March 2015 issue.

Posted on 4/7/2015 10:38:41 PM

Crane Bizzaro Presents on “Toward an Indigenous Method of Code Meshing or Code Switching”

Resa Crane Bizzaro, of IUP’s C&T Program in the English Department, spoke at the Conference on College Composition and Communication’s 2015 annual convention on March 19 in Tampa, Fla. Her paper, “When Codes Don’t Mesh: Toward an Indigenous Method of Code Meshing or Code Switching,” was presented during the session “Composing Risk: ‘Alternative’ Discourses in Composition.”

Posted on 4/6/2015 12:08:31 PM

“Donnie Darko” Showing

“Donnie Darko” will be the next film screened by the English Dept. Student Film Series. The showing will be in room 101 of the Library at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 8.

Posted on 4/2/2015 4:13:22 PM

Professor Savova Presents on Accuracy and Fluency in Writing at International TESOL Convention

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

Thompson and Showalter Publish Scholarly Edition on James Russell Lowell Poem

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.

Posted on 3/31/2015 12:45:49 PM

Bizzaro Publishes Essay on Three Poets’ Creative Evolution

Professor Patrick Bizzaro’s essay, “Celebrating the Personal and the Subjective: New Books by Al Maginnes, Tim Peeler, and Adrian Rice,” appears in Asheville Poetry Review.

Posted on 3/30/2015 9:29:55 PM

English News Chronicle: When Playing “Batman: Arkham City,” Are You Batman, or Yourself?

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.

Posted on 3/30/2015 11:09:29 AM

Hibsman Presents on Collaboration and Teamwork in Gaming at CUE Conference

Tim Hibsman (English Department) presented a paper titled “MineCraft Madness: Collaboration and Team Building Skills” at the Computer Using Educators Conference in California on March 20, 2015.

Posted on 3/27/2015 11:17:43 AM

Bhattacharya Presents on Dis-Citizenship at American Association of Applied Linguistics

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

Watson Publishes Co-Edited Collection on Global Whiteness

Veronica Watson’s co-edited collection, Unveiling Whiteness in the 21st Century: Global Manifestations, Transdisciplinary Interventions, brings together seasoned and emerging scholars from seven countries and 10 disciplinary areas to intervene in the ideologies of whiteness in our contemporary moment.

Posted on 3/24/2015 11:00:43 AM

English Graduate Organization Conference this Saturday, March 28!

This Saturday, March 28, starting at 8:00am in the Kovalchick Conference and Athletic Complex, the English Graduate Organization (EGO) will host its annual interdisciplinary conference.

Posted on 3/23/2015 3:06:46 PM

Sigma Tau Delta Writing Workshop Series Kicks Off with Workshop on Flash Memoir

From 6:30 - 7:30pm, March 25 in the Leonard Lounge (room 113) Sigma Tau Delta Writing Workshop Series will hold its first of four writing workshop planned for Spring, 2015: Flash Memoir, facilitated by Assistant Professor of English, Daniel J. Weinstein.

Posted on 3/23/2015 12:59:48 PM

Siegel Finer Presents on Breast Cancer Previvors at Conference on College Composition and Communication (4Cs)

Bryna Siegel Finer, Department of English, presented as part of a roundtable that explored the consequences of researching literacies with(in) communities outside of the composition classroom, while discussing the interdisciplinary inspiration for methodological choices throughout.

Posted on 3/22/2015 9:00:09 PM

Author and Editor Randolph to Present a Series of Short Talks on Writing and Publishing

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.

Posted on 3/20/2015 4:07:55 PM

Downing Publishes on “Ethical Conundrums” in MLA Online Journal, Profession

David Downing’s essay, “Ethical Conundrums: Institutional Pressure and Graduate Student Needs in the Era of Contingency,” will be published in spring 2015 in the Modern Language Associations online journal, Profession.

Posted on 3/20/2015 2:44:01 PM

“Social Network” Showing Wednesday, March 25

The English Student Film Series, sponsored by the IUP Center for Film Studies, will show “The Social Network” at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 25, in Room 101 of the library. The show is free, and snacks and attendance vouchers will be provided.

Posted on 3/19/2015 2:28:48 PM

Bizzaro Publishes New Poetry

Patrick Bizzaro has published two poems in recent months: “Light, if” in Making Connections and “Dark Horizon” in The Mountain and the Bumble Bee, as part of the exhibition by that name curated by Chris McGinnis, director of the Kipp Gallery on the IUP campus.

Posted on 3/3/2015 11:01:44 PM

Bizzaro Publishes Article on Equitable Writing Pedagogy

Patrick Bizzaro has published an essay, with John Baker, "The Poetic and the Personal : Toward a Pedagogy of Social Equity in English Language Learning," in Teaching English in the Two-Year College.

Posted on 3/3/2015 11:00:03 PM

Smith Moving on to Grad Program in Film Studies

Current English film track major Travis Smith will be entering the master’s degree program in Film Studies at the University of Buffalo in fall 2015. While at IUP, Travis has enjoyed many film studies courses, including History on Film; Gender and Sexuality in Film and Literature; and The Great War in Film and Literature. He has also done most of the scheduling for the English Undergraduate Film Series.

Posted on 3/3/2015 2:14:51 PM

Sherwood Publishes on Distanced Sounding Research Using Computers

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.

Posted on 3/2/2015 11:05:20 PM

Se7en to Screen on March 4

The English Department Film Series will continue Wednesday, March 4, at 7 p.m. in Library room 101 with a screening of Se7en, an intense thriller from 1995 with Morgan Freeman, Brad Pitt, and Kevin Spacey. Admission and snacks are free, and attendance vouchers will be provided.

Posted on 2/27/2015 3:06:24 PM

Branscum Publishes Two New Stories

Two fiction pieces by John Branscum, “Signs” and “Detective Story,” were accepted for publication in the fall 2015 issue of the Pushcart Prize-winning literary journal, the Chiron Review.

Posted on 2/25/2015 7:00:00 PM

Pearlman Visits Campus to Discuss How We Teach Thinking

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

Downing Publishes Essay in 100th-Anniversary Issue of Radical Teacher

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

Poetry Reading by John Hoppenthaler, Monday, February 16

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

“Broad City” Next for Film Series

Megan Oldman will host a free showing of episodes from the cult favorite comedy series “Broad City” in Room 101 of the Library on Wednesday, February 18, at 7:00 p.m.

Posted on 2/12/2015 10:39:01 AM

English Department Publication Celebration — Thursday, February 12

The English Department’s Publication Celebration will be held Thursday, February 12, from 4:30 until about 6:00 p.m. in the Allegheny Room in the HUB. Students are invited to attend.

Posted on 2/9/2015 11:02:01 AM

English Composition and TESOL Student Salako Publishes Article on African ESL Students

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

Weinstein and Park Publish Paper on Learning Space Design

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

Slater Initiates Film Studies Facebook Page

Tom Slater of the English Department and the IUP Center for Film Studies has created a Facebook page for the Center designed to encourage contributions from everyone in the IUP community and their friends.

Posted on 1/16/2015 11:05:39 AM

English Professor Savova Reviews Fulbright Applications

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.

Posted on 12/12/2014 10:37:27 AM

Bhattacharya Selected as Concha Delgado Gaitan CAE Presidential Fellow for 2014-2015

Usree Bhattacharya has been selected as a Concha Delgado Gaitan CAE Presidential Fellow for 2014-2015.

Posted on 12/8/2014 6:49:17 PM

Craig's Essay, “Arsenic, Cadmium, Copper, and Zinc,” Published and Honored by Terrain.org

Chauna Craig’s essay was a finalist in the fifth annual nonfiction contest sponsored by Terrain.org: a Journal of the Built and Natural Environments. The essay focuses around Butte, Montana, and the toxic Berkeley Pit left there after copper mining production ended.

Posted on 11/30/2014 9:02:32 AM

Women’s Diary Archive Project Selected for Rare Book School’s Workshop on Digitizing the Historical Record

Tanya Heflin (Department of English) attended the University of Virginia’s Rare Book School in order to workshop the Women’s Diary Archive Project.

Posted on 11/29/2014 4:24:58 PM

Heflin Organizes Three Panels on Autobiography at Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association

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

Heflin Presents Graphic Memoir Research at Pacifica and Ancient Modern Language Association

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

Heflin Presents Research On Zitkala-Ša At Modernist Studies Association

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.

Posted on 11/29/2014 4:15:47 PM

Park to Edit Special-Topic Issue of TESOL Quarterly

Gloria Park, Department of English, will co-edit a special-topic issue of TESOL Quarterly about language teacher identity in multilingual education.

Posted on 11/20/2014 2:00:11 PM

Park, Losiewicz, McKee, and Amevuvor Present On Preparing Teachers to Teach English as an Additional Language

The title of the presentation is Meeting the Demands of an Increasing and Cultural Diversity: Preparing Teachers to Teach English as an Additional Language: A Critical Look at the US, the State, and the PASSHE, and the presentation focuses on Park's ongoing National TESOL study and subsequent institutional case study of IUP's MA TESOL program.

Posted on 11/19/2014 8:42:45 AM

Weinstein Gives Presentation On Writing As Improvisation

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

“The Big Lebowski” Showing November 17

The Dude still abides. Watch this free movie in the IUP Library at 7:00 p.m.

Posted on 11/13/2014 3:57:47 PM

Shelly Publishes on Writing Centers and Mattering

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

Williamson Presents Paper at 16th Annual Modernist Studies Conference

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

Williamson Chairs Seminar On Artistic Responses To World War II

Michael Williamson co-chaired a seminar, “Representing the Second World War, Genocide, the Holocaust: Modernist Confluences and Divisions,” at the 16th annual Modernist Studies Association Conference.

Posted on 11/13/2014 11:30:10 AM

Free Film “The Grand Budapest Hotel” On November 13

This comedy will be shown on Thursday in Room 101 of the library. The movie starts at 7:00 p.m., and snacks, drinks, and attendance vouchers will be provided.

Posted on 11/11/2014 8:42:15 AM

Reflective Practice: Time Management for Teachers

Want to learn how to handle the growing pile of e-mails in your inbox? Want to finally run your work schedule instead of it running you? This large group presentation that will cover general principles of time and task management in a realistic, down-to-earth fashion on Wednesday, November 12.

Posted on 11/10/2014 8:18:02 AM

Monday Sci-Fi/Horror Film Showing

The Color Out of Space, based on a novel by H. P. Lovecraft, will be shown Monday night, November 10, at the IUP Library, followed by a discussion of the film.

Posted on 11/6/2014 2:40:31 PM

Bizzaro Publishes Essay on Poetry of Marc Harshman

Patrick Bizzaro, Department of English, published an essay in the most recent edition of Appalachian Journal on two recent books of poems by West Virginia Poet Laureate Marc Harshman.

Posted on 10/31/2014 8:18:08 AM

Bizzaro Speaks at Plenary Session of English Association of Pennsylvania State Universities

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.

Posted on 10/31/2014 8:04:49 AM

Submissions Accepted for Special Issue of New Growth Arts Review: Social Stigmas and Disease

The Center for Film Studies,with the support of New Growth Arts Review, would like to invite submissionsfor Interdisciplinary Voices, aspecial online mixed-media publication.

Posted on 10/31/2014 7:49:42 AM

Savova Presents on NoodleTools at Three Rivers TESOL Conference

English Department professor Lilia Savova presented at the 2014 Three Rivers TESOL Conference in Pittsburgh on October 25. Her topic was “Transforming Writing Drafts from Products to Processes with NoodleTools.”

Posted on 10/27/2014 10:04:34 AM

English Graduate Students Present at 2014 Three Rivers TESOL Conference

IUP English graduates’ participation in the annual Three Rivers TESOL Conference at Chatham University in Pittsburgh, held on October 25, was impressive.

Posted on 10/27/2014 9:49:59 AM

“Midnight in Paris” to Screen October 30

Owen Wilson is obsessed with Paris in the 1920s and the Lost Generation of writers. He magically returns to meet them in Woody Allen’s “Midnight in Paris,” showing in Stapleton Library.

Posted on 10/24/2014 10:56:53 AM

Craig Publishes Creative Nonfiction Essay

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

Farr, Alreshoud, Shoemaker, and Comfort Present on Feminist Panel at 2014 PCEA Conference

Susan Comfort, Department of English, and graduate students Sheila Farr, Aishah Alreshoud, and Lauren Shoemaker presented papers as part of a feminist panel titled “Engaging Gender and Sexuality in Contemporary Theoretical and Literary Interventions” at the 2014 Pennsylvania College English Association Conference.

Posted on 10/20/2014 11:01:05 AM

Film Series Presents “Raging Bull,” October 16

There will be a free showing of Martin Scorsese’s Raging Bull on Thursday, October 16, at 7:00 p.m. in the IUP library.

Posted on 10/15/2014 9:07:03 AM

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

Fiction Reading by Robert Bausch, October 20

Join us for a reading by novelist Robert Bausch on Monday, October 20, at 4:00 p.m. in Nicholson Library, room 112, Leonard Hall.

Posted on 10/13/2014 8:29:42 AM

Technical Writing Career Workshop Set for Wednesday, October 15

Learn about technical writing by attending a Technical Writing Workshop featuring members of the IUP English faculty who know what it means to write to spec.

Posted on 10/13/2014 8:06:00 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

English Department 2014 Networking Event

IUP English faculty, staff, and students are invited to the annual English Department Networking Event on Thursday, October 2.

Posted on 10/1/2014 10:56:46 AM

Eleventh Annual LGBT Film Festival

The Indiana Cares Campaign to End Homophobia will kick off its 11th annual LGBT Film Festival on Sunday, October 5, with an opening reception for all campus and community members.

Posted on 9/29/2014 2:01:08 PM

“Annie Hall” Playing Thursday Night

Annie Hall, winner of the Oscar for Best Picture, will be shown on Thursday, October 2, at 7:00 p.m. in the IUP library.

Posted on 9/28/2014 7:20:38 PM

EGO Workshop: “A Graphic Discussion of Banned Books”

English Graduate Organization students will host a workshop on graphic novels, this year’s featured genre for national Banned Books Week events, on Thursday, September 25.

Posted on 9/19/2014 7:49:44 AM

Banned Books Read Out, September 24

The IUP English Department, English Graduate Organization, and IUP Libraries will host a Banned Books Read Out in Stapleton Library, celebrating the freedom to read and bringing awareness to ongoing issues of literary censorship.

Posted on 9/19/2014 7:48:35 AM

Six O’Clock Series: Should Books that Plagiarize be Banned from the IUP Library?

A lively group of librarians, professors, and students will discuss what should be done with library books that contain plagiarized content, as part of IUP’s Banned Books Week program. The discussion will take place Monday, September 22, 2014, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. in the HUB Ohio Room.

Posted on 9/19/2014 7:46:55 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

Kerr and Norris Will Present Panel Session on School Safety Issues

Jo Anne Kerr and Linda Norris (English Department) will present a panel session at the annual Pennsylvania Association of Colleges and Teacher Educators Teacher Education Assembly on October 23, 2014, in Harrisburg, Pa.

Posted on 9/12/2014 11:20:53 AM

Porter Publishes Study on Using Multimedia in Language Learning Classrooms

English professor Curt Porter has published a peer-reviewed article on wiki use for collaborative course design in the September issue of STEM Journal, an international journal on the use of multimedia in language instruction.

Posted on 9/11/2014 1:35:30 PM

English Students Film Series: “Good Will Hunting” on September 18

Film Studies major Travis Smith will introduce Gus Van Sant’s Good Will Hunting on Thursday, September 18, in Room 101 of Stabley Library.

Posted on 9/11/2014 1:33:53 PM

English Community Welcomes New Year With Ice Cream

This year’s English Majors’ Ice Cream Social saw record attendance and a generous helping of English Department community spirit.

Posted on 9/10/2014 8:10:34 AM

English Students Film Series Start

The English Department student-directed Film Series will present Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, September 8, in Room 101 of Stabley Library. Free snacks and attendance vouchers will be available.

Posted on 9/4/2014 8:53:30 AM

Craig Selected for National Writer Mentoring Program

Dr. Chauna Craig, Department of English, is one of 10 mentors selected for Writer to Writer, a pilot mentoring program sponsored by the Association of Writers and Writing Programs.

Posted on 9/3/2014 1:56:35 PM

Williamson Wins Essay Prize from University of London

Dr. Michael T. Williamson (English) delivered a paper, “Doubled Crossings: Yiddish Writers Respond to the Treaty of Non-Aggression Between Germany and Russia,” at the international conference of the Space Between Society, Institute of English Studies, University of London, July 17-19, 2014.

Posted on 9/3/2014 1:42:47 PM

Savova Invited as Visiting Professor in China

Dr. L. Savova has been invited as visiting professor at Shanghai International Studies University (SISU).

Posted on 9/3/2014 11:07:14 AM

Savova Invited to Serve on National Fulbright Screening Committee

English professor 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

Composition and TESOL Community Featured in Special Issue of TESOL Journa

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 Indah Puspawati.

Posted on 8/29/2014 10:20:36 AM

Weinstein and Park Publish on Learning Spaces for Experiential and Transactional Reflection

Professors Daniel Weinstein and Gloria Park’s article, “Helping Students Connect: Architecting Learning Spaces for Experiential and Transactional Reflection,” will be published in the Journal of Pedagogic Development in November 2014.

Posted on 8/25/2014 10:16:35 AM

Become a Teacher of English as an International Language in Two Semesters

The IUP English Department is now accepting applications for the fall 2015 cohort for the TESOL Graduate Certificate of Recognition program: 18 credits in two semesters.

Posted on 8/25/2014 9:11:10 AM

Park Co-Edits TESOL Journal Issue On World English Perspectives From Teacher-Scholars

The September 2014 special issue of TESOL Journal focuses on providing critical perspectives on World Englishes from teacher-scholars in order to further understand the role of English in various communities and in relation to individual’s identities as owners of English.

Posted on 8/25/2014 9:09:21 AM

Park to Serve on National Screening Committee for English Language Teaching Assistantships in South Korea

Gloria Park, Department of English, has been invited to serve on the National Screening Committee for U.S. graduate students wishing to pursue study, research, or professional training abroad under the Fulbright-Hays Program.

Posted on 8/25/2014 9:07:31 AM

Yang Lectures in China on Asian American Women’s Literature

Lingyan Yang, associate professor of English, faculty member in the Graduate English Program in Literature and Criticism, and director of the Women’s Studies program, gave an invited lecture at the College of Foreign Languages and Cultures at Xiamen University in China on June 25, 2014.

Posted on 8/20/2014 3:51:51 PM

Guest Lecturer to Speak on Linguistic Stereotyping

Donald Rubin, professor emeritus at the University of Georgia, will present “Voices in Your Head: The Power of Prejudice in Speech Evaluation” on Wednesday, September 10, at 10:00 a.m. in Leonard Hall.

Posted on 8/18/2014 8:59:52 AM

Weinstein Presents Workshop on Mindful Reading and Writing at 2014 AEPL Conference

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.

Posted on 8/15/2014 11:23:58 AM

Tom Slater an IUP Nominee for National Endowment for the Humanities 2015 Summer Stipend

English professor Tom Slater will be nominated for a stipend of $6,000 by Dr. Tim Mack, dean of the School of Graduate Studies and Research.

Posted on 8/11/2014 2:55:07 PM

Hibsman Teaches in China’s University Immersion Program

Tim Hibsman (English Department) participated in Sichuan University’s University Immersion Program from June 26 through July 14, 2014.

Posted on 7/28/2014 1:57:31 PM

Hibsman Explores Enhancing Virtual Group Engagement and Collaboration

“Lurking, Spying, and Policing: Practical Strategies to Enhancing Engagement and Collaboration in Virtual Group Work,” co-authored by Tim Hibsman, was published in the 2014 AURCO Journal.

Posted on 7/28/2014 1:49:51 PM

DHC Open Source Toolkit Workshop Series: Photoshopping without Photoshop

Students, staff, and faculty are invited to learn about using GIMP, a free, legal, and professional quality open-source alternative to Adobe’s Photoshop image editing program, in this workshop on Monday, May 5.

Posted on 4/29/2014 10:46:31 AM

Williamson of English Department Publishes on Poetry of Felicia Hemans

Michael T. Williamson’s article, “Felicia Hemans’s Public Poetry, J.J. Winckelmann’s History of the Art of Antiquity, and the Imaginative Plenitude of the Victory Ode,” will be published in volume 21 of the journal Women’s Writing.

Posted on 4/21/2014 12:55:27 PM

Libre Office, Free Alternative to Microsoft Office: Open Source Toolkit Workshop

The Center for Digital Humanities and Culture announces the sixth of its ongoing workshops for the Open Source Toolkit. Students, staff, and faculty are invited to learn about using Libre Office, a free, open source alternative to the Microsoft Office suite of productivity applications. Monday, April 21.

Posted on 4/16/2014 7:50:27 AM

Yang Presents Asian Pacific American Cultural Criticism at MELUS Conference

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 conference.

Posted on 4/9/2014 5:44:04 PM

Black and Mina Receive 2014 Faculty Recognition Awards from Center for Teaching Excellence

The English Department congratulates Laurel Black and Lilian Mina, winners of the 2014 Center for Teaching Excellence Faculty Recognition Awards.

Posted on 4/8/2014 10:19:27 AM

The Playful Text: Critical Approaches to Video Games

This three-part colloquium series will explore video games as an important part of our contemporary culture and as a form of art that creates powerful experiences and high-impact statements about who we are and who we might be. Open to faculty, staff, and students; April 15, 17, and 22.

Posted on 4/7/2014 9:09:57 AM

Student Navnykos’ Study on Standardized Testing Wins Third Prize at Graduate Scholars Forum

A poster by MA-TESOL Student Kristina Navnykos, “Impact of Standardized Testing on EFL in Russia,” won third prize in the 2014 IUP Graduate Scholars Forum.

Posted on 4/3/2014 12:21:36 PM

Sigma Tau Delta Hosts “Publish Your Creative Writing” Workshop

Students who attended the workshop on March 27, 2014, asked questions about publishing creative and academic work both in print and online.

Posted on 4/2/2014 11:03:20 AM

DHC Open Source Toolkit Workshop Series: Markdown, a Lightweight Markup Language for Formatted Text

The Center for Digital Humanities and Culture announces the fifth of its ongoing workshops for the Open Source Toolkit. Students, staff, and faculty are invited to join us to learn about using the Web shorthand called Markdown to easily publish and share documents for the Web. Monday, April 7.

Posted on 4/2/2014 8:42:05 AM

Weinstein Presents Collaborative Writing Method at 2014 Conference on College Composition and Communication

At the March 2014 Conference on College Composition and Communication, Daniel Weinstein, Department of English, gave a presentation titled “Getting It Together: L'Atelier d'ecriture as Fountainhead of Academic Prose.”

Posted on 3/31/2014 1:27:01 PM

Film Studies Informational Gala

Reena Dube, Thomas Slater, and Judith Villa will host an English Film Studies track informational gala at the HUB Allegheny Room this Sunday, April 6. Current students will discuss the program, and there will also be food, drink, DVD give-aways, and attendance vouchers available.

Posted on 3/31/2014 12:34:01 PM

Savova Presents on Collaborative Online Activities

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.

Posted on 3/31/2014 11:19:35 AM

First Annual IUP EGO Spring Poetry Event

Join the English Graduate Organization (EGO) on April 2 at the Artists Hand Gallery for an afternoon of art, espresso, and poetry.

Posted on 3/31/2014 9:30:33 AM

Hibsman Discusses Educational Benefits of Minecraft at CUE Conference

Tim Hibsman (Department of English) presented his paper “Minecraft Madness: Educational Benefits?” at the 2014 Computer Using Educators conference in California.

Posted on 3/26/2014 2:44:43 PM

Siegel Finer Points Out Need for Transparency in Writing Program Administration

Bryna Siegel Finer of the Department of English presented her paper, “Opening our File Drawers,” in Indianapolis at the 2014 Conference on College Composition and Communication, the largest conference in the field of Writing Studies.

Posted on 3/26/2014 8:26:17 AM

English Association of Pennsylvania State Universities 2014 Conference at IUP

On March 13, the IUP English Department hosted the statewide 2014 English Association of Pennsylvania State Universities Undergraduate English Studies Conference at the Kovalchick Complex.

Posted on 3/25/2014 1:31:34 PM

Casting Your Voice with Audacity: DHC Open Source Toolkit Workshop

The Center for Digital Humanities and Culture announces the next workshops for the Open Source Toolkit: creating audio podcasts with Audacity. Monday, March 24.

Posted on 3/23/2014 8:45:42 PM

Carpenter to Present on “Critical Language Awareness Approaches”

Brian Carpenter, English Department, will be part of a colloquium entitled “Critical Language Awareness Approaches in the Americas: Theoretical Principles, Pedagogical Practices, and Distribution of Intellectual Labor” at the March 2014 American Association of Applied Linguistics Conference.

Posted on 3/21/2014 12:12:58 PM

EGO Conference Addresses Interdisciplinary Approaches to Inequality

On March 7–8, 2014, IUP’s English Graduate Organization hosted its 12th annual interdisciplinary conference, entitled “Enacting Change in a Polarized World: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Inequality.”

Posted on 3/12/2014 6:06:07 PM

English Department Announces Annual Undergraduate Writing Contest

Any undergraduate English major or minor can submit their work to be recognized at the English Department’s Spring Honors Ceremony.

Posted on 3/12/2014 3:18:22 PM

Popular Culture English Studies (EAPSU) Conference Thursday, March 13

The English Department and the English Association of Pennsylvania State Universities invite IUP students and faculty to attend the “Popular Culture” English Studies conference at the Kovalchick Complex this Thursday, March 13.

Posted on 3/12/2014 12:28:17 PM

Film Event: “No Country for Old Men”

The English Department undergraduate Film Studies program will host a showing of “No Country for Old Men” on Thursday, March 13, in Stabley Library.

Posted on 3/6/2014 10:30:37 AM

An Evening with EAPSU: Performance Contest and Costume Dance

A performance contest and a costume dance will fuel the fun on the night of the English Association of Pennsylvania State Universities conference, Thursday, March 13.

Posted on 3/6/2014 9:34:46 AM

Amicucci Publishes on Students’ Perspectives on Digital Literacies

Ann Amicucci, English Department, published “‘How They Really Talk’: Two Students’ Perspectives on Digital Literacies in the Writing Classroom” in the March 2014 issue of Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy.

Posted on 3/5/2014 4:40:52 PM

Retirement Party for English Faculty Members Alvine and Chow

Lynne Alvine and Sung Gay Chow will be honored at a reception in Breezedale on Tuesday, March 11.

Posted on 3/5/2014 8:59:22 AM

DHC Open Source Toolkit Workshop Series Continues with Workshop on Sigil, a Free Ebook Authoring Tool

This coming Monday, March 10, the Center for Digital Humanities and Culture will present the third workshop in its Open Source Toolkit workshop series.

Posted on 3/4/2014 3:45:46 PM

IUP EGO 2014 Annual Interdisciplinary Conference This Weekend (March 7 and 8)

Sponsored by EGO (English Graduate Students), the English Department, the Graduate Program in Literature and Criticism, and the Graduate Program in Composition and TESOL.

Posted on 3/4/2014 3:26:34 PM

English Department Publication Celebration Honors English Faculty Writers and Writing

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

Posted on 3/3/2014 12:17:18 PM

Composition and TESOL to Host Annual Alumni Party at 2014 Convention

The annual IUP Composition and TESOL alumni party at the Conference on College Composition and Communication annual convention will be on Friday, March 21, 2014.

Posted on 2/27/2014 9:29:50 AM

Park, Amevuvor, and McKee to Present “Preparing Teachers to Teach English as an Additional Language”

On Thursday, February 27, Gloria Park (English) and her two graduate assistants will present “Preparing Teachers to Teach English as an Additional Language: A Critical Look at the U.S., the State, and the PASSHE.”

Posted on 2/25/2014 1:41:33 PM

Zotero, an Intelligent Tool for Research: DHC Open Source Toolkit Workshop Series

The second free workshop in the series will be on Monday, February 24. The topic is Zotero, an intelligent and social tool for gathering, annotating, and sharing digital research materials. All interested members of the IUP community are invited to attend.

Posted on 2/19/2014 12:04:48 PM

“Rashomon” Kicks Off English Department Film Series

The new English Department Film Series will kick off Thursday, February 27, at 7:00 p.m. in Stabley Library 210 with a showing of Akira Kurosawa's classic, “Rashomon.”

Posted on 2/15/2014 4:16:02 PM

EAPSU Conference Proposals Extended to February 20

The English Association of Pennsylvania State Universities Conference is being held at IUP this year on March 13, 2014.

Posted on 2/14/2014 3:25:37 PM

Wender Publishes “Blogging in the Literature Survey Course”

Emily Wender (English Department) published her journal article, “Blogging in the Literature Survey Course: Making Relevance, Not Waiting for It,” in the December 2013 issue of Teaching English in the Two Year College.

Posted on 2/12/2014 3:29:24 PM

Lothian Writes Introduction for 1880’s Feminist Utopia Book

Alexis Lothian, Department of English, wrote the introduction for a new edition of a feminist utopia first published in 1889 by the British writer Elizabeth Burgoyne Corbetts: New Amazonia: A Foretaste of the Future

Posted on 2/7/2014 1:13:52 PM

English Professors Present Panel on “First Year College Writers”

Professors Ann Amicucci, Nan Sitler, Sue Welsh, and Jo-Anne Kerr (English Department) presented a panel at the 2013 National Council of Teachers of English convention in Boston.

Posted on 2/7/2014 1:04:41 PM

Park Introduces World Englishes in Summer 2014

In Summer 2014, Gloria Park (English) will introduce her new course, English 281: World Englishes: Understanding Language and Ideology around the Globe.

Posted on 2/6/2014 9:58:29 AM

DHC Open Source Toolkit Debuts with Hands-On Workshop

The Center for Digital Humanities and Culture is debuting its Open Source Toolkit. All interested members of the IUP community are invited to attend a series of free workshops.

Posted on 2/5/2014 11:26:33 AM

English Department Celebrates Publications

All members of the college community are invited to attend a celebrationon January 30 for those who have published in the English Department during the past year.

Posted on 1/24/2014 10:47:32 AM

Dories Publishes on the Natural History Writing of John Clare

Jeff Dories (English) had his article “John Clare: Natural History Writing and a Loco-Descriptive Poetics of Landscape” published in the Fall 2013 edition of Exegesis Literary Journal.

Posted on 1/23/2014 4:19:27 PM

Savova Reappointed to Serve on Fulbright National Screening Committee

For a second year, Lilia Savova, Department of English, was appointed by the Institute of International Education to participate in the selection of Fulbright scholars in Europe.

Posted on 1/3/2014 2:22:52 PM

Oxford Study Abroad Program, Summer 2014 Meeting on Wednesday

There will be a meeting for all interested in the Oxford Study Abroad Program for Summer 2014 on Wednesday, December 11, at 3:00 p.m. in 118 Leonard Hall.

Posted on 12/9/2013 1:10:41 PM

Heflin Chairs Panel and Presents Paper to Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

Professor Tanya Heflin (English Department) presented “I think that I may be the voice of my generation . . .” at the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association conference in San Diego on November 1–3, 2013.

Posted on 11/25/2013 8:25:24 AM

English Graduate Organization Invites Presentations

The English Graduate Organization of Indiana University of Pennsylvania invites presentations for their 2014 Annual Interdisciplinary Conference on March 7-8, 2014.

Posted on 11/19/2013 3:07:21 PM

Punxsy Poets Perform

More than 20 student poets read original poems at IUP Punxsutawney’s annual Poetry Slam on November 18, 2013.

Posted on 11/19/2013 1:00:45 PM

IUP’s Sigma Tau Delta Chapter Wins Accolades for Longevity After 35 Years

2014 marks the 35th anniversary of IUP’s chapter of the Sigma Tau Delta International English Honors Society.

Posted on 11/13/2013 12:00:43 PM

New Film Studies Website

The new Center for Film Studies website is now available, with research resources, a list of the best film databases from the IUP Library, and links to internship opportunities.

Posted on 11/7/2013 3:02:12 PM

Carvalho Invited to Read for Baltimore’s Essential Sundays at Minás Gallery

Edward Carvalho will read his poetry at the Minás Gallery in Baltimore, Maryland, on November 10, 2013. The reading will focus on selections from his recent chapbook, “Headlong into the cloudburst naked.”

Posted on 11/6/2013 2:40:09 PM

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

A Reading by Poet Keith Flynn

Poet (musician and spoken word artist) Keith Flynn will give a reading of his work on Monday, September 30, in Nicholson Library (Leonard Hall, room 112).

Posted on 9/24/2013 10:23:00 AM

Renaissance City Choirs to Perform Saturday, September 28

In collaboration with the Lively Arts at IUP, the Indiana Cares Campaign is bringing Pittsburgh’s Renaissance City Choirs to campus for a one-night-only performance on Saturday, September 28, 2013.

Posted on 9/18/2013 4:42:28 PM

English Department Meet and Greet Organized by Sigma Tau Delta

Sigma Tau Delta, the English Honors Organization, is organizing a networking Meet and Greet for all English department students and faculty on September 19 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the Allegheny Room of the HUB.

Posted on 9/17/2013 3:37:07 PM

Celebrate the Freedom to Read with IUP’s Banned Books Read Out

The IUP English Department, in partnership with the English Graduate Organization and IUP Libraries, will host a Banned Books Read Out in Stapleton Library from 1:00–2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 25.

Posted on 9/13/2013 12:42:25 PM

Park to be Special Guest Editor for TESOL Journal

Gloria Park (English) will be a special guest editor for TESOL Journal’s special themed issue for 2014. Her co-edited article is “Critical Crossroads: Investigating Nonnativeness, Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality in an Era of World Englishes.”

Posted on 9/9/2013 4:09:03 PM

Park Publishes Her Autobiographical-Poetic Rendition

“My Autobiographical-Poetic Rendition: An Inquiry into Humanizing our Teacher Scholarship” by Gloria Park, Department of English, was published in the L2 Journal, UC Consortium for Language Learning & Teaching, UC Davis.

Posted on 9/9/2013 4:05:45 PM

Park Publishes on Writing and Identity

An article by Gloria Park, Department of English, “Writing is a Way of Knowing: Writing and Identity,” was published in the ELT Journal .

Posted on 9/9/2013 4:01:20 PM

Sherwood Helps Shape Supercomputing Tool for Literary Analysis

Kenneth Sherwood, cofounder of the IUP Center for Digital Humanities and Culture, spent a week at UT Austin in May 2013 as an invited participant in “High Performance Sound Technology for Access and Scholarship,” involving an innovative use of supercomputers for the analysis of spoken word audio.

Posted on 9/4/2013 11:19:49 AM

Walk, Sit, and Write: Weinstein Leads Meditation Through Writing

Daniel Weinstein, Department of English, a mentor in IUP’s Mindfulness Living Learning Community, will begin leading weekly walking, sitting, and writing meditation sessions starting September 6.

Posted on 9/2/2013 11:40:13 AM

Lassiter Wins Love of Learning Award

Tracy Lassiter (temporary assistant professor, English) won the Phi Kappa Phi Love of Learning award. This marks the second time Lassiter has won the award.

Posted on 9/2/2013 11:32:46 AM

Novak's Presentation Featured at National Council of Teachers Conference

A session by Bruce Novak (assistant professor, Department of English) was selected from thousands to be featured at the 2013 conference in Boston.

Posted on 8/29/2013 8:33:42 AM

Jimmy Stewart Writing Contest Announced

IUP and the Jimmy Stewart Museum are inviting students to express their thoughts and interpretations about one of three specific films, Jimmy Stewart’s life, and the museum itself through poetry and prose.

Posted on 8/27/2013 4:15:39 PM

Slater Interviewed by CNN for Article on First Female Film Director

Thomas Slater, Department of English, was interviewed by CNN correspondent Todd Leopold for an article about Alice Guy-Blache, hailed as the world’s first female film director.

Posted on 8/26/2013 10:52:14 AM

Hibsman Discusses the Use of Memoirs in Freshman Composition

Tim Hibsman, Department of English, presented “Memoirs in Freshman Composition: Diagnostic Tool for At-Risk Students” at the 2013 International Institute for Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Scholars and Mentors.

Posted on 7/1/2013 2:22:38 PM

Savova Presents at TESOL 2013 International Convention

Lilia Savova, Department of English, gave three presentations at the TESOL 2013 international convention in Dallas, Texas (March 20–23).

Posted on 6/24/2013 11:41:15 AM

Williamson Discusses “Holocaust Texts as Mystical Texts”

Michael T. Williamson, Department of English, presented “Desperate Play: Holocaust Texts as Mystical Texts,” at the annual international interdisciplinary conference of the Space Between Society: Literature and Culture, 1914–1945.

Posted on 6/24/2013 11:30:31 AM

U.S. Navy Gives Hibsman Flight of a Lifetime

On June 7–8, 2013, Tim Hibsman, Department of English, was selected to be part of the Navy’s Distinguished Visitors program aboard the USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) about 100 miles off the coast of San Diego.

Posted on 6/21/2013 1:57:08 PM

IUP Punxsutawney Students Publish Articles in the “Spirit”

Seventeen first-year students at IUP Punxsutawney wrote and published a total of 25 articles in the local newspaper, the Punxsutawney Spirit, during the 2012–2013 academic year.

Posted on 5/6/2013 1:28:04 PM

LGBT Visibility Week, April 29–May 3

LGBT Visibility Week takes place April 29–May 3, 2013. Events of the week are sponsored by the LGBT Commission.

Posted on 4/26/2013 1:53:33 PM

Siegel Finer Receives Senate Research Grant for Writing Across the Curriculum

Bryna Siegel Finer, English Department, received a grant from the University Senate Research Committee which will enable her to have interviews with faculty transcribed as part of a three-phase study of the state of writing at the university.

Posted on 4/15/2013 2:45:20 PM

Lothian Publishes on Digital Humanities

Alexis Lothian, Department of English, copublished “Can Digital Humanities Mean Transformative Critique?” in the open access online Journal of e-Media Studies special issue on Computational Cultures After the Cloud.

Posted on 4/15/2013 11:02:34 AM

Lothian Discusses “Genealogy of Critical Fandom”

Alexis Lothian, Department of English, presented “Media Love or Media Justice: Toward a Genealogy of Critical Fandom” at the Eaton/Science Fiction Research Association conference on Science Fiction Media in Riverside, Calif., on April 14, 2013.

Posted on 4/15/2013 10:58:37 AM

Symposium on Collaboration Across the Arts, April 18

IUP students, faculty, and friends are invited to a one-day symposium on collaboration across the arts featuring music composer and 60x60 concept creator Rob Voisey, artists, and educators from across the region.

Posted on 4/9/2013 9:27:34 AM

Park Publishes “’Writing is a Way of Knowing’: Writing and Identity” in ELT Journal

The article by Gloria Park, Department of English, article links theory to practice by looking at how writing as a method of enquiry aids adult English language learners in completing their Cultural and Linguistic Autobiography.

Posted on 4/2/2013 1:18:40 PM

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

IUP Bridge Program Hosts “Return of the Heroes”

On February 19, 2013, at IUP Punxsutawney, this successful program welcomed back students who made the transition from the Punxsutawney campus to the Indiana campus.

Posted on 2/25/2013 1:09:05 PM

IUP Gathering at Conference on College Composition and Communication in Las Vegas

Information about the IUP alumni gathering at the Conference on College Composition and Communication in Las Vegas in March 3013.

Posted on 2/21/2013 5:45:45 PM

Park to Present in Colloquiums on Multilingual Writers and Teachers

Gloria Park, Department of English, and Composition and TESOL Ph.D. students will present at the American Association of Applied Linguistics conference and the International TESOL Convention, both in Dallas, Texas, in March 2013.

Posted on 2/21/2013 4:26:40 PM

IUP Oxford Summer Study: Interest and Information Meeting

Space still available! Are you interested in the IUP Oxford Summer Study Program? Attend an Interest and Information Session from 4:30–5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 20, 2013, in Room 105 Leonard Hall.

Posted on 2/12/2013 4:28:55 PM

Composition and TESOL Doctoral Student Salako Wins John Shropshire Scholarship

Olubukola (Bukky) Salako, a Composition and TESOL doctoral student, has won the prestigious John Shropshire Scholarship awarded by the Pennsylvania Black Conference on Higher Education.

Posted on 1/24/2013 2:14:29 PM

Alumna Peschock Interviewed by Wall Street Journal About Capote Research

T. Madison Peschock, a May 2012 graduate of the IUP Literature doctoral program, was interviewed twice by the Wall Street Journal for her dissertation, “A Well-Hidden Secret: Harper Lee’s Contributions to Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood.”

Posted on 12/11/2012 1:22:07 PM

Park to Serve on Fulbright National Screening Committee for Second Year

Gloria Park, Department of English, has been appointed for a second year to serve on the Fulbright National Screening Committee to screen applications for the Fulbright English Teaching Assistants for Malaysia.

Posted on 11/29/2012 6:49:08 PM

Want to Study Abroad in Africa?

Come to an information session for undergraduates and graduates to learn about Study Abroad in Africa, Summer 2013. You can earn English credit and/or Biology credit.

Posted on 11/26/2012 9:38:55 PM

Full House at Punxsutawney Poetry Slam

IUP Punxsutawney held its sixth annual Poetry Slam on November 12, 2012. An overflow crowd cheered as their fellow students competed for best original poem of the night.

Posted on 11/14/2012 6:27:14 AM

Park Coauthors Article on Preservice Teachers and Race, Agency, and Teacher Advocacy

Gloria Park, Department of English, coauthored “Being and Becoming a Teacher: How African American and White Preservice Teachers Envision Their Future Roles as Teacher Advocates” in The New Educator.

Posted on 11/9/2012 9:38:36 AM

English Graduate Students and Faculty Showcase Research; Savova Discusses Wikis in Classrooms

On October 27, 2012, 35 students and two faculty members from the Department of English presented their research at the Three Rivers TESOL conference in Pittsburgh, where they showed a wide range of linguistic and pedagogical accomplishments.

Posted on 11/2/2012 4:23:09 PM

English Scholars Present Papers to Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

Professors Tanya Heflin and Christopher Kuipers, Department of English, and doctoral candidate Diana Leach presented their papers at the 2012 conference, held October 18–21 at Seattle University.

Posted on 10/30/2012 2:50:29 PM

Siegel Finer and Park Receive Mini-Grant for WAC Initiatives

Bryna Siegel Finer and Gloria Park, faculty members in the English Department, received a mini-grant from the IUP Center for Teaching Excellence. The grant will allow them to purchase resources for a cross-disciplinary teaching circle and to further develop writing pedagogy across the university.

Posted on 10/29/2012 8:53:43 AM

Park Publishes on Privilege and Marginalization in Female East Asian English Teachers

An article by Gloria Park, Department of English, “Situating the Discourses of Privilege and Marginalization in the Lives of Two East Asian Women Teachers of English,” will be published in 2013 in the journal Race, Ethnicity, and Education.

Posted on 10/25/2012 5:01:25 PM

Unique Event for Potential Minors and Majors in English

Want to minor (or major) in English? Would you like to learn about history from a personal angle or cultures from around the world? Would you like to develop the writing, communication, and analytical skills that employers value? Join us on Wednesday, October 24.

Posted on 10/22/2012 4:47:55 PM

English Graduate Organization and Honor Society to Hold Book Sale, Open Mic Reading

The IUP chapters of the English Graduate Organization and Sigma Tau Delta, the international English honor society, will hold a book sale and an open mic reading at the Artists Hand gallery on Philadelphia Street on Thursday and Saturday, November 1 and 3, from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Posted on 10/22/2012 3:08:56 PM

2013 Oxford Summer Study Program

IUP students can earn credits toward program completion while spending three weeks in the beautiful surroundings of Oxford University and exploring London and other U.K. sites through the Study Abroad Program.

Posted on 10/8/2012 5:57:55 PM

Alumna Babcock Wins International Writing Center Association’s Best Article Award

An article written by Rebecca Babcock, a graduate of IUP’s doctoral program in Composition and TESOL was selected to receive the International Writing Centers Association Best Article Award for 2011.

Posted on 10/4/2012 10:00:44 PM

Siegel Finer Publishes Essay on Teaching Researched Writing

An essay by Bryna Siegel Finer, faculty member in the English Department and director of Writing Across the Curriculum, has been accepted for publication in the spring issue of the Journal of Teaching Writing.

Posted on 9/19/2012 8:14:33 AM

Villa, Stilwell, and Students Lead Discussion at Women’s Consortium

Judith Villa and Rosalee Stilwell (English), along with several students, presented “The Roses That Grew Through Concrete: When Young Women Decide To Grow, They Can Break Through Any Barriers!” at the 2012 Women’s Consortium and Women’s Studies of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Conference.

Posted on 9/17/2012 1:47:06 PM

National Day on Writing to Be Celebrated at IUP

All members of the campus community are invited to participate in an open-mic reading based on the prompt “Why I Write” at the Commonplace Coffeehouse on October 17, 2012.

Posted on 9/14/2012 9:53:12 AM

English Department Ice Cream Social

Welcome back, English majors! We are throwing an ice cream social just for you on Thursday, September 6, from 3:00–4:30 p.m. in Leonard Hall, Room 112 (Nicholson Library).

Posted on 9/5/2012 9:29:17 AM

Downing Publishes Essay on “Teaching World Systems”

An essay by David Downing, director of Graduate Studies in Literature and Criticism, “Teaching World Systems: How Critical Pedagogy Can Frame the Global,” has been accepted for publication in Worldly Teaching: Critical Pedagogy and Global Literature.

Posted on 8/14/2012 4:20:29 PM

Livingstone Spectral Imaging Project to be Online Digital Resource

Adrian Wisnicki’s Livingstone Spectral Imaging Project has been peer reviewed and accepted for inclusion in NINES (Networked Infrastructure for Nineteenth-Century Electronic Scholarship), the leading digital resource aggregator for 19th-century literary and cultural studies.

Posted on 7/23/2012 11:38:21 AM

Park and Fellow IUP English Researchers Published in Journal’s Inaugural Issue

The first issue of International Journal of Innovation in English Language Teaching and Research has just been released and features researchers from IUP’s Composition and TESOL doctoral program, including Gloria Park, Ann Amicucci, Lindsay Sabatino, and Ben Rafoth.

Posted on 7/21/2012 11:54:37 AM

Savova Invited to Serve on Fulbright Committee

Lilia Savova, Department of English, has been invited by the Institute of International Education to serve on the committee for Fulbright U.S. Student English Language Teaching Assistantships.

Posted on 6/29/2012 2:10:45 PM

Craig Awarded Hedgebrook Residency

Chauna Craig, Department of English, was awarded a two-week residency during summer 2012 as part of the Writers in Residence program at Hedgebrook, a writers’ retreat for women on Whidbey Island near Seattle, Wash.

Posted on 5/17/2012 11:29:36 AM

Kuipers Publishes on Graphic Literature as the Next Paradigm Genre

Christopher Kuipers, Department of English, has published an article entitled “The New Normal of Literariness: Graphic Literature as the Next Paradigm Genre” in the most recent issue of Studies in Comics.

Posted on 5/10/2012 5:11:08 PM

Romagnoli and Pagnucci Present on Comic Book Literature

Composition and TESOL doctoral candidate Alex Romagnoli and English Department Chair Gian Pagnucci presented “Where are the Superheroes? Academia’s Dichotomous Study of Comic Book Literature” at the 2012 National Popular Culture conference in Boston, Mass.

Posted on 5/7/2012 6:17:37 PM

Retirement Reception for Dan Tannacito

Please join us as we celebrate the retirement of Dan Tannacito and his many years of service! The reception will be held in Breezedale on Thursday, May 3, 2012.

Posted on 4/27/2012 12:51:41 PM

Yang Elected Vice President of Society for the Multi-Ethnic Literature of the U.S., Presents on Asian American and Asian Diasporic Women’s Literature

Lingyan Yang, Department of English, was elected program chair, vice president, and member of the executive committee of MELUS. She presented “Between the Brutal Winter and the Free Spring in Post-Cultural Revolution China: Asian Diasporic Literary Naturalism in Yiyun Li’s ‘The Vagrants’” at the MELUS national conference.

Posted on 4/26/2012 2:31:50 PM

Exciting New Course at IUP - Arabic Fiction from the Middle East and Africa

"Lit of Emerging Nations: Arabic Fiction from the Middle East and Africa" will be offered during the Fall 2012 semester by Prof. Adrian S. Wisnicki.

Posted on 4/4/2012 2:35:34 PM

Hibsman Discusses Aspects of Online Writing and Instruction

Tim Hibsman, professor in the Department of English, presented three sessions at the 2012 Computer Using Educators/Technology in Education conference in Southern California.

Posted on 3/19/2012 3:59:41 PM

Park Examines a Teacher’s Nonnative-Speaker Identity

“‘I am Never Afraid of Being Recognized as an NNES’: One Teacher’s Journey in Claiming and Embracing Her Nonnative-Speaker Identity,” by Gloria Park of the Department of English, appeared in the March 2012 issue of TESOL Quarterly.

Posted on 2/26/2012 1:46:05 PM

Oxford Summer Study Information Meeting, February 29

Anyone interested in learning more about this three-week summer study abroad program in England is encouraged to attend at 5:00 p.m. in Leonard Hall, room 105.

Posted on 2/23/2012 4:40:01 PM

Thompson Reviews “Literature and Journalism in Antebellum America”

Todd Thompson, assistant professor of English, recently published an assessment of a book about 19th-century American literature and journalism.

Posted on 2/23/2012 12:47:18 PM

Sitler Publishes on Perfectionism in High-Achieving Students

Helen Sitler's article “Perfect” appears in the Winter 2011–2012 issue of the Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning.

Posted on 2/15/2012 9:21:33 AM

IUP Oxford Summer Study Program Applications Due

Students planning to participate in the IUP Oxford Summer Study Program should send applications to Program Director Lynne Alvine as soon as possible.

Posted on 2/7/2012 4:44:18 PM

Downing is Regional Delegate at Modern Language Association Convention

David Downing, director of Graduate Studies in Literature and Criticism, served as regional delegate to the Modern Language Association Delegate Assembly on January 7, 2012, in Seattle, Wash.

Posted on 1/31/2012 5:47:55 PM

Cross-Disciplinary Collaboration on Gaming Proposals at IUP

Students from English, Communications Media, and Computer Science worked collaboratively during the Fall 2011 semester to design multi-step projects and presentations.

Posted on 12/13/2011 3:44:26 PM

IUP–Oxford Summer Study Program Announces New Courses for 2012

Study in England next summer at St. Edmund Hall, Oxford University, from July 13 through August 4, 2012.

Posted on 12/8/2011 4:11:10 PM

Park to Serve on Fulbright National Screening Committee

Dr. Gloria Park, Department of English, has been appointed to serve on the Fulbright National Screening Committee (2012–2015).

Posted on 12/5/2011 7:58:43 AM

Watson Tapped for Electronic Newsletter in Sociology

Veronica Watson, Department of English, is participating in an ongoing online dialogue in the newsletter for the Research Committee on Racism, Nationalism, and Ethnic Relations.

Posted on 12/1/2011 3:23:06 PM

English Class Project Marks World AIDS Day

Veronica Watson's Topics in English class has designed a public humanities project to coincide with World AIDS Day.

Posted on 11/29/2011 11:13:20 AM

Sell Publishes New Book on Avant-Garde

The newest book by Mike Sell, Department of English, on the avant-garde, The Avant-Garde: Race Religion War, has just appeared on shelves.

Posted on 11/28/2011 5:59:33 AM

Thompson Publishes on Benjamin Franklin’s Satiric Personae

Todd Thompson, assistant professor of English, recently published an article entitled “Representative Nobodies: The Politics of Benjamin Franklin’s Satiric Personae, 1722–1757” in Early American Literature.

Posted on 11/14/2011 7:38:42 PM

Downing Appointed to MLA Academic Freedom Committee

David Downing, director of graduate studies in Literature and Criticism, was appointed to a three-year term on the Modern Language Association’s Committee for Academic Freedom and Professional Rights and Responsibilities.

Posted on 11/9/2011 1:22:29 PM

Pagnucci Presents on Identity Crisis Narrative of Superman and Captain America

Gian Pagnucci, a professor in IUP’s Department of English, discussed “The Death of America in Comic Books: A Socio-Cultural Analysis of Identity Crisis Narrative in Superman and Captain America Comic Books.”

Posted on 11/9/2011 12:28:42 PM

Visiting Author David Schaafsma to Speak November 7

Narrative Inquiry: My Road to Research Storytelling, a lecture and question and answer session with Dr. David Schaafsma, English Education Scholar from the University of Illinois at Chicago will take place Monday, November 7, 2011, from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. in the Monongahela Room at the HUB.

Posted on 11/2/2011 1:28:14 PM

Hibsman Presents on “English Assignments in a Digital Age”

Dr. Tim Hibsman, English Department professor, presented at the English Association of Pennsylvania State Universities Conference at Bloomsburg University on October 14–15, 2011.

Posted on 10/24/2011 4:20:50 PM

English Club’s “Pizza and a Book,” October 27

The Hunger Games is this semester’s English Club selection. The group will meet in Putt Hall TV Lounge on Thursday, October 27, 2011, at 5:00 p.m. for pizza and discuss the book no one can stop talking about.

Posted on 10/20/2011 8:24:13 AM

Author Sturtevant Visits English Class

Adam Sturtevant, whose recent work has appeared in the Boston Review and the Chariton Review, visited three sections of English 101 on October 17, 2011, to discuss writing, music, and two of his short stories.

Posted on 10/19/2011 10:06:27 AM

M.A. TESOL Program to Present Workshops

The M.A. TESOL Practicum course is presenting a series of workshops with light refreshments.

Posted on 10/10/2011 10:37:18 AM

Park Receives Award for “National Study of TESOL Teacher Education Programs”

Dr. Gloria Park has received the President’s Advancing Grantsmanship Award for 2011–2012.

Posted on 10/5/2011 5:43:29 PM

Downing Publishes Essay on “World Bank University”

An essay by David Downing, Graduate Studies in Literature and Criticism, “World Bank University: The War on Terror and the Battles for the Global Commons,” will be published in the book Terror, Theory, and the Humanities.

Posted on 10/5/2011 4:33:31 PM

Park to Present on Gendered and Native Speaker Norms

Dr. Gloria Park, Department of English, will present her paper titled “Complicating the Gendered and Native Speaker Norms: A Journey of a Teacher of English” at the 2011 Diversity Challenge Conference.

Posted on 10/4/2011 5:55:20 PM

Sitler Publishes Narrative Nonfiction about Flight 93

Helen Sitler, English Department, has published a narrative nonfiction essay “Grieving Ceremonies” in the collection Western Pennsylvania Reflections: Stories from the Alleghenies to Lake Erie.

Posted on 9/30/2011 9:14:32 AM

Eighth Annual LGBT Film Festival in Indiana, Pa.

The Indiana Cares Campaign to End Homophobia will kick off its eighth annual LGBT Film Festival on Sunday, October 2, 2011, with a 6:00 p.m. showing of the gay comedy What Happens Next?

Posted on 9/27/2011 1:44:28 PM

A Memorial Tribute for Dr. Karen Dandurand

The university community is invited to attend a memorial tribute for Dr. Karen Dandurand to be held in Sutton Hall’s Blue Room on Wednesday, September 28, 2011.

Posted on 9/21/2011 11:33:46 AM

Funeral Arrangements for Dr. Karen Dandurand

Funeral arrangements have been set for Dr. Karen Dandurand, a member of the English Department faculty, who died September 12, 2011.

Posted on 9/14/2011 2:04:49 PM

Shelly Takes the ArtsPath at Punxsutawney

Lynn Shelly, Department of English, will serve as teacher-coordinator for the artist-in-residence program on the IUP at Punxsutawney campus again this year.

Posted on 9/14/2011 11:28:08 AM

English Club Fall Semester Book Selection Available

The Hunger Games will be this semester's English Club selection.

Posted on 9/12/2011 11:21:58 AM

Nienkamp Revisits Rhetoric and Epistemology

Dr. Jean Nienkamp, associate professor of English, presented her paper titled “Prof. Toulmin, Meet Dr. Harding: Rhetoric and Epistemology Revisited” at the conference of the International Society for the History of Rhetoric on July 18–22, 2011.

Posted on 9/8/2011 3:02:08 PM

Downing Republishes “Geopolitical Translators”

An essay by David Downing, director of graduate studies in Literature and Criticism, “Geopolitical Translators,” will be republished in a forthcoming book, Something to Declare: A Collection of Critical Credos.

Posted on 9/6/2011 5:20:29 PM

English Department Retirement Gathering

Please join us in celebrating the English Department Retirement Class of 2011 at the Crimson Event Center on Thursday, September 8, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Posted on 9/1/2011 9:22:04 AM

Ice Cream Social for English Majors

All undergraduate English majors are invited to attend the annual Ice Cream Social in the Nicholson Library in Leonard Hall on Tuesday, August 30, 2011, from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m.

Posted on 8/22/2011 3:09:39 PM

Park Publishes on Adult English Language Learners’ Stories and Experiences

Dr. Gloria Park, Department of English, published “Adult English Language Learners Constructing and Sharing Their Stories and Experiences: The Cultural and Linguistic Autobiography (CLA) Writing Project,” in TESOL Journal.

Posted on 7/27/2011 3:22:49 PM

Students Dyer and Scalise Honored with Women’s Leadership Awards

English undergraduates Tiffany Dyer and Shannon Scalise were honored with Women’s Leadership awards at a dinner on May 4, 2011.

Posted on 4/21/2011 5:40:02 AM

Deckert Publishes “An Introduction to Sociolinguistics: Society and Identity”

The book, by Sharon Deckert, Department of English, and Caroline Vickers, outlines the relationship between language and social identity.

Posted on 4/21/2011 5:34:35 AM

Nienkamp Publishing on “The Rhetorical Self”

Jean Nienkamp, of the English Department, is publishing an article on “The Rhetorical Self” in the 2011 issue of Rhetorik: Ein Internationales Jahrbuch.

Posted on 4/19/2011 11:34:30 AM

Smits to Give Poetry Reading on Collection “Push”

Dr. Ronald Smits, retired English professor, will give a poetry reading Monday, April 18, 2011, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Nicholson Library. It is free and open to everyone; free pizza will be available.

Posted on 4/11/2011 4:21:10 PM

Strong IUP Presence at College English Association Conference

Faculty members and students recently presented their work at the College of English Association annual conference in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Posted on 4/5/2011 10:28:19 AM

MATE and Literature Programs to Be Represented at National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Conference

Students from the Master of Arts in Teaching English (MATE) and graduate Literature programs will give a presentation at the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) November 2011 conference in Chicago.

Posted on 4/5/2011 10:26:02 AM

Graduate English Students to Present “The War on Education”

Students from the Master of Arts in Teaching English and Graduate Literature programs have been accepted to present at the National Council Teachers of English in November 2011.

Posted on 4/1/2011 6:42:13 AM

Savova Speaks on “The ESOL Textbook: Dead or Alive”

Dr. Lilia Savova, Department of English, was a featured speaker at the K-12 Dream Day during the 2011 TESOL convention in New Orleans.

Posted on 4/1/2011 6:19:36 AM

Hibsen Discusses Electronic Portfolios and Teaching Online Writing

Dr. Tim Hibsman (English Department) presented two papers at the annual Computer Using Educators/Technology in Education conference.

Posted on 3/27/2011 5:07:49 PM

Three Composition and TESOL Ph.D. Candidates Receive Pearson Grant

Composition and TESOL Ph.D. candidates Ann Amicucci, Lilian Mina, and Rachel Shade received the Conference on College Composition and Communication Emerging Pedagogies and Travel Grant.

Posted on 3/15/2011 4:46:02 PM

English Book Club Meeting, March 23

The English Book Club will be meeting the week after Spring Break, on March 23, 2011, from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. in G-5 Delaney Hall.

Posted on 2/24/2011 12:16:34 PM

Jopp Published in “Poetry” Magazine

Jessica Jopp, a temporary faculty member in the English Department, has three poems appearing in the February issue of Poetry magazine.

Posted on 2/22/2011 10:35:38 AM

Call for Papers Available for Teacher Scholar Symposium!

The IUP English Department and the Frederick Douglass Institute proudly announce the second annual Teacher Scholar Symposium on Friday, June 17, 2011.

Posted on 2/21/2011 9:44:19 AM

Park to Speak at American Educational Research Association

Dr. Gloria Park, Department of English, recently won a University Senate Research Committee award to present her research papers at the American Educational Research Association conference in New Orleans, April 8–12, 2011.

Posted on 2/10/2011 4:40:27 PM

Apply Now! Space Still Available in IUP Oxford Summer Study Program for 2011

Do your students need a Liberal Studies Synthesis course? Have they always wanted to see a Shakespeare play at the Globe Theater in London? Your students can study in England this summer at St. Edmund Hall, Oxford University, from July 15 through August 6, 2011.

Posted on 2/10/2011 2:40:55 PM

Student Meskher Selected to Participate in American Educational Research Association Graduate Student Seminar

Hayat Meskher, a Ph.D. ABD and a teaching assistant in the Composition and TESOL program, was selected to participate in the American Educational Research Association’s Division K Graduate Student Seminar.

Posted on 2/9/2011 11:55:13 AM

Fels Receives Honorable Mention for Berlin Award

Dr. Dawn Fels’ dissertation, “The Vernacular Architecture of Composition Instruction: What the Voices of Writing Center Tutors Reveal about the Influence of Standardized Instruction and Assessment,” received honorable mention for the Berlin Award at the 2011 Conference on College Composition and Communication.

Posted on 2/9/2011 11:50:53 AM

Students Emhoff and Grant to Present at College English Association Conference

Two IUP English students—Jade Emhoff, M.A. Generalist program, and Abigail Grant, Ph.D. Composition and TESOL program—were accepted to present papers at the College English Association Conference in St. Petersburg, Florida, taking place March 31–April 2, 2011.

Posted on 2/2/2011 11:26:58 AM

Carvalho and Downing Interviewed by “InsideHigherEd”

Edward J. Carvalho and David B. Downing of the English Department were interviewed on January 6, 2011, by InsideHigherEd about their recent book, Academic Freedom in the Post-9/11 Era.

Posted on 1/14/2011 12:17:49 PM

Apply Now for Oxford Summer Study Program 2011

Study in England this summer at St. Edmund Hall, Oxford University, from July 15 through August 6, 2011.

Posted on 12/2/2010 3:53:32 PM

Student Tanghe Awarded Transnational Research Grant

Composition and TESOL Ph.D. student Shannon Tanghe was awarded a $1,000 grant for her “Transnational Praxis Project” grant proposal.

Posted on 12/2/2010 11:39:36 AM

Miller Works for Social Justice with National Council Teachers of English

sj Miller, Department of English, and the Commission for Social Justice in English education succeeded in passing the “Resolution on Social Justice in Literacy Education” into the National Council Teachers of English (NCTE) in Fall 2010.

Posted on 12/1/2010 2:41:59 PM

Park to Serve as TESOL Journal Review Editor

Dr. Gloria Park, English faculty member, has been appointed to serve as the review editor for TESOL Journal through 2013.

Posted on 11/17/2010 2:28:43 PM

Ferrence Publishes Golf-Themed Creative Nonfiction

Matt Ferrence's essay “Museum Piece” recently appeared in the Fall 2010 issue of Puckerbrush Review. Ferrence has also been named web editor for Stymie Magazine: a Journal of Sport & Literature.

Posted on 11/16/2010 1:23:10 PM

Nienkamp Presents on Internal Rhetoric in Athens

Dr. Jean Nienkamp, Department of English, presented two papers at the sixth International Conference on the Dialogical Self. The interdisciplinary conference, hosting scholars from around the world interested in the multivoiced self, met in Athens, Greece, from September 30 to October 3, 2010.

Posted on 11/4/2010 11:46:19 AM

Park is Keynote Speaker at Three Rivers TESOL Conference

On Saturday, October 30, 2010, IUP’s Dr. Gloria Park, Department of English, served as the keynote speaker at Three Rivers TESOL, hosted this year at Clarion University.

Posted on 11/2/2010 2:00:51 PM

Observation of English Language Teaching Course Offered in Spring 2011

Dr. Gloria Park shares the course information for ENGL 694: Observation of (English Language) Teaching, to be offered in Spring 2011.

Posted on 11/2/2010 1:54:08 PM

ESL Materials and Media Course Offered in Spring 2011

Dr. Lilia Savova, Department of English, will be teaching a graduate course in English as a Second Langauge (ESOL) for Spring 2011.

Posted on 10/27/2010 3:47:37 PM

Take a Scary Literary Trip

Just in time for Halloween, IUP’s English Book Club will be discussing Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book. The meeting will be in Delaney Hall, Room G-5, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 28, 2010.

Posted on 10/26/2010 2:16:29 PM

Foundational Text Course Offered in Spring 2011

For Spring 2011, Dr. Lynn Alvine, Department of English, will be teaching ENGL 846: Advanced Seminar in Literacy. This class will explore the foundational texts used and referenced throughout the Composition and TESOL program.

Posted on 10/26/2010 1:24:05 PM

Miller is Keynote Speaker at National Council Teachers of English Conference

sj Miller, Department of English, has been invited to give the keynote address at the National Council Teachers of English Annual Research Midwinter Conference: “Time and Space in Literacy Research” in Spring 2011.

Posted on 10/26/2010 1:13:39 PM

Book “Change Matters” Coedited by Miller

“Change Matters,” a new book written by leading scholars committed to social justice in English education, was coedited by IUP English professor sj Miller.

Posted on 10/26/2010 1:11:43 PM

Author Nowak to Read from “Coal Mountain Elementary”

Mark Nowak, Guggenheim award winner, will visit IUP to read from “Coal Mountain Elementary” on Thursday, October 21, 2010, at 12:30 p.m. The event will be held in Cogswell Hall, Room 301, and is free and open to the IUP community.

Posted on 10/19/2010 10:52:17 AM

Academic Job Search Workshops Offered by English Department

As part of his volunteering services, Dr. Lingyan Yang, associate professor of English, is offering a series of five workshops on academic job searches in the Fall 2010 semester, from Wednesday, October 6, to mid-November.

Posted on 10/5/2010 11:46:26 AM

Annual LGBT Film Festival Opens Sunday, Oct. 3

The seventh annual Indiana LGBT Film Festival begins on Sunday, October 3, 2010, at 6:00 p.m. with the screening of Violet Tendencies, a gay comedy starring Mindy Cohn of TV’s The Facts of Life. The movie will be shown in Beard Auditorium, Stouffer Hall.

Posted on 9/28/2010 3:43:57 PM

Proposal Writing Workshops Offered by English Department

Every Fall semester, Dr. Lilia Savova, Professor of English and director of the Masters in TESOL Program, offers a series of workshops helping students to learn about effective conference proposals and to use that knowledge to draft their own proposals.

Posted on 9/28/2010 3:33:16 PM

Park Co-edits Book “Observation of Teaching” with Faculty and Alumni Contributors

Gloria Park, assistant professor in Composition and TESOL, co-edited the book “Observation of Teaching: Bridging Theory and Practice through Research on Teaching.”

Posted on 8/25/2010 2:33:26 PM

Savova and Widodo Publish Book on English as a Second Language Materials Design

Materials Design in English Language Teaching, by Lilia Savova, director of the master’s in TESOL program, and alumnus Handoyo Puji Widodo, published by Lincom (2010), introduces specialists in the area of English as a Second Language to contemporary strategies in educational materials design.

Posted on 8/24/2010 2:53:04 PM

Composition and TESOL Winner of Promising Future Award Defends Dissertation

Dr. Dawn Fels, this year's winner of the Composition and TESOL Promising Future Interdisciplinary Research in Literacy Award, has successfully defended her Ph.D. dissertation titled The Vernacular Architecture of Composition Instruction: What the Voices of Writing Center Tutors Reveal about the Influence of Standardized Instruction and Assessment.

Posted on 7/16/2010 6:05:03 PM

Composition and TESOL Holds 2010 Alumni Reunion

The Composition and TESOL program held its 2010 alumni reunion on Friday, July 9, 2010, with more than seventy alumni, current students, and faculty members attending.

Posted on 7/9/2010 7:55:46 PM

Composition and TESOL Program Sponsors First Summer Series Workshop

The Composition and TESOL program sponsored its first summer workshop on Friday, June 18, 2010: “Conducting a Critical Review of Literature.”

Posted on 6/18/2010 2:33:15 PM

Composition and TESOL and Literature and Criticism Programs Sponsor Annual Picnic

The Composition and TESOL and the Literature and Criticism programs sponsored their annual picnic in the Oak Grove on Wednesday, June 16, 2010.

Posted on 6/16/2010 7:14:27 PM

Thompson Awarded Keystone Grant

Dr. Todd Thompson, assistant professor in the English Department’s Literature and Criticism program, was awarded a Pennsylvania Department of Education Keystone Grant, sponsored by the Frederick Douglass Institute.

Posted on 6/5/2010 3:33:39 PM

Composition and TESOL 2010 Alumni Reunion

The Composition and TESOL program at IUP will hold its annual reunion on Friday, July 9, 2010.

Posted on 6/2/2010 1:30:42 PM

Park Awarded Keystone Grant

Dr. Gloria Park, assistant professor in the English Department’s Composition and TESOL program, was awarded the PDE Keystone Grant.

Posted on 6/1/2010 11:16:27 PM

Graduate Student Wells Interviewed on National Writing Project Website

Composition and TESOL Ph.D. candidate Jennifer Wells was interviewed on the National Writing Project website about high school writing centers.

Posted on 5/31/2010 1:11:30 PM

Comfort Selected for Fulbright Research Award

Dr. Susan Comfort, Department of English, has been selected for a Fulbright Research Award to support her research at the Centre for Women’s Development Studies in New Delhi, India, from January to May 2011.

Posted on 4/20/2010 10:34:37 AM

Yang Presents on Asian-American Urban Literary Naturalism

Dr. Lingyan Yang, Department of English, presented a paper, “Asian American Urban Literary Naturalism,” at the national conference of the Society for the Study of the Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States, April 9–11, 2010.

Posted on 4/19/2010 10:03:48 AM

IUP Oxford Summer Study: Limited Space Still Available

Students who would like to study abroad at Oxford University in England in Summer 2010 are urged to apply immediately. A limited number of spaces are still available in the Oxford Study Abroad program.

Posted on 4/14/2010 2:42:58 PM

Yang Presents Research on Roles of Asian American Women Writers at Oxford, U.K.

Dr. Lingyan Yang presented “The Roles of Asian American Women Writers and the Increasing Empowerment of Asian American Women in the 20th Century: A Brief Asian American Women’s Literary History,” in Oxford, U.K., March 14–19, 2010.

Posted on 4/6/2010 1:37:44 PM

English Department Colloquium Upcoming

“The Unconscious, Mental Health Practice, and Cultural Transmission: Negotiating between Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Literacies” will be presented April 7, 2010, at 4:00 p.m. in McElhaney Hall, Room 104.

Posted on 4/6/2010 1:50:41 AM

Norris and Students Present Literacy Research Workshop in Pittsburgh

Dr. Linda Norris, of IUP’s English department, and MATE graduate students Jodi DelSignore and Rachel Thomas presented their workshop, “Literacy Research that Matters to Us: Graduate Students and Mentors Discuss Methodologies and Secondary English Teaching and Learning.”

Posted on 3/8/2010 5:29:20 PM

“Works and Days” Journal Publishes on New American Movement

The journal Works and Days, edited by David Downing of the Department of English, published a special volume, The New American Movement: An Oral History. Guest edited by Victor Cohen, this volume offers a unique oral history and critical ethnography of the New American Movement.

Posted on 3/3/2010 2:27:46 PM

Downing Presents at “terror.edu: Terrorism and Education in America”

Dr. David Downing of the English Department was invited to be one of the featured speakers at the February 2010 Society for Critical Exchanges Winter Theory Institute, “terror.edu: Terrorism and Education in America.”

Posted on 2/18/2010 2:55:33 PM

National Council of Teachers of English Assembly for Research Conference This Weekend

On Friday and Saturday, February 19–20, 2010, the National Council of Teachers of English Assembly for Research (NCTEAR) conference takes place in Pittsburgh.

Posted on 2/16/2010 9:59:30 AM

Rafoth Gives Keynote Address at Writing Center Conference

Dr. Ben Rafoth delivered the keynote address for the seventeenth annual Northern California Writing Centers Association, held in San Francisco on February 5–6, 2010.

Posted on 2/9/2010 4:48:21 PM

English Undergraduate Conference 2010

This year’s English Undergraduate Conference, “Reading, Writing, and Identity,” will be held on Monday February 15, 2010, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Leonard Hall.

Posted on 2/8/2010 2:44:01 PM

Sitler and Brocious Co-Author an Article

Helen Sitler and undergraduate English Education major Jennifer Brocious have co-authored “Stealth Outlining: Using Visual Displays to Outline a Research Essay.” It will appear in the January 2010 issue of Classroom Notes Plus.

Posted on 12/17/2009 1:22:05 PM

IUP at Punxsutawney Students Celebrate Writing

On December 14, 2009, the Writing Center at IUP at Punxsutawney held its third annual Celebration of Student Writing. Students in Basic Writing and College Writing displayed projects representing their work.

Posted on 12/15/2009 12:31:42 PM

Wilson Publishes “Literature and Dance in Nineteenth-Century Britain”

Cheryl Wilson’s book Literature and Dance in Nineteenth-Century Britain was published by Cambridge University Press as part of their prestigious Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture Series.

Posted on 12/11/2009 2:26:46 AM

Thompson Presents on “Cyborg Nation”

Todd Thompson of the Department of English recently presented “Cyborg Nation: Dismemberment as Mechanization in Popular Nineteenth-Century War Satires,” at the 2009 Midwest Popular Culture Association and Midwest American Culture Association in Detroit.

Posted on 12/11/2009 2:24:40 AM

IUP Oxford Summer Study Program for 2010 Now Accepting Applications

Study in England this summer at St. Edmund Hall, Oxford University, from July 16 through August 7, 2010. Each student may take one PASSHE course taught by a PASSHE professor.

Posted on 12/4/2009 10:56:14 AM

Berlin Returns from Sabbatical with Four Papers

Gail Berlin of the Department of English has returned from a year-long sabbatical during which she completed four papers concerning the ancient breast-baring gesture, Moses in literature, and the teaching of Holocaust literature.

Posted on 12/1/2009 11:22:09 AM

Reading Rebooted Website Previews Upcoming Exhibit

Announcing the companion website for “Reading Rebooted: Glimpsing the Future of Literature in the Digital Age,” an exhibit which offers the opportunity to preview the works selected from twelve digital writers and artists from the United States, Europe, and Australia. Visit Reading Rebooted to learn about the future of literature in the digital age.

Posted on 11/20/2009 1:14:53 PM

Poetry Slam Staged by Punxsutawney Writing Center

The Writing Center at the Punxsutawney campus recently sponsored a poetry slam at which twenty-one students read thirty original poems. An enthusiastic, overflow crowd applauded the poets, whose verses addressed a wide range of topics: love, hate, abuse—and football.

Posted on 11/19/2009 8:39:47 AM

Craig Awarded Writing Fellowship

Chauna Craig, English Department, was awarded a full fellowship in fiction writing at the Vermont Studio Center.

Posted on 11/17/2009 10:37:42 AM

English Education Scholar Schaafsma to Perform Readers’ Theater with Pagnucci and Dickson

Dr. David Schaafsma of the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Randi Dickson of Queens College CUNY, and IUP University Professor Gian Pagnucci of the Department of English will give a readers’ theater performance of The Lives of English Teachers in the HUB Monongahela Room at 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 18, 2009.

Posted on 11/15/2009 10:12:50 PM

Ferrence Nominated for Writing Prizes

Matthew Ferrence’s literary essay “Rules of the Game” has been nominated for the 2009 Pushcart Prize and the 2010 Dzanc Books Best of the Web prize.

Posted on 10/21/2009 9:46:16 AM

Larges, Minister Coordinator, to Discuss Church’s Position on GLBT Members

At 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 14, 2009, Lisa Larges, minister coordinator of the national grassroots organization That All May Serve, will speak in the HUB Delaware Rooom. Her speech is titled “Equality in Faith: Why the Church’s Position on GLBT Members is Important to the Rest of Us.”

Posted on 10/12/2009 4:57:37 PM

Guest Speaker Draws Large Crowd to LGBT Film Festival

Indiana native and IUP alumna Cindy Davies drew nearly three hundred people to Beard Auditorium to hear her speak at the Indiana LGBT Film Festival Sunday night, October 11, 2009. Davies, who played women's basketball her freshman year at Penn State under former coach Rene Portland, was at the festival in conjunction with the screening of the film Training Rules, a documentary focusing on homophobia in athletics.

Posted on 10/12/2009 4:37:07 PM

Author Heather Duda Visits IUP Classes

Pop culture scholar, IUP graduate, and author Heather Duda (The Monster Hunter in Modern Popular Culture) will visit two classes on October 12, 2009, to discuss Harry Potter, Women’s Studies, the Saw films, and more.

Posted on 9/23/2009 11:26:29 AM

Film Studies Blog

Students and faculty members interested in film studies at IUP can go to the IUP Film Studies Blog for information about courses, screenings, and other events on or near the IUP campus.

Posted on 8/20/2009 4:33:47 PM

“In Service”: Pittsburgh Filmmakers at IUP Film Series

Wednesday, February 24, 2010, 6:00 p.m., McVitty Auditorium, Sprowls Hall. In Service presents the experiences of Western Pennsylvanians serving in Iraq as soldiers and government officials, and those recording events as journalists.

Posted on 8/19/2009 1:53:33 PM

“An Independent Portrait”: Pittsburgh Filmmakers at IUP Film Series

Wednesday, November 11, 2009, 6:00 p.m. McVitty Auditorium, Sprowls Hall. Local filmmaker José Muniain produced this exceptional documentary, which has screened at the Three Rivers Film Festival (where it won the Audience Choice award) and the Latino International Film Festival in Los Angeles.

Posted on 8/19/2009 1:50:45 PM

“Pittsburgh Reframed”: Pittsburgh Filmmakers at IUP Film Series

Wednesday, October 14, 2009, 6:00 p.m. in McVitty Auditorium, Sprowls Hall. Pittsburgh Reframed is a program of shorts by local film and video artists produced as part of the 2008 Three Rivers Film Festival.

Posted on 8/19/2009 1:48:04 PM

Alumni Sikorski and Gatto at St. John's University

Former Composition and TESOL graduate students April Sikorski and Roseanne Gatto are now teaching and tenure-track at St. John’s University. They were recently quoted in the Chronicle of Higher Education.

Posted on 5/14/2009 3:53:10 PM

Carvalho Invited as Reader and Coordinator for the 2010 Big Read

Teaching associate and doctoral candidate Ed Carvalho from the Department of English has been invited as reader and guest workshop coordinator for the 2010 Big Read in Wisconsin.

Posted on 5/14/2009 3:47:39 PM

Student Moore Published in Patriot-News

Chanel Moore, an English 101 student in Dr. Jim Cahalan’s class, had an article published today in Harrisburg’s Patriot-News. The article, published on the ten-year anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting, gives a critical look at violence in schools.

Posted on 4/20/2009 10:11:42 PM

Undergraduate Scholars Forum Winners in the English Department

Elizabeth Maroski, Marrissa Michael, Andrew Thompson, and Ashley Talley received first place awards at the Undergraduate Scholars Forum.

Posted on 4/9/2009 5:46:03 PM

Rethi Receives Chacivity Award

This week, student Ron Rethi received the “Chacivity Award” from IUP’s Office of Student Conduct.

Posted on 4/9/2009 5:39:29 PM

I Speak the Password Primeval

Founded in April 2008, “I Speak the Password Primeval” is a reading series that provides a forum for local (and visiting) writers interested in showcasing original poetic compositions and offers a democratic space for those who prefer to recite selections from poets of their choosing.

Posted on 4/7/2009 12:03:08 PM

C&T Faculty and Students Collaborate on CCCC Presentation

Six Composition and TESOL doctoral students and faculty members collaborated on a presentation at this year’s Conference on College Composition and Communication in San Francisco March 11–14, 2009.

Posted on 3/27/2009 3:50:44 PM

Downing and Carvalho’s “Works and Days” Featured in New York Times

Works and Days, published by David Downing and edited by Ed Carvalho, was recently featured in the New York Times.

Posted on 3/17/2009 7:11:16 PM

Miller’s Policy Proposal Accepted at English Education Conference

SJ Miller’s policy proposal, “Moving Social Justice in English Education from Theory to Policy,” was accepted as a new research strand for the Conference on English Education to be held in Chicago, June 18–21. Participants will work on a draft to develop a national policy for social justice related to schooling.

Posted on 3/17/2009 6:26:21 PM

Watson Publishes Article on Teaching African American Counter-Narratives

Veronica Watson, Associate Professor of English, published an article in late 2008 entitled “The Next Step: Teach(ing) an African American Counter-Narrative to Whiteness.”

Posted on 2/24/2009 1:56:14 PM

Pagnucci Publishes Book on Re-mapping Narrative

Gian Pagnucci is pleased to announce the publication of his book “Re-mapping Narrative: Technology’s Impact on the Way We Write.”

Posted on 2/16/2009 10:48:16 AM

Watson Initiates Weekend Writing Retreat Program

Veronica Watson has been awarded a $32,500 grant from the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education to deliver writing retreats for faculty members at the fourteen State System campuses.

Posted on 2/16/2009 10:45:46 AM

English Undergraduate Conference 2009

The English Undergraduate Conference, “Words and Worlds: Talking about Place in English Studies,” will be held on Monday, February 16, 2009. Panels on a variety of topics, including Literature, English Education, and Feminist Studies, will take place from 9:00 to 3:30 in Leonard Hall.

Posted on 2/3/2009 11:16:51 AM

Sitler Publishes on Trauma and Learning

Helen Sitler’s article “Teaching With Awareness: The Hidden Effects of Trauma on Learning” has been published in the January/February 2009 issue of The Clearing House, a journal for educators in secondary and college settings.

Posted on 2/2/2009 10:27:42 AM

Miller’s Forthcoming Article and Book on Social Justice

sj Miller, English, has both a book and an article on Social Justice forthcoming.

Posted on 2/2/2009 10:25:37 AM

Doctoral Candidate Publishes in Women’s Studies Journal

Jennifer M. Woolston, an English Literature doctoral candidate and current teaching associate, has had her innovative article accepted for publication in the special “Presence and Importance of Women in Punk Rock” issue of Women’s Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal.

Posted on 1/26/2009 2:07:13 AM

Rafoth and Pagnucci Present Papers at Taipei Conference

Two faculty members in the Graduate Program in Composition and TESOL, Drs. Ben Rafoth and Gian Pagnucci, were featured speakers at the International Conference on Second Language Writing at Tamkang University in Taipei, Taiwan.

Posted on 12/22/2008 2:15:36 PM

CCCC Reception for C&T Alumni, Students, and Friends

The reception for Composition and TESOL alumni, students, and friends will take place at CCCC on Thursday, March 12, 2009. More details will be posted in January.

Posted on 12/22/2008 9:35:35 AM

Perdue and IUP Students Present at the International Writing Centers Assoc. Conference

Tina Perdue, along with Composition and TESOL doctoral students Maggie Herb and Kat Richards, and Briana Stewart, senior in Speech Pathology, led a panel discussion on “Responding to Special Needs: Tutors Talk about Special Populations.”

Posted on 11/18/2008 10:32:28 AM

Visiting International Scholar in the English Department

Dr. Jaewon Kang, associate professor in the Department of English Education at Pusan National University (PNU) in Korea, will be a Visiting International Scholar in the English Department in 2009.

Posted on 11/18/2008 10:30:18 AM

Savova Presents English Department Colloquium

On October 7, 2008, Dr. Lilia Savova presented “Effective Use of Textbooks” in an English Department colloquium.

Posted on 11/18/2008 10:28:10 AM

Sitler Receives the English Journal Edwin M. Hopkins Award

A committee of teachers selected Dr. Helen Sitler’s January 2008 article, “Writing Like a Good Girl,” as the winner of the English Journal Edwin M. Hopkins Award.

Posted on 11/18/2008 10:26:16 AM

Rafoth Recognized with an Award Named in His Honor

The executive board of the International Writing Centers Association has established the Ben Rafoth Graduate Student Research Award.

Posted on 11/18/2008 10:22:25 AM

IUP Faculty and Students Attend Three Rivers TESOL’s Annual Fall Conference

IUP’s Composition and TESOL students were in high attendance at Three Rivers TESOL’s annual fall conference on Saturday, October 25, 2008, at Franklin Regional Middle School in Murrysville, Pennsylvania.

Posted on 11/18/2008 10:20:35 AM

Dr. Barbara Johnstone Visits IUP to Discuss Pittsburghese

Carnegie Mellon University professor of Linguistics Dr. Barbara Johnstone visited IUP on Thursday, October 30, 2008, sponsored by the English Department.

Posted on 11/18/2008 10:18:40 AM

Research Writing Field Trip

Research Writing class visits the Johnstown Flood Museum and the Heritage Center in Johnstown, Pa.

Posted on 11/18/2008 10:14:52 AM

Upcoming Book Chapter from Susan Comfort

Susan Comfort has an upcoming book chapter on Arundhati Roy, to be published by Routledge in December 2008.

Posted on 11/18/2008 10:12:12 AM

Farrington Publishes Creative Writing

Writing by Anthony Farrington appears in many publications.

Posted on 11/6/2008 4:30:49 PM

Norris to Serve on Board of PACTE; Presents at NCTE Convention

Linda Norris has been elected to serve a three-year term as SSHE Representative on the Board of Directors of the Pennsylvania Association of Colleges and Teacher Educators

Posted on 11/6/2008 4:28:53 PM

Grant Proposals Funded for Hanauer

David Hanauer received funding for grant proposals for the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the Federal Department of Education.

Posted on 10/23/2008 11:12:12 AM

Update on Articles, Books, and Chapters by Downing

An update on articles, essays, chapters, books, and papers written by David Downing

Posted on 10/22/2008 1:55:43 PM

Savova Edits Volume in TESOL Classroom Practice Series

Lilia Savova edited the new volume Using Textbooks Effectively, part of the TESOL Classroom Practice Series.

Posted on 10/20/2008 4:34:42 PM

Wilson to preside over English Association of Pennsylvania State Universities Conference

Cheryl Wilson is president of the English Association of Pennsylvania State Universities, which will hold its 2008 conference, “Bridging Boundaries and Creating Byways,” at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania on October 17–18, 2008.

Posted on 10/14/2008 12:10:08 PM

Miller Appointed as National Co-Chair for Commission on Social Justice

sj Miller was appointed national cochair for the Commission on Social Justice of the Conference on English Education of the Conference on English Education...

Posted on 10/13/2008 11:35:52 AM

Teaching Associate Carvalho Guest-Editing Journal

Teaching associate and Department of English Literature and Criticism doctoral candidate Edward Carvalho is currently guest-editing Dr. David Downing’s Works and Days journal.

Posted on 10/10/2008 11:56:16 AM

Parks' Publication, Presentation, and Project

Gloria Park has a forthcoming publication, an accepted presentation, and an approved collaborative teacher education project.

Posted on 10/2/2008 4:01:31 PM

Ferrence Publishes Articles on the “Naturalized Redneck” and the “Turquoise Tee”

“The Naturalized Redneck: Performing Citizenship through Patriotic Submission” by Matt Ferrence appeared in Popular Culture Review and his “On the Turquoise Tee” was published in issue 20/21 of the Blue Mesa Review.

Posted on 9/29/2008 1:52:45 PM

Article by Sitler Selected for Edwin M. Hopkins Award

Helen Sitler’s article “Writing Like a Good Girl,” published in English Journal, was selected for the Edwin M. Hopkins Award, recognizing it as the most outstanding article published in Volumes 96 and 97...

Posted on 9/26/2008 11:08:35 AM

Sell's Manuscript to be Published; Updates on His Papers

Mike Sell’s recently completed manuscript The Avant-Garde: Race Religion War, an interdisciplinary study that proposes a new theory of radical cultural production, will be published next year by Seagull Books.

Posted on 9/24/2008 2:33:20 PM

Thomas Selected as English Language Fellow at Mzuzu University

Kimberly Thomas has been selected to become an English Language Fellow as part of the English Language Fellow Program at Georgetown University. The funded project is in Malawi, where she will work at Mzuzu University as an instructor and teacher trainer focusing on English for writing and speaking.

Posted on 9/23/2008 9:19:01 AM

Slater Invited to Conference in Italy on Rudolph Valentino

The University of Turin, Italy, and Museo Nazionale del Cinema di Torino invited Tom Slater to present at a conference on Rodolfo Valentino and his context.

Posted on 9/10/2008 10:44:05 AM

Study at Oxford in England This Summer

Spend three weeks in Oxford, England, this summer and earn undergraduate or graduate college credits for Shakespeare, nursing, political science, sports business, theater, or cross-disciplinary study (LBST 499)!

Posted on 3/5/2008 4:51:01 PM

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