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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

#Keywords: Discussions in the Digital Humanities

The Center for Digital Humanities and Culture (DHC) welcomes you to #Keywords, an informal, brown-bag lunch series this semester on key terms and language in use in the digital humanities today. The first event, a discussion of Machinima, will be hosted on Wednesday, February 15.

Posted on 2/8/2017 1:23:29 PM

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,” at the Eastern-Central American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies on the panel “Recent Research and Criticism in Swift Studies.”

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

Craig Serves as Writer in Residence in Las Animas, Colorado

Chauna Craig, Department of English, served as writer-in-residence during October 2016 at Fort Lyon Supportive Residential Community in Las Animas, Colorado. She taught workshops in creative writing and journaling, mentored individual writers, and gave a public reading in Denver at the end of her residency.

Posted on 10/31/2016 4:17:07 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

Schiera Elected to International Writing Centers Association Executive Board

Tony Schiera, a third-year PhD student in Composition and TESOL and a temporary faculty member in the Department of English, has been elected to the International Writing Centers Association executive board to serve as its graduate school representative.

Posted on 10/3/2016 12:02:40 PM

Schiera Collaborates in Oman

Tony Schiera, a temporary faculty member and third-year PhD student in Composition and TESOL, spent part of his summer in Muscat, Oman, working with the Takatuf Scholars’ Summer Residential Programme.

Posted on 9/30/2016 4:21:29 AM

“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

Driscoll and Co-Authors Publish Chapter in Edited Collection on Writing Transfer

Dana Driscoll, associate professor of English, along with four co-authors had an article appear in the recent edited collection Critical Transitions: Writing and the Question of Transfer.

Posted on 9/22/2016 8:32:03 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

Cosentino Speaks to English Film Studies Students

Professor 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.

Posted on 9/16/2016 11:32:32 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 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

Downing Selected for IUP’s Distinguished University Professor Honor

A professor of English, Dr. David Downing is known for his work on important topical issues such as academic freedom, intellectual property, affirmative action, the privatization of public higher education, the history of criticism and theory, critical pedagogy, integrating the liberal arts and professional education, the academic labor movement, and the role of the humanities.

Posted on 5/5/2016 2:41:59 PM

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

John Branscum has a new poem, "The Cheshire Cat Effect," coming out in the April 2016 issue of the North American Review.

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. As a winner, she will receive a monetary prize.

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

Quanisha Charles was selected as a recipient of the 2016 Professional Development Travel Grant for Practicing ESL/EFL Teachers. As a winner, she will receive a monetary prize.

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, at 11 a.m. in Stabley 201.

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” on Friday, November 6, 2015, in Stabley 201, Stapleton Library.

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

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

There will be a film screening  and interactive discussion of “The Mask You Live In” with Aaminah Norris, director of Education and Research for the Representation Project, on November 5, 2015, in Beard Auditorium, Stouffer Hall.

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, "Raising Awareness of Diversity and Social (In)justice Issues in Undergraduate Research Writing: Understanding Students and their Lives via Connecting Teaching and Research" is 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

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