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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

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