Park Invited to Facilitate Reflective Workshop for 400 Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistants

Gloria Park was invited to facilitate a Reflective Workshop for 400 Fulbright foreign language teaching assistants who are on a one-year grant, teaching their native languages in US higher education institutions.

Critical Theory Class Takes Field Trip to Mattress Factory, Andy Warhol Museum

On November 12, students in Mike Sell’s ENGL 308 Critical Theory course visited Pittsburgh’s Mattress Factory and Andy Warhol museums as part of a unit on Critical Public Humanities.


Driscoll and Vetter Publish New Volume in Open Access Textbook Series Writing Spaces

"Writing Spaces: Readings on Writing" is an open-access textbook series geared towards undergraduate composition courses. Volume 5 includes 22 new open-access essays and offers multiple perspectives on a wide range of topics about writing.


Vetter and Coauthors Publish Article on Immersion in Virtual Reality Software

Matt Vetter (Department of English) and co-authors published an article in the journal Technical Communication Quarterly comparing the marketing rhetoric of VR software and hardware with interviews of actual users to uncover disparities in how immersion is described and experienced.


Vetter and Coauthors Publish Facebook's Re-branding as Meta and Vision for Metaverse

Matt Vetter (Department of English) and co-authors Brent Lucia (University of Connecticut, English PhD alumnus) and Isaac Adubofour (English PhD candidate) have recently published an article, "Behold the Metaverse: Facebook's Meta Imaginary and the Circulation of Elite Discourse," in the journal New Media & Society.


Vetter Wins 2023 CCCC Wikipedia Initiative Award for Contributions to Public Knowledge

Matthew Vetter (English Department) has received the 2023 Conference on College Composition and Communication Wikipedia Initiative Award for Contributions to Public Knowledge.


Park Coedits "Critical Pedagogy In the Language and Writing Classroom"

Gloria Park (English Department) and co-editors Sarah Bogdan, Madeleine Rosa, and Joseph Navarro are proud to announce their upcoming publication, "Critical Pedagogy In the Language and Writing Classroom: Strategies, Examples, Activities from Teacher Scholars."


Craig Presents on Flash Fiction at AWP Conference

Chauna Craig moderated a panel and gave a fiction reading at the annual conference of the Association of Writers and Writing Programs in Seattle, Washington, March 8–11, 2023.


Vetter Publishes Article on Student Surveillance and Datafication in Educational Technologies

Announcing the publication of "A spectrum of surveillance: Charting functions of epistemic inequality across EdTech platforms in the post-COVID-19 era", an article co-authored by Dr. Matt Vetter and Zach McDowell appearing in a special issue of Journal of University Teaching & Learning Practice entitled Higher education and digital writing in a post-pandemic world.

Sell Co-Authors New Book on Technology, Performance, and Design

The book "Systemic Dramaturgy," co-authored by Mike Sell (Department of English) and Michael M. Chemers (University of California, Santa Cruz), offers an invigorating, practical look at the daunting challenges posed to live performance by new technologies.

Sell and Siddique Publish on Digital Storygame Project and Decision-Literacy Pedagogy

Mike Sell and Literature and Criticism doctoral student Zeeshan Siddique are authors of “Decision Literacy, Multimodal Storytelling, and the Digital Storygame Project.”