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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.

IUP Hosting Author and Academic Montás for Discussion on Importance of “Great Books”

Author and academic Roosevelt Montás will present “Rescuing Socrates: How the Great Books Changed My Life and Why They Matter for a New Generation” at Indiana University of Pennsylvania on March 2 at 7:30 p.m. in Sutton Hall’s Gorell Auditorium. The presentation is free and open to the community.

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.”

Vetter and Driscoll named Affordable Learning Champions

Driscoll and Colleagues Publish on Writing Beyond the University in New Edited Collection

Dana Driscoll and colleagues published on their larger nationwide self-sponsored writing project in a new edited collection, "Writing Beyond the University."

Sherwood Publishes Digital Poem in International Anthology

Kenneth Sherwood (English, co-director of the Center for Digital Humanities and Culture) published the digital poem "Coal Code" in the peer-reviewed Electronic Literature Collection. Programmed in Javascript, the multimedia piece combines lyric voice tracks with an array of images reflecting upon and recycling stories and postcard images from nineteenth-century coal culture in Pennsylvania.

Driscoll and Yacoub Publish on Medical Writing Development

Dana Driscoll and Omar Yacoub published an article titled “Threshold Genres: A 10-Year Exploration of a Medical Writer’s Development and Social Apprenticeship Through the Patient SOAP Note” in Written Communication.

English Professor Expands International Teaching Experience During Semester at Sea

It’s not a traditional classroom, but for IUP professor of English Timothy Hibsman, it was smooth sailing, combining his love of teaching with first-hand opportunities to explore nautical history and literature. Hibsman was a member of the faculty for a spring 2022 Semester at Sea voyage on the ship World Odyssey.

Designing Decisions: IUP Faculty, Students, and Alumnae featured in Literacy Today

Professor Mike Sell (English), doctoral student Zeeshan Siddique (Literature and Criticism), and IUP alumnae Rachel Schiera (DEd Administration and Leadership Studies) and Julie Babal (MA, Composition and Literature) are featured in the latest issue of “Literacy Today,” recognized as the leading journal in the field of literacy learning and global advocacy for equitable access to literacy.

English Doctoral Students Cronin and Canton Awarded HASTAC Fellowships

IUP Literature and Criticism doctoral students Joseph Canton and Meghan Cronin have been recognized as 2022 HASTAC scholars.

IUP Graduate Student Selected for Department of State Project

The US Department of State has selected Indiana University of Pennsylvania graduate student Jimalee Sowell for a nine-week English Language Specialist virtual project. Sowell is a PhD candidate in IUP’s Composition and Applied Linguistics program.

Applying the Humanities to Police Training

An IUP English professor helps police cadets explore the human side of policing using methods from the humanities. By introducing novels about Black detectives to police cadets in training, Veronica Watson opens up conversations about race, fairness, and policing practices.

Sell, Schiera, and Siddique Incorporate Digital Storygame Design Into Health-Care Technology Education

The Digital Storygame Project, the Lopez Foundation Inc., and LCA Vantage Healthcare are launching an innovative health-care technology course focusing on K-12 education and the integration of STEM and the Arts and Humanities.

Driscoll, Heise, Stewart, and Vetter Release “Writing Spaces Volume Four”

Writing Spaces: Readings on Writing is an open-access textbook series geared towards undergraduate composition courses.

Driscoll and Co-Authors Present on Self Sponsored Writing at the 2021 Conference on Engaged Learning

Dana Lynn Driscoll, along with co-authors Andrea Efthymiou, Heather Lindenman, Matthew Pavesich, and Jennifer Reid, presented “Self-Sponsored Writing:  A Taxonomy of the Civic, Personal, and Professional Functions of Writing in People’s Lives” at the 2021 Conference on Engaged Learning in July.

Driscoll Offers Teaching Writing for Publication Workshop

Dana Driscoll (English (Composition and Applied Linguistics graduate programs), Writing Center director) presented “Supporting Advanced Writing Processes for Graduate Students and Teaching Writing for Publication” at the European Association for the Teaching of Academic Writing on July 7, 2021.

Jiang and Vetter Publish Book Chapter on the ”Epistemology of Deceit and Critical Media Literacy” in Wikipedia-Based Education

Jialei Jiang (Composition and Applied Linguistics PhD alumna) and Matthew Vetter (faculty, Composition and Applied Linguistics PhD) recently published a chapter in an edited collection titled “The Epistemology of Deceit in a Postdigital Era: Dupery by Design,” which brings together cross-disciplinary examinations of the power of social media platforms and their role in the proliferation of epistemic harms.

Vetter and McDowell Publish Book on Wikipedia's Knowledge-making Policies and Practices

Matthew Vetter (English Department), with co-author Zachary McDowell (University of Illinois at Chicago), recently published a book titled Wikipedia and the Representation of Reality. The book, which leverages Vetter's 10+ years of researching and teaching with Wikipedia, is a contemporary examination of epistemological policy and practice in what has become the world's largest and most widely-used knowledge archive, the "free encyclopedia that anyone can edit."