Monday, September 22, 2014
Sunday, September 21, 2014
Friday, September 19, 2014
A year from now a major symposium on the show will be hosted by Fordham University in New York.
Thursday, September 18, 2014
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Go here to download a handy pdf of the above.
Sunday, September 14, 2014
Friday, September 12, 2014
A recent story in BostInno announces groundbreaking for a new memorial to the American writer Edgar Allan Poe.
|Dr. Phil Phillips|
The English Department's Dr. Phil Phillips, Associate Dean of MTSU's Honors College, has played a key role in the project as President of the Poe Studies Association. Phillips, who also serves on the Advisory Committee of the Poe Foundation of Boston, will participate in the unveiling and dedication ceremony scheduled for October 5, 2014.
Phillips is also currently teaching a graduate seminar on Poe.
Dr. Helford will be speaking on September 15th on "Placing the American Dream: The Founding of Hollywood."
Dr. Hixon's September 22nd talk is entitled "Neverlands and Wonderlands: Magical Geography in Children's Literature."
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
This past July, the European Writing Centers Association (EWCA) held its biannual conference in Frankfurt (Oder), Germany, at the European University Viadrina (EUV), where over 250 writing center professionals and peer tutors from 36 nations entered into an international conversation about a number of theoretical and pedagogical issues in the field.
Katrin Girgensohn and Franziska Liebetanz, Directors of the Writing Center at EUV, received their guests warmly and hosted an exceptionally productive conference with prominent keynote speakers such as Harvey Kail, Paula Gillespie, and Bradley Hughes. Despite an agonizing heat wave, attendees enjoyed a number of post-conference outings such as a German barbecue, sightseeing tours of Frankfurt (Oder), and dinner in Poland, which is a brief walk from the university. Attendees who had arrived as strangers left feeling part of a family.
The EWCA elected new executive board members for the next two years, one of which was Brandon Hardy of Middle Tennessee State University. Brandon serves on the board to contribute an American perspective on European writing center practices and to advocate the crossing of borders between writing centers all over the globe.
The EWCA champions a broader perspective on writing center studies and practices, and Brandon, with fellow Peer Tutor Representative Birte Stark, has developed an international peer tutor network within a Google+ Community called “International Peer Tutoring,” which will attempt to forge new and exciting cross-cultural partnerships between U.S. and European writing centers.
Brandon has already begun exploring the possibilities of such an international collaboration by co-writing writing center scholarship with peers from around the globe and initiating an annual, international peer tutor conference.
Dr. Alicia Mischa Renfroe's edition of Rebecca Harding Davis's A Law Unto Herself will be published in January by the University of Nebraska Press in its Legacies of Nineteenth-Century American Women Writers series.
Sunday, September 7, 2014
At next month annual meeting of the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association in the South in New Orleans, no less than seventeen English Department faculty, current students, and recent graduates will be presenting papers. Dr. Bill Badley, Dr. Linda Badley, Dr. Nancy Roche (Ph.D., 2010), Stephanie Graves (M.A., 2014), Dr. Jessica Szalacinski (Ph.D., 2014), Laura Black (doctoral candidate), Brandon Hardy (M.A. candidate), Dr. David Lavery, Dr. Pete McCluskey, Dr. Jeff Frame (Ph.D, 2012), Dr. Patricia Gaitely, Lisa Williams (M.A., 2010), Dr. Jimmie Cain, Dr. Sara Lewis Dunne (retired faculty member), Dr. Warren Tormey, and Brittany Walker (doctoral candidate) will be delivering papers on a wide variety of topics, from True Detective, to female adolescent sexuality in contemporary film, to the Clash and British fascism, to science fiction and the dismal science.
The program can be found here.
Saturday, September 6, 2014
Friday, September 5, 2014
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Dr. Julie Barger reports in an e-mail today.
Some of you may be wondering what the latest is on baby Barger. Apologies for not sending an update before now, but as you can imagine, the little guy and big sister Charlotte have been keeping us busy. Graham Clinton Barger (Graham) was born on Tuesday, August 12 at 12:06 p.m. He weighed in at 8 pounds, 11 ounces and was 19.5 inches long with long, dark hair. We are all doing well.
|Julie, Charlotte, and Andy|
|Graham Clinton Barger|