ECU English professor Dr. Tom Shields has had his work on the Lost Colony cited in The Washington Post. The Post’s piece focused on Virginia Dare and white nationalism.
To read the article, visit https://www.washingtonpost.com/…/how-a-child-born-more-th…/….
The article was also reprinted in the News & Observer: http://www.newsobserver.com/opi…/op-ed/article212325244.html.
Congratulations to Wendy Sharer, Tracy Morse, Michelle Eble, and Will Banks, whose edited collection Reclaiming Accountability: Improving Writing Programs through Accreditation and Large-Scale Assessments (Utah State UP, 2016) has been selected as the winner of the 2018 Council of Writing Program Administrators Best Book Award.
Reclaiming Accountability brings together a series of critical case studies of writing programs that have planned, implemented, and/or assessed the impact of large-scale accreditation-supported initiatives. The book reimagines accreditation as a way to leverage institutional or programmatic change. The award will be presented at CWPA’s conference this summer in Sacramento. Go English!
Congratulations to Andrea Kitta, whose article “Medicine and Health Practices” was just published in The Oxford Handbook of American Folklore and Folklife Studies. It can be found here.
Here’s the abstract:
Folk medicine and health practices have long been thought to be primarily old-fashioned and antithetical to modern medicine, whereas in actuality they are often used alongside and as a complement to mainstream medicine. The tension between vernacular authority and institutional authority has always been complex, but it has become increasingly so due to the Internet, both as a source of information and as a source of community. Online communities have defined not only how patients create identity but have also helped to define the care they choose and receive. These issues are further complicated by immigration and globalization and the rise in social movements such as feminism, LGBTQ rights, disability studies, and fat studies, among others.
Congratulations to Mark Johnson, whose article, “Cognitive task complexity and L2 written syntactic complexity, accuracy, lexical complexity, and fluency: A research synthesis and meta-analysis,” has been awarded an honorable mention for the Journal of Second Language Writing Best Article for 2017.
Here is a link to the article: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jslw.2017.06.001.
The ECU Department of English would like to Congratulate to John Hoppenthaler, who was selected as one of two recipients of the university-wide 2018 5-Year Achievement for Research/Creative Activity Award. The award recognizes John’s achievements over the past five years as a poet and editor, including the publication of his book Domestic Garden (Carnegie Mellon, 2015).
John will receive the award at the research and scholarship awards ceremony on February 20. (Amanda Klein won the 5-Year award last year, so English is on a roll!) Posted below is the full list of award winners.
We would like to Congratulate our recently-retired colleague Joyce Middleton, whose book with Tammie Kennedy and Krista Ratcliffe, “Rhetorics of Whiteness: Postracial Hauntings in Popular Culture, Social Media, and Education,” won the 2018 Conference on College Composition and Communication Outstanding Book Award in the Edited Collection category.
The sixteen essays that comprise this collection not only render visible how racialized whiteness infiltrates new twenty-first-century discourses and material spaces but also offer critical tactics for disrupting this normative whiteness.
Congratulations Joyce Middleton!
Anna Froula has published an invited chapter in The Routledge History of Gender, War, and the U.S. Military titled “9/11, Gender, and Wars without End.” This chapter explores changes in military policy regarding gender (the lifting of the ban on women in combat) and sexuality (ending Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell) since 9/11 and analyzes the ways in which notions of traditional modes of gender were deployed in service of martialing support for the long wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Alex Albright’s essay “On Bluegrass, Beer and Some Barbecue, and a Few Weeks in Prague” appears in the current issue of storySouth.
Texas Czech Legacy Project: http://www.laits.utexas.edu/txczechproject/home
The goal of this Project is to create a central place documenting the language, culture, and history of ethnic Czech Moravians in Texas. The Project’s main initiative is the building of an open-access digital Texas Czech Dialect Archive (TCDA) of audio-recordings gathered from ethnic Czech Moravians in Texas since the 1970s through the 2000s.
The Project’s mission is to create a community resource for Texas Czechs as well as a scholarly resource for anyone fascinated by this population’s language, culture, and history. As a legacy archive, the TCDA will be a central repository for irreplaceable oral histories, spoken in the Texas Czech dialect, reflecting the change in the historically Czech Moravian communities of Texas from the early 1850s to the present.