Dr. Andrea Kitta gave an invited talk at the Ohio State University! Andrea’s talk, “Slender Man and the Experience of
Dr. Andrea Kitta gave an invited talk at the Ohio State University! Andrea’s talk, “Slender Man and the Experience of the Supernatural,” was part of the Department of Classics’ Discovery Themes Lecture series.
More about Andrea’s talk may be found here.
Dr. Anne Mallory is currently featured in a Pirate Profile, which rotates on ECU’s home page. Austin Allen, senior biochemistry and member of the Pirate Men’s Tennis Team, lists Mallory as the “professor who influenced him the most.”
Allen states, “Dr. Anne Mallory was my English 1100 professor and greatly improved my writing skills. It was a ton of work at the time, but the improvements she brought to my writing abilities have helped in all of my other pursuits.”
John Hoppenthaler, Creative Writing Professor, will be a featured reader at this year’s Nazim Hikmet Poetry Festival in Cary. For information on the festival, go to http://www.nazimhikmetpoetryfestival.org/index.php?id=3
Ina Cariño, ECU Creative Writing minor graduate (2016) has published two new poems in The Fugue Journal. In addition, Cariño has just successfully defended her MFA Thesis at North Carolina State University.
Fugue is managed and edited by graduate students in the English and Creative Writing Programs at University of Idaho in Northern Idaho.
Six Creative Writing faculty members (Luke Whisnant, John Hoppenthaler, Amber Flora Thomas, Robert Siegel, Liza Weiland and Randon Billings-Noble) read from their work on Feb. 26 to raise food for the Eastern and Central Food Baka of North Carolina (foodbankcenc.org).
Whisnant and Hoppenthaler were featured in the East Carolinian discussing their hopes for the reading.
To read the full article, please go to the East Carolinian site.
Department MA grad Jessica Cory (MA, 2012) will her have first edited volume coming from West Virginia University Press in August. The work is a “collection of Appalachian nature writing and a collection of ecocritical essays that explore connections and intersections of the Appalachian region, its environments, and its literature.”
Currently, Cory teaches Composition courses at Western Carolina University.
First-semester students at ECU who earned Honor Roll or higher were honored at the THCAS ECU Excels reception held on February 15th in the New Student Center. Twenty three BA English and BS English Education/English majors were invited to THCAS Excels. English majors Mayee Zhu, Quadir Holmes, Margaret Rogers, and their families attended the event.
Garrett Yarbrough, a BA English/History senior, EC Scholar, and one of the leaders on the Dean’s Student Council, spoke during the ceremony.
Congratulations to all the students and Go English!
ECU graduate creative writing faculty will hold a reading to benefit the Eastern NC Food Bank on Tuesday, 26 February at 7:00 PM in Bate 1023. Reading from their work will be poets John Hoppenthaler and Amber Flora Thomas, dramatist Bob Siegel, essayist Randon Billings Noble, and fiction writers Luke Whisnant and Liza Wieland.
Admission: canned good, nonperishable food item, or donation at the door.
Memolo earned her Bachelor’s degree in English from Birmingham-Southern College, her Master’s degree in Creative Writing from East Carolina University and her Associate’s degree in PTA from Nash Community College where she graduated Summa Cum Laude.
Currently, Memolo is a full-time faculty member of the Clarkson College Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) program.
Dr. Janine Butler’s (2017) article “Integral Captions and Subtitles: Designing a Space for Embodied Rhetorics and Visual Access” published in the 37.3 issue of Rhetoric Review has been chosen for inclusion in the Best of the Journals in Rhetoric and Composition 2019, published by Parlor Press. Butler’s article includes research from her dissertation.