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Review Of Women Who Fly: Goddesses, Witches, Mystics, And Other Airborne Females By Serinity Young, Nancy Schultz Oct 2019

Review Of Women Who Fly: Goddesses, Witches, Mystics, And Other Airborne Females By Serinity Young, Nancy Schultz

Nancy Lusignan Schultz

Serinity Young’s Women Who Fly soars through place and time to survey the surprisingly ubiquitous trope of airborne women. Interdisciplinary and global in scope, this book covers a typology of flying females flourishing throughout the millennia in myth, literature, and art. Flying operates as a prism through which Young—a Research Associate at New York’s American Museum of Natural History—examines female power and subjection in cultures spread across varied geographical locations and periods. Women Who Fly begins with a meditation on the Louvre’s “Victory of Samothrace,” the awe-inspiring statue of Nike, Greek goddess of victory, with ...


Researching Writing Program Administration Expertise In Action: A Case Study Of Collaborative Problem Solving As Transdisciplinary Practice, Tricia Serviss, Julia Voss Oct 2019

Researching Writing Program Administration Expertise In Action: A Case Study Of Collaborative Problem Solving As Transdisciplinary Practice, Tricia Serviss, Julia Voss

Julia Voss

Theorizing WPA expertise as problem-oriented, stakeholder-inclusive practice, we apply the twenty-first-century paradigm of transdisciplinarity to a campus WID Initiative to read and argue that data-driven research capturing transdisciplinary WPA methods in action will allow us to better understand, represent, and leverage rhetoric-composition/writing studies’ disciplinary expertise in twenty-first-century higher education.


Who Learns From Collaborative Digital Projects? Cultivating Critical Consciousness And Metacognition To Democratize Digital Literacy Learning, Julia Voss Oct 2019

Who Learns From Collaborative Digital Projects? Cultivating Critical Consciousness And Metacognition To Democratize Digital Literacy Learning, Julia Voss

Julia Voss

Collaborative group work is common in writing classrooms, especially ones assigning digital projects. While a wealth of scholarship theorizes collaboration and advocates for specific collaborative pedagogies, writing studies has yet to address the ways in which privilege tied to race, gender, class, and other identity characteristics replicates itself within student groups by shaping the responsibilities individual group members assume, thereby affecting students' opportunities for learning. Such concerns about equity are especially pressing where civically and professionally valuable twenty-first century digital literacies are concerned. This article uses theories of cultural capital and the participation gap to (1) analyze role uptake in ...


"Our Door Is Always Open": Aligning Literacy Learningpractices In Writing Programs And Residential Learningcommunities, Julia Voss Oct 2019

"Our Door Is Always Open": Aligning Literacy Learningpractices In Writing Programs And Residential Learningcommunities, Julia Voss

Julia Voss

Writing studies has considered college students' literacy development as a chronological progression and as influenced by their off-campus connections to various cultural and professional communities. This project considers students' literacy development across disciplines and university activity systems in which they're simultaneously involved to look at the (missed) opportunities for fostering transfer across writing courses and residential learning communities as parallel—but rarely coordinated—high-impact practices. Rather than calling for the development of additional programs, I argue for building/strengthening connections between these existing programs by highlighting shared learning outcomes focused on literacy skills development and learning how to learn.


Turning “Bad Jews Into Worse Christians”: Hermann Adler And The London Society For Promoting Christianity Amongst The Jews, Robert Ellison Oct 2019

Turning “Bad Jews Into Worse Christians”: Hermann Adler And The London Society For Promoting Christianity Amongst The Jews, Robert Ellison

Robert Ellison

This paper explores how sermons contributed to Jewish-Christian relations in Victorian England. I begin with a rhetorical analysis of sermons preached on behalf of the London Society for Promoting Christianity among the Jews, the largest and best known missionary organization of its kind. I then examine a collection of sermons in which Hermann Adler, then rabbi of London’s Bayswater Synagogue and later Chief Rabbi of the British Empire, pushes back against their efforts, offering the “true explanations” of passages which, in his view, had been improperly employed by Christian preachers. Finally, I trace a kind of “feedback loop” in ...


Shakespeare And Posthumanist Theory, Jean Feerick Oct 2019

Shakespeare And Posthumanist Theory, Jean Feerick

Jean Feerick

No abstract provided.


Judith Merril: A Primary And Secondary Bibliography, Elizabeth Cummins Oct 2019

Judith Merril: A Primary And Secondary Bibliography, Elizabeth Cummins

Elizabeth Cummins (Emerita)

This Judith Merril bibliography includes both primary and secondary works, arranged in categories that are suitable for her career and that are, generally, common to the other bibliographies in the Center for Bibliographic Studies in Science Fiction. Works by Merril include a variety of types and modes—pieces she wrote at Morris High School in the Bronx, newsletters and fanzines she edited; sports, westerns, and detective fiction and non-fiction published in pulp magazines up to 1950; science fiction stories, novellas, and novels; book reviews; critical essays; edited anthologies; and both audio and video recordings of her fiction and non-fiction.


Review Of "Jews In The Early Modern Imagination: A Scattered Nation", S. Matthew Biberman Sep 2019

Review Of "Jews In The Early Modern Imagination: A Scattered Nation", S. Matthew Biberman

Matthew Biberman

No abstract provided.


Review Of "The Accomodated Jew: English Antisemitism From Bede To Milton", S. Matthew Biberman Sep 2019

Review Of "The Accomodated Jew: English Antisemitism From Bede To Milton", S. Matthew Biberman

Matthew Biberman

No abstract provided.


Introduction: What Is “Creative Making As Creative Writing”?, Kathi Berens Sep 2019

Introduction: What Is “Creative Making As Creative Writing”?, Kathi Berens

Kathi Berens

This special issue of the Journal of Creative Writing Studies centers on how creative writing changes when writers actively engage computers as nonhuman collaborators in “creative making.” Using examples from McGurl’s The Program Era, Emily Dickinson, and the crowdsourced “translation” of Melville’s classic into Emoji Dick, Berens suggests that creative writing methods have long been procedural and technologic.

There are many forms of creative making. This special issue features creative writers that

  • Write code to output novels
  • Redefine how we think of writing’s “container”
  • Demonstrate aspects of the digital-first, multimodal writing classroom
  • Modify or remix existing artworks ...


Comments On Etymology, May 2019, Gerald Leonard Cohen, Stephen Goranson, Matthew Little Sep 2019

Comments On Etymology, May 2019, Gerald Leonard Cohen, Stephen Goranson, Matthew Little

Gerald Leonard Cohen

It has been ten years since Matthew Little sent me his suggestion that ‘kibosh’ in ‘put the kibosh on’ derives from the fearsome Mideastern whip known as the kurbash; Stephen Goranson soon thereafter independently made the same suggestion in messages to the American Dialect Society, gradually adding the important initial discoveries to buttress that proposal.

The three of us wound up collaborating on ‘kibosh,’ first in Comments on Etymology and then in our 2017 book Origin of Kibosh. Updates continued to appear in COE as various scholars weighed in and some new material appeared. It is time now to compile ...


Swinburne's 'Will Drewe And Phil Crewe & Frank Fane, Terry L. Meyers Sep 2019

Swinburne's 'Will Drewe And Phil Crewe & Frank Fane, Terry L. Meyers

Terry Meyers

No abstract provided.


Orlando: A Biography, Virginia Woolf, Suzanne Raitt, Ian Blyth Sep 2019

Orlando: A Biography, Virginia Woolf, Suzanne Raitt, Ian Blyth

Suzanne Raitt

Orlando, a novel loosely based on the life of Vita Sackville-West, Virginia Woolf's lover and friend, is one of Woolf's most playful and tantalizing works. This edition provides readers with a fully collated and annotated text. A substantial introduction charts the birth of the novel in the romance between Woolf and Sackville-West, and the role it played in the evolution and eventual fading of that romance. Extensive explanatory notes reveal the extent to which the novel is embedded in Woolf's knowledge of Sackville-West, her family history and her writings. Thorough annotation of every literary and historical allusion ...


Creator, Sustainer, Destroyer: Time And Some Of Its Cognates, Gene Washington Sep 2019

Creator, Sustainer, Destroyer: Time And Some Of Its Cognates, Gene Washington

Gene Washington

Written by a connoiseur of uncertainty under uncertain conditions: Resulting in an adumbrated text. Etyomolgy––”to outline, to sketch," from Latin adumbratus "sketched, shadowed in outline," also "feigned, unreal, sham, fictitious," past participle of adumbrare "cast a shadow over;" in painting, "to represent (a thing) in outline," from ad "to" (see) + umbrare "to cast in shadow," from PIE root *andho- "blind; dark". Meaning "to overshadow" is from 1660s in English. Related: Adumbrated; adumbrating.”    


Going Home, Glen Davis Aug 2019

Going Home, Glen Davis

Glen Davis

No abstract provided.


Eng 1001g-061: Composition And Language, Glen Davis Aug 2019

Eng 1001g-061: Composition And Language, Glen Davis

Glen Davis

No abstract provided.


Eng 1002g-059: Composition And Literature, Glen Davis Aug 2019

Eng 1002g-059: Composition And Literature, Glen Davis

Glen Davis

No abstract provided.


Increasing Faculty-Librarian Collaboration Through Critical Librarianship, Adrienne Gosselin, Mandi Goodsett Aug 2019

Increasing Faculty-Librarian Collaboration Through Critical Librarianship, Adrienne Gosselin, Mandi Goodsett

Mandi Goodsett

Through the lens of critical librarianship, librarians are becoming increasingly involved in social justice, civic engagement, and human rights issues. This paper examines the collaboration between a subject librarian and a faculty member in an assignment that engaged in Public Sphere Pedagogy (PSP), a teaching strategy with the goal of increasing students’ sense of civic agency and personal and social responsibility by connecting their classwork to public arenas; and project-based learning, wherein students develop a question to research and create projects that reflect their knowledge, which they share with a select audience.


Teaching Dystopia, Amy Wong Aug 2019

Teaching Dystopia, Amy Wong

Amy Wong

This year, those of us who work in college classrooms kicked off our semesters with the spectacle of Trump’s inauguration: its bluffed militarism, its dark vision, its citation, in effect, of Bane, from the Batman dystopia The Dark Knight Rises. Everything about the inauguration presaged the bitter, disputatious, spectacle-driven manias that have come to mark the 45th Presidency. It was clear, on that grey January day, that dystopia was newly in vogue as he intoned: Mothers and children trapped in poverty in our inner cities, rusted out factories scattered like tombstones across the landscape of our nation. We all ...


Politics, Inclusion, And Social Practice, Ronjaunee Chatterjee, Amy Wong Aug 2019

Politics, Inclusion, And Social Practice, Ronjaunee Chatterjee, Amy Wong

Amy Wong

"In the wake of the American election, Elaine Hadley’s 'Closing Remarks' from v21’s b2o issue—that we are writing, living, and teaching in a 'critical moment, some might even say a survivalist moment' in which 'the power of positive psychology does not seem adequate to the times'—appear chilling in their urgency. Hadley cautions against a pleasure and optimism largely disengaged from feminist and class critiques, as well as from what she calls 'Politics with a big P.'"

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Directions For The Future Of Technology In Pronunciation Research And Teaching, Mary G. O'Brien, Tracey M. Derwing, Catia Cucchiarini, Debra M. Hardison, Hansjorg Mixdorff, Ron I. Thomson, Helmer Strik, John M. Levis, Murray J. Munro, Jennifer A. Foote, Greta M. Levis Jul 2019

Directions For The Future Of Technology In Pronunciation Research And Teaching, Mary G. O'Brien, Tracey M. Derwing, Catia Cucchiarini, Debra M. Hardison, Hansjorg Mixdorff, Ron I. Thomson, Helmer Strik, John M. Levis, Murray J. Munro, Jennifer A. Foote, Greta M. Levis

John Levis

This paper reports on the role of technology in state-of-the-art pronunciation research and instruction, and makes concrete suggestions for future developments. The point of departure for this contribution is that the goal of second language (L2) pronunciation research and teaching should be enhanced comprehensibility and intelligibility as opposed to native-likeness. Three main areas are covered here. We begin with a presentation of advanced uses of pronunciation technology in research with a special focus on the expertise required to carry out even small-scale investigations. Next, we discuss the nature of data in pronunciation research, pointing to ways in which future work ...


Saternus Dissertation-Multilingual Literacy Practices In One Community.Pdf, Julie Saternus Jul 2019

Saternus Dissertation-Multilingual Literacy Practices In One Community.Pdf, Julie Saternus

Julie Saternus

Scholars writing in translingual studies view language boundaries as fluid, consider multilinguals to have options that include shuttling back and forth between languages in order to achieve their rhetorical goals, and argue that monolingual ideologies are harmful. Translingual studies is part of a movement away from structuralist conceptions of language, and within translingualism language is viewed as "flexible, unstable, dynamic, layered, and mobile" (Blommaert, 2016, p. 244).

This dissertation focuses on the translingual literacy practices of multilingual members of the Japanese/English school community at this university. I analyze writing processes, speech, and media usage of members of this community ...


Comments On Amy Clampitt’S 'Matoaka', Terry L. Meyers Jul 2019

Comments On Amy Clampitt’S 'Matoaka', Terry L. Meyers

Terry Meyers

No abstract provided.


"A Vision Of Greyness": The Liminal Vantage Of Illness In Heart Of Darkness, Cheryl Hindrichs Jul 2019

"A Vision Of Greyness": The Liminal Vantage Of Illness In Heart Of Darkness, Cheryl Hindrichs

Cheryl Hindrichs

In Heart of Darkness, illness and physical vulnerability provide a sense of defamiliarization that enables what Virginia Woolf described as the exile's perspective, which in turn allows for a critique of normative regimes. Marlow's outsider perception of the physical qualities of imperialist Europeans in contrast to subjugated native Africans suggests an ambivalent aesthetic morality that is characteristic of modernist irony. This ambivalence is particularly significant in the frequently overlooked scene in which Marlow falls ill and nearly dies. The perspective Marlow acquires in his own experience of illness ultimately frames both his final encounter with Kurtz and with ...


Comics And Linguistics, Frank Bramlett Jul 2019

Comics And Linguistics, Frank Bramlett

Frank Bramlett

However we define comics, it is safe to claim that in general they consist of two main components: images and language. With some exceptions, the vast majority of comics include linguistic elements: speech balloons, thought balloons, narrative boxes, sound effects, and ambient language (language used in the background, as on store fronts, t-shirts, restaurant menus, and the like). Comics scholarship examines the language used in comics to say something about narrative, character development, even the nature of comics themselves. And while fitful linguistic analysis of comics began in the early 20th century, only recently has the academic discipline of ...


Linguistic Discourse In Web Comics: Extending Conversation And Narrative Into Alt-Text And Hidden Comics, Frank Bramlett Jul 2019

Linguistic Discourse In Web Comics: Extending Conversation And Narrative Into Alt-Text And Hidden Comics, Frank Bramlett

Frank Bramlett

The linguistic analysis of comics revolves largely around the print medium; in this study, however, linguistic analysis is extended into the category of web comics. The corpus draws from two web comics, Amazing Super Powers and Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal, to explore the interconnected relationship of the three major components of the main comic strip, the alt-text, and the hidden comic. Analysis reveals that web comics creators rely on character dialogue as well as narrator comments when they create alt-text and hidden comics. Further, it is revealed that comics makers at times create an authorial presence in the alt-text and ...


Tips For The Academic Teacher Working With Nonnative Speakers Of English, Sue Lee, Frank Bramlett Jul 2019

Tips For The Academic Teacher Working With Nonnative Speakers Of English, Sue Lee, Frank Bramlett

Frank Bramlett

The international student population in the United States is growing by leaps and bounds; our need for teachers who specialize in English as a Second Language, therefore, also grows with each passing day. But everyone cannot be an ESL specialist, right? What we must also, consider is the fact that many of our students who speak a language other than English as their native language are actually born here in the United States. Surprising? Not really when we consider that the demographic composition of major urban areas today consists significantly of families whose parents and grandparents come from different cultures ...


Review Of English Grammar: Prescriptive, Descriptive, Generative, Performance By Kathryn Riley And Frank Parker, Frank Bramlett Jul 2019

Review Of English Grammar: Prescriptive, Descriptive, Generative, Performance By Kathryn Riley And Frank Parker, Frank Bramlett

Frank Bramlett

Riley and Parker's English Grammar served as the text in a dual-level course that I teach called The Structure of English. I had not taught this particular class before, and I was very interested in this book because it presents a variety of approaches to grammar in highly accessible language. The book also appeals to me pedagogically because it assumes little or no background knowledge of linguistics generally or even grammar specifically on the students' part. Riley and Parker (R&P) divide the text by theme; that is, the book begins with prescriptive grammar, continues with descriptive grammar and generative grammar, and ends by looking ...


Social Dynamics In Second Language Accent: Trends In Applied Linguistics, John M. Levis, Alene Moyer Jul 2019

Social Dynamics In Second Language Accent: Trends In Applied Linguistics, John M. Levis, Alene Moyer

John Levis

This volume offers a definitive source for understanding social influences in L2 pronunciation, demonstrating the importance of empirical findings from a number of research perspectives, and outlining the directions that future work can take. The aim is to present a coherent argument for the significance of social factors and how they contribute to phonological acquisition.


“The Knots Within”: Translations, Tapestries, And The Art Of Reading Backwards, Kathryn Vomero Santos Jul 2019

“The Knots Within”: Translations, Tapestries, And The Art Of Reading Backwards, Kathryn Vomero Santos

Kathryn Vomero Santos

This article presents a new approach to reading the famous tapestry metaphor that has circulated in discourses on translation for centuries. Popularized by Miguel de Cervantes in the second part of Don Quixote (1615), the image of the tapestry’s two sides—the smooth front side and the messy reverse side—has long been assumed to illustrate the uneven relationship between an original and its translation. Following the lead of seventeenth-century English translator Leonard Digges, who urges readers to remember “the knots within” that make the tapestry possible, the article advocates for a method of reading backwards toward a history ...