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Faculty Notes for April 2017

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CHRIS ANSON

Chris Anson was a keynote panelist at the Crossings Writing Conference sponsored by the University of Nevada-Reno on April 1.

His article “Assessing Peer and Instructor Response to Writing: A Corpus Analysis from an Expert Survey,” co-authored with his son Ian (second-year Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County), appeared in the journal Assessing Writing.

His chapter “I Stand Here Ironing” was just published in a collection of essays on labor and the future of work in composition.

JOHN BALABAN

John Balaban’s poem “Back Then” is included in Folios, a special issue imprint of War, Literature, and the Arts (Spring 2017).

Three of his poems — “Tide Pool,” “Three Men Dancing,” and “Cibolero” — appear in volume 83 of New Letters.

BELLE BOGGS

Belle Boggs was recently in conversation with Mike Scalise in an interview in BOMB Magazine.

She read with poet Morgan Parker and fiction writer Clare Beams at the Virginia Festival of the Book in March.

Her essay “Takeover” was excerpted in Motherwell.

Her story “The Tooth” is forthcoming in the spring issue of Phoebe: a Journal of Literature and Art.

HELEN BURGESS

Helen Burgess traveled to Ottawa to as a panelist reviewing grant proposals for the Canada Foundation for Innovation.

HELEN BURGESS, STACEY PIGG, and KRYSTIN GOLLIHUE

Helen Burgess, Stacey Pigg, and CRDM student Krystin Gollihue presented “The Fates of Things” — a live performance on spinning wheel, loom, and 3D printer — at the 2017 Rutgers-Camden Archive of Digital Ephemera Symposium.

HUILING DING

Huiling Ding’s “Cross-Culturally Narrating Risks, Imagination, and Realities of HIV/AIDS: Emerging Genre of Online ‘Risky Aids Narratives’ and Potential Intermediation of this Occluded Genre” is included in Emerging Genres in New Media Environments (Palgrave MacMillan, 2017).

Ding’s essay “Content Strategy: The Next Growing Market of Technical Communication” was awarded first place in the International Essay Contest in Technical Communication from the TC Association–Shanghai, a professional organization of technical communicators in China. In March, Ding was elected to serve on the association’s academic advisory board.

In February, Ding presented “Cross-Cultural Whistle-Blowing in Emerging Outbreaks: Revealing Underreporting, Censorship, and Injustice” at the Symposium on Communicating Complex Information (SCCI) in Greenville, NC.

Ding presented “Using Peer Apprenticeship to Teach Graduate Students Global Content Strategy Skills” at the Association of Teachers of Technical Writing conference in Portland, OR, in March. She also served as the conference co-chair.

Ding was nominated for The Graduate School Outstanding Graduate Faculty Mentor Award for 2016–2017. 

She received International Travel Grants to build partnerships between the MS in Technical Communication program and both Nanjing Normal University and Zhejiang University as follows: CHASS, $850 in 2016; The Graduate School, $1,250 in 2016; International Affairs, $1,500 in 2016 and $2,500 in 2017.

ROBIN DODSWORTH

On April 21, Robin Dodsworth gave a plenary talk on “Bipartite Network Structures and Individual Differences in Sound Change” at the 4th Workshop on Sound Change at the University of Edinburgh.

PAUL FYFE

Paul Fyfe convened the first Triangle Book History Symposium, sponsored by the Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship of Scholars in Critical Bibliography at Rare Book School and the National Humanities Center. The symposium ran April 20–22 and featured a keynote on African-American literary bibliographies; presentations by regional scholars, students, and librarians; and site visits to special exhibits and book artists’ studios.

PAUL FYFE, TONY HARRISON, SHARON JOFFE, and SHARON SETZER

Paul Fyfe, Tony Harrison, Sharon Joffe, and Sharon Setzer along with David Hill (architecture) published Victoria’s Lost Pavilion: From Nineteenth-Century Aesthetics to Digital Humanities (Palgrave 2017), the first book in Palgrave’s series “The Digital Nineteenth Century.” A book launch and project exhibition is being planned for this fall.

DANA GIERDOWSKI

In March, Dana Gierdowski was the keynote speaker at the 2017 Association of English Graduate Students (AEGS) Conference, where she gave the talk “Power Geometry & the Composition Classroom.”

Her book chapter “The Flexible Writing Classroom as a Site for Pedagogical Reflection” was published in Writing Studio Pedagogy: Space, Place, and Rhetoric in Collaborative Environments (Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, 2017).

MARSHA GORDON

Marsha Gordon’s article “3mm, the Smallest Gauge,” co-authored with Dino Everett (USC), was published in The Moving Image, Fall 2016.

On April 17, Gordon discussed dystopian films in her monthly “Movies on the Radio” segment on WUNC’s The State of Things, with a special call in appearance by John Kessel.  

On April 13 at Duke University, Gordon participated in “Science in the Movies: Movies + Mental Health,” a panel sponsored by by the Science Communicators of North Carolina.

She co-organized the Bastard Film Encounter, which took place in Raleigh April 27–30.

DORIANNE LAUX

An interview with Dorianne Laux appears in The Writer’s Almanac.

CATHERINE MAINLAND

On March 31, Catherine Mainland presented “Hawthorne’s Hysterical Heroes” as part of the “Navigating Neuroses and Hysteria” panel at this year’s Carolina Conference for Romance Studies in Chapel Hill.

JEFF MIELKE

Jeff Mielke gave colloquium talks at Princeton University and New York University April 5–7.

JEFF MIELKE, BRIDGET SMITH, AND MICHAEL J. FOX

Jeff Mielke, Bridget Smith, and Michael J. Fox gave a plenary talk on “A Corpus and Articulatory Study of Covert Articulatory Variation and Its Phonological Consequences in Raleigh, NC English” on April 20 at the 4th Workshop on Sound Change at the University of Edinburgh.

CAROLYN MILLER

Carolyn Miller gave two invited presentations on April: “Where Do Genres Come From?” for the Writing, Rhetoric, and Professional Communication Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; and “Emergence and Evolution of Genres in Professional Discourse” at the Symposium on Denmark as a Text Culture at the University of Copenhagen. 

An interview with Miller — “‘A Set of Shared Expectations’: An Interview with Carolyn Miller” by Brenda Rinard and David Masiel — was published in WOE: Writing on the Edge (27:1, 2016) and also in Teachers on the Edge: The WOE Interviews, 1989–2017, (Routledge, 2017). 

MARIA ROUPHAIL

In April, Peacock Journal, an online magazine, published five of Maria Rouphail’s poems.

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