1. Transversal Ecocritical Praxis by Patrick D. Murphy
  2. Elegant Punk by Darlin Neal
  3. Everyday Chica by Cecilia Rodríguez Milanés
  4. Rattlesnakes and the Moon by Darlin Neal
  5. Getaway Girl by Terry Thaxton
  6. The Season of Risks by Susan Hubbard
  7. The Year of Disappearances by Susan Hubbard
  8. Virtual Teams in Higher Education by Flammia
  9. The Zero Theorem by Pat Rushin
  10. The Society of S by Susan Hubbard
  11. The Flight of the Kuaka by Donald Stap
  12. Oye What I'm Gonna Tell You by Milanés
  13. The Rhetorical Nature of XML by J.D. Applen and Rudy McDaniel
  14. Collecte Writings of Charles Brockden Brown edited by Mark L. Kamrath
  15. Marielitos, Balseros and Other Exiles by Cecilia Rodríguez Milanés
  16. Getaway Girl by Terry Thaxton
  17. Crossing The Creek by Anna Lillios
  18. The Terrible Wife by Terry Thaxton
  19. Writing for the Web: Composing, •Coding, and Constructing Web Sites
  20. Drawing on the Victorians, edited by Anna Maria Jones
  21. People Get Ready by Kevin Meehan
  22. Problem Novels by Anna Maria Jones
  23. The Heaven of Animals by James Poissant
  24. Lizard Man by David James Poissant
  25. The Night We Set the Dead Kid on Fire by Ephraim
  26. Intercultural Communication by Houman Sadri and Madelyn Flammia
  27. The Historicism of Charles Brockden Brown by Mark L. Kamrath
  28. As If, poems by Russ Kesler
  29. Innocence, Heterosexuality, and the Queerness of Children’s Literature by Tison Pugh
  30. Ecocritical Explorations in Literary and Cultural Studies by Patrick D. Murphy

Highlights

Dr. Kevin Meehan Receives Fulbright Award

April 2017

photoDr. Kevin Meehan of the English Department has received a Fulbright Award for a research project based at the Clarence Fitzroy Bryant College in St. Kitts. Kevin will be developing educational resources on non-traditional agricultural systems for Caribbean schools, completing a textbook on hydroponics for climate change adaptation, and teaching a course in communication for agriculture majors. His course will prepare students to take the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Exam (CAPE), and will assist them in developing a focus for the Agricultural Studies capstone project. He will also be producing a series of YouTube videos outlining all aspects of operating a hydroponic farm.

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Creative Writing professor Ephraim Scott Sommers releases his first book The Night We Set the Dead Kid on Fire

March 2017

photoUCF Creative Writing professor Ephraim Scott Sommers has released his first book, a collection of poetry entitled The Night We Set the Dead Kid on Fire, this month through Tebot Bach Press.

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Five UCF First-Year Composition Students' Writing Featured in New Issue of Stylus

December 2016

photoCongratulations to UCF students Kristina Abicca, Dana Mikkelsen, Taylor Rayfield, Amber Steward, and Shravan Yandra, all of whom have had work they produced in their first-year composition classes published in the latest issue of Stylus: A Journal of First-Year Writing. The subjects of their individual articles vary—from considerations of writing processes to the effects of multilingualism on note-taking and knowledge-making to the rhetoric behind design choices made on medical resource websites—but all share a sense that writing can be used to meaningfully inquire into the world around us. "Their work is truly outstanding," said Stylus faculty editor, Matthew Bryan, "and represents our first-year writing program very well."

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If Our Gatekeepers Can't Function Properly, We Are Doomed

June 2016

photoAndrew Wakefield, a British doctor who lost his medical license in 2010, falsely claimed in a 1998 scientific paper published in The Lancet that measles, mumps and rubella vaccines cause autism and Crohn’s disease. His claims, though bogus, were widely reported and led to a decline in vaccination rates and new outbreaks of measles and mumps.

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New Chapbook Reno Published by Florida Review

April 2016

photoReno, by Memphis author Nat Akin, has been published by Florida Review Publications as the fourth in a new series of chapbooks. The chapbook project was started by former editor Jocelyn Bartkevicius in honor of previous editor Jeanne Leiby, who had gone on from UCF to become the first female editor of the prestigious Southern Review at Louisiana State University, but died tragically in a car accident in 2011. The chapbook series features novella-length fiction or nonfiction or graphic narrative, the latter a genre that Jeanne pioneered in publishing; these longer forms tend to have a difficult time finding homes in traditional literary magazines such as The Florida Review.

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Censorship Is Not All Bad

March 2016

photoCensorship is not all bad! Free-speech idealists argue that the solution to bad speech (misinformation, lies, abusive language, etc.) is not censorship but more speech. But bad speech can, and often does, drown out the good.

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Students Selected for University's Highest Honor

February 2016

photoCongratulations to Michael Scimeca, Gabriela Wolk and Amy Maitner, recipients of the 2016 Order of Pegasus Award.

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'The Big Read' at UCF to Focus on Zora Neale Hurston

December 2015

photoUCF’s College of Arts & Humanities has been awarded one of 75 grants from the National Endowment for the Arts to participate in “The Big Read,” a nationwide program created to revitalize the role of literature in American culture and encourage reading for pleasure and enlightenment.

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UCF Grads to Show Work for Art in Odd Places

September 2015

photoBright green geometric shapes made out of plastic drinking straws juxtaposed against street medians. Groups of participants knitting in unison to create musical sounds. A live art installation consisting of an X-ray camper parked in a city lot.

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New Chair of English Department

August 2015

photoAfter serving his five-year term, Dr. Patrick Murphy is stepping down as chair of the Department of English. Though Dr. Murphy will be greatly missed, we wish him well on his future endeavors. The department warmly welcomes Dr. Trey Philpotts as our new chair. He is joining us from the English Department at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock where he served as professor and chair.

Milanés Recognized for Anthology Contribution

April 2015

photoCecilia Rodríguez Milanés is part of a group that has been recognized at the International Latino Book Awards. Milanés' contributions to the anthology Wise Latinas: Writers on Higher Education were acknowledged in the Most Inspirational Nonfiction Books in English category.

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