Katie Beth Curtis Awarded First Prize in JASNA 2009 Essay Contest

September 18, 2009  “Master’s in Literary, Cultural, and Textual Studies student Katie Beth Curtis has won first prize at the Post-Graduate level of the Jane Austen Society of North America (JASNA) 2009 Essay Contest for her essay “Troubled Sisterhood: When Sisters Become Rivals in Mansfield Park.” She will present her paper at the...

Craig Saper Edits Reprinted Book Foretelling the End of the Book

August 27, 2009  Craig Saper edited a new edition of Bob Brown’s prophetic book The Readies(originally published in 1930 and published now with Saper’s annotations and Afterword with Rice University Press). More than fifty years before electronic forms of abbreviated writing became commonplace in text messages, Brown invented a new format for reading,...

English Faculty Completes Philosophical Vampire Novel

August 10, 2009  Susan Hubbard’s vampire novel, The Society of S, offers a fresh, ethical take on the popular vampiric fiction genre. Inspired by a dream, Hubbard’s novel contains characters that will change the way people think about the world around them. “To care about the environment, to care about ethics, to wrestle...

English Faculty Holds Signing for New Book

June 11, 2009  University of Central Florida English faculty Cecilia Rodríguez Milanés held a booksigning for her latest work, Marielitos, Balseros and Other Exiles, about Cuban-American exiles at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 11,2009 at UrbanThink! Bookstore in Orlando.

Master’s Students Present at Children’s Literature Conference

May 27, 2009  Master’s in Literature alumna Mandy Mahaffey and Master’s in Literary, Cultural, and Textual Studies student Jeannina Perez presented at the Girls’ Culture & Girls’ Studies: Surviving, Reviving, Celebrating Girlhood Conference, October 16–18, 2008 in New Haven, Connecticut. Their papers were, respectively: “Gender Performativity, Sexual Orientation, Body, and the ‘I Kiss...

Master’s in Literature Alumna Joins Ph.D. Program at University of Maryland

May 27, 2009  Master’s in Literature Alumna Ucheche Okereke-Beshel has been accepted into University of Maryland’s English Ph.D. Program and offered a $20,000 fellowship. She joins her new program in fall 2009

Master’s and Undergraduate Students Present at International Conference

May 27, 2009  Master’s in Literature alumna Mandy Mahaffey, Master’s in Literary, Cultural, and Textual Studies student Jessica Masri, and undergraduate English student Corrinne Woods, formed a panel entitled “Time/lessness in The Last Unicorn” at the 30th International Conference for the Fantastic in the Arts (International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts),...

Terry Thaxton receives In-House Grant

April 08, 2009  Terry Thaxton has been awarded a 2009 College of Arts & In-House Grant. Thaxton’s research project, a book titled Take it Outside: Creative Writing in the Community, is intended for teachers and students of creative writing who want to develop projects that promote writing as a powerful tool for transforming...

Kelle Groom wins Outstanding Master's Thesis award

March 23, 2009  Kelle Groom has won the UCF College of Graduate Studies award for Outstanding Master’s Thesis. Groom received her M.F.A. in Creative Writing in December 2008. Her thesis, Five Kingdoms, is a poetry collection. Her poems and nonfiction have appeared in AGNI, Gettysburg Review, The New Yorker, Ploughshares, Poetry, and Witness,...

Melody Bowdon receives CAH Excellence in Graduate Teaching award

March 23, 2009  Melody Bowdon received the CAH Excellence in Graduate Teaching Award for 2009. Bowdon regularly teaches graduate courses in Technical and Professional Communication, Rhetoric and Composition, and Texts and Technology. Bowdon is currently directing four doctoral dissertations, two doctoral comprehensive exams, and two MA theses. She has served on numerous university...

T&T Ph.D. student to serve on the Bedford/St. Martins TA Advisory Board

March 02, 2009  Rochelle (Chelle) Becker-Bernstein, a third-year student in the T&T Ph.D. program, was selected as one of ten composition teaching assistants from around the country to serve on the Bedford/St. Martin’s TA Advisory Board for 2009. Ms. Bernstein, who is currently completing her coursework and looking forward to beginning her comprehensive...

M.F.A. student in The Writer's Chronicle

November 20, 2008  M.F.A. student Laurie Uttich’s article “Present-Moment Beginnings that Reveal a Memoir’s Ending” appears in the December 2008 issue of The Writer’s Chronicle, the prestigious national journal published by The Associated Writing Programs. Uttich also has work forthcoming in the literary journal Creative Nonfiction.

T&T Student's Technical Report Writing Course Wins Exemplary Course Award

July 24, 2008  Tom Cavanagh’s undergraduate Technical Report Writing course was named a winner in this year’s Blackboard/WebCT Exemplary Course Awards. Tom won a free trip to Vegas in July of 2008 to present the course and receive the award. Tom has also been accepted into a management development program for higher education...

M.F.A. Alumnus Publishes Two Stories

July 24, 2008  M.F.A. alumnus Brock Adams (2008) had two stories published recently. "People I Never See Again" is currently online at The Scruffy Dog Review and "Blue Morning Dark" will be available on Café Irreal on August 1, 2008. Brock has also taken a position of Instructor in the English Department at...

T&T Student Presents Paper at Conference

July 24, 2008  Rusty Carpenter presents his paper, "Analyzing Culture’s Influence on Design," at the International Conference on Design Principles and Practices in January 2008 at the University of Miami.

T&T Student's Web site Launched to Gather Research on Digital Ethnography and Social Networking

July 24, 2008  On Oct. 15, Michelle Ferrier launched MyTopiaCafe.com, an online community hub in Volusia and Flagler counties. Michelle is the managing editor for the hybrid ezine and citizen journalism initiative, which is sponsored by the Daytona Beach News-Journal. The site allows users to post stories, photos and events and to post...