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Rachel Dean-Ruzicka and Aaron Kashtan in ImageTexT

Jun 3rd, 2014 | By

Issue 7.2 of ImageTexT features two third-year Brittain Fellows. Read Rachel Dean-Ruzicka’s essay, “Mourning and Melancholia in Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic”, and Aaron Kashtan’s review of Projections: Comics and the History of Twenty-First Century Storytelling.         

Taking on the Trivial in English 1102

Apr 29th, 2014 | By

When this school year began, everyone was talking about the GT convocation video that went viral. “You can do that!” was the theme of the speech, where “that” meant things like changing the world, crushing the shoulders of giants, and building the Iron Man Suit. Big ideas! Big risks! Epic theme music! It was an

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Reframing Multilingualism in the Classroom: A Poetic Celebration of Diversity

Mar 31st, 2014 | By

The World Englishes Committee invites you to a poetic celebration of diversity at Georgia Tech. Sponsored by Georgia Tech’s Writing and Communication Program, the event will feature international Georgia Tech students reading poetry from their home countries, both in the original language and in English, and conclude with a question and answer panel discussion of innovative teaching

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Grace Bauer: Nowhere All At Once (And Everything Else)

Mar 26th, 2014 | By

You are invited to hear poet, scholar, and teacher Grace Bauer read from and discuss her newest collection, Nowhere All At Once. Grace Bauer, recipient of Academy of American Poets Prize and the Idaho Poetry Prize, was a 2009 nominee for the National Poets’ Prize. Ms. Bauer’s newest collections of poems include Nowhere All At Once (Stephen F. Austin

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Christina Van Houten publishes in Politics and Culture

Mar 10th, 2014 | By

Read Christina Van Houten’s contribution to Materialist Feminisms Against Neoliberalism, a special edition of Politics and Culture. “bell hooks, Critical Regionalism, and the Politics of Ecological Returns”  addresses the ways in which bell hooks’ thinking turns to a politics of critical regionalism, by tracing a line that discursively connects materialist feminism, antiracist activism, and ecological Marxism… To

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A lesson about teaching from Magic: The Gathering

Mar 7th, 2014 | By

Read Aaron Kashtan’s recent blogpost about student-led discussions here. …I announced that I was going to sit in the back of the room and let the students lead the discussion. And this had an immediate positive effect. The students started talking and making fascinating points… Click the link for more.

STUDENT VIEW opens Wednesday, 2/26*

Feb 24th, 2014 | By
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Each year, more than 6,000 Georgia Tech undergraduates enroll in courses offered by the Writing and Communication Program (WCP), whose home is in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication. These multimodal courses are designed and taught by Marion L. Brittain Postdoctoral Fellows. To showcase students’ artistic work created in these classes, the WCP partners

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“The Language of Tech Comm: Teaching Technical Communication From a Humanities Perspective.”

Feb 14th, 2014 | By
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On Tuesday, February 18, from 11-12 PM in Hall 102, the Communication Colloquium presents “The Language of Tech Comm: Teaching Technical Communication From a Humanities Perspective.” LMC 3403: Technical Communication is a course that places an emphasis on workplace communication and that helps third- and fourth-year undergraduates learn strategies necessary for creating technical artifacts. In addition, the

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Christine Hoffmann publishes in Rhizomes

Feb 4th, 2014 | By

Christine Hoffmann’s essay “Middling Through Somehow: Queer Temporality and the Disaster Meme,” has been published in Issue 26 of Rhizomes: Cultural Studies in Emerging Knowledge. The essay discusses copia and the anxieties that surround abundance of expression in 21st-century online discourse. In (rhetorical) theory, copia promotes stability, correspondence and perfect knowledge; in practice, transgression and

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“Material Poetics Between Page and Screen”

Jan 25th, 2014 | By