Applications Open for 2019-2020 Brittain Fellowship

Applications are being accepted for a new cohort of Marion L. Brittain Postdoctoral Fellows through February 1, 2019. Please see both ads that appear below, the second of which is for specialists in business and technical communication. General information for all applicants appears following the ads. The job ad has… Continue reading

Applications Open for 2018-2019 Brittain Fellowship

Applications are being accepted for a new cohort of Marion L. Brittain Postdoctoral Fellows through February 1. 2018. The job ad has been posted at Inside Higher Ed, and also appears below. The Writing and Communication Program at Georgia Tech seeks recent PhDs (dissertation successfully defended by August 2018) in… Continue reading

TECHStyle 2017-18: An Experiment, an Infrastructure

“It’s an exciting time for online infrastructure building,”  writes Wai Chee Dimock, in the current issue of PMLA, about the changing nature of scholarship in the digital age. In her editor’s note, Dimock identifies an experimental ethos in the humanities, characterized most by new public forums for humanities research and… Continue reading

Applications Open for 2017-2018 Brittain Fellowship

  The Writing and Communication Program is now accepting applications for new Brittain Fellows. The job ad has been posted at Vitae, and appears below. To apply, please consult the job ad below and submit applications by February 1, 2017. The Writing and Communication Program in Georgia Tech’s School of… Continue reading

Ugliness and Social Rebellion: A Conversation with Monica Miller

Monica C. Miller is a Marion L. Brittain Postdoctoral Fellow and the Assistant Director of the Writing and Communication Program at Georgia Tech. A participant in the 2014 National Endowment for the Humanities summer seminar in “Reconsidering Flannery O’Connor,” her work focuses on the intersections of region and gender in… Continue reading

Student View 2016

A signature event for the Writing and Communication Program, Student View once again featured outstanding student work from English 1101 and 1102, as well as various Literature, Media, and Communication courses. For the first time ever, the exhibit was hosted in the Stephen C. Hall Building, home of the Writing and Communication… Continue reading

Apply NOW!: Marion L. Brittain Postdoctoral Fellowship

Marion L. Brittain Postdoctoral Fellowship Composition, Technical Communication, and Digital Pedagogy The Writing and Communication Program at Georgia Tech seeks recent PhDs in rhetoric, composition, technical communication, literature, film, linguistics, visual rhetoric/design, and related humanities fields for the 2015-2016 Brittain Postdoctoral Fellowship. The fellowship, renewable up to three years, includes… Continue reading

Christina Van Houten publishes in Politics and Culture

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… Continue reading

Aaron Kashtan featured in The Atlantic

Brittain fellow Aaron Kashtan is featured in a recent Atlantic article by Noah Berlatsky entitled “The Incoherent Backlashes to Black Actors Playing ‘White’ Superheroes.” The article details recent social media outcry on the part of many white fans in response to the announcement that African-American actor Michael B. Jordan has… Continue reading

Christine Hoffmann publishes in Rhizomes

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… Continue reading

Amanda Golden’s spring 1102 course, African American Literature from the Harlem Renaissance to the Digital Present

My spring English 1102 course, “African American Literature from the Harlem Renaissance to the Digital Present,” will address the range and variety of African American literature beginning with the poetry and fiction of the Harlem Renaissance. The writers we will read include Langston Hughes, Countee Cullen, Claude MacKay, Jean Toomer,… Continue reading

Marty Fink’s Spring ENGL 1102 course, Queer New Media

Britts, help spread the word about the Marty Fink’s Spring ENGL 1102 course, Queer New Media. The course will be the first of its kind at Georgia Tech, and will engage questions of digital media through an investigation of queer fiction and cultural production. There will also be a heavy… Continue reading

John Harkey, Rachel Dean-Ruzicka and Aaron Kashtan Teach the 20th Century

  The Special Events Committee of the Writing and Communication program invites all LMC faculty and administrators to the first of our Fall 2013 events: “Teaching the 20th Century: A Colloquium on Digital Pedagogy and 20th Century Literature and Culture.” On Tuesday, October 29th, from 11AM to 12PM, in Hall 102, three third-year… Continue reading

Iuliu Ratiu publishes in The Concord Saunterer: A Journal of Thoreau Studies

Iuliu Ratiu’s essay “Land Surveying as a Poetic Exercise in Walden and ‘Walking’” appeared recently in The Concord Saunterer: A Journal of Thoreau Studies, N.S. Vol. 21, 2013. Ratiu’s study contributes to recent scholarship analyzing the importance of land surveying to literary studies and shows that Thoreau’s interest and expertise… Continue reading

Amanda Golden and Margaret Konkol on “What the Liberal Arts can do with Technology in the Classroom”

Brittain Fellows Amanda Golden and Margaret Konkol will deliver a presentation on digital pedagogy to the faculty at Oglethorpe University. See the poster and abstract for their presentation below. Abstract: Hybrid pedagogy, digital pedagogy, and multi-modality are all terms that roughly describe an approach to teaching that integrates technology with… Continue reading

Amanda Golden Reviews Marsha Bryant’s Women’s Poetry and Popular Culture

Find first-year Brittain Fellow Amanda Golden’s review of Marsha Bryant’s Women’s Poetry and Popular Culture (Palgrave, 2011) in Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature. In her review, Golden observes that Marsha Bryant’s Women’s Poetry and Popular Culture is a vital contribution to women’s poetry studies and postwar poetry studies. Bryant begins by engaging the vexed, often pejorative,… Continue reading

Jakacki published in Medieval Drama Anthology

A new edition of “The Play of Wit and Science” by Diane Jakacki, third year Brittain Fellow, has just been published in The Broadview Anthology of Medieval Drama. “Wit and Science,” is an Henrician interlude written by John Redford (1500-1547), composer and choirmaster at St. Paul’s choir school. The interlude… Continue reading

Want to know more about Wes Anderson and whiteness?

Second-year Brittain Fellow Rachel Dean-Ruzicka recently published an article, “Themes of Privilege and Whiteness in the Films of Wes Anderson,” in The Quarterly Review of Film and Video 30.1 (2013): 25-40.  The article discusses Anderson’s first five films: BOTTLE ROCKET (1996), RUSHMORE (1998), THE ROYAL TENENBUAMS (2001), LIFE AQUATIC WITH… Continue reading

Brittain Fellow Ratiu presents at MLA

First-year Brittain fellow Iuliu Ratiu recently presented a paper on a panel arranged by the Thoreau Society at the MLA Annual Convention in Boston, MA. The panel “Recovering Thoreau’s Topography” (http://www.mla.org/program_details?prog_id=329&year=2013) was organized by Rochelle Johnson (College of Idaho) and Kristen Case (University of Maine) and had contributions from Laura… Continue reading