Conferences

Notes from DragonCon: Teaching Multimodal Literacy with Comics

Sep 11th, 2013 | By
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This weekend I participated in a panel on “Teaching Multimodal Literacy with Comics” at DragonCon here in Atlanta. The panel was part of the Comics and Popular Culture Conference which is held concurrently with DragonCon. Other panelists included my Brittain Fellow colleague Noah Mass and Andy Runton, an Eisner Award-winning cartoonist who is also a

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Research News from the CommLab

Feb 10th, 2013 | By
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At Georgia Tech, the Communication Center (or CommLab, as it is popularly known) is part of the Writing and Communication Program. The program’s commitment to the principles of WOVEN communication (i.e. Written, Oral, Visual, Electronic, and Non-verbal) has inspired instructors to design courses that develop and refine rhetorical skills in multiple media formats including traditional essays, visual

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Tech Gets Medieval Symposium!

Nov 6th, 2012 | By
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On Tuesday, November 13, the Writing and Communication Program will sponsor a symposium on How Medieval Technology Can Teach the Past. The symposium will foreground the ways in which knowledge of history informs technological development today and allows faculty from different programs and schools across Georgia Tech to collaborate and discuss pedagogical methodologies used to

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Dean-Ruzicka on combating hate through YA literature

Oct 4th, 2012 | By

Brittian Fellow in the Writing and Communication Program, Rachel Dean-Ruzicka, gave an invited talk at a special symposium held at American University – Washington College of Law on September 27th. The symposium was held in honor of the 10th Anniversary of the Journal of Hate Studies and was organized around the theme of “Hate and

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Munro Focuses on Photography and Racial Anxiety

Mar 8th, 2012 | By

Julia Munro presents at the Northeast Modern Language Association 2012 conference in Rochester, New York (March 16-18). Her paper — “‘It Tells a Story to the Eye’: Photography and Visualizations of Racial Anxiety” — is part of the panel, “Sex, Blood, and Hybridity: The Discourse of Racial Anxiety in Antebellum Writing,” one of a series of

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Nothing to See Here, Folks!

Mar 8th, 2012 | By

Christine Hoffmann’s paper—”Nothing to See Here, Folks: Milton’s Art of Disappearance”—explores the ways in which disappearance gives the impression of vitality in Milton’s Paradise Lost. Milton broadly realizes the possibilities of fallibility, failure and fallenness through his own illegible posture as the poet vainly presuming to write Eden, and he instantiates for later presumptive reformers

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Notes from National Women’s Studies Association

Nov 25th, 2011 | By

Normally, I would sit down to write a blog of this sort saying I’d “just returned” from a particular conference.  However, that language doesn’t really work this year as I was lucky enough to move to Atlanta just before this year’s National Women’s Studies Association annual conference.  This year it was a 20 minute train

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Tondre presents paper at NAVSA conference

Nov 10th, 2011 | By

Michael Tondre presented a paper entitled “‘A Nat’ral Born Friend': Friendship, Filiation, and Group Selection in Dombey and Son” at the North American Victorian Studies Association conference in Nashville, TN. The paper traces the complex interconnections between Charles Darwin’s theories about non-reproductive sexuality and representations of the bachelor and spinster in Charles Dickens’s novel. Both

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Brittain Fellows–Bremm, Curtright, Schiff–to Present at SAMLA

Nov 1st, 2011 | By

Brittain Fellows Doris Bremm (second-year), Lauren Curtright (second-year), and Sarah Eden Schiff (first-year) will present at the South Atlantic Modern Language Association conference in Atlanta this weekend, November 4-6. The theme for this year’s conference is “The Power of Poetry in the Modern World.” Former Brittain Fellow and Associate Director of Undergraduate Studies, Shannon Dobranski

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Kashtan Presents Paper on Miyazaki and Monsters

Oct 26th, 2011 | By

On Saturday, October 1, 2011, Aaron Kashtan, 1st-year Brittain Fellow in the Writing and Communication Program at Georgia Tech, presented a paper at the 1st Annual Mechademia Conference and 11th Annual Schoolgirls and Mobilesuits Workshop at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Entitled “This Living Claw: Handwriting as Monstrosity in Miyazaki and Monsters, Inc.,”

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