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