Bob Blaskiewicz’s article “Engineering Truth” was published in the magazine, Skeptical Inquirer, in September 2011. An expanded version, “You Can’t Handle the Truthiness: A Night Out with the 9/11 Truth Community” appears on their website. Also read Bob’s new regular column — “The Conspiracy Guy” — for Skeptical Inquirer‘s website…. Continue reading
In September, Regina Martin, second-year Brittain Fellow, had a new article published: “Specters of Romance: The Female Quixote and Domestic Fiction,” The Eighteenth-Century Novel 8 (2011). Please follow and like us: Continue reading
Congratulations to our colleagues who designed and taught the classes in which students developed the artifacts selected for the Student View exhibition, now in the Ferst Center for the Arts (until January 31) and then moving to the Woodruff Art Center (1280 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30309) for one… Continue reading
The Student View exhibition currently on display at the Ferst Center for the Arts is entering its final week. Last Wednesday, January 18th, students whose work was selected for the exhibition were honored in a private reception followed by a public screening of student films. We had an impressive turnout: More than 50 people attended the reception, and more than 100 came to the screening!
As a collaboration between the Writing and Communication Program and the Ferst Center for the Arts, Student View is, to our knowledge, the first exhibition of its kind in the country, displaying student works produced in composition and English studies classrooms in a professional art gallery that’s open to the public. The exhibition features a wide variety of artifacts displayed in five categories: Collage, Mosaic, Digital Media, Poster Art, and Film. Continue reading
To cap off my introductory week with my new 1102 students I decided to do a field trip. The general trajectory of my first week was a sort of “show not tell” conceptual introduction to the course (with the incredibly important yet always boring syllabus day in the middle). In… Continue reading
Where can you see a film protesting lint, a new vision of Monet’s beloved Giverny, a self-portrait made up of thousands of tiny images and words, a concrete poem that turns Zadie Smith’s White Teeth into an enormous pair of lips, and the ferocious grace of local skydivers? MOMA? The Tate Modern? The Musée D’Orsay? Look no further than the Ferst Center for the Arts, just around the corner from Skiles. And the artists? No, they aren’t here in residence from other institutions; they are our students and they rock.
How many times have we been blown away by our students’ creativity and talent when we ask them to do work that pushes the boundaries of traditional first-year composition assignments? Each year, more than 4,000 Georgia Tech students enroll in our English 1101 and 1102 courses. Many of them create artistic pieces that not only satisfy the written, oral, visual, electronic, and nonverbal components of communication, but far surpass our expectations of a given assignment. Continue reading
Almost 600 students from 32 different majors had walked through the doors of and used the services of the new Communication Center, by the end of the Fall 2011 semester. To put it mildly, it has been a hectic, but heady, semester at the CommLab! For the five Brittain Fellows… Continue reading
First-Year Brittain Fellow Michelle DiMeo was one of five guests invited to give a 1-hour lecture at a Robert Boyle seminar at the Edward Worth Library, Dublin. This one-day seminar commemorated the 300th anniversary of the foundation of the School of Chemistry at Trinity College Dublin and celebrated that 2011… Continue reading
Second year Brittain Postdoctoral Fellow Diane Jakacki has been invited to sit on the advisory boards for the Records of Early English Drama (REED) and the Devonshire MS Project. In both capacities she will advise on the projects’ transition from print to digital research platforms and publication paradigms. Jakacki has… Continue reading
A World Englishes Tertulia will be held on Wednesday, November 30, 2011 between 4 and 5 pm in Clough Commons Suite 447. The workshop will address various methods of providing effective feedback to students in our contemporary multilingual and multicultural classrooms. In particular, we will focus on the multiple perspectives reflected in student… Continue reading