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Podcast With Poet Patricia Smith

Feb 15th, 2015 | By
Patricia Smith and R. Weaver in the DevLab

Last year, during her visit to read in the Poetry@Tech series, I got to speak with poet Patricia Smith.  Due to some technical issues, we had to delay posting until now.  It was a very fun and fascinating conversation.  We talked about multi-modality, teaching, code-switching, and performance; the ridiculousness of the chasm between “spoken word”

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Nastygram: Faculty and Cyberbullying

Feb 7th, 2015 | By

Wading into the ongoing and lively discussion about the “Dear Student” series in Vitae, Corey Sparks noted on Twitter that “Working hard on behalf of students and complaining about them aren’t mutually exclusive categories.” The profession largely agrees, though our discourse on our work leads many of us to call The Chronicle of Higher Education

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Apply NOW!: Marion L. Brittain Postdoctoral Fellowship

Jan 8th, 2015 | By
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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 a 3/3 teaching assignment, Instructor

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Former Britt Publishes New Collection of Fiction

Oct 7th, 2014 | By

L. Andrew Cooper, a former Britt now teaching at the University of Louisville, has just published a collection of experimental short horror fiction.  The collection, Leaping At Thorns, was published by BlackWyrm in September.  Please go to for more information!

Amanda Golden Publishes In Modernism/Modernity

Oct 5th, 2014 | By

Amanda Golden, a 3rd-year Britt, just published an article in the journal Modernism/Modernity. Her article, entitled “John Berryman at Midcentury: Annotating Ezra Pound and Teaching Modernism,” examines Berryman’s editorial and teaching notations during his time at the University of Minnesota in the 1950s and 60s.  You can find more information on Dr. Golden’s website.

From The New Editor

Sep 2nd, 2014 | By

Greetings upon the advent of the new school year! I’m thrilled to take the helm of TechStyle, and I’d like to announce a couple of changes for the new school year.  First of all, we’re inaugurating a new leadership structure that will include “Section Editors,” content editors who are responsible for soliciting, curating, and editing

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Building Bridges Between Words and Worlds: A Poetic Celebration of Diversity

Jun 27th, 2014 | By
Globe Puzzle

Imagine a bay. The word “bay” may conjure up scenic images of calm, turquoise blue waters, of expansive coastal sand dunes, or of bustling marinas. The imagined landscape, unsurprisingly, may vary widely from one person to another. And yet, whenever I assign my students to read Robin Wall Kimmerer’s essay “Learning the Grammar of Animacy,”

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Tech Gets Medieval Symposium!

Nov 6th, 2012 | By

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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Hate Studies and the Holocaust Memorial Museum

Oct 17th, 2012 | By

What is hate, and how do we combat it?  Recently, I attended a symposium organized by Gonzaga University’s Institute for Hate Studies and American University’s Washington College of Law.  The symposium was on “Hate and Political Discourse” and was organized by John Shuford and Robert Tsai in honor of the Journal of Hate Studies 10th

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D-Ped 10/17: Multimodal Portfolios

Oct 13th, 2012 | By

On Wednesday, Drs. Mollie Barnes, Joy Bracewell, Leah Haught, and Jon Kotchian will present on designing, incorporating, and assessing multimodal portfolios in our courses. As you recall, the portfolio assignment allows our students to demonstrate certain competencies: With these outcomes in mind, our presentation will consider how student portfolios can best document and develop student

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