A Thousand Hamlets

Fan and Dun

By Sarah Higinbotham, Fan Geng, and Dun Cao What does Shakespeare offer aerospace engineering majors, who often take eighteen hours of computational science, physics, and biochemistry in a typical semester? How does Twelfth Night — Shakespeare’s comedy about the flexibility of language and love — contribute to Georgia Tech students’ analytical skills? And how does King Lear, a tragedy about children who betray and humiliate their fathers, relate to Asian students raised in a culture committed … Continue reading

Apply NOW!: Marion L. Brittain Postdoctoral Fellowship

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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 rank, and full faculty benefits. Candidates with experience in writing and communication center research, pedagogy, and/or practice may be offered … Continue reading

Amanda Golden Publishes In Modernism/Modernity

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. Tweet This Post

From The New Editor

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 content within the different TechStyle categories.  Section Editors may also take responsibility for publicity and production.  This structure echoes the … Continue reading

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

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,” many are baffled by Kimmerer’s reflections on the word: When “bay” is a noun, it is defined by humans, trapped … Continue reading

Tech Gets Medieval Symposium!


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 effectively deliver and contextualize historical content. The event, which will take place from 12:00 – 5:00 pm in the Student … Continue reading

Hate Studies and the Holocaust Memorial Museum


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 Anniversary issue that is forthcoming this October.  Additionally, I visited the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum for the first time … Continue reading

D-Ped 10/17: Multimodal Portfolios


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 composition processes and progress, and how instructors can most effectively assess multimodal portfolios.  Drawing on our collective teaching experience and … Continue reading

D-Ped 9/12: New Media


In this seminar session devoted to new media, we (Jason W. Ellis, Peter A. Fontaine, James R. Gregory, and Patrick McHenry) will discuss  forms of writing online and writing across/within networks. Specifically, we will discuss theoretical approaches and practical uses of Twitter, LinkedIn, and blogging. We will share our ideas about using these technologies in the writing classroom, and we encourage you to share your plans and concerns about using new media for achieving appropriate … Continue reading