Amanda Golden Reviews Marsha Bryant’s Women’s Poetry and Popular Culture

Find first-year Brittain Fellow Amanda Golden’s review of Marsha Bryant’s Women’s Poetry and Popular Culture (Palgrave, 2011) in Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature. In her review, Golden observes that Marsha Bryant’s Women’s Poetry and Popular Culture is a vital contribution to women’s poetry studies and postwar poetry studies. Bryant begins by engaging the vexed, often pejorative,… Continue reading

Want to know more about Wes Anderson and whiteness?

Second-year Brittain Fellow Rachel Dean-Ruzicka recently published an article, “Themes of Privilege and Whiteness in the Films of Wes Anderson,” in The Quarterly Review of Film and Video 30.1 (2013): 25-40.  The article discusses Anderson’s first five films: BOTTLE ROCKET (1996), RUSHMORE (1998), THE ROYAL TENENBUAMS (2001), LIFE AQUATIC WITH… Continue reading

Harkey edits new edition of poems

John Harkey, a second-year Brittain Fellow in Georgia Tech’s Writing and Communication Program, recently served as editor for a facsimile edition of Lorine Niedecker’s handmade book of poems from 1964, Homemade Poems. The edition has just been published through The City University of New York’s (CUNY) Center for the Humanities,… Continue reading

Early Modernism and Multimedia

Brittain Fellow Diane Jakacki’s book chapter, “The Roman de la rose in Text and Image: A Multimedia Research and Teaching Tool” (co-authored with Christine McWebb) has just been published in Digitizing Medieval and Early Modern Material Culture (Brent Nelson and Melissa Terras, eds. Malden, MA: Blackwell, 2012). This chapter presents… Continue reading

Kashtan Publishes Article on Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home

Second-year Brittain Fellow Aaron Kashtan’s article “My mother was a typewriter: Fun Home and the importance of materiality in comics studies” is now available as an online preprint from the Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics and should be available in print form in 2014. Based on a close reading… Continue reading

Katy Crowther Punks the Victorians

An article by former Brittain Fellow Katy Crowther, now an Assistant Professor of English at Georgia Perimeter College, is featured in the current issue of the Journal of Victorian Culture Online: Punking the Victorians, Punking Pedagogy: Steampunk and Creative Assignments in the Composition Classroom | Journal of Victorian Culture Online…. Continue reading

Former Britt Blaskiewicz discusses conspiracies in the GT Alumni Magazine

Former Brittain Postdoctoral Fellow, Robert Blaskiewicz, now in the Department of English at the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire, is featured in an article in the most recent issue of Georgia Tech’s Alumni Magazine, “The Article They Don’t Want You to Read.” As a Brittain Fellow, Bob Blaskiewicz taught courses about… Continue reading

Profhacker Recommendations for Mac Apps

This week in Profhacker, Ryan Cordell itemizes some particularly valuable Mac apps to help with process and organization. I am a long-term Things user (synced on Mac, iPad and iPhone), love Scrivener, and am gradually pulling all of my various bibliographies into Zotero. What life hacks do you use? Back… Continue reading

Teaching to Fail

Edward Burger teaches his students “how to fail effectively.” Interesting notes on incorporating failure into class discussion. And he goes into enough detail about assessing failure that you wish he’d provide more. Essay on the importance of teaching failure | Inside Higher Ed. Tweet This Post