Congratulations to Bob Wood, whose recent poetry collection The Awkward Poses of Others launched him into nomination for the 50th Annual Georgia Author of the Year Awards! In addition to actively publishing poetry and scholarship, Bob is a supportive and wise mentor for some Britts. Well done, Bob! Tweet This Post
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, as part of Lost and Found: The CUNY Poetics Document Initiative. Archival research led Harkey to Niedecker’s original book, which is held in The New … Continue reading
Look out for MONSTERS, a new composition textbook co-edited by third-year Brittain fellow Brandy Blake and former assistant director of the Writing & Communication Program Andrew Cooper. The textbook is part of the Fountainhead Press V Series, each of which focuses on a single, specific topic and its relevance to today’s world. Dr. Blake and Dr. Cooper offer definitions and examples of monstrosity that have arisen from the Gothic tradition. Through the readings and assignments, … Continue reading
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. Tweet This Post
During this year’s Decatur Book Festival, second-year Brittain Fellow John Harkey read from a book he recently edited: “Homemade Poems,” Lorine Niedecker’s handmade book of poems from 1964. Lorine Niedecker was an American “objectivist” poet who explored conjunctions between plain, vernacular language and experimental techniques such as disjunction, wordplay, and radical condensation. Harkey discussed Niedecker’s commitment to living in a small, rural Wisconsin town; the importance of space, sound and “smallness” to her poetry; and … Continue reading
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 conspiracy theories and pseudoscience. “I try to take the sensationalism that makes these stories so attractive and memorable and put it into the service of critical … Continue reading
Third-year Brittain Fellow Malavika Shetty’s new children’s book, The Sweetest Mango, has just been published by Tulika Books. The picture book, illustrated by Ajanta Guhathakurta, is written for children five years and older. and is available in English, Hindi, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, Telugu, Marathi, Gujarati, and Bengali. Tweet This Post
Jennifer Holley’s prose poem, “First Words,” appears in the recent edition of Indiana English, the journal of the Indiana Council of Teachers of English. The poem about learning penmanship appears in a special issue on “Nurturing Reflective Writers.” Continue reading
Michelle Gibbons has a recent publication, “Reassessing Discovery: Rosalind Franklin, Scientific Visualization, and the Structure of DNA,” which appears in the current issue of Philosophy of Science.
Gibbons, Michelle G. “Reassessing Discovery: Rosalind Franklin, Scientific Visualization, and the Structure of DNA.” Philosophy of Science 79 (2012): 63-80.
Malavika Shetty’s book for children, The Sweetest Mango, is forthcoming from Tulika Books as part of their Wordbird Series. The book will published simultaneously in English, Hindi, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, Telugu, Marathi, Gujarati, and Bengali. Tweet This Post