amattison on August 23rd, 2017

As outgoing President (and now Past President) of the Linguistic Association of Canada and the United States (LACUS), Prof. Douglas W. Coleman gave the Presidential Address at its 44th annual conference, which was held in Hamilton, Ontario, July 31 – August 3. He spoke at the LACUS XLIV Presidential Banquet on “Physical-Domain Linguistic Analogues of […]

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amattison on July 1st, 2017

Dr. Russell Reising (with banner above) recently returned from a trip to Qilu University of Technology in Jinan, Shandong, China. Dr. Reising taught at Qilu for two weeks and gave four additional presentations.

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English Department alumna Sean Shannon (BA in Creative Writing, 2004; MA in English Literature, 2006) has just released her first novel, The Prostitutes of Lake Wiishkoban, on Kindle. The novel, about a small-town Minnesota library that doubles as a clandestine high-class brothel, was previously shortlisted for the Dundee International Book Prize and a quarterfinalist for […]

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Deborah officially launched her new book Chasing Immortality in World Religions with a reading at the Canaday Center, fifth floor in Carlson Library on Thursday, 22 September, 2016, at 3:30 pm. She also gave a reading and signed books at the UT Barnes and Noble Bookstore on Main Campus on Friday, 14 October at 5 […]

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Dr. Deborah Coulter-Harris’ new book, Chasing Immortality in World Religions, was published on 3 August, 2016, by McFarland Publishers, Inc. The book is available at McFarlandbooks.com, Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble, and hundreds of booksellers and sites worldwide: “Humans have been chasing immortality since the beginning of history, seeking answers to sickness and aging, death and […]

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admin on September 1st, 2016

  Professor Russell Reising was interviewed by Time Magazine for an article on the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ album Revolver and its significance within the context of Anglo-American psychedelia.  Reising published Every Sound There Is:  The Beatles’ Revolver and the Transformation of Rock and Roll (Ashgate Publishers), in 2003, and that book won the […]

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Professor Doug Coleman presented “How Readers Understand Characters in Fiction: Human Linguistics and Theory of Mind (TOM)” at the 2016 annual conference of the Linguistic Association of Canada and the United States hosted by St. Mary’s University, Halifax, Canada, August 2-5.    

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        English Department alumna Sean Shannon (BA in Creative Writing, 2004; MA in English Literature, 2006) has just released her book 50 Critical Thinking Exercises for Humanities Classes on Kindle. This book lists fifty contemporary problems for teachers to use in their classes to help students practice and develop their critical thinking […]

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admin on August 30th, 2016

Godzilla, a traditional natural monster and representation of cinema’s subgenre of natural attack, also provides a cautionary symbol of the dangerous consequences of mistreating the natural world—monstrous nature on the attack. Horror films such as Godzilla invite an exploration of the complexities of a monstrous nature that humanity both creates and embodies.In Monstrous Nature: Environment […]

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admin on August 29th, 2016

Report from alumna, Allison Tyndall, BA 2002, English minor: I am currently writing my dissertation on depictions of common people in early modern English history plays by Shakespeare, Heywood, and Ford. I have presented work at Shakespeare Association of America, Sixteenth Century Society, and Early Modern Research Centre (Reading, UK) conferences, and I have spent […]

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