University of South Florida
English Department Faculty and Student Accomplishments - March 2018[3/22/18]
Steven Jones is a participant in ARCScholar, a digital publishing cooperative based at Texas A&M University and directed by Laura Mandell, which has been awarded a NHPRC-Mellon Digital Edition Publishing Cooperatives Grant for $75,000. This grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation will be used to plan the development of ARCScholar and to form its governance structure. ARCScholar will participate with other grant recipients in creating a system of cooperatives for publishing and sustaining digital editions.
Visiting Instructor, Jacob Tootalian, is also an invited participant in the ARCScholar as the representative from his collaborative project Digital Cavendish.
Hunt Hawkins will be honored in absentia with a USF Outstanding Faculty Award in recognition of his Core Fulbright U. S. Scholar award at the awards ceremony on March 22, 2018.
Liz Kicak and the Humanities Institute has been awarded a Florida Humanities Council grant in support of the 2018 Frankenstein Turns 200 events, including the read-a-thon, a film screen at Tampa Theatre and several other community-oriented events.
Norbert Elliot with co-editors Mya Poe, and Asao B. Inoue published the open-access book, "Writing Assessment, Social Justice, and the Advancement of Opportunity," through the WAC Clearinghouse.
This edited collection provides the first principled examination of social justice and the advancement of opportunity as the aim and consequence of writing assessment. Contributors to the volume offer interventions in historiographic studies, justice-focused applications in admission and placement assessment, innovative frameworks for outcomes design, and new directions for teacher research and professional development. Drawing from contributors' research, the collection constructs a social justice canvas—an innovative technique that suggests ways that principles of social justice can be integrated into teaching and assessing writing. The volume concludes with 18 assertions on writing assessment designed to guide future research in the field. Written with the intention of making a restorative milestone in the history of writing assessment, Writing Assessment, Social Justice, and the Advancement of Opportunity generates new directions for the field of writing studies. This volume will be of interest to all stakeholders interested in the assessment of written communication and the role of literacy in society, including advisory boards, administrators, faculty, professional organizations, students, and the public.
Heather Sellers is featured in the latest edition of Creative Nonfiction #66: "Dangerous Creations," keeping with the Frankenstein anniversary theme. This issue "is devoted to real-life Frankenstein stories about the intersections of technological innovation and the human condition. Writers consider prenatal surgeries, lifesaving medical interventions, and the limitations of science and medicine, wondering what it means, in the modern era, to be a monster. Heather Sellers on writing through dark places; how technology is changing the way we think; Jenny Boully on beginnings and endings; tiny truths; and more."
Retired Instructor Laura Head has been accepted into Columbia University's MFA program.
Cynthia Patterson received a Humanities Institute Summer Grant for $5000 to support her archival research at Wilberforce University.
Liz Kicak won the Women in Leadership and Philanthropy's 2018 award for Instructors to support her research on ekphrastic poetry on women's art. She plans to write a chapbook of poems based on artwork at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington DC.
MFA student Allyson Hoffman won the 2018 AWP Intro Journals Project, a national literary competition for the discovery and publication of the best new works by students currently enrolled in AWP member programs. The award includes a cash prize and publication. Allyson's story "Three Boys from Felton High School Go to War" will be published in the Mid American Review.
PhD student (Rhetoric and Composition) Stephanie Phillip's graphic novel called "Kicking Ice," about girls playing ice hockey, was featured on the ESPN website.
Norbert Elliot and Joe Moxley's new Journal of Writing Analytics featured in its first issue Dave Eubank's article "(Re)Visualizing Rater Agreement: Beyond Single-Parameter Measures" which just won the Charles F. Elton Best Paper Award from the Association of Institutional Research.
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