Professor Lara Vetter Receives the Reynolds Leadership Award

Professor Lara Vetter Receives the Reynolds Leadership Award

   February 19, 2020

Professor Lara Vetter is the recipient of the  2020 Thomas L. Reynolds Leadership Award, which honors excellence in the overall management of a graduate program.  Graduate Program Directors (GPD) and Coordinators (GPC) play an important and pivotal role in the success of graduate programs. In addition to managing enrollment, Graduate...

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Aaron Toscano's New Book on Video Games and American Culture

Aaron Toscano's New Book on Video Games and American Culture

   January 11, 2020
Congratulations to Aaron Toscano on the publication of his new book, Video Games and American Culture (Lexington Books, 2020), which explores the significance of this important medium in contemporary culture. Digital media, as Toscano observes at the outset, are immersive technologies reflecting behaviors, attitudes, and values. The engrossing, entertaining virtual worlds video games provide are...

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Juan Meneses's book "Resisting Dialogue"

Juan Meneses's book "Resisting Dialogue"

   December 13, 2019

 

Professor Juan Meneses's book, Resisting Dialogue: Modern Fiction and the Future of Dissent, has just been published by University of Minnesota Press. The book is "a bold new critique of dialogue as a method of eliminating dissent." "Is dialogue," Meneses asks, "always the...

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MA Student Costanza's Article published in the Poe Review

MA Student Costanza's Article published in the Poe Review

   December 10, 2019

Congratulations to Jordan Costanza, whose article: "Of Ravens and Romanticism: Edgar Allan Poe's Enduring Legacy in American Education and the Juvenile Adaptations of His Poetry and Prose" was just published in ...

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Our "Newest" Technology

Our "Newest" Technology

   December 4, 2019

Meet the latest addition to the department's print capabalities, the Chander & Price Pilot LetterPress.  The press will become part of a "lab" component in our course on "The History of the Book."  It's on display right now as you come into the department, but we'll demonstrate how it works early in the coming semester. It's hard to know exactly how old the press is, but it...

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