Recent Faculty Publications
Dr. Brian Yothers’s 2011 book Melville’s Mirrors: Literary Criticism and America’s Most Elusive Author was released in a new paperback edition with a new preface for the bicentennial year of Melville’s birth on April 15, 2019.
Recent Faculty Presentations
Dr. Ruben Espinosa was the Keynote Speaker at the "Teaching Shakespeare and Race" Colloquium at Lafayette College (Easton, PA, March 26-28, 2019). The title of his talk was "Shakespeare's Illegitimate Bodies."
Dr. Robert Gunn presented a talk on his research from his Arts and Humanities Career Enhancement grant as part of a symposium of recent recipients of that award held in the Centennial Museum on April 11, 2019.
Dr. Jonna Perrillo presented “‘Devoted to the Child’: Montessoris, Nazis, and the Politics of Child Well Being” at the Centennial Museum on April 10, 2019.
Past Faculty Publications
Dr. Lucia Dura published the following blog entry: “Co-creating the syllabus: Inviting students to articulate course goals and processes,” on The Little Orange Blog, at UT System Academy of Distinguished Teachers.
Dr. Brian Yothers received a contract for his fifth single-author book, Why Antislavery Poetry Matters Now, from Camden House/Boydell & Brewer.
Past Faculty Presentations
Dr. Isabel Baca presented two pre-conference workshops at the 2019 Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) in Pittsburgh, PA on March 13th. The workshops were “Performing Anti-Racist Practices at the Writing Program, Departmental, and Institutional Levels and Beyond: Combating Linguistic Racism” and "Community-based Learning: Fostering Leadership and Mentorship," the latter of which was co-presented with Jasmine Villa, alumna of our PhD Program in Rhetoric and Composition.
Dr. Moushumi Biswas presented “RhetComp in Times of Global Rhetorics: Why Indian classical rhetoricians Manu and Chanakya should be read alongside the Greeks and Romans” at the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) in Pittsburgh on March 16, 2019.
Veronica Cruz, Bibhushana Poudyal, and Jaime Desantiago, doctoral students in Rhetoric and Composition, presented as a panel at this year’s Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) held in Pittsburgh, PA. Their panel was called “Digital Archiving and Cultural Representation: Nonlinear Rhetorical and Interdisciplinary Theories and Praxes,” and their papers were as follows: Jaime Desantiago: “Rethinking Agency: A New Materialist Approach to Hip-Hop Archiving”; Bibhushana Poudyal: “Digital Archiving Against the Grain: Possibilities and Complexities”; Veronica Cruz: “Cultural Representation: Revitalizing Indigenous Languages.” Their panel was on Thursday, March 14, 2019 in Pittsburgh, PA.
Dr. Lucia Dura presented “Accountability through Reciprocity in Short-term Community-Based Research Relationships,” at the Association of Teachers of Technical Writing Annual Conference, in Pittsburgh, PA. Dr. Dura also served as invited moderator for the Sands of Silence documentary film screening at the El Paso Public Library Downtown and delivered “Words Matter: Is the Holocaust Being Trivialized,” as a featured speaker for “Speak Out: A Time and Place for Action,” at the El Paso Holocaust Museum.
Mohammed Iddrisu, a graduate student in Rhetoric and Composition, presented "Yet, They Persevere: Understanding Veiled Muslim Students' Challenges and Triumphs on College Campuses" at the 9th Women's and Gender Studies History Conference here at UTEP on March 11.
Dr. Maryse Jayasuriya presented an invited talk on “Terrorism and Literature” to 150 Irvin High School students on Wednesday, March 13, 2019.
Dr. Marion Rohrleitner presented “Cruising the Reader: Narrative Xcess as Latinx Bliss in Ana Menéndez’s Adios, Happy Homeland” at the American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) at Georgetown University in Washington, DC on March 9, 2019. This paper is part of a chapter in Transnational Latinidades, her monograph in progress.
Dr. Brian Yothers and Dr. Brad Cartwright (History) contributed to a podcast entitled “Herman Melville and Exotic Worlds” organized by Dr. Sue Stanfield of the Department of History on Herman Melville’s Typee and the Pacific in the 1840s.