Recent Faculty Publications
Dr. Ruben Espinosa was awarded a book contract by Routledge Press for his monograph, Shakespeare on the Shades of Race. It will be a part of the "Spotlight on Shakespeare" Series for the press (John Garrison and Kyle Pivetti, Series Editors).
Dr. Tom Schmid published a blog post, “‘One Human Heart’: William Wordsworth, Poetry, and Place on the Border,” at The Humanities Collaborative at EPCC-UTEP.
Dr. Brian Yothers contributed the program note, “Whitman & Democracy” for the concert and symposium “I Sing the Body Electoral” at the National Cathedral in Washington, DC.
Recent Faculty Presentations
Dr. Ruben Espinosa was a featured Visiting Scholar for the Hall Center for the Humanities program "Research on the Leading Edge" at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, KS, on November 7, 2018.
Dr. Maryse Jayasuriya led a workshop, “Learning to Thrive ‘in Between’: Succeeding as an Assistant/Associate Dean” at the Council of Colleges of Arts and Sciences (CCAS) in Chicago, IL on November 17, 2018. The session was co-sponsored by the American Council of Academic Deans (ACAD).
Dr. Joe Ortiz presented a workshop on “Teaching Shakespeare’s Sonnets” at the Humanities Texas Workshop for English Language Arts teachers on Teaching Poetry at UTEP on November 8, 2018.
Dr. Ortiz also presented a paper, "Spenser's Hieroglyphs," as part of the Spenser Roundtable at the annual Sixteenth Century Studies Conference in Albuquerque, NM, on November 1, 2018.
Dr. PJ Vierra presented a paper co-authored with Dr. Gaspare Genna (Political Science) entitled “The US Divide in Supporting Cooperation with Mexico,” at the 68th annual conference of the Midwest Association for Latin American Studies (MALAS) in El Paso on November 16, 2018.
Dr. Brian Yothers presented a lecture on “Walt Whitman, Immigration, and Democracy” at “I Sing the Body Electoral,” an NEH-funded concert and humanities symposium at the National Cathedral in Washington, DC, on November 5, 2018.
Dr. Yothers also presented a workshop on “The Music of Poetry: Poe, Whitman, Dickinson, and Hughes,” at the Humanities Texas Workshop for English Language Arts teachers on Teaching Poetry at UTEP on November 8, 2018.
Past Faculty Publications
Dr. P J Vierra’s essay, “The Presidents of the University of Texas at El Paso, Part 1,” appeared in the Summer 2018 issue of Password (vol. 62, no. 2).
Dr. Brian Yothers contributed the third blog posting, “Finding Futures for the Humanities Across the Nation,” to The Humanities Collaborative at EPCC-UTEP on October 25.
Past Faculty Presentations
Brita Arrington, Billy Cryer, and Liza Soria, doctoral students in Rhetoric and Writing Studies, presented a panel, "Engaging Multilingual Writers in the Writing Center and Beyond," at the 2018 National Conference on Peer Tutoring in Writing, November 1-4, 2018, at South Padre Island, TX.
Dr. Beth Brunk-Chavez and Dr. Kate Mangelsdorf co-presented (with a couple of other non-UTEP people) on "What Matters in First-Year Writing: Transitions, Identities, Resources" at the Western States Rhetoric and Literacy Conference in Las Cruces, on November 2, 2018.
Dr. Tom Schmid gave a reading from his book Fools of Time at the John R. Milton Writer’s Conference in Vermilion, South Dakota, October 25-27, 2018.
Past Honors and Professional Board Service
Dr. Laura Gonzales and Dr. Victor Del Hierro, along with their co-authors Dr. Estrella Torrez, Dr. Santos Ramos, and Everado Cuevas, won the The Virginia Hamilton Essay Award for their article titled "Nuestros Cuentos: Fostering a Comunidad de Cuentistas Through Collaborative Storytelling with Latinx and Indigenous Youth." The award was presented during the 34th Virginia Hamilton Conference on Multicultural Literature for Youth hosted at Kent State University.
Dr. Maryse Jayasuriya participated in the annual meeting of the Delegate Assembly Organizing Committee of the Modern Language Association in New York City, New York, October 24-26.
Dr. Isabel Baca has been invited to serve on the Editorial Board of Reflections: A Journal of Public Rhetoric, Civic Writing, and Service Learning.