Dr. Corbin Hiday co-edited a review dossier on Carolyn Lesjak's recent monograph, The Afterlife of Enclosure (Stanford UP, 2021) for the journal, Mediations (https://mediationsjournal.org/toc/issue-34-2) and also co-wrote a brief introduction to the dossier with Anna Kornbluh: "Reading Realism Dialectically" (https://mediationsjournal.org/articles/reading-realism).
Dr. Hiday’s article, "Heathcliff Walks" was published in Novel: A Forum on Fiction (vol. 54, number 2, 2021, pp. 248-269) and is available here: https://read.dukeupress.edu/novel/article-abstract/54/2/248/174322/Heathcliff-Walks?redirectedFrom=fulltext
Dr. Brad Jacobson, with co-authors Drs. Madelyn Pawlowski (Northern Michigan University) and Christine Tardy (University of Arizona), published “Make Your ‘Move’: Writing in Genres” in Volume 4 of Writing Spaces, a peer-reviewed open access textbook for writing. The chapter (linked here) introduces students to rhetorical moves analysis as a practical tool for understanding new genres and for identifying options that can help writers carry out their goals. The piece includes teaching resources, but don’t hesitate to reach out to Brad if you’d like to discuss using this chapter in your undergraduate or graduate classes.
Dr. Lucía Durá was a featured speaker in the Outreach and Engagement Practitioners (OEPN) Network Annual Workshop on September 9, 2021. OEPN is a partner organization of the Engagement Scholarship Consortium. Dr. Durá spoke about the positive deviance methodology in the context of UTEP and Hispanic servingness.
Dr. Durá was also invited to record a podcast, “Asset-Based Inquiry Can Reveal Solutions,” for Room 42, a program that bridges academics and practitioners doing work in technical and professional communication in August 2021.
Dr. Isabel Baca edited a Special Issue of Reflections: A Journal of Community Engaged Writing and Rhetoric with Jasmine Villa and Yndalecio Isaac Hinojosa on “Activism and Academia in Community Work,” that was published in Summer 2021: https://reflectionsjournal.net/
Dr. Baca’s guest co-edited inaugural issue of Latinx Writing and Rhetoric Studies (LWRS) was selected for inclusion in the Library of Congress web archives.
Raj Baral, a Ph.D. student in Rhetoric and Composition, published “Food Habits in the Indian Subcontinent: Making of Cultural Identities” with Swarnim Raj Lamsal in SCHOLARS: Journal of Arts and Humanities (Nepal), volume 3, number 2, pp. 13-23. http://cdetu.edu.np/ejournal/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/2_raj-13-23.pdf
José Manuel Flores, a Ph.D. student in Rhetoric and Composition, co-authored “The Border Soundscapes Project” with Dr. Lucía Durá. The article was published in a special issue on Sound and Social Change of Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology and Pedagogy. https://kairos.technorhetoric.net/26.1/praxis/flores-dura/index.html
Dr. Maryse Jayasuriya’s chapter “War and Identity: Writing the Sri Lankan Ethnic Conflict,” was published in Teaching Anglophone South Asian Women Writers, edited by Deepika Bahri and Fillippo Menozzi (Modern Language Association, June 2021, pp. 88-97).
Jagadish Paudel, a Ph.D. Student in Rhetoric and Composition, published a book chapter, “Translanguaging as a Pedagogy of Enacting Social Justice in a Multilingual Setting” in Teaching Practices and Language Ideologies for Multilingual Classrooms, edited by UTEP PhD student Ashok Bhusal (IGI Global, 2021).
He also published a blog post, “Strategies that I Embraced as an EFL Writing Center Consultant at an American University” on the WLN Journal Blog. https://www.wlnjournal.org/blog/2021/07/jagadish/
Efe Plange, a Ph.D. student in Rhetoric and Composition, had an article, "The Pepper Manual: Towards Situated Non-Western Rhetorical Practices," published in a special issue on Race, Feminism, and Rhetoric in Peitho: Journal of the Coalition of Feminist Scholars in the History of Rhetoric and Composition, volume 23, number 4.
Dr. Keith Polette’s article “ ‘Speak the Speech’: Teaching Children How to Read Expressively,” was published in The Oklahoma Reader: A Publication of the Oklahoma Literacy Association, volume 57, number 1, 2021, pp. 22-34.
Turnip Van Dyke, a Ph.D. student in Rhetoric and Composition, had a review essay, "Graduate Student Writing is Graduate Student Work," published in Composition Studies, volume 49, number 1, 2021, pp. 177-183. https://compositionstudiesjournal.files.wordpress.com/2021/06/van-dyke_49.1.pdf
Dr. Brian Yothers’s book chapter, “‘Only a Patriot to Heaven’: Herman Melville’s Ambivalent Patriotism,” was published in Patriotism: Critical Insights, edited by Robert C. Evans (Salem Press, August 2021, pp. 125-43).
Dr. Yothers’s review of Love and Depth in the American Novel: From Stowe to James by Ashley C. Barnes was published in Review 19 in June 2021. http://www.review19.org/view_doc.php?index=624
Dr. Isabel Baca and Dr. Yndalecio Isaac Hinojosa, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Nevada State College, presented a virtual Composition Webinar, “Teaching Corequisite Composition at an HSI,” in June 2021.
Dr. Baca also presented “Still Sacred: First-Year Writing at the Tribal College” virtually at Diné College in May 2021.
Luciana Herman, a Ph.D. student in Rhetoric and Composition, presented a teaching demonstration at the online International Writing Across the Curriculum (IWAC) Conference in early August entitled: “Innovating Teaching Academic Writing to STEM-Inclined Students: MATHesis.”
Dr. Brad Jacobson presented “Stories of Persistence: Implementing WAC at a Public Flagship University in the Age of Austerity” at the online IWAC conference in August, alongside colleagues Aimee Mapes, Lindsay Hansen, and Lauren Harvey from the University of Arizona.
Dr. Lauren Rosenberg presented with Dr. Collie Fulford a paper titled, “Flexibility is More than Accommodation: Developing Principles for Lifespan Research with Adult Learners” at the Lifespan Writing Research virtual conference in July.
Dr. Brian Yothers presented “Whales, Mother Carey’s Chickens, and a Heart-Stricken Moose in Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick” at the American Literature Association Conference, Boston, MA, on July 10, 2021, joining what was otherwise a face-to-face panel virtually. He also moderated a virtual roundtable on Melville’s Anatomies After Two Decades at the American Literature Association Conference.
Dr. Yothers presented as part of the Plenary Session on “Valuing the Public Humanities” at the Virtual ADE-ADFL MAPS Institute sponsored by the Modern Language Association and the Association of Departments of English and Association of Departments of Foreign Languages on June 10, 2021.
Recent Service, Awards, & Grants
Dr. Isabel Baca was nationally elected as a member of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) College Section Nominating Committee.
Dr. Lucía Durá received a $48,000 grant as co-PI with Stephen Crites from the Council of Graduate Schools for the UTEP Humanities Coalition Grant Writing Project to provide grant writing workshops to PhD students in history and English.
Dr. Durá was appointed chair-elect of the board of the Texas Center for Legal Ethics.
Dr. Brad Jacobson was elected to serve a 2-year term as a member of the Association for Writing Across the Curriculum’s (AWAC) Executive Board and chair of AWAC’s Partnerships Committee, where he will lead efforts to create and sustain partnerships among writing-oriented professional organizations serving K-12 and higher education.
Dr. Soyeon Lee’s peer-reviewed research paper "“Language Minorities' Localization in COVID-19 Recovery," which is forthcoming in the ACM Special Interest Group on Design of Communication (SIGDOC) 2021 Conference Proceedings, was selected as the Best Paper Award Winner. The voting process was blind peer reviewed and represented the best work submitted to the conference proceedings this year.
Jagadish Paudel, a Ph.D. student in Rhetoric and Composition, was elected to a two-year term on the Leadership Council for the Writing Program Administrators Graduate Organization (WPA-GO). He will serve as co-chair of the Diversity Committee for the 21-22 year.
Dr. Jonna Perrillo co-directed, with Andrew Newman (Professor of Literature, Stony Brook University), a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar for Teachers titled "Making the Good Reader and Citizen: The History of Literature Instruction in American Schools." Dr. Perrillo and Dr. Newman worked virtually with 16 teachers from across the country for two weeks in July and have a number of continuity opportunities planned this year for the seminar participants.
Dr. Keith Polette’s collection Pilgrimage (Red Moon Press, 2020) received The Haiku Society of America’s Merit Book Award for Excellence in Haibun Writing, June 2021
Dr. Polette was also the Featured Writer (by invitation), for Contemporary Haibun Online, Issue 17.4. (August 2021)
Bibhushana Poudyal, a Ph.D. student in Rhetoric and Composition, received a Rhetoric Society of America Summer Institute Graduate Development Award in the amount of $450 for research work.
Dr. Lauren Rosenberg joined the editorial board of College English in July.
Aarin Walston was a winner of the Dr. Ann and Charles Horak III Teaching Excellence Award for 2021. The award honors excellence in teaching by a full-time lecturer at UTEP.
Turnip Van Dyke, a Ph.D. student in Rhetoric and Composition, will serve as co-chair of the Accessibility committee for WPA-GO for the 21-22 year. They will also remain in their role as Treasurer for WPA-GO.