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English Faculty & Student Accomplishments - Spring 2019

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Adams, Charles
--- and Christoph Irmscher, translators. The Arkansas Regulators, By Friedrich Gerstäcker, Berghahn Books, 2019.

Anderson-Lopez, Jonina
Jonina Anderson-Lopez is an English adjunct at USF and HCC, as well as the editor of Penumbra, an interdisciplinary journal. On January 25th, 2019, she successfully defended her dissertation proposal, "Hiding Under the Covers: Representations of Diversity in Horror Narratives" as part of the Interdisciplinary program requirement at Union Institute and University. Dr. Diane Allerdyce is the committee chair, with other members such as Dr. Karsten Piep, and Dr. Matt Weber. 

Jonina is expected to defend her dissertation in May of 2019.

Campbell, Jenna
---. Karen Lentz Madison Award, College English Association, March 2019. Award Winner.

---. “Sex Drive as Death Drive: The Pursuit of Thanatos through Eros in Romeo and Juliet.” Vision/Revision: 50th Annual College English Association Conference, March 2019, New Orleans, LA. Presentation.

Dobbins, Eve
---. "Listening to the Voice." The Writing Disorder, Spring 2019,

Herndl, Carl
---. “Staying with the Trouble: Listening to Difference in the Anthropocene.” Association of Teachers of Technical Writing Conference, 13 March, 2019, Pittsburg, PA. Plenary Speaker.

Irizarry, Ylce
---. “A Doctored Voice: Resistance, Reading and Righting as Womanist Pedagogy.” Building Womanist Coalitions: Writing and Teaching in the Spirit of Love, edited by Gary Lemons, University of Illinois Press, 2019.
---. “Archives of Excess: The Messy Pleasures of Illustrated Narrative.” American Comparative Literature Conference, March 2019, Washington, DC. Presentation.

---. Chicana/o and Latina/o Fiction: The New Memory of Latinidad, University of Illinois Press, 2016. Paperback ed., 2019.

---. “Diversity: The Do’s and Don’ts (They Do Exist).” Information Architecture Conference, March 2019 Orlando, FL. Presentation.

Jones, Steven
---. Interview with Brian Balogh. “Man vs. the Machine: The Terror of Technology” Backstory, 27:05, 22 February 2019,

---. “The Digital Humanities in the Era of Ubiquitous Technology.” Inaugural Conference of the Florida Digital Humanities Consortium (FLDH), 29 March 2019, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL. Invited plenary lecture.

---. “Media, Culture, and Ubiquitous Technology.” OSLEP (Oklahoma Scholar Leadership-Enrichment Program), 2-6 January 2019, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK. Invited Visiting Scholar.

---. “Roberto Busa, S.J.'s Literary Data Processing.” Religion and Innovation, 12 April 2019, Smithsonian National Museum of American History, Washington, DC. Invited conference presentation.

 ---. “Shelley’s ‘Letter to Maria Gisborne’ as Workshop Poetry.” The European Legacy, 2019, 24.3-4,

Lemons, Gary L.
---, editor. Building Womanist Coalitions: Writing and Teaching in the Spirit of Love. University of Illinois Press, 2019.

Meloncon, Lisa
---. "A Field-Wide View of Undergraduate and Graduate Editing Courses in Technical and Professional Communication Programs." Editing Pedagogy, edited by Mike Albers and Suzane Flanagan, Routledge, 2019, pp. 170-191.

---. "Contingent Faculty, Online Writing Instruction, and Professional Development in Technical and Professional Communication." Technical Communication Quarterly, vol. 26, no. 3, 2017, pp. 256-272.  Rpt. in Professional Development in Online Teaching and Learning in Technical Communication: A Ten-year Retrospective. By Beth L. Hewett and Tiffany Bourelle. New York: Routledge, 2019. 120-36.

--- and Kirk St. Amant. "Empirical Research in Technical and Professional Communication:  A Five-Year Examination of Research Methods and a Call for Research Sustainability." Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, vol. 49, no. 2, 2019, pp. 128-155.

---. "Exploring Electronic Landscapes: Technical Communication, Online Learning, and Instructor Preparedness." Technical Communication Quarterly, vol. 16, no. 1, 2007, pp. 31-53. Rpt. in Professional Development in Online Teaching and Learning in Technical Communication: A Ten-year Retrospective. By Beth L. Hewett and Tiffany Bourelle. New York: Routledge, 2019. 30-52-36.

Harris, Heidi Skurat et al. "A Call for Purposeful Pedagogy-Driven Course Design in Owi." ROLE: Research in Online Literacy Education, vol. 2, no. 1, 2019,

Martinez, Diane et al. "A Report on a U.S.-Based National Survey of Students in Online Writing Courses." ROLE: Research in Online Literacy Education, vol. 2, no. 1, 2019,

Patterson, Cynthia
---. “Illustrated Periodicals.” The Oxford History of Popular Print Culture, Volume Five: US Popular Print Culture to 1860, edited by Ronald J. Zboray and Mary Saracino Zboray, Oxford University Press, 2019, pp. 327-344.

---. Review of After War Times: An African American Childhood in Reconstruction Era Florida, by Thomas T. Fortune, edited by Daniel R. Weinfeld, Southern Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal of the South 25:2, Fall/Winter 2018, pp. 104-106.

Ramachandran, Hemamalini “Hema”
---. Betty Azar Travel Grant, TESOL International Conference, 13 March 2019, Atlanta, GA.

---. "Pronunciation, Intelligibiity, and Comprehensibility: Dealing with Accent Prejudice." TESOL International Conference, 2019, Atlanta, GA. Panel Organizer-Presenter.


Alkishawi, Yasmeen, BA Creative Writing
Yasmeen accepted a 2-year position to serve as an English teacher for the Peace Corps in Cambodia.

Garcia, Anca, PhD Literature Candidate
---. “Dracula – Hybridity and Metafiction.” Acta Universitatis Sapientiae. An International Scientific Journal of Sapientia UniversityPhilologica, vol. 10, no. 1, 2018, Sapientia University of Transylvania Scientia Publishing House, pp. 53-74.

---. “Demotivational Factors for ESOL Students from High-Context Cultures.” Sunshine State Teaching and Learning Conference, 30 January – 1 February 2019, Daytona Beach, FL. Presentation.

---. “A Glimpse into the Imaginary Order: Trauma and Metafiction in Ian McEwan’s novel Atonement.” CEA (College English Association) 50thAnnual Conference, 28-30 March 2019, New Orleans, LA. Presentation.

---. “Identity and Narrative in Latin American Texts.” CEA (College English Association) 50th Annual Conference, 28-30 March 2019, New Orleans, LA. Panel moderator.

Lance, Stephanie, PhD Literature Candidate
Stephanie was awarded the Summer Dissertation Completion Fellowship, ThUSFar Endowed Scholarship, and Jack B. Moore Memorial Scholarship.

Simeral, Scott, MA Literature Candidate
Scott was awarded a competitive William J. Hill Visiting Researcher Travel Grant from the Wittliff Collections at Texas State University in San Marcos, TX.

Treadway, Callie, BA English Creative Writing, English Honors
Callie was accepted to USF’s MFA Creative Writing program for fiction and has been offered a graduate teaching assistantship.

Walkup, Katie, PhD Rhetoric/Composition Candidate
---. "Problem Policies: Power, Harassment, and Legal Erasure in the University." Association of Teachers of Technical Writing Conference, 12-13 March 2019, Pittsburgh, PA. Conference presentation. 

Wiggs, Kimber, PhD Literature Candidate
Kimber received an Honorable Mention for the Provost’s Teaching Award for Outstanding Teaching by a Graduate Teaching Assistant in the category of Arts and Humanities.


Canton, Colton, BA Political Science, BA English Creative Writing
Colton began law school at George Washington University, received a scholarship, and was ranked in the top 15% of his class after the first semester.


Elliot, Norbert
---, Mya Poe, and Jessica Nastal. “Reflection: An Admitted Student is a Qualified Student: A Roadmap for Writing Placement in the Two-Year College.” Journal of Writing Assessment, vol. 12, no. 1, 2019,

---, Mya Poe, and Asao B. Inoue, editors. Writing Assessment, Social Justice, and the Advancement of Opportunity. Perspectives on Writing, The WAC Clearinghouse and University Press of Colorado, 2019.

---. “Sources of Evidence: The Journal of Writing Analytics.” Textual Transactions: A Review of the Empirical Tradition in Writing Studies Research, MLA (Modern Language Association) Conference, 5 January 2019, Chicago, IL. Featured session presentation.

Rogers, Pat
---. “Daniel Defoe: A Tour Through the Whole Island of Great Britain.” The Literary Encyclopedia, 2 April 2019,

---. “Daniel Defoe on Bristol: The Description of the City in A Tour thro’ Great Britain and its Context.” Transactions of the Bristol and Gloucestershire Archaeological Society, vol. 136, 2019, pp. 263-78.

---. “Harmless Pleasure.” Review of The Birth of Modern Theatre: Rivalry, Riots, and Romance in the Age of Garrick, by Norman S. Poser. The New Criterion, vol. 37, no. 7, 5 March 2019,

---. “In Defense of the Short Eighteenth Century: 1714 as Year Zero.” Early Modern British Literature in Transition, vol. 3, Emergent Nation: Early Modern British Literature in Transition, 1660-1714,edited by Elizabeth Sauer, Cambridge University Press, 2019,

---. “‘It would be endless’: A Word Cluster in Defoe.” Review of English Studies, vol. 70, 2019,

---. “Some Concealed Allusions in Defoe’s Tour.” Notes and Queries, vol. 66, 2019,

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