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“The Intersection of Theory and Practice in the Rhetoric and Professional Communication Program at Iowa State University”

By Amanda Ortiz-Pellot Ma-aruf Al’hassan, a graduate Ph.D. student in Rhetoric and Professional Communication, argues that the dichotomy between a concept’s explanation and its application limits how we approach scholarship. There is a common tendency to separate theory and practice. We often forget that the intersection of these two concepts is what helps us understand … Continue reading “The Intersection of Theory and Practice in the Rhetoric and Professional Communication Program at Iowa State University”

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Dr. Abram Anders, Director of ISUComm Foundation Courses was recently featured by the Iowa State Open & Affordable Education Committee in its faculty stories series: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFRJ5XMJXvc Starting in Fall 2020, the ISUComm Foundation Courses program adopted low-cost Immediate Access options for its required textbooks for all sections of English 150 and English 250. This approach has allowed the program … Continue reading

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Linda Shenk won the Albert W. Fields award from the South-Central Renaissance Conference

Congratulations! Associate Professor Linda Shenk is the 2020 recipient of the Albert W. Fields award from the South-Central Renaissance Conference. The award is granted every year for the best article to appear in the SCRC’s journal, Explorations in Renaissance Culture. Her remarkable essay, “Praising Elizabeth I in Latin at Norwich (1578),” impressed the judges who … Continue reading Linda Shenk won the Albert W. Fields award from the South-Central Renaissance Conference

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A Collaboration with Design Wins a Miller Faculty Fellowship Award

Typography is an essential aspect of printmaking, graphic design and creative writing. Far too often however, students create in a digital format without understanding the connection between the work on a computer screen and the work as it exists in the world. The software, terminology, and even the letterforms that we use as we write … Continue reading A Collaboration with Design Wins a Miller Faculty Fellowship Award

Congratulations, Graduates!

Congratulations to the following graduate students in the Department of English who received their MA, MFA, or PhD degrees.  This is a wonderful accomplishment.  Best wishes as you take the next step in your journey!  

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K.L. Cook’s Publishing Trifecta

K. L. Cook, Professor of English and Co-Coordinator of ISU’s MFA Program in Creative Writing & Environment, recently published three books in three different genres (essays, stories, and poems) in a rare triple-publication event. Marrying Kind, a collection of linked stories examining the people, places, and vocations we wed ourselves to, is Cook’s fourth book … Continue reading K.L. Cook’s Publishing Trifecta

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Rob Nixon  —  Environmental Martyrs and the Fate of the Forest

In this talk, Nixon will address the current surge in environmental martyrdom against the backdrop of the resource wars in the Amazon and beyond. The talk will offer an international perspective on the value of our planet’s inhabited forests and the threats to their viability. Nixon asks: what is the relationship between the sacrificial figure … Continue reading Rob Nixon  —  Environmental Martyrs and the Fate of the Forest

October 28, 2019, 7:00pm | Sun Room, Memorial Union
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Enhancing Writing Productivity

In this session faculty members will share their tips and advice for writing productivity. In addition, presenters will field questions from the audience. Please join us for this interactive session. Snacks will be provided.

November 20, 2019, 1:00-2:00pm | Ross 212