The University of Texas-Pan American Department of English will be hosting a New Faculty Research Colloquium Series starting Thursday, March 4 at the UTPA Library, Room 310 from Noon-1 p.m.
|The UTPA English Department will host a faculty research colloquium starting in March. Pictured above from left to right is Dr. Steven Schneider, UTPA English Department chair; Dr. Linda Helstern, assistant professor; Dr. Matthew Christensen, assistant professor; Jose Skinner, assistant professor and Dr. Yong Lang, assistant professor.|
The Series will cover various topics including African literature, creative writing, rhetoric, Native American literature, linguistics and much more.
The dates for the presentations are:
Thurs., March 4: African Literature/Visual Culture; Dr. Matthew Christensen, University of California, Los Angelos; “Postcolonial African Literature and the Black Atlantic”
Tues., March 16: Creative Writing; Jose Skinner, University of Iowa; "A Reading of Short Fiction"
Tues., March 23: Rhetoric; Dr. Danika Brown, University of Arizona
Tues., April 6: Native American Literature; Dr. Linda Helstern, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale; “Chaos in Turbulent Flow: Louis Owens’ Dark River”
Tues., April 13: American Literature and Creative Writing; Dr. Lee Davinroy, University of South Carolina “Tomb and Womb: Dual Readings of Emily Dickinson’s ‘Soft’ Prison”; Dr. Rene Saldaña, Georgia State University; A Reading of Short Fiction
Tues., April 20: Rhetoric and British Literature; Dr. Dora Ramirez-Dhoore, University of Nebraska, Lincoln; “Mestiza Discourse in the Cyberborderland”; Dr. Gary Schneider, Wayne State University
Tues., April 27: Rhetoric and Linguistics; Dr. Rebecca Jones, University of North Carolina, Greensboro; “The Art of Communication: Protest as a Pragmatic Discourse”; Dr. Yong Lang, Ohio State University; “The Prosodic and Semantic Constraints on the Formation of Antonymous Compounds in Chinese”
For more information, contact the UTPA English Department at 956/381-3421.