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UTPA English Department to host faculty research colloquium
By Julie Villarreal, Public Affairs Specialist
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Posted: 02/19/2004
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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.


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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.

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