News and Events
April 25, 2019
Isabella Bowland received the program-wide Student Award for Excellence in WOVEN Communication. A major in chemical and biomolecular engineering taking Dr. Rebekah Fitzsimmons' English 1102 class, Isabella wrote a children's picture book about the Flint Water Crisis and the true story of 11-year-old engineer Gitanjali Rao, who built a portable, affordable lead detector.
Four Brittain Fellows won annual faculty awards.
CHELSEA MURDOCK was awarded the Helen H. Naugle Professional Tutor of the Year Award.
LEAH MISEMER won the Award for Multimodal Innovation.
PATRICK ELLIS won the Award for Multimodal Innovation.
REBEKAH FITZSIMMONS won the Award for Excellence in Pedagogy.
April 2, 2019Chelsea J. Murdock was published in Rhetoric Review, a scholarly interdisciplinary journal of rhetoric, as part of a collaborative project.
April 2, 2019Benjamin's dissertation, “Swallowing a World: Globalization and the Maximalist Novel,” has been awarded the Josephine A. Roberts LSU Alumni Association 2018 Distinguished Dissertation Award, which goes to the dissertation that makes the most significant “
Brittain Fellow Rebekah Fitzsimmons Publishes Article on Teaching Digital and Archival Research Methodologies
January 8, 2019
This article details an undergraduate student research project titled “The Possibly Impossible Research Project,” a collaborative effort between the Baldwin Library of Historical Children’s Literature at the University of Florida and the Writing and Communication Program at the Georgia Institute of Technology. The article outlines the pedagogy behind a multimodal digital research project that provided Georgia Tech students with in-depth instruction into archival research processes while improving the Baldwin’s annotated bibliography. The article then details the process of teaching the course and how students responded to the project both during and after the course. This assignment also offered students an opportunity to uncover and make meaning as researchers in their own right, and to distribute that new knowledge through public facing digital platforms such as Twitter and Wikipedia. The authors conclude that the collaborative project had meaningful impacts on the undergraduate students, the course instructor, the curator of the Baldwin Library, and the larger academic community; further, it can serve as a model for engaging undergraduate students with archival research, analysis, and dissemination. This article outlines the assignment in detail, including the interactive digital scaffolding assignments. The article cites student research journal tweets and final reflective portfolio essays to demonstrate the successful fulfillment of the student learning outcomes.
December 19, 2018
Greene's research project, "William Morris and The Dawn: Ideas for “The Society of the Future” " investigating the impact of Morris on the brief revival of the Christian Socialist movement in the US during the 1890s has been honored as the winner of the 2019 Joseph R. Dunlap Memorial Fellowship Award.
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