Julie Jung sitting with an image of her book.

Professor Julie Jung edits new collection.

The eight essays together demonstrate how feminist posthumanist and materialist approaches to science expand our notions of what rhetoric is and does. [Read the rest]

Amy Robillard's book

Professor Robillard’s new book.

A collection of personal essays that theorizes the relationships between language and violence, between narrative and dementia, between genre and certainty, and between writing and life. [Read the rest]

Professors K. Aaron Smith and Susan Kim holding their new textbook.

Professors K. Aaron Smith and Susan Kim have a newly published textbook.

The book provides a broad history of English intended for undergraduate and graduate students,... [Read the rest]

Erika Sparby holding up an award.

Erika M. Sparby was awarded the 2017 Hugh Burns Dissertation Award

At the 2018 Computers and Writing Conference, Erika M. Sparby was awarded the 2017 Hugh Burns Dissertation Award, which is awarded yearly for the dissertation that makes the most substantial contribution to the field of digital rhetoric and writing studies. [Read the rest]

Front Cover of book, Mimola or the story of a casket.

Susan Kalter translates Mimola or the Story of a Casket by Antoine Innocent

A novel published as part of the Publications Unit’s new translation series Undiscovered Americas. [Read the rest]

Front cover of book, Reform and Literacy Education.

Professor Hochstetler

Professor Hochstetler's new edited collection offers an exploration of the complex issues surrounding literacy education. [Read the rest]

Three students standing next to their power point presentation.

English Ed students Casey Babcock, Alexandra Daggett, and Elisa Williams presented their research

Putting the Myth of Teacher Neutrality to Rest: Using Culturally Relevant Pedagogy to Give Student Writers Voice, at the fall 2018 Illinois Association of Teachers of English Conference.

Michael Theune and Bob Broad sitting next to their book 'We Need to talk - A New Method for Evaluating Poetry'.

Professor Broad announces new book

The authors combine their passions for poetry and evaluation to help creative writing studies to discover how people value verse. [Read the rest]

Student receiving an award on a stage.

Remian awarded Goeldi Endowed Scholarship

Kaitlyn Remian - Eng Teacher Ed & Honors - awarded Dr. John T. Goeldi Future Teacher Endowed Scholarship by ISU's College of Education

Ellison sitting in a room with her book next to her.

Professor Ellison Publishes New Work

Professor Ellison publishes first cultural history of early modern cryptography [Read the rest]


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