Alumna Christina Eftekhar Mayr, President of a local chapter of Society for Technical Communication, recently won an Award of Distinction (and candidate for Best of Show) in the STC Carolina technical communication competition and an Award of Merit at the STC International Summit. Her current success in the field of technical communication is the product of years of hard work, determination, education and experience, many years of which came from her time in undergraduate and graduate programs at East Carolina. Read the full spotlight on Christina.
The Department of English congratulates alumna Meghan Palko Bliss on the publication of her first book, The Little Universe. It can be purchased here. Bliss has had creative work published in Rust+Moth, Southern Women's Review, A Poetry Congeries, What the Fiction, Charlotte Writers Anthology, and Mary Jane's Farm, among others. For more information on alumni authors, visit the Alumni Bookshelf page.
Applicative Arguments: A Syntactic and Semantic Investigation of German and English
This work by Associate Professor Solveig Bosse investigates sentences with applicative arguments in German and English and explains their structures in an event semantic framework. It provides an overview of the different structures and how they differ from one another within each language as well as across German and English. The analyses explore the meaning of the sentences focusing on the asserted and non-asserted meaning.
Primary Research and Writing
Primary Research and Writing offers a fresh take on the nature of doing research in the writing classroom. Learn more about Associate Professor Eble.
"Remix and Remediate: Social Composing for More Than Just the Web"
"Aspects of access: considerations for creating health and medical content for international audiences"
Published May 2015 in Communication Design Quarterly, this article by Professor St. Amant examines aspects of access communication designers need to consider when creating instructional content for users in different international settings. Increasingly, health and medical communication involves a global perspective. Communication designers therefore need to identify approaches that can facilitate the usability of health and medical content in a range of international settings. In many cases, the central factor to consider is access. It comes down to one key question: Do the individuals in a given region have access to the materials needed to perform a particular health or medical process effectively –if at all? Understanding this factor is essential to creating effective instructional materials for diverse global contexts.
"Reconsidering Social Media for Global Contexts"
"The Sidneys in Ireland"
Associate Professor Thomas Herron contributed a piece entitled "The Sidneys in Ireland" to this 2015 publication.
"St. Eustatius English"
Special Issue on Educating and Training for Globally Distributed Virtual Teams: Preparing the Workforce of the Future
"Technical Rhetorics: Making Specialized Persuasion Apparent to Public Audiences"
Domestic Garden is Associate Professor John Hoppenthaler's third volume of poetry with Carnegie Mellon University Press, one of the most important national presses for poetry in the United States.
A Poet Who Takes All Her Risks in Writing
"Later I Find Out My Mother Has Read on WebMD That Antioxidants Can Prevent Cancer"
Fiction Southeast has recently published Professor Luke Whisnant's short story "Later I Find Out My Mother Has Read on WebMD That Antioxidants Can Prevent Cancer."
Campus Ghost Walk/Folk Talk
"Welcome to the Big Apple"
Associate Professor Marame Gueye has published a short story entitled "Welcome to the Big Apple" in Transition, a publication of the Hutchins Center at Harvard University.
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