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Research in the English Department

Faculty Publications

Our faculty have diverse research interests, and we publish in many disciplines including: children's literature, creative writing, film studies, folklore, linguistics, literature, multicultural and transnational literatures, rhetoric and composition, teaching English to speakers of other languages, technical and professional communication, and more. This page includes a small sample of our recent publications in both popular and academic venues. 

Congratulations to Margaret Bauer!
Congratulations to Margaret Bauer, whose personal essay “Design of Darkness” was just published in the Spring 2017 issue of storySouth. You can read it online here: http://www.storysouth.com/2017/03/design-of-darkness.html. storySouth showcases the best fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry that writers from the new south have to offer. Special emphasis is given to finding and promoting the works of promising new writers.

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John Hoppenthaler’s poem “Immigrant Song” is reprinted in Vox Populi: A Public Sphere for Politics and Poetry
John Hoppenthaler’s poem “Immigrant Song” is reprinted in Vox Populi: A Public Sphere for Politics and Poetry. https://voxpopulisphere.com/2017/01/27/immigrant-song/

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Congratulations to Joyce Middleton!
Congratulations to Associate Professor Joyce Middleton, whose book Rhetorics of Whiteness: Postracial Hauntings in Popular Culture, Social Media, and Education (co-edited with Tammy M. Kennedy and Krista Ratcliffe) was published in December 2016 by Southern Illinois University Press. The essays in this book reveal how identifications with racialized whiteness continue to manifest themselves in American culture. More about the book: http://www.siupress.com/books/978-0-8093-3546-6. Go English!

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Congratulations to Andrea Kitta!
Congratulations to Andrea Kitta, who recently published an article “The significance of folklore for vaccine policy: discarding the deficit model,” in the journal Critical Public Health. Co-written with medical humanities scholar Daniel Goldberg, the paper addresses the relevance of medical folklore for vaccine policy intended to increase vaccination uptake. The authors make two primary claims: First, that dominant approaches to increasing

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Froula publishes special section of Cinema Journal on 15 Years after 9/11
Congrats to Dr. Anna Froula, who edited and introduced Cinema Journal’s *In Focus* on Media Studies 15 Years after 9/11. Her introduction, titled “What Keeps Me Up at Night” and the essays appeared in 56.1, Fall 2016.

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