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ChLA Honors Jennie Miskec

Jennie Miskec’s edited volume, The Early Reader in Children’s Literature and Culture (Routledge 2016), was recently named the 2018 Honor title by The Children’s Literature Association’s Edited Book Award Committee. The award will be conferred at the annual conference in San Antonio in June.

Rhonda Brock-Servais in Horror Literature and Dark Fantasy

Rhonda Brock-Servais’s essay, “Can We Redeem the Monster? Working with Contemporary Young Adult Horror Fiction in the College Classroom,” is the lead chapter in Horror Literature and Dark Fantasy, edited by Mark Labrizi. Subtitled Challenging Genres, the just-published study is part of Brill’s Critical Literacy Teaching Series. Dr. Brock-Servais’s chapter establishes the critical apparatus for […]

Dr. Elif Guler publishes in a Journal of Popular Culture

Dr. Elif Guler’s manuscript, “The Symbolic Restoration of Women’s Place in Turkey’s Resurrection,” has been slated for publication in the Spring 2018 issue of Studies in Popular Culture, MLA-listed journal of the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association in the South. Dr. Guler’s study, which she previously also presented as a Blackwell Talk at Longwood University, […]

Dr. Elif Guler to speak at the 2018 American Society for the History of Rhetoric Symposium

Dr. Elif Guler has been invited to present her study, “A Framework for Examining Non-Western Discursive Practices and Extracting Rhetorical Insights from The Turkish Rhetorical Tradition,” at the 2018 American Society for the History of Rhetoric Symposium on “Diversity and Rhetorical Traditions,” to be held in Minneapolis, MN. ASHR has selected 16 out of 65 submissions […]

Dr. Elif Guler to facilitate workshop and present paper at the 2018 Conference on College Composition and Communication

Dr. Elif Guler, Coordinator and Assistant Professor of Rhetoric and Professional Writing, has been invited to facilitate a workshop and present a paper on transnational and transformative writing pedagogies at the 2018 Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) in Kansas City, Missouri. Since 1949, CCCC has been the world’s largest professional organization for researching […]

Koski and Gutiérrez on With Good Reason

Farmville, Virginia, population 8,140, is home to the largest private immigrant detention center on the East Coast. Connie Koski and Renee Gutiérrez (Longwood University) bring their students to the detention center to teach English, but the students are also learning a valuable lesson about the people who come to this country looking for a better […]

Gena Southall in Literacy Research and Instruction

The most recent volume of Literacy Research and Instruction includes an article by Dr. Gena Southall, Director of Liberal Studies, and, from JMU’s College of Education, Dr. Kristina Doubet. “Integrating Reading and Writing Instruction in Middle and High School: The Role of Professional Development in Shaping Teacher Perceptions and Practices” examines the extent to which […]

Dr. Elif Guler publishes in the Journal of Public Rhetoric

A manuscript Dr. Elif Guler completed based on a study she conducted in an advanced “rhetoric and professional writing” course at Longwood University has been slated for publication in the fall issue of Reflections: A Journal of Public Rhetoric, Civic Writing, and Service Learning. Dr. Guler’s manuscript, “The Pedagogical Implications for Teaching Ataturk’s ‘Address to the Youth’ for […]

Dr. Elif Guler presents at the Rhetoric Society of Europe

Dr. Elif Guler, Coordinator and Assistant Professor of Professional Writing and Rhetoric at Longwood, has recently presented her study, “What Yusuf Has Hacib’s Kutadgu Bilig [Wisdom That Brings Happiness] Can Teach Us About Using Language for Unity,” at the 2017 Rhetoric Society of Europe Conference held at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, UK […]

Virginia English Journal cited

The National Council of Teachers of English has named the Virginia English Journal, edited by Sean Ruday, associate professor of English education, one of the six outstanding affiliate journals for 2017.  According to the announcement, judges found the journal’s most recent issue “outstanding in every way,” a model of strong writing, enriching research-based articles, “crisp […]