GradSEA Gazette

A Publication of the Graduate Student English Association, with assistance from the English Graduate Office

Issue Seven, Spring 2006


This is the first issue of the GradSEA Gazette in more than two years. This issue features GradSEA news and announcements of graduate student publications, conference presentations, fellowships and other awards and achievements from Fall 2004 to the present. This publication is sponsored by GradSEA with assistance from the English Graduate Studies Office.

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GradSEA News

GradSEA had an excellent showing at the regular Department Picnic.

Santos looks like a maniac while working the grill

Thanks to all the grad students for making this event fun and entertaining.

Recent Graduate Student Publications, Presentations, and Achievements

Julie Barst

Published an article in the Jan 2005 issue of the Australasian Victorian Studies Journal entitled "Sensations Down Under: Australia's Seismic Charge in Great Expectations and Lady Audley's Secret.

Laura Beadling

Won the Bilsland Disseration Writing Fellowship.

Chaired a double session on Film and Trauma at the Midwest Modern Language Association in Milwaukee.

Leslie Batty

Presented a paper entitled "Sex and the Joycean Confession" at the 2004 International James Joyce Symposium in Dublin; the paper was recently released in audio form on the CD Rom conference proceedings. The CD is titled Bloomsday 100.  

Turgay Bayindir

Won the 2005 Virgil L. Lokke Prize in Literary Theory.

Attended the Trans/Positions: Women's Studies Symposium at Purdue (April 5-9, 2005). Presented: "Changing Colors of Sexuality/Gender in Contemporary Turkish Society: The Position of Transsexuals"

Russ Brickey

Presented a paper on the movie Momento at the 2005 MMLA Conference in Milwaukee.

Allen Brizee

Won the Quintilian Award.

Sue Chang

Presented a paper, "Sociolinguistic Profiles of English in South Korea: The Purdue Graduate Students' Attitudes toward English Survey," at the INTESOL conference on October 21, 2005.

Presented a paper, "Sociolinguistic profiles of English in South Korea: the pedagogical aspects," at the World Englishes conference on July 22, 2005.

Presented a paper, "Boolean searching: integrating research skills into the first year composition class," at The Annual Libraries Professional Development Retreat  on May 2, 2005.

Tony Cimasko

With Sue S.A. Chang, co-presented "English in Korea: Sociolinguistics and
Pedagogy" at the IAWE Conference at Purdue on July 22, 2005.  

Alice D'Amore

Published "Latin American Diasporas and Caribbean, sub-sections of Diasporic Literatures"
for The Cultural History of Reading: World Literature. Eds. Gabrielle Watling and Sara Quay. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2006.

Presented "Endured Silences: A Context for Maori Youth Suicide in Once Were Warriors and They Who Do Not Grieve" and "Buried Voices: 'The Spoken For' in the Narrated 'Autobiographies' of Four Native Women" at The Midwest Modern Language Association: History, Memory, Exile. Milwaukee, Wisconsin. November 10-13, 2005.

Presented "Autobiographical Ruptures: Rhoda's Traumatic Displacement" at the Conference on Virginia Woolf: The Art of Exploration. Portland, Oregon. June 10, 2005. This paper was also accepted for publication in the Selected Papers from the Fifteenth Annual International Virginia Woolf Conference through Clemson University Press (to be published June 2006).

Participated in Roundtable Discussion: "Authorship, Manuscript, Print, and Performance in
Native America." Committee on Institutional Cooperation/American Indian Studies Consortium & Wisconsin Institute for Research in the Humanities Conference: Narrating Native Histories in the Americas. Madison, Wisconsin. April 8, 2005.

Presented "Echo in the Garden: Subversive Spaces of Representation in The Autobiography of My Mother and Cereus Blooms at Night." College English Association Conference: Space(s). Indianapolis, Indiana. April 1, 2005.

Presented "Kincaid's Garden: A Fourth Garden of Self-Awareness" at the 14th Annual British Commonwealth & Postcolonial Studies Conference and 3rd Conference of the US Chapter of the Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies: Culture and Conflict: Crossing and Negotiating Borders. Savannah, Georgia. February 24, 2005.

Will present at the CCCC next spring in a panel on digitality in the classroom with Mary Godwin, Jason Buchanon, and Marc Santos.

A chapter of her master's thesis, "Kincaid's Garden: A Fourth Garden of Self Awareness," has been accepted by the Caribbean women's refereed journal MaComere for publication.
Currently working on entries for Latin American and Caribbean literature for a world literature anthology for Greenwood Press.

Huiling Ding

Presented "Chinese Applicants' Graduate School Application Letters: Unique Approaches" at the World Englishes Conference. West Lafayette, Indiana.

Presented "Open Source as Academic Space: Defining Drupal as the Subject of Study in Technical Communication" at the College English Association conference. Indianapolis, Indiana.

With Danette Paul published a book review: "Innovative Approaches to Teaching Technical Communication." Journal of Business and Technical Communication 19: 222-225.

Published "The Use of the Electronic-Portfolio in Writing Classrooms: A Developmental Approach" in the Louisiana English Journal.

Martin Fashbaugh

Attended the North American Society for the Study of Romanticism (NASSR) conference in Montreal, Canada.

Hilary N. Fezzey

Presented "Deviant Female Sexuality in Maria Edgeworth's Belinda" at the North American Society for the Study of Romanticism at the Université de Montréal (August 2005).

Presented "Legitimization of Empire through Female Consumerism in Lady  Audley's Secret" at the Midwest Conference on British Studies at Michigan State University (October 2004)

Gabriella Giorno

Has an article forthcoming in Exemplaria 18.1 (Spring 2006) entitled "Paradise Lost for the Dying Dream: The Mortal Redefinition of Linguistic Signs in Eden."

The Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies will be publish her article, "The Reflected Tempest and Prospero's 'Calling Word'" in the Spring 2005 edition.

Rebecca Goldenberg

Received an award from the A&D department. Won first place in the 2005-2005 Art History Essay Contest for a paper entitled: "The Holy Inspiration of Light: A Study of the Stained Glass at the Abbey of St. Denis, France."

Mica Gould

Published "Two Tales of Owain Glyndwr"  in Medieval Outlaws: Twelve Tales in Modern English. 2nd edition. Edited by Thomas Ohlgren. Parlor Press, 2005. Pages 248-63.

Presented "Subjectivity and Cultural Rebellion in Two Welsh Outlaw Tales" at the Fifth Biennial
Conference of the International Association of Robin Hood Studies. University of Delaware. Newark, Delaware. September 2005.

Presented "John Gower's Allegorical Science" at the Third Annual Comitatus Medieval Studies
Conference. Purdue University. West Lafayette, Indiana. March 2005.

Presented "Surviving HEL: Medieval Languages for Modern Teachers" at the Medieval Academy of America. University of Miami. Miami Beach, Florida. March 2005.

Presented "Reading Romance: Political Sorcery in Confessio Amantis Book VI." Ricardian
Realms: Courts and Conflicts Re-visited. University of Wales. Gregynog, Wales. June 2004.

Earned the Graduate Student Teaching Certificate. Center for Instructional Excellence. Purdue University, West Lafayette. Spring 2005.

Tarez Graban

Published "From 'What Is' to 'What Is Possible': Theorizing Curricular Document Revision as In(ter)vention and Reform" with Kathleen J. Ryan in WPA: Writing Program Administration 28.3 (Spring 2005): 89-112.

Invited Lecture: "'Little Woman at Lafayette': Archival Examinations of Helen Gougar's Political Rhetoric(s)." Magic Dust Series, Tippecanoe County Historical Association, Lafayette, IN, September 15, 2004.

Presented "Writing Program Administration as Rhetorical Performance." 2005 Western
States Rhetorics and Literacy Conference, University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, October 20-22, 2005. Co-authored with Kathleen J. Ryan.

Presented "The 'Little Woman' at Lafayette: Recuperating Wit in Helen Gougar's Politics and Persuasion." 5th Biennial International Feminism(s) and Rhetoric(s) Conference, Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI, October 6-8, 2005.

Presented "Writing the WPA Creation Myth: Theorizing Narratives as an Ethnomethodological Practice." 2005 Conference of the Council of Writing Program Administrators, University of Alaska, Anchorage, AK, July 7-10, 2005.

Presented "Rethinking the 'Cooperation' Principle in Anne Askew's Ironic Examinations, c. 1546." 17th Annual International Society of Humor Studies Conference, Youngstown State University, Youngstown, OH, June 13-16, 2005.

Presented "WPA Writing as Creation Myth: Drawing Models in the Sand." Thomas R. Watson Conference on Rhetoric and Composition, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, October 7-9, 2004.

Awarded Honorable Mention, Grace L. Smart Award for Best Paper in Rhetoric and
Composition (Purdue, 2005).

Awarded Library Fellowship Award for Information and Computer Literacy Integration (Purdue, 2004-2005).

Rene Harrison

Awarded The University of Auckland Doctoral Scholarship (2004)

Awarded The June Opie Scholarship (2004)

Awarded the Ross Fellowship (2005-6)

Dilia Hasanova

Presented: "Theoretical understanding and practical application of communicative approaches in teaching English in Uzbekistan." INTESOL 2005. Inspiring Change. October 21, 2005, Carmel, Indiana

Presented: "The status of English within the domains of Foreign Language Education in the Republic of Uzbekistan: Past and Present." AILA/AAAL Conference (14th World Congress of Applied Linguistics) July 29, 2005, Madison, Wisconsin.

Presented: "Broadening the Boundaries of the Expanding Circle: Speakers and Functions of English in Uzbekistan." IAWE Conference (International Association for World Englishes) July 23, 2005, West Lafayette, IN.

Presented: "English in Uzbekistan." IAWE Conference (International Association for World Englishes) Fall 2002, University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign, IL.

Eunju (Joy) Hwang

Presented "Unusual Encounters and Blocks of Becoming in William Faulkner's Sanctuary" at the 20th Century Literature Conference, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY. 24 Feb. 2005.

Presented "When a Brothel Becomes Home: Gender and Space in William Faulkner's Sanctuary" at the College English Association conference. Indianapolis, IN, 31 Mar. 2005

Joy Howard

Presented "Women of Faith and the Pen: Anna Maria van Schurman (1607-1678), Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz (1648-1695), and Anne Bradstreet (1612-1672)." 03 Nov 2005. Purdue University Renaissance Conference

Presented "An Interdisciplinary Intersection: Paul Gilroy's Rejection of ŒRace and the
Human Genome Project's Double-edged sword."10-13 Nov 2005 Society of Language, Science, and the Arts (SLSA) Annual Conference in Chicago, IL.

Presented "Ojibway Masculinity Defined through Feeling, Belief, and the Heartbeat of the Drum in Richard Wagamese's novels"10-13 Nov 2005 Midwest Modern Language Association (MMLA) Conference in Milwaukee, WI. 

Article to be published in the Legacy journal, Spring 2006: "A Profile of Julia A. J. Foote (1823-1901)."

Gill Hunter

Presented at the Southern Regional American Conference for Irish Studies meeting.

Presented at the National American Conference for Irish Studies meeting.

Presented at the National Council of Teachers' of English national meeting.

Currently writing dissertation in absentia because he was awarded a one-year full-time Instructorship (and possibly renewable as a Full-time Lectureship) at the University of Kentucky.

Nancy Kauper

Presented "A Lexis-based Instructional Component for Developing Oral Fluency" at the 14th World Congress of Applied Linguistics Hosted by the American Association for Applied Linguistics Madison, Wisconsin July 24-29, 2005.

Kathryn Ludwig

Presenting "Beyond the Postmodern: Postsecularism and Martel's Life of Pi" at Modern Language Association (MLA) Annual Convention Washington, D.C., December 27, 2005.

 Presented "Reading the Akeidah after Girard: The Non-violence of Abraham's God" at the
Colloquium on Violence and Religion, held in Koblenz, Germany, July 7, 2005.

Presented "Darkness and Light: Religious Conflict and Writers of the WWII Era" at the
Eastern International Regional Conference of the American Academy of Religion, held at
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, May 1, 2004.

Sarah Layden

Her story "Miller Miller" won a 2005 AWP Intro Award (AWP=Association of Writers
and Writing Programs) and will be published by Artful Dodge.

Nicole Converse Livengood

Received the Cheryl Z. Orevociz Scholarship.

Presenting a paper at the 2005 MLA called "Elsewhere and Other: Margaret Fuller's and Elizabeth Stoddard's Evolving Visions of the West.."

Elizabeth Lyons

Presented (along with Jaisree Jayaraman and Deb Rankin) a paper entitled "Communicative Competence in ESL Conversation Groups: Conflicts and Strategies" at the International Writing Center Association Conference in October 2005.

Featured reader at the Indiana Poetry Festival in October 2005, where she read original poems.

Karyn Mallett

Presented at NCTE with Professor Tony Silva (ESL Dept) and Beth Patton (ESL Dept).

Associate Chair for the Symposium on Second Language Writing held at Purdue this June.

Mike Michau

Published "The Ethical and Religious Revelation of the Akedah," Minerva: An Online Journal of Philosophy, vol. 9 (November 2005):

Published "Dussel's Midrash on Levinas: Political Alterity and Analectics," Shifting the Geography of Reason II: Gender, Science, and Religion.Proceedings of the 2nd Annual Meeting of the Caribbean Philosophical Association, edited by Marina P. Banchetti-Robino and Clevis R. Headley (London: Cambridge Scholars Press, forthcoming).

Published "A Discourse Ethics of Liberation? Dialectical and Analectical Transcendence in Habermas and Dussel," Shifting the Geography of Reason: Proceedings of the 1st Annual Meeting of the Caribbean Philosophical Association, edited by Marina P. Banchetti-Robino and Clevis R. Headley (London: Cambridge Scholars Press, forthcoming).

Published "A Review of Emmanuel Levinas' On Escape (DeL'évasion)" in Other Voices: The (e)Journal of Cultural Criticism vol. 2 no. 3 (January 2005).

Presented "Critical Race Theory." Philosophy Born of Struggle, 12th Annual Conference –New York City, October 2005.

Presented Husserl and Levinas on Intersubjectivity and Ethical Alterity." Society for Phenomenology and the Human Sciences annual conference – Salt Lake City, UT, October 2005.

Presented "Dussel's Midrash on Levinas: Political Alterity and Analectics." 2nd Annual Caribbean Philosophical Association conference –Centro de Estudios Avanzados de Puerto Rico y el Caribe, San Juan, Puerto Rico, June 2005.

Presented "Levinas and Husserl, Face to Face." 5th Annual Phenomenology Roundtable. DePaul University, May 2005.

Presented "Dussel's Midrash on Levinas: Political Alterity and Analectics." Encounters with the
Other: Philosophical Approaches to Intersubjectivity – Loyola University-Chicago, March 2005.
Presented "The Ethical and Religious Revelation of Abraham's Akedah." Department of Philosophy Graduate Student Colloquium – Purdue University, March 2005.

Presented "A Religious Critique of Sartre's Ethics." North American Sartre Society biennial meeting –University of San Francisco, February 2005.

Presented "Unfixing Concepts: Fanon and Chow on the Colonized and Abject Female Body." Theory and Cultural Studies Colloquium – Purdue University, October 2004.

Presented "Unraveling Fringes and Receding Horizons." Midwest Pragmatist Study Group of the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy –Northwestern University, September 2004.

Monica Osborne

Teaching course on feminist midrash at 92nd Street Y. New York, NY. December 2005.

Published "'Andwhat if I say the purposes have not yet been all revealed?': Searching for Psyche and Re-Imagining God in the Poetry of Alicia Ostriker and Marge Piercy." Studies in American Jewish Literature.  Forthcoming 2006.

Publishing review of The Holocaust Novel by Efraim Sicher. Modern Fiction Studies. Forthcoming 2006.

Published entries on Erica Jong and Emma Lazarus. Encyclopedia of American Ethnic Literature, Jewish-American Literature Volume. Eds. Alan Berger and Gloria Cronin. Facts on File, publisher. 2006.

Published review of Connections and Collisions: Identities in Contemporary Jewish-American Women's Writing. Ed. Lois Rubin. Philip Roth Studies. Forthcoming.

Published Review of Heir To the Glimmering World by Cynthia Ozick. The Sycamore Review 17.2 (2005).

Published Review of The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri. The Sycamore Review 17.1 (2005): 119-122.

Presenting a paper on Cynthia Ozick's short stories at the 2006 American Literature Association (ALA) Conference. San Francisco, CA.

Presenting "Reedeming Torah's Hidden Half: Women Reclaim Judaism." April 2006. Pop Culture Association/American Culture Association (PCA/ACA) Conference. Atlanta, GA.

Presenting "Envisioning Night: The Intersection of Margaret Fuller, Maurice Blanchot, and Emmanuel Levinas." March 2006. North East Modern Language Association (NEMLA) Conference. Philadelphia, PA.

Presenting "From Europe to New York to Memphis: Transforming the Jewish Shtetl." February 2006. 20th Century Literature Conference. Louisville, KY.

Chairing Philip Roth Society Sponsored Panel. February 2006. 20th Century Literature Conference. Louisville, KY.

Presented "Dangerous Storytelling: Midrashic Technique in E. L. Doctorow's City of God." October 2005. American Literature Association: Jewish American and Holocaust Literature Symposium. Boca Raton, FL.

Presented "Sexuality, Incest, and Possession: Re-reading Flannery O'Connor's 'A View of the Woods.'" March 2005. Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference. San Diego, CA.

Presented "Midrash: Re-imagining God in the Poetry of Alicia Ostriker and Marge Piercy." February 2005. 20th Century Literature Conference. Louisville, KY.

Presented "The Power of Words: Combat Language in the Works of Edith Stein." October 2004. Mideast Conference on Christianity and Literature. Cincinnati, OH.

Presented "'And What If I Say the Purposes Have Not Yet Been All Revealed?': Searching for Psyche and Re-Imagining God in Marge Piercy and Alicia Ostriker." October 2004. American Literature Association's Jewish American and Holocaust Literature Conference. Boca Raton, FL.

Awarded Best Critical Essay in Literary Criticism (Von's Book Shop Award) for "Sexuality, Incest, and Possession: Re-reading Flannery O'Connor's 'A View of the Woods.'" Purdue University, 2005.

Nathaniel Rivers

Presented at 2005 CCCC in San Francisco: "Just the Facts?: A Rhetorical Look at a Victorian Cautionary Tale."
Presented at 2005 College English Association Conference in Indy: "Burke and Schuyler on Race: The Trained Incapacity of Scapegoating."
Presented at 2005 Michigan College English Association at Michigan State: "'Rising or Falling': A Logological Look at the Theological Disputes in Milton's Paradise Lost."
Along with Ryan Weber, was awarded the Emerging Burke Scholar Award at this summer's Triennial meeting of the Kenneth Burke Society at Penn State University.
Along with Ryan Weber, publishing an edited collection, Equipment for Living: The
Literary Reviews of Kenneth Burke
. Scheduled to be published at the end of this year by Parlor Press.
Was married this summer (August 6) to Jodi Rasche, who teaches English and Speech at McCutcheon High School.
Karen Robinson

Publication: "His Dark Materials: A Look into Pullman's Interpretation of Milton's Paradise Lost." Mythlore 24.2 (2004): 1-16.

Presented "Quest Maidens in Malory: Who Are They and What Role Do They Play?" at the Midwest Conference on British Studies, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana, September 2005.

Presented "Grendel the ellor-gast: A Reconciliation of the Duality of Grendel's Character" at the 40th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan, May 2005.

Guest Lecture: "An Introduction to and a Reading of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight" Invited by Dr. Ilan Mitchell-Smith, Arthurian Literature, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, July 2005.

Marc C. Santos

Presented "Writing Digital Textuality: Transcending the Skeumorphic Limitations of Our Approach to Teaching Electronic Writing." 2005 CCCC. San Francisco, CA. March 2005.

Published with Sarah E. White: "Playing with Ourselves: a Psychological Investigation of Resident Evil and Silent Hill." Digital Gameplay: Essays on the Nexus of Game and Gamer. ed. Nate Garrelts. Jefferson NC: McFarland Press, 2005.

Kristen Seas

Awarded Strategic Initiatives Fellowship by Purdue University Graduate School Research and Development of Collaborative Online Instructors' Network (COIN).

Awarded Grace L. Smart Award for Best Graduate Paper in Rhetoric and Composition (Purdue University Department of English Literary Awards) for paper entitled, "Resisting Assumptions: Enthymematic Rhetoric and Student Resistance to Critical Pedagogies."

Presented "Through the Teeth: Enthymeme and the Rhetoric of Lying." Western States Rhetoric and Literacy Conference, San Francisco, October 2005.

Presented "Cutting the Cord: Seeking a New Corporeal Rhetoric for Non-phallic Subjects." Feminism(s) and Rhetoric(s) Conference, Houghton, MI, October 2005.

Presented "Tracing Action: Understanding Enthymeme Through Genre." College English Association, Indianapolis, 31 March 2005.

Presented "A Place in the World: Recuperating the Subject in M. Night Shyamalan's Unbreakable." Popular Culture Association, San Diego, 24 March 2005.

Richard Severe

Presented "Dinidan in Drag: Heteronormativity challenged in Malory's Mort D'Arthur" in September at the 51st Annual Midwest Conference on British Studies at the University of Notre Dame.

Awarded a Minority Task Force Fellowship in 2004 from the Graduate School

Cat Shuler

Awarded Information Literacy Integration Fellowship through Purdue Libraries.

Presented at CCCC 2005: "The Parlor: A Role-playing, Interactive, Carnivalesque, Multimedia Extravaganza."

Presented at Feminism(s) and Rhetoric(s) Conference Fall 2005: " 'I'm not a feminist, but...': Feminism and the Rhetoric of Denial."

Presented at MMLA Fall 2005: " 'I met a man who wasn't there': Dissociative Responses to Trauma in /Identity /and /Memento/."
John Spartz

Published book review of Teaching and Learning Grammar: The Prototype Construction
by Myra Linden and Arthur Whimbey, In Teaching English in the Two Year College (TETYC), 31:1, 82-86, Urbana, IL: NCTE, September, 2005.

Published "Methodology and Tools for Ontological Semantic Acquisition." Proceedings of the Second Midwest Computational Linguistics Colloquium (MCLC-2005). Available on CD, May, 2005. (First Author with Evguenia Malaia and Courtney Falk).

Published "Web Development: A Missing Link in Business Communication Textbooks?" Proceedings of the 2004 Conference of the Association for Business Communication. Online: (Second Author, with Kathryn Riley).

Published "Writing Readable Consent Forms: How Useful Is the Advice Given by IRBs?" In
IPCC 2004: Communication Frontiers (Proceedings of the 2004 IEEE International Professional Communication Conference) (Piscataway, NJ: IEEE, 2004), 1-13. (Second Author, with Kathryn Riley and Jo Mackiewicz).
Presented "Web Accessibility and Its Impact on Student Learning: A Qualitative Study" at Computers and Writing Online 2005, Hosted by Kariosnews (, June, 2005.

Presented "Methodology and Tools for Ontological Semantic Acquisition" at the Second Midwest Computational Linguistics Colloquium (MCLC-2005), Columbus, Ohio, May, 2005.
(First Author, with Evguenia Malaia and Courtney Falk).

Presented "Web Development: A Missing Link in Business Communication Textbooks?" at the
Association for Business Communication Annual Convention, Cambridge, Massachusetts, October, 2004. (Second Author, with Kathryn Riley).

Presented "Writing Readable Consent Forms: How Useful Is the Advice Given by IRBs?" IEEE
International Professional Communication Conference, Minneapolis, September-October 2004. (Second Author, with Kathryn Riley and Jo Mackiewicz).
Presented "Ontological Semantics and LSA: Applying Semantic Theory to Future Research in
Ontological Semantics" as part of "LSA 2005: The Dialogue Continues" Panel Presentation, Linguistic Lunch Series, Purdue University. September 14, 2005.

Invited presentation: "English 106 and ICL Integration Program: The Annotated Bibliography Project." Purdue University Librarian's Retreat, Purdue University. May 2, 2005 (Co-Presentation with Karyn Mallett and Paul Lynch).

Geoff Stacks

Published "Simon Wasn't There: The Sambo Strategy, Consumable Theater, and Rebecca
Gilman's Spinning into Butter." African American Review 40.3 (Fall 2006), forthcoming.

Gigi Taylor

Presented "Tutoring the novice graduate writer: Building professional understanding and independence." East Central Writing Centers Association Conference, 2005. With Linda Bergmann, Amy Ferdinandt-Stolley, & Megan Hughes, Purdue University.

Presented "Tutoring the second language writer: Strategies for a successful writing center session." Conference on College Composition and Communication, 2005. San Francisco, CA.
Presenting: "Speech, pronunciation, and listening/second language writing: Teaching academic speaking and writing." International TESOL Conference, 2006. Tampa, FL.

Presenting: "Working toward inclusive pedagogy: Special issues and topics in second language writing." Conference on College Composition and Communication, 2006. Chicago, IL.

Jodi Wagner

Presented "Richard Carstone's Metaphoric Gambles in Bleak House." Gambling Theory, Centre for the Study of Theory and Criticism, The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario. October 13-16, 2004

Presented "Maggie's Quest for Pleasure in George Eliot's The Mill on the Floss." British Women Writers' Conference, University of Louisiana Lafayette, April 14-17, 2005.

Presented "Women as a Source of Truth in Ngugi's Matigari."  MMLA.  Milwaukee, WI Nov. 10-13, 2005.

Rui Yang

Presented "Conjunctions in International Teaching Assistants' Oral Discourse." (2005 July) 14th World Congress of Applied Linguistics AILA 2005, Madison, University of Wisconsin, USA.

Presented "The Need for a World Englishes Perspective and Non-English Major Students in China (2005 July) 11th Annual Conference of the International Association for World Englishes. West Lafayette, Purdue University, USA

© Marc C. Santos & Kristen Seas, Fall 2006