T&T faculty Angela Rounsaville elected to CCCC governance

May 21, 2018  CCCC, which stands for Conference on College Composition and Communication Consortium, just announced that T&T faculty member Angela Rounsaville has been elected at-large member of Doctoral Programs in Rhetoric and Composition. Congratulations, Angela!

T&T alumni Irene Pynn’s play to debut at Orlando Fringe Festival

May 18, 2018  Dr. Irene Pynn’s play, Enter, Pursued by a Whale, is being performed five times during the Orlando Fringe Festival. For more information, visit https://orlandofringe.showare.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=201 Enter, Pursued by a Whale Renie and Rob Productions, Atlamonte Springs, FL 13 & Up – Some PG-13 Language 60 Minutes Blue Venue Friday, May 18, 2018 @...

T&T professor named to scholar advisory committee of the American Archive of Public Broadcasting

May 09, 2018  WGBH and the Library of Congress have invited Dr. Scot French to serve on the 2018-21 Scholar Advisory Committee of the American Archive of Public Broadcasting — an at-risk public media preservation and access project. Congratulations, Scot!

T&T Faculty among Those Honored at the CAH Research Recognition Celebration

May 04, 2018  The CAH Research Recognition Celebration on April 24, 2018, included many T&T faculty who have been awarded grant funding for their work. Congratulations to our faculty for their amazing research!

T&T Student's Startup Featured in Orlando Sentinel, Forbes, and Tech Juice/Studio17TV

May 04, 2018  T&T Student David Moran and his business partner, Nathan Selikoff, have launched a social entrepreneurship called Omnimodal, aimed at providing real time information to users of public transportation. Their work is being featured in the news. Read about it through these links: Forbes: This Platform Aims To Make Public Transit Easier, Even...

T&T Graduates Biggest Group in Its History

May 04, 2018  Seven T&T students received their doctorates at UCF’s commencement ceremony today, May 3, 2018. This picture shows five of them and four T&T faculty who served as major advisors. Congratulations to all!

T&T Alumni Marci Mazzarotto Receives Research Fellowship

May 02, 2018  T&T Alumni Marci Mazzarotto received a competitive two-week fellowship from the New York Public Library to continue some of her dissertation studies, which she hopes to turn into a book. In December of 2018, she will be a researcher-in-residence at the NYPL for two weeks to work on her project, titled “Experimental...

T&T Student Christine McClure publishes in Florida English Journal

May 01, 2018  The Spring 2018 edition of the Florida English Journal features an article by our T&T student Christine I. McClure titled “Building a Robust Course in Canvas.” Christine was also accepted to present at the Graduate Research Network at Computers & Writing at the end of the May. Congratulations, Christine!  

Good News from T&T Students and Faculty

April 30, 2018  Our T&T students have been busy contributing to the knowledge base in our discipline. Among their recent achievements are the following: Linda Garrison contributed to Reading the World’s Stories: An Annotated Bibliography of International Youth Literature, edited by Annette Y. Goldsmith, sponsored by the US Board on Books for Young People. Dr....

(Inter)Textual Technologies, Disciplinary Collaboration, and the Shaping of Civilization, Culture, and Communication

April 30, 2018  By Dan Martin, T&T Student When I see a filing cabinet, I no longer see a large metal object with bulky drawers. I see a textual innovation for organizing, storing, retrieving, and managing the literate activity that sustains the functionality of a professional workplace. The Texts and Technology (T&T) PhD...

Four T&T Faculty Promoted

April 27, 2018  Four Texts and Technology faculty will receive promotions beginning in fall 2018. Drs. Anastasia Salter, Natasha Jones, and Angela Rounsaville will be promoted to associate professor. Dr. Stephanie Vie will be promoted to professor. Congratulations to them all!

Video Interview with T&T's Dr. Jonathan Beever Now Available

April 27, 2018  Dr. Jonathan Beever sat down with Barry Mauer to discuss his work with soundscape ecology and how it fits into the Texts and Technology program. Click to watch the video, titled, “UCF Professor on How Humans Are Changing Nature.”

T&T Faculty Member Presents Keynote Talk

April 25, 2018  Stephanie Vie recently offered a keynote talk titled “‘It’s Still a Man’s Game’: Gender, Technology, and Gaming, or a Call for More Inclusive Digital Literacies” at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona, Florida; this talk connected her work on the harassment and aggression that women face in highly gendered technological environments,...

T&T Students Present in "Fan Studies: A Graduate Symposium"

April 24, 2018  Numerous T&T students in Mel Stanfill’s Fan Studies class presented their work in Fan Studies on April 23, 2018.

T&T Students, Alumni, and Faculty in New Volume on Florida Studies

April 24, 2018  The Florida Studies Review has published an edited volume containing the work of numerous Texts and Technology students, alumni, and faculty. Among the entries are T&T alumni Amy L. Giroux’s “Navigating People, Paper, and Pixels: Examining Contact Zones (With)in Florida’s Past,” T&T students Amanda Hill, Mark Kretzschmar, David Morton, and Sara...

The RICHES Project Continues to Grow

April 20, 2018  Stuart Moulthrop visits the RICHES Project on April 17, 2018. T&T faculty member Connie Lester (also of UCF’s History Department) leads the RICHES project: https://riches.cah.ucf.edu/  RICHES is an umbrella program housing interdisciplinary public history projects that bring together different departments at UCF with profit and non-profit sectors of the community....

Stuart Moulthrop Presents Workshop for T&T

April 20, 2018  University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Professor Stuart Moulthrop presented “Complex Emergencies: Funded Research and the Future of Graduate Studies in the Humanities” to T&T faculty and students on April 17, 2018.

Deconstruction Explained

April 20, 2018  By Barry Mauer Deconstruction raises controversy and confusion for American students, often because it is not put in context. Deconstruction is an activity, one of many, practiced by post-structuralists. Post-structuralists, following Jacques Derrida, had read the works of Roman Jacobson, a linguist, and Claude Lévi-Stauss, an anthropologist, who argued that...

T&T Student Landon Berry Successfully Defends Dissertation

April 20, 2018  T&T student Landon Berry successfully defended his dissertation on March 30, 2018. Landon’s dissertation title is Learning Spaces are WAC: Investigating How Classroom Space Design Influences Student Disciplinary Identities This dissertation used classroom observations, movement mapping, instructor interviews, and student focus groups to examine the ways in which both instructors...

T&T Student Nathan Snow Successfully Defends Dissertation

April 20, 2018  T&T student Nathan Snow, pictured here on the top of the screen, successfully defended his dissertation on April 5, 2018. Nathan’s dissertation title is Touching the Unreal: The Definition, Narrative Strategies, and Aesthetics of 3D Cartoon Narratives. Despite it being one of the most popular, profitable, and influential forms of...