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...

T&T Student Valerie Kasper Successfully Defends Dissertation

April 20, 2018  T&T student Valerie Kasper successfully defended her dissertation on March 27, 2018. Valerie’s Dissertation title is The Resonance and Residue of the First African American Newspaper: How Freedom’s Journal Created Space in the Early 19th Century   Newspapers as a medium create space by creating an environment through which its readership...

T&T Student Carissa Baker Receives the Pegasus Award

April 20, 2018  The Order of Pegasus is the highest student award that can be attained at the university. Congratulations, Carissa!

Stuart Moulthrop Addresses the T&T-Based Games Research Group

April 20, 2018  University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Professor Stuart Moulthroup presented on the state of game studies to a group of faculty and students at UCF on April 16, 2018.

 UCF Faculty Author Series to Feature T&T Faculty

April 06, 2018  The John C. Hitt Library, Office of Research, and Faculty Excellence are pleased to announce two upcoming events to be hosted by the Burnett Honors College. The panel sessions described below will highlight the diverse research interests and publishing activities of scholars in the College of Arts & Humanities. We...

T&T student's Omnimodal startup wins local investment in pitch competition

March 26, 2018  In an effort to create positive change by nurturing local social entrepreneurs, Rally: The Social Enterprise Accelerator recently awarded a $25,000 investment to UCF alumni-created company Omnimodal. “We are humbled to have been awarded this investment money,” said Nathan Selikoff ’04, co-founder of Omnimodal. “There were seven other great social...

Cassandra Branham, T&T Alum, Named Editor-in-Chief of Writing Commons

March 22, 2018  In a recent letter to members of the Writing Commons community, Sandy wrote: Writing Commons [is] an open-education resource for instructors and students of writing across the disciplines. Our mission is to provide a high-quality, cost-free resource to support students in the development of writing, research, and critical thinking practices. Over the past year, we...

T&T Alumni Aaron Zwintscher Publishes Book

March 13, 2018  T&T alumni Aaron Zwintscher’s first book has been published by Punctum Books. Noise Thinks the Anthropocene is a textual experiment in noise poetics that began as his doctoral dissertation in T&T. As Aaron notes, “noise poetics is the use of noise to explain, elucidate, and evoke (akin to other poetic forms)...

T&T Student Carissa Baker Successfully Defends Dissertation

March 12, 2018  Carissa Baker successfully defended her dissertation, Exploring a Three-Dimensional Narrative Medium: The Theme Park as “De Sprookjessprokkelaar,” The Gatherer and Teller of Stories, on March 9, 2018 Pictured left to right are members of Carissa’s Dissertation Committee: Dr. Duncan Dickson (Rosen College of Hospitality Management), Dr. Anastasia Salter (School of Visual...

Dana Chandler Discusses Tuskegee Archive

March 11, 2018  Dr. Dana Chandler, Archivist and Associate Professor at Tuskegee University, gave a compelling talk on March 6 at UCF about the work he has done with the rich but poorly-preserved archival collection at Tuskegee. They have done amazing work in the past 10 years both in preserving priceless sources of African...

Eric Murnane Passes Dissertation Defense

March 03, 2018  Congratulations, Eric! Pictured: Dr. Rudy McDaniel, Dr. Anastasia Salter (Chair), Eric Murnane, Dr. Rita Costello (from McNeese State University via Skype), and Dr. Joey Fanfarelli Dissertation title: Emergent Narrative: Stories of Play and Playing with Stories   Emergent narrative, a phenomenon of unexpected contextual stories arising through play, has been researched...

T&T Student, Christine McClure, to Present at the Conference on College Composition and Communication

February 15, 2018  The Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) is pleased to announce that Christine McClure will be speaking at the 2018 CCCC Annual Convention. McClure, of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, will be presenting during the session, “Pedagogy of the (Dis)Enfranchised: Redefining the Terms for Contingent Communities of Practice.” McClure’s presentation is...

T&T Student, Carissa Baker, To Be Inducted into Order of Pegasus

February 13, 2018  Congratulations, Carissa! Order of Pegasus is the most prestigious and significant award a student can attain at the University of Central Florida. Order of Pegasus recognizes exemplary performance by UCF bachelor’s degree students in the areas of academic achievement, outstanding university involvement, leadership, and community service. Master’s degree students, doctoral, professional,...

T&T Alumni, Aaron Zwintscher, Awarded Outstanding Dissertation

February 13, 2018  Aaron Zwintscher’s dissertation, Noise Thinks the Anthropocene: An Experiment in Noise Poetics, received the 2017-2018 Award for Outstanding Dissertation in the College of Arts and Humanities. You can find the dissertation on STARS: http://stars.library.ucf.edu/etd/5504/ Abstract This dissertation is a textual experiment in noise poetics. It is an experiment in that it...