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...

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...