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...

Our T&T Student, Kirk Lundblade, Awarded Paid Internship with Orange County Clerk of Courts

February 06, 2018  First Year T&T student, Kirk Lundblade, was recently awarded a paid internship with the Orange County Clerk of Courts. His position will involve the following: Overview: The Orange County Clerk of Courts is implementing a wiki-style Knowledge Management System and related best practices to promote information self-service, allowing employees to find answers...

Our T&T Alumnus, Marci Mazzarotto, Publishes Experimental Video on TextShop

February 06, 2018  Marci Mazzarotto, who graduated from T&T in spring 2017, published her new video work, “(re)Inventing with the Cloud,” in the online journal TextShop. In her “Creator’s Statement” about the project, Marci writes, This project began with a simple task: to free up memory on my smart phone. As I deleted...

Elvis and Sam Phillips: Methods of Invention at Sun Records

January 30, 2018  By Barry Mauer How Are New Modes of Communication Invented? The key to the invention of rock and roll was the development of a “personal culture,” which enabled the early rockers to think and communicate differently from commonly accepted modes. Both Elvis and Sam Phillips – Elvis producer at Sun...

Sonia Stephens Awarded Research Grant to Study Story Mapping and Sea Level Rise

January 30, 2018  Sonia Stephens’ research project, “Story Mapping and Sea Level Rise: Bringing a Global Risk Home,” was awarded an ACM SIGDOC Career Advancement Grant. Her co-investigator on the research project is D. Richards, from Old Dominion University. Congratulations, Sonia!

Anastasia Salter Has a New Book: Toxic Geek Masculinity in Media: Sexism, Trolling, and Identity Policing

January 30, 2018  Anastasia Salter’s new book, Toxic Geek Masculinity in Media: Sexism, Trolling, and Identity Policing, co-authored with Bridget Blodgett, was recently published by Palgrave Macmillan. From the publisher’s page (https://www.palgrave.com/us/book/9783319660769): This book examines changing representations of masculinity in geek media, during a time of transition in which “geek” has not only gone...

Wendy Givoglu Noted in Orlando Sentinel

January 26, 2018  January 25, 2018.  T&T dissertation student, Wendy Givoglu, serves as Dean of the School of Arts and Entertainment at Valencia College.  Her dissertation research focuses on arts engagement among millennials in Orlando and was featured at the HASTAC conference in November. Wendy was quoted in the Orlando Sentinel today, in...

2017 T&T Holiday Party

January 23, 2018  A group of nearly 30 T&T faculty, staff, students, and their family members gathered on December 16th to celebrate the holidays.