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.

Brandy Dieterle Successfully Defends Dissertation

January 16, 2018  Committee in Charge: Dr. Stephanie Vie, Assoc Prof, Dept Chair, Writing & Rhetoric/UCF Dr. Martha Brenckle, Professor, Director of Graduate Programs, DWR/UCF Dr. Anastasia Salter, Assistant Professor, Digital Media, SVAD/UCF Dr. Stacey Pigg, Assistant Professor, Department of English, NC State Univ.     Ms. Brandy Dieterle for the degree of...

T&T Faculty Involved in Social Sim Project

December 15, 2017  T&T faculty members Anastasia Salter, Mel Stanfill, and Barry Mauer joined the team led by Assistant Professor Ivan Garibay, director of UCF’s Complex Adaptive Systems Laboratory in the College of Engineering & Computer Science, “to develop models and massive simulations to help understand online social behavior and predict the spread of...

T&T Student Wins Social Venture Competition

December 07, 2017  At the recent Social Venture Competition, doctoral student David Thomas Moran pitched his idea to use real-time data to enhance public transportation. University of Central Florida doctoral student David Thomas Moran and his company, Omnimodal, LLC, which uses real-time data to enhance the quality, efficiency and reliability of public transportation...

T&T Holds "Race, Gender, and Sexuality in Texts and Technology" Graduate Symposium

November 30, 2017  Texts and Technology Assistant Professor, Mel Stanfill, organized the “Race, Gender, and Sexuality in Texts and Technology: A Graduate Symposium,” November 29, in the Burnett Honors College.           Presentations included – Panel 1: Historical Approaches to Race, Gender, and Sexuality in Texts and Technology When will Puerto Rico become...

T and T Alumni Lands Tenure Track Job

November 28, 2017  Texts and Technology alumni Marci Mazzarotto (2017) was offered a tenure-track position in Digital Communication at Georgian Court University, a small liberal arts Catholic university in central New Jersey.

T&T Alum Tom Cavanagh Appointed UCF's Vice Provost for Digital Learning

November 16, 2017  Dr. Tom Cavanagh (T&T 2006) was appointed in August 2017 as the University of Central Florida’s new Vice Provost for Digital Learning, overseeing the Center for Distributed Learning, the Office of Instructional Resources, and new digital initiatives that will positively impact student retention, engagement, success, and access. Dr. Cavanagh will...