When Jahi Mendes registered for Dr. Karmen Lenz’s early British literature course, the last thing he expected to see on the syllabus was a heart dissection.
Here is senior MGA English major Sarah Ashley Winans (far right) after giving her paper at her SAMLA panel in Birmingham last Friday morning: “Intertextuality and Crime Fiction from Poe to Conan Doyle and Beyond.
There might be more pleasant ways to while away a mild, sunny school day than sitting outside and writing about anything you see around you. But based on the intensity of their concentration, some 30 Bleckley County High School freshmen seemed perfectly content as they participated in an outdoor writing marathon at Middle Georgia State University’s Cochran Campus.
Dr. Yunsuk Chae, associate professor of Spanish at Middle Georgia State University, was the translator for the just-published ‘From the Other Shore (Desde la otra orilla),’ a bilingual anthology in English and Spanish. Chae translated the original poems in Spanish, which were selected from six books written by María Paz Moreno. Originally from Spain, Moreno teaches and resides in the U.S. She is a poet, essayist, and literary critic who has been anthologized and published in numerous poetry collections in Spain.
CETL Archive Additions: Engaging Students with Turnitin.com
Many instructors are familiar with turnitin.com as a plagiarism checker/deterrent, but it also contains a variety of other features that encourage students to engage in more effective composing processes.
Culture In Focus, Issue No. 2
Papers invited on a broad range of cultural, literary and educational topics internationally in all the relevant areas that fall within the scope of this journal. We are especially interested for this issue in papers related to education and culture including such areas as:
What happens to the borders and boundaries of the high art object when it becomes a hyperobject through commercialization? If low art is a boundless zombie swarm hollowing all art into economic value, then how does the loss of boundary turn art into a metaphor for other aspects of culture and current events?
Culture in Focus is an international eJournal of Cultural, Educational and Literary Studies and is accepting research papers, unpublished conference papers, reviews, announcements and any other pertinent information from scholars locally and internationally.
Hope Fuqua and Samantha Morgan, who are finishing up their bachelor’s degrees in English at Middle Georgia State University, will present papers at the prestigious South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA) meeting in early November in Atlanta.
The presentations are designed to demonstrate the analytical, research, writing and rhetorical skills the students honed during their studies. Learn more about this capstone course and the students’ presentations here.