Sigma Tau Delta Celebrates Shakespeare's Birthday
Sponsored by Sigma Tau Delta (the English Honor Society)
Louisiana Tech University
April 23, 2008
Dr. Edward Jacobs & Dr. Don Kaczvinsky
|9:30 am||Mr. Marty Wanserski
Sculpting Shakespeare (talk)
|10:00 am||Mr. Mark Guinn
Fighting Mad Shakespeare (performance)
|10:30 am||Dr. Jeffery Hankins
Shakespeare's Gnarly London (mini lecture)
|11:00 am||Dr. Karen Jacobs
Mayhem on Shakespeare's Stage (mini lecture)
|11:30 am||Mr. David Merchant
Shakespeare and Star Trek (mini lecture)
|12:00 am||Dr. Sim Shattuck
Shakespearean Insults (mini lecture plus demonstration)
|12:30 am||Dr. Bob Jungman
TBA (mini lecture)
|1:00 pm||Ms. Lana Hebert & Mr. Josh Carver
Shakespeare Set to Music (performance)
|1:30 pm||Mr. Paul Crook & Acting Students
Selected Monologues (performance)
|2:00 pm||Mr. Michael Williams
Renaissance Juggling (performance)
|2:30 pm||Dr. Celia Lewis
Richard III: The Man We Love to Hate (mini lecture)
|3:00 pm||Dr. Dorothy Dodge Robbins & Ms. Chelsea Crawford
A continuous reading of Shakespeare's sonnets between presentations and following scheduled events (until we have completed the entire sequence). Please come read a sonnet!
Birthday cake will be served over the noon hour.
Visit the Shakespeare Exhibit in the Prescott Library.
Tuesday, Dec. 4: Ropp Center, large Dining room, 8:30-10:00 a.m.
Croissants and Coffee for Tech faculty and administration.
La Fête Française (FRENCH FESTIVAL)
Sponsored by the French Dept. Louisiana Tech University
December 4-6, 2007
GTM, 2nd floor. Permanent display of flags from the French speaking world.
Wednesday, Dec. 5: GTM 105; 4:00 p.m. Light refreshments Light refreshments Film: Against the Tide: The story of the Cajun People of Louisiana. Traces the development of "Cajun" culture from its roots in Nova Scotia to its fruition in Louisiana.
Thursday, Dec. 6: Lincoln Parish Library 6:30-7:30 Light refreshments "Louisiana: From History to Folklore." Dr. Phil Cook and Dr. Susan Roach will each give a thirty minute presentation.
Dr. Dolliann Margaret Hurtig, Associate Professor of French of the School of Literature and Language at Louisiana Tech University, presented on instruction into language and culture at the International Conference of the American Association of Teachers of French in Liège, Belgium held from July 14- July 20th. Dr. Hurtig?s presentation entitled"Chansons francophones: comment enseigner la culture en s'amusant" ("Francophone songs : How to teach culture while having fun") centered upon chansons à texte, songs steeped in culturally rich issues like the self-image of women, the political topic of immigration, and the question of pride in one's ethnicity.
Dr. Donald P. Kaczvinsky, Director of the School of Literature and Language, recently presented a paper entitled "From Alexandria With Love: Durrell, Fleming and the Spy Novel, or Durrell in Bondage" at On Miracle Ground XV: The International Lawrence Durrell Conference, Paris X in Nanterre, France. The paper considered Durrell's parodic use of spy-thriller conventions in his work The Alexandria Quartet. Dr. Kaczvinsky was also re-elected as president of the International Lawrence Durrell Society.
Mr. David Merchant and Dr. Tamara Powell received $500 in funding from the Summer Research Grant Program for their proposal, "Playing to Win: Honing the Tech Student's Critical Thinking Skills through Gaming Software." The researchers hope to develop a video game that helps students develop the critical thinking skills necessary for successful completion of English 101: Freshman Composition 1.
Personal/Narrative: Sheri Piercy "Pen Pals"
Analytical/Critical: Alex Blanchard "With Love, from Sarajevo"
Research: James Eastwood "Ophelia: More Than a Pretty Face"
Upper-Division Writing Contest (Selected from research papers previously submitted
to 400- level English courses)
First Prize: Stephanie Freiss, "Emotional Credibility: Thomson's and Gray's Reverence for the Melancholy of Man and Pope's Satire of the Female Spleen"
Runner-Up: Laura McSwain, "Unbridled Reason: An Analysis of Swift's Houyhnhnms"
Each winner will receive a check for $100 and a complimentary copy of the Freshman Composition Course Packet. Winning essays will be published in next year's Freshman Composition Course Packet.
The Department of Foreign Languages is pleased to announce that Lindsay Stone (Spanish) and Anna Harvan (French) were named the outstanding student for 2007-08.
Three French language students--Valerie Hoffpauir, Benjamin Quinnelly, Rebecca Riisness--have been awarded full year teaching assistantships to teach in elementary and secondary French schools for an academic year through the French Embassy of the United States and the CODOFIL organization.
The Department of English is pleased to announce the winners of the 1st Annual Technical
- Proposal--Jonathan Waltman, "A Proposal for a Report Topic"
- Technical Report--Christopher Monceaux, "An Evaluation of the Adequacy of Optimal
- Miscellaneous--Valerie Hoffpauir, "A Description of the Western Style Horse Bridle"
The winners will receive a cash award and have their essays published in the 2008-09
Technical Writing Packet.
10th Annual ULM/Tech Graduate Conference. The English Departments at ULM and Louisiana Tech University held their tenth annual conference for graduate students to present their research. Click here for the schedule of papers and events.
Dr. Dolliann Hurtig, Ph.D., School of Literature and Language, French Unit, has published in the top-tier university press, Johns Hopkins University Press. The article in the Spring Edition of Esprit Créateur is part of a collection of essays that resulted from a National Endowment for the Humanities at the Newberry Library in the summer of 2005. The NEH fellows gave papers at the 16 th Century Studies Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah in the fall of 2006.The present spring special interest journal represents the culmination of a project that took two and one -half years to bring to fruition , from the summer of 2005 to the spring of 2008. Dr. Hurtig's article is entitled: "Is Purgatory burning? Opposing Viewpoints on Travel to Purgatory in Pierre Viret's Alcumie du purgatoire." The journal's special issue, edited by one of the fellows, Dr. Scott Juall of University of North Carolina at Wilmington, is entitled "Encounters with Alterity in Early Modern French Travel Literature". In addition, Dr. Hurtig has been reelected in the spring meeting of the CODOFIL Consortium as Vice -President of the CODOFIL Consortium for Colleges and Universities in Louisiana.
A representative from the Japan Consulate in New Orleans will be on the Tech campus Thursday, October 25, 3:00 p.m., in GTM 223 to answer questions and promote applications from students to the JET Program. The JET (Japan Exchange and Training) Program offers an excellent opportunity for Americans of all backgrounds and training to live and work in Japan for up to three years teaching English and American culture as an Assistant in an assigned elementary or secondary school in Japan. This is an opportunity for the appointee to earn an annual salary of over $30,000, tax exempt, receive subsidized housing, and enjoy free round trip airfare and transfers from the US to Japan. The information session is open to all students.
September 14, 2007
Congratulations to Dr. Susan Roach,who was quoted in the Sept. 14th issue of The Chronicle of Higher Education. Dr. Roach was interviewed for her work on "In the Wake of the Hurricanes: a Coalition Effort to Collect Ours Stories and Rebuid Our Culture," a project to provide online guidance and resources that would be availabe to anyone who wanted to record testimony about life before, during, and after the hurricanes.
Dr. Roach is also heads a division of the Louisiana Regional Folklife Program.