Local Storyteller & Alum - Storytelling and Oral Tradition

Posted by Andy Cunningham on April 7, 2023 at 10:59 AM

English Studies Professor Kisha Tracy welcomed Local Storyteller, Teacher, and Alum Todd Goodwin to her Storytelling and Oral Tradition class yesterday morning. After regaling the class with some harmonica playing, a song, and lighting the imaginary campfire, Mr. Goodwin told the story of "The Rich Man's Smells."

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Topics: Student Experience, Community, Alumni, English Studies

Around Campus - Writing II

Posted by Andy Cunningham on April 5, 2023 at 10:40 AM

Students in English Studies Professor Kisha Tracy's Writing II class workshop their next assignment. Writing II expands upon the argumentative and analytical emphases of Writing I, it foster research-based composition. In Writing II, students demonstrate in prose their knowledge of rhetoric, employ a variety of research methods, and become familiar with latest information technologies. 

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Topics: Programs and Majors, English Studies

Harrod Lecture: Elise Takehana

Posted by Andy Cunningham on March 31, 2023 at 2:45 PM

Recently, Provost Patricia Marshall welcomed those gathered in the Presidents' Hall for English Studies Professor Elise Takehana who presented her Harrod Lecture "Database and Algorithm as Literary Infrastructure", after an introduction by Acting English Studies Department Chair Lisa Gim.

In the lecture, Dr. Takehana discussed the conflicts and overlaps between storytelling and data analysis by exploring examples in experimental literature, interactive fiction, portraiture, and quantitative approaches to studying language and literature. The talk offered several reflections on the nature of human expression in the age of big data and how that might color what we think of as "human."

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Topics: Faculty, Events, Humanities, English Studies