Evan Chaloupka at Narrative 2017


Ph.D. Dean’s Fellow Evan Chaloupka presented “Writing on the Verge: Cognitive Disability and Its Implications for Storytelling in American Literary Naturalism” at the Narrative 2017 conference, held March 23 – 26 in Lexington, Kentucky.

The conference featured plenary speakers Judith Butler and Linda Williams, both of the University of California-Berkeley, and Kenneth Warren of the University of Chicago.

Chaloupka and Horton Take Part in “Demystifying the Archive” Roundtable


Date: Friday, December 2, 2016
Time: 3:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Location: Guilford Parlor 

learning_education_default_1Ph.D. students and Dean’s Fellows Evan Chaloupka and Ray Horton will discuss their recent and ongoing work with archival materials, as a means of illuminating the possibilities of research using primary sources.

They will be joined by representatives from three University Circle Institutions: Jennifer Nieves, Archivist & Registrar at the Dittrick Medical History Center; William Claspy, Humanities Research Services Librarian and Melissa Hubbard, Team Leader, Scholarly Resources & Special Collections, Kelvin Smith Library; and John Grabowski, Senior Vice President, Research & Publications and Krieger Mueller Historian, Western Reserve Historical Society.

Following brief descriptions of the collections and materials available for scholarly use, questions from the audience will explore the challenges and opportunities for humanities research with archival and special collections materials.

Brita Thielen at 2016 BGSU Conference


First-year Ph.D. student Brita Thielen presented “Teaching Social Privilege in the First-Year Composition Classroom” at the 2016 Bowling Green State University 21st Century Englishes Graduate Student Conference on October 15. This presentation is part of a larger project co-written with Ashanka Kumari at the University of Louisville.

The conference theme was “Interdisciplinarity in the 21st Century: Studies Within and Across Disciplinary Boundaries.”