Leah Davydov Featured on “Cringe” Podcast

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Dacre Stoker, author and great-grand-nephew of Bram Stoker

Earlier this summer, first-year Ph.D. student Leah Davydov appeared as a co-host of the Cringe podcast. Cringe is an interview program that host Marc Van Bulck describes as “something I wanted to do – sit down with people I think are interesting – nerds, artists, and theologians – and ask them the questions that I’ve always wanted to ask but that I rarely hear in other interviews.”

Davydov, who recently completed her M.A. in English literature at Cleveland State University, has research interests at the intersections of medicine and literature, particularly during the late nineteenth century. She is also a vampire scholar, studying the work of Bram Stoker (author of Dracula), as well as other vampire literature and mythology.

The Cringe episode Davydov co-hosts features guest Dacre Stoker, the great-grand-nephew of Bram Stoker. According to the podcast’s website, “Dacre has devoted himself to the academic research and preservation of his famous great-grand-uncle’s literary legacy. He joins the podcast to discuss how Bram Stoker’s real life experiences growing up may have inspired some of the terrifying images and story in Dracula.”

Stream or download the full episode, with its discussions of Romanian castles, Vlad the Impaler, and adaptations of Dracula in television, film, and other media, here:

http://cringepodcast.com/ep-27-dacre-stoker-feat-guest-co-host-leah-davydov

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Jess Slentz Published in “Enculturation: A Journal of Rhetoric, Writing, and Culture”

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Congratulations to Ph.D. Dean’s Fellow Jess Slentz, whose article “Habits of Interaction: Touchscreen Technology and the Rhetorical Experience of Co-Curation at the Cleveland Museum of Art” has been published in Enculturation: A Journal of Rhetoric, Writing, and Culture.

Enculturation is a refereed journal devoted to contemporary theories of rhetoric, writing, and culture. It is hosted by the Rutgers-Camden Digital Studies Center, and it is also generously supported by both the University of South Carolina and the University of Texas Digital Writing and Research Lab.

Jess Slentz Published in “Enculturation: A Journal of Rhetoric, Writing, and Culture”

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Congratulations to Ph.D. Dean’s Fellow Jess Slentz, whose article “Habits of Interaction: Touchscreen Technology and the Rhetorical Experience of Co-Curation at the Cleveland Museum of Art” is forthcoming in Enculturation: A Journal of Rhetoric, Writing, and Culture.

Enculturation is a refereed journal devoted to contemporary theories of rhetoric, writing, and culture. It is hosted by the Rutgers-Camden Digital Studies Center, and it is also generously supported by both the University of South Carolina and the University of Texas Digital Writing and Research Lab.

Scott Weedon at Two 2016 Conferences

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raclogoPh.D. candidate Scott Weedon gives a presentation at the Rhetoric Society of America’s Biennial Conference on May 27, 2016 in Atlanta entitled “An Elegant Solution to the Wrong Problem is Less than Worthless: Maxims and the Rhetorical Education of Engineers.”

Weedon will then present “Judging for Themselves: How Students Practice Engineering Judgment” at the American Society for Engineering Education’s Annual Conference on June 27, 2016 in New Orleans. This ASEE paper will be published in the conference proceedings.