George W. Ewing Folklore Lecture

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The Abilene Christian University Department of English presents


In honor of Dr. George Wilmeth Ewing, author, educator, leader

Speaker: Dr. Kenneth L. Untiedt

Topic: “Discovering the Folklore That Defines Us–Even in the 21st Century”

Abilene Christian University
Mabee Library Auditorium
7:00 PM, November 12, 2009

Kenneth L. Untiedt is an Associate Professor of English at Stephen F. Austin State University, where he teaches courses in folklore, American literature, the literature of Texas and the Southwest, and Technical Writing. He has given numerous presentations at various conferences, including the Texas State Historical Association, the South Central Modern Languages Association, and the National Cowboy Symposium. He is currently working on a comprehensive study of the Western, to be published by Texas Tech University Press.

Dr. Untiedt became the Secretary-Editor of the Texas Folklore Society in 2004, and he is responsible for overseeing the daily operations of the organization, as well as editing its annual publications. He grew up in the Midwest, but moved to West Texas after joining the U.S. Air Force. After his enlistment, he became a police officer on the Lubbock Police Department, where he worked for nearly thirteen years while he earned his B.A., M.A., and Ph.D., from Texas Tech University. He and his wife, Tierney, live with their four children in Nacogdoches, where he is active in the First Christian Church, the Lamp-Lite Theatre, and other community organizations and events.

English majors are invited to attend Dr. Untiedt’s Professional Editing Workshop, to be held Thursday, November 12, at 3:00 PM in the Adams Center for Teaching Excellence. Dr. Untiedt will recount his own encounter with the rather steep learning curve of professional editing and will provide invaluable advice on academic preparation for a career in the field.

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