Department Hosts Annual Conference

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Members of the Conference of College Teachers of English (CCTE) and the Texas Colege English Association (TCEA) will meet in the ACU Hunter Welcome Center later this week to present a varied menu of papers on literature and rhetoric and topics in teaching.

In addition, the conference will feature five sessions of creative writers reading from their work.

Dr. Laura Carroll is coordinating the annual event which will attract over 60 participants and is being held at ACU for the first time in many a year. She says, “The presenters represent excellent teachers and scholars from all over the state, and we look forward to learning together.”

Professors Presenting

  • Friday, 7:15 a.m. Kyle Dickson, Bill Carroll (“State of the Profession”)
  • Friday, 9:00 a.m. Steve Weathers (Abysmal Wastes: On the Road in West Texas”)
  • Friday, 10:30 a.m., Suanna Davis (From Houston to Abilene: Adjusting, A Selection of Poems)
  • Friday, 2:45 p.m., Debbie Williams (Taming the Hyrdra: Framing Service Learning)
  • Saturday, 9 a.m., Albert Haley (I Loved a Capitalilst: Poetry Meets the Business World)

Instructors, Graduate Students and Undergrads Presenting

  • Friday, 9 a.m. Rachel Brown (Behind Every successful Man: Lady Macbeth’s Machiavellian Influence)
  • Friday, 9 a.m. Courtney Pearson (Brewing Storms and Children: The Nurturing and Infanticidal Withces in Macbeth and Grimm’s Fairy Tales)
  • Friday, 9 a.m. Lorrie Wolfard (Imaginative Staging: A Process for Interpretation of Hamlet)
  • Friday, 10:30 a.m. Alison Maxfield (“Lord of this fair mansion” and “Queen o’er myself”: Female Agency in The Merchant of Venice and Il Pecornoe)
  • Friday, 1030 a.m., Christina Johnson (The Celebration of Anne Sexton: Defining the Writers in Hollywood’s Biopics)
  • Friday, 1:15 p.m., David White (The Wild, Fantastical West: A Short Story)
  • Friday, 1:15 p.m., Leanne Moore (Use of Metaphor in the 2012 Presidential Campaign)
  • Friday, 1:15 p.m., Melissa Weaver (The Persuasive Power of Poetry)
  • Friday, 2:45 p.m., Greg Jeffers (Glenn Beck, Jim Wallis, and the Debate on Social Justice: A Narrative Critique)
  • Friday, 2:45 p.m., Suzanne Shedd (Progressive or Passive? Applying Critical Discourse Analysis to Actors with Down Syndrome)
  • Friday, 2:45 p.m., Amelia Emery (Itching Ears Want to Hear: Examining Interpretations Through Legitimation)

CCTE is a Texas-based organization that is currently celebrating its 80th year of its founding at the University of Texas.

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