The latest news and accomplishments concerning the LLCW.
Via Lingua Partners with Slippery Rock University's Languages, Literatures, Cultures, and Writing Department
Via Lingua is proud to announce its most recent educational collaboration with Slippery Rock University, located in Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania. All Via Lingua graduates qualify for up to nine credits of advanced standing toward their coursework in the Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages.
McGinty has four essays and reviews published
Patrick McGinty, a Slippery Rock University assistant professor of languages, literatures, cultures and writing, has recently published four essays and reviews in online magazines and journals.
In The New Inquiry and Jacobin, McGinty reviewed recent books on cryptocurrency and considered their relationship to other memoirs and leftist politics: "Champagne Wishes and Crypto Dreams: Of course there are crypto memoirs--but how do they theorize history?,” in The New Inquiry; and "There is no Leftist Case for Crypto,” in Jacobin.
McGinty’s essay "Reading Soviet Sci Fi at the End of the World," in The Millions, recounted his journey reading Soviet science fiction during the pandemic, a hobby that was complicated by Russia's invasion of Ukraine. McGinty’s review of Alyssa Quinn's novel “Habilis,” in DIAGRAM, marvels at how it dissolves traditional narrative structure.
McGinty interviewed on Automotive News podcast
Patrick McGinty, a Slippery Rock University assistant professor of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Writing, was a guest on Automotive News’ podcast, “Shift.”
McGinty met with host Pete Bigelow to discuss McGinty’s debut novel, Test Drive, which is about the driverless car sector. The book was recently highlighted by Buzzfeed as one of "17 Books from Independent Publishers You Need to Read This Summer."
O’Connor writes chapter for book about comic artist Lynda Barry
Mark O’Connor, a Slippery Rock University professor of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Writing, wrote a chapter in a recently published book from University Press of Mississippi, “Contagious Imagination: The Work and Art of Lynda Barry.”
O’Connor’s chapter, “Interventionist Teaching: (Re)Writing Trauma in the Work of Lynda Barry,” was included in the July 2022 release, which is described as the “long-awaited book-length analysis of the approaches and applications to teaching found in the great comic artist’s work.” The book is part of UPM’s series on critical approaches to comics artists.
Peacock writes chapter in book about Gurinder Chadha films
Dr. Sunita Peacock, a Slippery Rock University associate professor of languages, literatures, cultures, and writing, contributed a chapter in a recently published book about the British film director Gurinder Chadha.
Peacock’s chapter, “A Negotiation of ‘Home’ in Gurinder Chadha’s film, Bend it Like Beckham,” was included in the book “Diaspora and Cultural Negotiations: The Films of Gurinder Chadha,” which was published this past June by The Rowan and Littlefield Publishing Group in London.
Petray-Covey featured on THE Campus podcast
Dr. Marnie Jo Petray-Covey, a Slippery Rock University associate professor of languages, literatures, cultures, was one of 10 featured higher education experts offering advice to improve one’s writing and chances of getting published as an academic in a recent episode of THE Campus podcast by Times Higher Education.
THE Campus is a digital resource for higher education professionals to connect with peers and find or share advice on academic teaching and learning, the internationalization of higher education, progressing towards the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, improving DEI, research management, and supporting early career academics.
McGinty and Katsiadas Dance with the Stars
The first-place tandem was Patrick McGinty, instructor of English, with Gabby Pfeifer, a junior dance major from Stevensville, Maryland, and received a $500 scholarship.
SRU Hosting Common Read author Deesha Philyaw
Pittsburgh author Deesha Philyaw will be at SRU on March 31st for a public lecture on her book The Secret Lives of Church Ladies.
Katsiadas and McGinty: Dancing with the SRU Stars
Nicholas Katsiadas and Patrick McGinty will participate in Dancing with the SRU Stars on March 23rd.
DiMarco and Ruppert co-edit book of scholarly essays
Danette DiMarco, a Slippery Rock University professor of English, and Timothy Ruppert, an assistant professor of English, are co-editors of a soon-to-be released book of scholarly essays.
McGinty featured in two online publications
Patrick McGinty, a Slippery Rock University instructor of English, was featured in two online publications this month.
SRU English professor tracking how modern readers engage with medieval text
The way people read and engage with text certainly has changed across the history of humanity, but a Slippery Rock University professor said there's one aspect that makes modern readers similar to their ancient or medieval counterparts.
O’Connor and Ross awarded Butler SUCCEED Fellowships
Mark O’Connor and Mary Jo Ross were awarded Butler SUCCEED Fellowships by SRU’s Center for Community Engagement, Empowerment and Development.
Borgia-Askey published in New York Folklore journal
Melissa Borgia-Askey, a Slippery Rock University instructor of English, wrote an article that was published in Voices, the journal of New York Folklore.
Silvestro writes article for Inside Higher Ed
John Silvestro, a Slippery Rock University assistant professor of English, wrote an article that was recently published by Inside Higher Ed, a leading source for news and other services for the higher education community.
SRU English instructor wins award; will have novel published
Jessica Jopp, a Slippery Rock University instructor of English, wrote a collection of poetry titled “The History of a Voice,” that was published earlier this year. Her debut novel, “From the Longing Orchard,” is scheduled for release in spring 2023.