The Department of English is actively engaged in ongoing research.


Lara Smith-Sitton, Tea Rozman-Clark, Darlene Xiomara Rodriguez, Green Card Youth Voices: Immigration Stories from an Atlanta High School (Wise: 2018; Green Card Youth Voices/Ingram: 2019)

Michelle D. Devereaux and Chris Palmer, Teaching Language Variation in the Classroom, (Routledge, 2019)

Tony Grooms, In Vain Conversation, (University of South Carolina Press, 2018)

Jennifer Dail, Towards a More Visual Literacy: Shifting the Paradigm with Digital Tools and Young Adult Literature, (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2018)

Letizia Guglielmo, Misogyny in American Culture: Causes, Trends, Solutions. 2 vols. (ABC-CLIO, 2018)

Andy Plattner, Dixie Luck: Stories and the Novella Terminal, (Mercer 2018)

Linda Niemann, Cosas: Folk Art Travels in Mexico, (University of New Mexico Press, 2018)

Jennifer Dail, Shelbie Witte, and Steven Bickmore. Young Adult Literature and the Digital World: Textual Engagement through Visual Literacy, (Rowman & Littlefield, 2018)

Cherif Diop, Violence and Trauma in Selected African Literature, (Africa World Press, 2018)

Darren Crovitz and Michelle D. Devereaux, Grammar to Get Things Done: A Practical Guide for Teachers Anchored in Real-World Usage, (Routledge and NCTE, 2017)

Ashley Shelden, Unmaking Love: The Contemporary Novel and the Impossibility of Union, (Columbia University Press, 2017)

Larrie Dudenhoeffer, Anatomy of the Superhero Film, (Palgrave, 2017)

Clarice Moran, Applying the Flipped Classroom Model to English Language Arts Education, (IGI Global, 2017)

Sergio Figueiredo, Inventing Comics: A New Translation of Rodolphe Töpffer’s Reflections on Graphic Storytelling, Media Rhetorics, and Aesthetic Practice. Trans. Sergio C. Figueiredo. (Anderson, SC: Parlor Press, 2017)



Articles and Creative Activity

Jenny Sadre-Orafai.  "Geminis," NELLE (University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2019)

Lara Smith-Sitton, Darlene Xiomara Rodriguez, and Paul McDaniel, "When Local Community Writing Initiatives Crashed into White House Public Policy: Green Card Youth Voices: Stories from an Atlanta High School," Spark: A 4C4Equality Journal, Volume 1, 2019.

Beth Giddens et al. “Sustainability Education and Organizational Change: A Critical Case Study of Barriers and Change Drivers at a Higher Education Institution.” Sustainability 2019, 11, no.2: 501.

Lara Smith-Sitton, "“Interview of Tea Rozman Clark on the Power of Storytelling in Activist Work,” Spark: A 4C4Equality Journal, Volume 1, 2019.

Clarice Moran. “5 Reasons Why Virtual Reality Belongs in Every Classroom.” Corvin Books, 2019.

Khalil Elayan, “Sana’a Sunrise.” A Gathering of the Tribes, 2019.

Kristin Rajan, “Hibernation.” Vitamin ZZZ, Winter 2019.

Jennifer Dail. “Leading Students to Exit through the Gift Shop: Reading Banksy’s Public Art through Documentary Film and Director’s Cuts.” Literacy Engagement through Peritextual Analysis, ALA and NCTE, 2019.

David Johnson. Easy Preparation for Online Courses: Why Professors as Educators Should be Anxious About Becoming Non-Essential. Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning,

Katarina Gephardt. “Productive Uses of Nostalgia in Contemporary Slovak Fiction: Veronika Sikulová’s and Maroš Krajňak’s Experiments with Generational Memory.” Canadian Slavonic Papers (2018).

Laura McGrath. “Achieving Visibility: Midlife and Older Women’s Literate Practices on Instagram and Blogs.” Literacy in Composition Studies, vol. 6, no. 2, 2018.

Clarice Moran. Learners without borders: Connected learning in a digital third space. Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education, 18(2), 2018.

Clarice Moran. “Just don’t bore us to death”: Seventh graders’ perceptions of flipping a technology-mediated English language arts unit, Middle Grades Review 4(1), Article 5, 1-18, 2018.

Jennifer Dail and Anete Vasquez. "Google Drive: Facilitating Collaboration and Authentic Community Beyond the Classroom." Voices from the Middle, 25(4), 24-28, 2018. 

Beth Giddens. “Living ‘On Own Account’.” Smokies Life Magazine (2018).

Chris Martin, “God.” New Southerner, 2018.

Figueiredo, Sergio C. “The Same as it Ever Was: Invention as the Future of Digital Rhetorics.” Digital Rhetoric Collaborative, Blog Carnival 14 [“Discerning Digital Rhetorics’ Futures”]. Eds. Lauren Garskie, Derek Mueller, and Jason Tham. (Oct. 2018).

Figueiredo, Sergio, and S. Andrew Stowe. “Experimenting with Flash Reason, the H’MMM Disciplines, and Affect in Scattered Media Ecologies” Textshop Experiments 5 (Aug. 2018).

Kristin Rajan, “What We Find Along The Way.” Surprised by Joy, 2018.

Jennifer Dail, Michelle Goodsite, and Stephanie Sanders. "Teacher Empowerment through Dynamic State-level Partnerships: Aspiring toward a Sustaining Model of Professional Development." English Journal, 107(4), 20-25. 2018.

Anne Richards. “The World Parliament of Religions, the Swami, and the Evangelist: Contextualizing Late 19th-Century American Responses to Hinduism.” Journal of Global Initiatives (2018).

Lara Smith-Sitton and Shannan Rivera, "Why Writing Matters: Helping Students Rethink the Value of English and Writing Studies.” Double Helix: A Journal of Critical Thinking and Writing, Volume 6, 2018

Sundvall, Scott and Sergio Figueiredo. “Ulmerian Bingo Card” (Graphic Design Project). Textshop Experiments 5 (Aug. 2018).

Kristin Rajan. “Identity in Katherine Mansfield’s ‘Miss Brill’ and Virginia Woolf’s Orlando: A Biography.” Katherine Mansfield Society, 2018.

Leah Benedict. "Impotence Made Public: Reading Sex on the Stage and in the Courtroom," ELH , vol. 85, no. 2 (Summer 2018): 441-469.

David Johnson. A Linguistic Analysis of the Word Pain in the Age of American Secularism. Interdisciplinary Journal of Research on Religion. 14 (9). 2018.

Jeanne Bohannon. “Google, Baidu, the Library, and ACRL Framework: Assessing Information-Seeking Behaviors of First-Year Multilingual Writers Through Research-Aloud Protocols.” Purdue Information Literacy Handbook, First-year Writing, Purdue University Press, 2018.

Shelbie Witte & Jennifer Dail. "Graphic Young Adult Literature Representations of Brutalized Communities: Exploring Loss through Don Brown's Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina & New Orleans." In M.M. Falter & S.T. Bickmore (Eds.), Moving Beyond Personal Loss to Societal Grieving: Discussing Death's Social Impact through Literature in the Secondary ELA Classroom. Rowman & Littlefield, 2018.

Andrew Plattner. “Selection,” New World Writing (Spring 2018)

Andrew Plattner. “Landslide,” The Southern Review (Spring 2018)

Andrew Plattner. "Pontiac," Birmingham Arts Journal (Fall 2018)

Falk-Ross, F., Andrews, G., Cronenberg, S., Moran, C. M., Weiler, C.  Digital technologies in the middle grades. In S. B. Mertens, & M. M. Caskey (Eds.), Literature reviews in support of the Middle Level Education Research Agenda. Charlotte, N.C.: Information Age Publishing, (2018).

Keith Botelho.“Occult Testimonies in John Aubrey’s Miscellanies.” Cahiers Élisabéthains: A Biannual Journal of English Renaissance Studies 94:1 (2017): 93-108.

Keith Botelho. “Winstanley and Post-Revolutionary Soil." Ground-Work: English Renaissance Literature and Soil Science. Ed. Hillary Eklund (Pittsburgh: Duquesne University Press, 2017). 117-128. 

Andrew Plattner. “Library,” New World Writing (Spring 2017)

Chris Palmer (with co-author Elan Louis). “Tremble and Tremor: Etymology, Usage Patterns, and Sound Symbolism in the History of English.” Neurology, vol. 88, no.7, 2017, pp. 706-10.

Kristin Rajan. “Tiger Lily.” Rorschack’s Ink: Writer’s Guild of Iowa State University Anthology. November 2017.

Kristin Rajan. “Smoking Cigars.” Postcard Poems and Prose. June 2017.

Memmott, Talan, Davin Heckman, Claire Donato, Sergio Figueiredo, Jeremy Hight, Jeff T. Johnson, Kelly Lydick, Mark Marino, Craig Saper, Orchid Tierney, and Erik Zepka. “Meme Culture, Alienation Capital, and Gestic Play.” Rhizomes: Cultural Studies in Emerging Knowledge 32 (May 2017). (International Journal)

Kristin Rajan. “Night Hike” and “Road Trip: Indiana Dunes National Seashore.” Parks and Points. April 2017.

Kristin Rajan. “Invitations.” Apeiron Review. April 2017.

Kristin Rajan. “My Grandmother’s Funeral” in Just A Little More Time: 56 Writers on Loss and Love. Corbin Lewars, editor. March 2017.