Two English professors win University Research Grants

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Two professors in the Department of English have been awarded University Research Grants, which provide summer research support. Adrienne Jankens, Assistant Professor of English, will conduct research for a project entitled “We See What You’re Saying: Articulation of Disciplinary Values in Teaching Practicum Syllabi and Interviews with Writing Program Administrators.” Professor Jankins aims to identify how the disciplinary values of Writing Studies (a field that brings together Composition, Rhetoric, and Communications) inform the ways that graduate students learn to teach college writing. Natalie Bakopoulos, Associate Professor of English, received funding to support for a proposal entitled “Wandering Mind, Wandering Body.” Part of her current nonfiction book project My Mind Wanders in an Anxious Mood, this novella-length essay will examine Athens as it is imagined in Western culture, with specific attention to the case for the repatriation of the Parthenon Marbles.

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