Together with colleagues Corrie Decker and Jenny Kaminer, Liz Constable is the recipient of a Seed Grant from the Feminist Research Institute of $6, 500 for a collaborative interdisciplinary and comparative feminist research project that examines the relationship between discursive constructions of youth and policy decisions. Liz presented part of this work at a UC Berkeley Mini-Colloquium on April 14th in a presentation titled "'Too Old for Heidi, Too Young for Carrie': Catachresis and Affective Absorption in Breillat's Cinema."
Julian Elias gave a talk, "Should Grammar be Taught in University ESL Writing Courses?" at the CATESOL Conference in Pacific Grove on April 1st.
On April 10th Katie Rodgers presented at the 2017 UCD Science Communication Workshop, a full day event
The University Writing Program’s Picnic Day exhibit won the Arts and Humanities Exhibit Award during this year’s Picnic Day! The award recognizes exhibits that highlight the university’s growth and showcase the vast diversity of UC Davis.
This was the Writing Program’s second-ever Picnic Day exhibit, and it featured a handmade, playable, 8-foot-tall Scrabble board, a laminated-bookmark-making station, and a 50-foot-wide, writing-on-the wall display.
Karma Waltonen has published the article "Modern Hero in a Postmodern Age" in the book The X-Files and Philosophy: The Truth is in Here. The article explores postmodernism through the episode "Jose Chung's From Outer Space."
Frank Waln, an award winning Sicangu Lakota storyteller and Hip Hop artist and music producer from the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota, will present “Indigenous Storytelling through Hip Hop”on Tuesday, April 25th from 5:00-6:30pm in the Student Community Center Multi-Purpose Room (2nd floor). The event is sponsored by the UWP's Conversations with Writers, the Native American Retention Initiative, the Cross Cultural Center, and the Native Community.
SUMMER ABROAD 2017
CELTIC CONNECTIONS: IRELAND, FRANCE & SPAIN
'Celtic Connections: Ireland, France & Spain' carries 8 units for a one-month long stay in Dublin (Ireland), Santiago (Spain), and Rennes (France).
Lindsay Sabotka and Cassie Hemstrom have partnered with the local Yolo County Animal Services Shelter to create service learning opportunities for their 104A business writing students. Shelter representatives have visited their classes and discussed the different rhetorical situations the shelter encounters in social media and promotional writing, and their students were able to analyze these situations, as well as the shelter's audiences and purposes in writing.