Events

Archive 2007 Spring

June Deery, "Interior Design: Making Over Television and the American Dream"Event Details
Liza Potts, “What Roland Barthes Would Have Found Online (Had He Not Been Run Over by a Laundry Truck in Paris)"

Jennifer King, “What Kenneth Burke Would Have Found Online: Amazon.com as a Site for Rhetorical Theory”

Gabriele Bechtel, “What Mikhail Bakhtin Would Have Found Online: Toward a Concept of the Polyphonic Web Forum”

The colloquium will be available online via a live video feed.Event Details
The McKinney Contest is Rensselaer's writing competition for undergraduate and graduate students. All enrolled students are encouraged to take advantage of the opportunities that competition affords.

Entries will be accepted in undergraduate and graduate divisions in each of the following categories:

- Fiction or Drama
- Poetry
- Essays
- Electronic Media

The deadline for receipt of entries is 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 13, 2007.

Visit the McKinney website (listed below) for an entry form and submission details.Event Details
Rudy McDaniel (Department of English, University of Central Florida, Orlando), "Wii Stories: Small tales of interactive narrative"

The colloquium will be available online via a live video feed.


Rudy McDaniel is Assistant Professor of Digital Media for the School of Film and Digital Media at the University of Central Florida. His research interests include narrative theory, video game technologies, knowledge management frameworks, and XML. He has recently published on topics such as serious gaming, experiential learning, and enhancing team-based performance using narrative tools. As a consultant, he has designed Web-based applications for clients such as the IEEE Society and the Library of Congress, and has written interactive video game scripts for the Federation of American Scientists. Rudy is currently directorEvent Details
Susan Jarratt (Department of English and Comparative Literature, University of California, Irvine), "Retrospective Writing Histories -- an interview-based study of pedagogical memory drawing on the accounts of upper-division writers about the relation between first-year composition and writing in the disciplines"

The colloquium will be available online via a live video feed.


Susan Jarratt is Professor of Comparative Literature at the University of California. Her research interests include histories of rhetoric, ancient Greek rhetoric, rhetorical theories, feminist theory and pedagogy, gender and writing, writing program administration and composition theory. Susan serves as Campus Writing Coordinator, and in that capacity has begun research on bilingual writers and undergraduate writing-across-the-curriculum. ForEvent Details
Katherine Isbister, “Enhancing Social Flow: New Perspectives in Game Design”

Shira Chess, “Thinking Beyond Pink: Navigating the Intersection of Gender, Play, and Technology”

Noah Schaffer, “Animation Quantity: One Potential Usability Parameter for Digital Games”

The colloquium will be available online via a live video feed.Event Details
LL&C faculty routinely travel to conferences and would be happy to talk with prospective graduate students who may be in the area. If you would like to set up a meeting, please contact Kathy Colman.


Popular Culture Association - Boston, MA
April 4-7, 2007

LL&C Faculty: June DeeryEvent Details
Annual McKinney Contest -- Edward P. Jones, Guest Speaker
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Darrin Communications Center (DCC 308)

Edward P. Jones, the speaker for this year's McKinney ceremony, will present prizes to McKinney winners, read from his work, and respond to questions beginning at 8 p.m. on April 18, 2007, in Darrin Communications Center (DCC 308). After the ceremony, he will sign books.

The McKinney Contest is Rensselaer's writing competition for undergraduate and graduate students. For more information about the contest and for directions to the event, please visit the website listed below.


Edward P. Jones is winner of the 2004 Pulitzer Prize and National Book Critics Circle Award for the novel The Known World. His first book, a collection of short stories entitled Lost in the City, won the Pen/Hemingway Award. A third book, All Aunt Hagar's Children (also a collection of short stories), was published in 2006.Event Details
Jim Watt, Introduction

Barry Young, "Usability of Auditory Way-Finding Interfaces for the Blind and Visually Impaired in a Noisy Environment"

Sin-Hwa Kang / Sasi Kanth Ala, "Producing Social Presence while Preserving Anonymity in Mobile Video Telephone Communication"

The colloquium will be available online via a live video feed.Event Details
LL&C faculty routinely travel to conferences and would be happy to talk with prospective graduate students who may be in the area. If you would like to set up a meeting, please contact Kathy Colman.


Computer-Human Interaction - San Jose, CA
April 28-May 3, 2007

LL&C Faculty: Katherine IsbisterEvent Details
LL&C faculty routinely travel to conferences and would be happy to talk with prospective graduate students who may be in the area. If you would like to set up a meeting, please contact Kathy Colman.


Society for Technical Communication - Minneapolis, MN
May 13-16, 2007

LL&C Faculty: Bob KrullEvent Details
LL&C faculty routinely travel to conferences and would be happy to talk with prospective graduate students who may be in the area. If you would like to set up a meeting, please contact Kathy Colman.


International Communication Association - San Francisco, CA
May 24-28, 2007

LL&C Faculty: Jim WattEvent Details