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The EARLY 19th Century (continued) and Georg Büchner’s _Woyzeck_

February 28, 2010


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23 March 2010

ENG 226 Students:

Two things:

1. A reminder about the play
2. An online service you can use, as Saint Leo Students, to help with your papers (in any course you take at Saint Leo)

(see below)

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_Woyzeck_ will be performed at . . .

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An Evening with Professional Writers: Composing First-Person Narratives

January 26, 2010

SAINT LEO UNIVERSITY invites you to An Evening with Professional Writers Mike Wilson & Lane DeGregory of the St. Petersburg Times . . .


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2010 Sandhill Review Submissions

January 25, 2010

The Sandhill Review, Saint Leo University's literary magazine, is now open for submissions of prose, poetry, drama, and art.

Written work must be no longer than 600 words and sent as attachments in .doc or .docx format. Photos can be sent as .jpegs or .gifs.

All submissions must be sent electronically to sandhillreview@gmail.com by February 15, 2010, for consideration.

Acceptances will be announced in March. Any questions can be sent to Kurt Wilt at kurt.wilt@saintleo.edu or Patrick Crerand at patrick.crerand@saintleo.edu.


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Submissions for the _Sandhill Review_

January 19, 2009


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Submissions for the Sandhill Review, the literary magazine for Saint Leo University, are due February 1, 2009.

Sandhill Review, Saint Leo University’s literary magazine, is accepting submissions of poetry, short stories (fiction and creative non-fiction), photography, and visual art from students, faculty, and staff at all locations. Please send your work as an e-mail attachment by February 1, 2009, to these faculty members:

Poetry: kurt.wilt@saintleo.edu
Stories: patrick.crerand@saintleo.edu
Artwork: burgsbee.hobbs@saintleo.edu.

For additional information, contact Kurt Wilt, professor of English and Fine Arts, at (352) 588-8839 or e-mail kurt.wilt@saintleo.edu.


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Industry Event - Welcome Morf to ESL Lesson Plan!

January 10, 2009

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Dear Readers,

As you may know already, the sister-blogs to the English-Blog, edited by me, are ESL School, edited by Dr. Brenda Townsend, and the very popular ESL-Lesson-Plan, edited until recently by Carol Rueckert.

Recently, Carol Rueckert has accepted a wonderful new position in the publishing industry with Pearson Education and will be leaving ESLemployment as chief writer for ESL-Lesson-Plan. We have all greatly enjoyed her work with this forum and will miss her contributions. Perhaps she will still visit us from time to time as a commenter? Carol, on behalf of everyone at ESLemployment, we wish you the very best in your newest career move.

So now, as a transitional post between writers, please allow me the honor of presenting to you the newest member of the ESLemployment team and writer for ESL-Lesson-Plan, Mr. "Morf" Morford.

For those of you who might be unfamiliar with his frequent posts and replies to this blog, ESL School, the English-Blog, and ESL-Jobs-Forum, Morf hails from the Greater Seattle Area (Tacoma, Washington), USA, where he obtained a Bachelor's of Arts degree from Evergreen State College in Olympia. He went on to get his Master of Teaching degree in Teaching English from the University of Washington (1991). In addition to his ongoing work as a freelance writer, since 1989, Morf has also taught in the postsecondary education arena at . . .

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Novelist Dennis Lehane

January 07, 2009


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This from Saint Leo University, Saint Leo, Florida:

Novelist Dennis Lehane to speak at the Saint Leo University Main Campus, January 13, 2009.

Dennis Lehane, author of Mystic River, Gone Baby Gone, and The Given Day will present a reading and book signing on Tuesday, January 13, at 7:00 p.m. at the Student Community Center Boardrooms. This event is free and open to the public.

For additional information, contact Kurt Wilt, professor of English and Fine Arts, at (352) 588-8839 or e-mail kurt.wilt@saintleo.edu.


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Fanny Judelowitz, Survivor: Speaker for the Holocaust Remembrance Program

January 06, 2009


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Students,

Fanny Judelowitz was born in Liepaja, Lativa on October 27, 1922. She was the oldest of three girls born to a Jewish family in this Baltic seaport where a large Jewish community once existed. Fanny . . .

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Responses to the Southern Journeys Exhibition

November 12, 2008


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SLU Students,

If you are responding to our class commonplace writing space (here) for extra credit, please be sure you do so BEFORE the deadline given to you in class (by classtime of our next class meeting).

Your extra credit will . . .

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When Chicago Gives You Lemons: Make MLAde!

January 08, 2008


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Happy New Year!

I just returned from Chicago where I attended two professional conferences, the American Association of Teachers of Slavic and Eastern European Languages (AATSEEL) and the Modern Language Association (MLA). I presented at AATSEEL, interviewed at MLA, and did some valuable networking at both, which were held concurrently this year.

Much fun is . . .

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Paneling Practice - The Hobbs ENGL 202 Research Writing Mock-Conference

November 01, 2006


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Students,

Ok, so we are now rapidly approaching the days for which we have all been working toward this semester.

Here are the NEW dates for your panel presentations and the panels for which your papers/presentations’ topic have been assigned. Class meetings will still be conducted as usual during the presentation weeks. You WILL still be expected to attend class meetings, listen respectfully to your peers’ presentations, take notes and participate in the following class discussion by asking cogent questions. On some days there will be light assignments like leaving a response on the blog. Attendance WILL be recorded.

NOTE: You should take care NOT to miss the day of your own presentation. This is because the course requirement counts for a big portion of your grade (see syllabus) and cannot be repeated if missed. Furthermore, from here on out, all of our class meetings' schedules are “full” until the final class meeting (a.ka. final exam day) . . .

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Industry Events - 2006 Wisconsin TESOL Annual Conference

May 19, 2006

Hello ESL Folks,

Just a reminder that the Wisconsin TESOL [WITESOL] Annual Conference will be held in Appleton, Wisconsin, this year (2006), convening from September 29th to the 30th, at the Paper Valley Convention Center. Their theme this year is "Literacy for All," and the proposal submission details are included below.

To see the official Call for Proposals please click HERE:

http://www.witesol.org/WITESOLcall2006.pdf

Information about the conference is updated regularly at . . .

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Industry Events - 2006 Annual TexTESOL State Conference

May 05, 2006

Hello ESL Folks,

Just a reminder that the annual TexTESOL State Conference will be in Austin, Texas, this year (2006), convening from October 26th to 28th, at the Omni Southpark and Marriot South hotels in Austin. Our theme this year is "Focusing on the Ability to Learn," and the proposal submission deadline is May 30.

Below is the link to the Call for Proposals:

http://www.textesol.org/region3/CFP_2006_state.doc

Information about the conference is updated regularly at . . .

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The World Outside Our Windows: Learning about Displacement and Resettlement

March 27, 2006


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"There's a world outside your window / and it's a world of dread and fear" - from "Do They Know it's Christmas?" by Sir Bob Geldof, et al.

As students of the Holocaust, we know something about the horrors of genocide . . .

From The Citizenship and Civic Engagement Initiative:

Since 2003, there has been a war between the Sudanese government and two rebel groups in this western region of Sudan. The government forces and the ethnic militias called "Janjaweed" have systematically attacked the Darfurian civilians, killing unarmed people, burning their villages, stealing their livestock, and forcing them to flee. The government forces and the Janjaweed have also terrorized these displaced people in their refugee camps. The Janjaweed are using rape as a weapon to further demoralize and destroy the social fabric of the Darfurian peoples. These brutal actions have been called "ethnic cleansing" and "genocide."

Last week the IUP (Indiana University of Pennsylvania) student newspaper, The Penn, ran the following article about the humanitarian crisis in Sudan (see below). Dr. Marveta Ryan-Sams, in a campus-wide email, said "There is a genocide taking place in the Darfur region of Sudan. Thousands of Sudanese citizens are being killed, raped . . .

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Industry Events - Investigating Our Reality: Bridging Interdisciplinary Gaps

February 14, 2006

Conference on Saturday in the Western PA Area: Are you Coming?

Investigating Our Reality: Bridging Interdisciplinary Gaps
2006 IUP GSA/EGO 4th Annual Graduate Interdisciplinary Conference

February 18, 2006, 8:30 am to 6:30 pm
Hadley Union Building [HUB]
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Indiana, PA 15705-1094

The GSA and EGO are pleased to host this year’s plenary speaker, Dr. Marc Bousquet. His keynote address to the annual conference will be held in the Ohio Room at 1:45 pm and is entitled: "Management Theory and Academic Reality." Dr. Bousquet will speak about the following issues . . .

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Industry Events - Interdisciplinary Conference on Romanticism and Victorian Studies

January 18, 2006

For the first time, the two major conferences on the nineteenth century will join forces for a conference at Purdue University, to be held August 31-September 3, 2006 (Labor Day weekend).

More details here . . .

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Industry Events - Third International Congress on English Grammar

January 08, 2006

Sona College of Technology, Salem, Tamil Nadu offers a wide variety of high quality education and training opportunities for . . .

Attention readers of the English-Blog,

The Third International Congress on English Grammar

will take place from . . .

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When English Teaching Promotes Cultural Imperialism

December 23, 2005

"I am an anti-imperialist. I am opposed to having the eagle put its talons on any other land." - Mark Twain, A Pen Warmed Up in Hell.

Strong words indeed from such an overly-identified and stereotypical "American" fantasy writer.

Hello friends,

I just finished reading an article by Andrew Osobka on the topic of Cultural Imperialism . . .

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Industry Events - ESL [Friendly] Conferences

December 15, 2005

"Reading maketh a full man; conference a ready man; and writing an exact man." ~Sir Francis Bacon

Are you an ESL graduate student?

Have you still never presented at a conference before but realize that potential employers will see your involvement with the academic community as a big, big plus when considering your C.V.? Then think about university sponsored graduate conferences, particularly interdisciplinary ones (where you'll have improved chances of having your proposal accepted). They are the perfect place to begin presenting since they are a safe, friendly environment where you'll find encouragement instead of criticism . . .

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Industry Events - ESL Job of the Week: Deadline Approaching

December 06, 2005

The University of Arkansas has openings for a full-time TESL faculty position

Spring International Language Center at the University of Arkansas,
Fayetteville, has openings for a full-time faculty position to begin
teaching on January 10, 2006. We ask that applications be submitted by
October 15, 2005, but they will continue to be accepted until this position
is filled
. . .

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Industry Events - FYI: Upcoming Language Symposium

December 05, 2005

Symposium About Language and Society 2006 - Austin, Texas

Date: 07-Apr-2006 - 09-Apr-2006
Location: Austin, TX, USA
Contact Person: Simeon Floyd
Web Site: http://studentorgs.utexas.edu/salsa/ . . .

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Who is Lee Hobbs?

September 01, 2005

Lee Hobbs, a North American native-speaker (and partial descendant of Native-Americans and wily Welshmen), renowned global citizen (and infamous universal denizen) spends much of his existence "searching for sanity beyond the self-dynamic" After earning his bachelor of arts (in fine art) in 1993, he spent six of his thinner years trekking across the planet, experimenting with entrepreneurial endeavors, and working in the emerging ESL field of Post-Communist Europe. During that time . . .

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