Western Carolina University will host a fall gathering of about 500 educators who teach English to speakers of other languages, as the Fall 2007 Carolina TESOL Conference is set for Thursday, Nov. 1, through Saturday, Nov. 3, in downtown Asheville.
Brent Kinser, assistant professor of English at Western Carolina University, is the coordinating editor of the recently launched online version of one of the most comprehensive literary archives of the 19th century – “The Carlyle Letters Online: A Victorian Cultural Reference.”
Western Carolina University freshmen have not started classes, but they already have their first reading assignment – “The World Made Straight,” an award-winning novel by WCU faculty member Ron Rash (pictured above).
Award-winning writer Charles Baxter, whose novella “The Feast of Love” inspired a movie to be released this fall starring Morgan Freeman, Alexa Davalos and Greg Kinnear, joins authors who will be featured at Western Carolina University’s Spring Literary Festival.
When a big-time publishing firm asked Western Carolina University faculty member Brian Railsback to edit an encyclopedia about legendary American writer John Steinbeck, the longtime Steinbeck fan jumped at the chance.
A new book penned by a Western Carolina University faculty member explores the connection between the concept of hope and land in the works of 17th-century English author John Milton – an examination, she says, that has relevance for a modern society that seems to have largely lost its need for that connection.
“The World Made Straight,” the latest novel by Ron Rash, the Parris Distinguished Professor of Appalachian Culture at Western Carolina University, is one of the nation’s top 10 books for teenage readers.
Annette Debo, assistant professor of English, is recipient of a grant from the American Association of University Women Educational Foundation to assist her in finishing her project “The American H.D.: Theorizing Modernist Identity.”