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Maurine Magliocco Lecture Series
The Maurine Magliocco Lecture Series for the Department of English & Journalism was established in October 2006. The $30,000 endowment commitment supports an annual lecture in literature, film, theory, or the state of the discipline. In describing her purpose, Dr. Magliocco said: “I really want to help faculty in their professional work. Because faculty care so much and are so involved with students, it is sometimes hard to find the time to do research and connect to the larger discipline. I am hopeful that the lectureship will strengthen that connection and energize faculty.” read more
2011-12 Lecturer Announced
The Magliocco Lecturer for 2011-12 will be W. J. T. Mitchell, Professor of English and Art History at the University of Chicago. His talk, "The Arts of Occupation: Image, Space, Revolution," will be Thursday, April 5, 2012, at 7:00pm in Morgan 109.
Sandra Jamieson, Fall 2010
September 9th, 7:00-8:00 pm, Morgan 109
"Redefining Plagiarism and 21st century Ethics"
Sandra Jamieson is Professor of English, Director of Composition, and Chair of the Department of English Literatures & Language at Drew University In Madison, New Jersey, where she teachers College Writing and Creative Non-Fiction. She is a member of the Executive Committee of the Conference of College Composition and Communication, and is chair of the CCC's Committee on the Major in Writing and Rhetoric. Since 2008 she has been a Principle Researcher in the Citation Project, a multi-institution study of how student writers use sources. A response to educators' concerns about plagiarism and the teaching of writing, data from this research project helps educators make informed decisions as they formulate academic integrity policies. But beyond that, it offers a snapshot of what student writers are doing with sources and challenges us to develop a pedagogy that teaches rhetorically effective and responsible methods of writing from sources.
Jamieson earned a bachelor's degree in English and American Studies at the University of East Anglia (Norwich, UK); and a master’s and Ph.D. from the Department of English, General Literature, and Rhetoric at Binghamton University. Her dissertation analyzed the ideologies inscribed by a century of composition textbooks. Her recent Publications include “One Size Does Not Fit All: Plagiarism Across The Curriculum” (in Pluralizing Plagiarism: Identities, Contexts, Pedagogies. Edited by Amy Robillard and Rebecca Moore Howard. Heinemann-Boynton/Cook. 2008. 77-91) and “The Vertical Writing Curriculum: The Forgotten Core of Liberal Arts Education” (in Composition(s) in the New Liberal Arts. Edited by Joanna Castner Post and James A. Inman. Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press, 2010. 159-184).