English department faculty, students excel at conference

Posted February 27, 2013

Three graduate students and one faculty member from the ACU Department of Language and Literature received awards for their paper submissions to the Conference of College Teachers of English (CCTE) and the Texas College English Association, hosted on the ACU campus Feb. 21-23.

"We are thrilled with the quality of students in our English M.A. program, and while we're not surprised at these accomplishments, we celebrate with them for their good work at CCTE," says department chair and associate professor of language and literature Dr. Cole Bennett.

The students and faculty member received the following awards: 

  • The William B. Tanner Grad Student Paper award went to Greg Jeffers for his paper, “Glenn Beck, Jim Wallis, and the Debate on Social Justice: A Narrative Critique."
  • The Randy Popkin Memorial Award for a Rhetoric Paper went to Leanne Moore for her paper, “Use of Metaphor in the 2012 Presidential Campaign.”
  • The Best Shakespeare Paper Award went to Alison Maxfield for her paper “‘Lord of this fair mansion’ and ‘Queen o’er myself’: Female Agency in The Merchant of Venice and Il Pecorone.” 
  • The Best Poetry Award went to Al Haley, language and literature professor and writer in residence, for his poem entitled “I Loved a Capitalist: Poetry Meets the Business World.”

Each winner will have their work published in the 2013 edition of CCTE Studies, a peer-reviewed scholarly journal.  

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