Ryan Woldruff

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First name: 
Ryan
Last name: 
Woldruff
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I received an undergraduate degree in Art and Education from William Jewell College in Liberty, Missouri. Currently, I am working on a Ph.D. in English with a Creative Writing (Fiction) emphasis at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. In Fall 2009, I was honored with a John C. Hodges Teaching Award from UTK’s English Department.

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My academic interests are in rhetoric and narrative theory, as well as the study and production of digital/interactive texts. For my dissertation, I am writing a novel. Also, I have been drafting a screenplay and learning toolsets to create video game add-ons for fan-based communities. Whether in the classroom, the creative writing workshop, or a graduate seminar, my research questions typically revolve around, “What is a narrative?” and “How do different media use narrative to create, or modify, 'story' and 'literacy'?”

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CFP: NEXUS Conference - "Voice and Voicing in a Technological Era" (Proposal Deadline Extended - Jan. 15th)

CFP: NEXUS Conference - "Voice and Voicing in a Technological Era" (Proposal Deadline Extended - Jan. 15th)

January 15 2011
Call for Papers
"Voice and Voicing in a Technological Era" The NEXUS Interdisciplinary Conference - University of Tennessee-Knoxville Web: http://web.utk.edu/~nexus/ Thursday, March 8- Saturday, March 10, 2012 Plenary Speakers: Adam Banks (University of Kentucky), Barclay Barrios (Florida Atlantic University), and...
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