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ENGLISH FACULTY PRESENTATIONS

 

NOV. 18, 2005--A new series sponsored by the University of Wisconsin-River Falls English Department is designed to acquaint the campus and community with some of the writing interests of the department's faculty.

The first presentation was in November featured English Professor, author and censorship expert Nicholas Karolides, who spoke about "Democracy and Literary Theory."

On Friday, Dec. 2, English Professor Vladimir Pavlov will discuss "In the Beginning Was the Word: Toward a Theory of Systemic Lexicon."

Pavlov has a Ph.D. in applied linguistics from Odessa State University in Odessa, Ukraine and an M.Ed. in educational administration and supervision from Rutgers, the state University of New Jersey. Pavlov is a member of the Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) association, the Modern Language Association and the Linguistic Society of America. Pavlov has been awarded the U.S. Department of Justice, Alien with Extraordinary Ability Permanent Resident Status, and the Freedom Support Act Fellowship Award, a program established by the U.S. Congress.

Pavlov is the co-author of The Systematic Dictionary of English and has had many scholarly articles published in journals such as “Functional Linguistics,” “British Studies” and “Applied Linguistics.”
On Monday, Feb. 27, 2006, Greta Gaard, professor of English, will discuss "Writing Nature, Writing the Self."

On Monday, April 24, 2006, Annette Klemp, professor of English, will discuss "Academics and Fans Unite: A Harry Potter Conference/Convention."

All presentations are open to the public and will take place in the Chalmer Davee Library Breezeway from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

For more information contact Marshall Toman, chairperson of the department of English, at 715-425-3537 or marshall.toman@uwrf.edu.


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