UNC Charlotte historian Aaron Shapiro has received The Midwestern History Association’s annual Jon Gjerde Prize for the best book on a Midwestern history topic for his book "The Lure of the North Woods: Cultivating Tourism in the Upper Midwest."
In a work that explores the influence of literature on Walt Disney and his creativity, Mark West, chair of the English Department, has co-edited and contributed to the recently released "Walt Disney, from Reader to Storyteller: Essays on the Literary Inspirations."
Authors in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences in 2014 researched, wrote and edited 32 books on an array of topics including primates of Vietnam, trends in drug use and distribution, Hispanic children’s literature, middle class white anti-racism, stalled peacemaking in Israel and Palestine, the meltdown of the middle class, the U.S. Court of Appeals, HIV/AIDS, ethics, and reality TV and discourse analysis.
UNC Charlotte English professor Elizabeth R. Miller interviewed 18 adult immigrant small business owners about their experiences learning and using English in their places of work, to form the foundation for her new book, The Language of Adult Immigrants: Agency in the Making.
Wynne’s War, a new novel by UNC Charlotte author Aaron Gwyn, has drawn attention from readers and critics, who are calling it a “beautifully written story of men, war and madness,” a great adventure story and a work of narrative alchemy.
UNC Charlotte English professor Jeffrey Leak has won the top award for a nonfiction book from The Black Caucus of the American Library Association, Inc. for his critically acclaimed work, Visible Man: The Life of Henry Dumas.
UNC Charlotte Assistant Professor of English JuliAnna Ávila and her co-editor Jessica Zacher Pandya have received the prestigious 2014 Edward B. Fry Book Award for their book that explores the intersection of critical and digital literacies and the impact on students and teachers.
History is woven from the threads of people’s lives. For UNC Charlotte student, writer, researcher and historian Chuck McShane, the ability to tease out one thread has led to another, and another, and yet another – resulting in a book, magazine articles and academic research projects.
A new book co-edited by UNC Charlotte English Professor Ron Lunsford and published in April 2014 gives insight into teaching first-year composition at the university level.
Dean Kruckeberg, Department of Communication Studies, was a keynote speaker who discussed “The Reconceptualization of Public of Public Opinion in the Digital Era—How Online Public Opinion Changes the World,” at the International Conference, Public Interest & Media Impact, at Shi Hsin University, Taipei, Taiwan, March 20. The conference drew participants from Taiwan, China, Macau and Singapore.