The students worked with a small group of African-American Vietnam veterans from rural, eastern North Carolina and explored how shared personal experience, the bonds of brotherhood, and the healing power of storytelling allowed these vets to break their years of silence. The students produced a transmedia project that examines the theme of silence through aural, […]
Graduate and undergraduate students explored social, cultural and political expression in Filipino Street Art and created a series of I-books containing short films, graphic art, etc. to support a larger film project on this subject being produced by Wake Forest alums.
In a partnership with Yad Vashem, the world’s premiere Holocaust memorial museum, graduate and undergraduate students worked with animators, composers, artists and dancers on the production of short films and electronic study guides on artists of the Holocaust. One of these films is now part of a Yad Vashem international traveling exhibit.
Cara Pilson currently serves as Co-Director of the Documentary Film Program and as a Teaching Professor in Documentary Film. She has served as Associate Producer and Director of Research for multiple award-winning films that aired nationally on PBS. Most recently, she served as Associate Director and Director of Research on The Last Flight of Petr […]
Sandy Dickson joined Wake Forest University faculty in 2009 as a Professor of Documentary Film and Communication and Co-Director and later Director of the Documentary Film Graduate Program. She currently serves as Associate Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and Director of the Visual Storytelling Consortium, an initiative to take storytelling across […]
Laura Aull’s American Generalizations: The Development and Dangers of the Essay, 1910-2010 aims to offer a corpus-driven look at the relationship between 20th century American generalist essays and the use of overly generalized/universalized claims in U.S. public and student writing today. To do so, the project will (1) explore how the 20th century general readership […]
First-Year University Writing by Laura Aull (with Palgrave Macmillan, 2015) offers a corpus-based analysis of incoming college student writing compared with expert academic writing in a 90-million-word online database of published academic texts. First, the book offers an institution history of why digital, corpus-based analysis has been rare in North American writing studies to date. […]
Laura Aull uses corpus-based analysis tools and online databases to analyze student writing and advanced academic and published magazine writing, with URECA fellows the previous three summers. Students have gone on to present at campus and regional research days and, in the case of two URECA fellows, to present work related to patterns of argumentative […]
The Where Are You From? (WAYF) Project collects interviews, narratives, examples, and experiences of migration and mobility from students, faculty, staff at Wake Forest University and from permanent residents, green-card holders, foreign-born naturalized citizens, as well as undocumented residents, refugees, and US citizens in Winston-Salem, High Point, Greensboro, North Carolina, and the surrounding community. The […]
Alessandra Von Burg is Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Communication. She is core faculty for American Ethnic Studies and affiliated with Jewish Studies. Her research focuses on rhetorical theory, political theory, and mobility studies. She has published in Philosophy & Rhetoric, Advances in the History of Rhetoric, Quarterly Journal […]
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