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Contributed by Brooke Hansen on 04/21/2014
Ithaca College's School of Humanities and Sciences will host three fellows in the Department of Writing. They will be focusing on their scholarship, engaging with the wider IC community and teaching the following courses:
Tyrell Stewart-Harris: WRTG 10600: Academic Writing I-Section 32 (CRN: 22781), MWF 10:00am
Lillian-Yvonne Bertram: WRTG 17500: Introduction to Creative Writing-Section 03 (CRN: 20494), MWF 1:00pm
Christine Kitano: WRTG 17500: Introduction to Creative Writing-Section 05 (CRN: 22228), MW 4:00pm
2014-15 Pre-doctoral Diversity Fellows
Department of Writing
Lillian-Yvonne Bertram is pursuing a Ph.D. in Creative Writing & Literature (poetry) from the University of Utah. She received a MFA in creative writing from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a BA in Hispanic Studies and Creative Writing from Carnegie Mellon University. She is the author of a chapbook and a book of poetry and has another book of poetry forthcoming from Red Hen Press in 2016. She was a finalist for the 2013 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award in poetry and previously held the Gaius Charles Bolin Fellowship at Williams College. She has taught composition, poetry writing, and contemporary American poetry.
Christine Kitano is ABD in English and Creative Writing at Texas Tech University. She received an MFA in creative writing from Syracuse University and a BA in creative writing from the University of California, Riverside. She is the author of a chapbook, as well as a book of poetry from Lynx House Press. Her creative dissertation, entitled “Sky Country,” revolves around the imagined experiences of her maternal and paternal grandmothers, who immigrated from Korea and Japan, respectively. She has taught academic and research writing, creative writing, and contemporary and world poetry. She previously held a Presidential Fellowship at Texas Tech University.
Tyrell Stewart-Harris is ABD in English at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He received his MA in English from Portland State University and his BA in Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences from the University of Washington. His dissertation, entitled “Rhetoric, Race, and Residential Space,” combines rhetorical theory and race theory in the study of residential racial integration in Oak Park, Illinois. He has taught various courses related to academic, research, and persuasive writing, as well as a course entitled “Tutoring in the Writing Center.” He currently holds a Lincoln Fellowship and serves as Assistant Director of the Writing Center at UIC.