2017 Award Winners

Randall Popken Rhetoric Award presented to Arch Mayfield (TCU), for his paper “Nuns vs. Cowboys”

Rhetoric Area Pedagogy Award presented to Troy White and Zachary Beck (ETBU), for their paper “Reaching Out to the Tested Out: Investigating the Preparedness of Students Enrolling with Prior Composition Credit”

British Literature Award presented to Steve Weathers (ACU0, for his paper “Newman as Novelist: The Heart’s Secret Theology in _Callista_”

Literature Area Pedagogy Award presented to Brent Gibson (UMHB), for his paper “Why Read Literature?”

L.D. Hendricks Award, Best Literature Area Paper presented to Salena Parker ( Lamar U.), for her paper ” ‘A Fine Tang of Faintly Scented Urine’: An Analysis of Scorned Acts in Joyce’s _Ulysses_”

2017 TCEA Best Paper Award presented to Jerry Bradley (Lamar U.) for his poetry collection “Approaching the Coast of Arizona”, and to Moumin Quazi (Tarleton State U.), for his paper, “My Texas Inheritance”

2017 CCTE Frances Hernandez Teacher-Scholar Award presented to Moumin Quazi (Tarleton State U.), for his mentoring, teaching, and scholarly achievements.

CCTE 2016 Award Winners

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The British Literature Award
Presented to
Yolanda Gonzalez, from McLennan Community College,
For her “The Unifying Power of Images in Book VI of William Wordsworth’s Prelude.”

The American Literature Award

Presented to
Charles Popp, Lamar University,
For his “Le Guin, Hegel, and a New Paradigm for ‘Those Who Walk Away From
Omelas’ “

The World Literature Award
Presented to
Kalyn Prince, Abilene Christian University
For her “Lancelot: A Man After David’s Own Heart”

The Robert Adger Law Award for Best Shakespeare Paper
Presented to
Kayla Sanderson, Abilene Christian University
For her “The ‘Invisible Tribunal’: Foucauldian Madness in King Lear

The L.D. Hendricks Award for Best Literature Paper by a Graduate Student
Presented to
Parker Gordon, Abilene Christian University
For his “Mythopoeiophony: The Creation Song as Fantasy World Building”

The Rhetoric Area Pedagogy Award
Presented to
Brandon Barnes, Trinity Valley Community College
For his “Bartlebys Among Us: Reflections on Pedagogy and the Will to Write”

The Randall Popken (Rhetoric) Award
Presented to
Tanja Stampfl, University of the Incarnate Word;
Susan Hall, University of the Incarnate Word;
and Letitia Harding, University of the Incarnate Word
For their “Transforming Thinking: The Power of Conversations about Writing”

The Creative Writing Award for Poetry
Presented to
Randall Compton, LeTourneau University
For his “Unsought Estates: Ten Poems”

The George Nixon Award for Best Prose
Presented to
Stan Coppinger, LeTourneau University
For his “EDUCASHUN”

Texas College English Association Award
Presented to
Greg Giddings, Midwestern State University
For his “Masculinities and Role Models in McMurtry’s Horseman, Pass By

Frances Hernández Scholar-Teacher Award
Presented to
Jeffrey DeLotto, Texas Wesleyan University
For all his amazing work as a professor, as a writer, and for CCTE

2015 Award Winners

American Literature Award: Elaine Childs, College of the Mainland

British Literature Award: Karen Dodwell, University of Texas at San Antonio

Robert Adger Law Award for Best Shakespeare Paper: Parker Gordon, Abilene Christian University

L. D. Hendricks Award for Best Literature Area Paper by a Grad Student: Jasa Rosseau, Dallas Baptist University

Rhetoric Area Pedagogy Award: Georgeann Ward, University of Houston

William E. Tanner Award for Best Rhetoric Paper by a Grad Student: Gregory C. Jeffers, University of Texas at Arlington

Randall Popken Rhetoric, Composition, Technical Writing, Language Studies Award: Linda Cole Carroll, Texas Wesleyan University

George Nixon Creative Writing Award for Prose: Mary Ann Taylor, Mountain View College

Creative Writing Award for Poetry: Casey Ford, Lamar University

Frances Hernández Teacher-Scholar Award: Susan Blassingame, Lubbock Christian University

TCEA Award: Amy Dennis, Dallas County Community College

2014 Award Winners

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TCEA presented its annual award to Steve Sherwood, of Texas Christian University, for his creative prose piece “Texas Doomers: A Trilogy.”

The winners of the CCTE awards will be published in CCTE Studies, edited by Dr. Moumin Quazi of Tarleton State University.

CCTE AWARDS
Creative Writing:
The Creative Writing section awarded one prize.
Dr. Jeffrey DeLotto, of Texas Wesleyan University, won the poetry prize for his “Selected Poems.”

Literature, Film, and Popular Culture:
Here are the Awards for Lit/Film/PopCulture:

Robert Adger Law Award for Best Shakespeare Paper: “Where two raging fires meet together”: Constructed Gender Performances of Kate and Petruchio in The Taming of the Shrew by Sarah Eason, Abilene Christian University

American Literature Award: Picture Stories in Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God by Cindy M. McClenagan, Wayland Baptist University

British Literature Award: Thinking with Dogs in Charlotte Brontë’s Shirley by Karen Dodwell, University of Texas at San Antonio

World Literature Award: Caribbean Postcolonial Women’s Writing:Bildungsroman in the Diaspora by Mina Sommerville-Thompson, Tarrant County College Northeast

Pedagogy Award for Lit/Film/PopCulture: “Where are the Horse and the Rider?”: An Approach to Using J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings to Teach Medieval Literature in the British Literature Survey Classroom by Sherry Rankin, Abilene Christian University

Rhetoric, Composition, Technical Writing, and Language Studies:
The rhetoric section also awarded several prizes.

Randy Popken Memorial Award: Dr. Charles Etheridge, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, “Analogy, Aristotle, Aquinas, and the Rhetoric of Belief in the Middle Ages”

Pedagogy: Olga Pahom, Texas Tech University, “Does Instruction Make a Difference in the Adult Acquisition of English as a Second Language”

W. E. Tanner Award for the best graduate paper in rhetoric: Alexa Hernandez, Tarleton State University, “Man Up: The Obsessive Use of Joke in For Whom the Bell Tolls

chris_willertonFrances Hernández Teacher-Scholar Award: Chris Willerton of Abilene Christian University

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Awards

Area chairs announced the winners.

Steve Sherwood for Creative Writing.
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ACU’s Erin Daugherty received Honorable Mention.
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Beth Battles announced the Literature Awards. There were MANY. American, British, World, Pedagogy, Shakespeare.
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And CCTE members contributed to a Graduate Paper in Literature so that next year a graduate student’s work can be specifically recognized.

This year’s Robert Adger Law Award for best Shakespeare paper went to graduate student Sarah Eason of Abilene Christian.

Other winners will be posted when I have everyone’s names.

Rhetoric awards announced.
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Popken: Dr. Charles Etheridge, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, “Analogy, Aristotle, Aquinas, and the Rhetoric of Belief in the Middle Ages”

Pedagogy: Olga Pahom, Texas Tech University, “Does Instruction Make a Difference in the Adult Acquisition of English as a Second Language”

Graduate Student Award: Alexa Hernandez, Tarleton State University, “Man Up: The Obsessive Use of Joke in For Whom the Bell Tolls”

Dr. Chris Willerton Awarded Frances Hernandez Scholar-Teacher

chris_willertonDr. Chris Willerton received the Frances Hernández Scholar-Teacher Award at CCTE’s 2014 Awards Luncheon in Lubbock, Texas on March 1, 2014. The award was established by the Hernandez family in honor of Frances Hernandez, a renowned scholar and teacher, who was a vital part of CCTE.

Chris Willerton earned his BA at Texas Christian University and both his master’s and his doctorate at the University of North Carolina.

Chris Willerton taught as an instructor at Abilene Christian University from 1970 to 1973 and as a tenure-track and tenured professor at ACU from 1976. He will retire in August of 2014 after serving at ACU for more than forty years.

Chris has touched the lives of students throughout his years at ACU and several of his former students are now professors of English across the state, including Dr. Brent Gibson (Mary-Hardin Baylor), Jana Anderson (Lubbock Christian College), and Dr. Suanna Davis (Abilene Christian University).

Dr. Willerton’s publications include articles in Journal of Education and Christian Belief, The National Honors Report, Langdon Review of the Arts in Texas, Christianity and Literature, and New Wineskins. He also has chapters in the many books including The Word in the English Classroom: Best Practices of Faith Integration, College Faith 3, and Texas in Poetry: A 150-Year Anthology.

Dr. Willerton has presented at numerous conferences throughout the years including the Christian Scholars Conference, Popular Culture Association Conference, and the National Collegiate Honors Council, and has been a regular participant in CCTE.

Chris Willerton most recently served as the Executive Secretary/Treasurer for CCTE (2010-2013) and is presently the James W. Culp Distinguished Professor of English at Abilene Christian University.