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Dr. Laurence E. Musgrove

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Department of English and Modern Languages

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  • Ph.D., University of Oregon
  • M.A., University of Oregon
  • B.A., Southwestern University
  • Rhetoric and composition
  • English education
  • Creative writing (poetry)
  • Visual thinking
  • Reader response theory
  • Comic studies
  • Visual thinking
  • Buddhist studies
  • Book Review. The Pecan: A History of America’s Native Nut. James McWilliams. University of Texas Press, 2013. Vol. 28. No. 1. Spring 2014. p. 138.
  • Book Review. The Wineslinger Chronicles.  Russell D. Kane. Texas Tech University Press. 2012. Concho River Review.  Vol. 27.  No. 1.  Spring 2013.  p. 139.
  • “What Our Work Is.” Inside Higher Ed.  September 7, 2012.
  • “Head in the Clouds.” Inside Higher Ed.  October 24, 2011.
  • “Shambala.”  Short Story.  Reprinted in Texas Soundtrack.  Ink Brush Press, September 2011.
  • Handmade Thinking: A Picture Book on Reading and Drawing, self-published, CreateSpace, San Angelo, Texas, 2011.

Recent Presentations:

  • “Seven Poems.”   A poetry reading.  Texas Association of Creative Writing Teachers (TACWT) Conference. September 18-20, 2014.  Dallas, Texas.
  • “Handmade Thinking: Drawing and Reading Converge in the Liberal Arts” and a Workshop “Drawing Out Reading: The Back of the Napkin Goes to School.”  27thAnnual National Conference on Liberal Arts and the Education of Artists: Collaboration in the Arts.  School of Visual Arts, New York City, New York.  October 16-18, 2013.
  • “The End of Reading” and “Handmade Thinking: Drawing Out Reading.”  Two Presentations by Invitation at The Texas Library Association Annual Meeting: “Promoting Our Values, Promoting Our Worth.” April 24-27, 2013,  Ft. Worth, Texas.
  • “Unmoved by Reading: Students Draw How School Fails Democracy.” 2013 Humanities Education and Research Association Conference.  March 23, 2013.  Houston, Texas.
  • “Ten Poems.”  A poetry reading. 2013 Conference of College Teachers of English, February 22, 2013, Abilene Christian University, Abilene, Texas.
  • “Handfuls of Mindfulness: Collaborative Contemplation through Drawing.”  Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning Annual Conference, June 28-30, 2012.  Estes Park, Colorado.
  • “Handmade Thinking: Reading and Drawing,” Langdon Review Weekend, Granbury, Texas.  September 9, 2011.

 

Recent Poetry:

  • “August.” Concho River Review. Vol. 28. No. 2, Fall 2014, p. 124.
  • “Arousing Heart Sutra” in “Reading & Writing with the Buddha in Grad. School.” Elephant Journal.  November 7, 2014.
  • “An Introduction to Breathing.” Elephant Journal.  November 6, 2014.
  • “A Brief History of Standing.” Elephant Journal. April 11, 2014.
  • “Exchange.” Inside Higher Ed. July 11, 2013.
  • “Swords.” Sleet Magazine. Spring 2013.
  • “Essay.” Inside Higher Ed.  December 11, 2012.
  • “Drawing.”  descant.  2012. Vol. 51. 7
  • “Scenic Drive.”  New Texas.  2012.  26.
  • “Syllabus.” Reprint.  Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning, Winter 2012.
  • “Syllabus.” Inside Higher Ed.  January 7, 2009. 

 

Recent Visual Art:

  • “Tex on Education.” Cartoon. Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning, Volume 19, Winter 2013-2014.
  • “Political Discourse.” Cartoon. Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning, Volume 18, Winter 2012-2013.
  • “Teacher Exam.” Cartoon. Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning, Volume 18, Winter 2012- 2013.
  • “Zippy the Mockingbird.”  Drawing.  The Blue Rock Review, Volume 8, November 2012.
  • “Two Models of Education (and a 3rd).”  Cartoon.  Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning, Volume 17, Winter 2011- 2012.
  • “Reading All Things.” Cartoon.  Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning, Volume 17, Winter 2011- 2012.
  • “Tex in Ten.” Cartoon.  AgaveA Celebration of Tequila.  Ink Brush Press, November 2011.
  • “Working in Higher Ed.” Cartoon.  Inside Higher Ed.  April 27, 2009.

 

 

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