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Dr. Izzo Presents at Teaching Writing Symposium

March 21, 2013 - Dr. David Izzo, English Professor in the Shaw University Humanities Department, presented "Setting a Foundation for College Composition: The Cardozo High School Writing-Reading-Literature Program" at the fifth annual North Carolina Symposium on Teaching Writing at North Carolina State University last month. The conference examined how writing teachers reach beyond their physical and virtual classrooms to participate in their communities and how they build bridges--bridges across classrooms, pedagogies, disciplines, institutions, levels, spheres, genres, media, technologies, modes, languages, cultures and time.

The theme of the 2013 symposium, "Building Bridges: Extending the Work of Composition Beyond the Classroom" stemmed from a focus on the working conditions of non-tenure-track faculty and from the realities triggered by the recent economic crisis. Tim Peeples, Professor of English and Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs at Elon University, delivered the keynote address.

Dr. Izzo has published 17 books and 65 essays of literary scholarship, as well as three novels, two plays, short fiction and poems including "Deep Curl," "Hummingbird: Visitation from a Famous Author," and "Cycles." He is a writer of fiction and drama as well as a scholar of modern British and American literature with numerous books and articles of literary criticism, literary philosophy, literary biography and literary history to his credit.  Dr. Izzo has also presented 18 papers at conferences since 2005 including: "The Influence of Tony Kushner on Contemporary Drama," and "Bruce Springsteen and the American Soul: Songs of Conscience on His Three Albums The Rising, Magic and Wreckin' Ball."