Congrats to Bethany Brownholtz, MAWP graduate!
MAWP alumna (’13) Bethany Brownholtz will have excerpts of her thesis published in The Same but Different: Variantivity in Cognitive Linguistics to be published by the Peter Lang Publishing Group. Dr. Aleksandra Majdzińska in the Department of English and General Linguistics at the University of Łódź, Poland recently contacted Brownholtz about being included in the book. Brownholtz’s thesis, Exercises in Style: 21st Century Remix, is an extension of Raymond Queneau’s Exercises in Style, first published in French in 1947. In Queneau’s book, the same two-paragraph passage (Notation) is written in 99 different ways. In this thesis, THE GIST serves as “Notation,” and 40 variations ensue. Brownholtz focuses on styles that have emerged over the last 60 years and styles reflecting course work in DePaul University’s Master’s in Writing and Publishing (MAWP) program. The collection concludes with an essay on the process of writing the exercises and an appendix containing stylistic analyses for each exercise. Dr. Aleksandra Majdzińska has also been referencing Brownholtz’s thesis throughout her course on cognitive stylistics at the University of Łódź.
Congratulations, Bethany! You make the Department proud!