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William F. Endres


University of Oklahoma
Department of English
Norman, OK 73019-2055
bill.endres@ou.edu


Education  |  Grants  |  Digital Works, Publications & Work in Progress
Presentations  |  Teaching Experience  |  Professional Experience
Service  |  PhD, MA & Honors Committees  |  Professional Memberships  


Education

Doctor of Philosophy - May 2008
Rhetoric, Composition and Linguistics
Department of English, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

Dissertation: "Rhetorical Invention in the Book of Kells: Decoration and Images on Their Flight to Meaning"

Committee: Dr. Sharon Crowley (Chair), Dr. Maureen Daly Goggin, and Dr. Rosalynn Voaden

Master of Arts - May 1993
Writing of Poetry
Department of English, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH

Master of Liberal Studies - June 1990
Studies in Human Creativity & Poetry
Department of Comparative Studies, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

Thesis: "Time and the Creation of Consciousness in the Poetry of Jalaludin Rumi"

Committee: Dr. Marilyn Waldman (Chair), Dr. Richard Davis, and Dr. David Citino


Grants

West Semitic Research Project, University of Southern California. Training in Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI) and loan of equipment for project that included St Chad Gospels at Lichfield Cathedral, early Christian stone carvings in Ireland, and medieval manuscripts and fragments at the National Library of Wales (2014).

Mini-Grant, College of Arts & Sciences, University of Kentucky. Support Reflectance Transformation Imaging of the 8th-century St Chad Gospels, Lichfield Cathedral, England; collection of 15th-century manuscripts and fragments, National Library of Wales; and ancient Christian stone carvings, Ireland (2014).

Foreign Travel Award, College of Arts & Sciences, University of Kentucky. Present paper on Reflectance Transformation Imaging at the Digital Humanities Congress at Sheffield, England (2014).

Foreign Travel Award, College of Arts & Sciences, University of Kentucky. Present paper on 3D from work with St Chad Gospels at the Digital Humanities Congress at Sheffield, England (2012).

College Research Activity Award, College of Arts & Sciences, University of Kentucky. Present preliminary results from digitizing the St Chad Gospels at Lichfield Cathedral, England (2011).

Summer Research Fellowship, College of Arts & Sciences, University of Kentucky. Digitize the St Chad Gospels and Wycliffe New Testament, Lichfield Cathedral, England (2010).

Mini-Grant, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Kentucky. Digitize the St Chad Gospels and Wycliffe New Testament, Lichfield Cathedral, England (2010).


Digital Works, Publications & Work in Progress

Digital Works

Interactive RTI Renderings. Enhanced specular views of sixteen pages of the St Chad Gospels, providing interactive lighting adjustment and magnification (October 2014). See "Labor of Love: UK Professor Continues Work to Digitize 1,300-Year-Old St Chad Gosples" by Heather Chapman.

Scanning of Color Slides (1956) for St Chad Gospels. Digitized twenty-seven color slides, aligned them with other historical images, and added nine of them to Historical Images Overlay on the Manuscripts of Lichfield Cathedral website. These slides provide rare information about the state of the pigment prior to the 1962 flattening of pages and rebinding of the St Chad Gospels (September 2014).

Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI). Captured dry-point glosses and condition of pigments in the 8th-century St Chad Gospels (Lichfield, England); text and marginalia in a collection of 15th-century manuscripts at the National Library of Wales; and early Christian stone carvings in Ireland. Responsible for all aspects of the RTI, from the photography to final processing of images and RTI fiels. (July-August 2014). See "University of Kentucky Scholar Hopes to Uncover New Clues about Origin of 8th-Century Gospels" by Linda B. Blackford.

Historical Image Overlays. Provides images taken over the last 125 years for nine of the pages of the St Chad Gospels, beginning with images from 1887. Changes can be observed by overlying any two images for a page and adjusting the top image's transparency with the viewer's slidebar. you can observe how a page of the St Chad Gospels is aging. D-Lib Magazine (May/June 2014) invited me to write a short piece about the Historical Image Overlays for their In BriefHistorical Image Overlays - (January 2014).

Multispectral Visualizations. Thirty-two multispectral visualizations, offering enhanced viewing of a possibly erased area on page 141. Page 141 has intrigued scholars for years. It contains the oldest surviving Old Welsh writing. If this is an erasure, any recovered text might provide significant information about the early years of the St Chad Gospels in Wales. Multispectral visualizations generate a single image from a set of images taken using different bands of light. The images are ordered by wavelength and values calculated across the images for each pixel. Using various formulas for different visualizations, variances are calculated and assigned to each pixel and a single image generated. a colormap is applied to enhance ocular contrast, providing a rather dramatic flare. (October 2013).

Interactive 3D Renderings. WebGL-based renderings for sixteen pages of the St Chad Gospels, including Chi-Rho, portrait pages, incipits, and cross-carpet page. Renderings are high resolution and include features such as rotating a rendering around any point on a page; making annotations; measuring any feature; and generating a URL for any position into which a page is rotated (May 2013).

Manuscripts of Lichfield Cathedral. Digital online version of RGB & multispectral images of Lichfield Cathedral's St Chad Gospels and Wycliffe New Testament. Includes viewer that allows the overlay of any two images taken for a page, from RGB to ultrviolet to infrared, with a slidebar to adjust transparency of the top image (Aug 2012).

Multispectral imaging of the St Chad Gospels and Lichfield Cathedral's Wycliffe New Testament, Lichfield, England. Led digitizing efforts, including working out contract; verifying all key photographic decisions; and oversaw and completed final processing. Furthermore, because ultraviolet light damages vellum, during the digitization, I worked with the conservator and presented scholarly reasons for ultraviolet imaging of pages—when the manuscript was open and we could discuss a page's merits. (June 2010). See The Chronicle of Higher Education (5 Dec 2010). See 21st Century Imaging Helps Scholars Reveal Rare 8th-Century Manuscript by Jennifer Howard.

Videos

The St Chad Gospels: Potentials for 3D in the Study of Manuscripts, (Nov 2012).

Books

The St Chad Gospels: Its Images, Text, and Textuality (in progress).

Echoes and Light: Understanding Multimodal Composing through the Art of Illumination (in progress).

Articles

"A Literacy of Building: Making in the Digital Humanities" in Making Humanities Matters, Debates in the Digital Humanities Series, ed. Jentery Sayer (forthcoming, Table of Contents, University of Minnesota Press, late 2016 or early 2017).

"The St Chad Gospels: Ligatures and the Division of Hands" in Manuscripta 59:2 (December, 2015): 159-186.

"Imaging Sacred Artifacts: Ethics and the Digitizing of Lichfield Cathedral's St Chad Gospels" in Journal of Religion, Media & Digital Culture 3:3 (December, 2014) 39-73.

"More than Meets the Eye: Going 3D with an Early Medieval Manuscript" in Proceedings of the Digital Humanities Congress 2012, ed. Clare Mills, Michael Pidd and Esther Ward, University fo Sheffield, March 2014.

"The Turn-in-the-Path Imagery in the Book of Kells: Lost Practices for Managing Difficulties in Textual Layout for Bookmaking,” The International Journal of the Book 7.3 (2010): 119-130.

"Communicative Strategies for Administrative Practices: Evaluating Weblogs, Their Benefits and Uses", WPA: Writing Program Administration (Spring 2006): 85-106.

"The Ethics of Serendipity: Rare Events and a Need to Act" in Serendipity in Rhetoric, Writing, and Literacy Research, ed. Peter Goggin and Maureen Daly Goggin (forthcoming 2017).

"Digitally Across Time: Assessing the Aging of an Early Medieval Manuscript Through Historical Photographs," (in progress).

"O Lord, Make Haste To Help Me: The Imagery Atop Canon 2 in the Book of Kells" (in progress).

"Photography as Art Scholarship" (in progress).

"From Run-Over to Turn-in-the-Path: An Insular Genealogy of Holy Writ and Spoken Word" (in progress).

"Invention as a Rhetorical Ends: Uses of Animal Imagery in the Book of Kells" (in progress).


Creative Work

Poems

"Headlines." Poets for Peace, 2003.
"Nativity Scene." Artful Dodge, 2000.
"Lost Culture." Fledgling, 1997.
5 Haiku. Japanophile, 1991.
"The Flight." the And Review, 1990.

Online Journals

The Plug & Play Review, founding editor, 2000-2002.


Presentations

Invited Keynotes/Talks/Lectures

"Digitally Across Time: Generating Knowledge from 125 Years of Photography for the St Chad Gospels" 9th Annual Lawrence J. Schoenberg Symposium on Manuscript Studies in the Digital Age, University of Pennsylvania, November 17-19, 2016.

"Intrigues & Revelations: Digitizing the St Chad Gospels," Keynote, International Calligraphy and Lettering Arts Society, Lichfield, England, September 2016.

"Digitally Across Time: Learning from 125 Years of Photographs of the St Chad Gospels," The Wandering Word: The Travels of Insular Manuscripts, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland, May 2016.

"Digitizing the St Chad Gospels: Intrigues and Revelations," Norman Public Library, Norman, OK, 15 April 2016.

"The St Chad Gospels: A Rare Witness to Early Anglo-Saxon England and Beyond," University of Birmingham, Birmingham, England, 2 April 2015.

"The Use of RTI Scanning in the Study of Manuscripts and Medieval Artefacts," NeDiMAH Workshop: New Methods of Manuscript Imaging and Analysis, Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru (National Library of Wales), Aberystwyth, Wales, 30 Mar to 1 April 2015.

"RTI Demonstration," NeDiMAH Workshop: New Methods of Manuscript Imaging and Analysis, Roderic Bowen Library, University of Wales Trinity St David, Lampeter, Wales, March 2015.

"The St Chad Gospels Across Time: Findings from 125 Years of Images," Lichfield Cathedral, England, July 2014.

"The St Chad Gospels: Potentials for 3D in the Study of Manuscripts". Video presentation, Digital Transformation Moot, London, England, Nov 2012.

"The St Chad Gospels: Multispectral Imaging and Latest Research.” Lichfield Cathedral, Lichfield, England, Aug 2011.

"Emboldened Images: The Rhetoric of Illumination in the St Chad Gospels.” University of Tampa, Tampa, FL, May 2011.


International Conferences

"OVAL: A Virtual Ecosystem for Immersive Scholarship and Teaching" (with Matt Cook). Digital History & Philosophy of Science Conference, Norman, Oklahoma, 2016.

"OVAL: A Virtual Ecosystem for Immersive Scholarship and Teaching" (with Matt Cook & Will Kurlinkus). DH 2016, Krakow, Poland, 2016.

"Transformed Materiality: Advanced Imaging Techniques and the Study of Medieval Manuscripts." International Medieval Congress, Leeds, England, 2016.

"Beyond 2D: Representing the Materiality of Medieval Manuscripts." International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, MI, 2016.

"O Lord, Make Haste To Help Me: The Complex Interplay of Image and Text in Early Medieval Manuscripts." International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, MI, 2015.

“Knowledge in Surface Details: Reflectance Transformation Imaging for Studying and Preserving Medieval Manuscripts.” Digital Humanities Congress, Sheffield, England, 2014.

"More than Meets the Eye: Going 3D with an Early Medieval Manuscript." Digital Humanities Congress, Sheffield, England, September 2012.

“The Book of Kells’ Turn-in-the-Path Imagery: Managing the Difficulties and Uncertainties of Craft.” 7th International Conference on the Book, Edinburgh, Scotland, October 2009.


Interviews

"A Digital Aperitif." Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technolog, and Pedagogy, vol 18.1 (Fall 2013).

"Digitizing the Past," WUKY, November 2012.


National Conferences

"Conditioned by Textual Remediation: Interactive Digital Technologies for Expanding Rhetorical Inquiry & Expression." Rhetoric Society of America, Atlanta, GA,2016.

"Echoes and Light: Understanding Multimodal Composing through the Art of Illumination." Conference on College Composition and Communication, Tampa, FL, 2015.

"Fertile Borders: The Visual Rhetoric of Steampunk." Rhetoric Society of America, San Antonio, TX, May 2014.

"Speaking Up, Speaking Out: Pedagogy as Open Forum." Papers Please: Theorizing Border Discourses after Arizona House Bill 2281 & Senate Bill 1070, Tucson, AZ, September 2013.

“Invention as a Rhetorical Ends: The Christian Middle Ages and Animal Imagery in the Book of Kells.” Rhetoric Society of America, Minneapolis, MN, May 2010.

“Dreaming in Sound and Color: Learning from Scholarship on Visuals in Composition Studies and Communication.” Rhetoric Society of America, Minneapolis, MN, May 2010.

“Dreaming in Sound and Color: Learning from Scholarship on Visuals in Composition Studies and Communication.” Conference on College Composition and Communication, Louisville, KY, March 2010.

"The Trix Rabbit as an Object of Thought: Thinking with Images for Composing with Images." Conference on College Composition and Communication, San Francisco, CA, March 2009.

"Strategies for the Rhetorical Invention of Images in the Book of Kells." Conference on College Composition and Communication, New Orleans, LA, March 2008.

"Invention and Identity in Decorative Art: Uses of Interlace to Portray Monastic Identity in Illuminated Manuscripts and How It Can Help Your Students." Conference on College Composition and Communication, New York, NY, March 2007.

"Re-Theorizing Composing: What Multimedia Compositions Show Us about the Symbolic Work of Composers." Computers and Writing Conference, Lubbock, TX, May 2006.

"The Rhetoric of Decorative Art: The Structuring Structures of Interlace in the Book of Kells." Research Forum at the Conference on College Composition and Communication. Chicago, IL, March 2006.

"Power Dynamics and Collaboration in MOO Space: Let's Try a Little Politeness Theory." Conference on College Composition and Communication, San Francisco, CA, March 2005.

"Rethinking What It Means to Compose: Effects of Students' Use of New Multimedia Software on the Teaching of Writing." Conference on College Composition and Communication, San Antonio, TX, March 2004.

"Walking the Black Cat of Baudrillard: A Meditation on the Surface of Writing." Conference on College Composition and Communication, New York City, NY, March 2003.


Regional Conferences

"The Witness of the Book of Kells: Ancient Myth and Practice as Cognitive Theory.” Presentation. Cognitive Science Symposium, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, April 2009.

"Not Paying Attention to Technology and Literacy: The Institutional Privileges and Power of Specialization in English Departments." Western States Rhetoric and Literacy Conference, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, October 2004.

"What Was That You Said Last Week?: The Power of Integrating MOO Transcripts into Peer Review & Revision." Poster Session. Spring Conference, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ March 2003 .

"Reading Poetry and Fiction and Discussing Both." Chair. Spring Conference, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ March 2002 .

"Promoting Teaching and Learning at a Research University." Respondent. Spring Conference, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ March 2001 .


University Presentations

"From Material to Digital: Advanced Imaging Technologies and Representing Medieval Manuscripts.” Presentation. History of Science Brownbag Lunch, University of Oklahoma, 24 Sept 2015.

"Digitizing the St Chad Gospels: Beyond 2D.” Presentation. Digital Humanities @OU Days, University of Oklahoma, 15 Sept 2015.

"Imaging the St Chad Gospels.” Presentation. Vis Center Building Dedication & Open House, University of Kentucky, 2011.

"Historical Context and Latin/Middle English Transcriptions of the St Chad Gospels and Wycliffe New Testament.” Presentation. Students from Furman University (Vis Center), University of Kentucky, 2011.

"Historic Context of the St Chad Gospels and Multi-Disciplinary Research.” Presentation. Undergraduate Research Program (Vis Center), University of Kentucky, 2011.

"Strategies for Writing Documents in Computer Science: Organization, Meaning, and Precision.” Workshop. Senior Design Class (CS 499/Spring), University of Kentucky, 2011.

"Elements of Design for Web Pages.” Presentation/Workshop. Senior Design Class (CS 499/Spring), University of Kentucky, 2011.

"Avoiding Grammatical Indigestion: Grammar as Generative vs. Governing." Presentation/Workshop on integrating grammar and punctuation into the teaching of writing. TA training. Writing Program, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, 2010.

"Writing Letters of Recommendation.” Presentation (with Judy Goldsmith). Systems Novelties Seminar (CS/Spring), University of Kentucky, 2010.

"Technical Writing Strategies.” Presentation/Workshop. Senior Design Class (CE 429/Spring), University of Kentucky, 2010.

Faculty presentation of digitization of the St Chad Gospels and Wycliffe New Testament, College of Arts & Science’s Hall of Fame, University of Kentucky, 2010.

"How To Give a Technical Talk: Visuals and Presenting Style.” Presentation. Systems Novelties Seminar (CS/Fall), University of Kentucky, 2010.

"Elements of Design for Presentations.” Workshop. Senior Design Class (CE 429/Spring), University of Kentucky, 2009.

"Understanding Cognitive Theory through Ancient Practices of Image Use in the Book of Kells.” Presentation. Intro to Cognitive Science (CGS 500), University of Kentucky, 2009.

"Analyzing Technical Writing to Uncover Writing Strategies: Writing the Thesis.” Presentation/Workshop. Graduate Seminar in Artificial Intelligence (CS 686), University of Kentucky, 2008.

"The Trix Rabbit as an Object of Thought: New Media and Invention.” Scholarly Talk. Department of English’s Research Colloquium, University of Kentucky, 2008.

"Turning Teaching Experiences into Community Knowledge." Presentation to and discussion facilitator for new teaching assistants, University of Arizona, 2007.


Teaching Experience

Assistant Professor, University of Oklahoma (2015-Present)
Courses taught:

Technology and Rhetoric: A Crisis in Knowledge-Space (English 5463):

Authoring in the Information Age (English 3183): Through experimenting with new forms of authoring, this course examines what it means to communicate in the information age: through combinations of words, images, and sound. Students learn graphic, film, and sound editing software, using them to explore possibilities for blogs, archives, twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat. The course provides the opportunity to explore communication in/through the OU Library's immersive virtual reality system: OVAL. To help guide students, the class leans on the centuries of wisdom accumulated in rhetorical theory, paying particular attention to the rhetorical situation to understand the cultural moment, communicative technologies, and ideological constructs.

University of Kentucky (2008-2015)
Composition for teachers (English 609): Through a broad overview of theories and practices in the teaching of writing and speech, this course prepares graduate students to join a community of scholar-teachers who are reinventing writing for the needs of twenty-first century students. Issues covered include audience, epistemologies of writing, multimodal composing, invention, audience, revision, and process & postprocess theory.

Visual Rhetoric (English 572): This course examines established methods for analyzing visuals from Art History, Design, Psychology, Philosophy, and Rhetoric. It focuses on rhetorical methods of analysis for visuals, from iconic photographs to illuminated manuscripts to public space to political campaign films to comics to tattoos. Because these methods continue to evolve, the course guides students in developing their own synthesized approaches.

Technical writing (English 204): Through much writing, including the keeping of a blog, this course focuses on improving students’ abilities to write in the field of Engineering. The course instructs students in the analysis of technical documents (especially proposals & reports) for grammatical structures and writing style, with the goal for students to adapt those structures and styles to their needs as writers. Issues covered include audience awareness, organization, precision, cohesive paragraphs, and transitions. In addition, the course guides students in designing documents for written and oral presentation.

Special Topics in Writing (English 401)“Composing with the Word and the Image”: Images and visuals, even in their absence, have always impacted our writing; this course confronts this impact and places images at the forefront in exploring how to integrate them into our compositions to portray intellectual content. The course focuses on ways knowledge, meaning, memories, and emotions are constructed and can be constructed with images and words and thereby used to portray meaning. Students generate a portfolio of their best compositions that combine uses of images and words.

 


Professional Experience

Member, Advisory Board, MyCompLab, Pearson Education (2007-2010).
Duties: review MyCompLab, an integrated online composing environment, and offer suggestions for major redesign.

Manager of Technical Writing, Tucson Unified School District (1997-98).
Duties: manage workflow; supervise staff; write and updated on-line documentation and manuals for software developed by the District; develop conventions and standards for documentation; write updates and reports for the School Board; create and maintain TUSD's web site and intranet.

Operations Team, Computer Support, Antarctic Support Associates (1993-94).
Duties: coordinate information within Willy Field Airfield (Skiway) from the National Science Foundation, Navy and Antarctic Support Associates; maintain computer system; complete management reports; operate heavy equipment when necessary (basically any and all tasks related to the smooth operation of Williams Field Ski Runway, Antarctica).

 


Department & University Service

Member, Academic Computing Committee (University-wide Committee)
Duties: establish priorities for future development, change, and enhancement in the enterprise-wide research, high performance, and instructional computing areas. (University of Kentucky, 2010-Present)

Member, Executive Committee, (Dept of English)
Duties: advise the Chair on matters of department administration, policy, and procedure; act on behalf of the Department in matters of emergency that arise in the intervals between regular academic semesters. (University of Kentucky, 2009-2011)

Member, Faculty Advisory Board for Proposed Presentation Studio (College of Engineering)
Duties: work with colleagues in the College of Engineering and College of Communications to design and build a presentation studio and integrate its use into the curriculum for engineering students. (University of Kentucky, 2010)

Member, Search Committee (Division of Writing, Rhetoric, & Digital Media)
Duties:review applicant materials, interview potential candidates at MLA, and make recommendations for hires of two associate or assistant professors in the area of rhetoric and composition. (University of Kentucky, 2009-2010)

Chair, Vetting Team: Composition & Communication I and Composition & Communication II, ( University-wide Committee)
Duties:chair committee tasked with the responsibility of reviewing new courses for Composition and Communication I & II to insure that they satisfy the learning outcomes for the revised General Education Curriculum; report results to the Faculty Senate. (University of Kentucky, 2009-2010)

Member, General Education Faculty Curricular Team, Writing I , (University-wide Committee)
Duties:generate a statement of learning outcomes and delivery model for a first-year writing course as part of a new proposal for General Education reform. (University of Kentucky, 2009).

Co-Leader, Curriculum Development Committee on the Image and Writing, (Writing Program)
Duties:recommend readings, facilitate discussion, and aid in administering the committee. (University of Kentucky, 2008-2009)

Member, Curriculum Working Group, (Writing Program)
Duties: revise curriculum for first-year composition sequence. (Univeristy of Arizona, 2004-05)

Member, Futures Committee (Department of English)
Duties: review technological needs of and issues facing the department; guide decisions related to new technologies. (Univeristy of Arizona, 1999-2000)

Member, Search Committee (College of Humanities)
Duties: review applicant materials, interview potential candidates, and make recommendations for the hiring of a principle research computing specialist to oversee and manage the instructional computing environment in the College of Humanities. (Univeristy of Arizona, 1999)


Service on PhD, MA, and BA Committees

Chair, Gaines Fellowship BA Thesis (English): Bailey Johnson, "Escribir Madrid: One American's Poetic Journey through Spain's Capital," University of Kentucky (2011).

Member, MA Thesis (English): Magaret Wells, "A New Way of Living: Bioeconomic Models in Post-Apocalyptic Dystopias," University of Kentucky (2013).

Member, MA Thesis (Computer Science): Arthur Hall III, "A-mazing Robo-maze," University of Kentucky (2011).

Member, MA Exam (English): Scotty Adkins, focus: masculinity in literature, as shaped and performed in relation to race and class, University of Kentucky (2011).

Member, MA Thesis (English): Stan Heaton, “Cyborg Cinema: Star Wars, Myth, and the American Vietnam Experience,” University of Kentucky (2010).

Member, MA Thesis (English): Lauren Matthews, "King Philip: His Journey from Heathen Savage to Tragic Hero in the American Imagination," Univeristy of Kentucky (2010).


Professional Memberships

Association for Computers and the Humanities
Conference on College Composition and Communication
National Council of Teachers of English
Rhetoric Society of America


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