Maryann Pasda DiEdwardo is a2016 University of Maryland University College Professional Achievement Award Recepient and the 2016 College English Association Karen Lentz Award for scholarship in Profession for Single Paper and Presentation, Composition and Rhetoric, Popular Culture, Pedagogy:

Creation of Dystopian Architecture in Ready Player One: Semiotic Praxis. Maryann P. DiEdwardo, Editor, is 2016 recipient of the College English Association Karen Lentz Madison CEA Award for Scholarship, an annual award for a presentation at our annual conference by an adjunct or contingent faculty member who contributes significantly to the corpus studiorum in English. The prize is funded by an endowment from James R. (Dick) Bennett and serves to recognize College English Association’s immeasurable gratitude to adjunct and contingent faculty in literature and composition studies and to honor their unconquerable esprit de corps and professional dedication.Honorable Winner. “Hurry.” 2015. Allpoetry;Award Nominations at University of Maryland University College in 2012 include a nomination for the 2012 UMUC Stanley J. Drazek Teaching Excellence Award (Drazek award) and the UMUC Teaching Recognition Award (TRA), two important awards in the UMUC Faculty Award and Recognition Program. Published Honorable Mention American Poetry Anthology, National Library of PoetryHonors International Society of Poets“Growing Toward Death” semi-finalist, first appeared in The International Library of Poetry 2002Independent Publishing Poynter Celebrity Author Award for Write a Book of Haiku and TreesNorthampton Community College Project Aware Outstanding Service Award 1978Professional Organizations; Leadership in ProfessionNortheast Modern Language Association; Reviewer for Sloan Consortium renamed (Online Education) Conference 2014-present; The Forum, International Journal Published by Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group; Editorial Advisory Board (2004-2007) and Book Reviewer (2007-2012) for the International Honors Society in Education, Kappa Delta Pi; Appointed to The National QiGong Association Board and NQA Research and Education Committee (Terminology Task Force) 2011-2014, Lehigh Valley Hospital Women’s Auxiliary; Palette Club; Academy of American Poets; Modern Language Association; Lifetime Member College English Association (CEA), Pennsylvania College English Association (PCEA); Society for the Study of the Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United State (MELUS); Yoga Alliance; Experienced Registered Certified Yoga Instructor E-RYT500; National QiGong Association.Presenter2016. Recap Education and Technology Conference. West Chester, PA. “Blog and Wiki Journaling and E-Portfolios about Themes of Nature and Place Memory to Engage Student Voices”2016 College English Association Conference, Denver, CO. Dystopian Architecture in Ready Player One: Semiotic Praxis. Semiotic praxis creates multiple fields for readers to use to base our visit to the fictional work. Dystopian places breed self doubt. The creation of the place of dystopian architecture lies within the substantive study of the semiotic basis for the setting by Cline. His characters move within the digital and real world with trepidation. Creation of place eventually demands characterization and other devices such as dialogue and dramatic effect within the dystopian world. Let us define that creative process and relate to the use of both literature and architecture as a semiotic vision.2016 Northeast Modern Language Association Convention. Hartford, Conn. Chair Women and Gender Studies Panel: presenter of study on the use of place as a sign in “Black Death” by Zora Neale Hurston and “Unassigned Territory” by Stephanie Powell Watts. Also Roundtable speaker for Technology and Innovative Pedagogical Frameworks.2015. Northeast Modern Language Association. Selected for Panel Event Leader and Designer. Articles and Books modified listDiEdwardo, Maryann. “Student Voices.” The Educational Forum. 27, June 2012. Vol. 76. Issue 3. July 2012, pages 398-399.DiEdwardo, Maryann. Department of English. Lehigh University. The Pocahontas Archive, History on Trial. “Pocahontas as Christy Girl.” 2008.“” Maryann. “Religion in Schools.” Book Review. The Educational Forum. Volume 74, NumberDiEdwardo, Maryann. “The Need for Redistribution of Wealth.” Book Review. The Educational Forum. Volume 74. Number 2, 2010.DiEdwardo, Maryann.”Cultural Diversity and the Empowerment of Minorities.” The Educational Forum. Volume 73. Number 3, 2009. Book Review. Kappa Delta Pi, 2009.DiEdwardo. “Pairing Music and Linguistic Intelligences.” Record, Vol. 41, No. 3, Spring 2005. Kappa Delta Pi, International Education Honors Society.Diedwardo, Maryann. Editor and Contributor. American Women Writers, poetics and the nature of gender study. England: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2016.

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