Rosiene, Alan

Associate Head
Arts and Communication, School of

Educational Background

B.A. Wesleyan University 1982

Ph.D. Northwestern University 1992

Recognition & Awards

President's Award for University Excellence, 2015

President's Award for University Excellence, 2014

President's Award for University Excellence, 2013

Kerry Bruce Clark Award for Excellence in Teaching, 1999-2000

Florida Tech Student Ambassadors Outstanding Faculty Award, 1998

Current Courses

HUM 2051 Civilization 1: Ancient through Medieval

HUM 2052 Civilization 2: Renaissance through Modern

HUM 3276 Science Fiction Literature and Film

HUM 3999 Capstone Research Methods

HUM 4100 Senior Capstone Project

Additional Duties

Director, ESL

Program Chair, English and Languages

Assistant Professor of English and Languages

Member, General Education Division Review Committee

Member, Undergraduate Curriculum Committee

Member, Humanities Assessment Committee

Selected Publications

“The Ars versificaria of Gervase of Melkley: Structure, Hierarchy, Borrowings.” Forthcoming, Edizioni ETS, Pisa, 2016.

CONFERENCE PAPERS - History of Rhetoric

“The Place and Time of Gervase of Melkley’s Ars versificaria,” read at the International Society for the History of Rhetoric, Tübingen, Germany, 2015.

“The Interdisciplinary Essence of Medieval Latin Poetics,” read at the International Society for the History of Rhetoric, Chicago, 2013.

“Oxford and Paris Logical Traditions in the Poetic Arts of Geoffrey and Gervase: Part II,” read at the International Society for the History of Rhetoric, Bologna, Italy, 2011.

“Oxford and Paris Logical Traditions in the Poetic Arts of Geoffrey and Gervase,” read at the International Society for the History of Rhetoric, Los Angeles, 2005.

“Was Geoffrey of Vinsauf’s Poetria nova Influenced by Gerard of Cremona’s Translation of the Posterior Analytics?” read at the International Society for the History of Rhetoric, Madrid & Calahorra, Spain, 2003.

“Inventing, Making, and Containing: Ancient and Medieval Metonymic Species,” read at the International Society for the History of Rhetoric, Warsaw, Poland, 2001.

“Numerical Orders: Evaluating Ancient and Medieval Systems of Tropes,” read at the International Society for the History of Rhetoric, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1999.

CONFERENCE PAPERS - Literature

“Real and Ideal: Florida Futures in Alas Babylon and the Short Stories of J.G. Ballard,” read to the Florida College English Association, Melbourne, 2011.

“Little to No ‘Bots: The Limits of AI in Firefly,” read at Slayage, St. Augustine, 2010.

“’Ways to Get Between’: Negative Dialectics in China Miéville’s Un Lun Dun,” presented at NEMLA, Montreal, Canada, 2010.

“Poison, Venom, and the Cup and Sword Dialectic in Hamlet,” read at the South-Central Renaissance Conference, St. Louis, 2002.