Stowe and Gomez


Isadora Stowe and Dr. Manuela Gomez

Sight and Insight: Unpacking the Philosophical Insights of Visual Rhetoric

Thursday, April 25, 2024

2:00 - 3:30 pm
Fain C106

7:00 - 8:15 pm
Dillard 101

The Internet has transformed image communication, prompting this presentation to deepen students' awareness as image creators and equip educators with tools for promoting visual equity.

Drawing from six years of collaborative research, Art Professor Isadora Stowe, MFA, and Philosophy Professor Dr. Manuela Gomez from El Paso Community College, TX, will explore the philosophical implications of visual culture, offering relevant insights and resources applicable to all courses integrating image creation.

The presentation and accompanying workshop will be relevant to any courses that incorporate image creation. Participants will receive homework assignments and additional resources to facilitate ongoing discussions within their classrooms.

For more information, please contact Dr. John Schulze.   


 Lizbette Ocasio-Russe

Thursday, Nov. 16 , 2023 at 7:00 pm

Wichita Falls Museum of Art at MSU Texas.

In her novel Loverbar, Lizbette Ocasio-Russe "plays with the metaphor of devastation with Hurricane Maria as a watershed moment for the Caribbean nation. It is an environmental event with a potent sociopolitical afterlife setting the island in the crosshairs of global and local crisis. Loverbar’s plot moves between events before, during, and after Maria following characters’ memories. The novel focuses on the important and often overlooked role of the queer community in actual protest actions in PR following the failures of the government in restoring power and circulating aide on the island" (Latino Book Review).

Pop cultural critic, writer, comic collaborator and academic, Lizbette Ocasio-Russe is an Assistant Professor of English at Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi. She completed her PhD in Humanities at the University of Texas at Dallas. She received her BA in Journalism and minor in Creative Writing from New York University and her MA in English Literature from the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras campus. 

 For more information, please contact Dr. John Schulze.   


 Pastures of the Empty Page



Pastures of the Empty Page: Fellow Writers on the Life and Legacy of Larry McMurtry

Tuesday, October 24 , 2023 at 7:00 pm

Wichita Falls Museum of Art at MSU Texas.

George Getschow (editor), Greg Giddings, and Kathy Floyd will read their essays featured in this anthology.

"Pastures of the Empty Page is a collection of essays that offers an intimate view of Larry McMurtry, America’s preeminent western novelist, through the eyes of a pantheon of writers he helped shape through his work over the course of his unparalleled literary life."

"When he died in 2021, Larry McMurtry was one of America’s most revered writers. The author of treasured novels such as Lonesome Dove and The Last Picture Show, and coauthor of the screenplays for Brokeback Mountain and Streets of Laredo, McMurtry created unforgettable characters and landscapes largely drawn from his life growing up on the family’s hardscrabble ranch outside his hometown of Archer City, Texas. Pastures of the Empty Page brings together fellow writers to honor the man and his impact on American letters" (University of Texas Press).

For more information, please contact Dr. John Schulze.   


Aaron Chase Eddington

Arron Chase Eddington

A Prairie Song: Poems

Thursday, Sept. 28, 2023 at 7:00 pm

Wichita Falls Museum of Art at MSU Texas.

Building on his well-received book of poems A Willow Grows Aslant a Brook, Aaron Chase Eddington continues to explore the finely observed life in A Prairie Song. Written in the style of classic modern American verse, the poems in A Prairie Song celebrate a life well-lived—and the many forms that a well-lived life can take.

Co-Sponsored by the Bryan L. Lawrence endowment.  For more information, please contact Dr. John Schulze.