In the weeks ahead, we’ll be sharing ideas for living through our current cultural moment of social distancing, self-isolation, and mediated communications. For now, though, as we prepare to teach remotely in response to the spread of Covid-19, we offer a look at recent faculty, student, and alumni achievements in research, scholarship, and creative activity.
Want to catch up on past success or to find future announcements? Visit our archive of monthly newsletters Reading Matters, as well as posts from last September, October, November, December, and January/February.
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— Karin Westman, Department Head
Traci Brimhall, “The Etymology of Kiss,” “Love Languages,” and “Hunter Heartbeat Method” (poems). Green Mountains Review, vol. 31, 2020: 73-78.
Don Hedrick, “Cultural Studies as Writing Project, With Trump Assignment,” Cultural Studies in the Classroom and Beyond, ed. Jaafar Aksikas, Sean Johnson Andrews, and Don Hedrick. Palgrave Macmillan, 2019. 117-36
Don Hedrick, Jaafar Aksikas, and Sean Johnson Andrews, eds, Cultural Studies in the Classroom and Beyond: Critical Pedagogies and Classroom Strategies. Palgrave Macmillan, 2019.
Michele Janette, review of America’s Vietnam: The Longue Durée of U.S. Literature and Empire by Marguerite Nguyen. MELUS, 27 Dec 2019. https://doi.org/10.1093/melus/mlz060.
Philip Nel, “How to Diversify the Classics. For Real.” Oxford University Press Blog, 11 Feb. 2020: <https://blog.oup.com/2020/02/how-to-diversify-the-classics-for-real/>.
Jason Teal, review of Dana Diehl and Melissa Goodrich’s The Classroom, Another Chicago Magazine, 11 Feb. 2020: <https://anotherchicagomagazine.net/2020/02/11/the-classroom-by-dana-diehl-and-melissa-goodrich/>.
Maia Carlson, Abby Knoblauch, Kara Northway, and Lisa Tatonetti, “Recovering from Foot in Mouth, or Dealing with Teacher ‘Failures.’” 2020 Teaching Retreat: Rekindling Your Love of Teaching. Faculty Exchange for Teaching Excellence, Kansas State University. Manhattan, KS. 15 Feb. 2020.
Wendy Matlock, “Ventriloquizing Mothers: Chaucer’s Poetic Authority” (invited talk). The Medieval and Renaissance Studies/Middle Eastern Studies Colloquium. The University of Arkansas. Fayetteville, Arkansas. 26 Feb. 2020.
Deborah Murray and Danielle Tarner, “Reviving Your Passion for Teaching: Developing a Six-Word Teaching Philosophy,” 2020 Teaching Retreat: Rekindling Your Love of Teaching. Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS. 14 Feb. 2020.
Shirley Tung, “The Un-Essay: Digital Humanities and Social Media for Literary Analysis.” 2020 Teaching Retreat: Rekindling Your Love of Teaching. Faculty Exchange for Teaching Excellence, Kansas State University. Manhattan, KS. 14 Feb. 2020.
Karin Westman, “Mind the Gap: Harry Potter and the Fantasy (of) Genre” (invited keynote). Harry Potter Day. Indiana University East (via Zoom). 27 Feb. 2020.
Jason Teal’s “Inedible Human Food” won second place in Mikrokosmos’ fiction contest (judged by Amy Hempel), and his story appears in issue 66 (published 28 Feb. 2020).
NEWS FROM ALUMNI
Seth Kristalyn (MA ’16) published a flash nonfiction piece “Gwendolyn” in the January 2020 Burningword Literary Journals.
Sea Sharp (BA ’10) has published a new book of poetry, Black Cotton (Waterloo Press, 2019).