As we conclude the spring semester and remote teaching 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.
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— Karin Westman, Department Head
Andy Brandt (BA ’21), “The City, The Man: On the development, dissolution, and possible recovery of the Body Politic.” Live Ideas: Undergraduate Primary Texts Journal,vol. 2, no. 3, April 2020, pp. 16-23.
Natalie Clark (BA ’21), “Labels.” Live Ideas: Undergraduate Primary Texts Journal,vol. 2, no. 3, April 2020, pp. 38-40.
Elizabeth Dodd, “Aesthetics,” “Scopaesthesia,” “Cold frozen January next comes in,” and “Swing State” (poems). Poetics for the More-Than-Human World: An Anthology of Poetry and Commentary. Mary Newell, Bernard Quetchenbach, and Sarah Nolan, eds. Dispatches from the Poetry Wars. 30 April 2020.
Alissa Rehmert (BA ’21), “Know Thy Heart.” Live Ideas: Undergraduate Primary Texts Journal,vol. 2, no. 3, April 2020, pp. 24-31.
Shirley F. Tung and Felicity Nussbaum. “ASECS at 50: Interview with Felicity Nussbaum.”Eighteenth-Century Studies, vol. 53, no. 3, Spring 2020, pp. 369-378.
Karin Westman, Naomi Wood, and David Russell, editors. The Lion and the Unicorn, vol. 43, no. 3, 2019.
Traci Brimhall, readings from Come Slumberless to the Land of Nod:
- Waking Windows Virtual Poetry Festival, Burlington, VT, 2 May 2 2020.
- Social Distance Virtual Reading Series, Green Mountains Review, 27 April 2020.
- #ShelterinPoetry, Westport Library, Connecticut. 27 April 2020.
- Omaha Lit Fest, Online. 10 April 2020.
- Lunch Launch, Copper Canyon Press Virtual Book Launch Series, 9 April 2020.
Gregory Eiselein and Tara Coleman. “Reframing Failure” (invited talk). Spotlight K-State. Kansas State University. 3 March 2020.
Michele Janette, “‘Rhythms in the Aftermath’ in Dao Strom’s We Were Meant to Be a Gentle People,” Association for Asian American Studies Annual Conference. 11 April 2020. Washington, DC. *Cancelled due to COVID-19.
Chair, “The Politics of Experiment in Lily Hoang’s novels.” Poster session with presenters Mawi Sonna (MA ’21) and Cecilia Pick Gomez (BA ’20). Association for Asian American Studies Annual Conference. 9 April 2020. Washington, DC. *Cancelled due to COVID-19.
A. Abby Knoblauch, “Code-Meshing in Kansas: Teaching Linguistic Equality to Those in the Center.” 2020 Cavalier Conference on Writing and Literature. Overland Park, Kansas. 17 April 2020. *Cancelled due to COVID-19.
Kara Northway, “Brief Briefs: Business Letters by Early Modern Actors.” Shakespeare Association of America. 18 Apr. 2020. Paper and two-hour seminar, held virtually.
Thomas X. Sarmiento, “Recognizing the Heartland of U.S. Empire: Filipinxs, Queerness, and the Midwest.” Undergraduate Literature Conference. Missouri State University, Springfield, MO. 17 Apr. 2020. Keynote speaker. *Cancelled due to COVID-19.
“Troubling the Politics of Literature, Diaspora & the Midwest: Regional Narratives of Filipinas in the Wild West.” Association for Asian American Studies. Washington, DC. 10 Apr. 2020. *Cancelled due to COVID-19.
Lindsey Bergner (BS ’22, English Education) has won first place in the Live Ideas contest for her essay “From Farrow to Finish.” Lindsey wrote the essay in Elizabeth Dodd’s ENGL 465 “Introduction to Creative Nonfiction” class, and it appears in Live Ideas: Undergraduate Primary Texts Journal,vol. 2, no. 3, April 2020, pp. 4-12.
NEWS FROM ALUMNI
Adam Szetela (MA ’15) published “How to Evolve Past Capitalism” (Public Books, 4 April 2020) and “Sanders ‘Miscreants'” (Black Agenda Report, 25 March 2020). Keep up with his work via his new website.