Thursday, August 27, 2009

Recent Achievements in English: August 2009

News of Student, Faculty, and Staff Professional Activity
Issue 2009 No. 5

GWEN BERGNER published "Black Children, White Preference: _Brown v.
Board_, the Doll Tests, and the Politics of Self-Esteem," American
Quarterly 61.2, June 2009: 299-332.
REBECCA SKIDMORE BIGGIO's article, "Violent Fraternities and White
The Complementary Fictions of Albion Tourgee and Thomas Dixon," has
accepted for publication in Arizona Quarterly.
HEATHER FRESE had a short story, "Kid Dynamite," placed with Fiction
Weekly. She also had a short story, "The Popular Girls' Guide to
Sticking it to Your Friends," accepted for publication in the fall issue
of the Los Angeles Review, and an essay, "Fatigue," in the summer issue
of the Michigan Quarterly Review.
Finally, she recently had a poem, "Not the Exotic European I Pretend
to Be," accepted for publication with the New York Quarterly, and
received an honorable mention for an MFA poetry contest
in The Honey Land Review.
BALLENTINE, BRIAN D. "Hacker Ethics & Firefox Extensions: Writing &
Teaching the ‘Grey’ Areas of Web 2.0." Computers and Composition
Online special issue. Randall McClure, Michael Day, and Mike Palmquist,
guest editors, Fall 2009.

MARY ANN SAMYN published an essay ("Bring Yourself Along") and four
poems ("A Girl Can Imagine, Can't She, a Girl Can Dream," "From The
LIttle Book of Female Mystics," "Incredibly Small and Impossibly
Lovely," and "What Have We Here") in the most recent issue of Zone 3
(Austin Peay State Universityj). Second year MFA Tori Moore also has
a poem, "Dying as a Change of Scenery," in this issue.
ELIZABETH JUCKETT's essay "Cross-Gendering the Underwoods: Christian
Subjection in Charlotte Yonge’s _Pillars of the House_" was
published in the book _Antifeminism and the Victorian Novel: Rereading
Nineteenth-Century Women Writers_ this May. The essay collection was
edited by Tamara S. Wagner and published by Cambria Press.

JASON KAPCALA's short story "Baby's Breath" is going to be published in
the June issue
of Summerset Review.
RUDY ALMASY presented "What Happened to the Mass Priest? Texts Which
Define the New Priest" at the 44th International Congress on Medieval
Studies (sessions sponsored by the Society of Reformation Research)--May
8 at Western Michigan University.
MICHAEL GERMANA's essay-review "Counterfeiters and Con Artists:
Money, Literature, and Subjectivity" appeared in the Summer 2009
issue of _American Literary History_.
PATRICK CONNER presented "Understanding the Scribes of the Old
English Exeter Book" before the College Book Arts Association
Conference on January 10, 2009, at the University of Iowa in Iowa City.
PATRICK CONNER presented "Legal Language and Poetry in the Abbotsbury
Guild Statutes" before the Medieval Academy of America on March 28,
2009, at the Academy’s annual meeting held this year in Chicago.
PATRICK CONNER presented "Identity Politics and Guild Performances of
the Old English Elegy" in one of two sessions honoring the work Joe
Harris of Harvard University, at the International Congress of Medieval
Studies held annually in Kalamazoo, MI, on May 9, 2009.
PATRICK CONNER led "Publishing, Open Access & ETDs, A Panel Session
on Student, Faculty & Publisher Perspectives, " a round-table
presentation, before ETD 2009: the 12th International Symposium on
Electronic Theses and Dissertations: Bridging the Knowledge Divide on
June 9, 2009.
PATRICK CONNER presented the keynote address to the annual London Old
and Middle English Research Seminar hosted by Royal Holloway University
London on June 19-20, 2009. The Seminar’s topic this year is "The
Exeter Book," and Pat’s address was titled, "Prolegomena to a
History of Exeter’s Marvelous Book," with an intentional nod to
Wordsworth’s reference to that eighteenth-century forger of medieval
texts, Thomas Chatterton.
CHARITY GINGERICH recently placed in 3 categories of the West Virginia
Competition: in the Long Poetry category she won second place for "St.
Vladamir's, Kiev"; in the Emerging Writer's category third place for
River My Witness"; and for Short Poetry she received First Honorable
for "Visiting Lenin in a Square in Izmail." Here is the link:

BETH STALEY published her essay "Voice Loops through Brenda Hillman's
Pieces of Air in the Epic--Articulating the Social Lyric" in Jacket
issue 37: A
companion to this piece, her poem "The first voice loop was an echo"
also appears in Jacket issue 37:
Students, Faculty, and Staff Members in English are encouraged to send
notices of all recent professional achievements to for collation and distribution to the
department in the next issue of "Recent Achievements in English,"
appearing soon.

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