Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Recent Achievements in English: March 2010

News of Student, Faculty, and Staff Professional Activity
Issue 2010 No. 1

JOHN ERNEST and Erick Gardner's edition of J. McHenry Jones's 1896 novel _Hearts of Gold_ has been published by West Virginia University Press. _Hearts of Gold_ is the first publication in WVU Press's series, Regenerations: African American Literature and Culture, for which the general editors are John Ernest and Joycelyn Moody.
KEVIN ODERMAN has published: *Lloyd Goldsmith Looking Downtown*, a monograph, Square Moon, 2009, and "Of *Corse*," a literary essay, *The Tusculum Review, *5 (2009) 83-102.

KIRK HAZEN presented the poster "Unassumingyet influential: The effects of contraction on was leveling" for the Linguistic Society ofAmerica annual conference in Baltimore, MD, on January 9, 2010.
On January 15th, Kirk presented a paper entitled "Unvernacular Appalachia" language variation and change research group in the linguistics department at TheOhio State University.
Later that day Kirk presented" Teaching to the choir and beyond: Being overt with thefoundations of science, linguistics, and 21st century America". This was an invited keynote address for theSeventh Annual Martin Luther King Day Linguistics Symposium at the OSUConference on Linguistic Pedagogy.
GWEN BERGNER presented "Voodoo Politics: Haitian-U.S. Transnational Relations" at the American Studies Association conference in Washington, DC in November.
SARAH EINSTEIN's essay "Mot" has been published in Ninth Letter. It has also received a Pushcart Prize nomination.
AMANDA COBB has published the poems, "No, It's not a Bad Time," "She Thinks About Quitting," "Simon
Says Baby," and "Thirty-Minute Lunch Break" all by Connotation Press in September of 2009. They can be found (as well as a Q&A) on www.connotationpress.com.
Her poems, "Baby Girl" and "Family Tree of You" are forthcoming from Pebble Lake Review in the Spring/Summer 2010 edition.
She also has two poems forthcoming from Tygerburning: "Last Lost Prayer" and "On Being Unsure."
MARY ANN SAMYN published two poems---"Don't Panic" and "The Kingdom of God"---in the most recent issue of The Journal. A review of her most recent book, Beauty Breaks In, can be found here:
http://360mainstreet.com/article/220/book-review-mary-ann-samyns-beauty-breaks-in .
Mary Ann has also published a limited edition chapbook, The Boom of a Small Cannon, with Dancing Girl Press.
JOHN SHUMATE's story "Contessa's Diesel Phone" will appear in the Open Thread Regional Review anthology, Vol. 2. John will be reading at the release event for the publication: March 31 at 7pm at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts.
DONALD HALL has been elected to a three-year term on the executive committee of the Association of Departments of English (the ADE).
He has been named to the Editorial Advisory Board of PROFESSION, the annual publication of the Modern Language Association.
He also gave two papers at MLA (on full-time hiring policies at WVU and on critical dialogue) and a paper at the World Universities Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
Students, Faculty, and Staff Members in English are encouraged to send
notices of all recent professional achievements todonald.hall@mail.wvu.edu for collation and distribution to the department in the next issue of "Recent Achievements in English," appearing soon.

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