Sunday, August 5, 2012

Alumni News--Update 73

It's gotten to the point where it's embarrassing, but we're still going through all the mail we got at the start of the summer. We thought we were done, but we picked up a package that Mary Ann had ordered from Etsy, which contained some switchplate covers for the light switches made out of repurposed clamshells and these crocheted dishtowels with lines from Emily Dickinson appliqued on them, I mean, you couldn't really actually use them or anything but they're really cute and Mark suggested that you might even want to frame them and hang them in the kitchen as a conversation piece although Mary Ann wasn't quite sure she had a good wall space for that since they're pretty big and all, even folded, and you don't really need a conversation piece in the kitchen anyway because people usually have plenty of things to talk about there like "Maybe just a bit more asiago in the sauce..." and "Is there another bottle of wine?" but..... uh, anyway, we picked up the package, and under it there was a postcard from Dr. Lumi Dragulescu with her latest publication and article acceptances on it, which we thought we would share:

“Race Trauma at the End of the Millennium: (Narrative) Passing in Philip Roth’s The Human Stain.” Philip Roth Studies. Purdue University Press and Philip Roth Society (forthcoming). 

“Sacred Ontology and Desacralized World: Race Trauma in J. E. Wideman’s The Cattle Killing.” Literature and Theology. Oxford University Press (forthcoming) 

Bearing Witness?: The Problem with the White Cross-Racial (Mis)Portrayals of History.” Still Maids? Still Toms?: Perspectives on The Help and Other White-Authored Narratives of Black Life in the “Post-Racial” Era. Eds. Claire Garcia and Vershawn Young. The University of Illinois Press (forthcoming in 2013). 

 “Drawing the Trauma of Race: Choices and Crises of Representation in Art Spiegelman’s Maus. Crossing Boundaries in Graphic Narrative: Essays on Forms, Series and Genres. Eds. Jake Jakaitis and James F. Wurtz. McFarland Press, 2012: 138-151.   

The Tenants congratulate Lumi on her continuing research success and suggest that she might watch the mail for a gift from Colson Hall that will really liven up the switchplates in her new place in Richmond.

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