Dr. Scanlon Publishes on Whitman(ia)


Professor Mara Scanlon's essay “‘Afoot with my vision’: Whitmania and Tourism in the Digital Age” recently appeared as a chapter in From Page to Place: American Literary Tourism and the Afterlives of Authors (U of Massachusetts P). The chapter, drawing on a teaching experience using digital pedagogies that was funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, focuses on questions of immediacy and presence in digital and embodied tourism related to the American poet Walt Whitman. … [Read more...]

Dr. Rochelle Takes to the Airwaves


Congratulations to Professor Warren Rochelle! His story “Feathers” has been accepted for publication by Second Hand Stories Podcast. A broadcast version will soon be available for listening. The story is part of a collection-in-progress of gay-themed retellings of traditional fairy tales. … [Read more...]

Subramanian Publishes on Dark Chapter of Medical History


Professor Sushma Subramanian's article “Worse than Tuskegee” has recently been published in _Slate_! It focuses on a little-known study in which American researchers infected unknowing Guatemalans with STDs to test prophylactic measures, leaving many untreated who have now passed on these diseases to their children and cannot afford treatment. … [Read more...]

Sushma Subramanian Publishes in Men’s Health


Professor Subramanian recently published a story called "Unlock the Gut-Shrinking Secrets of Gastrophysics: How one meal can change everything you think you know about eating—and overeating" in the March issue of _Men's Health_. The story profiles a London pop-up restaurant that has built its menu around the scientific discoveries of Oxford researcher Charles Spence, who studies how the senses interact while eating.   … [Read more...]

Rafferty Publishes Essay


Professor Colin Rafferty had "The Imagineer Considers Tomorrow (#45.1)" published in the new issue of _Waxwing_.  It joins four other essays published back in October and was commissioned by the editors in the wake of the 2016 presidential election. … [Read more...]

Dr. Lorentzen Awarded UMW Fellowship


Professor Eric Lorentzen (aka "The Radical Schoolmarm") was awarded the prestigious Waple Professorship at UMW for the 2017-18 and 2018-19 academic years. His project is entitled “The Catechizing Infection: Subverting Dangerous Pedagogy in the Nineteenth-Century British Novel." … [Read more...]

COMM students win grant


Congratulations to Alexander Clegg and John Guidon! Under the direction of Professor Elizabeth Johnson-Young, the two CDS majors have been awarded an Undergraduate Research Grant to visit Tbilisi, Georgia in March in association with their joint individual study, “Religion in the Media in Georgia.” … [Read more...]

Dr. Rochelle Reviews New Novel


Professor Warren Rochelle recently reviewed Fred Chappell’s latest novel, _A Shadow All of Light_, for the _North Carolina Literary Review_. That review, entitled “Light and Dark, Dark, and Light,” appears in _NCLR Online_ 26 (2017): 62-63. … [Read more...]

Professor Dasgupta Discusses Film


Professor Shumona Dasgupta presented the paper “Beyond the Postcolonial: Post-national Longing in Ritwick Ghatak’s Partition Cinema” in January at the 17th Annual Conference of the South Asian Literary Association in Philadelphia. … [Read more...]

Dr. Barrenechea Lectures on Vampires


Continuing his research into monsters on the big screen, Professor Barrenechea recently gave a lecture on "Mondo Dracula: Celluloid Vampires from Tod Browning to Mario Bava" at L'Unversita di Torino in Turin, Italy. … [Read more...]