Professor Rutstein Wins Award

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Amanda Rutstein was recently chosen as the recipient of the UMW Center for Teaching Excellence and Innovation Adjunct Teaching Award. Congratulations! … [Read more...]

Dr. Rochelle Reads from Novel

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Professor Warren Rochelle recently gave a reading from his fourth novel, _The Werewolf and His Boy_, at the Popular Culture Association conference in San Diego, CA. … [Read more...]

Professor Foss Publishes Review in Disability Studies

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Dr. Chris Foss recently published a 1536-word book review of Sonya Freeman Loftis’s monograph Imagining Autism: Fiction and Stereotypes on the Spectrum as  part of an exciting new initiative, The ALH Online Review Series X, from top-flight Oxford University Press journal American Literary History (ALH). … [Read more...]

Dr. LaBreche Presents at Renaissance Conference

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Dr. Ben LaBreche recently presented a paper at the Renaissance Society of America Annual Meeting in Chicago about “Political Theology and Marvellian Sexuality.” He was also a panelist on a RSA roundtable about political theology. … [Read more...]

Dr. Barrenechea Publishes New Essay

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Professor Antonio Barrenechea recently published the article “Hemispheric American Literature” in Futures of Comparative Literature: ACLA State of the Discipline Report (Routledge, 2017). … [Read more...]

Dr. Foss Lectures in Liverpool

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Professor Chris Foss recently lectured as part of the Disability and the Emotions Seminar Series hosted by the Centre for Culture and Disability Studies at Liverpool Hope University. His talk was entitled “‘For the future let those who come to play with me have no hearts’: Dis/enabling Narratives and the Affect of Pity in Oscar Wilde’s ‘The Birthday of the Infanta.’” … [Read more...]

Dr. Richards Leads Book Discussion

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Dr. Gary Richards led the breakfast book club discussion of Robert Olen Butler’s A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain at the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival on Saturday, March 25. In the eleven years that Professor Richards has led this group, it has covered a range of southern writers, including George Washington Cable, Kate Chopin, Eudora Welty, Harper Lee, Ellen Gilchrist, and, of course, Tennessee Williams. … [Read more...]

Professor Lorentzen Speaks on Victorian Novels

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Dr. Eric Lorentzen recently presented a paper entitled "Reading the World, Reading the Word: Alternative Literacies in the Victorian Novel" at the annual Northeastern Modern Language Association conference. The talk focused on resistant methodologies and strategies for reading Victorian social institutions, and their treatment by various novelists of the period, which often involved subversive literacies and epistemologies designed to offer re-visions of dominant ideologies. … [Read more...]

Dr. Lee Presents at Linguistics Conference

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Professor Janie Lee presented a paper entitled 'Ideologies of Language Competence and Citizenship in South Korean Television' at the recent Conference of the American Association for Applied Linguistics. The presentation examined evaluative remarks made on foreign-born men’s Korean fluency in a popular TV show and argued that these men's race and gender play a role in their exclusion from Korean nationhood. … [Read more...]

Dr. Scanlon Publishes on Whitman(ia)

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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...]