Richards Presents at Southern Lit Conference


Professor Gary Richards recently presented two papers at the Society for the Study of Southern Literature Conference. The first, “Queering Welty’s Male Bodies in the Undergraduate Classroom,” was part of the panel “Eight Ways of Looking at Eudora Welty in Twenty-First-Century Classrooms." The second, “Inflecting Texas in Southern Familial Drama: Horton Foote’s Dividing the Estate as Rejoinder to Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,” grows out of his current work on southern drama. … [Read more...]

Rafferty Publishes Essay


Professor Colin Rafferty had his essay on William Howard Taft, "Judgment (#27)," published in the newest issue​ of The Collapsar. This is the latest in his series of essays devoted to the US Presidents. … [Read more...]

ELC Faculty Awarded UMW Grants


Congratulations to Dr. Chris Foss, who was recently awarded a prestigious Waple Professorship for 2018-2010, during which he will write a book on Oscar Wilde's fairy tales and disability.  Foss was also recently awarded a UMW College of Arts and Sciences Faculty Research Grant for 2018-2019, as were Professors Paul Fallon, Brenta Blevins, and Mara Scanlon. … [Read more...]

Skallerup Bessette Publishes Review


Lee Skallerup Bessette, Instructional Technology Specialist in DTLT and adjunct instructor in ELC, recently had her review of Graphic Novels for Children and Young Adults published in The Comics Grid: Journal of Comics Scholarship. … [Read more...]

Rafferty Has His Eye on Monroe


Congratulations to Colin Rafferty! His graphic essay on James Monroe, “The Eye of James Monroe (#5),” was published in the newest issue​ of Pinball magazine, available here: … [Read more...]

Richards Publishes Essay on Welty


Dr. Gary Richards recently had his essay "Queering Welty's Male Bodies in the Undergraduate Classroom" published in Teaching the Works of Eudora Welty: Twenty-First-Century Approaches, edited by Mae Miller Claxton and Julia Eichelberger and released from University Press of Mississippi. His essay in particular analyzes the Welty stories "The Wide Net" and "Why I Live at the P.O." … [Read more...]

Mathur Publishes on Teaching Shakespeare


Dr. Maya Mathur recently saw her essay “‘I Know Thee Not, Old Man’: Using Film and Television to Teach 1 and 2 Henry IV” published in the Modern Language Association Series Approaches to Teaching Shakespeare’s English History Plays, edited by Laurie Ellinghausen. … [Read more...]

Rafferty on With Good Reason


Professor Colin Rafferty was featured on “Getting to Know the Presidents”on the With Good Reason public radio show in January. The program explores America’s Commanders in Chief, and Rafferty drew on the expertise he's developed in his current writing project, which includes pieces in different genres on each president. The episode can be accessed here: … [Read more...]

Rochelle has All the “Luck”


Dr. Warren Rochelle's short story “Luck,” which was published last summer in Fae Things and Hidden Wings, has also been accepted by Second Hand Stories for their podcast ( … [Read more...]

Lee Presents at National Conference


Professor Janie Lee recently presented the paper “Isn’t He Really Korean Once the Mask Comes Off?: Circulation of Raciolinguistic Ideologies in South Korean Television” at the annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association in Washington, D.C. Her paper was part of a panel on language, race, and digital media. … [Read more...]