Rafferty Places Essay on Buchanan


Professor Colin Rafferty's essay on President James Buchanan, “Frogs (#15),” was featured on the Aforementioned Productions webpage on Monday, April 24. The piece can be read here: http://apt.aforementionedproductions.com/2017/04/frogs-15-by-colin-rafferty/#.WP-GGFPyvzI​. This is one of a series of essays Rafferty has written reflecting on the presidency of the United States and the men who have held that position. … [Read more...]

Dr. Rochelle Publishes Story


Congratulations to Professor Warren Rochelle! His short story, “Luck,” was recently accepted for publication in the forthcoming anthology of fairy stories from Wolfpack Publishing. … [Read more...]

Notes from Abroad on Dr. Barrenechea


Professor Antonio Barrenechea recently delivered the lecture "'69 Année Érotique': Swinging Mademoiselles, Cinema, Sexploitation" as part of the spring lecture series at the Institut Américain Universitaire in Aix-en-Provence, France. Additionally, he lectured on"Hemispheric Studies Beyond Suspicion," at the University of Rome (Sapienza) and was interviewed on the subject of his new book, "America Unbound: Encyclopedic Literature and Hemispheric Studies."  The interview will be published in the inaugural issue of the Italian journal, "America Critica." … [Read more...]

Professor Rutstein Wins Award


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


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


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


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


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


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


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...]