Lee Presents at Recent Conference

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Dr. 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...]

Lorentzen Presents on Dickens

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Dr. Eric Lorentzen recently presented a paper, "Oliver Twist's Recovery: Wordsworthian 'Abundant Recompense' or Freudian 'Primal Scene?'" at the annual Victorians Institute conference in Greenville, South Carolina. … [Read more...]

McAllister Speaks on Travel Writing and Medicine

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Dr. Marie McAllister recently delivered a paper entitled “Were Gentlemen Poxed Abroad? English Grand Tourists and the Rhetoric of Disease” as part of Encounters with Difference: A Conference on Travel Writing and Gender, held at Freie Universität Berlin. … [Read more...]

Richards Participates in Louisiana Book Festival

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Dr. Gary Richards recently led the book-in-common discussion of Tennessee Williams's A Streetcar Named Desire at the Louisiana Book Festival in Baton Rouge, LA. The discussion marked both the seventieth anniversary of Williams's play and the tricentennial of the founding of New Orleans. Richards also moderated a panel devoted to the novels of Ladee Hubbard and Crystal Wilkinson. … [Read more...]

Professor Richards Presents in Rome

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Dr. Gary Richards presented at the Carson McCullers in the World: A Centenary Conference, held in Rome, Italy 14-16 July 2017. His paper "Clock without Hands, Go Set a Watchman, and the Queering of Southern Integration" juxtaposed McCullers's final novel with the apprenticeship novel of fellow southern writer Harper Lee to examine these women's writers most significant contributions to what has come to be called civil rights literature. … [Read more...]

Dr. Barrenechea Presents at Two European Conferences

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This summer Professor Antonio Barrenechea presented “El Vampiro y el Sexo: Hispanic Vampires from George Melford to Jess Franco” at the annual meeting of the Grupo de Estudios sobre lo Fantástico in Barcelona, Spain.  He also presented "Undead Variants: Mexploitation's Recycling of Hollywood Vampires" at the annual meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association in Utrecht, Netherlands. … [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...]

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. 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...]