Dasgupta Gives Two Conference Presentations

In March Dr. Shumona Dasgupta presented “A counter Discourse to Bollywood: Gender, Nation and Violence in Bengali Partition Cinema” at the Association of Asian Studies Conference in Washington, DC and “An(other) Story: Memory, Trauma and Identity in Muslim Narratives of the Partition” at the American Comparative Literature Association's annual conference hosted by UCLA in Los Angeles, CA. … [Read more...]

Fallon Co-Chairs Oratorical Festival

Dr. Paul Fallon served as Co-Chair of the Virginia District St. John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival, held at the Nativity of the Theotokos Greek Orthodox Church on Saturday, April 21, 2018. The competition, open to finalists in grades 7-12 from Greek Orthodox parishes throughout the state, involved an original speech dealing with religious topics, assessed both for oral communication skills as well as organization and content. … [Read more...]

Rafferty Continues POTUS Pubs

Congratulations to Professor Colin Rafferty! His essay on Chester A. Arthur, “Smear Campaign (#21),” appeared last week in the new issue of storySouth. … [Read more...]

Mathur Presents on Comedies

Dr. Maya Mathur recently presented the paper “Comedy Is Not a Victimless Crime! Laughter in Gammer Gurton’s Needle and The Shoemaker’s Holiday​” at the annual conference of the Shakespeare Association of America held in Los Angeles, CA. … [Read more...]

Richards Leads Discussion of Baldwin

Dr. Gary Richards recently led the breakfast book discussion of James Baldwin’s Go Tell It on the Mountain at the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival in New Orleans, LA. … [Read more...]

Dasgupta Publishes & Lectures on Postcolonial Lit

Professor Shumona Dasgupta recently published an article and gave an invited talk. The article, "'His Blood Was Pure English': Border Anxiety, Race, and Mimicry in Post-Imperial Mutiny Fiction," appeared in The Journal of Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies 4.2. The invited talk, "From the other side of Silence: Indian women write the Partition," was given at the South Asian Millennials Conference, organized by the South Asian Students' Chapter at Columbia and Yale Universities. … [Read more...]

Richards Lectures in Fredericksburg School

Professor Gary Richards recently was a guest scholar at Walker Grant Middle School, where he lectured on Edgar Allan Poe and “The Fall of the House of Usher” to sixth, seventh, and eighth graders. … [Read more...]

EJY Publishes in Health Communication Journal

Dr. Elizabeth Johnson-Young recently had her essay “Predicting Intentions to Breastfeed for Three Months, Six Months, and One Year Using the Theory of Planned Behavior and Body Satisfaction” published online in the journal Health Communication: https://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/icCiTHb9tKmyJy6b4JT3/full. The essay will also appear in the print version coming in the next edition of the journal. … [Read more...]

Rafferty Appears as Visiting Writer

Professor Colin Rafferty recently gave a reading of his work at Brigham Young University as part of their English Reading Series. … [Read more...]

Subramanian Appears in StoryCollider

Professor Sushma Subramanian appeared recently in the live storytelling event StoryCollider at Busboys and Poets in D.C., presenting material adapted from her forthcoming book on the science of touch. … [Read more...]