English Alumna Publishes New Book


Congratulations to former English major Maura Way (UMW '94) whose poetry collection entitled _Another Bungalow_ was recently released by Press 53. … [Read more...]

Scanlon Publishes Essay on Rebecca West


Dr. Mara Scanlon's essay "Gender Identity and Promiscuous Identification: Reading (in) Rebecca West's The Return of the Soldier" was recently published in The Journal of Modern Literature. The article focuses on the frequently overlooked narrator of West's novel, set on the home front in the First World War. Using theories of readership, Scanlon argues that the narrator's zealous identification as a reader finally challenges the novel's own stated moral and seemingly inevitable outcome, one dependent on a model of stable identity that is radically undermined. … [Read more...]

Bylenok Publishes New Poem


This summer Dr. Laura Bylenok published her poem "Homologue: Husband" in the journal _Vinyl_. The poem is available here: http://vinylpoetryandprose.com/2017/06/laura-bylenok/ … [Read more...]

Comm Students Publish Paper


Alexander Clegg and John Guidon, under the direction of Professor Elizabeth Johnson-Young, had their paper "Religion in the Media: A Study of Student Perception of Media Bias in Georgia" published in _Metamorphosis_, the undergraduate research journal of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges.  Congratulations on this great work! … [Read more...]

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...]

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. 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. Scanlon Publishes on Whitman(ia)


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...]

Subramanian Publishes on Dark Chapter of Medical History


Professor Sushma Subramanian's article “Worse than Tuskegee” has recently been published in _Slate_! It focuses on a little-known study in which American researchers infected unknowing Guatemalans with STDs to test prophylactic measures, leaving many untreated who have now passed on these diseases to their children and cannot afford treatment. … [Read more...]