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...]

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 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...]

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: http://www.thisispinball.com/colin-rafferty/2017/11/29/the-eye-of-james-monroe-5 … [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...]

Pineda’s Novel Already Garnering Praise


Professor Jon Pineda's novel _Let's No One Get Hurt_ doesn't release until March 20 from FSG (https://us.macmillan.com/books/9780374185244) but it's already receiving great reviews: a starred review from Booklist (https://www.booklistonline.com/Let-s-No-One-Get-Hurt-Jon-Pineda/pid=9198653 ) and a review in Publishers Weekly (https://www.publishersweekly.com/9780374185244?permamore).  Congratulations! … [Read more...]

Foss Publishes on Wilde and Disability


Professor Chris Foss published an article titled “‘For the future let those who come to play with me have no hearts’: The Affect of Pity in Oscar Wilde’s ‘The Birthday of the Infanta’” in the Fall 2017 number of Journal of Narrative Theory, a special issue on Dis/Enabling Narratives. Foss argues that Wilde’s fairy tale about the death of a performing Dwarf at the Spanish court may appear mired in damaging stereotype, but it suggests more progressive emotionally-based possibilities for sympathy, acceptance, and even identification rather than paternalistic pity. … [Read more...]

Subramanian Publishes New Article


Sushma Subramanian recently published the essay “My Forgotten Language" in the November issue of Discover Magazine. The piece looks into the neuroscience behind how she lost the ability to speak her first language, Tamil, after moving to the United States as a child and being encouraged to only use English by teachers, and what remains or can be recovered from that earlier tongue. … [Read more...]

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...]