Richards Presents on Panel about Published Essay

 Professor Gary Richards was a member of a panel discussion of contributors to the collection of essays Teaching the Works of Eudora Welty Twenty-First-Century Approaches, edited by Mae Miller Claxton and Julia Eichelberger, held at the Eudora Welty House and Gardens in Jackson, MS on February 7. His essay in the collection is “Queering Welty’s Male Bodies in the Undergraduate Classroom.” … [Read more...]

Foss Publishes Article

Professor Chris Foss has published a peer-reviewed article entitled “Ann Yearsley, Earl Goodwin, and the Politics of Romantic Discontent” in the most recent number of Romanticism on the Net.  RoN was one of the pioneering international open access journals when it was founded over thirty years ago now in 1996, and is by now of the most established venues for scholarship on British Romantic literature. The few substantial critical studies of Ann Yearsley’s tragic drama Earl Goodwin leave unexplored the ways in which Yearsley simultaneously is clarifying and extending her anger at and frustration with the class- and gender-based discrimination she experienced firsthand in the fallout with her mentor Hannah More over the profits from her first book of poetry. This article aims to fill this gap by delineating the many ways in which Earl Goodwin represents, on one level, her ongoing response to the defamation she suffered in the wake of More’s public campaign to ruin her reputation. … [Read more...]

Johnson-Young Publishes Article

Professor Elizabeth Johnson-Young and a research partner recently published the article "The CSR paradox: when a social responsibility campaign can tarnish a brand” in the peer-reviewed journal, Corporate Communications: An International Journal. The article looks at instances when a social campaign can hurt a brand even though it may successfully raise concerns for the campaign issues. The paper presents results of an experiment looking at prevention v. promotion-framed messages in a real-world CSR campaign to understand differences in concerns for the campaign issues and attitudes towards the sponsoring corporate brand. Results indicated that, even when message framing produced strong concerns for the issues, negative effects of the message framing were directed at the brand itself. The publication is now available online and will be in the next printed journal as well. … [Read more...]

Rochelle Story Accepted for Publication

Professor Warren Rochelle's story “Mirrors,” a gay-themed retelling of “Beauty and the Beast,” was accepted by Cuilpress and will be published in their forthcoming queering romance anthology So You Think You Know Love? … [Read more...]

Foss Publishes Book Review in The Historian

Professor of English Chris Foss has published a book review of Nicholas Frankel’s critical biography Oscar Wilde: The Unrepentant Years (Harvard University Press) in the most recent number of The Historian.  Foss endorses Frankel’s very readable book as an important revisionist take on Wilde’s life after prison, positing the longstanding insistence upon Wilde’s “decline and martyrdom” misrepresents his actual resilience.  Wilde undeniably struggled with social opprobrium and creative self-doubt, not to mention relative poverty and ill health, but his “frank and unapologetic attitude” toward the openly gay lifestyle he pursued during his final four years shows him to have understood “his erotic relations with other men as a matter of personal identity,” leading Frankel to insist that “Wilde’s greatest achievement in exile was himself.”  With over 13,000 subscribers, The Historian is one of the most widely circulated history journals worldwide. … [Read more...]

Hartman Publishes Article on Undergraduate Research

Professor Danielle Hartman recently published an article “How Science Plays Are Building Interdisciplinary Bridges in the Classroom and Inspiring Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity​” in the summer volume of Scholarship and Practice in Undergraduate Research. Hartman's project grows out of her MFA thesis work. … [Read more...]

Lorentzen Publishes in Dickens Studies Annual

Professor Eric Lorentzen recently published an article in Dickens Studies Annual on Charles Dickens and education entitled "'This Schoolroom is a Nation': Subverting the Catechistic Method in Dickens." Dr. Lorentzen's article examines rote memorization as Victorian pedagogical practice and its relationship with social positions. His research surveys educational primers and early nineteenth-century British literature and analyzes how Dickens’s novels critique those practices in and beyond the arena of the Victorian classroom in relation to social control.   … [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...]

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...]