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...]

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...]