Haffey Publishes Book

Professor Kate Haffey has published the book Literary Modernism, Queer Temporality: Eddies in Time​. This book explores the intersection between the recent work on queer temporality and the experiments of literary modernism. Haffey argues that queer theory’s recent work on time owes a debt to modernist authors who developed new ways of representing temporality in their texts. By reading a series of early twentieth-century literary texts from modernists like Woolf, Eliot, Faulkner, and Stein alongside contemporary authors, this book examines the way in which modernist writers challenged narrative conventions of time in ways that both illuminate and foreshadow current scholarship on queer temporality. In her analyses of contemporary novelists and critics Michael Cunningham, Jeanette Winterson, Angela Carter, and Eve Sedgwick, Haffey also shows that these modernist temporalities have been reconfigured by contemporary authors to develop new approaches to … [Read more...]

Finkelstein Publishes Article

Professor Richard Finkelstein's article “Amicitia and Beneficia in Timon of Athens is forthcoming in a 2020 issue of Studies in Philology, published at UNC-Chapel Hill. His essay “Dormitory Shakespeare on YouTube” will appear in a Festschrift for Christy Desmet, edited by Robert Sawyer and Matt Kozusko, to be published by Farleigh Dickinson. … [Read more...]

LaBreche Coedits Special Issue of Marvell Studies Journal

Ben LaBreche, Associate Professor of English, along with Ryan Netzley of Southern Illinois University, recently coedited a special issue of Marvell Studies, which publishes the leading edge of research on Andrew Marvell, his texts and readers, words and worlds. This most recent issue is on theoretical approaches to Marvell’s poetry and contains essays by John Garrison (on object-oriented erotics in Marvell’s verse), Jason Kerr (on vulnerability as an ontological feature of humans), and Brendan Prawdzik (on the limits of eco-criticism for Marvell studies and the concept of "greenwashing"). In addition, this issue contains reviews of Brendan Prawdzik’s Theatrical Milton: Politics and Poetics of the Staged Body and Alex Garganigo’s Samson's Cords: Imposing Oaths in Milton, Marvell, and Butler. … [Read more...]

Hartman Co-Authors Publication

Danielle Hartman, Adjunct Instructor of Communication, recently co-authored a piece on the arts as a great hub for interdisciplinary work and studies, entitled “Promoting Interdisciplinarity: Its Purpose and Practice in Arts Programming,” that was published in Journal of Performing Arts Leadership in Higher Education. … [Read more...]

Subramanian Publishes Story in Hakai Magazine

 Sushma Subramanian, Assistant Professor of English teaching journalism, has published a story in Hakai Magazine about the Bajau, a people of Indonesia known for their special swimming and diving abilities, and how they might reveal something about our evolutionary past. The story is available online. … [Read more...]

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...]

Blevins Publishes Article on Augmented Reality

Brenta Blevins, Assistant Professor of English, recently published her article “Teaching Digital Literacy Composing Concepts: Focusing on the Layers of Augmented Reality in an Era of Changing Technology” published in the December 2018 Computers and Composition peer-reviewed journal. In an issue focusing on wearable technologies, ubiquitous computing, and immersive experiences, Blevins’s article addresses the challenges that instructors face in teaching composing using current digital tools, while also supporting students’ future digital literacy acquisition in technologies that do not yet exist. To address these pedagogical concerns, Blevins’s article explores educational composing in Augmented Reality (AR), a medium in which a digital “layer” is combined with the user's surroundings. She elaborates the benefits and challenges of a scaffolded, analysis-oriented pedagogy focused on the layer for preparing students to compose in AR for classwork and other purposes. Blevins contends … [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...]