Fallon Presents at Linguistics Society of America Conference

Paul Fallon, Associate Professor of Linguistics, presented a poster on “Proto-Agaw in relation to Bender’s Proto-Cushitic” on January 8, 2022 at the annual meeting of the Linguistic Society of America, held in Washington, DC. … [Read more...]

Barrenechea Publishes in Telos

Antonio Barrenechea, Professor of English, recently published “Fear and Loathing in São Paulo: Slum Metaphysics in the ‘Coffin Joe’ Triptych (1964-2008)” in a special issue of Telos on The Modern City in World Cinema. … [Read more...]

Levy Publishes Two Stories, Releases Issue 22 of Literary Magazine

Ray Levy, Assistant Professor of English, recently published the short story “Autobiographical Animal” in Anomaly and the short story “The Use of Pleasure” in Territory. In addition, they released Issue Twenty-Two of their literary magazine, Dreginald, this week.   … [Read more...]

Barrenechea Publishes Lead Essay in Collection Honoring Lois Parkinson Zamora

Antonio Barrenechea, Professor of English, recently published “A Hemispheric World of Differences: Literature of the Americas, 1982-2000,” the lead essay in the collection Essays in Honor of Lois Parkinson Zamora: From the Americas to the World, edited by Monika Kaup and John Ochoa and issued from Lexington Books. … [Read more...]

Levy Publishes Story

Ray Levy, Assistant Professor of English, recently had a new short story “Autobiographical Animal,” published in Anomaly. Their story can be found online at Anomaly's website. … [Read more...]

Foss Presents Conference Paper on Oscar Wilde

On October 22, Chris Foss, Professor of English, presented a paper entitled “Reflection and Refraction in Oscar Wilde’s ‘The Selfish Giant’ and Clio Barnard’s The Selfish Giant” at the annual conference of the Victorians Institute in Charlotte, NC. Foss first examined Wilde’s literary endorsement of fantasy over realism as a valuable entry point for considering Victorian reflections on disability and freakery, in particular where the nexus of poverty and disability-aligned difference is concerned. Seeing the Giant’s peculiar body as aligned with other nonnormative ones, especially freakish bodies, opens a new appreciation for how the story stands out relative to many other Victorian literary representations of disability. Wilde’s prison literature testifies to the extent to which Wilde’s own enfreakment and enfoolment in jail provided profound personal experiences of physical and psychological illness/disability that led him to refract but ultimately retain the tenor of his fairy … [Read more...]

Richards Presents as Part of Louisiana Book Festival

Professor Gary Richards presented “One Book, One Festival: A Gathering of Old Men by Ernest J. Gaines” on Friday, November 5, as part of the Louisiana Book Festival, held virtually this year because of the pandemic. For details about the festival, see the festival's website. … [Read more...]

Barrenechea Publishes on Melville

Antonio Barrenechea, Professor of English, recently published "The Jungle and the Whale: Vortices of Nation in Moby-Dick and La vorágine" in Leviathan: A Journal of Melville Studies, the flagship Melville journal. … [Read more...]

Mathur Presents at Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Conference

Professor Maya Mathur recently participated in the session “Sustainable Small Networks: Creating a SoTL Scholars Program at a Teaching-Focused University” at the virtual conference for the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISSOTL), which was held from October 26-28, 2021. She discussed her ongoing research on the intersectional teaching of Shakespeare along with UMW's first cohort of SoTL scholars, including Cate Brewer, Gonzalo Campos-Dintrans, Alex Dunn, Kevin Good, Melissa Jenkins, and Robert Wells. The session was convened by Melissa Wells, a teaching fellow at UMW's Center for Teaching … [Read more...]

Bylenok Wins Backwaters Press Prize in Poetry for 2021

Dr. Laura Bylenok, Assistant Professor of English and current coordinator of UMW's Creative Writing program, has just been announced by the University of Nebraska Press as the winner of the Backwaters Press Prize in Poetry for 2021. The book based on her manuscript Living Room will be published in the fall of 2022. For more information, see the University of Nebraska Press's announcement. … [Read more...]