Foss Presents Paper on Wilde

On October 8, Professor of English Chris Foss presented a paper entitled “‘The secret of life is suffering’: Oscar Wilde’s De Profundis as Hard Times Survival Guide” at the Victorians Institute annual meeting, held this year in Raleigh, NC. … [Read more...]

Barrenchea Presents at University of Glasgow Symposium

On April 11, 2022, Antonio Barrenechea, Professor of English, was an invited speaker at the University of Glasgow symposium “Fictional Maximalism and the Americas: New Voices, New Perspectives." His presentation, “Literature of the Americas as Maximalist Discipline" discussed scholarly and historiographical encyclopedism in hemispheric American literary studies. … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

Lee Presents to UMW Student Education Association Conference

Janie Lee, Associate Professor of Linguistics, recently gave a presentation “Zoom Tips and Tricks” in the annual conference of the UMW Student Education Association. … [Read more...]

Barrenechea Presents on Novelist Leslie Marmon Silko at MLA

Antonio Barrenechea, Professor of English, recently contributed to "Poetics of Persistence in Leslie Marmon Silko's Almanac of the Dead: Perspectives on the Thirtieth Anniversary," a special session of the virtual Modern Language Association conference in January 2021. The MLA is the flagship organization for literary studies in the United States. … [Read more...]

Foss Presents Paper on Wilde at SAMLA Conference

In November, Professor of English Chris Foss presented a paper entitled “'He remembered that the little Mermaid had no feet and could not dance': The Nexus of Power, Identity, and Relationships in Oscar Wilde's 'The Fisherman and His Soul' as Seen through the Lens of Disability Studies” as part of the South Atlantic Modern Language Association conference at the Westin Peachtree in Atlanta, GA. In his paper, Foss argued “The Fisherman and His Soul” offers a fascinating trawl of entangled elements relative to its two main disability-aligned characters, a little Mermaid and a young Fisherman (the latter only becoming so after he cuts away his Soul from his body). The story offers a clear undermining of the sort of monstrous identities those in power insist upon assigning to those different from them in an attempt to limit any new understandings of or relationships with any groups or individuals upon whose othering their authority and privilege depends. This paper represents the first … [Read more...]

Lee Presents Conference Paper

Janie Lee, Associate Professor of Linguistics, presented at the 2019 meeting of the American Anthropological Association and the Canadian Anthropology Society in Vancouver. Her paper was “Migrants as Language Experts and Subtitles as Listening Subject in South Korean Television” and was part of the panel “Redefining the Language Professional: Shifting Duties and Changing Institutional Climates.” The paper investigated the way Korean ethnonationalism was enabled in entertainment media through the use of unconventional subtitling practices for migrant speech. … [Read more...]

Levy Presents Excerpt, Publishes Story, Edits Magazine Issue

Ray Levy, Assistant Professor of English, recently presented an excerpt from a novel in progress at The Bitter Laugh, a featured event at the 2019 Lambda Lit Fest in Los Angeles, CA. The Bitter Laugh showcased queer/trans writers of dark comedy, including Ryka Aoki, Charlie Jane Anders, and Megan Milks. Levy's short story “Severin,” a satire of Venus in Furs scholarship, is published in the current issue of The Account. Alongside co-editor Lily Duffy, Levy recently launched Issue Eighteen of Dreginald Magazine. … [Read more...]