Fall 2017 Newsletter

News of Faculty

9/25/17

Michael Hofmann wrote a blog about Irma (‘In Hurricane Season’) for the London Review of Books.

Marsha Bryant’s review of Epic Negation: The Dialectical Poetics of Late Modernism (C. D. Blanton) appears in Modernism/modernity 24.3 (Sept. 2017): 649-51. It includes two limericks.

Sidney Wade’s newest, “Bird Book” has just been published by Atelier26 Publishers. The fun thing is that it is available as an ebook from all the standard outfits—Kindle, Nook, iBooks, Kobo, and Bookshout. The beautiful Audubon illustrations in the ebook are in color, and when you click on a bird’s name, you are taken immediately to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s webpage for that bird, complete with photos, recordings, and all sorts of information. Sidney also taught, once again at the Sewanee Summer Writers’ Conference.

9/11/17

Marsha Bryant’s review of the collection This Business of Words: Reassessing Anne Sexton appears in ALH Online Review, Series XII. Her latest collaborative essay with Mary Ann Eaverly (Classics), “Crisis Modes: Ancient Egyptian Forms and Modern Women Poets,” appeared in the summer issue of Mezzo Cammin.

David Leavitt has an essay on Caravaggio in the September 2017 issue of Vogue Italia.

Michael Hofmann has an essay on Eley Williams in the September 7, 2017 issue of the London Review of Books.

8/28/17

Anastasia Ulanowicz presented her paper, “The Drowned and the Saved: Multidirectional Memory and the Problem of Human Rights in Ruta Sepetys’ Salt to the Sea” at the International Research Society for Children’s Literature conference in Toronto on July 30, 2017.

Terry Harpold’sRoman Scientifique and Its Discontents,” a review essay on Brian Stableford’s The Plurality of Imaginary Worlds: The Evolution of French Roman Scientifique, appears in Science Fiction Studies 44.2 (2017). Harpold has been named the Director of the International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts’ Jamie Bishop Memorial Award, given annually for the best critical essay on the fantastic originally published in a language other than English. During the summer break, Harpold presented papers on Jules Verne and nineteenth century ecological thought at the annual congresses of the North American Jules Verne Society (Toronto, June 7–10) and the Sociedad Hispánica Jules Verne (Havana, June 28–30). With Marston Science Librarian Sara Gonzalez he co-curated an exhibit in June and July in the Library on “World Ocean Day 2017: The Science Fiction of Marine Climate Change.” Once again, he was a co-organizer and panelist for the Florida Natural History Museum’s summer science fiction film series, which this year focused on time travel and future history, and featured William Cameron Menzies’s Things to Come (1936), George Pal’s The Time Machine (1960), Nicholas Meyer’s Time After Time (1979), and Robert Zemeckis’s Back to the Future (1985).

Dan Chiasson’s astute and exuberant review of Ange Mlinko’s new collection of poems, Distant Mandate, appears in the new issue of The New Yorker.

8/14/17

David Leavitt has published a review in The New York Times Book Review.

Phillip Wegner’s essay, “On Althusser’s Not Un-usefulness (Notes toward an Investigation),” appears in Mediations 30, no. 2.

Raúl Sánchez and Maria Rogal (Art + Art History) published an essay, “Co-Designing for Development,” in the Routledge Handbook of Sustainable Design (ed. Rachel Beth Egenhoefer).

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News of Current Students

9/25/17

Andrew Jenkins has a review of Literature and Criminal Justice in Antebellum America (Charles Ostrowski) appearing in Choice 54.8 and a review of Digital Humanities: Knowledge and Critique in a Digital Age (David Berry and Anders Fagerjord) appearing in Choice 55.4.

9/11/17

Nicholas Pierce has one poem forthcoming in Birmingham Poetry Review and another in The Hopkins Review.

Alison Gianes had a poem published in the Sweet Tree Review over the summer. You can read the issue here: http://www.sweettreereview.com/webzine-summer-2017.

8/28/17

Madison Jones and Jacob Greene published “Augmented Vélorutionaries: Digital Rhetoric, Memorials, and Public Discourse” in Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy 22.1.

Janna Moretti has a story forthcoming in Raleigh Review.

Mitch R. Murray’s “On Imagined and Science Fictional Futures,” a review of Jens Beckert’s and Peter Frase’s new books, appears in Mediations vol. 30, no. 2.

Caleb Milligan’s chapter “Participating in ‘1984’: The Surveillance of Sousveillance from White Noise to Right Now” was published in the edited collection, Spaces of Surveillance: States and Selves, now available from Palgrave Macmillan.

8/14/17

Norma Aceves presented her paper entitled “Feminist Disability Studies Goes Goth: The Hypertrophy of Female Monstrosity in Charlotte Dacre’s Zofloya” at the International Gothic Association conference at la Universidad de las Américas in Cholula, Puebla, Mexico on July 18, 2017.

Romy Rajan presented his paper “Going beyond the Mau Mau in Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor’s Dust” at the Annual African Literature Association Conference at New Haven, Connecticut.

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News of Former Students

9/25/17

Samantha Grenrock was selected by Natalie Diaz for Best New Poets. Her poem “It Is Known to the State of California” will appear in the Best New Poets anthology this November.

8/14/17

Eileen Rush’s poems appear in the spring issues of Pleiades and FOLIO. Her flash fiction appears in Word Riot.

Maisha Wester (Class of 2006 and now Associate Professor at Indiana University of Bloomington) gave a keynote talk entitled “Duppy vs Ghost, Obeah vs Witchcraft: Dueling Folklore in Black Diasporic Gothic Fiction” at the International Gothic Association conference at la Universidad de las Américas in Cholula, Puebla, Mexico on July 19, 2017.

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