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James Donahue's article "Skinner Sweet: American Vampire" has been accepted (pending minor revisions) for publication in the European Journal of American Studies, for their special issue on "(Re)visioning American in the Graphic Novel."
Maurice Kenny, Writer-in-Residence Emeritus, has been selected for the Empire State Center for the Book's New York State Writers Hall of Fame, joining such luminaries as Langston Hughes, Edith Wharton, Herman Melville, Walt Whitman, Dorothy Parker and Kurt Vonnegut. He will be enshrined at a gala in New York City in June 2014.
Christina Knopf had two papers accepted in January for publication: "The U.N.dead: Cold War Ghosts and the United Nations' Carol for Another Christmas"was accepted as a chapter in an edited anthology entitled Horrors of War: The Living, the Undead, and the Battlefield. Also, "Sense-Making and Map-Making: War Letters as Personal Geographies" was accepted as an article for a special narrative cartography issue of the peer-reviewed journal NANO.
Rebecca Lehmann's poem "Assembling My Collection" has been accepted for publication by Cream City Review. Her poem "Exoskeleton," published in the summer 2013 issue of The Cincinnati Review, has been nominated by the editors of that journal for a Pushcart Prize.
Post-Soul Satire, edited by Derek Maus and James Donahue will be published in July 2014 by University Press of Mississippi.
Alan Steinberg's short play, Backwards, was one of the winners of the Fast and Furious Play Festival sponsored by the Stage Left Theatre of Spokane, Washington. It was scheduled to be performed the last weekend in January.
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