Faculty Excellence in English & Communication Department

04.29.14

The University of Virginia Press has offered a contract to James J. Donahue for his book Failed Frontiersmen: Myth, Masculinity, and Multiculturalism in the Post-1960s American Historical Romance. The book will run in the American Literatures Initiative series, a series devoted to "under-served and emerging areas of the humanities."

James J. Donahue participated on two panels at the International Society for the Study of Narrative annual conference in Boston, MA. Both panels were devoted to the Narrative, Race, and Ethnicity in the Americas collection that he is co-editing with Jennifer Ho (UNC Chapel Hill) and Shaun Morgan (Tennessee Wesleyan). The Ohio State University Press will be reviewing the book for their Theory and Interpretation of Narrative Series.

Stephanie Hedge presented “Music and/as Social Interaction in the FYC” at the Conference on College Composition and Communication in Indianapolis, Indiana, on the panel “Exploring New Applications of Arts and Media in the Composition Classroom.”

Rebecca Lehmann’s poem, “Man,” has been accepted for publication in Pleiades

Liberty Stanavage participated in a seminar, “Putting Gender to Work,” at the annual meeting of the Shakespeare Association of America, April 10-12. Her paper is titled, “‘He has both the cost and torment’: Marital labor and Commercialized Masculinity in ‘A Chaste Maid in Cheapside.’”

For the 18th and 19th century British Women Writer’s conference in Binghamton, NY, in June, Lisa Wilson will be presenting the paper “Authorial Reflections: Mary Russell Mitford’s Recollections.” She will also be leading a roundtable discussion, “Reflecting on British Women Writers in Digital Humanities.”

In early June,Lisa Wilson will be leading a series of workshops for Digital Mitford at the University of Pittsburgh-Greensburg, introducing new editors to the project and teaching them to transcribe, annotate, and code in TEI xml the letters of Mary Russell Mitford.

John Youngblood’s COMM 372 Rhetoric of the Black Church class will be presenting a service on Sunday, May 4, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Knowles Mutipurpose Room.

John Youngblood’s COMM 390 Gay & Lesbian Issues class coordinated the following events in April: Sexuality Panel Discussion, Tuesday, April 22, 7 - 9 p.m.; Gender Panel Discussion, Thursday, April 24, 7 - 9 p.m.; and Gay Pride Parade, Saturday, April 26, 1 - 2:30 p.m.

The final Faculty Reading Series for spring semester, featuring Rick Henry and Karyn Crispo Jones, was held Thursday, April 17 at 5 p.m.