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October 30, 2013



Recent publications and presentations by English department faculty, students

By Karin Westman

During the past several months, faculty and graduate students in the English department published the following 16 works:

Tanya González, associate professor, published "A Mainstream Dream: Latinas/os on Prime-time Television" in Latinos and American Popular Culture, ed. Patricia M. Montilla, Santa Barbara: Praeger, 2013, pages 1-19. 

Bryn Homuth, graduate student, published the poem "Grapefruit" in Lunch Ticket's summer/fall 2013 issue.

Homuth also published the poems "Bandaging" and "Orange Thumb" in Ducts 31"Mouths to Feed" in Red Earth Review, Vol. 1, pages 68-69; and "Muscle Memory" in The Round, Vol. 8, page 43.

Daniel A. Hoyt, assistant professor, published the short story "Girl X" in Witness, Vol. 26, No. 1, pages 117-131.

Katherine Karlin, associate professor, published the short story "Oral Hygiene" in [PANK], Vol. 9.

Mary Kohn, assistant professor, published "A tale of two cities: Community density and African American English vowels" with Charlie Farrington in Penn Working Papers in Linguistics, Vol. 19, No. 2, pages 101-110. 

Kohn also published "Subject expression and discourse embeddedness in Emirati Arabic" with Jonathan Owens and Robin Dodsworth in Language Variation and Change, Vol. 25, No. 3, pages 255-285.

Jim Machor, professor, published "Reception Study in the U.S., 1985-2012" with  Philip Goldstein in Anglistik: International Journal of English Studies, Vol. 24, No. 2, pages 17-30.

Machor also published "Editor's Introduction" with Amy Blair in Reception: Texts, Readers, Audiences, History, Vol. 5, pages 1-2.

Philip Nel, university distinguished professor, published "Keywords for Children's Literature: Mapping the Critical Moment" with Lissa Paul in Barnelitterært forskningstidsskrift/Nordic Journal of ChildLit Aesthetics, Vol. 4.

Nel also published "Re-Imagining America: Jeff Smith, Herman Melville, and National Dreamscapes" with Jennifer A. Hughes in The Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics, Vol. 4, No. 1, pages 117-133.

Kara Northway, assistant professor, published "How Important Is the Local, Really?: A Cross-Institutional Quantitative Assessment of Frequently Asked Questions in Writing Center Exit Surveys," with Pam Bromley and Eliana Schonberg in Writing Center Journal, Vol. 33, No. 1, pages 13-37.

Joe Sutliff Sanders, assistant professor, published "Chaperoning Words: Meaning-Making in Comics and Picture Books" in Children’s Literature, Vol. 41, pages 57-90.

 

Faculty, graduate and undergraduate students in the English department also presented the following 31 talks, readings and exhibits:
 

Ayrika Bennett, undergraduate student, presented "Power and Control in the Helping Process: Drawing Parallels between Writing Tutoring and Social Work," Midwest Writing Centers Association Conference, Skokie, Ill., Oct. 19.

Elizabeth Dodd, university distinguished professor, was co-curator with Carol Blocksome and Edward Sturr of "Prairie Touched by Light," a collection of photography and poetry exploring and celebrating the vibrant complexity of tallgrass ecosystems. The show’s initial installation took place during the America’s Grasslands conference sponsored by the National Wildlife Federation.

Dodd’s  poem "Recursion" was the subject of "And then--," an ekphrastic painting by Kansas City artist Jennifer Rivera. The painting with the poem is featured in the "Between the Lines" exhibition at the Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art in St. Joseph, Mo., Sept. 14-Nov. 3.

James Hunter Gilson, undergraduate student, presented "Metacognition: A Two-Way Street," Midwest Writing Centers Association Conference, Skokie, Ill., Oct. 18.

Sierra Hale, graduate student, presented "Working with Underprepared Students in the Writing Center: Strategies for Tutors," Midwest Writing Centers Association Conference, Skokie, Ill., Oct. 19.

Don Hedrick, professor, presented "Performativity-for-Pay, or Why Judith Butler Needs More Marxism," Rethinking Marxism conference, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Mass., Sept. 21.

Hedrick also presented the following: the paper "Fun: The Actor-Character and Early Modern Entertainment Value" and "Colloquy on Critical Theory," Seventh Blackfriars Conference, Staunton, Va., Oct. 25; "The King's Two Bodies: Onstage Sexual Arousal in the Histories," Seventh Blackfriars Conference, Staunton, Va., Oct. 23; and "The Cultural Turn: Early Modern LasVegasization and the 'Inner Vegas,'" Columbia College, Chicago, Ill., Oct. 3.

Kelsey Hixson-Bowles and Alicia Beeson, graduate students, presented "Derailing the Hierarchy: How to Hear Strategies of Struggle" with Dory Cochran and Kate Nygren, Midwest Writing Centers Association Conference, Skokie, Ill., Oct. 19.

Ta Leasa Johnson, undergraduate student, presented "Breaking Down the Stigmas: Why is it that Black Students Do Not Utilize the Campus Writing Center," Midwest Writing Centers Association Conference, Skokie, Ill., Oct. 18.

Mary Kohn, assistant professor, presented "Language Variation on the Move: A Longitudinal Study of Mobile and Non-Mobile Adolescents" with Charlie Farrington, NWAV 42: New Ways of Analyzing Language Variation, Pittsburgh, Pa., Oct. 19.

Kohn also presented "Ethnolectal and Generational Differences in Vowel Trajectories" with Megan Risdal, NWAV 42: New Ways of Analyzing Language Variation, Pittsburgh, Pa., Oct. 19.

Crystal Lenz, instructor, presented "Integrating Counseling Theory into the Online Tutor Training Environment," Midwest Writing Centers Association Conference, Skokie, Ill., Oct. 19.

Jim Machor, professor, presented "Mark Twain's Fan Mail, or a Fist Full of Dullards: The Quirky, the Cranky, and the Kooks," Reception Study Society Conference, Marquette University, Milwaukee, Sept. 28.

Wendy Matlock, associate professor, presented "Households and Havens in 'The Owl and the Nightingale,'" Medieval Association of the Midwest’s 29th Annual Conference, Terre Haute, Ind., Sept. 27.

Charlesia McKinney, undergraduate student, presented "Challenging Standard English: Investigating Style-Switching in the Writing Center," Midwest Writing Centers Association Conference, Skokie, Ill., Oct. 19.

Philip Nel, co-chair and co-organizer, presented "Keywords for Children's Literature: A Roundtable Discussion" with Lissa Paul, Biennial Conference of the International Research Society for Children’s Literature, Maastricht, Netherlands, Aug. 13.

Nel also presented the following: "Whiteness, Nostalgia, and Fantastic Flying Books: The Disappearance of Race in William Joyce," Biennial Conference of the International Research Society for Children's Literature, Maastricht, Netherlands, Aug. 12; the invited lecture, "Not So Simple: The Genius of Crockett Johnson's 'Harold and the Purple Crayon,'" University of Tennessee at Knoxville, Oct. 24; the invited lecture, "Crockett Johnson's 'Barnaby': The Greatest Comic Strip You've Never Read," New York Comics and Picture-story Symposium, Parsons School, New York, Oct. 21; the invited lecture, "Ruth Krauss, Crockett Johnson, and Other Little Rebels: Philip Nel in conversation with Lindsey Wyckoff," Bookfest @ Bank Street, Bank Street School, New York, Oct. 19.

Brittney Tyler-Milholland and Rachel Ohmes, graduate students, presented "Bridging the 'Digital Divide.'" KATE Conference, Wichita, Oct. 25.

Kara Northway, assistant professor, presented "'[M]y spiritt is moved, the fire is kindled, and I must speake': Nathan Field's Epistolary Defense of the Vocation of Player," Seventh Blackfriars Conference, Staunton, Va., Oct. 23.

Northway also presented "Generating 'Instant Research' Together: A New Gateway Drug for Undergraduate Tutors?" with graduate student Kelsey Hixson-Bowles, Midwest Writing Centers Association Conference, Skokie, Ill., Oct. 18.

Joe Sutliff Sanders, assistant professor, gave the invited talks "Superman and Kansas" and "The Gleeful Science of Comics," Hutchinson Public Library, Hutchinson, Sept. 21.

Karin Westman, associate professor and department head, gave the invited talk "Mind the Gap: 'Harry Potter' and the Fantasy (of) Genre," University of Tennessee at Knoxville, Oct. 24.

Han Yu, associate professor, presented "'Emotional' Technical Communication," Council for Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication Conference, Cincinnati, Ohio, Oct. 12.

Yu also presented "CPTSC Diversity Initiatives: Past, Present and Future. A Report from the CPTSC Diversity Committee," Council for Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication Conference, Cincinnati, Ohio, Oct. 12.