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K-State Today

September 30, 2014



Recent publications, presentations by English department faculty

By Karin Westman

During the summer months, faculty in the English department published the following 13 works:

Traci Brimhall, assistant professor, published the poem "Better to Marry Than to Burn" in the journal Poetry, July/August.

Cindy Debes, Anna Goins and Stacia Gray, all three instructors, and Abby Knoblauch, associate professor, and Cameron Leader Picone, assistant professor, published "(Re)writing Communities and Identities."

Gregory Eiselein, professor, published "Theorizing Uncertainty: Charles Darwin and William James on Emotion" in the essay collection "America's Darwin: Darwinian Theory in U.S. Culture, 1859-present," edited by Tina Gianquitto and Lydia Fisher, University of Georgia Press, pages 19-39.

Daniel Hoyt, associate professor, published the short-short "The Tree" in the journal Breakwater Review, August.

Michele Janette, associate professor, published "'Distorting Overlaps': Identity as Palimpsest in Bitter in the Mouth" in the journal MELUS, volume 39.3, pages 1-23.

Katy Karlin, associate professor, published the short story "The Death Poll" in Triquarterly Magazine, issue 146, summer/fall.

Philip Nel, university distinguished professor, published "Was the Cat in the Hat Black?: Exploring Dr. Seuss's Racial Imagination" in the journal Children's Literature, issue 42, pages 71-98.

Anne Phillips, associate professor, published a review of Daniel Shealy's "Little Women: An Annotated Edition" in the journal The Lion and the Unicorn, issue 38, pages 134-35.

Phillips also published "The Portfolio" in the Louisa May Alcott Society Newsletter, issue 16.

Joe Sutliff Sanders, associate professor, published "Adapting the pleasures of Dramatic Irony in Comics" in the essay collection "Never-Ending Stories: Adaptation, Canonisation, and Ideology in Children's Literature," edited by Sylvie Geerts and Sara Van de Bossche, Academia Press, pages 215-29.

Sanders also published "The 2013 Joint International Comics and Bande Dessiree Converence in Scotland: When a Country Loves Its Comics" in the journal European Comic Art issue 6.2, 2013, pages 130-3.

Naomi Wood, professor, published "The Controversialist: Philip Pullman's Secular Humanism and Responses to His Dark Materials" in the essay collection "Phillip Pullman: His Dark Materials," edited by Catherine Butler and Tommy Halsdorf, Palgrave Macmillian, pages 76-95.

Wood also published a review of "Unseasonable Youth: Modernism, Colonialism and the Fiction of Development," by Jed Esty, and "Children's Literature, Popular Culture, and Robinson Crusoe," by Andrew O'Malley, in the journal Children's Literature, issue 24, pages 325-31.

Faculty in the English department also presented the following 18 talks and readings:

Tim Dayton, professor, presented "'The last, the great Crusade': American First World War Poetry and the American Hegemonic Project" at the World War One International Conference: Perspectives on the "Great" War at Queen Mary University of London, London, England on Aug. 1.

Steffi Dippold, assistant professor, presented "Vomits and Purges: Unpacking Hans Sloane's Cabinet of Curiosities" at the SEA Conference London and the Americas, 1492-1812, at Kingston University, London on July 18.

Gregory Eiselein, professor, presented "The Ends of Undergraduate Study: How Undergraduate Programs Prepare Students for What Comes Next" as an Invited Plenary Talk at the Association of Departments of English Summer Seminar in Galveston, Texas on June 3.

Lisa Tatonetti, associate professor, presented "Female Masculinity and Affective Power" at the Emerging Research on Masculinity Studies in Reykjavik, Iceland on June 7.

Mary Kohn, assistant professor, presented "Changing Individuals, Changing Language" at the Sound Change in Interacting Systems: 3rd Biennial Workshop on Sound Change at University of California, Berkeley on May 29.

Kohn also presented "Finding Our Voice in Longitudinal Sociophonetic Analysis" with co-author Charlie Farrington at the Methods in Dialectology XV in Groningen, Netherlands on Aug. 14.

Anne Longmuir, associate professor, presented "Gaskell, Ruskin, and the Politics of Consumption: Cranford's 'Elegant Economy' as Political Economy" at the conference "From Bronte to Bloomsbury" at the International Centre for Victorian Women Writers, Canterbury Christchurch University, in Canterbury, U.K. on July 22.

Jim Machor, professor, presented "Readers Write Back: Mark Twain's Fan Mail and Eccentric Receptions" at the American Literature Association Conference in Washington, D.C. on May 23.

Wendy Matlock, associate professor, presented "The Virgin Mary as Sanctified Transgressor in Ashmole MS 61" at the 19th Biennial Congress of the New Chaucer Society in Reykjavik, Iceland on July 16.

Philip Nel, university distinguished professor, presented "What We Talk About When We Talk About Race: Affect, Racism, and Classic Children's Books" at the Australasian Children's Literature Association for Research's 11th Biennial Conference in Geelong, Australia on July 2.

Nel also presented "Teaching Racist Children's Books; or, How and Why to Make Readers Uneasy" at the Children's Literature Association Annual Conference, in Columbia, South Carolina on June 21.

Kara Northway, associate professor, presented "Early Modern Actors as Letter-Writers: The Case of Richard Tarleton" at the conference on Early Modern Studies in Reading, England on July 9.

Northway also presented "'[S]ubscribe your names': Early Modern Actors Signing as Witnesses On Stage and Off" at the British Shakespeare Association Conference, in Stirling, Scotland on July 3.

Anne Phillips, associate professor, presented "Shoring Up The Birchbark House" at the American Literature Association in Washington, D.C. on May 23.

Phillips also presented "'The Same Girl and Yet Not the Same': Kate Seredy's and Trina Schart Hyman' Diverse Approaches to Illustrating Caddie Woodlawn" at the Children's Literature Association Conference in Columbia, South Carolina on June 20.

Karin Westman, associate professor and department head, presented "How to Live Now: Embodied Emotion and Affective Action in Meg Rosoff's 'How I Live Now and Picture Me Gone'" at the Australasian Children's Literature Association for Research's 11th Biennial Conference in Geelong, Australia on July 2.

Westman also presented "Diversifying the Academy: The Plurality, Remediation, and Cultural Capital of Children's Literature" at the Children's Literature Association Annual Conference in Columbia, South Carolina on June 20.

Naomi Wood, professor, presented the invited lecture "Sehnsucht and Longing: Desire and the Divine in C.S. Lewis' Chronicles of Narnia" at the National Taipei University of Education, in Taipei, Republic of China on August 13.