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September 21, 2015



Recent publications and presentations by English department faculty

By Karin Westman

During the past four months, faculty in the English department published the following 11 works:

Mark Crosby, assistant professor, with Casey Hoeve and Lis Pankl, published "Digital Humanities and Librarians: A Team-Based Approach to Learning" in "Supporting Digital Humanities for Knowledge Acquisition in Libraries," ed. Kathleen L. Sacco et al. (IGI Global, 2015), pages 107-131.

Elizabeth Dodd, university distinguished professor, published "Whirlwind" and "Pine Tree Bower, My Prism" (poems) in the journal "Flint Hills Review" 20 (2015), pages 2-3.

Gregory Eiselein, professor, and Anne K. Phillips, associate professor, published "Critical Insights: Little Women" (Ipswich, MA: Salem Press, 2015).

Don Hedrick, professor, published "Shakespeare's Entertainment Journey: From Dialogue to the Invention of Conversation" in the collection "Conversational Exchanges in Early Modern England (1549-1640)," ed. Kristen Abbott Bennett (Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars, 2015), pages 194-224.

Tanya González, associate professor, and Eliza Rodriguez y Gibson published "Humor and Latina/o Camp in Ugly Betty: Funny Looking" (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2015).

Katy Karlin, associate professor, published "The Joke of Jewish Women" (essay) in the journal "Lumen," 27 July 2015..

Mary Kohn, assistant professor, and Walt Wolfram published "Regionality in the development of African American Language" in the collection "The Oxford Handbook of African American Language (OHAAL)," ed. S. Lanehart, L. Green, and J. Bloomquist (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015), pages 140-159.

Philip Nel, university distinguished professor, published "When Will the Children Be Free?: Looking Back on 'Free to Be… You and Me'" in the journal "Women’s Studies Quarterly" 43.1-2 (2015), pages 282-285. Nel also published "Surrealism for Children: Paradoxes and Possibilities" in the collection "Children's Literature and the Avant-Garde," ed. Bettina Kümmerling-Meibauer and Elina Druker (Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2015), pages 267-284 and "Advice for Aspiring Academics" in Inside Higher Ed Aug. 19, 2015.

Anne Phillips, associate professor, published "Biography of Louisa May Alcott: Delineating Fiction from Memoir in Little Women" in the collection "Critical Insights: Little Women," ed. Gregory Eiselein and Anne K. Phillips (Ipswich, MA: Salem Press, 2015), pages 19-25. Phillips also published "Quinny-Dingles, Quirks, and Queer Looking Men: 'Regularizing' Little Women," pages 83-96, in the same volume.

Faculty in the English department also presented the following 30 conference papers, invited talks and readings:

Mark Crosby presented "William Blake's Final Imprint: The Genesis Manuscript" at the British Association of Romantic Scholars Annual Conference at Cardiff University, Cardiff UK, on July 18.

Steffi Dippold, assistant professor, presented "Mighty Oaks from Printers' Flowers Grow: Tree Lore, The Wampanoag Bible and the Narratives of Acorn Glyphs" at the OIEAHC-SEA Conference in Chicago, Illinois, on June 19.

Elizabeth Dodd presented "Coming to Tallgrass" (reading/lecture) at the Iowa Prairie Conference at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, Iowa, on July 17. Dodd also presented "The Island Down Under" at the Notes from Underground: The Depths of Environmental Arts, Culture, and Justice, ASLE Biennial Conference at the University of Idaho Moscow, ID, on June 27.

Gregory Eiselein and Elizabeth Chang presented the Workshop for Directors of Undergraduate Study at the Association of Departments of English (ADE) Summer Seminar in Kansas City, Missouri, on June 25.

Christina Hauck, associate professor, presented "At Home with Laura Jenson: Brief Encounter, Middle-class Life and the Never-Ending Space Between" at The 17th Annual Conference of the Space Between Society at the University of Notre Dame, in South Bend, Indiana, on June 19.

Don Hedrick, professor, presented "Falstaff, Marx and Labor Value" at the Institute for Culture and Society at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., on June 26. Hedrick also presented three papers and workshops at the Cultural Studies Association Conference in Riverside, CA, May 22-24: "Cultural Studies as Writing Project," "Critical Historicism," and "Capital Does Hamlet: Sons of Anarchy and the Libertarian Turn of Tragedy."

Katherine Karlin, associate professor, presented "Writing on Each Side of the Border" (keynote address) at the New Letters Writing Conference in Kansas City, Missouri, June 26.

Anne Longmuir, associate professor, presented "Recovering a Friendship: Elizabeth Gaskell and John Ruskin" at the 18th- and 19th-Century British Women's Writers Conference in New York, New York, June 27.

Jim Machor, professor, presented "The Reception of The Prince and the Pauper in the Early 1880s" at the American Literature Association Conference in Boston, Massachusetts, May 29.

Wendy Matlock, associate professor, presented "The Culture of Disputation in Fourteenth-Century English Poetry" at the 22nd International Medieval Congress in Leeds, U.K., July 8.

Matlock also presented "Bird Bodies and Performed Gender in The Owl and the Nightingale" at the 50th International Congress on Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo, Michigan, on May 16.

Phillip Marzluf, associate professor, presented "The Young Pioneers, Literacy, and Socialist Mongolian Lives" at The 9th Annual International Mongolian Studies Conference in Washington, D.C,. May 8.

Philip Nel presented "Childhoods 'outside the boundaries of imagination': Race, Genre, and the Segregation of African American Children's Literature" at the Biennial Conference of the International Research Society for Children’s Literature at the University of Worcester, U.K., on Aug. 11. Nel also presented "Children's Literature Master Class" with Kim Reynolds at Newcastle University, U.K., on Aug. 6; "Dr. Seuss, American Icon: The Legacy of Theodor Seuss Geisel" (invited talk) at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., July 15; and "Is This 2015 or 1965?: Structures of Racism in Children's Literature" at the Children's Literature Association Annual Conference in Richmond, Virginia, June 18.

Anne Phillips presented "James Fenimore Cooper's Literary Descendants: American History for 21st Century Adolescent Readers" at the American Literature Association Conference in Boston, Massachusetts, in May.

Joe Sutliff Sanders, associate professor, presented "Hergé's Occupations: How the Creator of Tintin Made a Deal with the Devil and Became a Better Cartoonist" at the Joint Conference of the International Comics and Bande Dessinée Association in Paris, France, on June 25. Sanders also presented two talks at the Children's Literature Association Annual Conference in Richmond, Virginia, June 19: "'Everything Was Beautiful, and Nothing Hurt': Navigating Post-Tenure Life" and "Hergé’s Occupations: How the Creator of Tintin Made a Deal with the Devil and Became a Better Cartoonist."

Lisa Tatonetti presented "Packing Penises and Two-Spirit Traces: Thirza Cuthand’s Performance of Female Masculinity" at the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association in Washington, D.C., June 4.

Karin Westman, associate professor and department head, offered two presentations at the Association of Departments of English (ADE) Summer Seminar. Kansas City, Missouri, on June 25: "Local Strategies for National Concerns: Challenging Our Culture's 'Casual Ridicule' of the English Major" (plenary talk), and, with Neal Lester, the Workshop for New Department Chairs. Westman also presented two talks at the Children's Literature Association Annual Conference in Richmond, Virginia, on June 19: "Affective Agency through Embodied Emotion in Meg Rosoff's How I Live Now and Picture Me Gone" and "Editor's Roundtable."

Naomi Wood, professor, presented "'Further Up and Further In': Closure Deferred in the Last Battle" at the Biennial Conference of the International Research Society for Children’s Literature in University of Worcester, U.K., on Aug 12.