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September 12, 2016



Recent publications and presentations by English department faculty, students

By Karin Westman

During the summer months, faculty and students in the English department published the following 16 works:

Traci Brimhall, assistant professor, published the poem "Family Portrait as Denoument" in Buzzfeed Reader, July 15, 2016.

Brimhall also published the poems "Saudade," "Overdue Epithalamium" and "In Which I Propose Performing Nebuchadnezzar's Dreams Instead of The Passion" in Southern Indiana Review 23.1 (2016), pages 1-3.

Mark Crosby, assistant professor, published a "Foreword" to G.E. Bentley Jr.'s "Thomas Macklin (1752-1800), Picture-Publisher and Patron: Creator of The Macklin Bible (1791-1800)," Edwin Mellen Press, 2016.

Tim Dayton, professor, published "'Sammy's right there, shoulder deep in the mess!': American Literature and the First World War" in the journal Against the Current 182 (2016), pages 30-34.

Dan Hoyt, associate professor, published the story "The Mad King" in the journal Ecotone 11.2 (2016), pages 149-172.

Katherine Karlin, associate professor, published "The Rule of the Mob" for the journal Catapult, May 2016.

Mary Kohn, assistant professor, and Anna Ladd — BA '16, anthropology — published "From Papyrus to Play-Doh: A Material Approach to the Development of Writing" in the journal "Teaching American Speech," 91.2 (2016), pages 254-261.

Philip Nel, university distinguished professor, published "Dancing on the Manhole Cover: The Genius of Richard Thompson" in The Comics Journal, Aug. 3. 2016.

Joe Sutliff Sanders, associate professor, edited the essay collection "The Comics of Herge: When the Lines Are Not So Clear," Jackson, Mississippi: UP of Mississippi, 2016, and, within that volume, published the essay "Herge's Occupations: How the Creator of Tintin Made a Deal with the Devil and Became a Better Cartoonist," pages 126-140.

Sanders also edited with colleague Michelle Ann Abate the essay collection "Good Grief! Children's Comics, Past and Present," Columbus, Ohio: Ohio State University Libraries, 2016, and, within that volume, published the essay "How Comics Became Kids' Stuff," pages 9-28.

Carmen Schober, instructor, published the essay "On Failing: Rocky Versus Rambo" in the journal "Hobart Pulp," Aug. 15, 2016.

Lisa Tatonetti, professor, published "Detecting Two-Spirit Erotics: The Fiction of Carole LaFavor" for "Native American Men-Women, Lesbians, Two-Spirits: Contemporary and Historical Perspectives" in the Journal of Lesbian Studies, 20.3/4 (2016), pages 372-387.

Faculty and students in the English department also presented the following 21 conference papers, invited talks and readings:

Steffi Dippold, assistant professor, presented "'The Life of all Language is in its Pronunciation': Roger Williams' Premises of Translation" at Translation and Transmission in the Early Americas at University of Maryland and Washington, D.C., June 5. 

Gregory Eiselein, professor, was invited to present the Workshop for Directors of Undergraduate Study at the Association of Departments of English Summer Seminar June 2 in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Eiselein also presented the invited lecture "Engagement and Graduate Student Success: What Graduate Faculty Can Learn from High Impact Educational Practices" May 12 at Kansas State University Olathe.

Karlin presented "Sleeping Where Jean Seberg Slept" for the "Watchlist" launch reading at the Strand Bookstore May 5 in New York, New York.

Wendy Matlock, associate professor, presented "Chaucer's Messy Nests: Constructing Gendered Debate in 'The Canterbury Tales'" at the 20th Biennial Congress of the New Chaucer Society in London, England.

Matlock also presented "The End of Bodies and/as Texts" at the 51st International Congress on Medieval Studies May 12 in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Nel presented the keynote lecture "How to Read Harold: Crockett Johnson, a Purple Crayon, and the Making of a Children's Classic" at the Marantz Picturebook Research Symposium July 25 at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio.

Nel also presented on the panel "Crockett Johnson's 'Barnaby': What Makes a Great Comic Strip" July 21 at Comic-Con in San Diego, California; "Crockett Johnson's Careful Satire: 'Barnaby' Meets the Cold War, 1948-1949" at the Children's Literature Association Annual Conference June 10 in Columbus, Ohio; "Drawing Lessons: Harold, a Purple Crayon, and Creative Play in Postwar America" at the conference on The Child and the Book May 20 at the University of Wroclaw in Wroclaw, Poland; and the invited talk "Was the Cat in the Hat Black?: The Hidden Racism of Children's Literature and the Need for Diverse Books" May 17 at the University of Antwerp in Antwerp, Belgium.

Kara Northway, associate professor, presented "'[W]hen I make a dedication of some writing': Early Modern Actors' Self-Presentation in Published Letters" Aug. 3 at the World Shakespeare Congress in Stratford-upon-Avon and London, England.

Anne Phillips, professor, presented "'Mightier than the Sword': Word Warriors and American Heroes in Andrew Clements' 'Frindle'" for the Phoenix Panel at the Children's Literature Association annual conference June 11 in Columbus, Ohio.

Phillips also presented "'Following' Little Women: Adaptation in 'The March Family Letters'" at the American Literature Association May 27 in San Francisco, California. 

Sanders co-presented with colleague Charles Hatfield "Children's Comics, Past and Present" for the Francelia Butler Keynote Lecture at the Children's Literature Association annual conference June 10 in Columbus, Ohio.

Sanders also presented "'How Historians Actually Work': Theorizing Children's Nonfiction" at the China-U.S. Children's Literature Symposium June 4 in Qingdao, China.

Tatonetti presented "Health Sovereignty, Erotics, and Early Indigenous HIV/AIDS Activism in the U.S.: The Legacy of Carole laFavor" for the Plenary Panel at the Indigenous Literary Studies Association May 28 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Karin Westman, department head and associate professor, was invited to present the Workshop for New Department Chairs at the Association of Departments of English Summer Seminar June 2 in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Westman also presented "Genres Behaving Badly: 'Harry Potter,' 'Bunheads,' and the Perils of Intergeneric Performance" and on the "Editor's Roundtable" at the Children's Literature Association annual conference June 10-11 in Columbus, Ohio. 

Naomi Wood, professor, presented "Discarded Image and Expanding Universe: The (Meta)physics of C.S. Lewis and Madeleine L'Engle" at the Children's Literature Association annual conference June 9 in Columbus, Ohio.

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