September 20, 2012
English faculty, graduate students use summer to publish, present
Between May and August, faculty in the English department published the following seven works:
- Mark Crosby, assistant professor, published "'Merely a Superior Being:' Blake and the Creations of Eve" on pages 11-23 in Blake, Gender and Culture. Helen P. Bruder and Tristanne J. Connolly were the editors, which was published by Pickering and Chatto of London.
- Elizabeth Dodd, university distinguished professor, published the poem, "Watershed Burns with Lightning" in Ascent on Aug 27.
- Daniel A. Hoyt, assistant professor, published the short story, "Security" in The Missouri Review on pages 31-45.
- Anne Longmuir, associate professor, published "Consuming Subjects: Women and the Market in Elizabeth Gaskell's North and South" in Nineteenth-Century Contexts, issue 34.3 pages 237-52.
- Philip Nel, professor, published "Crockett Johnson and Ruth Krauss: How an Unlikely Couple Found Love, Dodged the FBI, and Transformed Children's Literature" in University Press of Mississippi. Nel also published "Artists Are to Watch: Crockett Johnson and Ruth Krauss in the 1950s" in "Horn Book," Sept.-Oct. issue, pages 10-18.
- Han Yu, associate professor, published "A Study of Engineering Students' Intercultural Competence and Its Implications for Teaching" in IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication, issue 55.2 pages 185-201.
Between May and August, faculty and graduate students in the English department presented the following 15 talks and readings:
- Meredith Flory, graduate student, presented "Feminine Solutions, Not Masculine Revenge: Reading Roald Dahl's Matilda in the Context of the English Girls' School Story Genre" at the 39th annual Children's Literature Association Conference at Simmons College in Boston on June 16.
- Daniel A. Hoyt, assistant professor, read "Security" for the Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature's The Cultural Heritage of the Midwest: A Symposium in Lansing, Mich., on May 12.
- Kylie Kinley, graduate student, presented "'You will always be a part of the wonder of my life:' Willa Cather and Edith Lewis's friendship with The Honorable Stephen Tennant" at the Willa Cather Symposium in Red Cloud, Neb., on May 31.
- Philip Nel, professor, co-presented the keynote lecture, "Keywords for Children's Literature: Mapping the Critical Moment," in Oslo, Norway, on Aug 24. Nel also presented "Don't Judge a Book by Its Color: Whitewashing, Race and Resistance" at the 39th annual Children's Literature Association Conference at Simmons College in Boston on June 14.
- Kara Northway, assistant professor, was invited to present "Epistolary 'substance': Vocation and Self-Presentation in Players Manuscript Letters" for the Works in Progress at Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., on July 19.
- Donna Potts, professor, presented "Locked in this Landscape's Fierce Embrace" at the International Association for the Study of Irish Literature at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada, on Aug. 3. Potts presented "Women's Rights are Faculty Rights" on July 27 and "Building State Conferences" on July 28 at the American Association of University Professors Summer Institute in Chicago. She presented "Learning the Lingua Franca of a Lost Land: The Poetry of Eavan Boland" at the Region and Nation Literature Association at the University of Pecs in Hungary on June 22 and a poetry reading at the Galway City Library in Ireland on June 28. She also presented "The Best of Times, the Worse of Times for Women" at the American Association of University Professors annual meeting in Washington, D.C., on June 14, and "AAUP, Shared Governance and the U.M. Press" at the University of Missouri in Columbia on July 24.
- Karin Westman, professor and department head, presented "Mind the Gap: Harry Potter and the Fantasy (of) Genre" at the 39th annual Children's Literature Association Conference at Simmons College in Boston on June 14.
- Naomi Wood, associate professor, presented "Slipstreams and Riptides: Souls and Soullessness in 'Undine,' 'The Little Mermaid,' 'The Light Princess' and 'The Fisherman and His Soul'" at the 39th annual Children's Literature Association Conference at Simmons College in Boston on June 14.
- Han Yu, associate professor, presented "Visualizing Science: Visualizing to learn and the Future of WAC" at the 11th International Writing Across the Curriculum Conference in Savannah, Ga., on June 7.