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K-State Today

March 26, 2013



Recent publications, presentations by English faculty, graduate students

By Karin Westman

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

Elizabeth Dodd, university distinguished professor, published the poem "House Sparrow at Skara Brae" in the collection "Ecopoetry: A Contemporary American Anthology," edited by Ann Fisher-Wirth and Laura-Gray Street with Trinity University Press, 2013, page 229.

Mark Crosby, assistant professor, published "The Blake Memorial Window in St. Mary’s Church, Felpham" in the journal, Blake An Illustrated Quarterly 6.3, Winter 2012-13.

Tim Dayton, professor, published "Alan Seeger: Medievalism as an Alternative Ideology" in The Journal of First World War Studies 3.2 (2012): 125–144.

Elizabeth Dodd, university distinguished professor, published the poem “Under the Day Star, Our Star” in "To the Stars Through Difficulties: A Kansas Renga in 150 Voices by Mammoth Publications," 2012, page 31.  

A. Abby Knoblauch, assistant professor, published "Bodies of Knowledge: Definitions, Delineations, and Implications of Embodied Writing in the Academy" in the journal Composition Studies 40.2 (2012): pages 50-65. 

Kase Johnstun, instructor, published "The Perils of Writing What You Know" in the journal Creative Nonfiction Magazine 47 (Winter 2013): pages 12-13.

Wendy Matlock, assistant professor, published "The Feminine Flesh in the Disputacione betwyx the Body and Wormes" in the essay collection "The Ends of the Body: Identity and Community in Medieval Culture," edited by Jill Ross and Suzanne Akbari with University of Toronto Press, 2013, pages 260-282.

Philip Nel, professor, published the edited book "Barnaby Volume 1: 1942-1943" by Crockett Johnson, with an introduction by Chris Ware by Fantagraphics Books, 2013. 

Nel also published "Wild Things, Children, and Art: The Life and Work of Maurice Sendak" in The Comics Journal 302 (2013): pages 12-29.

Lisa Tatonetti, associate professor, published "From Wallace to Wishkob: Queer Relationships and Two-Spirit Characters in 'The Beat Queen,' 'Tales of Burning Love,' and 'The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse'" in the essay collection "Critical Insights: Louise Erdrich," edited by P. Jane Hafen by Salem Press, 2013, pages 207-228.

Tatonetti also published "The Question of Nationalism: Sovereign Aesthetics in Bear Island" in the essay collection "The Poetry and Poetics of Gerald Vizenor," edited by Deborah Madsen with New Mexico Press, 2012, pages 223-241.

Shirley F. Tung, instructor, published "Some Current Publications" in the journal Restoration: Studies in English Literary Culture, 1660-1700, 36.2 (2012): pages 71-96.

Han Yu, associate professor, published the edited collection "Negotiating Cultural Encounters: Narrating Intercultural Engineering and Technical Communication" with co-editor Gerald Savage, with Wiley-IEEE Press, 2013.

During January and February, faculty and graduate students in the English department presented the following 14 talks and readings: 

Gregory Eiselein, professor, presented "The Alcott Archive" at the Modern Language Association Convention in Boston on Jan. 5.

Eiselein also presented with Karin Westman, associate professor and department head, "The Placement Director and the M.A. Program" at the Modern Language Association Convention in Boston on Jan. 4.

Eiselein also presented with Jenna Brack, Emily Lehning, Donald Saucier and Kerry Priest, "Student Identity and the First-Year Learning Community" at the 32nd annual conference on The First-Year Experience in Orlando on Feb. 24.

Don Hedrick, professor, presented “Why Marx Will NEVER be Right” (paper), and special session on “Why Marx Was Right” at the Modern Language Association Convention in Boston on Jan. 5.

Jim Machor, professor, presented “Mark Twain's Early Reception in Nineteenth-Century America" at the Modern Language Association Convention in Boston on Jan. 6.

Deborah Murray, instructor, presented "From 'The Dead’ to the Undead: Teaching British Literature Through the Lens of Twilight" at the Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association in Albuquerque, N.M., on Feb. 15.

Kate Nygren, graduate student, presented "Blanche DuBois and Bewitchment: The Magic of Glamour in 'A Streetcar Named Desire'" at the Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association in Albuquerque, N.M., on Feb. 14.

Lúcia Novaes, graduate student, presented "Studying the Past: The Office as a Space for Affirmation of Identity in 'The Professor’s House'" at the Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association in Albuquerque, N.M., Feb. 15.

Donna Potts, professor, presented "Sex in a Cold Climate: Ireland’s Magdalene Laundries and Sexual Violence" at English and Foreign Languages University in Hyderabad, India, on Jan. 17. Potts also presented "At the Movies with Frank McCourt" at the Centre for International Programs at Osmania University in Hyderabad, India on Jan. 16; a poetry reading at the English and Foreign Languages University in Hyderabad on Jan. 15; "The Wearing of the Deep Green: Contemporary Irish Poetry and Environmentalism" at the English and Foreign Languages University in Hyderabad on Jan. 14; and "The Role of Faculty in Financial Exigency and Program Closure" at the Modern Language Association Convention in Boston on Jan. 5.

Joe Sutliff Sanders, assistant professor, presented "Chaperoning Words: Meaning-Making in Comics and Picture Books" at Hoge University School of Arts in Gent, Belgium, on Feb. 26.