November 24, 2017

Rafferty Publishes Essay Series on U.S. Presidents

Colin Rafferty, Associate Professor of English, had “The Imagineer Considers Tomorrow (#45.1)” recently published in the new issue of Waxwing. It joins four other essays published back in October and was commissioned by the editors in the wake of the 2016 presidential election.

Rafferty Publishes Essays on Presidents

Colin Rafferty, Associate Professor of English, has published three essays on presidents in the newest issue of Juked: “Bully (#26),” “Death Song for Andrew Jackson (#7),” and “18 1/2 (#37).” They can be read here: http://juked.com/2016/11/colin-rafferty-three-presidential-essays.asp.

Rafferty Publishes Quartet of Presidential Essays

Colin Rafferty, Associate Professor of English, has recently had a quartet of essays appear in the newest issue of Waxwing: “The Fear (#8),” “Self-Portrait with Slave Ship (#6),” “State of the Union (#11),” and “What They Said About Him (#44).” They can be read here: http://waxwingmag.org/items/issue10/44_Rafferty-Four-Presidential-Essays.php#top​.

Rafferty Publishes Essay, Presents at Conference

Colin Rafferty, associate professor of English, recently had his essay “Four Sentences on Failure (#16)” published in the 2016 issue of The Evansville Review. He also moderated and presented a paper on the panel “Joan Didion and Today’s Essayists” on April 2 at the Association of Writers and Writing Programs conference in Los Angeles.

Rafferty Publishes Collection of Essays

Colin Rafferty, Associate Professor of English, has published Hallow This Ground, a collection of essays on monuments and memorials released in Indiana University Press’ Break Away Books series. http://www.iupress.indiana.edu/product_info.php?products_id=807735 

Rafferty Publishes Book Reviews

Colin Rafferty, Associate Professor of English, has published a pair of book reviews–one of Valeria Luiselli’s Sidewalks and one of Heather Slomski’s The Lovers Set Down Their Spoons–in the latest issue of Pleiades Book Review.

Rafferty Publishes Essay in Anthology Devoted to Video Game

Colin Rafferty, associate professor of English, recently published the essay “Washington Bullets” in Enter Your Initials for Record Keeping, an anthology of essays about the video game “NBA Jam.” The collection was issued by Cobalt Books. Rafferty also read the essay at a book release event in Baltimore in July.

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Rafferty Publishes Essay, Moderates Panel

Colin Rafferty, Assistant Professor of English, recently published an essay “This Day in History,” which appears in the newest issue of the literary journal Sou’wester.

He also moderated the panel “Organizing the Truth: Building the Nonfiction Canon” on Friday, February 28, 2014, at the annual conference of the Association of Writers and Writing Programs in Seattle, Washington. The largest literary conference in North America, AWP celebrates the authors, teachers, students, writing programs, literary centers, and publishers of that region and saw more than 13,000 writers and readers in attendance this year.

Colin Rafferty in Best American Essays

An essay by Colin Rafferty, assistant professor of English, has been named a Notable Essay in the 2013 edition of Best American Essays, edited this year by Cheryl Strayed. Rafferty’s essay, “Notes Towards Building the Monument,” was originally published in the Spring 2012 issue of Witness. This is the third time in four years that Rafferty has been among the writers of Notable Essays in the Best American Essays series.