May 28, 2017

Barrenechea Lectures at University of Rome, Gives Interview on New Book

Antonio Barrenechea, Associate Professor of English, recently delivered the lecture “Hemispheric Studies Beyond Suspicion” at the University of Rome (Sapienza). He was also interviewed about his new book, America Unbound: Encyclopedic Literature and Hemispheric Studies. The interview will be published in the inaugural issue of the Italian journal America Critica.

LaBreche Presents at Renaissance Society of America

Ben LaBreche, Associate Professor of English, recently presented a paper at the Renaissance Society of America Annual Meeting in Chicago about “Political Theology and Marvellian Sexuality.” He was also a panelist on an RSA roundtable about political theology.

Barrenechea Publishes on Hemispheric American Literature

Antonio Barrenechea, Associate Professor of English, recently published the article “Hemispheric American Literature” in Futures of Comparative Literature: ACLA State of the Discipline Report (Routledge, 2017).

Rochelle Publishes Story “Feathers”

Warren Rochelle, professor of English, recently had his story “Feathers” accepted for publication by Second Hand Stories Podcast. A broadcast version will be available for listening in the next two weeks. The story is part of a collection-in-progress of gay-themed retellings of traditional fairy tales.

Subramanian Publishes Story in Men’s Health Magazine

Sushma Subramanian, Assistant Professor of English and the primary journalist in the Department of English, Linguistics, and Communication, has published a story, “Unlock the Gut-Shrinking Secrets of Gastrophysics: How one meal can change everything you think you know about eating—and overeating,” in the March issue of Men’s Health, on stands now. The story profiles a pop-up restaurant in London called Kitchen Theory, which has built its menu around the scientific discoveries of a University of Oxford researcher named Charles Spence who studies how the senses interact while eating.

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.

Rochelle Reviews Latest Novel by Fred Chappell

Warren Rochelle, Professor of English, recently reviewed Fred Chappell’s latest novel, A Shadow All of Light, for the North Carolina Literary Review. That review, titled “Light and Dark, Dark, and Light,” appears in NCLR Online 26 (2017): 62-63.

Dasgupta Presents at South Asian Literary Association Conference

Shumona Dasgupta, assistant professor of English, presented the paper “Beyond the Postcolonial: Post-national Longing in Ritwick Ghatak’s Partition Cinema” on Jan. 3, 2017, at the 17th Annual Conference of the South Asian Literary Association in Philadelphia.

Barrenechea Lectures on Film in Turin, Italy

Antonio Barrenechea, Associate Professor of English, recently gave a lecture on “Mondo Dracula: Celluloid Vampires from Tod Browning to Mario Bava” at L’Università di Torino in Turin, Italy.

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.