February 9, 2023

Scanlon to Appear on ‘With Good Reason’ Radio

Professor of English Mara Scanlon

Professor of English Mara Scanlon

Professor of English Mara Scanlon will appear on With Good Reason radio, in an episode titled “Beyond the Book,” which will air from July 23 to 29.

Outer space probably isn’t in your travel plans this summer. But it could be very soon. Hayley Arceneaux was a SpaceX crew member in the first all-civilian mission to orbit earth, bringing space tourism from the realm of science fiction into reality. Her new book, Wild Ride: A Memoir of IV Drips and Rocket Ships, chronicles her journey from childhood cancer to unlikely astronaut. And: Mara Scanlon (University of Mary Washington) took her class of self-proclaimed “Whitmaniacs” to the Walt Whitman house in Camden, New Jersey. She says her students were awestruck by being in the intimate spaces where Whitman lived and breathed… including his bathroom.