October 28, 2020

Fallon Presents at Afroasiatic Linguistics Conference

Paul Fallon, Associate Professor of Linguistics, presented the paper “The Lexicostatistics of Central Cushitic (Agaw)” at the 42nd annual meeting of the North American Conference on Afroasiatic Linguistics (NACAL), held this year at the University of Leiden, The Netherlands,  Feb. 14-16, 2014.

Tweedy Discusses Booker T. Washington at Conference

On Saturday, February 8, 2014, Clarence W. “Danny” Tweedy III, Associate Professor of English, presented the paper “(Re)thinking Booker T.: (Re)reading Booker T. Washington’s Up from Slavery as a Trickster Text” at the Auburn University at Montgomery Liberal Arts Conference on Southern Studies in Montgomery, Alabama.

Whalen Presents at MLA Conference

Zach WhalenZach Whalen, Assistant Professor of English, participated in three events at the recent Modern Language Association conference in Chicago. On Friday, Jan. 10, he was part of a reading of electronic literature, where he and colleagues read from twitter bots in a “Bot Choral.” On Saturday, Jan. 11, he was a panelist on the roundtable discussion “Electronic Literature after Flash.” His remarks were titled “Lexia to Perplexia (2000-2013)” and addressed the obsolescence of a key piece of second-generation electronic literature. Finally, on Sunday, Jan. 12, he presented the paper “Ebooks, Typography, and Twitter Art” in the session “Lit Misbehavin.” This paper addressed the poetics of twitter bots.

Foss Contributes to Essay Collection

Chris Foss, Professor of English, recently published a chapter entitled “Building a Mystery:  Relative Fear and the 1990s Autistic Thriller” in Bloomsbury Press’s Kidding Around: The Child in Film and Media, a collection of essays edited by Alexander N. Howe and Wynn Yarbrough.

Rochelle’s Story Included in Memorial Collection

Warren Rochelle, professor of English, recently had his short story “Bath” included in Jaelle Her Book: A Memorial, edited by Melissa Scott and Don Sakers and published by Speed-of-C Productions to commemorate Judy Gerjuoy.

Mathur Presents on Shakespeare at Sixteenth-Century Conference

Maya Mathur, associate professor of English, recently presented the paper “Romans as Cheap as Volscians: Citizens and Servingmen in Coriolanus” at the Sixteenth Century Society and Conference, which met in San Juan, Puerto Rico on October 24-27.

Richards Participates in Book Festival, Conference

Gary Richards, associate professor of English, was recently a member of the discussion panel composed of contributors to The Cambridge Companion to the Literature of the American South at the Louisiana Book Festival, held in Baton Rouge on November 2. He also led the One Book: One Festival discussion devoted to Shirley Anne Grau’s 1961 novel, The House on Coliseum Street. The previous month he moderated the panel devoted to war in North Carolina literature at the American Literature Association’s “War and American Literature” Symposium held in New Orleans October 10-12.

Pineda Showcases Novel at Literary Festivals

Jon Pineda, assistant professor of English, recently showcased his novel Apology at a trio of the nation’s foremost literary festivals. On October 5, he was a panelist/featured reader at the Page Turner Festival, held in Brooklyn, NY and sponsored by the Asian American Writers Workshop. On October 12, he was a panelist/featured reader at the Southern Festival of the Book, held in Nashville, TN and sponsored by Humanities Tennessee. And on October 19, he was a panelist/featured reader at the Filipino International Book Festival, held in San Francisco, CA and sponsored by the Philippine American Writers Association.

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.

Barrenechea Presents at Comparative Literature Conference

Antonio Barrenechea, Associate Professor of English, recently presented “All-American Literature” within an experimental “Ideas of the Decade” panel at ACL(x)/E(x)amine, a conference of the American Comparative Literature Association. Hosted by Penn State University, the conference ran September 27-28, 2013.