Professor Wooley presented her paper “Making Sympathy Pay: Southworth, Alcott, and the Material Costs of Feeling Right” at the Society for the Study of American Women Writers (SSAWW) triennial conference in Philadelphia, PA this November. Founded in 2000, SSAWW supports the work of scholars who seek to broaden and promote attention to American women writers, both Find out more »
On Friday, November 6 Professor Ben Click was inducted into Omicron Delta Kappa, the national honor society for leadership and service. Professor Click’s tireless work as the director of the Writing and Speaking Center, his efforts each year to organize the Twain Lecture, and, of course, his dedication to his students make this honor well deserved. Find out more »
Professors Karen Anderson and Jerry Gabriel will both give readings at George Mason’s “Fall for the Book,” an annual week-long literary festival. You can catch them on Tuesday, September 29 at 7:30 pm; the readings will take place in Johnson Center Meeting Room D, on George Mason’s Fairfax campus. Follow the link for more details: Find out more »
Professor Jennifer Cognard-Black will be appearing at the Sandy Spring Museum for a series of workshops, “Edible Essays,” beginning September 19. Participants will develop extended memoir essays based on a family recipe. The workshops will conclude with a reading a potluck on November 8.
Professor Beth Charlebois presented her paper “With Rhyme and Reason: Hip Hop Hamlet in Prison” at the Comparative Drama Conference in Baltimore this past March. The essay-length version of this paper will appear in the spring 2016 issue of Text and Presentation. In April, Professor Jeff Coleman attended the joint meeting of the Popular Culture Find out more »
Professor Cognard-Black’s Books that Cook has been reviewed by the Times Literary Supplement. The anglophiles among us are thrilled! Read More
Professors Ben Click, Kate Chandler, and Brian O’Sullivan presented a panel, “‘The Wild Strain’: Twain and His Successors Craft a Humorous Tradition of Nature Writing,” at the Joint American Humor Association/Mark Twain Circle of America Quadrennial Conference this past December in New Orleans. The panel emerged from their developing book project, a study of the Find out more »
Professor Karen Anderson presented “Emily Dickinson and the Epistemology of Sound” at the 2015 meeting of the Modern Language Association in Vancouver. The panel, “New Work on Emily Dickinson: Flash Talks” was organized by the Emily Dickinson International Society.
Professor Jeff Hammond’s essay, “Confronting Death: The Early American Elegy,” appears in The Cambridge History of American Poetry (Cambridge University Pess, 2014). His essay from The Cream City Review, “The Hunter-Gatherers of Findlay, Ohio,” was nominated for a Pushcart Prize.