Professor Wooley recently presented her paper, “Limited Liability and the Sentimental Novel,” at the biennial conference of C19: The Society of Nineteenth Century Americanists. Her paper was part of a panel, “Genealogies of Growth,” that she co-organized. The panel took up the conference theme of “unsettling” by interrogating how nineteenth-century writers problematized representations of economic growth.
In a reception for faculty earlier this February, Jeff Hammond, George B. and Willma R. Reeves Distinguished Professor in the Liberal Arts, celebrated 25 years of service to the College. Winner of two Pushcart Prizes and the author of numerous books, articles, and essays, Hammond joined the College in 1990. His current project, So You Say: Find out 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.
Turn to the back jacket of Jennifer Cognard-Black’s newly published book and there is a quote by Scott Miller, a professor of writing at Sonoma State, that reads: “Food serves as a powerful hook into conversations about class, ethnicity, gender, politics, and aesthetics….” If you ask Cognard-Black, she would say that this quote speaks not Find out more »