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  • Harrison Candelaria Fletcher had a triptych lyric essay, “Dawn,” published in The Journal of Compressed Creative Arts, and another lyric essay, “Open Season,” selected for the upcoming Best of Brevity anthology. Both are part of a book-length project on mixed-ness.
  • Ricki Ginsberg and Wendy Glenn were invited to adapt their study for the National Council of Teachers of English’s blog to increase public accessibility. Their post can be found here or on the National Council of Teachers of English’s social media accounts.
  • Aparna Gollapudi’s essay, “Recovering Miss Rose: Acting as a Girl on the Eighteenth-Century Stage” was published in Theatre Survey. 60 (1) pp. 6-34. American Society for Theatre Research, Cambridge University Press.
  • Mike Palmquist delivered the closing session of the 7th International Conference on Writing Analytics at the University of South Florida, St. Petersburg, this past Saturday. His talk, “Pragmatics, Possibilities, and Potential Ethical Pitfalls: The Promise and Perils of Learning Analytics Writ Large,” focused on the connections between learning analytics and writing analytics and the potential ethical challenges associated with this type of research.
  • Kristina Quynn’s article on representations of faculty in contemporary academic fiction is to be published in the journal Genre: Forms of Discourse and Culture in an upcoming summer issue. It is titled, “Drudgery Tales, Abjectified Protagonists, and Speculative Modes in the adjunctroman of Contemporary Academic Fiction.”
  • Caleb Gonzalez’s creative/critical essay “On the Death of Travel Writing: An Autoethnography” has been accepted by Toyon Literary Magazine for publication. Toyon is a multilingual publication supported by Humboldt State University. His essay will be a part of its issue (volume 65) on Movement. It is set to come out this week — both in print and online. The same essay was also accepted, concurrently, by TEXT: International Journal of Writing and Writing Courses. It will be published in TEXT’s special issue on travel writing entitled Re-Mapping Travel Writing in the 21st Century. TEXT is a refereed journal published by the Australasian Association of Writing Programs.
  • Caleb Gonzalez’s travel essay “Los Farolitos” was also picked up by Eclectica Magazine. His work is centered on his travels in Mexico City while discovering the multicultural history of street tacos. It is set to be published in April.
  • A short essay by SueEllen Campbell and Kathleen Dean Moore, “Why We Won’t Quit the Climate Fight,” was published online by Earth Island Journal on January 14 and reposted on the 28th by Yale Climate Connections (where SueEllen also writes a twice-monthly item). The link enjoyed a brief moment of modest fame, being posted on Facebook by Rebecca Solnit, Skeptical Science, ASLE, WLA, Elders Climate Action, and several other groups and individuals. And the Canadian radio show Radio Ecoshock aired an audio version (read by SueEllen and Kathy) on their 100 station network on the 25th. Here is the original essay link:
  • Rico Moore (MFA – Poetry, Spring 2011) has had his essay, “My great American family,” published at High Country News,  His book, The Tiny House that Flew, is forthcoming from Wolverine Farm Publishing. The book is illustrated by Jenna Allen, (BA English ’09).
  • Kayann Short (BA’81; MA’88) is a finalist in the Midwest Review’s nonfiction contest for her essay, “Camping in the Coulee.”
  • On Friday, February 8, Pam Coke gave the keynote address alongside Heidi Frederiksen at the first annual CSU Future Teacher Expo. In addition, she presented at two breakout sessions for high school and community college students who are interested in pursuing a career in K-12 teaching.
  • Dan Beachy-Quick and Pam Coke co-presented at the Colorado Counselor Visit Experience on Friday, February 8.  This event gives high school counselors a chance to learn more about what CSU has to offer — and for us, it provides an opportunity for us to share why students might want to major/minor in English. Presentation description: “While Hamlet had a lot of things to worry about, choosing a college major was not among them. In this session, English department Assistant Chairs Dr. Dan Beachy Quick and Dr. Pam Coke will share why the students with whom you work would want to consider majoring or minoring in English, with attention to where our CSU alumni work and what they do.”
  • Tobi Jacobi has been chosen to receive the 2019 College of Liberal Arts Outstanding Engaged Scholarship Award. This prestigious award acknowledges Tobi’s excellence for the teaching, research, and service she does for CSU and our larger, surrounding communities. Tobi will be celebrated at the CLA Spring Faculty Meeting. Thanks to the nominating team!
  • Emma Hyche had two poems accepted for publication in Apartment.
  • Katherine Indermaur’s poem “Always Losing Heat to Air or Each Other” was accepted for publication by Sugar House Review and will appear in their 10-year anniversary edition, due out in fall 2019.
  • Mary Crow has had her poem, “Learning to Wish in Oaxaca”, accepted for publication by West Texas Literary Review.
  • Chris Vanjonack’s (BA, 2014) story “Phases,” is featured in the January issue of One Story.
  • Harrison Candelaria Fletcher had three image-text prose poems – “Shaped,” “Passages” and “Tempered”- accepted by Sierra Nevada Review. They’re part of a larger essay project.
  • Mike Palmquist presented a talk and a workshop on writing across the curriculum at the University of Georgia. His talk, “Writing, Engagement, and Critical Thinking: Using Writing to Enhance Student Learning,” discussed the use of “writing to engage” as a third option for writing across the curriculum.

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