Genesea Carter facilitated a half-day workshop with Kelly Bradbury and other cross-institutional colleagues at the March 2019 Conference on College Composition and Communication titled “Responding to Anti-Intellectualism in the Classroom: Developing Positive Emotions and Facilitating Student Engagement.” Genesea also gave a panel presentation titled “Unacknowledged Performers: How Supersystems Affect Antiracist Strategies.” Genesea and her panelists are developing an edited collection, titled Social Justice, Network Theory, and Supersystems in Writing Program Administration, and the CFP will be sent out this summer.
As part of the School of Global Environmental Sustainability’s 10th Anniversary Symposium, Doug Cloud spoke on an interdisciplinary panel titled “The Green New Deal: Bold Path Forward or Idealistic Pipedream?” He was joined by an economist and the former CEO of the Climate Reality Project.
Fabiola Ehlers-Zavala’s proposed paper, titled “What applied linguistics research can offer to help individuals of minoritized backgrounds succeed in leadership positions in US public higher education” has been accepted for presentation at the Congress PRELA, 24-26 June 2019, Lyon (France). PRELA stands for Professionneles et Recherche en Linguistique Appliquée (Professionals and Research in Applied Linguistics). This congress follows Fabiola’s participation in the meetings of the International Committee at AILA (International Association for Applied Linguistics) that she will attend in Lyon representing AAAL (American Association for Applied Linguistics). PRELA will take place at The Ecole Normale Supériure de Lyon.
Devon Fulford has accepted an offer from the University of New England to pursue a Doctor of Education in Transformative Leadership.
Tobi Jacobi presented a paper (“Ribbon Girls, Cottage Matrons, and Parole Letters: A Feminist Reads the 1915 Annual Report from the New York State Training School for Girls”) on a feminist archival research panel at the Conference on College Composition and Communication in Pittsburgh, PA. She also organized a pre-conference workshop for prison researchers and teachers, served as a mentor for the post-conference community writing mentor workshop, and hosted the prison teaching/research standing group meeting.
David Milofsky’s novel, A Friend of Kissinger, originally published by University of Wisconsin Press in 2003 will be re-issued in a new edition in fall 2019.
Abby Kerstetter (MFA 2016) is pleased to announce that her debut poetry collection (which was her thesis dissertation), How to Dress a Fish, was published by Wesleyan University Press this spring and is now available for purchase!
On March 28th, Mike Palmquist presented an invited talk, “Engaging with WAC: Linking Writing, Critical Thinking, and Student Engagement,” to the Campus Writing and Speaking Program at North Carolina State University.
Lynn Badia was invited to present on her research and teaching in Energy Humanities at Yale University last week. She presented research from her book on “free energy” and she also presented her new “Energy Transitions” education abroad program. This event was the culminating workshop of a year-long effort to develop an Energy Humanities concentration within Yale’s Environmental Humanities Initiative (https://environmentalhumanities.yale.edu/).
After a long process of deliberation and decision-making, Caleb Gonzalez (MFA – Creative Nonfiction, Spring 2019 candidate) has been admitted to (and accepted an offer from) the PhD program in Rhetoric, Composition, and Literacy from The Ohio State University. He is excited at the possibilities of working in cross-disciplinary ways with faculty from various contexts including Rhetoric and Composition (first and foremost), Latinx Comics (as visual rhetoric), and multilingualism in writing program administration. He is excited to begin in the Fall.
Rico Moore (MFA – Poetry, Spring 2011) had an art/photo gallery show at the Wolverine Farm Letterpress and Publick House on 316 Willow St. The show, titled, “Wild Silhouette,” ran for the month of April. It was comprised of photos Rico has taken of wildlife in northern Colorado in a non-disruptive way, framed by wild wood that he has ethically wild-harvested from the nearby wilds. The vision of the exhibit was to showcase the unique beauty and importance of the wild life all around us. It hoped to inspire an ethical awakening relative to our wild resident neighbors by bringing to intimacy the beauty and presence of Colorado wildlife framed in a unique way (by the woods that surround them/us.)
Lynn Badia gave a talk for the Energy and Environment Seminar Series hosted by the CSU Institute yesterday. Her talk, “The Nation as Energy,” investigates how energy mapping techniques reconfigured the way nations were imagined at the midpoint of the twentieth century with the creation of “The War Detection Plan” by the US government. She argues that this program (i.e., the strategy of mapping national energy topologies) emerged in the historical moment when the status of energy became the most salient index of state power.
Dan Beachy-Quick was the Libra Visiting Scholar at the University of Maine in Farmington, and taught a week long course on John Keats’s Odes.
CLC interns, Shelby Tuthill, Haven Enterman, and Manton Chambers, along with Tobi Jacobi presented a panel titled “Making Words Work: A Jail Writing Program as Transformative Action” at the University of Wyoming Symposium on Transformative Education in Prison and Beyond on March 30.
The English Department sponsored participation for students in Tobi Jacobi’s E633: Prison Writing seminar to attend the University of Wyoming Symposium on Transformative Education in Prison and Beyond on March 29/30. This great opportunity led to deepened engagement with class content and increased dialogue.
On April 5th, Zach Hutchins gave the keynote address at “New Directions in Critical Theory,” a conference hosted by the University of Arizona. His talk, “‘The Family Order of Heaven’: Belinda Marden Pratt’s Apology for Polygamy,” was drawn from an essay of the same name commissioned for an edited collection titled, A Step Closer to Heaven: Nineteenth-Century American Women Writers and Theologies of the Afterlife.
The Routledge Handbook of Shakespeare and Global Appropriation, scheduled for release in August 2019, includes Barbara Sebek’s essay “Edmund Hosts William: Appropriation, Polytemporality, and Postcoloniality in Frank McGuinness’s Mutabilitie.” The essay would have languished without the incisive suggestions from one of the book’s co-editors, the late, great Christy Desmet. Christy was working on copy-edits for several essays in the volume when she passed away unexpectedly in summer of 2018.
On April 6th, Caleb González was invited to present the work he completed in Dr. Reid’s Fall 2018 course on Graphic Narratives in English Education, at the International Comic Arts Forum at St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa. He presented on what Argentinean Comics and the beloved young character Mafalda, can teach us about present-day topics related to gender equality, educational equity, equity in the workplace, and social justice.
Kristin Macintyre has had two poems accepted for publication at Sugar House Review. Both poems, each called “[untitled],” will appear in Sugar House Review’s ten-year anniversary edition, which will be published this forthcoming fall.
Alice Stopher’s short story “estuaries,” winner of the 2018 Crazyhorse Crazyshorts! prize, will appear in The Best Small Fictions 2019.
On April 12, Genesea Carter facilitated the CLA MTI luncheon titled “Reflect and Reset: Vision Boarding Your Best Self” where participants engaged in professional self-reflection and vision boarding.
Matthew Cooperman and Aby Kaupang recently attended AWP, where they variously performed work from their new book NOS (disorder, not otherwise specified), and participated in a panel, “Writing the Disaster: The Poetics of Extremity,” which Matthew moderated. Matthew also just returned from Clemson University, where he participated in the 13th annual Clemson Literary Festival.
Maria Maisto, Founder and Executive Director of the New Faculty Majority, was on campus Friday April 26 meeting after speaking alongside Sue Doe and Steven Shulman at the Western States Leadership Forum on Thursday April 25 at CU-Boulder.
Todd Mitchell’s middle grade novel THE LAST PANTHER (Delacorte Press) was recently selected as a Nautilus Book Award Winner. The Nautilus Awards honor books that support conscious living & green values, high-level wellness, positive social change & social justice, and spiritual growth.
Caleb González’s travel essay “Los Farolitos” was published this month in Eclectica Magazine (April/May 2019, vol. 23, no.2). With an interspersed history of Mexican street tacos, his essay maps out a brief encounter with family, exploring how travel can re-energize and what multiculturalism might mean in a context of Mexican food. http://www.eclectica.org/v23n2/gonzalez.html
Emma Hyche had two poems published in Issue Ten of Apartment, and two poems in Dreginald.
Several sections from Katherine Indermaur’s “Facing the Mirror: An Essay” are forthcoming in Oxidant | Engine in May, and in the print journal COAST|noCOAST.
The 2nd book in James Work’s amateur sleuth series is now launched, SMALL DELIGHTFUL MURDERS. The series features a ranger in Rocky Mountain National Park during the 1920s when the park was in its early and primitive days. In this story Ranger McIntyre runs into gangsters, bootleggers, pretty women and a sniper. The 1st book, UNMENTIONABLE MURDERS, is getting good reviews and is selling well. A 3rd story, THE DUNRAVEN HOARD, is in production. Number 4 and Number 5 are with editors at the moment.