Spring 2018 Newsletter
On March 14, Judith W. Page gave an invited paper entitled, “Vita Sackville-West and the Creation of Sissinghurst,” at a conference on gender and the garden at the University of Virginia. She has also published an article, “Cultivating Mary’s Garden: Juliana Horatia Ewing and the Redemptive Gardens of Childhood,” in Hortus: A Gardening Journal (32:1) Spring 2018.
Phil Wegner presented his paper, “‘The Becoming Essential of the Accident, and the Becoming Accidental of the Essence’: The Economy of Speculative Automatism in Jo Walton’s Thessaly Trilogy,” at UF’s Twentieh Annual Conference of the Marxist Reading Group. Congratulations to all of the graduate student organizers and participants for making this year&rsqup;s event once again such a success. The next week, he was an invited participant in the seminar, “Literary Legacy of the 1980s,” at the annual American Comparative Literature Association meeting, held this year at UCLA, where he presented his essay, “Nineteen Eighty-four in 1984.” The week following he returned home to lead a mini-seminar on “Creative Reading and Muriel Sparks’s The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie” for the National English Honor Society at Eastside High School.
Ange Mlinko has a poem in the new Paris Review, Spring 2018.
Raúl Sánchez was appointed to the Affiliate Faculty of the UF Center for Latin American Studies.
Pamela Gilbert attended the MLA in New York, where she served as elected representative for the Forum, LLC Victorian and Early-20th-Century English. She presented a paper there titled “‘He took my hand—oh, how I despise myself!’: Hands and the Will in ‘The Woman in White.’” Her review of The Oxford Handbook of Victorian Literary Culture, edited by Juliet John, also appeared in Victorian Studies 59.4.
On January 27, LIT 2.0 Collective presented the roundtable “Multimodal Texts and Collaborative Pedagogy: Teaching Persepolis” at the UWP Pedagogy conference. (The Collective is the cohort of graduate students who teach LIT 2000.) Organized by Marsha Bryant and moderated by Srimayee Basu, the roundtable featured presentations by Milt Moise, Satit Leelathawornchai, Kelly Beck, Kristen Gregory, and Kayley Thomas.
Roger Maioli gave a paper entitled “Literature and Knowledge in the Age of the Novel” at St. Hugh’s College, Oxford, for the 2018 Annual Meeting of the British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies.
Marsha Bryant’s essay “Gentry Modernism: Cultural Connoisseurship and Midcentry Masculinity, 1951-1957,” appears in the collection Popular Modernism and Its Legacies: From Pop Literature to Video Games, ed. Scott Ortolano (Bloomsbury). In December, Bryant presented on “Cinepoetic Spaces of Conflict: Staging Myth through Visual Culture” at the international conference The Politics of Space and the Humanities in Thessaloniki, Greece.
Srimayee Basu presented a paper titled “Mobile Citizenship: The Journalism of Ida B. Wells” in the seminar “Performing Citizenship in Hostile Climates” at C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists Fifth Biennial Conference held in Albuquerque, New Mexico from March 22-25, 2018.
Jaquelin Elliott's article "This Is My Becoming: Transformation, Hybridity, and the Monstrous in NBC's Hannibal" was published in a special issue of University of Toronto Quarterly (87.1) on Monster Studies.
Madison Jones’ “Environing Media: A Review of Nicole Starosielski’s The Undersea Network” will appear in the upcoming issue of Digital Humanities Quarterly (11.3).
Romy Rajan presented a paper “Coordinated Resistance in Arundhati Roy’s The Ministry of Utmost Happiness” at the 17th Annual Conference of the South Asian Literary Association.
Alison Gaines has poems in the January feature of Hawk and Handsaw, a Journal of Creative Sustainability.
Caleb Milligan published “En(Twine)d with Ergodic Rhetoric” in Computers and Composition Online.
Jason Crider and Caleb Milligan’s video article “Haptic Heuretics: Electrate Tinkering as Rhetorical Making” is now published and available to view in Textshop Experiments, Volume 4.
On January 5, Emily Brooks presented “Re(p)lic(a): Making 3D prints of treasure bindings to explore historic bookmaking practices” at the 2018 Modern Language Association Convention in NYC.
Erin O’Luanaigh has a poem in the most recent issue of 32 Poems.
Evan Grillon was a runner-up for the Crazyhorse Crazyshorts! Short-Short Fiction prize and has fiction forthcoming in Salamander.
Michael Hammerle’s short story “Laugh Now-Cry Later” has been published by Chicago Literati. His poem “Possum Creek Skateboard Park” has been published in the Spring 2018 Issue of After the Pause. Hammerle has three poems in Vol. 1, Issue 2, of Coffin Bell Journal.
Mohana Rajakumar was named as the 2018 Dimmitt Fellow at Morningside College. During her two week residency Rajakumar will participate in a wide variety of events on campus, including fourteen classroom visits, two Friday Is Writing Day talks, two large-group CIC workshops, a faculty development workshop, and three feature events that will be open to the public. Among these is one book reading, a lecture and Morningside’s theatre students’ adaptation of four of her short plays: “Diversity: An Afternoon or New 10-Minute Plays by Mohana Rajakumar.”
Brittany Roberts published “Ghost Stories and Sensation” in the Routledge Companion to the Ghost Story (Ed. Scott Brewster and Luke Thurston) in January 2017.
In the fall of 2017, C. Dale Young received the Hanes Award in Poetry from the Fellowship of Southern Writers, an award given to a poet for an outstanding body of work at mid-career. His novel in stories, The Affliction, will be published by Four Way Books in early March 2018.
The Matador Review recently caught up with Michael Hammerle to see what he’d been up to since they had published his second fiction work in January 2017.