Department News

November 13, 2018
On October 26, at the Association for Business Communication’s 83rd Annual International Conference, Adam Lloyd presented a paper entitled, “Invalid Instruction: Disabled Faculty in the Professional Writing Classroom.” He also participated in the conference’s “My Favorite Assignment” roundtable, where he shared an activity entitled, “A Practical In-Class Demonstration of Activity Theory."
November 13, 2018
Alumna Rhondda Thomas has been named the Calhoun Lemon Professor of Literature at Clemson University, where she is an associate professor in the Department of English. She was also awarded a 2018 Whiting Public Engagement Fellowship for her project, "Black Clemson: From Enslavement to Integration." This project expands on her ongoing project, Call My Name, which has digitized over 2,000 primary documents related to Clemson's early history.
November 13, 2018
Danuta Hinc presented a paper, "Language, false dichotomies, and the many layers of shame," at the 2018 South Central MLA Conference in San Antonio, TX. She also published an essay, "Communist Poland. The ballot didn't fit, because my hands shook uncontrollably," in Popula.
November 13, 2018
DeLisa D. Hawkes has been awarded the Alpha Kappa Alpha Educational Advancement Foundation Inc. Graduate Fellowship, 2018 – 2019. She has also been nominated to the MLA Delegate Assembly on Professional Issues (awaiting election results in January 2019).DeLisa recently presented "The Heroic “Mulatta’s” Breach of the Racial Contract in Sutton Griggs’s Overshadowed,” “Discipline, Dignity, and Decorum:” on the Literary Depictions of Black Respectability Politics Panel at the South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference.She served as the Chair for the Undergraduate Research Forum, "Portraits of Politics and Power" at the South Atlantic Language Association Conference in November.  
November 13, 2018
In September, Emily Mitchell was appointed Fiction Editor at the literary magazine New England Review. Her novella Life/Story appears in the Summer/Fall issue of Alaska Quarterly Review. She also has a short story forthcoming in the December issue of The Sun magazine. 
November 13, 2018
Howard Norman's graphic noir novel, Detective Levy Detects, will be published in 2019 (illustrations by Annie Bastk). Howard's new novel, The Ghost Clause, will be published July 2, 20l9. He has finished the screenplay for his novel Next Life Might Be Kinder for Bolivian director Fernando Arz.
November 13, 2018
MFA fiction student Jehane Sharah has been published in the November/December issue of Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine. Her story "The Screening" appears in the magazine’s Department of First Stories section.
November 13, 2018
Maud Casey's story "Father, Ether, Sea" will appear in Conjunctions: 71 A Cabinet of Curiosity. Her story "A Heartless Child" will appear in the Fall 2018 issue of Five Points. These stories are excerpts from a larger collaboration with the photographer Laura Larson called The City of Incurable Women.
November 13, 2018
Kyle Bickoff presented his paper "The Hollinger Box and the Containerization of Memory" at the Society for the History of Technology annual conference in October of 2018. In May of 2018, Kyle presented his paper "Washington: District of Containers" at the Cultural Studies Association annual conference. 
November 13, 2018
Bob Levine has given recent talks on Frederick Douglass at the Sorbonne, the University of Paris, Edinburgh University, and the Douglass Papers in Indianapolis. He also chaired a plenary panel on editing and teaching the anthology at the ALSCW conference at Vanderbilt.

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