Department News

September 5, 2019
Oliver Gaycken attended the XXVI Visible Evidence conference in Los Angeles in July, where he presented a paper about Fantastic Voyage and André Bazin's documentary aesthetics. He has been named a Senior Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study on Media Cultures of Computer Simulation at the Leuphana University of Lüneburg, where he will be in residence during the summer of 2020.  
September 5, 2019
Peter Witte's essay, "Nearing 40," was published in Hobart. It was written as a nod to William Maxwell, after his essay "Nearing 90."
September 4, 2019
This promotion formalizes Nelson's current efforts to help faculty and graduate students conceptualize and manage research initiatives and activities, as well as public relations and outreach activities. 
August 30, 2019
Jonathan Rick delivered workshops to the National Conference of State Legislatures, the Young America’s Foundation, and the Gerson Lehrman Group. The subjects were elevator pitches, résumés, and business writing.
August 30, 2019
Joseph Good's essay, "The Mt. Oread Manifesto and the Realities of 2018," was accepted for publication in the volume titled Re-Inventing Rhetorical Scholarship.  This volume was compiled by the Rhetoric Society of America and will be available in Fall 2019.
August 30, 2019
Lindsey O'Neil presented her paper “The Dramatic Monologue and Tekahionwake: Double Poem as Double Wampum” at the Northeast Victorian Studies (NVSA) Conference in April 2019 and received their George Ford Travel Grant. She is shortly to be a member of the roundtable "Angry Women and the Dramatic Monologue" at the North American Victorian Studies Association (NAVSA) in October 2019.
August 30, 2019
Bob Levine gave recent talks on Melville and Douglass at NYU, UCLA, and the UniversidadeCatólica Portuguesa. He has essays forthcoming soon in J19, Cambridge Journal of Postcolonial Literary Inquiry, and Frederick Douglass in Context.
August 30, 2019
Senior Lecturer Ross Angelella’s new short story “Does She” was recently published in The Southampton Review Online. The story can be read here:https://www.thesouthamptonreview.com/tsronline/2019/8/10/does-she
August 29, 2019
Britt Starr is the recipient of a 2019 Graduate Development Award from the Rhetoric Society of America Institute.
August 29, 2019
On October 24, 2019, Dr. Cheryl Spinner will be giving an invited talk, “Lincoln, the Clairvoyant: Representations of Spiritualism During the Civil War, 1861-Present,” at Cornell University’s American Studies Colloquium in Ithaca, NY. If you're in the area, please do come!

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