Department News

April 4, 2017
Two stories from Emily Mitchell's collection Viral -- "My Daughter and her Spider" and "Smile Report" -- were translated into Japanese and published in the literary journal Monkey.  Her review of Dan Chaon's new novel Ill Will appeared in Guernica on 3/23: https://www.guernicamag.com/bad-memory/ 
April 4, 2017
On January 11, Gabriela Vlahovici-Jones presented at the Innovations in Teaching and Learning Conference at University of Maryland, Eastern Shore. The title of her presentation was "Promoting Transfer through Online Course Design."On March 24, she presented at the Northeast Modern Language Association (NEMLA) Conference held in Baltimore, MD. The title of her presentation was "Male Authority and Its Feminine Edge: Images of Stability and Change at the End of the Republic." 
April 4, 2017
Howard Norman's new novel My Darling Detective was published on March 28.
April 4, 2017
Jonathan Rick delivered a pair on workshops — on everything you wanted to know about LinkedIn but were too embarrassed to ask — to Georgetown University's School of Continuing Studies. Read more here.  
April 4, 2017
In April Matthew Kirschenbaum will give the 2017 Edward S. and Melinda Melton Sadar Lecture in Writing in the Disciplines at Case Western Reserve University.
April 4, 2017
Michael Olmert's article, "Treating the Enslaved," to do with the culture, medicine, and architecture of slave infirmaries on large plantations in the southern colonies in the 18th Century, was published in the Spring issue of the Colonial Williamsburg magazine. This piece was abstracted from a larger chapter in his forthcoming book on creating spaces in the 18th Century.
April 4, 2017
Kellie Robertson’s most recent book, Nature Speaks: Medieval Literature and Aristotelian Philosophy, appeared from the University of Pennsylvania Press in February. This book recovers the common ground shared between physics—what used to be known as “natural philosophy”—and fiction-writing as ways of representing the natural world. In doing so, it traces how nature gained an authoritative voice in the late medieval period only to lose it at the outset of modernity.
April 4, 2017
Leigh Ryan, our former Writing Center Director, chaired a panel on undergraduate research entitled “Playing with Topics and Tools: Undergraduate Research as Intellectual Maker Space” at the Mid-Atlantic Writing Centers Association conference at Penn State Berks on March 31/April 1.  She is also serving on the National Park Service’s “Network to Freedom” strategic planning committee to celebrate its 20th anniversary in 2018, and will be presenting at the NPS “Network to Freedom” annual conference next month in Cambridge, MD.   
April 4, 2017
News from PWP! Continuing reading to learn more.
April 4, 2017
On 11 February, Oliver Brearey presented a paper titled "Employment Writing and Knowledge Mobilization" at Camp Rhetoric 2017, a conference organized by the Penn State Arnold-Ebbitt Interdisciplinary Rhetoricians. The conference was held in State College, PA.

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