Department News

April 12, 2017
Rachel Feingold am an adjunct with the Professional Writing Program, teaching Writing for the Arts (398A).She is the recipient of a 2017 NEA Translation Fellowship for her work as the editor of the premiere English translation of "Heaven Has No Ground," the last novel of famed Czech writer Hana Andronikova (who died of breast cancer in 2011 at the age of 44, after twice winning the Magnesia Litera, the Czech Republic's highest literary prize). DC-based indie publisher Plamen Press plans to publish it in 2018.
April 12, 2017
Oliver Gaycken gave a talk about my current book project, on the moving-picture encyclopedia, at the University of California, Berkeley, and at Indiana University.He presented a talk about a side project, the American perceptual psychologist J. J. Gibson and his work making test films for the Army Air Force during World War II, at the University of Strasbourg, at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and at the Society for Cinema and Media Studies annual conference in Chicago.
April 12, 2017
Stewart Foehl's 3rd young adult novel, Stealing Candy, will be published May 2 from Sourcebooks Fire, under the pen name Stewart Lewis. Kieran Scott, lauds the book as, "...that rare sort of read that keeps you not just guessing but gasping with every turn of the page." Continue reading for a description of Stealing Candy.
April 12, 2017
In March, Ted Leinwand talked about his book, The Great William: Writers Reading Shakespeare, in the Books & Bagels series at the 92nd Street Y in New York. In April, he is presenting a paper--"Heartache in Elsinore"--at the annual Shakespeare Association meeting in Atlanta.
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.

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