Winter 2020 Bywords

Matthew Kirschenbaum Publishes Mellon-Funded Research

Wible's Pedagogy Research Featured in Cs

March 24, 2020
Alysia Sawchyn participated in the panel "In Defense of Navel-Gazing: Writing Trauma as a Political Act" at the Association of Writers and Writing Programs 2020 Conference in San Antonio, TX. 
March 24, 2020
Brian Richardson read the papers, “Haptic Conrad: The Poetics and Erotics of Touch in Conrad’s Later Work” at the MLA Convention in Seattle and “Unnatural Characters and the Trajectory of Narrative Theory” at the International Narrative Conference in New Orleans in March, where he was also a respondent on a panel on “we” narration. An interview in French, “La passion du non-naturel: Entretien avec Brian Richardson,” was published in Pratiques 181-182, 2019. His anthology, Unnatural Narratology: Revisions, Extensions, and Challenges, co-edited by Jan Alber, was published. It includes his essay, “Transcending Humanistic and Cognitive Models: Unnatural Characters in Fiction, Drama, and Popular Culture.” Futher information is avaialble here.
March 24, 2020
The Coalition of Feminist Scholars in the History of Rhetoric & Composition announced its bestowal of the Winifred Bryan Horner Book Award to Jessica Enoch for her volume Domestic Occupations: Spatial Rhetorics and Women's Work.
March 24, 2020
Mark Forrester's haibun (a short prose piece incorporating haiku) "The Quiet Shadows" was published in The Red River Book of Haibun, Volume 1 (Red River Press, 2019).   
March 24, 2020
Matthew Kirschenbaum has published Books.Files: A Report on the Preservation of Digital Assets in the Contemporary Publishing Industry.
March 24, 2020
Maud Casey's story "The City Itself" appears in the most recent New England Review. This story is an excerpt from a larger collaboration with photographer Laura Larson (www.lauralarson.net) called The City of Incurable Women.
March 24, 2020
Mehdy presented papers at two conferences in February and March, 2020.
March 24, 2020
Nahid Ahmadian will present the paper "Iranian Post-Revolutionary Drama, the Dynamics of Text and Stage" at the 2020 annual ATHE (Association for Theater in Higher Education) Conference. Her presentation will be on the panel "Politics and Protest in Transhistorical Middle East Performance"  in Middle Eastern Theater, a focus group at ATHE. The event will happen in August 2020 in Detroit.
March 24, 2020
Peter Witte's letter was published in March as part of The Rumpus's "Letters for Kids" program, a subscription-based series that sends letters from authors to children, educators, classrooms, and libraries to help foster a love of reading and writing in children.
March 24, 2020
Sabrina Islam received a scholarship to attend Key West Literary Seminar's Writers' Workshop Program, January 13-17. The program was a literary week of writing and discovery. In the mornings, Sabrina took part in Fernanda Eberstadt's workshop. Her afternoons were busy exploring the island, stopping into local bookstores, and touring the homes of Elizabeth Bishop, Tennessee Williams and Ernest Hemingway.
March 20, 2020
Wible's article, "Using Design Thinking to Teach Creative Problem Solving in Writing Courses," builds on a residency at Stanford University's Teaching and Learning Studio Faculty Workshop and a CLCS "Beyond the Classroom" grant. 
March 9, 2020
The English Department is pleased to present the latest Dawn M. Sisas Scholarship to first-year English student Emily Kasprzyk. The Sisas Scholarship goes to an outstanding first-year English major who attended Southern High School in Anne Arundel County.