Spotlight on English Department Faculty
Good News June 7, 2013
The following members of our faculty have won the awards indicated below:
Academic-Year Buchanan Professorships: Will Hamlin (full level), Kirk McAuley (assistant level)
Buchanan Summer Research Fellowships: Donna Campbell, Andrea Davis,
Summer Research Fellowships (non-TT faculty): Andrea Aebersold, Paula Coomer, Linda Russo
It's also worth noting that Andrea Davis has been awarded one of the university-wide New Faculty Seed Grants.
Michael Delahoyde was an invited speaker at the May meeting of the Seattle Shakespeare Oxford Society and presented "Shakespeare and Perspective Art."
Roger Whitson was invited to appear on an episode of EdTechTalk devoted to discussing digital technology, politics, and education. He is presenting "What Can the Digital Humanities do for Nineteenth-Century Literature? The Case of William Blake" at the Digital Humanities Summer Institute on June 8 in Victoria, British Columbia, and was invited to present on a roundtable focusing on "Comics, Digital Culture, and the Future of the Humanities," as well as lead a seminar on "Multimodality in Comics Teaching and Scholarship" at the Comics and the Multimodal World International Conference on June 13-14 in Vancouver, BC.
Linda Russo will be presenting her current creative project at the Association of the Study of Literature and the Environment in Lawrence, KS, on a panel titled "Feminine Geographies." This talk, along with one of the works she'll be addressing, is available on her newly-minted website, which documents her current and past investigative poetic works.
Dene Grigar (CMDC Vancouver) was a Featured Speaker at the Digital Cultures in the Age of Big Data Institute held at Bowling Green State University. Her talk, given on Thursday, May 16, was entitled "Curating 'Born Digital' Literature" and discussed her approach to the curating she has undertaken over the last decade.
Grigar was also awarded, with Dr. Alexander Dimitrov (Mathematics), a WSUV Faculty Research Mini-Grant for the iSci project. The project was presented to WSU's Board of Governors at its recent meeting that took place at the WSUV campus.
With Sarah Waddle, Augusta Rohrbach presented "Trifles: A Game of Social Justice" at the 2013 American Literature Association Conference, May 24.
Rohrbach will be presenting, "The Residue of History in New Media Archives" on the "Forgotten Sources, Alternative Archives" special session at MLA 2014.
Bimbisar Irom was awarded a Samuel H. and Patricia W. Smith Teaching and Learning Grant by the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education for his project "Multimodality or Learning from Unfamiliar Sources." The project will revolve around the concept-metaphor of "home" and ask students in his English 301 classes to investigate the multiple and nuanced meanings of home while training them to become aware of the immense amount of slippage in the real world between the categories of 'here' and 'elsewhere.' Incorporating a service-learning component, the project will prepare students to adjust more productively and flexibly not only to the changing demographics within the United States but also to the increased global flows of goods, services, and peoples that have rendered traditional conceptions of home and belonging in flux.
April 24, 2013
Literary and Arts Journal
April 24, 7pm
Open mic and art gallery
Dress to impress
Free copies of the new journal and CD
Serving LandEscapes inspired Ferdinand's ice cream
Love Reports to Spring Training
Reading by Linda Kittell
Poetry Book Launch
Noon, Bundy Reading Room Avery