Great Expectations

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Faculty Accomplishments

Posted by bgsuenglish on August 22, 2007

As another Fall semester begins, we’d like to pause to recognize the following recent faculty accomplishments:

In the Literature program, Stephannie Gearhart published “‘Faint and Imperfect Stamps’: The Problem with Adaptations of Shakespeare for Children” in Alif: Journal of Contemporary Poetics. Erin Labbie, along with Allie Terry of the School of Art, is currently planning the Beholding Violence conference to be held at BGSU Feb 28-March 1, 2008. Watch out for more news of this ICS, Art, and English co-sponsored conference in coming weeks. Jolie Sheffer was named a board member of the Dogwood Fine Arts Festival Author’s Committee in Dowagiac, Michigan. The board selects featured speakers each fall and spring and recently brought in a past poet laureate.

Rhetoric and Writing’s Rick Gebhardt has an article, “Field Fragmentation and Non-Major Literature Courses” accepted for publication in the refereed journal CEA Forum. He was also honored at the most recent CCCCs convention with a session devoted to his work in writing-teacher education. Sue Carter Wood (with Rhetoric and Writing graduate Inez Schaecterle) has published “What about Sex? Reconsidering Histories of 19th Century Women’s Public Reform Discourse” in the forthcoming collection Sizing Up Rhetoric.

In the Creative Writing program, Wendell Mayo was the keynote speaker for the College English Association Spring Conference, and Sharona Muir won the organizations 2007 Nancy Dasher Award for her memoir, The Book of Telling. Larissa Szporluk’s latest book Embryos and Idiots was published this year by Tupelo Press. And last but not least, Theresa Williams has won the $10,000 Individual Excellence Grant from the Ohio Arts Council.

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