2008 has been a busy year for the Department’s faculty. Here are just a few of their accomplishments that give you an idea of the breadth and diversity of talent and interests we are blessed with here in East Hall.
In Literature, Bill Albertini just had an article accepted for Discourse entitled “Contagion and the Necessary Accident” that will be published sometime in 2009.
Kim Coates‘s article “Eros in the Sickroom: Phosphorescent Form and Aesthetic Ecstasy in D.H. Lawrence’s Sons and Lovers” was published in the Journal of Narrative Theory (38.2) Summer 2008, and her chapter: “Regarding Violence: Virginia Woolf’s Three Guineas and Contemporary Feminist Responses to War” was published in Virginia Woolf: Art, Education, Internationalism—Selected Papers from the 17th Annual Conference on Virginia Woolf (Clemson UP, 2008).
Allan Emery‘s article, “Evading the Pit and the Pendulum: Poe on the Process of Transcendence,” appeared in the latest issue of Poe Studies.
Erin Labbie, who is on leave for Fall 2008, has written several essays for collections and is hard at work on a few more essays as well as a couple of collections and a new book project for the fall.
In Creative Writing, Lawrence Coates, who is on leave for the current academic year, has a short story forthcoming in Pacific Review.
Theresa Williams has just completed a three month summer residency at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, MA, a residency sponsored by the Ohio Arts Council which each year sends one Ohio creative writer and one visual artist to Provincetown.
Sharona Muir recently had a series of poems based on Pliny’s Natural History accepted at the prestigious British literary journal, Stand.
In Scientific and Technical Communication, Jude Edminster co-authored a chapter with Andrew Mara and Kris Blair, “Digital Studio as Method: Collaboratively Migrating Theses and Dissertations into the Technological Ecology of English Studies,” in Sustaining Technological Ecologies in English Studies under contract with the Computers and Composition Digital Press/Utah State University Press.
In Rhetoric & Writing, Kris also co-edited a book collection with Radhika Gajjala and Christine Tulley entitled Webbing Cyberfeminist Practice: Communities, Pedagogies, and Social Action (Hampton Press Series New Dimensions in Computers and Composition Studies, 2008). In addition, Kris, along with graduate student collaborators, was awarded a $10,000 Community Action Grant from the National American Association of University Women for the Digital Mirror Computer Camp for Girls, an engagement project designed to develop and sustain adolescent girls’ interest in computer technologies.
Richard Gebhardt‘s Fall 2007 faculty improvement leave project (“Rhetoric and Composition Scholarship in an Era of Engagement”) led to papers at two refereed national meetings, the 4 C’s in April 2008 (“Composition Scholarship and the Scholarship of Engagement”) and the Rhetoric Society of America in May 2008 (“Scholarship of Engagement: New Name for or Challenge to the Work of Rhetoric”), and a revision of the RSA paper has been accepted for the conference proceedings, a refereed book titled The Responsibilities of Rhetoric.
Lance Massey has a book review forthcoming in Composition Studies, of Networked Process: Dissolving Boundaries of Process and Post-Process, by Helen Foster. A book contract has been secured from Utah State UP for the book Lance is editing along with Rick Gebhardt, Revisiting The Making of Knowledge in Composition: Perspectives on an Evolving Field.
Lee Nickoson-Massey co-authored the article “Remediating Knowledge-Making Spaces in the Graduate Curriculum: Developing and Sustaining Multimodal Teaching and Research” along with Meredith Graupner and Kristine Blair in the forthcoming Computers & Composition Special Issue, “The Future of Graduate Education in the New University.” Lee also has a forthcoming review, “Practical But Not Simple: Edward M. White’s Assigning, Responding, Evaluating: A Writing Teacher’s Guide” in Pedagogy 9.2 (Spring 2009).
Sue Carter Wood spent two weeks in July with Global Volunteers in Kunming, China. The program is hosted by Kunming Teachers Training Institute. Sue, along with her husband Rob, met daily with 12 middle and secondary school teachers from all over Yunnan province, China’s southernmost and most ethnically diverse province.
And last but not least, Bruce Edwards was the invited inauguration speaker at Daystar University in Nairobi, Kenya this past month. His address was entitled “Global Professions in Higher Education.” Bruce also consulted with Daystar to help them launch a new major in Web-mediated Communication in their Department of Language and Literature. His article “Patches of Godlight: C. S. Lewis as Imaginative Writer” was published in Literature and Belief (27.1).