Scholarship and creative activity by Writing, Literature, and Film faculty appears in news leads, popular press, and commemorative celebrations around the globe.
We recognize these recent and forthcoming accomplishments of faculty in the news for 2013:
- Associate Professor Evan Gottlieb (literary studies) has a regular HuffPo “gig.” His blog concerning such topics as literary theory, readers and reading, the ongoing life of literary classics appears at huffingtonpost.com/evan-gottlieb/.
- Congratulations to Elena Passarello, who has been awarded an Independent Book Publishers Gold Medal in the Essay/Creative Non-fiction category for her recent collection, Let Me Clear My Throat (Sarabande Books, 2012). The award will be presented at the 17th Annual Awards ceremony in New York on May 29th. http://www.independentpublisher.com/article.php?page=1653
- A poem by Associate Professor Karen Holmberg (creative writing) has just appeared on the Arts Beat Page of the PBS NewsHour pbs.org/newshour/art/blog/2013/05/weekly-poem-ward.html and on the Poetry Daily website (May 4th): poems.com/poem.php?date=15830.
- Writing instructor Kirstin Griffin’s essay on the Boston bombings on Boston bombings and their aftermath was published as a special feature in The Oregonian online (oregonlive.com): blog.oregonlive.com/myoregon/2013/04/letter_my_map_of_boston_as_i_r.html.
- Visiting Assistant Professor George Estreich’s The Shape of the Eye has hit the stands in People magazine. Here’s the editor’s tweet of review: twitter.com/kimahubbard/status/324578598512103425/photo/1.
- As part of a national UK commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the English encounter with Japan, Professor Richmond Barbour (literary studies) will be a keynote speaker for a University of London/School of Oriental and African Studies conference next September. The conference is part of “J400” events publicized across the UK in 2013.
- As part of annual international Bloomsweek celebration in Ireland and around the world, Professor Neil Davison (literary studies) is slated to be a keynote speaker at the Irish-Jewish museum in Dublin, Ireland (June, 2013). He will be lecturing on “The Irish-Jewish Ulysses.”