Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Greg Martin: Publication and Keynote Address

Greg Martin's new essay, "Two True Stories about Breathing" was recently published on Kenyon Review Online.  Visit the website here.

Also, he has been invited to deliver the keynote address in October at The Literature of the American West conference in Vittoria, Spain, and while there, he'll also be participating in the U.S. Embassy's Speaker Series, giving readings and talks in Madrid and Bilbao.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Friday, August 20, 2010

Gary Harrison: Plenary Lecture

Gary Harrison gave one of the invited plenary lectures at the 40th Anniversary Wordsworth Summer Conference in Grasmere, England, 28 July to 7 August 2010.  Harrison’s lecture, “Wordsworth, Clare, and the (Eco) Poetics of Acknowledgment” develops a way of thinking about how poetic language—specifically in Dorothy Wordsworth’s journals and in John Clare’s poetry—may influence readers’ disposition to the natural world.  Other lecturers at the conference included Wordsworth biographer Kenneth Johnston, University of Indiana; Angela Esterhammer, University of Zurich; Jeffrey Cox, University of Colorado, Boulder; Alan Richardson, Boston College; and Seamus Perry, Balliol College.  One of the conference’s highlights was a poetry reading by Seamus Heaney on Sunday evening at St. Oswald’s church in Grasmere. The conference is unique in combining lectures and research papers with hikes, walks and excursions around the Lake District.

Pat Smith - Memorial Exhibit

An exhibit honoring the memory of Pat Smith may be viewed in the lobby of Zimmerman Library through the third week of fall semester. As one enters from the Plaza and walks toward the stairs, it’s on the right. Many thanks to Steven Harris (Director of Collections & Acquisitions Services), Subject Librarian for English, for pulling books (including one beauty from Special Collection, Pat’s first book of poetry Talking to the Land with a cover to knock your socks off!) and for helping arrange things in the exhibit.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Gail Houston - Publication News

Professor Gail Houston has a number of publications appearing over the next several months:

A Review of "Young Victoria" for Victorian Literature and Culture, forthcoming spring 2011


“'Pretend[ing] a little': The Play of Musement in Dickens’s Little Dorrit." Dickens Studies Annual, vol. 41, summer 2010

A Book review of Kathleen Blake's Pleasures of Benthamism, for Journal of British Studies, forthcoming 2011.

Ferenc Szasz - a Celebration of Life

A service to celebrate the life of UNM History Professor Ferenc Szasz will be held Friday, August 27 from 2:00 - 4:00 P.M. at the Rodey Theatre inside Popejoy. Immediately following the service there will be a a reception in the History Department common room, 1104 Mesa Vista Hall.

A fellowship has been established on behalf of Professors Ferenc Szasz and Margaret Connell-Szasz to support scholars pursuing advanced degrees in Social and Intellectual History. Contributions can be made to the UNM Foundation; please make checks payable to the UNM Foundation and indicate "Szasz PhD fund" on the memo line.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

12th Annual Taos Summer Writers' Conference

Congratulations to Sharon Warner, Barbara van Buskirk and the dedicated staff of graduate students who worked so hard to make this year's Taos Summer Writers' Conference a success. The conference received glowing reviews from participants and had a fantastic write up in several New Mexico papers.

Read the full article in the Las Cruces Sun-News online here.