Thursday, February 23, 2012

Blue Mesa Review: Online Issue!

Blue Mesa Review, the UNM Creative Writing program's student edited and produced Creative Writing Journal announces issue 25 is available online. Read the full issue at the BMR online site here.

Blue Mesa Review editorial and support staff:

Suzanne Richardson: Editor-in-Chief

Bonnie Arning: Managing Editor

Nora Hickey/Natalie Scenters-Zapico: Poetry Editors

Mike Smith/Ty Bannerman: NonFiction Editors

Katie Pelletier/Cody Davis: Fiction Editors

Dan Larson: Production Editor

Nick DePascal: Copy Editor

Nate Tremba, Andy Geary, Will DeBiasi: Interns

Justin St. Germain: Faculty Advisor

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Paul Bogard: Publication News

Paul Bogard, UNM MFA alumni in Creative Nonfiction, has just had his second book accepted for publication: The Geography of Night: Discovering Darkness in an Age of Light is forthcoming in 2012 from Little, Brown. Bogard is currently a lecturer at Wake Forest University.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

UNM English at the Southwest Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Conference

English Department faculty and graduate students were well represented at the Southwest Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations 33rd Annual Conference, February 8 – 11, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center in Albuquerque, NM.

Megan Abrahamson, “‘Sir Marty-Stu’: Lancelot and Le Morte D’Arthur as Self-Insert Fan-Fiction”

Vincent Basso, “Life in the World that Does Not Exist: Uses of the Surreal in Primo Levi’s Survival in Auschwitz”

Paul Formisano, “Green Lagoons and Delta Blues: Transnational Considerations of the Colorado River Delta”

Genevieve Garcia de Mueller, “Gladys and Gorgias: Race, Neosophism, and Tragicomic Hope in the Monologues of John Leguizamo”

Scarlett Higgins, “Making Music Different: Nathaniel Mackey's Blutopic Lyric”

Matthew Hofer, session chair for “Poetry and Poetics (Critical) 1: Sounds and Silences in Twentieth-Century American Poetry” and presenter “‘I Want the Poem to Fail’: John Taggart's New Kind of Silence”

Natalie Kubasek, “Teatro de las Chicanas: The Emergence of an Aesthetic Chicana Feminist Space within the Movement”

Julia Remsik Larsen, “Dying for Change: Mortality and Immortality in Peter S. Beagle’s The Last Unicorn and J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings”

Brian Slaughter, “Author as Authority and the Right to Write: Voice, Agency, and Representation in Chimamanda Ngozi Achidie’s Half of a Yellow Sun”

Diane Thiel, session chair for “Creative Writing 4: Mixed Genres” and presenter “Poetry and Translations”

Jill Walker Gonzalez, “From Captive to Captor and Captive Again: The Abduction Myth and Captivity Narrative in the Female American”

Julie Williams, “Depictions of Destruction: How Nuclear Literature Represents Imagined and Real Nuclear Devastation” and “Female Embodiment and the Western Landscape in The Story of Mary MacLane”