Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Jason Bengtson's latest publication

Jason Bengtson and Brian Bunnett's newest article is called, “Across the Table: Competing Perspectives for Managing Technology in a Library Setting.” Journal of Library Administration 52.8 (2012): 699–715. Web. 12 Dec. 2012.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Tanaya Winder & Cassie Lopez have new Literary Journal

Good Afternoon ABQ English and Writer Fam!

I hope you are well with work, jobs, careers, school, writing, and your own individual happenings. As you may or may not have heard fellow MFA alum Casandra Lopez and I (Tanaya Winder) started a literary journal. As/Us: A Literary Space for Women of the World. I'm starting to outreach to folks to say I'm going to be blasting you on NYE and soon after to help spread the word about our literary journal when it drops like the ball in times square on NYE. I feel like I've been emailing people a lot for different things, fundraisers, etc and not to spamalot (oh wait that's a musical) so I'm just giving you a heads up and hoping you'll help direct people to our site when it's up and running with our fabulous and fierce 21 female contributors. I'm hoping we can get 500 "likes" on our page by Jan 31st and a lot of traffic to our site once we go live NYE.

We have several contributors from the ABQ area and so Cassie and I will be working on trying to set up benefit/fundraising readings in the area during the spring when she is in the area for her residency. If any of you feel like you can help with that process or wouldn't mind reading and bringing your own individual followings as well, let me know. If you can't tell, I'm very excited for the first issue to come out. While we only have a handful of international contributors at this point, I'm hoping with your help with can share more voices of women from different areas in the world in due time.

Thanks for your support and for your own words and all you do. I know you each have your own writing, projects, organizations you support, etc., so if you or a place you support wants to be added to our Links page, let me know and Cassie and I will gladly support and promote you as well.

Maria Szasz's book, Brian Friel and America, being published!

Maria Szasz's book is Brian Friel and America, Dublin, Glasnevin Press. David Jones and Mary Power co-directed the dissertation on which the book is based.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Todd Ruecker to chair Second Language Writing Interest Section

Todd Ruecker has been elected as the future chair of the Second Language Writing Interest Section in the TESOL International Organization. You can read more about the IS here:

Sinclair Lewis Remembered, edited by Scharnhorst & Hofer

Gary Scharnhorst and
Matthew Hofer published the edited volume Sinclair Lewis Remembered (Alabama UP, 2012) this fall.
The multiple and varied perspectives found in Sinclair Lewis Remembered illustrate uncompromised glimpses of a complicated writer who should not be forgotten.
The more than 115 contributions to this volume include reminiscences by Upton Sinclair, Edna Ferber, Alfred Harcourt, Samuel Putnam, H. L. Mencken, John Hersey, Hallie Flanagan, and many others.,5448.aspx

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Daniel Worden in The Last Western: Deadwood and the End of American Empire

Daniel Worden's essay "'Securing the Color': The Racial Economy of Deadwood" has just been published in The Last Western: Deadwood and the End of American Empire, edited by Jennifer Greiman and Paul Stasi (Continuum, 2012).

With contributions from scholars in American studies, literature, and film and television studies, The Last Western situates Deadwood in the context of both its nineteenth-century setting and its twenty-first-century audience. Together, these essays argue for the series as a provocative meditation on both the state and historical formation of U.S. empire, examining its treatment of sovereign power and political legitimacy, capital accumulation and dispossession, racial and gender identities, and social and family structures, while attending to the series' peculiar and evocative aesthetic forms. What emerges from this collection is the impressive range of Deadwood's often contradictory engagement with both nineteenth and twenty-first century America.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Jill Jeffery publishes on Education in 2012

Jeffery, J. V., Kieffer, M. J., & Matsuda, P. K. (in press). Toward an Integrated Framework for Research Addressing Multilingual Classrooms: Examining Representations of Writing Competence in TESOL and English Education Journals. Learning and Individual Differences.

Matsuda, P. K., & Jeffery, J. V. (2012). Voice in student essays. In K. Hyland, & C. Sancho-Guinda (Eds.). Voice and Stance in Academic Writing. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Jeffery, J. V., & Polleck, J. N. (2012). Practicing teachers’ transformations within a co-instruction model. In. J. Noel (Ed.) Moving teacher education into urban schools and communities: Prioritizing community strengths. New York: Routledge.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Alan Blackstock teaching at Utah State & publishing

Many years ago, I chaired a dissertation by Alan Blackstock on G. K. Chesterton. At the time several folks were puzzled why Alan, a Language/Rhetoric major, was writing on Chesterton. Nonetheless, he did and, shortly thereafter, took a job at a community college in Houston.

Last week I received an email from Alan who is now a professor at Utah State. His Chesterton book has just been published and he's sending me a copy. I could not be more proud of him. He writes that he and a colleague have developed and presented a series of writing workshops for GIS professional in the Forest Service and at BLM. Alan is, for me, a clear example of how language/rhetoric studies and literary studies can merge and be greatly successful.             
                                                         --Lynn Beene

Deborah Weagel publishes “Helen’s Quilt as Autobiographical, Social, and Political Text, in Mosaic: A Journal for the Interdisciplinary Study of Literature

Deborah Weagel, a part-time instructor (PhD UNM 2006), published her article “Helen’s Quilt as Autobiographical, Social, and Political Text in Thomas King’s Truth and Bright Water” in Mosaic: A Journal for the Interdisciplinary Study of Literature (June 2012). A version of her essay “Writing, Quiltmaking, and Feminism” was included in the anthology Writers Who Quilt, Quilters Who Write: Stories Stitched with Pens and Needles (2012), edited by Anne K. Kaler.