Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Julie Williams has a chapter in a new book, on Depictions of Destruction, in The Silence of Fallout

PhD student, Julie Williams has a chapter in a book coming out this month, The Silence of Fallout: Nuclear Criticism in a Post-Cold War World. Her chapter is titled "Depictions of Destruction: Post-Cold War Literary Representations of Storytelling and Survival in the Nuclear Era."

Here is the link to the Cambridge Scholars publishing website for the description of the book:

Monday, April 29, 2013

Greg Martin's Stories for Boys was chosen for SEATTLE READS

Greg Martin's latest book, Stories for Boys (Hawthorne Books, 2012) was chosen for SEATTLE READS and he's going to be busy in Seattle that whole time, May 1-5.  http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults/seattle-reads. Stories for Boys is The Seattle Public Library's Washington Center for the Book's 2013 featured work.

Stories for Boys was named a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection. Greg Martin's first book Mountain City won the 2001 Washington State Book Award. He lived in Seattle and taught at Seattle University and North Seattle Community College. He currently teaches creative writing at UNM.

Also, please see: Seattle Times — a feature and interview about Stories for Boys and Seattle Reads:
http://seattletimes.com/html/books/2020882341_litlife29xml.html?prmid=4939

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Andy and Tiffany Bourelle had a co-authored article published in the Journal of Effective Teaching

Andy and Tiffany Bourelle had a co-authored article published in a peer-reviewed journal in February. Our article title is "Social Responsibility, Critical Analysis, and Literary Studies: Continuing Conversations About Service Learning," and it was published in the Journal of Effective Teaching.

Dan Cryer wins Susan Deese-Roberts TA of the year award

It's no surprise that university awards for teaching always go to TAs in the English Department. We simply have the brightest, most experienced, committed, pedagogically sophisticated TAs on campus. Many congratulations to Dan Cryer for winning the OSET TA award this year. Congratulations to all the TAs who were nominated: we know how excellent you are. gail

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Kathleen Washburn will be at the Newberry Library as the 2013 NCAIS Long-Term Faculty Fellow

Kathleen Washburn will be in residence at the Newberry Library in Chicago from July - January as the 2013 Newberry Consortium on American Indian Studies (NCAIS) Long-Term Faculty Fellow for her project “We Moderns: Native Literary Crossings, 1890-1935.”

The Newberry Consortium on American Indian Studies, founded in 2008, offers an annual workshop, summer institute, and conference as well as research fellowships for graduate students and faculty at member institutions.

Nicolas Hundley's book, The Revolver in the Hive, has been published by Fordham University Press, and won the “editor’s prize”

Nicolas Hundley, a UNM English alumnus (B.A.,’01), studied literature and creative writing here. He is now Director of Communications at the College of Communication at The University of Texas at Austin.

This year, his book, The Revolver in the Hive, has been published by Fordham University Press. It won the “editor’s prize” as part of the Poets Out Loud competition, and is distributed by Oxford University Press:

http://www.oup.com/us/catalog/general/subject/LiteratureEnglish/Poetry/American/?view=usa&ci=9780823250882

Monday, April 8, 2013

Monica Kowal defends her dissertation at NMSU this last Friday

On Friday, Monica Kowal, PhD, successfully defended her dissertation at New Mexico State University. It's in Curriculum & Instruction, and the title of the dissertation is "A Heuristic Phenomenology on the Experience of Building a High School Service-Learning Program."

Emilee Howland-Davis wins the Medieval Association of the Pacific's Benton Prize

Emilee Howland-Davis wins the Medieval Association of the Pacific's Benton Prize for her paper, "Morgan le Fay: Sister, Savior, Sorceress," delivered at MAP's Annual Meeting at the University of San Diego, March 2013. The prize is a competitively awarded travel grant for graduate students.

Genesea Carter awarded UNM GPSA's Outstanding Committee Chair of the Year

Genesea Carter was awarded the University of New Mexico Graduate and Professional Student Association's Outstanding Committee Chair (Grants) of the Year.

Faculty December 2012 and January 2013 Appearances

December 2012

Greg Martin. Interview and Appearance about Stories for Boys, KASA Fox’s New Mexico Style hosted by Nikki Stanzione. Dec 21.

Greg Martin. Book signing for Stories for Boys. Barnes and Noble, Coronado Center, Albuquerque, NM. Dec 22.

January 2013

Modern Language Association, Boston, Massachusetts, Jan 3-6.

   Jesse Alem├ín. “Bodies that Don’t Matter: Tracing Race in the US Latino/a Nineteenth Century.”

   Feroza Jussawalla. "Seaming Sisterhood: South Asian Muslim Women in London.”

   Feroza Jussawalla. "Inhospitable Homes: Diasporic Realism in Zadie Smith's White Teeth and Monica Ali's Brick Lane.”

   Feroza Jussawalla. Session Organizer: Crossing Borders, Finding Homes; Fragmented Lives, Hybridity, and the Politics of Identity in South Asian Muslim Women's Writing

Greg Martin. A Conversation about Stories for Boys. Utah Public Radio: Access Utah hosted by Tom Williams. Jan 3.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

The 21st annual 18th- and 19th-Century British Women Writers Conference will be held April 4-6 in Albuquerque

The English Department is pleased to announce that the 21st annual 18th- and 19th-Century British Women Writers Conference will be held April 4-6, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency downtown.

UNM faculty and graduate students are welcome to attend panel sessions of their choosing free of charge, and the plenary panel and keynotes are open to the public. Anyone wishing to take part in the conference receptions should register at www.2013bwwc.com, where a complete program of events may also be found.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Genesea Carter to teach Rhetoric and Composition at University of Wisconsin

Genesea Carter will be taking a tenure track job at the University of Wisconsin-Stout where she will be teaching rhetoric and composition courses.