Thursday, September 26, 2013

Faculty and Graduate Student Appearances for April 2013

British Women’s Writers Conference. Albuquerque, NM. April 4-6, 2013.
Erin Woltkamp. “The Diaries of Anne Lister: Authenticating the Individual Through Epistolary.”
Carolyn Woodward. “Jenny Collier and Anna Maria Garthwaite: Imagining The Cry as a Beautiful Silk Gown.”
Carolyn Woodward. Keynote Introduction for Devoney Looser.

American Comparative Literature Association. University of Toronto. April 4-7, 2013.
Justin Brock. “The Critical Voices from Joyous Gard: The Homosocial and the Feminine in the Stanzaic Morte Arthur.”

Eaton/Science Fiction Researchers Association of America Conference. Riverside, CA. April 11-14, 2013.
Daoine Bachran. “Beyond Black and White: North American Ethnic Science Fictions.”

Fifth Annual Cultural Studies Graduate Student Conference and Workshop. Albuquerque, NM. April 12-13, 2013.
Laura Perlichek. “It's a Man-Eat-Man World: The Postcolonial Implication of Cannibalism in Bret Easton Ellis’ American Psycho”

Rocky Mountain Medieval and Renaissance Association
. Denver, CO. April 12-13, 2013.
Lisa Myers. “Beowulf: An Anglo-Saxon Representation of a Pagan Landscape.”

34th Annual Medieval and Renaissance Forum, Plymouth State University in Plymouth, NH, April 19-20, 2013.
Nicholas Schwartz, "Wulfstan and the Three Orders in Anglo-Saxon England."

American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, CA. April 27-May 1, 2013.
J. V. Jeffery, D. Hoover, and M.  Han. “Lexical Variation in Highly and Poorly Rated US Secondary Students’ Writing: Implications for the Common Core Writing Standards.”

Greg Martin. “Publishing Your Work and the Writing Process,” UNM School of Medicine: Medical Education Scholars Group. Albuquerque, NM. April 11, 2013.

Greg Martin. Reading and Discussion. Stories for Boys. Depaul University. Chicago, IL. April 25, 2013.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

New Publications from Alumni Melanie Unruh and Patricia O'Connor

Two alumni from the graduate program have had some good news recently.  Melanie Unruh’s essay in Post Road, “The Place Called Mother” was selected as a Notable Essay in Best American Essays 2013.  And Patricia O’Connor’s* essay “Alchemy” was just published in the September 2013  issue of Brain, Child.
*{Patricia O'Connor MA, rather than the other one currently in the MA program}

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Jonathan Davis-Secord presents at English Dept. Colloquium Sept. 24 at 12:30 pm

UNM English Department Colloquium presents
Jonathan Davis-Secord
Assistant Professor
UNM Department of English Language & Literature
Medieval Studies Program
Davis-Secord will present a portion of his nearly-complete monograph – Joinings: Compound Words in Old English Literature, which explores compound words––nearly ubiquitous but often neglected elements of early English literature––as the most potent and culturally resonant linguistic tools available in Old English.
Davis-Secord is an Anglo-Saxonist, studying the literature and languages of Anglo-Saxon England (c. 450–1100 CE), which include Old English, Latin, and Old Norse. He received his Ph.D. in Medieval Studies from the University of Notre Dame in 2008 and then taught at the University of Texas at Arlington until taking his position at UNM in 2012. 
Please Join Us
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
12:30 p.m.
English Department Library
Humanities Building, Room 324

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Visiting Professor Karen Roybal publishes an article in the latest issue of Aztlán: A Journal of Chicano Studies

Visiting Professor and Center for Regional Studies Visiting Scholar Karen Roybal has published an article entitled “ Pushing the Boundaries of Border Subjectivity, Autobiography, and Camp-Rasquachismo”  in the latest issue of Aztlán: A Journal of Chicano Studies, Vol. 38, no. 2 (Fall 2013): 71-94. Print.

In this essay, Roybal complicates the idea of autobiography as a genre that typically generates self-discovery by demonstrating that for "border subjects," those who must navigate the US-Mexico border in their process of self-discovery, autobiographical representation presents complex issues because of the border's liminality. As an area that has historically been highly contested, one where people live in a state of ambiguity, the US-Mexico borderlands produce subjects who demonstrate fragmented and layered identities in their autobiographical works

Through a reading of Guillermo Gómez-Peña's Border Brujo (1989) and Lourdes Portillo's The Devil Never Sleeps (1994), Roybal argues that these representations demonstrate a new subjectivity defined by a hybrid camp-rasquache aesthetic; they also place the US-Mexico border at their core. Through her reading of the documentaries, Roybal (re)introduces a third category that links camp to rasquache sensibilities: the queer. Building upon José Esteban Muñoz's and Ramon García's introduction of queer theory in discussions of Chicano camp, the essay expands the political work of queer aesthetic in relation to the space of the US-Mexico border.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Todd Ruecker publishes in the Journal of Hispanic Higher Education

Professor Todd Ruecker has the lead article in the latest issue of the Journal of Hispanic Higher Education

The article is "High-Stakes Testing and Latina/o Students: Creating a Hierarchy of College Readiness," Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, October 2013 12: 303-320, first published on July 4, 2013 doi:10.1177/153819271349301.

This article examines how high-stakes testing policies can constrain the way teachers at predominately Latina/o high schools teach literacy and subsequently influence the success of Latina/o students at college. It is based on a year and a half study of seven Latina/o students making transition from a high school to a community college or university on the U.S.–Mexico border.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Professor Bee Chamcharatsri publishes in English Language Journals in 2013

Professor Pisarn Bee Chamcharatsri has published a couple of articles in 2013. His article, "Emotionality and second language writers: Expressing fear through narrative in Thai and in English" is published in L2 Journal, 5(1), 59-75. His article, "Perception of Thai English" is published in Journal of English as an International Language, 8(1), 21-36.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Karra Shimabukuro publishes on the European Game industry

September 2013: “European Horror Games: Little Red Riding Hood's Zombie BBQ and the European Game Industry” Kara Andersen and Karra Shimabukuro, Transnational Horror Across Visual Media: Fragmented Bodies Edited by Dana Och, Kirsten Strayer.

Ann D'Orazio wins Medieval Studies Best Graduate Student Paper Prize!

Ann D'Orazio is the winner of the 2013 Institute for Medieval Studies Best Graduate Student Paper Prize. Her paper, "How to Read a Saint: Agatha and Interpretation" is going to be presented at the 49th International Congress on Medieval Studies in 2014. This joint award between UNM's Institute for Medieval Studies and Western Michigan University's Medieval Institute covers travel and conference costs for the recipient.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Professor Dunaway at Oxford as Curator of Aldous Huxley Society

David K. Dunaway is finishing a week in residence at Balliol College, Oxford as a Curator of the Aldous Huxley Society, attending its fifth International Symposium. Balliol, now in its 750th year, is the oldest college in the Oxford system.