Thursday, October 31, 2013

Dan Mueller Demystifies 'Red Cinquefoil' at English Dept. Colloquium Tues, Nov. 5, 12:30 pm

UNM Department of English Language & Literature
 invites you to the Fall 2013 Colloquium Series
A talk by
Daniel Mueller
Associate Professor
Director of Writing, Coordinator of Creative Writing
UNM Department of English Language and Literature
“Demystifying ‘Red Cinquefoil’:
A Reading and Talk by Daniel Mueller”

Description: Red Cinquefoil, a member of the rose family, is a wild flower native to the high desert.  In my story, it is also the code name for one of 921 subterranean nuclear test explosions conducted on the Nevada Test Site between 1951 and 1992.  Following a reading of a story first published in CutBank and subsequently anthologized in Surreal South 09 before appearing in my collection of stories NIGHTS I DREAMED OF HUBERT HUMPHREY, published this year by Outpost 19 Books, I will deconstruct the story, laying bare the elements consciously manipulated during its initial composition and subsequent revisions, demystifying to the extent possible a deeply personal and idiosyncratic creative process.

Please join us
 Tuesday, November 5, 2013
12:30 p.m.

English Department Library
Humanities Building, Room 324

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Molly Beer, MFA alumni in CNF, has many triumphs

A newer, faster stronger version of Molly Beer's MFA manuscript, Nightswimming, was a finalist for this year's Graywolf Nonfiction Book Prize.  Her essay “Under the Fifth Sun” has been named the runner-up for this year’s Annie Dillard Prize in Creative Nonfiction by the Bellingham Review Her essay “Lifecycle of the Butterflies” is the winner of the Pinch Journal essay prize.  And her essay “Who Made This Grave,” originally published in Vela, is included in Best Women’s Travel Writing.  This is Molly’s second appearance in this prestigious end-of-year anthology.  Molly is currently teaching a writing course in eco-criticism at Scripps College. Bravo, Molly.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Monica Kowal publishes on Service Learning

Monica Kowal wrote a chapter on service-learning pedagogy that has been accepted for the 2014 volume of the Advances in Service-Learning Research series.  The volume’s title is Service-Learning Pedagogy: How Does It Measure UP?, edited by Virginia M. Jagla, Andrew Furco & Jean R. Strait.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Christine Garcia named CRS Fellow

Christine Garcia, PhD Candidate in Rhetoric and Writing, has been named the Center for Regional Studies Fellow for Chicana Studies for both the 2012-2013 and the 2013-2014 academic years. During her tenure as fellow, Ms. Garcia has assisted in the drafting and implementation of an IRB approved study on Community Based Learning and has been an integral part of the planning of a symposium honoring Chicana Studies students' writing. Her work as CRS fellow has supported the research and writing of her dissertation on the rhetoric of civil and labor right's activist Dolores Huerta.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Joe Serio publishes on Namelessness in Western Fiction in Pop Culture Review

Joe Serio's paper, “Who Is the Man with No Name? Names and Namelessness in Western Fiction,” appears in the Summer 2013 issue of UNLV’s Pop Culture Review.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Daniel Worden's Award-Winning Book Masculine Style, Now in Paperback

Daniel Worden's book Masculine Style: The American West and Literary Modernism has just been
reissued in paperback by Palgrave Macmillan. Published in the Global Masculinities series edited by Judith Kegan Gardiner and Michael Kimmel, Masculine Style received the Thomas J. Lyon Book Award in Western American Literary and Cultural Studies in 2012.

Masculine Style presents a groundbreaking account of masculine self-fashioning in American literature and positions the American West as central to modernism. Daniel Worden argues for the importance of "cowboy masculinity," as dramatized in late nineteenth-century dime novels, to the writings of Willa Cather, Ernest Hemingway, Nat Love, Theodore Roosevelt, John Steinbeck, and Owen Wister. This perceptive study charts the contours and shifts in Western masculinity as it is detached from rigid class associations after the Civil War, remade as a normative requirement for national belonging at the turn of the century, and contained as a threatening force during the early years of the Cold War.

The paperback edition can be ordered at a 20% discount by entering the promotional code XP356ED at (or by using the attached flyer)

Faculty and Graduate Student Appearances in Summer 2013

14th International Willa Cather Summer Seminar, Flagstaff, AZ. June 16-22, 2013.
Julie Williams. “Capturing the Southwest: Willa Cather as Talented Tourist.”

Valerie Kinsey attended the Historiography Seminar at the Rhetoric Society of America Summer Institute. Lawrence, KS. June 3-9, 2013.

Mythcon 44. East Lansing, MI. July 12-15, 2013.
Megan B. Abrahamson. “JRR Tolkien, Fanfiction, and ‘the Freedom of the Reader.’”

Conference of Writing Program Administrators, Savannah, GA, July 18-21, 2013.
Cristyn Elder. “Diversity Task Force Speaking Out Strand: WPA, Non-Tenure Track, and Untenured WPAs.”
Cristyn Elder. “Navigating the Tensions between WPA Work and the Expectations for Tenure and Promotion in the First Year.”
Christine Garcia, Genevieve Garcia de Mueller, Brian Hendrickson, Matthew Tougas, The Intellectual Work of Civic Engagement: An Unauthorized Autobiography
Brian Hendrickson, DTF SPEAKING OUT STRAND: WPA-GO Diversity Task Force
Brian Hendrickson, Genesea Carter, Inside the Campus Interview: An Interactive Roundtable Discussion

International Society of Anglo-Saxonists Biennial Conference. Dublin, Ireland. July 29-August 2, 2013.
Jonathan Davis-Secord. “Sequences and Intellectual Identity at Winchester.”

Pisarn Bee Chamcharatsri. Presented “Current Research Topics in ESL/EFL Contexts” at Maha Sarakam University, Thailand on July 7, 2013.

Greg Martin
:  “Curriculum Innovations in the Combined BA/MD Program,” Chairs and Directors Retreat, University of New Mexico, August 14, 2013.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

David Shipler presents: The Working Poor - Invisible in America October 15, 2013

Lobo Reading Experience and
Celebration of  Student Writing

The Working Poor – Invisible in America
Join author David Shipler, community members, faculty, students, and staff for a discussion on this critical topic and how it impacts our community.
  Tuesday, October 15
 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
   Student Success Center – Student One Stop
UNM Main Campus – Mesa Vista Hall
University Advisement and Enrichment Center Foyer

      Light Refreshments

Panelist:Moderator Gene Grant, Journalist
Special Performance by Hakim Bellamy, ABQ Poet Laureate
David Shipler, Author
Dr. Veronica Garcia, Executive Director, New Mexico Voices for Children
Senator Jacob Candelaria
Jenny Metzler, Executive Director for Albuquerque Healthcare for the Homeless
Sovereign Hager, Staff Attorney for Center for Law and Poverty
Dr. Richard Santos, Professor of Economics

“Nobody who works hard should be poor in America,” writes Pulitzer Prize winner David Shipler.    Clear-headed, rigorous, and compassionate, he journeys deeply into the lives of individual store clerks and factory workers, farm laborers and sweat-shop seamstresses, illegal immigrants in menial jobs and Americans saddled with immense student loans and paltry wages. They are known as the working poor”.
For more information call:  277-7000 or 277-7763

Sponsored by:  Office of Student Academic Success, Office of the Provost, Writing Across Communities, English Department, Division of Student Affairs, College Enrichment Program, Graduate Resource Center, Division for Equity and Inclusion, University Advisement Administration, Dean of Students, University College, Division  of Enrollment Management,  UNM Bookstore, and Introductory Studies.