Dr. Holly M. Wendt, director of creative writing and associate professor of English, had two pieces of short fiction, “August” and “Spinster,” published in the newest issue of Passages North. Dr. Wendt also had three recent critical essays published on the Ploughshares blog focusing on contemporary literature.
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Dr. Gary Grieve-Carlson, professor of English, wrote an essay for the Library of Congress that was published this past summer. Dr. Grieve-Carlson’s essay discussed Charles Laughlin’s Reader’s Theater production of “John Brown’s Body”, which was based on Stephen Vincent Benet’s poem “John Brown’s Body.”
Liam Schmidt ’22, an English and Spanish double major, learned that his abstract, Rethinking Seamus Heaney’s “At a Potato Digging”: A Challenge to History’s Efforts to Explain the Past, was accepted for the VIII Biannual Society for Irish Latin American Studies (SILAS) Conference. This international conference is hosted by SILAS (Ireland), the Associação Brasileira de Estudos Irlandeses, W. B Yeats Chair of Irish Studies(Universidad de São Paulo, Brasil), Asociación de Estudios Irlandeses del Sur (Argentina), Universidad del Pacífico, and Proyecto Especial Bicentenario (Perú). The conference will held virtually Nov. 23–26.
Dr. Barbara Prince, assistant professor of sociology, will serve as director of CETL and Faculty Professional Development in 2021–22. Dr. Michelle Rasmussen, assistant professor of chemistry, will assume the role as director of Constellation for 2021–22. And, Terri Rosenberg, assistant professor of English, will oversee the First-Year Experience as director for 2021–22.
Dr. Robert Machado/Civyiu Kkliu, chair of humanities and director of English, was a member of a group honored to participate in How We Hear Now, a participatory, collective artwork created by The ECOPOESIS Project. The exhibition is the result of a multi-year initiative led by the Architectural Ecologies Lab and MFA in Writing program at California College of the Arts. The project was initiated in the early weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic, a response by the Ecopoesis Project to continue their collaborative explorations of emotions and thought towards action around climate change. It will be on view as a large-scale public projection at the San Francisco Ferry Building from June 25 to July 10, 2021.
The audio recordings and environmental descriptions are compiled into a layered stream of sound and text, a visual and aural landscape of ecological observations collected during this unique time. The individual contributions meld together with a visualization of seismic data collected on April 22, representing the concurrent geological sound occurring at a planetary scale.
Dr. Shayani Bhattacharya, assistant professor of English, and colleagues from the University of Baltimore and American Studies Center–University of Warsaw, participated in “On Looting Black Bodies and the Social Contract in America.” The virtual panel, hosted by the University of Warsaw in Poland, live streamed to 250 people, drew on Trevor Noah’s video, “On the killing of George Floyd, the Minneapolis protests, Ahmaud Arbery, & Amy Cooper.” Panelists discussed the social, political, and media aftermath of the death of George Floyd.