Dr. Catherine Romagnolo’s article “At the Crossroads of Form and Ideology: Disidentification in Claudia Rankine’s Citizen” was published as the first chapter of Reading Contemporary Black British and African American Women Writers: Race, Ethics, Narrative Form, edited by Jean Wyatt and Sheldon George. Romagnolo, professor of English, along with authors from Canada, United Kingdom, and the U.S., is featured in the volume printed by Routledge Press.
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Dr. Barbara McNulty, director of the Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery and assistant professor of art history, and Dr. Cathy Romagnolo, professor of English, were interviewed for Capturing Courage: LVC exhibit documents the terror, the bravery of the civil rights movement, which was published in the February issue of The Burg. The article noted McNulty’s role in the gallery exhibition of internationally noted photographer Danny Lyon’s historic work on the early Civil Rights movement, which runs through March 22. Romagnolo was interviewed regarding the Gallery dialogue she led on Lyon’s photography during the College’s annual Symposium on Inclusive Excellence.
Dr. Catherine Romagnolo’s “(Un)Natural Connections: Feminist Experimentation and Unnatural Narration in Nights at the Circus” was published as the opening chapter of Unnatural Narratology: Extensions, Revisions, and Challenges. Romagnolo, professor of English, contributed the chapter to the book edited by Jan Alber and Brian Richardson, and printed by the Ohio State University Press as part of its “Theory and Interpretation of Narrative Series.”
Dr. Gary Grieve-Carlson’s essay “Emily Dickinson and the Question of Belief” appears in the current issue of the Journal Cithara 59.1 (November 2019), pages 31–47. In September, Grieve-Carlson, professor of English, delivered the keynote address, “Conceiving Life as Tragedy,” at the first conference of the Jonathan Bayliss Society in Gloucester, Mass. In March, he will present his paper “’You knew the man’: The Problem of Shaping Identity in Ezra Pound’s Poetry” at the Northeast Modern Language Association conference in Boston.
Dr. Holly M. Wendt, director of creative writing and assistant professor of English, was published in Bodies Built for Game, The Prairie Schooner Anthology of Contemporary Sports Writing. The anthology, edited by MacArthur Fellow Natalie Diaz and Hannah Ensor, “brings together poems, essays, and stories that challenge our traditional ideas of sport and question the power structures that athletics enforce.” Wendt’s essay, “The Sum of Our Doing,” brings together their experiences on the Camino de Santiago, the nature of competition and pilgrimage, and issues of community and identity.
Simpatico Studios, founded and run by Jill Kidulic Whiskeyman ’07 and Steve Whisleyman ’09, both double majors in English and digital communications, was named a 2019 Best Branding Agency by DesignRush. Simpatico Studies, a B2B marketing agency and small business marketing agency specializing in brand identity design, web design and development, and integrated marketing communications, was also named fourth in the state among Best Logo Design Companies and fifth in Pennsylvania among Best Graphic Design and Print Design Companies. Brxton Kocher ’17 is senior account planner and producer at Simpatico.
Director of Creative Writing and Assistant Professor of English Holly M. Wendt presented “One Pilgrim’s Progress on the Camino de Santiago” at the 2019 Casper College Humanities Festival in Wyoming in February. The Camino de Santiago, the Way of Saint James, is an ancient pilgrimage route leading to Santiago de Compostela. Popularized in the Middle Ages, the Camino still attracts pilgrims for reasons both sacred and secular from all over the world. In their presentation, Wendt described the rich tapestry of history, art, and cultural exchange that underpins the Camino de Santiago and reflected on their personal experiences as pilgrim, scholar, and writer.
On Oct. 20, at the Conversations & Connections Conference at Chatham University in Pittsburgh, Dr. Holly M. Wendt, assistant professor of English and director of creative writing, facilitated an interactive workshop for conference attendees. In “What Do You Make of It?: History & Short Forms,” participants generated poems, micro-essays, or flash fictions through engaging with historical artifacts ranging from daguerreotypes to advertisements. A tutorial for the workshop is available here.
Rachel Duong ’18, English and Spanish, and Shaquel Marshall ’18, global studies and sociology, won prizes at “The Examined Life: An Undergraduate Conference in the Liberal Arts,” at St. Francis University. Duong won Best Paper in Media Theory for “Social Protests in the Age of the #Hashtag,” and Marshall won honorable mention in Media Theory for “From the Black Panthers to Black Lives Matter: Social Media and Social Movements.”
Inspired by Chloe McCarty ’18 and Noah Brady ’19, Dr. Gary Grieve-Carlson, professor of English, wrote “Telling the Truth about History: Tim O’Brien’s In the Lake of the Woods,” which was published in the most recent issue of the journal War, Literature & the Arts (Vol. 29, 2017), an online journal produced at the U.S. Air Force Academy. Dr. Grieve-Carlson’s work grew out of a First-Year Experience he taught in 2015 in which the class read O’Brien’s novel. McCarty and Brady’s essays and thoughtful questions prompted Dr. Grieve-Carlson to write this essay.