Posts tagged ‘English’

Dr. Grieve-Carlson Presents Paper at Arts Conference

Dr. Gary Grieve-Carlson, professor of English, presented “that fantastic condition of the human race when everything mattered” at the 13th annual “Re-Viewing: Exploring the History and Legacy of Black Mountain College” conference. UNC Asheville hosted the October 8 conference.

Dr. Wendt’s Short Fiction Pieces and Critical Essays Published

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.

Dr. Wendt’s Short Story Nominated for International Award

A short story by Dr. Holly M. Wendt, director of creative writing and associate professor of English, “The Bolton Strid,” which appeared in Shenandoah 70.2, was nominated for Best Small Fictions. Dr. Wendt’s latest short fiction, “Lepidoptery,” appears in the most recent issue of VIDA Review.

Dr. Grieve-Carlson’s Essay Published by Library of Congress

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 Bodywhich was based on Stephen Vincent Benet’s poem “John Brown’s Body.” 

Schmidt’s ’22 Heaney Abstract Accepted for International Conference

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. Wendt Presents and Publishes

Dr. Holly M. Wendt, associate professor of English, presented original fiction at the 2021 Sport Literature Association Conference and published “The Bolton Strid” in Shenandoah 70.2.

Dr. Prince, Dr. Rasmussen, Professor Rosenberg Add New Roles

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. Machado Selected for San Francisco Sound Art Exhibition

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. Eldred and Dr. Machado Quote on InsiderHigherEd

Dr. Laura Eldred, assistant dean and director of Constellation LVC, and Dr. Robert Machado, chair of humanities and director of English, were quoted in the recent “Recruitment and Strategies for the Humanities,” article published by 


Dr. Eldred Appears on ABC 27

Dr. Laura Eldred, assistant dean and director of Constellation LVC, discussed horror in film and literature with viewers of ABC TV’s Good Day PA.