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.
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LVC is well known for student-faculty collaborations that lead to presentations and publications. However, two current students – Paige Bryson (English and business administration) and Rachael Speck (English) – took the next step by writing “Navigating Undergraduate Publications,” which was recently published on “Assay: A Journal of Nonfiction Studies.” The writers created a list of college literary journals, including LVC’s own Green Blotter, that welcome student submissions. Bryson is managing editor for Green Blotter, and Speck is an assistant poetry editor for the long-running annual publication.
Dr. Holly M. Wendt, assistant professor of English, presented at the annual Council on International Education Exchange (CIEE) Conference in Austin, Texas, as part of the panel “Faculty Development: Bringing it Back to Campus” on Nov. 11. Dr. Wendt highlighted the ways in which they’ve used their experience as a participant in a CIEE International Faculty Development Seminar focused on the Camino de Santiago, a medieval pilgrimage route in Spain, to enrich their First Year Experience course, “Get Medieval On It.” The seminar, titled “Modern Debates Along an Ancient Way,” considered the role of the Camino de Santiago in medieval and modern literature, economics, faith, and visual culture.
Dr. Phylis Dryden, professor emerita of English, received an honorable mention in the 2017 Able Muse Write Prize (for Poetry & Fiction) competition. Dr. Dyden’s piece, “Woman-with-Bump-on-Her-Nose,” presents a whimsical view of her Iroquois ancestry. She wa one of just two authors to receive this distinction.
Dr. Cathy Romagnolo’s essay, “Narrative Disidentification: Beginnings in Toni Morrison’s Song of Solomon,” was published as the third chapter in a recent collection published by The Ohio State University Press. Dr. Romagnolo, chair and professor of English, had her work published in Narrative, Race, and Ethnicity in the United States, which was edited by James J. Donahue, Jennifer Ann Ho, and Shaun Morgan.
Adam Tavel ’03, professor of English at Wor-Wic Community College, returned to his undergraduate alma mater as the second annual writer-in-residence in LVC’s visiting writers’ series, “Writing: A Life.” Sponsored by the English Department, Tavel spent a week on campus meeting with students one-on-one to discuss their work, visiting creative writing classes, delivering a reading of his work, and presenting as part of the Colloquium.
Regarding Tavel’s visit, senior English major Jackie Chicalese said, “The opportunity to meet one-on-one with Adam Tavel and discuss my work was incredibly beneficial, as I was able to receive unique advice and encouragement from a knowledgeable and award-winning poet. As a mentor, Adam was insightful and sincere, and offered his personal experiences and support to assist in preparing me for a transition from undergraduate writing to graduate.”
Tavel has written three books of poetry, including the forthcoming Catafalque, which won the 2017 Richard Wilbur Book Award, and The Fawn Abyss. His first collection, Plash and Levitation, published by the University of Alaska Press, won the Permafrost Book Prize.
“Writing: A Life” is supported by a President’s Innovation Fund grant.
Dr. Kevin Pry ’76, associate professor of English, was featured in the Reading Eagle for bringing Martin Luther to life through his one-man show, Meet Dr. Luther. Dr. Pry, who also serves as the College’s dramaturge for Wig and Buckle, has performed his show to audiences across the United States for more than three decades.
Dr. Ivette Guzman-Zavala and Dr. Laura Eldred Participate in International Faculty Development Seminars in Argentina and Italy
Dr. Ivette Guzman-Zavala, associate professor of Spanish, and Dr. Laura Eldred, associate professor of English, traveled to Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Ferrara, Italy, respectively, this summer through an educational education program run by CIEE, which has helped thousands of students, professionals, and educators gain the knowledge and skills necessary to live and work in a globally interdependent and culturally diverse world.
Guzman-Zavala attended the International Faculty Development Seminar “Gender, Sexuality, and Human Rights in Contemporary Argentina,” in Buenos Aires in June. This seminar presented recent political debates about sexual and reproductive rights in Argentina, among other topics.
Eldred will attend the International Faculty Development Seminar “A Taste of Ferrara: Italian Gastronomic Traditions and Economic Perspectives,” in Ferrara, Italy in July. This program’s objectives focus on integrating cross-disciplinary approaches and knowledge, communicating across boundaries and disciplines, and getting different disciplines/specializations to work together. All of these fit with the general goals of LVC’s integrative Constellation program, especially the Connective experience.