New Century Literature available in 2016
Associate Professor Rick Taylor (along with co-author Corinee Guy) has published an introductory literature textbook entitled New Century Literature with Kendall Hunt Publishing.
Klein publishes in open-access journal FILM CRITICISM
Associate Professor Amanda Klein's essay "The Academic Film Blog (2000-2015), A Eulogy" appears in the newly rebooted open access version of FILM CRITICISM.
"Complex Spenser" appears in Renaissance Quarterly
Associate Professor Thomas Herron published an invited review-essay, "Complex Spenser: New Directions in Recent Research," in Renaissance Quarterly 68.3 (2015), 957-69.
Diagnosing Folklore Perspectives on Disability, Health, and Trauma
'La felice victoria': Bartolomé de Flores's 'A Newly Composed Work, Which Recounts the Happy Victory That God, in His Infinite Goodness and Mercy, Was Pleased to Give to the Illustrious Señor Pedro Menéndez' (1571)
Dr. Tom Shields recently published a work he presented earlier this fall at a Faculty Speaker Series talk: "'La felice victoria': Bartolomé de Flores's 'A Newly Composed Work, Which Recounts the Happy Victory That God, in His Infinite Goodness and Mercy, Was Pleased to Give to the Illustrious Señor Pedro Menéndez' (1571)." This translation, done with his colleague Thomas Hallock at the University of South Florida, appears in Common-place: The Journal of Early American Life, an online publication from the American Antiquarian Society and the University of Connecticut. The poem is about the battle between the French and the Spanish over the earliest settlement of Florida 450 years ago this year.
A Poet Who Takes All Her Risks in Writing
Assistant Professor Amber Thomas was recently profiled on North Carolina Public Radio. Learn more via WUNC.
"Welcome to the Big Apple"
Associate Professor Marame Gueye has published a short story entitled "Welcome to the Big Apple" in Transition, a publication of the Hutchins Center at Harvard University.
"The Sidneys in Ireland"
Associate Professor Thomas Herron contributed a piece entitled "The Sidneys in Ireland" to the 2015 Ashgate Research Companion to the Sidneys, 1500-1700, vol. I: Lives. The book is edited by Michael Brennan, Margaret Hannay and Mary Ellen Lamb. Learn more here.
"Technical Rhetorics: Making Specialized Persuasion Apparent to Public Audiences"
Consider the "Catfish"
American Militarism on the Small Screen
Associate Professor Anna Froula (along with co-editor Stacy Takacs) has published
American Militarism on the Small Screen.
The military has produced and distributed programs via private broadcasters
since the early days of radio, and war and militarism have been popular subjects
for commercial television programming from its inception. Despite the
historical and social prevalence of military-themed programming on US television,
there has been no thorough scholarly investigation of this phenomenon.
This volume seeks to identify what television, as a cultural medium, has
added to the depictions of war and militarism in the US. Chapters explore
a variety of series and engage with the following questions: What are the
conventions of the war series? How do fictional depictions of war on US TV
operate in dialogue with existing war films? How do they relate to broadcast
news coverage of war? Is there anything unique about the way television
series, as opposed to films, documentaries, or news stories, depict issues of
nationalism and militarism? How do issues of race, class, gender, and sexuality
play out differently in the television combat series, for example? How
have the conventions of television production, distribution, and reception
affected the form, content, and influence of the war story?
Cycles, Sequels, Spin-offs, Remakes, and Reboots: Multiplicities in Film and Television
Associate Professor Amanda Ann Klein (along with co-editor R. Barton Palmer) has published Cycles, Sequels, Spin-offs, Remakes, and Reboots: Multiplicities in Film and Television. The collection "investigates the important cultural work performed by repetition, or multiplicities, in film and television."
Caswell publishes on the role of emotion in teacher-responses
Assistant Professor and Writing Center Director Nicole Caswell has published a chapter entitled "Emotionally Exhausting: Investigating the Role of Emotion in Teacher-Response Practices" in Literacy in Practice: Writing in Private, Public, and Working Lives. Editors Patrick Thomas and Pam Takayoshi (Routledge), 2016, 148-160.
Klein publishes on "The Real World" in The New Yorker
Associate Professor Amanda Klein's recent "Thirty Seasons of the Real World" in The New Yorker discusses the importance of "the longest-running human experiment captured by television cameras."
"Instant Ancestors" appears in December
"Instant Ancestors" (fiction) by Professor Luke Whisnant was published in the journal December in Fall 2015.
"Black Mosquito Netting" published in Chicago Quarterly Review
Professor Luke Whisnant's "Black Mosquito Netting" (fiction) was published in Chicago Quarterly Review in Fall 2015.
"Recasting The Best Years of Our Lives: Gender, Revision, and Military Women in the Veteran's Homecoming Film"
Dr. Anna Froula recently published a chapter in Future Texts: Subversive Performance and Feminist Bodies. The book, edited by Vicki Callahan and Virginia Kuhn, came out with Parlor Press in late 2015.
"'Clueless' and the end of Gen X: How Cher Horowitz taught us to stop worrying and embrace millennial optimism, post-racial fantasy and the 1 percent."
"Later I Find Out My Mother Has Read on WebMD That Antioxidants Can Prevent Cancer"
Fiction Southeast has recently published Professor Luke Whisnant's short story "Later I Find Out My Mother Has Read on WebMD That Antioxidants Can Prevent Cancer."
Campus Ghost Walk/Folk Talk
Teaching instructor Randall Martoccia recently had a documentary entitled Campus Ghost Walk/Folk Talk aired on Greenville-Pitt Access Television (GPAT, Channel 23). View the documentary here.
Multicultural and Transnational Literature
Technical and Professional Communication