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Former English MA student Susan Diamond Riley publishes new book

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Susan Diamond Riley (2015, English M.A.) has published The Sea Witch’s Revenge: A Delta and Jax Mystery with Koehler Books. This is the third installment of her award-winning Delta & Jax Mysteries series. In this new book, Delta, Jax, Darius, and some new friends embark on an adventure involving a magical time-traveling diary, battling sea […]

Another new book by Boyd Davis

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Congratulations to Boyd Davis, Professor Emerita, on the publication of another edited volume! The chapters in this book explore discourses surrounding the aging population, those who assist them, their families, and the institutions/organizations that offer services to them. These chapters pay close attention to the linguistic, social, economic and ethical aspects regarding seniors and adopt […]

New Book by former English Professor

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Congratulations to Boyd Davis, Professor Emerita, on her new co-edited volume Dementia Caregiving East and West: Issues of Communication (Cambridge Scholars Publishing). This book pulls together current practical and adaptable communicative approaches to dementia care from western and eastern researchers, promoting cross-collaboration and global sharing of information. The editors note that in dementia caregiving, communication […]

Alan Rauch and Tiffany Morin win CLAS teaching awards

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On April 28, 2022, Dr. Alan Rauch (L) was named winner of the Teaching and Research Integration Award at the CLAS teaching awards ceremony. Tiffany Morin (2nd from Right) was named winner of the teaching award given to Fulltime lecturers. Congratulations to both English faculty members for this well-deserved recognition!

Another book by Mark West!

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Mark West’s newest essay collection (co-edited with Kathy Merlock Jackson), Storybook Worlds Made Real, considers how “[m]emorable children’s narratives immerse readers in imaginary worlds that bring them into the story. Some of these places have been constructed in the real world—like Pinocchio’s Tuscany or Anne of Green Gables’ Prince Edward Island—where visitors relive their favorite […]

New Book by Matt Rowney

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Matt Rowney’s In Common Things immerses scholars and students in the things of the past that are ever-so-familiar today, and considers what they might tell us not only about Romantic literature, but also our own moment. The hardness of stone, the pliancy of wood, the fluidity of palm oil, the crystalline nature of salt, and […]

Mark West publishes two books in one week!

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Dr. Mark West’s two recent books both emphasize the power of language and reading, the joy readers might find in a book, and how reading helps to cultivate empathy. In Theodore Roosevelt and His Library at Sagamore Hill, Dr. West traces the history of Roosevelt’s “deep-seated passion for reading books” and the personal library he […]

Daniel Shealy Edits Alcott at 150

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Professor Daniel Shealy, perhaps the nation’s leading expert on the life and work of Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888), has just edited an important new collection of essays, Little Women at 150 (U. Mississippi Press) that critically explore the the remarkable work of Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888). Little Women at 150, a collection of eight original […]

Jeffrey Leak Awarded Diversity Award

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Congratulations to Jeffrey Leak who is one of the editors of the special online issue of the Journal of Higher Education Management that addressed higher education and the “twin pandemics” of COVID-19 and racial issues. Together with his editors he received the Christine Cavanaugh Award for Leadership in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion from the American […]

EGSA Conference | Bryn Chancellor Grad Prof of the Year

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Congratulations to Bryn Chancellor for having been selected as the “EGSA Professor of the Year.” A well-deserved honor from a remarkable group of Graduate Students. This year’s conference, “Frontiers,” organized by Sarah Whichello, Ashley Wilson, Meenakshi Sathish, Abby Cotton, Holly Buescher, Justina Vasquez, and Anthony Mungo, was a wonderful event. Over forty outstanding papers presented […]