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Publications & Presentations

Much Ado

The department is proud to announce the publication of our Alumni newsletter, "Much Ado". First published in Spring 2008, the newsletter was developed as a way for our graduates to stay up-to-date with what is happening in the department, as well as with each other. The department hopes to publish a new issue each semester.

We want to hear from you! If you have had any works published, presented papers, received an award or new position, or participated in anything else that you think may be of interest to our Alumni, please let us know.

Also, let us know if you would like to be included on the newsletter mailing list.

Contact: Nora McBurney, at (412)396-6420 or mcburne655@duq.edu

English Graduate Student Publications, 2009-2012

Cook, Suzanne. Index for Fashioning Celebrity: Eighteenth-Century British Actresses and Strategies for Image Making, Laura Engel, (Columbus: Ohio State UP, 2011).

---. Index for The Public’s Open to Us All: Essays on Women and Performance in Eighteenth-Century England, Laura Engel, ed., (Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2009).

Gaffey, Michelle B.  Review of When the Water Came: Evacuees of Hurricane Katrina, by Cynthia Hogue and Rebecca Ross. The Collagist: Online Literature from Dzanc Books 20 (2011): n. pag.  Web.

---. “‘a storm is blowing from Paradise’: Historical Change and Salvation in Lola Ridge’s ‘The Ghetto.’”  Florida English 7  (2009): 51-67.  Print.

Holohan, Marianne.  "British Illustrated Editions of Uncle Tom’s Cabin: Race, Working-Class Literacy, and Transatlantic Reprinting in the 1850s." Resources for American Literary Study 35 (2012). Forthcoming.

Kunsa, Ashley. "Mystery and Possibility in Cormac McCarthy." Rev. of Understanding Cormac McCarthy and Reading the WorldCormac McCarthy's Tennessee Period. Journal of Modern Literature 34.3 (2011). Forthcoming.

---. " 'Maps of the World in Its Becoming': Post-Apocalyptic Naming in Cormac McCarthy's The Road." Journal of Modern Literature 33.1 (2009):  57-74. Print.

Phillips, Amy C.  “Five Hundred Pages and a Topic of Her Own: Successfully Designing an Advanced Writing Course on 19th Century British Women Novelists.”  The CEA Forum 38.2 (Jan. 2010).

Wehler, Melissa. "The Haunted Transatlantic Libertine: Edmund Kean’s American Tour." The Transatlantic Gothic: New Directions in Dark Romanticism. Bridget Marshall and Monica Elbert, eds. (forthcoming 2011).

---. "Revising Ophelia: Representing Madwomen in Baillie's Orra and Witchcraft." Demons of the Body and Mind: Essays on Disability in Gothic Literature. Ed. Ruth Bienstock Anolik. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2010

English Graduate Student Presentations, 2011-2012

 

Ali, Samina. "Negotiating the Conceptualization of Black Femininity in Lil' Kim's Album Hard Core." University of Massachusetts English Graduate Organization Interdisciplinary Conference. Amherst, MA. March 2012.

Bessetti, Gina. "A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains: Isabella Bird's Use of Wilderness." Pennsylvania College Association Conference. Erie, PA. March 2011.

Buhot-Runquist, Mary Elizabeth. "'Still We Cherish the City': Women, Cities, & Suburbs in Michael Cunningham's The Hours." Peripheral Visions: Suburban Studies Conference. London, UK. June 2011.

Butcher, Ian. "History, Nationalism, Gardening: The Question of Exile in J.M. Coetzee's Life & Times of Michael K." The American Comparative Literature Association's 2012 Annual Meeting. Providence, RI. March 2012.

---. "The Pale King of Capitalist Realism." The Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900. Louisville, KY. February 2012.

---. "The pleasant task of pninizing': Space and Pninis (Lack) of Voice." The Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900. February 2011.

Collins, Jennifer. "The Property of Self: Embodiment and Possession in Valerie Martin's Property." Northeast Modern Language Association 43rd Annual Conference. Rochester, NY. March 2012.

---. "Dying Out of Life: The Exile's Body of Catastrophe." The American Comparative Literature Association's 2012 Annual Meeting. Providence, RI. March 2012.

---. "To Raise A Haunting House: the Legacy of Shirley Jackson's Hill House." Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Conference. Claremont, CA. November 2011.

---. "Doll Eyes: The Structural Decay and Economic Lexicon of Mina Loy's 'Three Moments in Paris'." The Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900. February 2011.

Crilley, Mariah. "Traveling D/deafness: Colonizing the Ear in Josh Swiller's The Unheard." 2011 Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference. Milwaukee, WI. October 2011.

Foschia, Robert. "Exile and the Politics of Space in Dinaw Mengestu's The Beautiful Things that Heaven Bears." The American Comparative Literature Association's 2012 Annual Meeting. Providence, RI. March 2012.

Gaffey, Michelle. "Looking at Student Sketches and Campus Rooms to Encourage Critical Thinking." Northeast Modern Language Association Annual Convention. New Brunswick, NJ. April 2011.

Gallagher, Maureen. "Conspicuous Waste: Inversions of Waste and Wealth in Mina Loy's Late Poetry." Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900. Lousiville, KY. February 2012.

Glowzenski, LeeAnn. "Other 9/11 Novels" Claire Messud's The Emperor's Children and Critical Reception of Women's 9/11 Fiction." American Literature Association Conference. Boston, MA. May 2011.

Heilman, Matthew. "'The Shaping of Unstable Material': Antonia White's Modernist Appropriations of the Gothic." The 43rd Annual Conference of the College English Association. Richmond, VA. March 2012.

Higa, Jade. "Lady Di and the Countess of Narbonne: Hiding and Showcasing a Mother's Deviant Sexuality." American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Conference. San Antonio, TX. March 2012.

---. "A Closet Drama on Display: The Mysterious Mother and the Beauderc Closet." The East Central/American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Conference. State College, PA. November 2011.

Holohan, Marianne. "Haunting the Master's Library: The Bondwoman's Narrative, Plantation Libraries, and Slave Literacy." From Text(s) to Book(s). Nancy, France.  June 2012.

---. "Black Antebellum Readers, Self-Representation, and Transatlantic Reprinting." Northeast Modern Language Association Annual Convention. New Brunswick, NJ. April 2011.

Jones, Betina. "'Make better what you have and you have best': Radio Golf, Mapping, and Community."  Reshaping Community Through Art and Policy: A VSC and WMT Symposium on August Wilson's Radio Golf. Williamsburg, VA. April 2011.

Kisbaugh, Justin. "Evolving Images: Richard Aldington and the Development of Imagist Principles within the Imagist Anthologies." Third International Imagism Conference. Les Saintes-Maries-de-la-mer, France. June 2012.

---. "Curatorial Images: The Influence of the British Museum on Ezra Pound's Imagism." The Ezra Pound International Conference. London, UK. July 2011.

Kunsa, Ashley. "'Betwixt and Between': Liminality, the Vietnam War, and Tim O'Brien's Going After Cacciato." International Conference on Narrative. Las Vegas, NV. March 2012.

---. "Recuperating the Meta-narrative: Post-modern Grace and Commodity Culture in George Saunders' Pastoralia," "The Physics of Grief," and "A Woman's Glare." The Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900. Louisville, KY. February 2012.

LaCava, Danielle. "Where Da White Women At? Women as Status Symbols in Selvon's The Lonely Londoners." The American Comparative Literature Association's 2012 Annual Meeting. Providence, RI. March 2012.

Luckenbill, Rachel. "Confession and Community in Maxine Hong Kingston's The Woman Warrior." Conference on Christianity and Literature and Festival of Faith and Writing. Grand Rapids, MI. April 2012.

---. "Exile, Culture, and Christianity in Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart." The American Comparative Literature Association's 2012 Annual Meeting. Providence, RI. March 2012.

---. "Songs of Restoration: An Exploration of Native American Land Ethics in the Writing of Linda Hogan and Joy Harjo." The Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900. Louisville, KY. February 2011.

Mukherjee, Shreyashi. "What Fragments Shore My Ruins: Writing the Palestinian Exile in Liana Badr's Eye of the Mirror." The American Comparative Literature Association's 2012 Annual Meeting. Providence, RI. March 2012.

---. "Mothering as Healing Force in Morrison's A Mercy." The Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900. Louisville, KY. February 2011.

Panutsos, Marcie. "'Remake the Wild': An Ecocritical Approach to Percy Jackson and the Olympians." Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association National Conference. Boston, MA. April 2012.

---. "'Lost in the Labyrinth': Suppression of Self in Jean Rhys' 'Mannequin'." Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association National Conference. San Antonio, TX. April 2011.

Parish, Mary. "Mediation as 'Mastering' the Other: Interrogating the Construction of Race in DeLillo's Falling Man." The Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900. Louisville, KY. February 2011.

Phillips, Amy Criniti. "'She had no place as yet; but she intented to make one': Geraldine Jewsbury's Feminist Revision of Thomas Carlyle's Gospel of Work in The Half Sisters. Curiosities: The 19th Annual British Women Writers Conference. Columbus, OH. March-April 2011.

Powell, Willard. "Reconciling Éireann: Parker's Pentecost in the Chaos of 'the Troubles.'" The Thomas H. Olbricht Christian Scholars' Conference. Nashville, TN. June 2012.

---. "A Hermaphrodite Christology: Imaging God's Transcendent Gender in Flannery O'Connor's 'A Temple of the Holy Ghost.'" Southeastern Conference on Christianity and Literature. Anderson, SC. April 2012.

Rentschler, Erin. "Teaching Narratives of War." The Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900. Louisville, KY. February 2011.

Reznik, Alexandra. "Migration Melodies: Music in Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House Series." Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association National Conference. Boston, MA. April 2012.

---. "Fingerprinting Race and Criminality in Mark Twain's Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson." American Literature Association Conference. Savannah, GA. September 2011.

---. "'SHOTS!': An Analysis of Italian, American, and Italian-American Beverage Consumption in Jersey Shore." Jersey Shore Studies Conference. Chicago, IL. October 2011.

Richter, Shannon. "'Live But Cripple': The Seductive Perils of Identification in Marie Irene Fornes' Fefu and her Friends." The Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900. Louisville, KY. February 2012.

Rovan, Aaron. "Discovering Rebecca Harding Davis through Bits of Gossip." American Literature Association Conference. Boston, MA. 2011.

Rutter, Emily. "'MOST YOUNG KINGS/GET THEIR HEADS CUT OFF': To Repel Ghosts and the Legacy of Jean-Michel Basquiat." The Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900. Louisville, KY. February 2012.

---. "his voice, one among many (unheard): Socially-Conscious Poetics in William Carlos Williams' Paterson." The Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900. Louisville, KY. February 2011.

Stoyanoff, Jeffrey. "Eat Your Heart Out: Re-Engendering Harlequin in Gaiman's 'Harlequin Valentine'." The Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900. Louisville, KY. February 2012.

---. "'Of diverse aventures maden layes': The Nature of Aventure in 'The Franklin's Tale'." Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Conference. Claremont, CA. November 2011.

---. "Woman is Not a Housewife is Not a Plate for; The Economics of Gender in Stein's 'A Plate'." The Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900. Louisville, KY. February 2011.

Wehler, Melissa. "The Public Jordani Actresses, Caricatures, and Chamber pots in the Eighteenth Century." American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Conference. San Antonio, TX. March 2012.

---. "Performing Nationalism: Edmund Kean and Charles Robert Maturin's Bertram." American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Conference. Vancouver, British Columbia. March 2011.