English Department Faculty
Good News January 22, 2013
Leonard Orr's new collection of poetry, Timing Is Everything, was published by Cherry Grove in November, 2012. He has been invited to be the featured reader at the January meeting of the Olympia Poetry Network on January 16th. In December, 2012, a review was published in the poetry journal Rattle of his previous collection, Why We Have Evening (Cherry Grove, 2010).
Buddy Levy gave a reading at One World Café on Friday Jan 11, 2013. Levy was an invited guest reader (along with poet Robert Wrigley) as part of the release party for the University of Idaho's Fugue Literary Journal.
Bill Condon's article, "A Taxonomy of Writing Across the Curriculum Programs: Evolving to Serve Broader Agendas," appears in the December 2012 issue of College Composition and Communication. The article, co-authored with Carol Rutz of Carleton College, posits the stages through which WAC programs progress, thus aiding in institutional self-assessments, benchmarking, and planning for growth.
Kim Burwick was recently awarded a professional development grant from the Honors College to attend the Ingmar Bergman Conference in Sweden this summer. As well, Kim has been asked by the Bookie to sign copies of her new collection of poems, Horses in the Cathedral, Saturday April 13th from 1-3 pm at the CUB.
Lori Beth De Hertogh received the Susan H. McLeod Writing Across the Curriculum Travel award to present at the Research Network Forum and Conference on College Composition and Communication. She will present a Work-in-Progress session titled "Crowdsourcing Writing Program Administration" and an individual session titled "Assessing Students' Technological Authorship."
Aaron Moe's presentation "The Zoopoetics of Whitman and Cummings" has been accepted for ALA Boston, 2013.
Donna Campbell's article "Edith Wharton Meets Aquaman: The Glimpses of the Moon and Imperiled Male Culture in Entourage" was recently published in issue 45.6 (December 2012) of The Journal of Popular Culture. At the recent MLA Convention in Boston, she presented a paper, "Undercover in San Francisco: Miriam Michelson and Frank Norris in Chinatown," and attended the Delegate Assembly as an elected delegate for Continuing and Distance Education.
The first little essay Linda Russo wrote about Joanne Kyger, "To be Jack Spicer in a Dream: Joanne Kyger and the San Francisco Renaissance, 1957-65," which debuted in Jacket 7 is reprinted and revived in the current issue of Beat Scene
Dene Grigar (CMDC, Vancouver) has been invited to curate an exhibit of electronic literature at the 2013 Digital Humanities Summer Institute held in June at the University of Victoria, in Victoria, Canada. Following DHSI, portions of the exhibit will travel to G++, a gallery located in Victoria that specializes in interactive art and media.
Grigar has raised $16K in donations from the Southwest Washington to fund 10 fellowships for CMDC students enrolled in the Senior Capstone course (DTC 497) and other courses in the program.
She has also raised $22K for the city-wide book read project, entitled #nextchapter, which the CMDC program is leading along with the City of Vancouver, the Fort Worth Regional Library, Evergreen and Vancouver School Districts, Clark College, the Community Foundation of Southwest Washington, and the Columbia River Economic Development Council. The initiative is aimed at building digital media literacy in the region. Grigar is co-chair, along with City Councilman Jack Burkman, of #nextchapter.
Crag Hill's encyclopedia entries on R. Crumb's "Mr. Natural" and Harvey Pekar's "American Splendor" series will appear in Icons of the American Comic Book: From Captain America to Wonder Woman in February 2013 (ABC-Clio/Greenwood Icons).
Peter Chilson's e-book on the crisis in Mali was released January 8. The book, We Never Knew Exactly Where: Dispatches from the Lost Country of Mali, was published by Foreign Policy magazine and the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. HIs latest piece on Mali, "Al Qaeda Country," appeared in Foreign Policy January 15.
Peter Chilson will speak on Mali at the African Research and Policy Group of the Institute for Global and International Studies at George Washington University January 28. This week he will also appear on Al Jazeera English to discuss the ongoing crisis in Mali. This past week he has given interviews to the BBC World Service, the Leonard Lopate Show on NPR, Irish Radio, The Toronto Star, and the Swedish News Agency.
Peter Chilson's essay, "Colonel Tandja's Country," about the career of an African dictator, will appear in February in the literary journal Fourth Genre.
Anna Plemons has been invited to present her work as part of the Black History Month Calendar of Events sponsored by the WSU African American Student Center. She will give her talk, "A Place for Poems: Art as Activism in the California Prison," on Wednesday, February 13th, from 12:00-1:00 in CUB 420.
Reading by David Gates
5 p.m. Kimbrough
Music Hall 101
Pavithra Narayanan, "The Power/Politics of Liberation and Representation in India"