NEW FACULTY. Two new visiting assistant professors are joining the English Department this year: Cedric Burrows (University of Kansas) and Christopher Maslanka (UW-Madison).
- Won an NEH Grant for his project, "Enduring Questions: What is Worth Preserving?"
- Won a 2013 Summer Faculty Fellowship and Regular Research Grant.
- Published "Life Without Hope? Huntington's Disease and Genetic Futurity" in Disability in Science Fiction: Representations of Technology as Cure and "Debt, Theft, Permaculture: Justice and Ecological Scale" in Debt: Ethics, the Environment, and the Economy.
- Has an article "Bred to Be Superhuman: Comic books and Afrofuturism in Octavia Butler's Patternist Series" forthcoming in a special issue of Paradoxa on African and Afrofuturist science fiction.
- Vice President of the Coalition of Women Scholars in the History of Rhetoric and Composition.
- Co-chair of the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) Committee on Undergraduate Research.
- Member of the Council for Writing Program Administrators Research Grant Committee.
- Principal Investigator of Kenyon Writes, a two-year Mellon-funded study of writing at Kenyon College.
- Co-founder and co-editor of REx:The Research Exchange Index.
- Published "College Writing, Identification, and the Production of Intellectual Property: Voices from the Stanford Study of Writing" with Andrea A. Lunsford and Warren Liew in College English (May 2013); and will publish "EP 2.0 and the New Media Legacy of Jesuit Education" with Allen Brizee in Conversations on Jesuit Higher Education, No. 43 (2013).
Leah Flack won a 2013 Summer Faculty Fellowship
- Published “Clandestine Schemes: Burney’s Cecilia and the Marriage Act” in The Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation (Spring 2013).
Presented "'A Kind of Insanity in My Spirits': Frankenstein and Criminal Intent" at the North American Society for the Study of Romanticism (NASSR), Boston, August 2013.
Organized and chaired a panel on"Violence and Justice in the Age of Enlightenment" at the Northeast American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (NEASECS), Yale University, October 2013.
Presented "Freedom and Fetters: Radical Marriage in Burney's The Wanderer" at the Northeast American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (NEASECS), Yale University, October 2013.
Co-organizer and chair of a panel on "Criminal Justice and the Literary Imagination," sponsored by the Law as Literature Discussion Group, to be held at the MLA Convention, Chicago, January 2014.
Will present "Justice and Judgment in Frankenstein" at the MLA Convention, Chicago, January 2014.
- Published “Making Commitments to Racial Justice Actionable.” With Rasha Diab, Thomas Ferrel, and Neil Simpkins. Across the Disciplines 10.3 (Aug. 2013): <http://wac.colostate.edu/atd/race/diabetal.cfm>.
- Presented “‘Here Comes Trouble!’: SRTOL and Our Willingness to Be Disturbed” at the Midwest Writing Centers Association (MWCA) Conference, October 2013—with Tanya Cochran, Thomas Ferrel, and Jasmine Kar Tang.
- Presented “Stretching Beyond the Semester: Writing Projects that Keep on Growing” at the Wisconsin Council of Teachers of English (WCTE) Conference October 2013—with Marquette English undergraduates Jessie Bazan, Frank Will Bufe, Megan Glise, Katelyn Quigley, and Brittany White.
- Hosted Dr. Brad Hughes, Director of the Writing Center and Writing Across the Curriculum at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, in September 2013, through the Milwaukee Writing Centers Consortium. Dr. Hughes presented “Thinking Critically about Writing Centers: How Do We Recognize Strong Writing Centers?”
- Hosted Dr. Tanya Cochran, Associate Professor of English at Union College in Lincoln, Nebraska, who gave several presentations, including “Fan Fervor in the Classroom: Helping Students Move ‘Past the Brink of Tacit Support’ to ‘Being the Difference,’” co-sponsored with the Center for Teaching and Learning.
- Received a Faculty Development Award for Summer Research, 2013.
- Invited to present “Disciplinary Dispositions: A Qualitative Study Exploring the Field of Children’s and Young Adult Literature,” with Camilia Cenek (M.A. ’12) at the Cooperative Children’s Book Center (CCBC) Choices Day and 50th Anniversary Celebration, March 2014.
Heather Hathaway is serving as Director of Graduate Studies.
- Co-Edits European Romantic Review (6 issues a year)
- New books: “The Gothic Ideology: Religious Hysteria and Anti-Catholicism in Popular British Fiction, 1780-1880.” This book examines the role that gothic novels and chapbooks played during the anti-Catholic campaign in England, 1780-1829. Chapters focus on representations of nuns, monks, the Inquisition, and monastic ruins. 120,000 words. Cardiff: University of Wales Press (distributed in USA by University of Chicago Press), 2014.
- Editor and author, A Companion to the Brontës. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing, forthcoming 2014. Editor of volume and author of the Introduction and “The Brontës and the Gothic Tradition.”
- New articles: “Ann Radcliffe’s The Romance of the Forest: The Heroine, The Abbey, and Their Circulation in Popular Romantic Textuality.” In Ann Radcliffe: Gothic and Romantic Engagements, 1789-1826. Ed. Angela Wright and Dale Townshend. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, January 2014, 100-116.
- “Gothic Adaptation, 1765-1830.” In The Gothic World. Ed. Dale Townshend and Glennis Byron. London: Routledge, 2013, 185-198.
- “The Irish Protestant Imaginary: The Cultural Contexts for the Gothic Chapbooks Published by Bennett Dugdale, 1800-1805.” In Irish Gothics: Genres, Forms, Modes and Traditions. Ed. Christina Morin and Niall Antoin Gillespie. New York: Palgrave/Macmillan, 2014.
- “Percy Shelley’s Prose Fiction: Zastrozzi, St. Irvyne, The Assassins, ‘The Coliseum.’” In The Oxford Handbook of Percy Bysshe Shelley. Ed. Michael O’Neill and Tony Howe. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2013. 193-207.
- “Drama” (I: 196-203); “Gothic Ruins” (II: 579-581); and “Gothic Opera” (II: 484-488). In Blackwell Encyclopedia of the Gothic. 2 vols. Ed. Andrew Smith, David Punter, and William Hughes. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing, 2013.
- “Demonizing the Catholic Other: Religion and the Secularization Process in Gothic Literature.” In Transnational Gothic: Literary and Social Exchanges in the Long Nineteenth Century. Ed. Monika Ebert and Bridget Marshall. Aldershot, UK: Ashgate, 2013. 83-96.
- Author and Guest editor, “A Gothic Cabinet of Curiosities.” Introduction to a special cluster of articles on the gothic. European Romantic Review 24 (January, 2013). I wrote the Introduction, edited the articles, and contributed “William-Henry Ireland, T. I. Horsley Curties, and the Anti-Catholic Gothic Novel.” 1-2; 43-65.
- “Regina Maria Roche’s The Children of the Abbey: Contesting the Catholic Presence in Female Gothic Fiction,” Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature 31 (2012): 137-158.
- Presented “The Brontës and the Gothic Tradition,” invited keynote lecture for the 21st METU British, Ankara, Turkey, December 2013.
- Presented “The Penny Dreadful and the (Almost) Last Gasp of the Gothic,” at the eleventh biennial International Gothic Association (IGA) conference, University of Surrey, England, August 2013.
- Read Richard Warner’s Netley Abbey and the Gothic Ruins Discourse,” paper at the British Association of Romantic Studies, University of Southampton, July 2013.
- Presented “Contesting the Catholic Presence in Regina Maria Roche’s Children of the Abbey,” paper at the Pride and Prejudices Conference: Women’s Writing of the Long Eighteenth Century; Chawton House Library, Hampshire-England, July 2013.
- “Gendering the Customs Discourse: It Started in a Harem,” plenary panel presentation at the twenty-second annual conference on Eighteenth and Nineteenth-Century British Women Writers, University of New Mexico, April 2013.
- Plenary lecture, “Mourning in Plain View: Monuments, Trauma, and Historical Memory and Forgetting,” Conference on Trauma in British and European Nationalism sponsored by Leir Program--Clark University, Luxembourg, March 2013.
- “William-Henry Ireland and the Anti-Catholic Gothic: Gondez the Monk and The Abbess,” paper read at the nineteenth International Conference on Romanticism (ICR) at Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, November 2012.
CJ Hribal (Goeden Endowed Chair) is serving as Coordinator of FAME (Friends and Alumni of Marquette English)
Kris Ratcliffe is serving as Department Chair
- Will visit UW-Milwaukee graduate course in feminist rhetoric
- Will speak at Stanford's Feminisms and Rhetorics Conference (Sept. 2013)
- Will speak at Syracuse University (Nov 2014)
- Will speak at University of New Mexico (March 2014)
- Will speak at University of Maryland (April 2014)
- Will speak at the luncheon at the 2014 Rhetoric Society of America Conference in San Antonio (May 2014)
- Serving as Director of the First-Year English Composition Program.
- Published Over the River and Through the Wood: An Anthology of Nineteenth-Century American Children's Poetry, co-edited with Karen Kilcup (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013).
- Published "Education," book chapter in Eliza Richards, ed., Emily Dickinson In Context (Cambridge University Press, 2013).
- Won the 2013 Felix Pollak book prize for poetry from the University of Wisconsin Press, selected by Naomi Shihab Nye. Book forthcoming March 2014.
- Serving as Core Director and Chair of the Provost Search Committee.
- Published "The Beloved Republic: Nostalgia and the Political Aesthetic of E. M. Forster." Modernism and Nostalgia: Bodies, Locations, Aesthetics. Edited by Tammy Clewell. New York: Palgrave Macmillan (2013). 198-215.
Mr. Penrose: The Journal of Penrose, Seaman. Williams, William (author), Dickason, David Howard (Editor) and Wadsworth, Sarah (Afterword). Indiana Press, 2013.
“‘no world’ by Kara Walker.” Re-Seeing the Permanent Collection, Haggerty Museum of Art, 2013.
- Featured author at the Tucson Festival of Books held at the University of Arizona, March 9-10, 2013. Watson will also conduct a Masters Workshop at the university.
- Featured author at Books in the Woods held at Gunflint Lodge, Minnesota, April 4-7, 2013. Watson will lead literary discussion groups and make a formal presentation.
Met with ESL classes on April 17, 2013 at the University of Wisconsin/Milwaukee where his novel, Montana 1948, is being studied.
- Featured participant at the Lakefly Literary Conference held in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, on May 11, 2013.
Met with booksellers and distributors and signed galleys of his novel, Let Him Go, at Book Expo America in New York, NY on May 31, 2013. An interview with Watson was featured in the convention daily newspaper.
Met with librarians and signed galleys of Let Him Go at the annual American Library Association convention held in Chicago, Illinois on June 29, 2013.
Spoke on “Fact and Fiction in Sundown, Yellow Moon,” at the Hatch Public Library in Mauston, Wisconsin, on July 9, 2013.
- His novel, American Boy, has been named the Campus Reads selection for the 2013-14 academic year at Bismarck State College in Bismarck, North Dakota.
- Became the 2013 recipient of the Mountain Plains Library Association Literary Contribution award, “given to an author whose work has successfully furthered an understanding and appreciation of the Mountain Plains region.”
Let Him Go novel published by Milkweed Editions on September 3, 2013.
- Spoke on “The Legacy of Loss” and read from his new novel at the Warren Newport Public Library in Gurnee, Illinois on September 7, 2013.
Read from Let Him Go at Boswell Books in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on September 10, 2013.
Featured participant in “Talk of the Stacks” at Hennepin County Library in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on September 12, 2013.
- Read from his new novel at the Chicago Public Library in Chicago, Illinois on September 18, 2013.
- On September 30, 2013, gave a presentation on fiction and its sources at the Kiel Public Library in Kiel, Wisconsin
- On October 5, 2013, in Chicago, Larry Watson met with booksellers and signed copies of his new novel at the Heartland Fall Forum, the annual convention of the Midwest Independent Booksellers Association.
- On October 9, 2013, appeared on an authors’ panel at the Novi Public Library in Detroit, Michigan. The event was sponsored by the Detroit chapter of the Women’s National Book Association.
- On October 12, 2013, Watson read from his novel and appeared on a panel at the Iowa City Book Festival in Iowa City, Iowa.
- Spoke on writing and publishing at the Adams Community Theater in Adams, Wisconsin, on October 23, 2013.
- Read from his new novel at the Madison Public Library in Madison, Wisconsin, on October 30, 2013.
- Was interviewed, via Skype, about his new novel for the British podcast, Tim Haigh Reads, on November 2, 2013.
- On November 5, 2013, Larry Watson spoke, via Skype, to students at Yarra Valley High School in Melbourne, Australia. The students are reading Watson’s novel, Montana 1948, in their classes.
- Appeared on a panel at the Miami International Book Fair, in Miami, Florida, on November 24, 2013.
Amelia Zurcher is serving as Director of the Honors Program.
Read Marquette Matters:
- Angela Sorby and Sarah Wadsworth collaborate with local libraries for Louisa May Alcott series.
- Rebecca Nowacek, Director of the Ott Memorial Writing Center, discusses writing center mission.
English PhDs recently accepted academic positions:
- Carly Anger (PhD 2013) is an Assistant Professor of English at Olive Harvey College (part of the City Colleges of Chicago).
- Eric Dunnum (PhD 2012) is an Assistant Professor of English at Campbell University in North Carolina.
- Stephanie Stella (PhD 2013) is teaching at a private school in Rome, Italy.
Shaunna Wilkinson received the English Department's Goeden Fellowship for 2013-14.
Kathleen Burt received the Smith Fellowship for 2013-14.