August 17, 2009
- Presented "Telling the Vietnam War Story.” Public lecture sponsored by the Michigan Humanities Council and the One Book One Community program, Marquette, Michigan, Nov. 1, 2009.
- Presented "Stevens and Modernist Narrative.” Keynote Address, Conference on Wallace Stevens and Modernism, New York University, Mar. 4-6, 2010.
Presented paper “Nature or Avatar: Which Will Sustain Us?” at the faculty Green Week panel on sustainability, Marquette University, 8 April 2010.
Fr. Ron Bieganowski
- Serves as Business Administration Chaplaincy, 2009-10.
- Offers Spiritual Direction,2009-10.
- Performs Marquette Weddings, 2009-10.
- Preaches Retreats. Jesuit Retreat House. Oshkosh, WI, & St. Paul, MN
- Offers Weekend Parish Service. St. Clare of Assisi. Edwards, CO
- Serves on the Editorial Board for Reception: Texts, Readers, Audiences, History, The Journal of the Reception Study Society
- Presented “Rereading Race for the Great White Way: Show Boat’s reception as Novel and Musical” at the Reception Studies Society Biannual Conference, September 12 at Purdue University. She was also reelected for a third two-year term as a Representative to the Society’s Board.
- Edits Renascence: Essays on Values in Literature.
Mary Catherine Bodden
- Directs the First-Year English Program.
- Published third edition of Reading Rhetorically (with John C. Bean and Alice Gillam), January 2010.
- (PhD '07) is in his 4th year of teaching literacy skills at the Cook County Boot Camp, an alternative sentencing program for male felons, ages 17-35, located on Chicago's southside
- Co-Edits European Romantic Review.
- Published “Teaching the Female Body as Contested Territory.” In "Approaches to Teaching Walter Scott’s Waverley Novels." Ed. Ian Duncan and Evan Gottlieb. NY: MLA, 2009. Pp. 105-14.
- Presentd “Germaine de Staël’s Corinne and the Performance of Romanticism” at the "Romantics in Italy: Dante, Italian Culture, and Romantic Literature." Florence, Italy. January 2010.
- Presented “The Gothic Chapbook and the Urban Reader” at the sixteenth annual International Conference on Romanticism (ICR) conference. CUNY, New York City. November 2009.
- Elected At-large Senator, Faculty Academic Senate, 2008-11.
- Elected Senate representative, Board of Undergraduate Studies, MU, 2008-.
- Has in production Gothic Riffs: Secularizing the Uncanny in the European Imaginary, 1780-1820. Ohio State UP, forthcoming May 2010. 400 pp.
- Has in production The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym by Edgar Allan Poe. Ontario, CA: Broadview Press, forthcoming 2010. Coedited with Fred Frank
- Has received a book contract for The Blackwell Encyclopedia of British Romanticism. 4 vols. Oxford: Blackwell, forthcoming 2010. Coedited with Frederick Burwick and Nancy Goslee.
- Delivered “Literature’s Role in the Secularization Process,” a public lecture as visiting scholar-in-residence, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, November 2009.
- Received Faculty Development Grant.
- "Screen Memories and Fictionalized Autobiography: Mary Shelley’s Mathilda and The Mourner.” Romantic Autobiography in Britain. Ed. Eugene Stelzig. Aldershot, UK: Ashgate P, 2009. Pp. 128-55. Reprint of an article originally published in Nineteenth-Century Contexts 27 (2005), 365-81.
- “The Literal and Literary Circulation of Amelia Curran’s Portrait of Percy Shelley,” in Romanticism and The Object. Ed. Larry H. Peer. NY: Palgrave, 2009. 95-104. Reprint of an article originally published in the Wordsworth Circle (2008), 27-30.
- “Gothic Cordelias: The Afterlife of Lear and the Construction of Femininity,” in Shakespearean Gothic. Eds. Christy Desmet and Anne Williams. Cardiff: U of Wales Press, 2009. Pp. 205-234.
- Serves as Director of Undergraduate Studies in English.
- Published “Whinesburg, Indiana: Jackie and Julie Patch” (fiction), Booth Journal, vol. 1, no. 2, pp. 23-31, Fall, 2009 (available both in print and online).
- Has in production “Comic and Cosmic Distance” (essay) for Bringing the Devil to His Knees, vol. II, to be published Spring, 2011 by University of Michigan Press
- Has in production “Voice and Characterization,” (essay), for A View From the Loft (anthology of essays on writing), to be published Fall, 2010.
- Gave Benefit Reading for the National Association of Hispanic Journalists to raise scholarship funds, Dec. 14, 2009.
- Served as the Vivian S. Delbrook Visiting Writer at Butler University, October 5-8, 2009
- Presented “Observations from the Way Back: The Company Car” at Butler University, Oct. 6, 2009
- Serves as MU liaison for the Milwaukee Book Festival Steering Committee
- Serves as a reviewer for John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship
- Serves on the Academic Board for the Warren Wilson College MFA Program for Writers
- Served as a Member of the Fiction Faculty, the Warren Wilson College MFA Program for Writers, Jan. 1-10, 2010
- Presented “Please Release Me” (essay), at Warren Wilson College, Jan 11, 2010
- Will serve as Panel Moderator and Chair for “Releasing Information in Narrative” for the Associated WritingPrograms National Convention, Denver, April, 2010
- Will serve as a Featured Writer for the Des Moines Community Colleges Literary Festival, April 11-14, 2010
- Will present “Observations from the Way Back” (readings from The Company Car) at the Beloit Historical Society, April 16, 2010
- Will serve as a Member of the Fiction Faculty, the Warren Wilson College MFA Program for Writers, July 2-14, 2010
- Presented "Why Did Swift Publish A Tale of a Tub in 1704?" at the British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Oxford University. January 2010.
- Has in production Jonathan Swift in Print and Manuscript at Cambridge University Press. Forthcoming May 2010..
Steve Hartman Keiser
- Won Tupelo Press' 10th Annual First Book Award for poetry for his collection, The Maturation of Man, which will be published in early 2011.
- Select pieces from his manuscript have recently appeared/are forthcoming in Jubilat; 1913: A Journal of Forms; Kenyon Review; and Forklift, Ohio.
- Has in production Reading for the Law: Narrative Legal Theory, Feminist Advocacy, and the Uses of British Literary History at the University of Virginia Press. Forthcoming May 2010.
- Awarded a mini-grant from the Wisconsin Humanities Council to complete an oral history project in the summer of 2010 documenting the social histories of Arab and Muslim women in Milwaukee. Dr. Melamed shares the award with Dr. Enaya Othman, the Director of the Arab and Muslim Women's Research and Resource Institute, of which Dr. Melamed is a founding board member.
- Will publish a chapter entitled, "Reading Tehran in Lolita: Seizing Literary Value for Neoliberal Multiculturalism,” in Strange Affinities: The Gender and Sexual Politics of Comparative Racialization. Eds. Grace Kyungwon Hong and Roderick Ferguson. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, forthcoming 2010.
- Named one of two finalists for the 2009 Foerster Prize awarded by the Modern Language Association for the best essay in American Literature in 2008. The essay under consideration was entitled "Killing Sympathies: Chester Himes Sounds the Limits of Mid-Century Racial Liberalism." American Literature 80.4 (December 2008): 769-798.
- Invited to present "Culture=Land: Indigenous Uses of Multiculturalism Against the Grain." American Studies Association Conference. November 2009. Washington D.C.
- In Fall 2009, the University of Minnesota Press awarded Dr. Jodi Melamed a contract to publish her manuscript, Represent and Destroy: Antiracism, Global Capitalism, and the Political Cultures of American Literature."
S. Vida Muse
- Published "Eliza Haywood and the Jew Bill," Notes & Queries vol. 255 no. 1, March 2010, 105-108.
- Has in production Citizenship Across the Curriculum (co-edited with Jeffrey L. Bernstein and Michael B. Smith) with Indiana University Press.
- Is Chair of the CCC special interest group on Teaching Writing in Learning Communities and Interdisciplinary Classrooms
- Is faculty coordinator of Marquette's Manresa for Faculty learning community on Ignatian pedagogy
- Published Performing Feminist Administration in Rhetoric and Composition Studies (co-edited with Becky Rickly; authored Introduction & Afterwords) with Hampton Press. 2010.
- Published “20th- and 21st-century Rhetoric Scholarship.” The Present State of Scholarship in Historical and Contemporary Rhetoric. 3rd ed. Eds. Winifred Horner and Lynne Gaillet. Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 2010.
- Reprinted “Bathesheba’s Dilemma: Defining, Discovering, and Defending Anglo-American Feminist Theories of Rhetoric.” Walking and Talking Feminist Rhetorics: Landmark Essays and Controversies. Eds. Linda Buchanan & Kathryn J. Ryan. West Lafayette: Parlor Press, 2010. 79-106. [Reprint of Chapter 1 of Anglo-
American Feminist Challenges to the Rhetorical Traditions]
- Awarded the 2010 Nora Finnigan Werra Faculty Achievement Award by the Association of Marquette University Women.
- Co-chairs (with Rana Altenberg and Donna Farrell) the Centennial Celebration of Women at Marquette (AY 2009-10).
- Will present "There Will be Blood: Or, How Blood Tropes Haunt US Definitions of Race." RSA. Minneapolis. May 2010.
- Invited to consult with graduate students at the University of Michigan and present "The Impossible Writing Assignment: Rewriting Kinneavy's Contemporary Chapter in The Present State of Scholarship in the History of Rhetoric." March 2010.
- Organized and Chaired "Has Comp Moved Away from the Humanities? What?s Lost? What?s Gained?" MLA. Philadelphia, PA. Dec. 2009.
- Served as Faculty Speaker, speaking on the 2009 First-Year Reading book selection, Persepolis, at the New Student Comvocation. Marquette University Orientation. August 2009.
- Received book contract for Silence and Listening as Rhetorical Arts. Co-edited with Cheryl Glenn. Southern Illinois University Press.
- Organized and Will Chair, "Has Composition Moved Away from the Humanities?: What’s Lost? What’s Gained?" MLA. Philadelphia, PA. Dec. 2009.
- Serves on Board of Directors. Rhetoric Society of America. 2007-10. (President-elect)
- Serves as Mentor to Associate Professors working toward promotion to Full Professor. Rhetoric Society of America. 2009-10.
- Serves on the Advisory Committee for PMLA. 2008-11.
- Serves on Division on Teaching Writing. MLA. 2006-10.
- Co-edits Eighteenth-Century Novel (with George Justice).
- MU's representative (1988- ) to Executive Committee, Center for Renaissance Studies, Newberry Library
- Member, Organizing Committee, The History of the Book Lecture series, Newberry Library
- Elected to executive committee of the MLA Division on Restoration and Early-Eighteenth Century English Literature (five-year term, 2010-2015)
- Member, Editorial Board, The Georgia Edition of the Works of Tobias Smollett (University of Georgia Press)
- Member, Editorial Board, Studies in the Novel
- In Press: Critical edition of Samuel Richardson, Pamela: or, Virtue Rewarded, The Cambridge Edition of the Works of Samuel Richardson (forthcoming Cambridge University Press, 2011).
- awarded a Fulbright to
Xiamen University in China for the spring of 2011.
- 2010 attended an awards ceremony in Minneapolis & Bird Skin Coat and won the Midwest Book Award in the poetry category from the Midwest Independent Publishers Association.
- published "Lively Rigor: The 2009 Lion and the Unicorn Award for Excellence in North American Poetry." The Lion and the Unicorn 33: 3 (September 2009) 376-396.
- 2010 won the Lorine Niedecker Prize from the Council of Wisconsin Writers, for "contributions to the literature of the state," in the Poetry category.
- Published“The Milwaukee School of Fleshly Poetry: Ella Wheeler Wilcox and Popular Aestheticism,” Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers 26: 1 (2009): 69-91.
- Will Present “Reinventing the Wheel: Traditions of Innovation in Poetry.” Associated Writing Programs Conference. Denver, CO. April 2010.
- Will Present “Contemporary Women Writers.” Society for the Study of American Women Writers Conference. Philadelphia, PA. October 2009.
- Elected to Board of the Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Society.
- Serves on the Advisory Board, Society for the Study of American Women Writers
- Serves on the Editorial Board of the Raymond Carver Review.
- Awarded Fellowship from the American Holocaust Museum, Washington, D.C., for spring 2010.
- Recipient of 2009 John D. McCabe Excellence in Teaching Award
- Presented paper: "The Cultural Geography of ‘Winter Dreams’ and The Great Gatsby." Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment (ASLE). University of Victoria, British Columbia. June 6, 2009.
- Presented paper: "Remote and Islanded": Isolation of People and Places in Sarah Orne Jewett's The Country of the Pointed Firs." Nineteenth Century Studies Association. Milwaukee, Wisconsin. March 26, 2009.
- Presented paper: "Landscape and the Rhetoric of Time: Aldo Leopold's A Sand County Almanac and Rachel Carson's Silent Spring." The Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts. University of North Carolina, Charlotte. November 15, 2008.
- Presented paper: "A ‘Linnaean Novel’: The Influence and Presence of Natural History in James Fenimore Cooper's The Prairie." The Culture of Print in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Medicine (STEM). Center for the History of Print Culture in Modern America, University of Wisconsin-Madison. September 12, 2008.
Jake Stratman (PhD '07) been named chair of English at John Brown University in Sloam Springs, AR.
- Presented a paper, "Alice A. Bartlett in the Context of the Alcotts, the Emersons, and James," at the 4th international conference of the Society for the Study of Women Writers, in Philadelphia, Oct. 25
- Has been awarded the Reese Fellowship for American Bibliography and the History of the Book in the Americas by the Bibliographical Society of America.
- Published “The Europeans.” A Critical Companion to Henry James. Ed. Eric Haralson and Kendall Johnson. New York: Facts on File-Clearmark Books. 74-82.
- Published review of Peter Rawlins, Henry James and the Abuse of the Past. Henry James Review 30.3 (Fall 2009): 304-07.
- Will publish “‘By Invitation Only’: The American Library Association and the Women’s Library of the World’s Columbian Exposition.” Co-authored (equitable) with Wayne A. Wiegand. Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society (Spring 2010).
- Serves on the Board of the Nineteenth-Century Studies Association
- Received a contract with Milkweed Editions for a new novel (working title American Boy) to be published in 2010 or 2011.
- Will participate in the Bridgewater Book Festival in Bridgewater, PA. September 2009.
- Essay, "Where Stories Come From," appears in Moebius, Vol. 7, Issue 1 (2009).
- spoke to literature classes at Sauk Prairie High School in Sauk City, Wisconsin, where his novel Montana 1948 is studied. Also present were teachers and students from a high school in France where the novel is also studied, October 12, 2009.
- served on a panel discussing “Western Identity Revisited” at the Associated Writing Programs annual conference, held this year in Denver, Colorado, April 7-10.
- Serves as co-chair (with Nancy Snow) of the Women and Gender Studies Committee for 2009-10.