New Faculty. Two new assistant professors are joining the English Department this year:
Gerry Canavan (PhD, Duke U, 2012) and Melissa Ganz (PhD, Yale, 2007; JD, U of Pennsylvania, 1997). Two new visiting assistant professors are joining the English Department this year: Lacey Conley (Loyola U, Chicago, 2012) and Christopher Wachal (Loyola U, Chicago 2011).
Milt Bates (Professor Emeritus) published The Bark River Chronicles: Stories from a Wisconsin Watershed. Wisconsin Historical Society Press, 2012. He was interviewed on NPR 10/28/12.
Led a "talk back" following the final performance of
George Bernard Shaw's Don Juan in Hell at the Boulevard Theater, December 2, 2012.
- Won a 2013 Summer Faculty Fellowship.
- Currently editing The Cambridge Companion to American Science Fiction with Eric Carl Link (University of Memphis).
- Traveled to Frankfurt, Germany, as an invited speaker in the Politics of Adaptation conference (September 2012)
- Recently published articles: "Hope, But Not for Us: Ecological Science Fiction and the End of the World in Margaret Atwood’s Oryx & Crake and The Year of the Flood" in LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory (2012) and “History 1, 2, 3" in Science Fiction Studies (2012).
- Currently editing Green Planets: Ecology and Science Fiction with science fiction author Kim Stanley Robinson, to appear in 2013 from Wesleyan University Press.
- Currently researching the work of Afrofuturist science fiction author Octavia Butler for a book-length entry in the Modern Masters of Science Fiction series at University of Illinois Press.
- 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.
- Has published "Longitudinal Writing Research in (and for) the Twenty-First Century" inWriting Studies Research in Practice: Methods and Methodologiesed. Lee Nickoson and Mary P. Sheridan (SIUP, 2012).
- Will publish"Changing Research Practices and Access: The Research Exchange Index (REx)" with Joan Mullin inThe WAC Journal(November 2012);"College Writing, Identification, and the Production of Intellectual Property: Voices from the Stanford Study of Writing" with Andrea A. Lunsford and Warren Liew inCollege English(May 2013); and"EP 2.0 and the New Media Legacy of Jesuit Education" with Allen Brizee inConversations on Jesuit Higher Education, No. 43 (2013).
Leah Flack won a 2013 Summer Faculty Fellowship
- will publish an essay entitled “‘Clandestine Schemes’: Burney’s Cecilia and the Marriage Act” in The Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation 54:1 (Spring 2013).
- will chair a panel entitled “Intention, Motivation, and Agency in Law and Literature” at the MLA convention in January.
- will present a paper on Samuel Jackson Pratt’s Emma Corbett as well as participate in a pedagogy roundtable at the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies conference in March.
- received a Newberry Renaissance Consortium Grant this fall to participate in the Eighteenth-Century Seminar at the Newberry Library.
- Will publish “Making Commitments to Racial Justice Actionable” in Across the Disciplines and “A Multi-Dimensional Pedagogy for Racial Justice in Writing Centers” in Praxis: A Writing Center Journal, both co-authored with Rasha Diab, Thomas Ferrel, and Neil Simpkins.
- Published “Toward Explaining the Transformative Power of Talk About, Around, and for Writing” in Research in the Teaching of English, 2012.
- Published “Organizing for Antiracism in Writing Centers: Principles for Enacting Social Change” (co-authored with Moira Ozias) in Writing Centers and the New Racism: A Call for Sustainable Dialogue and Change, edited by Laura Greenfield and Karen Rowan (Utah State UP), 2011. **The book received the 2011 International Writing Centers Association (IWCA) Outstanding Book Award.
- Received a Summer Faculty Fellowship (SSF) and Regular Research Grant (RRG), 2012.
- Invited to present “Enacting a Pedagogy of Racial Justice” at the Center for Writing and Speaking, Agnes Scott College (Decatur, Georgia), 2012.
- Co-founded the Milwaukee Writing Center Consortium with Rebecca Nowacek of Marquette and Margie Mika of UW-Milwaukee, 2012.
Diane Hoeveler received a Klingler A&S Interdisciplinary Fellowship for 2012-13.
Jodi Melamed received a Fulbright Fellowship to Germany for 2012-13.
Rebecca Nowaceek received a University Teaching Award (Spring 2012).
- has been invited to speak at the Arizona State University on the Rhetoric of Diversity (Spring 2013).
- will do a program review for Notre Dame University's writing program (Spring 2013)
- will speak at CCCC in Los Vegas (Spring 2013)
Angela Sorby has published “Recitation” and “Fireside Poets,” entries in The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics, Princeton UP, 2012.
Sivka-Burka,” “Interstate,” “A is for Air,” “Notes from a Northern State,” poems in Prairie Schooner (Fall 2012).
“Stopping At the Joyce Kilmer Rest Area On a Snowy Evening,” poem in The North American Review (Winter 2012).
John Su and Dan Bergen received a 2012 Faculty STAR Award and for winning a 2012 Hall STAR Award from the National Residence Hall Honorary at MU.
- was a featured writer at the PeeDee Poetry and Fiction Festival held at Francis Marion University in Florence, South Carolina, November 8-9. He read from his fiction, appeared on panels, and met with students.
- On November 30, he will speak to ESL classes at the University of Wisconsin/Stevens Point, where his novel Montana 1948 is being studied.
- On December 10, he will speak to classes at Whitnall High School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where his novel Montana 1948 is being studied.
- will be a 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.
- n will be a 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.
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.
Carly Anger received the English Department Dissertation fellowship
Four English PhDs recently accepted academic positions:
- John Malloy, Western Illinois U, Macomb, IL
- Maggie McKinley at Harper College, Chicago, IL
- Kelsey Squire at Ohio Dominican, Columbus, OH
- Colleen Willenbring, Eastern U, Philadelphia, PA
Stephanie Stella received an American Association of University Women Dissertation Fellowship for 2012-13, from a highly competitive field of 900 applicants.
Graduate Student Fellowship winners for 2012-13 have been announced.
Three Former Visiting Assistant Professors accepted full-time academic positions for 2012-13:
• Amara Graf, SUNY Old Westbury
• Ann Mattis, UW-Sheboygan
• Brian Williams, Tennessee Tech University
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