Department News

Publications, Presentations, Activities, and Awards

2018 - 2019

 

Elizabeth Angeli

  • Published her single-authored monograph Rhetorical Work in Emergency Medical Services: Communicating in the Unpredictable Workplace in Routledge’s Association for Teachers of Technical Writing’s Technical and Professional Communication Series
  • Co-edited the “Medical Humanities and/or the Rhetoric of Health and Medicine” special issue of Technical Communication Quarterly with Dr. Richard Johnson-Sheehan (Purdue University)
  • Co-edited the 2018 Special Interest Group for the Design of Communication (SIGDOC) Conference Proceedings, published by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), with Dr. T. Kenny Fountain (University of Virginia)
  • Published “A New Model for Writing Effective Patient Care Reports” on EMS1
  • Received a 2018 Summer Faculty Fellowship with Dr. Lilly Campbell (Marquette University) for their collaborative project,“Embodied Healthcare Intuition: A Taxonomy of Sensory Cues used by Healthcare Providers"
  • Received a pilot study grant from Marquette’s Office of Research and Innovation for her current research project, “Writing Education in Workplace Training Courses"
  • “Improving Documentation Outcomes by Building a Data-driven Argument.” ZOLL Summit 2019, Denver, CO, 7 May 2019. Accepted.
  • “Performing Medicine, Performing Intuition: A Call for Rhetorical Studies of Medical Intuition.” 2019 Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC), Pittsburgh, PA, 13-16 Mar. 2019, with Lillian Campbell. Accepted.
  • “Aligning Expert and Novice Healthcare Writers’ Expectations and Practices.” 2019 Association of Teachers of Technical Writing (ATTW), Pittsburgh, PA, 12-13 Mar. 2019. Accepted.
  • “Pedagogical Applications to Develop Sensory Awareness and Workplace Writing.” 2018 Council for Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication (CPTSC), Minneapolis, MN, 4-6 Oct. 2018.
  • “Modified Interview Techniques for Rhetorical Fieldwork Design.” 2018 Rhetoric Society of America, Minneapolis, MN, 31 May-3 June 2018.
  • “Intuition in Medical Documentation: Exploring How Healthcare Providers Translate Embodied Knowledge.” 2018 CCCC, Kansas City, MO, 14-17 Mar. 2018, with Lillian Campbell (delivered by proxy).
  • “The Instructables Project: Teaching Writing, Speaking, and Teaming in Technical Writing Classes.” 2018 Writing Innovation Symposium, 1-2 Feb. 2018. Milwaukee, WI.
  • Serves as Annotated Bibliography Editor for Present Tense: A Journal of Rhetoric in Society (http://www.presenttensejournal.org/).

Fr. Ron Bieganowski

  • Chaplain —College of Business Administration
  • Pastoral service for Marquette Students and Graduates, (Weddings, Baptisms, Funerals, Retreats, Spiritual Direction)
  • Retreat Director – Jesuit Retreat Houses at Lake Elmo, MN, Oshkosh, WI, and Barrington, IL
  • Assistant Pastor – St. Clare of Assisi, Edwards, CO
  • Recently celebrated his 40th anniversary at Marquette

Amy Blair

  • Served as Vice President of the English Department in 2018.
  • Serves on the Editorial Board for Reception: Texts, Readers, Audiences, History, The Journal of the Reception Study Society.
  • Co-editor, with James Machor, of the journal Reception: Texts, Readers, Audiences, History, the official journal of the Reception Study Society. 

Cedric Burrows

  • Presented at the 3rd Annual Bienneal Cultural Rhetorics Conference in East Lansing, Michigan - "Moving On Up: William Herbert Brewster, Gospel Music, and the Afrospiritual." 

Lilly Campbell

  • Published a chapter on writing pedagogy and simulation in the collection Simulation Scenarios for Nursing Educators, 3rd Edition.
  • Published an article in a special issue of Technical Communication Quarterly on "Rhetorics of Health and Medicine and/or the Medical Humanities" and a conference proceeding entry for theSpecial Interest Group on Design of Communication.
  • Along with colleagues at Elon University and Florida State, received a Writing Program Administrator’s General Research Grant for a cross-institutional study of student reflection in first year writing courses.
  • Received a 2018 Summer Faculty Fellowship for a collaborative research project with Dr. Angeli on intuition in medical communication.
  • Received a grant from the Office of International Education to attend a two-week Spanish Language immersion program in Puebla, Mexico during Summer 2018.

Gerry Canavan

  • Promoted to Associate Professor in 2018.
  • Serving as the Director of Graduate Studies as of July 1, 2019
  • Delivered the keynote at the Worlding SF conference in Graz, Austria, in December 2018.
  • Organizer of the 2018 meeting of the Science Fiction Research Association, held at Marquette in July 2018.
  • Author of recent articles on Star Wars and Star Trek, Kim Stanley Robinson, Peak Oil, the 1970s, and science fiction after 2001.
  • Permanent co-editor of Extrapolation and Science Fiction FIlm and Television.
  • Was invited to participate in a workshop on posthumanism in Zurich, Switzerland, where he delivered a talk on H.G. Wells and nontechnological posthumanism in the Anthropocene
  • Wrote thinkpiece reviews of Black Panther and Star Trek: Discovery that were widely circulated on social media
  • Was shortlisted for a 2018 Pioneer Award
  • Co-editor of The Cambridge History of Science Fiction (published 2019).
  • Faculty director of Sigma Tau Delta.

John Curran

  • Published “That Suggestion: Catholic Casuistry, Complexity, and Macbeth,” in Religions in Shakespeare’s Writings, ed. David Urban, for special issue of Religions. Religions 9 no. 10:315 (2018): 1-17; https://doi.org/10.3390/rel9100315

Jason Farr

  • Author of the book, Novel Bodies: Disability and Sexuality in Eighteenth-Century British Literature (Bucknell UP, June, 2019).
  • Invited speaker at Medical College of Wisconsin and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
  • Presented papers at annual meetings for MLA, American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, and International Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies.
  • Co-organizing a forthcoming conference, “Theory and Archive: The Future of Early Modern Disability Studies” at the Clark Library, UCLA–with Helen Deutsch (UCLA), Paul Kelleher (Emory), & Jared Richman (Colorado College). Spring, 2020. 

Tyler Farrell

  • Published Stichomythia, County Clare, Ireland, Salmon Poetry 2018
  • Dr. Farrell's poem "Mystical Daydreaming at the Autumn Meeting" published in Presence (2018) has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize.
  • Dr. Farrell also presented a paper entitled, "Dreamy Correspondence: James Liddy's Baudelaire's Bar Flowers" at the Midwest Conference for Irish Studies at the University of St. Thomas in October 2018.
  • Dr. Farrell is also promoting his Ireland Summer class - for more information and to apply, visit this link: https://studyabroad.marquette.edu/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.ViewProgramAngular&id=10235

Jenn Fishman

  • Coedited Community Writing, Community Listening, a special issue of Community Literacy Journal.
  • Authored a review of Bad Ideas about Writing for Composition Studies with Alli Bernard, Jessica Brown, Grace Chambers, Lorena Dulce, Ryan Higgins, Brian Huback, Saul Lopez, Aishah Mahmood, Shane Martin, Beth Michalewski, Madi Moster, Carly Ogletree, Alyssa Paulus, Lily Regan, Anna Story, and Haley Wasserman
  • Delivered workshops and/or presentations at the Conference on College Composition and Communication annual convention (Pittsburgh, PA) and the Rhetoric Society of American Summer Institute (College Park, MD).
  • Co-organized the Naylor Workshop on Undergraduate Research in Writing Studies (York, PA) as well as the second annual Writing Innovation Symposium at Marquette, sponsored by the Social Innovation Initiative, the Marquette University Raynor Memorial Libraries, and the Center for Teaching and Learning.
  • Ongoing: Co-chairs the Conference on College Composition and Communication Committee on Undergraduate Research; serves on the Board of the Coalition for Community Writing, the Advisory Board of the Coalition of Feminist Scholars in the History of Rhetoric and Composition, and the Editorial Boards of Community Literacy Journal, Literacy in Composition Studies, and Peitho.

Leah Flack

  • Chair of the English Department as of July 1, 2019
  • Presented a paper called “Joyce and the Authority of Classical Women” in the closing plenary panel at the International James Joyce Symposium in Antwerp, Belgium.
  • Received a Summer Faculty Fellowship and Regular Research Grant to complete a project called “Osip Mandelstam’s Virtual Reality.”
  • Recently published a book chapter, “Lost and Found in Translation: The Genesis of Modernism’s Siren Songs” in The Classics in Modernist Translation (Bloomsbury Press).
  • Has several forthcoming publications for 2019:
    • James Joyce and Classical Modernism, will be published by Bloomsbury Press in late 2019.
    • “Classical Literature” will appear in The New Pound Studies (Cambridge University Press)
    • “The Flights of Oona Frawley and Colum McCann” in Migrant Adaptations in Irish Literature (Cork University Press).
    • “James Joyce’s Classical Passwords” will appear in the Dublin James Joyce Journal.

Melissa Ganz

  • Promoted to Associate Professor with tenure, effective August 2019.
  • Will publish Public Vows: Fictions of Marriage in the English Enlightenment (University of Virginia Press, Spring 2019).
  • Received the 2018 Walker Cowen Memorial Prize in Eighteenth-Century Studies from the University of Virginia Press.
  • Will publish a chapter entitled “Debating Persuasion” in Approaches to Teaching Austen’s “Persuasion,” ed. Marcia McClintock Folsom and John Wiltshire (MLA Approaches to Teaching World Literature Series, 2019).
  • Reviewed Claire Jarvis’s Exquisite Masochism: Marriage, Sex, and the Novel Form in Victorian Studies.
  • Received a 2018 Summer Faculty Fellowship from Marquette to support the completion of her essay “‘The Fidelity of Promising’: Egoism and Obligation in Austen.”
  • Will present a paper entitled “A ‘Higher Tribunal’: Instituting Equity in Sir Charles Grandison,” American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ASECS), Denver, March  2019.
  • Organized and will chair a roundtable on “Legal and Literary Discourses of the Enlightenment,” ASECS, Denver, March 2019.
  • Organized and chaired a roundtable on “Literature, Law, and Violence,” Modern Language Association (MLA), Chicago, January 2019.
  • Co-organized a workshop on “Early Modern Women and Discourses of Promising,” held at the Attending to Early Modern Women Conference, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, June 2018.
  • Presented a paper entitled “Physiognomy and Criminality in Oliver Twist,” Association for the Study of Law, Culture, and the Humanities, Georgetown Law School, March 2018.
  • Co-organized a roundtable on “Law, Literature, and Emotion,” MLA, New York, January 2018.
  • Serves as Chair of the Executive Committee of the MLA Forum on Law and the Humanities (2019-20).
  • Convenes the Humanities Research Colloquium at Marquette.

Heather Hathaway

  • Serving as Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Klingler College of Arts and Sciences

C.J. Hribal

  • Won the Goldenberg Prize for Fiction from the Bellevue Literary Review for his story “Do I Look Sick to You? (Notes on How to Make Love to a Cancer Patient).” The story also won a Puschart Prize for Fiction and appeared in the 2019 Pushcart Prize anthology.
  • Serves as Chair of FAME (Friends and Alumni of Marquette English).
  • 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. 

Jodi Melamed

  • Recipient of the 2019-2020 University Sabbatical Fellowship Award
  • Co-Editor: Economies of Dispossession, A Special Issue of Social Text. No. 135 (May 2018).
  • Co-Author: "Predatory Value: Economies of Dispossession and Disturbed Relationalities," Social Text No. 135 (May 2018).
  • Author: "The Proliferation of Rights-Based Capitalist Violence and Pedagogies of Collective Action." American Quarterly Vol. 70, Issue 2 (June 2018).
  • Keynote Speaker: “Administrated Precarity and Settler Logisticality.” Unit for Criticism and Interpretative Theory. University of Illinois, Urbana-Champagne. March 28-29, 2018
  • Invited Distinguished Lecture: “The Open Secret of Racial Capitalist Violence.” Sawyer Seminar. University of Washington Seattle, October 19, 2018.
  • Keynote Speaker: “Administrative Power: The Open Secret of Racial Capitalist and Capitalist Colonizing Violence.” The Here and Now of Dispossession: A Social Text Symposium. Yale University. September 21, 2018.
  • Invited Scholar: Race and Capitalism Working Group. Social Science Research Council and Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture, University of Chicago. (ongoing, 2016-present)
  • Paper Presenter: “Marxism, The University, and Legacies of 1968.” American Studies Association 2018 Conference. Atlanta, GA. November 7-11, 2018.
  • Paper presenter: “Settler Capitalist Logisticality.” Race and Capitalism Theory Group
  • Symposium. Social Science Research Council and Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture. University of Chicago. Tuscany, Italy. June 27, 2018.
  • Paper Presenter: “Settler Logistics.” Native American and Indigenous Studies Association 2018 Conference. Los Angeles, CA. May 27-29, 2019.
  • Invited Lecture: "Ordinary Violence: Democratic Governance and Racial Capitalism" City of New York Graduate Center, March 2019.
  • Keynote Speaker: "Administrating Today's Racial Capitalism through Rights," Racial Capitalism Conference, University of Illinois Urbana-Champagne, March 2019.
  • Paper Presenter: "On Racial Capitalism and Political Theory." Western Political Science Association 2019 Conference. April 2019.
  • Elected to National Committee of the American Studies Association for a three year term (2015-2018).

Rebecca Nowacek

  • Director, Marquette’s Ott Memorial Writing Center
  • Director of the WRITE (Writing and Research Integrative Tutor Experience) Fellows program.
  • Director, Marquette University’s Course-Embedded Tutor (CET) Program

Brittany Pladek

  • Will publish her book,The Poetics of Palliation: Romantic Literary Therapy, 1790-1850 (Liverpool University Press), 2019.
  • Published "Sensation and Immortality" at the collaborative academic blog, The Keats Letters Project (keatslettersproject.com), 2019.
  • Published short stories in The Golden Key, PodCastle, and Luna Station Quarterly, 2018.
  • Presented a paper on "Medical Ethics and the Rise of Eighteenth-Century Medicine" at the ASECS Annual Meeting, 2018.
  • Presented a paper on "Emotional Health and Vulnerability in the Academy" at Resistance in the Spirit of Romanticism, 2018.
  • Will present a paper on "Collective Guilt in Wordsworth's Prelude and the Virgilian Epic Tradition" at Romantic Interactions, 2019.
  • Won a Marquette Summer Faculty Fellowship and Regular Research grant for travel to London in summer 2019 to support her edited anthology, Embodied Poetics: Nineteenth-Century Poetry on Illness, Wellness, and The Body.

Al Rivero

  • Albert J Rivero has edited, and contributed to The Sentimental Novel in the Eighteenth Century, forthcoming from Cambridge University Press in April/May 2019.
  • 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.
  • Member, Editorial Board, The Georgia Edition of the Works of Tobias Smollett (University of Georgia Press).
  • Member, Editorial Board, Studies in the Novel.

Jacob Riyeff

  • Published his translation of the collected French poems of the Benedictine monk Dom Henri Le Saux, known as Swami Abhishiktananda, In the Bosom of the Father

  • Published his first collection of poems, Sunk in Your Shipwreck
  • Published the first edition and translation of a 14th-century Latin treatise for Benedictine novices, along with a critical introduction, in The Journal of Medieval Religious Cultures
  • Co-edited a forum on the intersection of religious perspectives and scholarly work on Anglo-Saxon literature for Religion & Literature
  • Continued facilitating a weekly Medieval English reading group for interested students
  • Published “Swami Abhishiktananda, Osage Monastery, and Me” in the Benedictine magazine, Spirit & Life
  • Published a translation of the Middle English poem “Adam Laid in Bondage” in the Benedictine magazine, Spirit & Life

Angela Sorby

  • Serving as the Director of Strategic Innovation as of July, 2019
  • Served as interim chair of the English Department for Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 semesters
  • Serves as board member, Society for the Study of American Women Writers.
  • Serves as board member, Raymond Carver International Association.

Elizaveta Strakhov

  • Published “Political Animals: Form and the Animal Fable in Langland’s Rodent Parliament and Chaucer’s Nun’s Priest’s Tale.” Yearbook of Langland Studies 32 (2018), 287-311.
  • Published “‘Counterfeit’ Imitatio: Understanding the Poet-Patron Relationship in Guillaume de Machaut’s Fonteinne amoureuse and Geoffrey Chaucer’s Book of the Duchess. Chaucer’s Book of the Duchess: New Interpretations. Ed. Jamie Fumo. Woodbridge, UK: Boydell & Brewer. 30 pages.
  • Presenting and presented papers at the New Chaucer Society Congress, International Piers Plowman Society Conference, Early Book Society Conference, and International Congress of Medieval Studies. 

John Su

  • Serving as Vice Provost for Academic Affair

Sarah Wadsworth

  • Has been named Executive Director of the Henry James Society
  • Continues to coedit Nineteenth Century Studies
  • Contributed a scholarly blog post to "Little Women at 150" (https://lw150.wordpress.com/)
  • Has articles forthcoming in the Spring 2019 issues of Women's Studies and Studies in American Fiction

Amelia Zurcher

  • Serving as Director of the University Honors Program.
  • "Life Writing in the Boyle Family Network,” in Women’s Life Writing and Early Modern Ireland, eds. Julie Eckerle and Naomi McAreavy, University of Nebraska Press, 2019, 110-151
  • “Promises in Non-conforming women’s life writing,” Attending to Early Modern Women Triennial Conference 2019, Milwaukee, WI.
  • “A Community-Engaged Honors Curriulum at an Urban, Jesuit University,” Honors Education at Research Universities Biannual Conference, Salt Lake City, spring 2019.

2017 - 2018

Elizabeth Angeli

  • Published “Assemblage Mapping: A Research Methodology for Rhetoricians of Health and Medicine” in Methodologies for the Rhetoric of Health and Medicine, edited by Lisa Meloncon and J. Blake Scott, Routledge, 2017.
  • She and Dr. Lilly Campbell published a conference proceeding for ProComm 2017, “Intuition in Healthcare Communication Practices: Initial Findings from a Qualitative Inquiry.”
  • She and Dr. Lilly Campbell received a Distinguished Paper Award for “Documenting Embodied Medical Intuition” at the 2017 Rhetoric of Health and Medicine Symposium.
  • Her co-authored piece, “Responding to Public Health Crises: Bridging Collective Mindfulness and User Experience to Create Communication Interventions,” was published in Communication Design Quarterly with Christina D. Norwood. 
  • Co-editing the “Medical Humanities and/or the Rhetorics of Health and Medicine” special issue of Technical Communication Quarterly with Richard Johnson-Sheehan, forthcoming 2018.
  • Serves as Annotated Bibliography Editor for Present Tense: A Journal of Rhetoric in Society (http://www.presenttensejournal.org/).

Fr. Ron Bieganowski

  • Chaplain —College of Business Administration
  • Pastoral service for Marquette Students and Graduates, (Weddings, Baptisms, Funerals, Retreats, Spiritual Direction)
  • Retreat Director – Jesuit Retreat Houses at Lake Elmo, MN, Oshkosh, WI, and Barrington, IL
  • Assistant Pastor – St. Clare of Assisi, Edwards, CO
  • Recently celebrated his 40th anniversary at Marquette

Amy Blair

  • Serving as the Director of Undergraduate Studies
  • Serves on the Editorial Board for Reception: Texts, Readers, Audiences, History, The Journal of the Reception Study Society.
  • Co-editor, with James Machor, of the journal Reception: Texts, Readers, Audiences, History, the official journal of the Reception Study Society. 

Cedric Burrows

  • ​Published “How Whiteness Haunts the Textbook Industry: The Reception of Nonwhites in Composition Textbooks.” Rhetorics of Whiteness: Postracial Hauntings in Popular Culture, Social Media, and Education. Eds. Tammie Kennedy, Joyce Irene Middleton, and Krista Ratcliffe. Carbondale, IL. Southern Illinois UP, 2017: 265-280.

Lilly Campbell

  • Published articles in Written Communication, Composition Forum, and a special issue of Technical Communication Quarterly on "Rhetorics of Health and Medicine and/or the Medical Humanities."
  • Published a chapter on writing pedagogy and simulation in the collection Simulation Scenarios for Nursing Educators, 3rd Edition.
  • Published conference proceedings with Dr. Angeli in ProComm 2017.
  • Received a "Distinguished Paper Award" with Dr. Angeli at the 2017 Rhetoric of Health and Medicine symposium.

Gerry Canavan

  • Developed and taught a short-story course for the J-term pilot (December 2016-January 2017)
  • Was invited to participate in a workshop on posthumanism in Zurich, Switzerland, where he delivered a talk on H.G. Wells and nontechnological posthumanism in the Anthropocene
  • Wrote thinkpiece reviews of Black Panther and Star Trek: Discovery that were widely circulated on social media
  • Organized the 2018 meeting of the Science Fiction Research Association, happening at Marquette this July
  • Published articles on THEY LIVE and apocalyptic ecological parables for children
  • Published book chapters on post-2001 science fiction and the film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
  • Completed edits on a special issue of Extrapolation on "Guilty Pleasure: Late Capitalism and Mere Genre" and on an immense 47-essay Cambridge History of Science Fiction.
  • His book, Octavia E. Butler, was a finalist for a Locus Award
  • Co-hosted a very fun "Buffy at 20" conference at Marquette with Dr. James South from the Department of Philosophy.
  • Faculty director of Sigma Tau Delta
  • Elected vice president of the Science Fiction Research Association

John Curran

  • Published "Milton and the Logic of Annihilation” in Milton Quarterly (51 [2017]: 1-22).

Tyler Farrell

  • Published Stichomythia, County Clare, Ireland, Salmon Poetry 2018
  • Dr. Farrell's J-Session class ("British and Irish Drama On Stage") is a go, and he’ll be taking a group of students to see 6 plays in London, two theater tours, and two museum exhibits along with daily class meetings and work in December 2017
  • His summer Ireland class was a huge hit last year (2017) and this coming summer (2018) it seems like it will be even bigger. Click here for more info and to apply.
  • Was the organizer, reader, and emcee for the annual Irish Fest Poetry Celebration held every year at Irish Fest in the Cultural Village in August 2017.
  • Will be publishing a poem in a new journal, Presence: A Journal of Catholic Poetry. It will be coming out in early 2018.
  • Will be publishing a poem titled "Airplanes Make Perfect Mobiles" in the Summer 2018 issue of the Rapphannack review - http://rappahannockreview.com/

Jenn Fishman

  • Serving as Director of the First-Year English Program.
  • Serving as Immediate Past President of the Coalition of Feminist Scholars in the History of Rhetoric and Composition
  • Serving as Co-Chair of the Committee on Undergraduate Research for the Conference on College Composition and Communication
  • Serving on the editorial boards of Community Literacy Journal, Literacy in Composition Studies, and Peitho
  • Named a Finalist for the Ashoka U Cordes Award for Academic Learning for First-Year English at Marquette
  • Coauthored "Occupying Research—Again/Still" with Joan Mullin, publishedEconomies of Writing: Revaluations in Rhetoric and Composition edited byBruce Horner, Brice Nordquist, and Susan M. Ryan. Logan (Utah State UP)
  • Coauthored the "CCCC Position Statement on Undergraduate Research in Writing" with members of the Conference on College Composition and Communication Committee on Undergraduate Research
  • Organized and presented "Reinventing Rhetoric through Undergraduate Research: A Roundtable Deliberation" at the Rhetoric Society of America Biennial Convention (Minneapolis, MN)
  • Organized the First Annual Writing Innovation Symposium at Marquette, sponsored by the Social Innovation Initiative, the Marquette University Raynor Memorial Libraries, the Center for Teaching and Learning, and the Haggerty Museum of Art
  • Co-organized and presented"Learning Together: Gathering Resources and Building Critical Mass for Feminist Community Writing," Parts I and II at the Feminisms and Rhetorics Conference (Dayton, OH) and the Conference on Community Writing (Boulder, CO)
  • Organized and led (by invitation) a Deep Think Tank on Feminism, Activism, and Community Writing at the Biennial Conference on Community Writing (Boulder, CO)

Leah Flack

  • Serving as Director of Graduate Studies

Melissa Ganz

  • Will publish a chapter entitled “Debating Persuasion” in Approaches to Teaching Austen’s “Persuasion,” ed. Marcia Folsom and John Wiltshire (forthcoming, MLA Approaches to Teaching World Literature Series).
  • Reviewed Claire Jarvis’s Exquisite Masochism:  Marriage, Sex, and the Novel Form in Victorian Studies 60:1 (Fall 2017).
  • Presented “Physiognomy and Criminality in Oliver Twist” at the Association for the Study of Law, Culture, and the Humanities, Georgetown Law School, March 2018, and at the Fifth Biennial Literature and Law Conference, “Visualizing Justice,” held at John Jay College of Criminal Justice (CUNY), October 2017.
  • Presented “Richardson’s Sir Charles Grandison and the Marriage Act” at a roundtable on “New Contexts for Samuel Richardson,” American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Minneapolis, March 2017.
  • Presented “’A Kind of Insanity in My Spirits’:  Frankenstein, Childhood, and Criminal Intent,”  American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Minneapolis, March 2017.
  • Co-organized a roundtable on “Law, Literature, and Emotion,” to be held at the Modern Language Association, New York, January 2018.
  • Organized and chaired a panel on "Transnational Justice and the Literary Imagination," Modern Language Association, Philadelphia, January 2017.
  • Serves on the Executive Committee of the Modern Language Association’s Forum on Law and the Humanities.
  • Convenes the Humanities Research Colloquium here at Marquette.
  • Received a 2018 Summer Faculty Fellowship.

Beth Godbee

  • Received this year’s Community Engaged Teaching Award for continued collaborations with the YWCA Southeast Wisconsin, America’s Black Holocaust Museum, and racial justice organizing in Milwaukee.
  • Invested in public writing, publishing in Inside Higher Ed and blogging weekly atHeart-Head-Heads.com about feeling, thinking, and doing for justice.
  • Published “Writing Up: How Assertions of Epistemic Rights Counter Epistemic Injustice.” College English, July 2017.
  • Published “Name It and Claim It: Cross-Campus Collaborations for Community-Based Learning,” with Elizabeth Andrejasich Gibes. Reflections: A Journal of Public Rhetoric, Civic Writing, and Service Learning, Spring 2017.
  • Published “Decoding Each Other Through Coding: Sharing Our Unlikely Research Collaboration,” with Adrianne Wojcik. The Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning (JAEPL), volume 22, Spring 2017.
  • This fall, Beth presented at the Conference on Community Writing
  • Presented “Listening Up, Taking Action: Conditions for Countering Injustice and Enacting More Equitable Relations,” with Rasha Diab, Thomas Ferrel, and Cedric Burrows. Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC). Portland, Oregon, 2017.
  • Joined the Editorial Board for the Community Literacy Journal.

Heather Hathaway

  • Serving as Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Klingler College of Arts and Sciences

CJ Hribal

  • Published “Do I Look Sick to You? (Notes on How to Make Love to a Cancer Patient” in the Bellevue Literary Review, 17.1 (Spring, 2017), and was nominated for a Pushcart Prize.
  • Published “Ode to the Dive Bar” in Milwaukee Magazine (November, 2017, vol. 43, no. 11)
  • Published “Root for the Home Team” in Milwaukee Magazine (June, 2017, vol. 43, no. 6).
  • Won the Goldenberg Prize for Fiction from the Bellevue Literary Review for his story “Do I Look Sick to You? (Notes on How to Make Love to a Cancer Patient).”
  • Presented “Bohumil Hrabal and Intimate Distance” at The Warren Wilson College MFA Program for Writers, Asheville, NC, January 7, 2017.
  • Gave a reading from The Other Life at Warren Wilson College, January, 2017
  • Served as a Member of the Fiction Faculty at The Warren Wilson College MFA Program for Writers, Asheville, NC, January 2-13, 2017.
  • Serves as Chair of FAME (Friends and Alumni of Marquette English).
  • 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. 

Jodi Melamed

  • Co-Editor: Economies of Dispossession, A Special Issue of Social Text. No. 135 (May 2018).
  • Co-Author: "Predatory Value: Economies of Dispossession and Disturbed Relationalities," Social Text No. 135 (May 2018).
  • Author: "The Proliferation of Rights-Based Capitalist Violence and Pedagogies of Collective Action." American Quarterly Vol. 70, Issue 2 (June 2018).
  • Keynote Speaker: “Dispossession by Administration.” Kanner Forum on Futures of Literary and Cultural Studies, University of California, Los Angeles. June 1st, 2017.
  • Keynote Speaker: “Administrated Precarity and Settler Logisticality.” Unit for Criticism and Interpretative Theory. University of Illinois, Urbana-Champagne. March 28-29, 2018
  • Public Colloquium on "The Open Secret of Racial Capitalist Violence" (a forum on Melamed's old and new work on racial capitalism). Racial Capitalism Mellon Initiative. University of California, Davis. February 8, 2018.
  • Elected to National Committee of the American Studies Association for a three year term (2015-2018).
  • Invited Scholar: Race and Capitalism Working Group. Social Science Research Council and Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture, University of Chicago. (ongoing, 2016-present)

Rebecca Nowacek

  • Published “Reading Rhetorically, Reading Personally: College-Level Reading in the STEM Disciplines” in Patrick Sullivan, Howard Tinber, and Sheridan Blau (eds) . Writing Teachers Teaching Reading. NCTE. Co-authored with Heather James. 2017.
  • Published “Don’t Retreat. Teach Citizenship.” The Chronicle of Higher Education, January 17, 2017. http://www.chronicle.com/article/Don-t-Retreat-Teach/238923 . Co-authored with Jeff Bernstein and Michael Smith.
  • Published "Rehabilitating Citizenship: Lessons from Across the Curriculum." Journal of Humanities in Rehabilitation, Fall 2017. Co-authored with Jeff Bernstein and Michael Smith.
  • Presented "Decoding Everyday Writing Center Documents." International Writing Center Association. Chicago, IL. November 2017.
  • Presented “Emergent Transfer in Action: Researching Transfer of Learning in Writing Centers.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. Portland, OR. March 2017.
  • Director, Marquette’s Ott Memorial Writing Center
  • Director of the WRITE (Writing and Research Integrative Tutor Experience) Fellows program.
  • Director, Marquette University’s Course-Embedded Tutor (CET) Program

Brittany Pladek

  • Published"‘A Radical Causation’: Coleridge’s Lyrics and Collective Guilt." Romanticism 23.1 (2017): 62-74.
  • Published "Beyond the Poet-Physician: Letitia Landon's Reader-Centered Therapy." The Future of Feminist Eighteenth-Century Scholarship: Beyond Recovery. Ed. Robin Runia. Routledge Studies in Eighteenth-Century Literature. New York: Routledge, 2018. 71-88.
  • Co-editor with Dr. Emily Stanback (University of Southern Mississippi) of Romantic Circles Pedagogy Commons: "Romanticism, Health, and Wellbeing" (2017).
  • Will publish short stories in Luna Station Quarterly (2018) and The Golden Key (2018).
  • Presented at the North American Society for the Study of Romanticism Annual Conference (August 2017).
  • Participated in panel conference, "The World is All Around Us," with Drs. Gerry Canavan and Richard Leson (UWM) (fall 2017).

Al Rivero

  • 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.
  • Member, Editorial Board, The Georgia Edition of the Works of Tobias Smollett (University of Georgia Press).
  • Member, Editorial Board, Studies in the Novel.

Angela Sorby

  • Published “Conjuring Readers: Antebellum African-American Children’s Poetry,” a chapter in Anna Mae Duane and Kate Capshaw Smith, eds., Who Writes for Black Children? African-American Children’s Literature Before 1900 (University of Minnesota Press 2017).
  • Published "’A Dimple in the Tomb": Cuteness in Emily Dickinson.’" ESQ: A Journal of Nineteenth-Century American Literature and Culture, 63: 2 (2017) 297-328.
  • Published "The Boring Side of the Family,” Tina Schumann, ed., Two-Countries: U.S. Daughters and Sons of Immigrant Parents. Los Angeles: Red Hen Press (2017).
  • Published "Exercise,” in Poetry Northwest 11: 3 (Summer/Fall 2017).
  • Presented "Noah’s Ark and Theological Anxiety in American Children’s Poetry,” at the 2017 MLA, Philadelphia, PA, January 2017.
  • Presented a paper on “Harriet Beecher Stowe and the Trouble with Christmas,” Society for the Study of American Women Writers Conference, Bordeaux, France, June 2017.
  • Serving as interim chair of the English Department for Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 semesters
  • Serves as board member, Society for the Study of American Women Writers.
  • Serves as board member, Raymond Carver International Association.

Elizaveta Strakhov

  • “True Colors: The Significance of Machaut’s and Chaucer’s Use of Blue to Represent Fidelity,” in Machaut’s Legacy: The Judgment Poetry Tradition in Late Medieval Literature, ed. Burt Kimmelman and R. Barton Palmer (Gainesville, FL: University of Florida Press, 2017), 139-164.

John Su

  • Serving as Vice Provost for Academic Affair

Sarah Wadsworth

  • Contributed a book chapter called “Approaching The Blithedale Romance through the History of the Book” to Nathaniel Hawthorne in the College Classroom (Ed. Christopher Diller and Sam Coale), published by AMS Press
  • Will present "The Awkward Page: Picturing Imagery in The Awkward Age" at the annual conference of the Nineteenth Century Studies Association.
  • Will participate in "Little Women at 150," a roundtable of the Louisa May Alcott Society at the annual conference of the American Literature Association.
  • Continues to co-edit the interdisciplinary journal Nineteenth Century Studies.
  • Received a Travel Grant from the Office of International Education to take part in an intensive two-week Spanish course for faculty and staff of Jesuit institutions conducted at Universidad Iberoamericana Puebla in Puebla, Mexico.

Larry Watson

  • As Good As Gone was nominated for the 2017 Andrew Carnegie Award for Excellence in Literature.
  • In June 2017, Algonquin Books issued Good As Gone in paperback.
  • His essay, “Once There Was a Spot,” appears in the anthology Tales of Two Americas: Stories of Inequality in a Divided Nation, edited by John Freeman and published by Penguin Books
  • His poem, “Smoking Stop,” is forthcoming in Maine Review.
  • In August 2017, Larry Watson spoke at the Boulder Junction Library in Boulder Junction, Wisconsin. The subject of his talk was “Writing from the Middle.”
    Watson was the North Woods Book Festival’s featured author.
  • In November 2017, he spoke and read from his fiction at the Elkhart Lake Public Library in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. The community selected Watson’s novel, As Good As Gone, for its community reads program.
  • On November 4, 2017, Watson appeared on a panel at the Southeast Wisconsin Book Festival at the University of Wisconsin/Waukesha. The panel discussed “True Grit and the Western in American Literature.”
  • Dr. Watson is one of the authors featured in Jim Higgins’s 2017 book, Wisconsin Literary Luminaries.

Amelia Zurcher

  • Serving as Director of the University Honors Program.

2016 - 2017

Elizabeth Angeli

  • Has in press “Assemblage Mapping: A Research Methodology for Rhetoricians of Health and Medicine” in Methodologies for the Rhetoric of Health and Medicine, edited by Lisa Meloncon and J. Blake Scott, Routledge, forthcoming 2017.
  • Published “Bridging the Complex Contexts of Care in Medical Usability” with John Jones, Catherine Gouge, Lisa Meloncon, Christina D. Norwood, Mariah Crilley, and Candice A. Welhausen. SIGDOC ’16: Proceedings of the 34thAMC International Conference on the Design of Communication, Fall 2016, http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=2987630.
  • Co-editing the “Medical Humanities and/or the Rhetorics of Health and Medicine” special issue of Technical Communication Quarterly with Richard Johnson-Sheehan, forthcoming 2018.
  • Presented “UXD, Collective Mindfulness, and Public Health Crisis Communication.” 2016 Special Interest Group on Design of Communication, Silver Spring, MD, 23-24 Sept. 2016, with Christina Norwood.
  • Presented “Researching Writing and Action in Inaccessible Research Sites.” 2016 Conference on College Composition and Communication, Houston, TX, 6-9 Apr. 2016.
  • Presented “Collective Mindfulness in Public Health and Crisis Response.” 2016 Association of Teachers of Technical Writing, Houston, TX, 6 Apr. 2016, with Christina Norwood.
  • Presented “Responding to Public Health Crises: Collective Mindfulness, High Reliability, and User Experience.” 2016 Symposium on Communicating Complex Information, Greenville, NC, 22-23 Feb. 2016, with Christina Norwood.
  • Serves as Annotated Bibliography Editor for Present Tense: A Journal of Rhetoric in Society (http://www.presenttensejournal.org/).
  • Serves as Communications Chair for the Medical Rhetoric Special Interest Group.

Fr. Ron Bieganowski

  • Chaplain —College of Business Administration
    Pastoral service for Marquette Students and Graduates, (Weddings, Baptisms, Funerals, Retreats, Spiritual Direction)
    Retreat Director – Jesuit Retreat Houses at Lake Elmo, MN, Oshkosh, WI, and Barrington, IL
    Assistant Pastor – St. Clare of Assisi, Edwards, CO
  • Recently celebrated his 40th anniversary at Marquette

Amy Blair

  • Serving as the Director of Undergraduate Studies
  • Serves on the Editorial Board for Reception: Texts, Readers, Audiences, History, The Journal of the Reception Study Society.
  • Co-editor, with James Machor, of the journal Reception: Texts, Readers, Audiences, History, the official journal of the Reception Study Society. 

Cedric Burrows

  • ​Published “How Whiteness Haunts the Textbook Industry: The Reception of Nonwhites in Composition Textbooks.” Rhetorics of Whiteness: Postracial Hauntings in Popular Culture, Social Media, and Education. Eds. Tammie Kennedy, Joyce Irene Middleton, and Krista Ratcliffe. Carbondale, IL. Southern Illinois UP, 2017: 265-280.
  • Published “Writing While Black: The Black Tax on African American Graduate Students.” Praxis: A Writing Center Journal. 14.1 (2016): 1-6. Print.
  • Published “The Yardstick of Whiteness in Composition Textbooks.” WPA: Writing Program Administration 39.2 (2016): 42-46. Print.
  • Presented a paper: “Writing While Black: The ‘Black Tax’ and the African American Student.” National Conference on Peer Tutoring in Writing (NCPTW). Tacoma, WA.
  • Presented a paper: “Rhetorical Dissonance: Martin Luther King, Composition Textbooks, and the Modification of the Black Rhetorical Presence.” Rhetoric Society of America (RSA). Atlanta, GA.
  • Panel Chair: “From Event to Method: Rethinking Witness through Historical Example.” Rhetoric Society of America (RSA). Atlanta, GA.
  • Presented paper and co-organized panel: “Microaggressions in First-Year Writing Textbooks.” Rhetoric Society of America (RSA). Atlanta, GA.
  • Presented paper: “Too Black, Too Strong: The Construction of the African American Male Writers in Composition Textbooks.” Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC). Houston, TX. 

Lilly Campbell

  • Presented “Exploring Disciplinary Writing Frontiers: Generalist Tutors in Specialized Contexts" at the International Writing Center Association Conference in Denver, CO in October 2016
  • Will Present "Learning to Think like a Nurse: Nursing Students’ Perceptions of Classroom, Simulated, and Hospital Writing Experiences" at the Writing Research Across Borders Conference in Bogota, Colombia in February 2017
  • Won the University of Washington's Hermione and Louis Brown Graduate Prize for Best Article Accepted by a Journal in March 2016

Gerry Canavan

  • Published my first book, Modern Masters of Science Fiction: Octavia E. Butler(University of Illinois Press, 2016)
  • Published “Quiet, Too Quiet: Review of Cixin Liu’s The Dark Forest.” Los Angeles Review of Books (February 2016): https://lareviewofbooks.org/review/quiet-too-quiet.
  • Published articles on Olaf Stapledon, zombie comics, Kurt Vonnegut and Clifford D. Simak, and Dr. Seuss
  • Co-edited a special issue of the journal Paradoxa (issue 28) titled "Global Weirding."
  • Developed and taught a new course on David Foster Wallace's Infinite Jest (Fall 2016)
  • Developed and taught a short-story course for the J-term pilot (December 2016-January 2017)
  • Organized with James South a one-day conference on Buffy the Vampire Slayer(April 2017)
  • Elected vice president of the Science Fiction Research Association
  • Won the Way-Klingler Young Scholar Award, 2016.

John Curran

  • Serving as the Director of Graduate Studies
  • Published "Poetical History,” in Spenser in Context, ed. Andrew Escobedo (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016), 185-93.
  • Published "What Should Be In That Caesar: The Question of Julius Caesar’s Greatness,” in Julius Caesar: A Critical Reader, ed. Andrew James Hartley (London: Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare, 2016), 153-74.

Ainehi Edoro

  • Named one of the five most influential Nigerian women for 2016 by the The Guardian in connection with her journal Brittle Paper: An African Literary Experience.

Jenn Fishman

  • Serving as Director of the First-Year English Program.
  • Published "Promising but Uncertain Work: Inventing and Reinventing the Research Exchange Index (REx)." Journal of Scholarly Publishing 48.3 (April 2017). Forthcoming.
    Published REx 1. Web only <http://researchexchange.colostate.edu/REx1/>. Co-founded and edited with Joan Mullin, 2016.
  • Received a CCCC Research Initiative Grant for "Tracing the Impact of Undergraduate Research in Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies" with co-Principal Investigators Jane Greer and Dominic DelliCarpini.
  • Received the National Council of Teachers of English Student Affiliate Excellence Award (for MASA, the Milwaukee-Area Student Affiliate of NCTE).
  • Her student Kim Baker received the Maria Dittman Undergraduate Research Award for Bursting the Bubble, composed in ENGL 3210.
  • Coedited (with Jess Enoch) a special issue of Peitho titled "The Next 25 Years of Feminist Scholarship in Rhetoric and Composition."
  • Organized (with Tarez Graban) and co-edited (with Trish Fancher, curator) the "New Work Showcase."
  • Coauthored (with Rebecca Nowacek) "Networking Rhetoric for Jesuit Education in a New World" in Traditions of Eloquence edited by Cinthia Gannett and John Brereton (Fordham UP).
  • Coauthored (with Mary Jo Reiff) "Taking the High Road: Teaching for Transfer in an FYC Program," which was reprinted in Ecologies of Writing Programs: Program Profiles in Context edited by Mary Jo Reiff, Anis Bawarshi, Michelle Ballif, and Christian Weisser (Parlor P).
  • Coorganized and chaired "Performing Feminist Action," an evening of concurrent microworkshops and mentoring tables sponsored by the Coalition of Women Scholars in the History of Rhetoric and Composition at CCCC 2016 in Houston, TX.
  • Presented a prepared response to "Assessing Learning in Scenes of Discovery: Projection, Reflection, and (Social) Action" with Bump Halbritter and Julie Lindquist at CCCC 2016 in Houston, TX.
  • Presented a prepared response to "The Best of Three Worlds: Integrating Writing, Civic Engagement, and First-Year Experience Programs" with Allen Brizee, June Johnson, Morgan Reitmeyer, and Pat Bizzell at CCCC 2016 in Houston, TX.
  • Presented a paper with media titled "An Intergenerational Reflection on Feminist Praxes in Writing Research" at the 10th Biennial Feminisms and Rhetorics Conference in Tempe, AZ.
  • Presented a paper titled "College as Community: A Case for Expanding Our Definitions of These Keywords" at the Conference on Community Writing in Boulder, CO.
  • Served as an invited faculty mentor and workshop co-leader at the 2nd Annual Naylor Workshop for Undergraduate Research in Writing Studies at York College of Pennsylvania.
  • Was a selected participant in "Institutional Histories of Rhetoric" a Rhetoric Society of America Summer Institute Workshop led by David Flemming and Amy Wanin Madison, WI.

Leah Flack

  • Published "whatever is given/ can always be reimagined": Seamus Heaney's Indefinite Modernism." In Modernist Afterlives in Irish Literature and Culture, Ed. Paige Reynolds (London: Anthem Press, 2016).
  • Presented her research at McGill University (Montreal, CA) as part of a "Classics in Modernist Translation" conference.
  • Presented her research at the Modernist Studies Association conference.
  • Delivered a public lecture to conclude the internal-Mellon grant funded series, "Reconsidering the Rising."

Melissa Ganz

  • Reviewed Ayelet Ben-Yishai’s Common Precedents: The Presentness of the Past in Victorian Law and Fiction, in Journal of British Studies 55:1 (January 2016): 237-39.
  • Presented a paper on moral reasoning in Maria Edgeworth's Belinda at the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Pittsburgh, March 2016.
  • Participated in a roundtable on sensibility at the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Pittsburgh, March 2016.
  • Organized and chaired a panel on "Crime and Punishment in the Enlightenment" at the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Pittsburgh, March 2016.
  • Co-organized and chaired a panel on "Literature, Law, and Public Life" at the Modern Language Association, Austin, January 2016.
  • Elected to a five-year term on the Executive Committee of the Modern Language Association’s Forum on Law and the Humanities, January 2016.
  • Received a 2016 Summer Faculty Fellowship, Marquette University.
  • Received a two-year grant from the Strategic Innovation Fund to support the Humanities Research Colloquium, Marquette University, 2015-2017.

Beth Godbee

  • Published chapter: “Making Commitments to Racial Justice Actionable,” with Rasha Diab, Thomas Ferrel, and contributions by Neil Simpkins in Performing Antiracist Pedagogy in Rhetoric, Writing, and Communication, edited by Frankie Condon and Vershawn Young. Across the Disciplines Books—a collaboration of the WAC Clearinghouse, Colorado State University Open Press, and University Press of Colorado, 2016. 19-39. (Reprint with revisions; e-book and print versions.)
  • Published article: “Why Inquiry Matters: An Argument and Model for Inquiry-Based Writing Courses,” with Katherine Ellington and Megan Knowles. Wisconsin English Journal 58.2 (Fall 2016): 7-21. PDF. Web: <http://journals.library.wisc.edu/index.php/wej/issue/view/71>.
  • Will publish article: “Writing Up: How Assertions of Epistemic Rights Counter Epistemic Injustice.” Forthcoming in College English, July 2017.
  • Will publish article: “Name It and Claim It: Cross-Campus Collaborations for Community-Based Learning,” with Elizabeth Andrejasich Gibes. Forthcoming in Reflections: A Journal of Public Rhetoric, Civic Writing, and Service Learning, Spring 2017.
  • Will publish narrative: “Decoding Each Other Through Coding: Sharing Our Unlikely Research Collaboration,” with Adrianne Wojcik. Forthcoming in The Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning (JAEPL), volume 22, Spring 2017.
  • Presented panel: “Countering Microaggressions and Enacting Change: Frameworks for Rhetorical Intervention,” with Cedric Burrows, Rasha Diab, and Thomas Ferrel. Rhetoric Society of America (RSA). Atlanta, Georgia, 2016.
  • Presented paper: “Reclaiming Feminist and Womanist Ways of Knowing, Countering Epistemic Injustice.” Cultural Rhetorics Conference. East Lansing, Michigan, 2016.
  • Presented panel: “Conditioned for Immobility? A Dialectical Approach for Moving Toward Social Justice,” with Rasha Diab. The Thomas R. Watson Conference. Louisville, Kentucky, 2016.
  • Presented workshop: “Contemplative Writing: Practices for More Mindful Learning and Action.” Wisconsin Council of Teachers of English (WCTE). Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 2016.
  • Will present panel: “Listening Up, Taking Action: Conditions for Countering Injustice and Enacting More Equitable Relations,” with Rasha Diab, Thomas Ferrel, and Cedric Burrows. Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC). Portland, Oregon, 2017.
  • Served as elected member: College Section Steering Committee of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), 2015—2016.
  • Served: Editorial Board for Praxis: A Writing Center Journal.
  • Served: Service-learning partnerships with the YWCA Southeast Wisconsin’s Racial Justice Program and America’s Black Holocaust Museum (ABHM).
  • Received: Center for Peacemaking Faculty Research Mini-Grants, 2015 and 2016.
  • Nominated: Article “Body + Power + Justice: Movement-Based Workshops for Critical Tutor Education” (with Moira Ozias and Jasmine Kar Tang) nominated for the 2016 International Writing Centers Association (IWCA) Best Article Award.

Heather Hathaway

  • Received a Summer Faculty Fellowship for her book project, "Don't Fence Me In": A Literary and Cultural History Of Japanese American Internment

CJ Hribal

  • Won the Goldenberg Prize for Fiction from the Bellevue Literary Review for his story “Do I Look Sick to You? (Notes on How to Make Love to a Cancer Patient).”
  • Serves as Chair of FAME (Friends and Alumni of Marquette English).
  • 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.
  • Published “The One Constant”: Milwaukee Magazine, March, 2016, Print and online (1200 words).
  • Presented “Eva Figes and the Lyric Novel“ at The Warren Wilson College MFA Program for Writers, January 7, 2016.
  • Read from The Other Life, a novel-in-progress, at Warren Wilson College, January 8, 2016.
  • Served as a Visiting Member of the Fiction Faculty for the Warren Wilson College MFA Program for Writers, January 2-13, 2016. 

Jodi Melamed

  • Published “Being Together Subversively, Outside in the University of Hegemonic Affirmation and Repressive Violence, As Things Heat Up (Again).” American Quarterly. 68.4 (Spring 2016). 980-991.
  • Published “Proceduralism, Predisposing, Poesis: Institutionality, In the Making.” Lateral: Journal of the Cultural Studies Association. Issue 5.1 (Spring 2016): Web. 7000 words. http://csalateral.org/wp/issue/5-1/forum-alt-humanities-institutionality-making-melamed/
  • Published “Post-marxism, American studies, and post-capitalist futures.” Approaches to American Cultural Studies. Eds. Antje Dallmann, Eva Boesenberg. New York: Routledge, 2016. 133-145.
  • Keynote Speaker: “Administrated Precarity and Settler Logisticality.” Unit for Criticism and Interpretative Theory. University of Illinois, Urbana-Champagne. October 30-31 2017
  • Keynote Speaker: “Dispossession by Administration.” Kanner Forum on Futures of Literary and Cultural Studies, University of California, Los Angeles. June 1st, 2017.
  • Keynote Speaker: “Diversity in German Politics and Culture in the Context of the Refugee Crisis.” Conference on “Diversity in Business, Institutions, and Education.”  Bavarian Center for Transatlantic Relations. June 2-4, 2016.
  • Invited Lecture: “Dispossession by Administration.” Women and Gender Studies and Geography Colloquium Series. University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. October 28, 2016.
  • Invited Lecture for the “Race, Debt, Property” Symposium hosted by the University of Wisconsin, Madison Humanities Research Center. March 10-12, 2016.  10 invited participants including Cheryl Harris, Cedric Johnson, and Joanne Barker. Ends with a public plenary with participants.
  • Invited Presentation. “Al Helm: Martin Luther King, Jr. in Palestine.”   Muslim Milwaukee Film Festival. April 17, 2016.
  • Keynote Speaker: “ ‘One Never Has Enough Documents’: Diversity/Vielfalt in Germany in 2016.” Conference on “Diversity in Business, Institutions, and Education.” Bavarian Center for Transatlantic Relations. June 2-4, 2016.
  • Invited Lecture: “Economies of Dispossession” for the “Race, Debt, Property” Symposium hosted by the University of Wisconsin, Madison Humanities Research Center. March 10-12, 2016. 10 invited participants including Cheryl Harris, Cedric Johnson, and Joanne Barker. Also included a final public plenary with participants.
  • Keynote Invitation [declined]. “The Prehistory of Neoliberalism.”Novel Symposium. Duke University, April 2016
  • Keynote Invitation [declined]. “Neoliberalism and the Global South.” Humanities Lecture Series. State University of New York, Binghamton. Fall 2016.
  • Invited Presentation. “Al Helm: Martin Luther King, Jr. in Palestine.” Muslim Milwaukee Film Festival. April 17, 2016.
  • Elected to National Committee of the American Studies Association for a three year term (2015-2018).
  • Serving as Past President of the "Marxism, Literature, and Society" Forum of the Modern Language Association.
  • Elected to the Executive Committee for the Sociological Approaches to Literature Division, Modern Language Association (five-year term, 2011-2016).
  • Invited Scholar: Race and Capitalism Working Group. Social Science Research Council and Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture, University of Chicago. (ongoing, 2016-present)

Rebecca Nowacek

  • Director, Marquette’s Ott Memorial Writing Center
  • Director, Marquette University’s Course-Embedded Tutor (CET) Program
  • Author, “Assessing the Affective.” In The Future Scholar: Researching and Teaching the Frameworks for Writing and Information Literacy. Eds. Randall McClure and James P. Purdy. Information Today, Inc. (2016): 251-272. Co-authored with Heather James.
  • Author, “Going Global, Getting Digital: Case Studies in Contemporary Jesuit Rhetoric Education.” Cinthia Gannett and John Brereton (eds.), Traditions of Eloquence: The Jesuits and Rhetorical Studies. (2016). Fordham University Press. Co-authored with Jenn Fishman.
  • Author, “Transfer and Translingualism.” College English, Vol 78.3 (2016): 258-64. Co-authored with Rebecca Lorimer Leonard.
  • Author, “Mass Literacy and Writing Centers: Deborah Brandt’s The Rise of Writing” (book review). Writing Center Journal 35.2, Spring/Summer 2016. Co-authored with Brad Hughes and Julie Christoph.
  • Invited speaker, Brigham Young University, November 2016.
  • Invited speaker, University of Michigan, March 2016.
  • Invited speaker, Transylvania University, January 2016.

Brittany Pladek

  • Faculty Advisor for Sigma Tau Delta.
  • Published “Steven Universe.” Review. Science Fiction Film and Television 9.3 (2016).
  • Published “Romanticism, Medicine, and the Natural Supernatural, by Gavin Budge.” Book review. Studies in Romanticism 54.4 (2016), 575-578.
  • Published “Ought From Is.” Lackington’s. July 2016. Short story.
  • Presented "The Pain We Do Not Know: Letitia Landon's Therapeutic Discontent" at the North American Society for the Study of Romanticism (Berkeley 2016).
  • Presented "'This Very Social Rose:'Aurora Leigh and Dante's Inferno" at the North American Victorian Studies Association (Phoenix, 2016).
  • Will publish"‘A Radical Causation’: Coleridge’s Lyrics and Collective Guilt," forthcoming in Romanticism (April 2017)
  • Co-editor with Dr. Emily Stanback (University of Southern Mississippi) of Romantic Circles Pedagogy Commons: "Romanticism, Health, and Wellbeing" (2017). 

Al Rivero

  • Served as Interim Chair for the English Department from January 2016 through July 2016
  • 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.
  • Member, Editorial Board, The Georgia Edition of the Works of Tobias Smollett (University of Georgia Press).
  • Member, Editorial Board, Studies in the Novel.

Angela Sorby

  • Published “Women Poets, Child Readers,” A History of American Women’s Poetry, Jennifer Putzi and Alexandra Socarides, eds., Cambridge University Press, 2016. Book chapter.
  • Published “Children’s Culture,” The Blackwell Companion to Popular Culture, Gary Burns, ed., New York: Blackwell, 2016. Book chapter.
  • Published "Code Violations: Chicago Review in the 1990s,” in Chicago Review 59: 4 (2016). Essay.
  • Review of Michael C. Cohen, The Social Lives of Poems in Nineteenth-Century America, Modern Philology 2016 114:1, E42-E44. Review.
  • Published “No One Knows Where the Ladder Goes,” The First Line 18:4 (2016). Flash fiction.
  • “Conjuring Readers: Antebellum African-American Children’s Poetry,” Early African-American Children’s Literature, Anna Mae Duane and Kate Capshaw Smith, eds., University of Minnesota Press. Forthcoming in 2017.
  • Presented “Queer Little Folks and the Emergence of Cuteness,” at the Harriet Beecher Stowe Society Conference, Spokane, WA, June 2016.
  • "Noah’s Ark and Theological Anxiety in American Children’s Poetry,” to be presented at the 2017 MLA, Philadelphia, PA, January 2017.
  • "Harriet Beecher Stowe and Transatlantic Cuteness," to be presented at the 2017 SSAWW, Bordeaux, France, July 2017.
  • Serves as board member, Society for the Study of American Women Writers.
  • Serves as board member, Raymond Carver International Association.

John Su

  • Serving as Vice Provost for Academic Affair

Sarah Wadsworth

  • Serving as Chair of the English Department
  • Serves on the board of directors of the Nineteenth Century Studies Association.
  • Co-editor of the journal Nineteenth Century Studies.
  • Published a review of The Europeans. Cambridge Edition of the Complete Fiction of Henry James. Ed. Susan M. Griffin (Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2015). Review of English Studies 67 (April 2016).
  • Published a review of The Ambassadors. Ed. Nicola Bradbury. Cambridge Edition of the Complete Works of Henry James. Review of English Studies 68 (2016)
  • Has in press--“Approaching The Blithedale Romance through the History of the Book.” Nathaniel Hawthorne in the College Classroom: Contexts, Materials, Approaches. Ed. Christopher Diller. Brooklyn, NY: AMS Press. Forthcoming, 2016.
  • Served as editorial adviser and produced an annotated bibliography for the following: “Kenneth Graham​e.” Children’s Literature Review. Multi-volume series. Boston: Gale Cengage. Forthcoming, 2016.
  • Presented “From Celebrity Memoir to Female Bildungsroman: Fanny Kemble, Henry James, and Novelistic Innovation.” Nineteenth Century Studies Association. Lincoln, NE.
  • Presented “Roderick and Roland and Diana and Persis: Alcott, James, and the Roman Künstlerroman.” American Literature Association. San Francisco, CA.
  • Presented on Alice in Wonderland and "The Nutcracker and the Mouse King" to the Milwaukee Ballet Book Club.
  • Received the 2016 Way-Klingler Teaching Enhancement Grant with Catey Ott Thompson (Dance), Connie Petersen (Theatre), Susan Mountin (Manresa), and Lynne Shumow (Haggerty Museum of Art).
  • Faculty Fellow: Collegium. Colloquy on Catholic Higher Education. Portland, OR.

Larry Watson

  • As Good As Gone, Larry Watson’s tenth book of fiction, was published by Algonquin Books in June 2016.
  • As Good As Gone was selected as an Amazon Best Book for July 2016.
  • As Good As Gone was nominated for the 2017 Andrew Carnegie Award for Excellence in Literature.
  • NPR named As Good As Gone one of its 300 best reads for 2016.
  • The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel named As Good As Gone one of its 100 best books of 2016.
  • On October 8, 2016, Larry Watson appeared on a panel and conducted workshops at the Sinclair Lewis Writers Festival in Sauk Centre, Minnesota.
  • Larry Watson served as the final judge for the 2015 New American Fiction prize (award winner named in 2016).
  • On November 30, 2016, Larry Watson spoke to junior and senior English classes at Whitnall High School in Greenfield, Wisconsin, where students are studying his novel, Montana 1948.

Amelia Zurcher

  • Serving as Director of the University Honors Program.

2015 - 2016

Fr. Ron Bieganowski

  • Chaplain —College of Business Administration
    Pastoral service for Marquette Students and Graduates, (Weddings, Baptisms, Funerals, Retreats, Spiritual Direction)
    Retreat Director – Jesuit Retreat Houses at Lake Elmo, MN, Oshkosh, WI, and Barrington, IL
    Assistant Pastor – St. Clare of Assisi, Edwards, CO
  • Recently celebrated his 40th anniversary at Marquette

Amy Blair

  • Serving as the Director of Undergraduate Studies
  • Serves on the Editorial Board for Reception: Texts, Readers, Audiences, History, The Journal of the Reception Study Society.
  • Co-editor, with James Machor, of the journal Reception: Texts, Readers, Audiences, History, the official journal of the Reception Study Society. 

Cedric Burrows

  • Published "El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz or Malcolm X: The Construction of El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz’s Religious Identity in Composition Readers." Journal of Africana Religions 3.1 (2015): 31-43.​

Gerry Canavan

  • Published Octavia E. Butler, University of Illinois Press, 2016
  • Published “Quiet, Too Quiet: Review of Cixin Liu’s The Dark Forest.” Los Angeles Review of Books (February 2016): https://lareviewofbooks.org/review/quiet-too-quiet.
  • Capital as Artificial Intelligence.” Journal of American Studies: “Fictions of Speculation” (October 2015), eds. Annie McClanahan and Hamilton Carroll: 1-25.
  • “Anything Could Happen (And We Would Believe It).” New Orleans Review 41 (2015): 223-226.
  • “The Warm Equations.” Los Angeles Review of Books. June 2015.
  • Published “The Octavia E. Butler Papers.” The Eaton Journal of Archival Research in Science Fiction 3.1 (Fall 2015): 42-53.
  • Published “Ecology 101.” SFRA Review 314 (Winter 2015): 16-25.
  • Co-Editor with Eric Carl Link, The Cambridge Companion to American Science Fiction (Cambridge University Press, 2015).
  • Editor, Science Fiction Film and Television (Liverpool University Press, 2014-).
  • Editor, Extrapolation (Liverpool University Press, 2014-).
  • Won the Way-Klingler Young Scholar Award, 2016.

John Curran

  • Serving as the Director of Graduate Studies
  • Published "Poetical History,” in Spenser in Context, ed. Andrew Escobedo (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016), 185-93.
  • Published "What Should Be In That Caesar: The Question of Julius Caesar’s Greatness,” in Julius Caesar: A Critical Reader, ed. Andrew James Hartley (London: Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare, 2016), 153-74.

Jenn Fishman

  • Serving as Director of the First-Year English Program.
  • Received a CCCC Research Initiative Grant for "Tracing the Impact of Undergraduate Research in Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies" with co-Principal Investigators Jane Greer and Dominic DelliCarpini.
  • Received the National Council of Teachers of English Student Affiliate Excellence Award (for MASA, the Milwaukee-Area Student Affiliate of NCTE).
  • Her student Kim Baker received the Maria Dittman Undergraduate Research Awardfor Bursting the Bubble, composed in ENGL 3210.
  • Coedited (with Jess Enoch) a special issue of Peitho titled "The Next 25 Years of Feminist Scholarship in Rhetoric and Composition."
  • Organized (with Tarez Graban) and co-edited (with Trish Fancher, curator) the "New Work Showcase."
  • Coauthored (with Rebecca Nowacek) "Networking Rhetoric for Jesuit Education in a New World" in Traditions of Eloquence edited by Cinthia Gannett and John Brereton (Fordham UP).
  • Coauthored (with Mary Jo Reiff) "Taking the High Road: Teaching for Transfer in an FYC Program," which was reprinted in Ecologies of Writing Programs: Program Profiles in Context edited by Mary Jo Reiff, Anis Bawarshi, Michelle Ballif, and Christian Weisser (Parlor P).
  • Coorganized and chaired "Performing Feminist Action," an evening of concurrent microworkshops and mentoring tables sponsored by the Coalition of Women Scholars in the History of Rhetoric and Composition at CCCC 2016 in Houston, TX.
  • Presented a prepared response to "Assessing Learning in Scenes of Discovery: Projection, Reflection, and (Social) Action" with Bump Halbritter and Julie Lindquist at CCCC 2016 in Houston, TX.
  • Presented a prepared response to "The Best of Three Worlds: Integrating Writing, Civic Engagement, and First-Year Experience Programs" with Allen Brizee, June Johnson, Morgan Reitmeyer, and Pat Bizzell at CCCC 2016 in Houston, TX.
  • Presented a paper titled "Catching Fire: Community, Collaboration, and Undergraduate Research" at the 2015 NCTE Convention in Minneapolis, MN.
  • Presented a paper with media titled "An Intergenerational Reflection on Feminist Praxes in Writing Research" at the 10th Biennial Feminisms and Rhetorics Conference in Tempe, AZ.
  • Presented a paper titled "College as Community: A Case for Expanding Our Definitions of These Keywords" at the Conference on Community Writing in Boulder, CO.
  • Served as an invited faculty mentor and workshop co-leader at the 2nd Annual Naylor Workshop for Undergraduate Research in Writing Studies at York College of Pennsylvania.
  • Was a selected participant in "Institutional Histories of Rhetoric" a Rhetoric Society of America Summer Institute Workshop led by David Flemming and Amy Wanin Madison, WI.

Leah Flack

  • Published Modernism and Homer: The Odysseys of H.D., James Joyce, Osip Mandelstam, and Ezra Pound. (Cambridge University Press, 2015).
  • Published "'The news in the Odyssey is still news': Ezra Pound, W. H. D. Rouse, and a Modern Odyssey." Modernism/Modernity (January 2015).
  • Will publish a chapter, "'What is given / Can always be re-imagined': Seamus Heaney's Indefinite Modernism" in The Afterlives of Modernism in Irish Literature and Culture, the inaugural book in a new Irish studies series edited by Paige Reynolds (2015)
  • Presented her research at the Society for Classical Studies (Chicago), the Classical Association (Nottingham, England), the British Association of Modernist Studies (London), the Modernist Studies Association (Pittsburgh), and the Modern Languages Association (Vancouver) conferences.
  • Presented a paper at the Midwest American Conference for Irish Studies.

Melissa Ganz

  • Published "Carrying On Like a Madman: Insanity and Responsibility in Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde,” Nineteenth-Century Literature 70:3 (December 2015): 363-97.
  • Published "Freedom and Fetters: Nuptial Law in Burney's The Wanderer," in Impassioned Jurisprudence: Law, Literature, and Emotion, 1760-1848, ed. Nancy E. Johnson (Bucknell University Press, 2015), 66-88.
  • Published "Debate," in The Pocket Instructor: Literature: 101 Exercises for the College Classroom, ed. Diana Fuss and William A. Gleason (Princeton University Press, 2015), 21-23.
  • Reviewed Ayelet Ben-Yishai’s Common Precedents: The Presentness of the Past in Victorian Law and Fiction, in Journal of British Studies 55:1 (January 2016): 237-39.
  • Presented a paper on moral reasoning in Maria Edgeworth's Belinda at the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Pittsburgh, March 2016.
  • Participated in a roundtable on sensibility at the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Pittsburgh, March 2016.
  • Organized and chaired a panel on "Crime and Punishment in the Enlightenment" at the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Pittsburgh, March 2016.
  • Co-organized and chaired a panel on "Literature, Law, and Public Life" at the Modern Language Association, Austin, January 2016.
  • Elected to a five-year term on the Executive Committee of the Modern Language Association’s Forum on Law and the Humanities, January 2016.
  • Received a 2015 Way Klingler Young Scholar Award, Marquette University.
  • Received a 2016 Summer Faculty Fellowship, Marquette University.
  • Received a two-year grant from the Strategic Innovation Fund to support the Humanities Research Colloquium, Marquette University, June 2015.

Beth Godbee

  • Published article: “Body + Power + Justice: Movement-Based Workshops for Critical Tutor Education,” with Moira Ozias and Jasmine Kar Tang. Writing Center Journal34.2, (Spring/Summer 2015): 61-112. Print.
  • Published article: “Stretching Beyond the Semester: Undergraduate Research, Ethnography of the University, and Proposals for Local Change,” with Jessie Bazan, Megan Glise, Ariel Gonzalez, Katelyn Quigley, and Brittany White. Perspectives on Undergraduate Research and Mentoring (PURM) 3.2 (June 2015): Web. <http://blogs.elon.edu/purm/2015/08/31/stretching-beyond-the-semester/>.
  • Published pedagogical resource: “Forum Theatre: Using Boal’s Theatre of the Oppressed to Build Receptive,” with Rasha Diab. Contemplative Practices for Anti-Oppression Education. Ed. Beth Berilla. 2015. Web: <http://www.contemplativepracticesforantioppressionpedagogy.com/blog/>.
  • Published blog post: “Expanded Perspectives on Power,” with Rasha Diab and Thomas Ferrel. The Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning (AEPL)’s Blog: A Virtual Gathering Place. June 2015. Web: <https://aeplblog.wordpress.com/2015/06/28/expanded-perspectives-on-power/>.
  • Published blog post: “A Look Back and Continued Commitment to ‘Community Building in Online Writing Centers.’” Axis: The Blog of Praxis: A Writing Center Journal. June 2015. Web: <http://www.praxisuwc.com/praxis-blog/alookback>.
  • Presented: “Countering Injustice and Affirming Writers’ Rights.” Department of English, University of Delaware. Newark, Delaware. March 2016.
  • Presented: “Why ‘The Digital’ in High Impact Learning Practices.” The Writing Program, Gelardin New Media Center, and Lannan Center for Poetics and Social Practice. Georgetown University. Washington, D.C. February 2016.
  • Presented: “Rethinking Power Relationships and Professionalism,” with Rasha Diab and Thomas Ferrel.” Community of Scholars Program, Council of International Graduate Students, and the Graduate School. University of Minnesota. Minneapolis, Minnesota. November 2015.
  • Presented: “Power With: Relations and Solidarity.” Panel: “Rewriting Power Relations: Expanding Our Vocabulary of Power as Teachers of English,” with Rasha Diab and Thomas Ferrel. National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE). Minneapolis, Minnesota. November 2015.
  • Presented: “Power To: Goal-Directed Investment.” Panel: “Power over, Power to, and Power with: Toward an Expanded Vocabulary of Power,” with Rasha Diab and Thomas Ferrel. National Women’s Studies Association (NWSA). Milwaukee, Wisconsin. November 2015.
  • Presented: “Cross-Campus Collaborations as Necessary Infrastructure for Community-Based Learning,” with Elizabeth Andrejasich-Gibes. Conference on Community Writing. Boulder, Colorado. October 2015.
  • Presented: “How Contemplative Writing Practices Enable ‘Writing for Social Justice.’” Association for Contemplative Mind in Higher Education (ACMHE). Washington, D.C. October 2015.
  • Co-authored and mentored presentation: “Inquiry-Driven, Project-Based Writing Courses: The Model of ‘Ethnography of the University’ and the Value of Undergraduate Research,” with Katie Ellington, Megan Knowles, and Colleen Pate. Wisconsin Council of Teachers of English (WCTE). Milwaukee, Wisconsin. October 2015.
  • Presented: “Body + Power + Justice: Movement-Based Workshops for Critical Tutor Education,” with Moira Ozias and Jasmine Kar Tang. WCJ Live broadcast online by Writing Center Journal in a “Meet the Author” format. September 2015.
  • Presented: “Rhetorical Possibilities in Boal’s Theatre of the Oppressed,” with Rasha Diab. Pedagogy and Theatre of the Oppressed (PTO) Conference. Chicago, Illinois. June 2015.
  • Attended: “Human Rights, Civil Rights, and Global Citizenship.” Rhetoric Society of American (RSA) Summer Institute Workshop. Madison, Wisconsin. June 2015.
  • Elected: College Section Steering Committee of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), 2015—2016.
  • Served: Editorial Board for Praxis: A Writing Center Journal, 2015—ongoing.
  • Received: Rynne Faculty Research Fellowship from Marquette’s Center for Peacemaking, 2015.
  • Received: Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Travel Grant from Marquette’s Center for Teaching and Learning, 2015.
  • Received: Faculty Research Mini-Grants from Marquette’s Center for Peacemaking, 2015 and 2016.
  • Received: Marquette University Faculty Development Awards, 2013, 2014, and 2015.
  • Will present: “Countering Microaggressions, Affirming Epistemic Rights.” Panel: “Countering Microaggressions and Enacting Change: Frameworks for Rhetorical Intervention,” with Cedric Burrows, Rasha Diab, Thomas Ferrel, and Jacqueline Jones Royster. Rhetoric Society of America (RSA). Atlanta, Georgia. May 2016.
  • Will publish: “‘Hanging Out’: Cultivating Life-Giving Writing Groups Online,” with Tanya Cochran, Rasha Diab, and Thomas Ferrel. Forthcoming in The Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning (JAEPL), volume 21, spring 2016.
  • Will publish: “Making Commitments to Racial Justice Actionable,” with Rasha Diab and Thomas Ferrel. Performing Anti-racist Pedagogy in Rhetoric, Writing, and Communication, edited by Frankie Condon and Vershawn Young. Forthcoming with the WAC Clearinghouse (e-publication) and Parlor Press (print publication). Anticipated publication spring/summer 2016.
  • Will publish “Why Inquiry Matters: An Argument and Model for Inquiry-Based Writing Courses,” with Marquette English majors and undergraduate researchers Katherine Ellington and Megan Knowles. Forthcoming in The Wisconsin English Journal in 2016.

Steve Hartman-Keiser

  • Published “Religious Identity and the perception of linguistic difference: the case of Pennsylvania German” Language and Communication 42. (May 2015): 125-134. 

Heather Hathaway

  • Received a Summer Faculty Fellowship for her book project, "Don't Fence Me In": A Literary and Cultural History Of Japanese American Internment.
  • Will present “Trauma and the Rhetoric of Silence in Japanese American Internment Literature,” at the Association for Asian American Studies conference in Evanston, Illinois, April 23-25, 2015
  • Will present "Literary Reimaginings of Internment: Why Now?" at the Multiethnic Literatures of the United States conference in Athens, GA, April 2015.
  • Guest lectured for the Wisconsin Humanities Council at the New Berlin Public Library on "The Loving Story" (documentary on the Civil Rights case, Loving vs. Virginia) in March 2014 and George Orwell's 1984 in March 2015.

CJ Hribal

  • Serves as Chair of FAME (Friends and Alumni of Marquette English).
  • 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.
  • Presented "You Are Not Who You Think You Are: Meditations on the Second Person" at Warren Wilson College, January 5, 2015.
  • Read from The Other Life, a novel-in-progress, at Warren Wilson College, January 8, 2015.
  • Served as a Visiting Member of the Fiction Faculty for the Warren Wilson College MFA Program for Writers, January 2-12, 2015.
  • Presented “Do I Look Sick to You? Notes on How to Make Love to a Cancer Patient” (short fiction) at the Voices of the Midwest Festival, the University of Michigan, March 20, 2015.
  • Presented “The Landscape of the Imagination” for “Midwestern Place as Story” panel, Voices of the Midwest Festival, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 3/26/2015
  • Presented "Strict Joy: Structure and the Wildness of Everyday Life" for panel on “Untaming Domestic Realism,” Associated Writing Programs National Conference, Minneapolis, MN, 4/9/2015
  • Presented “Characters as Large as Life: A User’s Manual” and Chaired the panel at the Association of Writers and Writing Programs National Conference, April 9, 2015.
  • Published “Jackie Patch.” Winesburg, Indiana. Eds. Michael Martone and Bryan Furuness. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 2015. 17-21. Print.
  • Published “Julie Patch.” Winesburg, Indiana. Eds. Michael Martone and Bryan Furuness. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 2015. 22-26. Print.
  • Published “Summer Innocence: Buying Time”: Milwaukee Magazine, 15 June 2015: 61-62. Print and online. (1075 words). Also read this essay aloud on WUWM’s“Lake Effect” program.
  • Published “This Old House: Leaving the Empty Nest”: Milwaukee Magazine, 10 October 2015. (http://www.milwaukeemag.com/2015/10/19/this-old-house-leaving-the-empty-nest/) Print and online. (1400 words).
  • Published “The One Constant”: Milwaukee Magazine, March, 2016, Print and online (1200 words).
  • Presented “Eva Figes and the Lyric Novel“ at The Warren Wilson College MFA Program for Writers, January 7, 2016.
  • Read from The Other Life, a novel-in-progress, at Warren Wilson College, January 8, 2016.
  • Served as a Visiting Member of the Fiction Faculty for the Warren Wilson College MFA Program for Writers, January 2-13, 2016.

Christine L. Krueger

  • Awarded the competitive year-long sabbatical fellowship for 2014-15.

Jodi Melamed

  • Keynote Speaker: “Diversity in German Politics and Culture in the Context of the Refugee Crisis.” Conference on “Diversity in Business, Institutions, and Education.”  Bavarian Center for Transatlantic Relations. June 2-4, 2016.
  • Invited Lecture for the “Race, Debt, Property” Symposium hosted by the University of Wisconsin, Madison Humanities Research Center. March 10-12, 2016.  10 invited participants including Cheryl Harris, Cedric Johnson, and Joanne Barker. Ends with a public plenary with participants.
  • Keynote Invitation [declined]. “The Prehistory of Neoliberalism.” Novel Symposium. Duke University, April 2016.
  • Panel Chair and Response: “Misery Loves Complicity: Pedagogies of Social Justice Within and Beyond Corporate Universities.” American Studies Association 2015 Conference. Toronto, Canada. October 10, 2015.
  • Invited Presentation. “Al Helm: Martin Luther King, Jr. in Palestine.”   Muslim Milwaukee Film Festival. April 17, 2016.
  • Presentation: “Racial Justice Training for First Year Students.” Marquette University. October 2015.
  • Presentation: “Racial Justice for RAs.” Marquette University. August, 2015.
  • Elected to National Committee of the American Studies Association for a three year term (2015-2018).
  • Serving as Past President of the "Marxism, Literature, and Society" Forum of the Modern Language Association.
  • Elected to the Executive Committee for the Sociological Approaches to Literature Division, Modern Language Association (five-year term, 2011-2016).
  • Currently serves as Chair of MLA's Executive Committee of Sociological Approaches to Literature and will be chairing and presenting a paper at a tribute panel to Jose Munoz at the January 2015 conference. 

Rebecca Nowacek

  • Director, Marquette’s Ott Memorial Writing Center
  • Director, Marquette University’s Course-Embedded Tutor (CET) Program
  • Author, “Transfer and Translingualism.” College English, Vol 78.3 (2016): 258-64. Co-authored with Rebecca Lorimer Leonard.
  • Author, “Threshold Concepts in Writing Center Work.” Linda Adler-Kassner and Elizabeth Wardle (eds.), Naming What We Know. (2015). Utah State University Press. Co-authored with Brad Hughes.
  • Recipient, Outstanding Article Award, International Writing Centers Association. For “Threshold Concepts in Writing Center Work: Scaffolding the Development of Tutor Expertise.” In Naming What We Know. Eds. Linda Adler-Kassner and Elizabeth Wardle. Utah State University Press (2015): 171-185. Co-authored with Brad Hughes.
  • Invited speaker, University of Michigan, March 2016.
  • Invited speaker, Transylvania University, January 2016.
  • Invited speaker, Kennesaw State University, Atlanta. September 2015.

Brittany Pladek

  • Faculty Advisor for Sigma Tau Delta.
  • Published “Steven Universe.” Review. Science Fiction Film and Television 9.3 (2016).
  • Published “Romanticism, Medicine, and the Natural Supernatural, by Gavin Budge.” Book review. Studies in Romanticism 54.4 (2016), 575-578.
  • Published “Ought From Is.” Lackington’s. July 2016. Short story.
  • Presented "The Pain We Do Not Know: Letitia Landon's Therapeutic Discontent" at the North American Society for the Study of Romanticism (Berkeley 2016).
  • Presented "'This Very Social Rose:'Aurora Leigh and Dante's Inferno" at the North American Victorian Studies Association (Phoenix, 2016).
  • Will publish"‘A Radical Causation’: Coleridge’s Lyrics and Collective Guilt," forthcoming in Romanticism (April 2017)
  • Co-editor with Dr. Emily Stanback (University of Southern Mississippi) of Romantic Circles Pedagogy Commons: "Romanticism, Health, and Wellbeing" (2017).

Al Rivero

  • Served as Interim Chair for the English Department from January 2016 through July 2016
  • 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.


Angela Sorby

  • Published “Women Poets, Child Readers,” A History of American Women’s Poetry, Jennifer Putzi and Alexandra Socarides, eds., Cambridge University Press, 2016. Book chapter.
  • Published “Children’s Culture,” The Blackwell Companion to Popular Culture, Gary Burns, ed., New York: Blackwell, 2016. Book chapter.
  • Published "Code Violations: Chicago Review in the 1990s,” in Chicago Review 59: 4 (2016). Essay.
  • Review of Michael C. Cohen, The Social Lives of Poems in Nineteenth-Century America, Modern Philology 2016 114:1, E42-E44. Review.
  • Published “No One Knows Where the Ladder Goes,” The First Line 18:4 (2016). Flash fiction.
  • “Conjuring Readers: Antebellum African-American Children’s Poetry,” Early African-American Children’s Literature, Anna Mae Duane and Kate Capshaw Smith, eds., University of Minnesota Press. Forthcoming in 2017.
  • Presented “Queer Little Folks and the Emergence of Cuteness,” at the Harriet Beecher Stowe Society Conference, Spokane, WA, June 2016.
  • "Noah’s Ark and Theological Anxiety in American Children’s Poetry,” to be presented at the 2017 MLA, Philadelphia, PA, January 2017.
  • "Harriet Beecher Stowe and Transatlantic Cuteness," to be presented at the 2017 SSAWW, Bordeaux, France, July 2017.
  • Serves as board member, Society for the Study of American Women Writers.
  • Serves as board member, Raymond Carver International Association.

John Su

  • Serving as Vice Provost for Academic Affair

Sarah Wadsworth

  • Serving as Chair of the English Department
  • Serves on the board of directors of the Nineteenth Century Studies Association.
  • Co-editor of the journal Nineteenth Century Studies.
  • Published review of The Europeans. Cambridge Edition of the Complete Fiction of Henry James. Ed. Susan M. Griffin (Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2015). Review of English Studies 67 (April 2016).
  • Published review of The Ambassadors. Ed. Nicola Bradbury. Cambridge Edition of the Complete Works of Henry James. Review of English Studies 68 (2016).
  • Published “Unsettling Engagements in Moods and Little Women, or Learning to Love Louisa May Alcott.” Critical Insights: Little Women. Ed. Anne K. Philips and Gregory Eiselein. Ipswich, MA: Grey House Publishing / Salem Press, 2015. 174-88.
  • Published “The Year of the Child: Children’s Literature, Childhood Studies, and the Turn to Childism.” Essay-Review of Anna Mae Duane, The Children’s Table: Childhood Studies and the Humanities; Jodi Eichler-Levine, Suffer the Little Children: Uses of the Past in Jewish and African American Children’s Literature; Gary D. Schmidt, Making Americans: Children’s Literature from 1930 to 1960. American Literary History 27.2 (Summer 2015): 331-41.
  • Published review of Francesca Sawaya, The Difficult Art of Giving: Patronage, Philanthropy, and the American Literary Market. Journal of American History 102 (Sept. 2015)
  • Has in press--“Approaching The Blithedale Romance through the History of the Book.” Nathaniel Hawthorne in the College Classroom: Contexts, Materials, Approaches. Ed. Christopher Diller. Brooklyn, NY: AMS Press. Forthcoming, 2016.
  • Served as editorial adviser and produced an annotated bibliography for “Kenneth Graham​e.” Children’s Literature Review. Multi-volume series. Boston: Gale Cengage. Forthcoming, 2016.
  • Received the 2016 Way-Klingler Teaching Enhancement Grant with Catey Ott Thompson (Dance), Connie Petersen (Theatre), Susan Mountin (Manresa), and Lynne Shumow(Haggerty Museum of Art).

Larry Watson

  • Larry Watson is serving as judge for the 2016 New American Fiction contest.
  • On June 21, 2016, Algonquin Books will publish Larry Watson’s tenth book, As Good As Gone. Watson will go on a ten city book tour to publicize the novel.
  • On March 16, 2016, Larry Watson served on a panel at the Midwest Independent Booksellers Association spring conference.
  • In April 2015, Larry Watson will give a reading and lecture and visit classes at Saginaw Valley State University as part of its Dow Visiting Scholars and Artists series.
  • Larry Watson will be a featured participant in the Waupaca Book Festival held in Waupaca, Wisconsin on April 17-18, 2015.
  • On September 19, 2015, Larry Watson participated in a conversation via Skype with Billings, Montana, readers. His novel Montana 1948 had been selected for a Billings Community Reads program.
  • On October 21, 2015, Larry Watson spoke to UW/Milwaukee ESL classes reading his novel Montana 1948.
  • On November 13, 2015, Larry Watson conducted writing workshops at New Trier High School in Winnetka, Illinois.
  • On December 11, 2015, Larry Watson spoke to classes at Whitnall High School where his novel Montana 1948 is being studied.
  • Larry Watson's novel Let Him Go has been nominated for the 2015 International IMPAC DUBLIN Literary Award.

Amelia Zurcher

  • Serving as Director of the University Honors Program.

2014 - 2015

Fr. Ron Bieganowski

  • Chaplain —College of Business Administration
    Pastoral service for Marquette Students and Graduates, (Weddings, Baptisms, Funerals, Retreats, Spiritual Direction)
    Retreat Director – Jesuit Retreat Houses at Lake Elmo, MN, Oshkosh, WI, and Barrington, IL
    Assistant Pastor – St. Clare of Assisi, Edwards, CO

Amy Blair

  • Published "American Readers and Their Novels." Oxford History of the Novel in English, Volume 6: The American Novel 1879-1940. Eds. Priscilla Wald and Michael A. Elliott. New York: Oxford UP, 2014
  • Serves on the Editorial Board for Reception: Texts, Readers, Audiences, History, The Journal of the Reception Study Society.
  • Co-editor, with James Machor, of the journal Reception: Texts, Readers, Audiences, History, the official journal of the Reception Study Society. 

 


Cedric Burrows

  • Published "El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz or Malcolm X: The Construction of El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz’s Religious Identity in Composition Readers." Journal of Africana Religions 3.1 (2015): 31-43.​

Gerry Canavan

  • Co-Editor with Eric Carl Link, The Cambridge Companion to American Science Fiction (Cambridge University Press, 2015).
  • Editor, Science Fiction Film and Television (Liverpool University Press, 2014-).
  • Editor, Extrapolation (Liverpool University Press, 2014-).
  • Published Green Planets: Ecology and Science Fiction, co-edited with Kim Stanley Robinson (Wesleyan University Press, 2014).
  • Published “Knowing No One’s Listening: Octavia Butler’s Unexpected Stories” and “‘There’s Nothing New / Under The Sun, / But There Are New Suns’: Recovering Octavia E. Butler’s Lost Parables.” Los Angeles Review of Books (Summer 2014).
  • Published "I'd Rather Be in Afghanistan: Antinomies of Battle: Los Angeles." Democratic Communique 26.2: "Media, Technology, and the Culture of Militarism: Watching, Playing and Struggling in the War Society." Eds. Robin Andersen and Tanner Mirrlees (Fall 2014): 39-54.
  • Published "If the Engine Ever Stops, We'd All Die': Snowpiercer and Necrofuturism." Paradoxa 26: "SF Now." Eds. Mark Bould and A. Rhys Williams (Fall 2014): 41-66.
  • Led a workshop on science fiction and the environment at the international SFF NOW conference at the University of Warwick in Warwick, England.
  • Won a John Brockway Huntington Foundation Fellowship to study at the Huntington Library and published a two-part essay at the Los Angeles Review of Books on the unpublished work of Octavia Butler as archived in the Huntington Library.
  • Published a short history of early American science fiction in The Oxford History of the Novel in English, Vol. 6: The American Novel: 1870-1940.
  • Planning a one-day symposium in Spring 2015 at Marquette on the topic of his NEH Enduring Questions grant, “What Is Worth Preserving?"

John Curran

  • Published Character and the Individual Personality in English Renaissance Drama: Tragedy, History, Tragicomedy (University of Delaware Press/Rowman & Littlefield, 2014).

Jenn Fishman

  • Institutional report. Kenyon Writes: Looking Back, Looking Ahead. Print and web.
  • Blog posts. Coalition of Women Scholars in the History of Rhetoric and Composition. Web.
  • Interview."The Future of Social Entrepreneurship Research: Catalyst or Inhibitor?" Trends in Social Innovation Education. Print.
  • Selected participant. Workshop on Institutional Histories of Rhetoric. Rhetoric Society of America Summer Institute. 5-7 June.
  • Respondent. "Necessity is the Mother of Intervention: Shifting Scenes, Recent Developments, and the Delivery of Old News." Computers and Writing. Stout, WI. 29 May.
  • Session co-organizer and presenter. "Networks for Research: Building Infrastructures to Support Empirical Research at #4C15 and Beyond." CCCC. Tampa, FL. 20 March.
  • Respondent. "Big Data and Deep Data: Disrupting Educational Grand Narratives of Student Writing Development and Success." CCCC. Tampa, FL. 20 March.
  • Respondent. "Embracing the Anxiety of Influence in Writing Studies Research." CCCC. Tampa, FL. 20 March.
  • Session organizer. "A New Work Showcase." Sponsored by the CWSHRC. CCCC. Tampa, FL. 18 March.
  • Invited speaker. "Accessibility and the Work of First-Year Writing." Montclair State University. 17 February.
  • Invited speaker. "Dynamic Research: Reflections on Disciplinary Research Practices." Academic Librarians Assembly (Marquette University). Milwaukee, WI. 10 February.
  • Participant. Roundtable on Digital Humanities. Coalition of Networked Information. Washington, D.C. December 7.
  • Delivered paper. "Section V: The Age of Revolutions." Norton's Anthology of Rhetoric and Writing: A Discussion, Part II. American Society for the History of Rhetoric at National Communication Association. Chicago, IL. 22 November.
  • Co-organizer, co-leader: "A Conversation with Pre-Service, First-Year, and Student Teachers." Wisconsin Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention. Oshkosh, WI. 24 October.
  • Coauthored and co-delivered paper. "REx: The Research Exchange Index." Thomas R. Watson Conference. University of Louisville. Louisville, KY. 16 October.
  • Invited speaker. "Reviewing for REx, the Research Exchange Index." English 5363: Research Methods in Technical Communication and Rhetoric with Dr. Kelli Cargile-Cook. Texas Tech University (via Skype). 8 September.
  • Session organizer and co-leader. "Making DH Community by Making a Community Syllabus. THATCamp MKE. Milwaukee, WI. 24 May.
  • Founder and Advisory Board Chair. Milwaukee-Area Student Affiliate of the National Council of Teachers of English.
  • President of the Coalition of Women Scholars in the History of Rhetoric and Composition (CWSHRC)
  • Member of the CWSHRC Task Force on Digital Media
    • Member (Ex Officio) of the Peitho Editorial Board.
    • Member of the Literacy in Composition Studies Editorial Board.
  • Co-chair of the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) Committee on Undergraduate Research
  • Member of the CCCC Task Force on CCC's Digital Future
  • Member of the Council for Writing Program Administrators Research Grant Committee
  • Member of the Rhetoric Society of America (RSA) Event Task Force

Leah Flack

  • Will publish her monograph, Modernism and Homer: the Odysseys of H.D., James Joyce, Osip Mandelstam, and Ezra Pound, with Cambridge University Press in 2015.
  • Published "1922’s ‘UnUlyssean’ Ulysses: Modernist Visions and Revisions of Homer." Odyssean Identities in Modern Cultures: The Journey Home. Eds. Sheila Murnaghan and Hunter Gardner. The Ohio State University Press (2014).
  • Published "'The news in the Odyssey is still news': Ezra Pound, W. H. D. Rouse, and a Modern Odyssey." Modernism/Modernity (January 2015).
  • Will publish a chapter, "'What is given / Can always be re-imagined': Seamus Heaney's Indefinite Modernism" in The Afterlives of Modernism in Irish Literature and Culture, the inaugural book in a new Irish studies series edited by Paige Reynolds (2015)
  • Presented her research at the Society for Classical Studies (Chicago), the Classical Association (Nottingham, England), the British Association of Modernist Studies (London), the Modernist Studies Association (Pittsburgh), and the Modern Languages Association (Vancouver) conferences.
  • Piloted the English department's new introductory course, ENG 3000, in Fall 2014.

Melissa Ganz

  • Published "Freedom and Fetters: Radical Marriage in Burney's The Wanderer," in Impassioned Jurisprudence: Law, Literature, and Emotion, 1760-1848 (Bucknell University Press, 2015).

  • Published "Debate" in The Pocket Instructor: Literature: 101 Exercises for the College Classroom (Princeton University Press, 2015).

  • Co-organized a workshop on “Women and Early Modern Civility,” Attending to Early Modern Women, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, June 2015.

  • Presented “‘The Fidelity of Promising’:  Austen Among the Philosophers,” American Society for  Eighteenth-Century Studies, Los Angeles, March 2015.

  • Presented “William Godwin, Jack Sheppard, and Criminal Biography:  Re-Reading Caleb Williams,” Association for the Study of Law, Culture, and the Humanities, Georgetown Law School, March 2015.

  • Presented “‘The Fidelity of Promising’:  Egoism and Obligation in Austen,” International Society for the  Study of Narrative, MIT, March 2014.

  • Presented “Fictions of Marriage in the English Enlightenment,” Law School Faculty Workshop, Marquette Law School, March 2014.

  • Presented “Justice and Judgment in Frankenstein” at the Association for the Study of Law, Culture, and the Humanities, University of Virginia Law School, March 2014, and at the Modern Language Association, Chicago, January 2014.

  • Co-organized and chaired a panel on “Criminal Justice and the Literary Imagination,” Modern Language Association, Chicago, January 2014.

  • Received a 2015 Way Klingler Young Scholar Award, Marquette University.

  • Received a two-year grant from the Strategic Innovation Fund to support the Humanities Research Colloquium, Marquette University, June 2015.

  • Received a 2014 Summer Faculty Fellowship from Marquette to support work on her book project, “Public Vows: Fictions of Marriage in the English Enlightenment.”      

  • Faculty Advisor, Sigma Tau Delta (English Honor Society), 2014-15.

      


Beth Godbee

  • Published article: “Asserting the Right to Belong: Feminist Co-Mentoring Among Graduate Student Women,” with Julia Novotny (MU ’13). Feminist Teacher 23.3 (Fall 2014): 177-195.
  • Published conference proceedings: “High Risk, High Yield: Embodied Facilitation for Racial Justice in Writing Workshops Across the Disciplines,” with Jasmine Kar Tang. Conference Proceedings and Archives of the Twelfth International Writing Across the Curriculum (IWAC) Conference. The WAC Clearinghouse (2014): Web. <http://wac.colostate.edu/proceedings/iwac2014/sessions.cfm>.
  • Published blog post: “Linguistic Prejudice and a Call for Epistemic Rights.” The Digital Rhetoric Collaborative (DRC)’s Blog Carnival “Beyond a ‘Single Language/Single Modality’ Approach to Writing.” Oct. 2014. <http://www.digitalrhetoriccollaborative.org/2014/10/31/linguistic-prejudice-and-a-call-for-epistemic-rights/>.
  • Published annotated bibliography with introduction: “Readings for Racial Justice: Sources from Within and Beyond Writing Centers,” with Bobbi Olson and the IWCA SIG Collective. International Writing Centers Association (IWCA), 2014. Web: <http://writingcenters.org/resources/antiracism-and-lgbtq-resources/>.
  • Published anecdote: “Commitment-Driven Co-Authoring,” with Tanya R. Cochran, Rasha Diab, and Thomas Ferrel in Lynée Lewis Gaillet and Letizia Guglielmo’s Scholarly Publication in a Changing Landscape: Models for Success. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014. 92-94.
  • Published review of Rhetoric of Respect: Recognizing Change at a Community Writing Center, by Tiffany Rousculp (NCTE, 2014). Writing Center Journal 34.1 (Fall/Winter 2014): 153-160.
  • Published review of First Semester: Graduate Students, Teaching Writing, and the Challenge of the Middle Ground, by Jessica Restaino  (NCTE, 2012), with MU graduate students Margaret Briggs-Dineen, Wendy Fall, Danielle Klein, Laura Linder- Scholer, Alyssa McGrath, Michael Stock, and Sarah Thompson. Composition Studies 42.2 (Fall 2014): 182-185.
  • Will publish “Body + Power + Justice: Movement-Based Workshops for Critical Tutor Education,” with Moira Ozias and Jasmine Kar Tang. To appear in Writing Center Journal, issue 34.2, Spring 2015.
  • Will publish “Stretching Beyond the Semester: Undergraduate Research, Ethnography of the University, and Proposals for Local Change,” with MU undergraduates Jessie Bazan (’14), Megan Glise (’14), Ariel Gonzalez, Katelyn Quigley, and Brittany White. To appear in Perspectives on Undergraduate Research and Mentoring (PURM), issue 4.1, Spring 2015.
  • Will publish “‘Hanging Out’: Cultivating Life-Giving Writing Groups Online,” with Tanya Cochran, Rasha Diab, and Thomas Ferrel. To appear in the “Connecting” section of The Journal of the Assembly on Expanded Perspectives on Learning (JAEPL), Volume 20, 2015.
  • Presented “‘Writing Up’: Peering into Christine’s Story to Identify Agency and Actions for Social Change” at the European Writing Centers Association (EWCA) Conference. Europa-Universität Viadrina, Germany, July 2014.
  • Presented “High Risk, High Yield: Embodied Facilitation for Racial Justice in Writing Workshops Across the Disciplines” with Jasmine Kar Tang at the International Writing Across the Curriculum (IWAC) Conference. Minneapolis, Minnesota, June 2014.
  • Presented “Rehearsing and Enacting Intervention: Boal’s Theatre of the Oppressed for Reflective Responsivity” with Rasha Diab at The Thomas R. WatsonConference. Louisville, Kentucky, October 2014.
  • Will present “Toward a Richer Vocabulary of Power” as part of the panel: “The Risk and Promise of Relational Work” with Rasha Diab and Thomas Ferrel and chaired by Lynée Lewis Gaillet at the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC). Tampa, Florida, March 2015.
  • Will present at the pre-conference workshop “Rewriting Plato’s Legacy: Ethics, Rhetoric, and Writing Studies” organized by John Duffy and Lois Agnew at the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC). Tampa, Florida, March 2015.
  • Will present workshop “Rhetorical Possibilities in Boal’s Theatre of the Oppressed,” with Rasha Diab, at the Pedagogy and Theatre of the Oppressed (PTO) Conference. Chicago, Illinois, June 2015.
  • Received a Problem Solver Seed Grant from the Marquette’s Service Learning Program for community-based learning course “Writing for Social Justice” (English 421) in collaboration with YWCA Southeast Wisconsin and MU’s Digital Media Center, Spring 2015.
  • Received a Summer Faculty Fellowship and Faculty Development Award, Summer 2014.
  • Received an International Writing Across the Curriculum (IWAC) Conference Scholarship, 2014.
  • Received Faculty Development Awards, 2013, 2014, and 2015.
  • Recognized as a Semi-Finalist for the National Association of Education (NAEd)/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship competition, 2013, 2014, and 2015.
  • Will participate in the Rhetoric Society of America (RSA) Summer Institute Workshop “Human Rights, Civil Rights, and Global Citizenship.” Madison, Wisconsin, June 2015.
  • Will present on-campus talk: “Project-Based Learning with Milwaukee as Co-Teacher,” through the Center for Teaching and Learning (CLS) series “Innovative Teaching Inspires Innovative Minds,” April 2015.

Heather Hathaway

  • Serving as Director of Graduate Studies.
  • Presented “Third-Generation Return: The Internment Fiction of David Mura and Julie Otsuka,” at the Multiethnic Literatures of the United States conference in Oklahoma City, OK, March 6-9, 2014.
  • Received a Summer Faculty Fellowship for her book project, "Don't Fence Me In": A Literary and Cultural History Of Japanese American Internment.
  • Will present “Trauma and the Rhetoric of Silence in Japanese American Internment Literature,” at the Association for Asian American Studies conference in Evanston, Illinois, April 23-25, 2015
  • Will present "Literary Reimaginings of Internment: Why Now?" at the Multiethnic Literatures of the United States conference in Athens, GA, April 2015.
  • Guest lectured for the Wisconsin Humanities Council at the New Berlin Public Library on "The Loving Story" (documentary on the Civil Rights case, Loving vs. Virginia) in March 2014 and George Orwell's 1984 in March 2015.

Diane Hoeveler

  • The Gothic Ideology: Religious Hysteria and Anti-Catholicism in British Popular Fiction, 1780-1880. Cardiff: University of Wales Press (distributed in USA by University of Chicago Press), 2014.
  • 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, 2014: 100-116.
  • “The Legacy of France: ‘mon semblable, mon frère!’” Review of Britain, France and the Gothic, 1764-1820: The Impact of Terror, by Angela Wright; and The Fantastic and European Gothic: History, Literature and the French Revolution, by Matthew Gibson. European Romantic Review 25.4 (2014): 491-96.
  • “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. 47-78.
  • Contributing Co-Editor with Deborah Morse and author, A Companion to the Brontës. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing, forthcoming 2015. Co-Editor of volume and author of “The Brontës and the Gothic Tradition.”
  • Contributing Co-Editor with Deborah Morse and author, Commemorating Charlotte Brontë: Time, Space, Place. Aldershot, UK: Ashgate P, forthcoming 2015.  Co-editor of volume and co-author of the Introduction.  Author of “Charlotte Brontë and the Anxious Imagination.”
  • “The Not-so New Gothic: Charlotte Brontë’s Juvenilia and the Gothic Tradition.” In Charlotte Bronte from the Beginnings: New Essays from Juvenilia to the Major Works.  Ed. Judith Pike and Lucy Morrison. Aldershot, UK: Ashgate Publishing, forthcoming 2015.
  • “Dreaming of the Other: The Brontë Novels and Gothic Residue.” In 21st META British Novelists Conference: The Brontë Sisters and Their Work Proceedings. Ed. Nil Korkut et al. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Press, forthcoming 2015.
  •  “Shorter Gothic Fictions: Ballads and Chapbooks, Tales and Fragments,”coauthored withDouglass H. Thomson. In Romantic Gothic: An Edinburgh Companion. Ed. Angela Wright and Dale Townshend.  Edinburgh: U of Edinburgh Press, forthcoming 2015.

CJ Hribal

  • Serves as Chair of FAME (Friends and Alumni of Marquette English).
  • 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.
  • Presented "You Are Not Who You Think You Are: Meditations on the Second Person" at Warren Wilson College, January 5, 2015.
  • Read from The Other Life, a novel-in-progress, at Warren Wilson College, January 8, 2015.
  • Served as a Visiting Member of the Fiction Faculty for the Warren Wilson College MFA Program for Writers, January 2-12, 2015.
  • Will read “Do I Look Sick to You? Notes on How to Make Love to a Cancer Patient” (short fiction) at the Voices of the Midwest Festival, the University of Michigan, March 20, 2015.
  • Will present “Midwestern Place as Story” at the Voices of the Midwest Festival, the University of Michigan, March 21, 2015.
  • Will present “Untaming Domestic Realism” at the Association of Writers and Writing Programs National Conference, April 9, 2015.
  • Will present “Characters as Large as Life: A User’s Manual” and chair the panel at the Association of Writers and Writing Programs National Conference, April 9, 2015.
  • “Jackie and Julie Patch,” short fiction, will be published in the anthology Winesburg, Indiana in July, 2015.

Christine L. Krueger

  • Awarded the competitive year-long sabbatical fellowship for 2014-15.

Jodi Melamed

  • Elected to the Executive Committee for the Sociological Approaches to Literature Division, Modern Language Association (five-year term, 2011-2016).
  • Published a co-authored essay "Academic Freedom with Violence" for the Journal of Academic Freedom.
  • Her chapter on "Diversity" is appearing in Keywords for American Cultural Studies, Second Edition.
  • Co-editing a special edition of Social Text on "Economies of Dispossession."
  • Presented at the 2014 American Studies Association Conference.
  • Delivered two Distinguished Speaker Lectures at the University of Washington, Bothell, and the University of Washington, Seattle.
  • Currently serves as Chair of MLA's Executive Committee of Sociological Approaches to Literature and will be chairing and presenting a paper at a tribute panel to Jose Munoz at the January 2015 conference. 

Rebecca Nowacek

  • Director of Normal H. Ott Memorial Writing Center.
  • Co-edited Literacy, Economy, Power (Southern Illinois University Press) with John Duffy, Julie Nelson Christoph, Eli Goldblatt, Nelson Graff, and Bryan Trabold.
  • Presented an invited talk for Indiana University’s Center for Innovation in Teaching Program, February 2015.
  • Presented at the International Writing Center Association / National Conference on Peer Tutoring of Writing, October 2014.
  • Presented at the Watson Conference, October 2014.
  • Presented an invited talk and book circle at University of Michigan, February 2014.
  • Presented at the Conference on College Composition and Communication, 2014. 

Brittany Pladek

  • Will publish "'In Sickness not Ignoble:' Soul-making and the Rejection of Relief in the Hyperion Poems" in Studies in Romanticism, Fall 2015.
  • Presented "A Radical Causation: Coleridge and Collective Guilt" at the International Conference on Romanticism (Minneapolis 2014).
  • Will present at the roundtable, "How Do We Study Eighteenth-Century Science?" at the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (Los Angeles 2015).
  • Won a 2015 Marquette Summer Faculty Fellowship and Regular Research Grant. 

Kris Ratcliffe

  • Serves as Chair of the English Department (until 6/2015)

Al Rivero

  • 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.

Angela Sorby

  • Published The Sleeve Waves. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press, 2014. Selected by Naomi Shihab Nye.
  • Wrote a chapter, “Disciplined Play: Children’s Poetry to 1920,” in The Cambridge History of American Poetry, Alfred Bendixen, ed., Cambridge University Press, 2014, 425-444.
  • Published review of Heart Beats: Everyday Life and the Memorized Poem by Catherine Robson, MLQ 76: 1 (March 2015): 112-114.
  • Published review (with Monika Elbert) of Anna Mae Duane, Suffering Childhood: Violence, Race, and the Making of the Child Victim. Journal of American Studies 48:1 (February 2014): 1-9.
  • Presented a paper, “Goops on the Cusp of Cuteness,” Gender Studies and Childhood conference, Notre Dame University, South Bend, IN, December 2014.
  • Presented a paper, “African-American Child Readers in the Antebellum South,” African American Expression in Print and Digital Culture Conference, Madison, WI, September 2014.
  • Attended conference, “Reflections on the Cambridge History,” American Literature Association Poetry Symposium, Savannah, GA, October 2014.
  • Serving as Director of First-Year English.
  • Serves as board member, Society for the Study of American Women Writers.
  • Serves as board member, Raymond Carver International Association.

John Su

  • Published "Beauty and the Beastly Prime Minister." ELH. 81.3 (2014): 1083-1110.
  • Serving as Core Director and Chair of the Provost Search Committee.
  • Interim Chair of the English Department as of 6/2015

Sarah Wadsworth

  • Serving as Director of Undergraduate Studies
  • Published "‘When the Cup Has Been Drained’: Addiction and Recovery in The Wind and the Willows.” Children’s Literature: Annual of the Children’s Literature Association and the Modern Language Association Division on Children’s Literature42 (2014): 42-70.
  • Published “‘Lifted Moments’: Emily Dickinson, Hymn Revision, and the Revival Music Meme-Plex.” The Emily Dickinson Journal 23 (Spring 2014): 46-74.
  • Presented a paper titled "'Pandora' and the Popular Press" at the Sixth International Conference of the Henry James Society in Aberdeen, Scotland in July 2014.
  • Serves on the board of the Nineteenth-Century Studies Association.
  • Will become coeditor of the journal Nineteenth-Century Studies in the summer of 2014.
  • Received a Summer Faculty Fellowship for 2014.

Larry Watson

  • Larry Watson’s novel Let Him Go received the Wisconsin Library Association’s 2014 Book of the Year award for adult literature.  It’s the third time that Watson has received the award.  He’ll speak at the Wisconsin Library Association’s annual convention in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin, on November 5.
  • Larry Watson's short story, "Your Mother Once Was Famous," appears in the Winter 2014 issue of Great Lakes Review.
  • 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.
  • On September 23, 2014 Larry Watson was the keynote speaker at a banned books event sponsored by the ACLU and held at Stonefly Brewery in Milwaukee.
  • Larry Watson was a featured participant at the South Dakota Book Festival held in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, September 25-27, 2014.  Watson gave a presentation on “Writing the American West” and appeared on a panel discussing “Writing the Land.”
  • Larry Watson was a featured participant at the Washington Island Literary Festival held on Washington Island, Wisconsin, October 2-4, 2014.  Watson read from his fiction and appeared on a panel discussing the topic “Family and Heartland.”
  • Dr. Watson gave a presentation on “A Writer’s Sense of Place” at the Baraboo Public Library in Baraboo, Wisconsin, on October 13, 2014.
  • Dr. Watson read from his novel Let Him Go at the Sunset Playhouse in Elm Grove, WI, October 22, 2014.  The novel was chosen for the Elm Grove Reads program.
  • Larry Watson was a featured participant in the High Plains Book Fest, held in Billings, Montana, October 25-26, 2014.
  • On October 26 at the High Plains Book Fest, held in Billings, Montana, Watson’s novel Let Him Go received the festival’s award for best fiction.
  • On November 10, 2014 Larry Watson spoke to classes at Watertown High School in Watertown, WI.  Students are reading Watson’s novel Montana 1948.  Watson will also speak at the Watertown Public Library.
  • On November 21, Watson spoke to a University of Wisconsin/Milwaukee ESL class that’s studying Watson’s novel Montana 1948.
  • In April 2015, Larry Watson will give a reading and lecture and visit classes at Saginaw Valley State University as part of its Dow Visiting Scholars and Artists series.
  • Larry Watson will be a featured participant in the Waupaca Book Festival held in Waupaca, Wisconsin on April 17-18, 2015.
  • Larry Watson's novel Let Him Go has been nominated for the 2015 International IMPAC DUBLIN Literary Award.

Amelia Zurcher

  • Serving as Director of the University Honors Program.
  • Published “Civility and Extravagance" in Timon of Athens and Urania," Mary Wroth and Shakespeare, ed. Paul Salzman and Marion Wynne-Davies. London: Routledge, 2014, 95-112