Roger Jones’ poetry chapbook Familial has been accepted by the Finishing Line Press, with publication set for 2015.
MARC graduate Amanda (Rice) Rawlinson is the new Human Resources Manager for the International American University-College of Medicine, in Dallas, TX.
MFA fiction graduate and current Lecturer Chris Margrave’s “Covington is the Non-Place for Me: Walker Percy’s Topophilia in the Deserts of Theory and Consumption” appears in Reconstruction: http://reconstruction.eserver.org/Issues/144/Margrave.shtml.
Octavio Pimentel has signed a contract with Palgrave Macmillan for his book Historias de Éxito with Mexican Communities: Silenced Voices, which is scheduled to be out in print by June 2015. He also has agreed to serve as a “Featured Panelist” on a panel entitled “Dialog about Language,” to be offered at the Conference on College Composition and Communication in Tampa, Florida this spring.
Deb Balzhiser’s article, “Community Guides: Disrupting Oppression in Comment Threads on Social Sites,” written with Stephanie Vie (University of Central Florida) and Devon Fitzgerald Ralston (Miami University, Ohio), appears in the latest issue of Technoculture.
Rob Tally has been elected to the Executive Committee of the MLA’s Division on Literary Criticism. His book Poe and the Subversion of American Literature: Satire, Fantasy, Critique (Bloomsbury) was named a CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title 2014. He recently published “Song of Saruman” in the Los Angeles Review of Books (December 27, 2014), a critique of the representation of the wizard in the Peter Jackson films: http://lareviewofbooks.org/essay/song-saruman. “Topophrenia: The Place of the Subject” appears in Reconstruction 14.4 (2014): http://reconstruction.eserver.org/Issues/144/Tally.shtml.
The MARC program will be well-represented at the 2015 South Central Writing Centers Association Conference (“What Starts Here Writes The World”), taking place at the University of Texas-Austin this February. Presenters include current students, graduates, and faculty: Cresta Bayley, Collin Couey: Shaun Ford, Nancy Wilson, Rachel Snow, Rebecca Jackson, and Kristin Riggs.
Trey Moody’s poem “My Sound Story” appears in the current issue of Pleiades.
Eric Leake’s chapter “The (Un)Knowable Self and Others: Critical Empathy and Expressivism” has been published in the collection Critical Expressivism: Theory and Practice in the Composition Classroom: http://wac.colostate.edu/books/expressivism/.