Mark Busby presented “My Night with Ken Kesey” at the Western Literature Association in Reno, NV on Oct. 17. The talk is based upon Kesey’s visit to San Marcos and Wimberley in 1994.
Rob Tally’s article “An American Bakhtin: Jonathan Arac, or, the Critic in the Age of the Novel” will appear in the next issue of symplokē.
Roger Jones’ poem “Government Bridge” has been accepted by Town Creek Poetry Journal.
At the upcoming Seventh International Research Conference for Graduate Students, sponsored by Texas State’s Graduate College, the following graduate students will present their work: Danielle McEwen will present “Connecting Past to Present: Using New Media Theory in Museum Website Development”; Edward Garza, “Renovating the House on Mango Street: Expanding Latinx Literature in First-Year Composition Classes”; Amanda Scott, The Subject is the Matter: Towards a More Inclusive Understanding of Hybrid Racial Identity in Technical Communication”; and Tyler Dukes, Coleridge and the Hypnagogic State: Blending Folklore and Fairy Tale to Create the Unconscious in “Christabel.”
MATC Alumna Alex Podwalny is Communications Executive with Mercom Capital Group in Austin. Alex writes that Mercom is a hybrid communications and research firm with clients in the clean tech space.
MFA fiction student Stanislav Rivkin’s story, “How To Survive a Non-Funeral,” will appear in the next issue of Glimmer Train.
Vanessa Couto Johnson’s chapbook manuscript rotoscoping collage in Cork City (a sequence of poems that include quotes from the film Waking Life) will be published in 2016 by dancing girl press.
Dr. Jaime Mejia and MARC students Edward Garza and Clare Murray delivered papers on the panel “Strategies for Teaching Argument and Persuasion in Relation to Latin@ Literary and Cultural Spheres” at the Third Annual Trends in Teaching College Composition conference held this past October in McKinney, TX.