Miscellany – October 21, 2019

Katie Kapurch’s research is featured in the Fall 2019 issue of Engaging Research, from the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs: https://www.txstate.edu/research/resources/research-newsletter/newsletter-archives/research-newsletter-fall-2019/faculty-research-spotlight/faculty-research-spotlight-kapurch.html 

Rob Tally’s essay “Reading Adorno by the Pool; or, Critical Theory in a Postcritical Era” appears in the latest issue of symplokē. Rob’s “Spatial Literary Studies versus Literary Geography?” appears in The Journal of English Language and Literature.

MFA fiction student Clayton Bradshaw’s personal essay, “The Rain Falls Like Democracy” will be published in Barren Magazine at the end of October.

Susan Morrison presented “’[A]n exterior air of pilgrimage’: Slow Travel in Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales and Jack Kerouac’s On the Road” at the European Beat Studies Network 8th Annual Conference: Moving Geographies: Literatures of Travel and Migration, held in Nicosia, Cyprus in mid-October.

“Fixtures,” a short story by MFA fiction student Sam Downs, is forthcoming in Joyland.

Cyrus Cassells received a “Best of the Net” nomination from The Cortland Review for his poem, “You Be The Dancer.”

Kate McClancy’s chapter “Black Skin, White Faces: Dead Presidents and the African-American Vietnam Veteran” just got published in New Perspectives on the War Film, from Palgrave MacMillan.

“This is the Hour of Lead,” a poem by MFA poetry graduate and Lecturer Melanie Robinson, was published in Barren Magazinehttps://barrenmagazine.com/this-is-the-hour-of-lead/ 

Tim O’Brien’s memoir, Dad’s Maybe Book, will be published this week. Time magazine has reviewed it, and Tim has been interviewed by National Public Radio. He will appear at the Texas Book Festival on Sunday, October 27th.

MFA fiction student Rui Ma will present “Feelings We Cannot Utter: Minimalist Writing and Empathy” at the 11th Annual International Research Conference for Graduate Students, taking place this November at Texas State; as well as at the meeting of the Northeast Modern Language Association, to be held in Boston next March.

For the Texas Medieval Association (TEMA) conference held on campus October 18 and 19, Susan Morrison chaired and organized a session comprised of four Texas State undergraduates: “The Stormin’ Normans: Recontextualizing the Post-Plague Middle English Corpus,” by Langston Neuburger; “The Virgin Martyr’s Ability to Gain Agency in Geoffrey Chaucer’s ‘The Physician’s Tale,’” by Allyson Godfrey; “The Merchant’s Stand-Up Morality,” by Joshua Z. Altemus; and “The Power of May: Seasonal Hierarchy and Assumption of Power in ‘The Merchant’s Tale,’” by Sarah Godfrey. Susan also chaired a session [“How to Win Students and Influence Colleagues: Innovative Teaching in the Medieval and Early Modern Classroom”] organized by MA Literature graduate Lauren “Lola” Watson. MARC graduate student Lea Christine Colchado won the Best Graduate Paper award for “Slumber of Sins and the Shadow Beast: Looking at Teresa de Cartagena’s Writings Through an Anzaldúan Lens,” an essay she wrote for Susan’s Medieval Women Writers class last fall.

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