Miscellany – Jun 8, 2020

Aimee Roundtree’s article, “Student Recruitment in Technical and Professional Communication Programs,” written with Felicia Chong, was published on May 26 by Technical Communication Quarterly: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10572252.2020.1774660

Graduate Studies Director Teya Rosenberg sent congratulations to the twelve MA Literature students who graduated this spring and to the respective directors of their Area Exam or Thesis committees: Amber Avila (Banerjee), Anne Barker (Rosenberg), Justin Gorney (Wend-Walker), Nathan Hagman (Reeves), Lindsey Jones (Schwebel), Victoria Kuykendall (Schwebel), Logan McKinney (Smith), Kelly Porter (Smith), John Saldana (Gano), Katherine Stephens (McClancy), Abigail Taylor (Tally), and Devyn Vest (McClancy).

MFA fiction student Chisom Ogoke was selected as an Alternate candidate for the English Teaching Program coordinated by the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.

Cecily Parks’ poem “December” was featured on “The Slowdown” podcast: https://www.slowdownshow.org/episode/2020/06/01/396-december?fbclid=IwAR1jLP7y-qLwV-VFGIWY4ACxPI9X_O6lyAheyXkMoOXnCFN3fz1xDYs4DqQ

“Science and the Humanities in the Time of Pandemic: Better Together,” Coauthored by Jule McCormick Weng, Kathryn Conrad and Cóilín Parsons, appeared in the June 1 The Irish Times: https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/books/science-and-the-humanities-in-the-time-of-pandemic-better-together-1.4261769

Several poems by MFA poetry student Anthony Bradley appeared in a recent issue of Bloop: https://www.grindrbloop.com/zine/2020/poetry-spotlight-anthony-isaac-bradley

An online magazine called The Nervous Breakdown is doing a special focus on Black poets this month and is featuring three of Cyrus Cassells’ poems — “Sin Eater, Beware,” “My Black Friend,” and “Sestina for Booker T. Washington” — from his forthcoming book, The World That The Shooter Left Us (Four Way Books: March 2022) on June 4, 6, and 8. Here is “Sin Eater, Beware”: http://thenervousbreakdown.com/ccassells/2020/06/sin-eater-beware/

On June 5, Steve Wilson’s “Restrictions” was the poem of the day at New Rivers Press: https://www.facebook.com/NewRiversPress/photos/a.135591973650/10157608236963651/?type=3&theater

MA Literature graduate and Lecturer Whitney May’s article, “The Lioness and the Protector: The (Post)Feminist Dialogic of Tamora Pierce’s Lady Knights,” has been published in this year’s volume of Children’s Literature: https://muse.jhu.edu/article/756798