English Academic News

Joseph Eska, a professor and interim chair of the Department of Englishpublished “Celto-Germanic Lexis in Light of Laryngeal Realism,” Proceedings of the 29th Annual UCLA Indo-European Conference, ed. David M. Goldstein, Stephanie Jamison, and Brent Vine (Bremen: Hempen, 2018), pp. 29–45.

Thomas Gardner, Alumni Distinguished Professor of English, published “Darkling I Listen: Jorie Graham and Negative Capability,” Keats’s Negative Capability: New Origins and Afterlives, ed. Brian Rejack and Michael Theune (Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2019), pp. 184–99.

Erika Meitner, an associate professor from the Department of Englishwas awarded a 2018 National Jewish Book Award for Holy Moly Carry Me (Rochester, New York: BOA Editions, 2018). She received the Berru Award in Memory of Ruth and Bernie Weinflash in the Poetry category.

In addition, the book has been shortlisted for the National Book Critics Circle Award in poetry.

Katie Carmichael, an assistant professor in the Department of English, and Aarnes Gudmestad, an associate professor of Spanish from the Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures, published “Language Death and Subject Expression: First-person-singular Subjects in a Declining Dialect of Louisiana French,” Journal of French Language Studies 29 (2019): 67–91.

Tom Gardner, an Alumni Distinguished Professor of English, published “Sundays,” A Slant of Light: Reflections on Jack Wheatcroft, ed. Peter Balakian and Bruce Smith (Lewisburg, Pennsylvania: Bucknell University Press, 2018), pp. 41–50.

Allison Hutchison, a doctoral student in rhetoric and writing and coordinator of the 360 Digital Studio, was awarded a grant from the Christine Cozzens Research Grant and Initiative Program, which is offered through the Southeastern Writing Center Association. She used the grant to encourage students enrolled last semester in ENGL 3764: Technical Writing to complete an evaluation survey of the group consulting sessions they received from the 360 Digital Studio. The survey is part of her dissertation research.

Erika Meitner, an associate professor in the Department of English, published the following poems: “Pesach in Blacksburg,” Vinegar and Char: Southern Food in Verse, ed. Sandra Beasley (Athens, Georgia: University of Georgia Press, 2018), pp. 75–76; “Letter in the Time of Junkmail,” Gulf Coast 31.1 (Fall 2018): 135–36; “letter from around the way,” Poet’s Country 4 (Summer 2018), an issue composed entirely of postcards; and “In Defense of the Empty Chaos Required for Adequate Preparation,” The Los Angeles Review, posted August 2018.

Carolyn Commer, an associate professor in the Department of English, published “Intellectual Risk in the Writing Classroom: Navigating Tensions in Educational Values and Classroom Practice,” Composition Studies 46.2 (2018): 116–36, with Alexis Teagarden, Ana Cooke, and Justin Mando.

Ashley Reed, an assistant professor in the Department of English, published “The Trials and Errors of Building Prudence Person’s Scrapbook: An Annotated Digital Edition,” Teaching with Digital Humanities: Tools and Methods for Nineteenth-Century American Literature, ed. Jennifer Travis and Jessica DeSpain (Champaign, Illinois: University of Illinois Press, 2018), pp. 24–43.