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September 13: Word Garden, 8PM, Murphy house
September 21: ShopTalk with Traci Brimhall, Editor-in-Chief
for Third Coast and Editor at Large for Loaded Bicycle, Murphy house
September 26-27: Word Garden Afield. On Wednesday, September
26, creative writing professor Hope Coulter and seven creative writing students
will read at Something’s Brewing coffeehouse.
On Thursday, September 27, on the rooftop of Michelangelo’s, Professor
Tyrone Jaeger will read from his new hybrid novel, The Runaway Note.
October 2: English Department Discussion Series—“English
Saved My Life”—7 PM, Murphy house
October 5: ShopTalk with Dana Steward, Murphy house
October 18: Word Garden, 8PM, Murphy house
October 19: ShopTalk with Eliza Borne, assistant web editor
of BookPage, Murphy house
October 29: The Legend of Boggy Creek, screening and
discussion with Mark Spitzer (UCA)
November 1: English Department Discussion Series—“Why Write?”—7
PM, Murphy house
November 15: Word Garden, 8PM, Murphy house
November 29: Word Garden, 8PM, Murphy house
January 9-12: Literary Research Trip to the Harry Ransom Center (sponsored by the Murphy foundation)
of our creative writers presented at UCA’s 6th Annual English Graduate
Conference on Literature on March 29th and 30th: Beth Pond, Tess
Stewart, Krystal Suit, Hanna Al-Jibouri, Matthew
Tillett, Sarah Ghidina, Joanna Johnson, Ben Edmonds, Sydnee
Abernathy, Trevor Trietsch, and Lauren Bowden.
Laura Podd was selected as a Watson Fellow. Congratulations, Laura!
Hanna Al-Jibouri will be a Teach for America Corps Member next
year. Congratulations, Hanna!
students attended the 2011 Nebraska Summer Writer’s Conference: Sydnee
Abernathy, Hanna Al-Jibouri, Lauren Bowden, Sarah Ghadina, Beth Pond, Tess
Stewart, and Krystal Suit.
students attended the 2011 Nimrod Conference for Writers and Readers: Matthew
Tillett, Joanna Jonson, Trevor Trietsch , Johnny English, and William
Blackmon won a scholarship to The Oxford American Summit for
Ambitious Writers. The scholarship was one of five available to college
students in Arkansas.
Repass completed a Murphy Summer Internship with the Toad Suck
Kristi McKim's essay "A Home for Cinephilia in Bernardo
Bertolucci's The Dreamers"
appears in the recent collection Cinephilia
in the Age of Digital Reproduction, vol. 2 (Wallflower/Columbia UP, 2012),
edited by Scott Balcerzak and Jason Sperb. Her book Love in the Time of Cinema (Palgrave Macmillan) was published in
December 2011. In Spring 2012, she was promoted to the rank of Associate
Dorian Stuber has published pieces on J.G. Farrell at Open Letters Monthly and on Holocaust literatures in War: Critical Insights (Salem Press, 2012).
Tyrone Jaeger's lyric novella The Runaway Note was
published in July 2012 by the small press Shakespeare & CO., Toad Suck. His
story "True Believers" was published in the Best of the South
2012 issue of The Oxford American, and he recently started
writing an online column for the magazine entitled "State of Wonder:
Notes from the Upland South." His review of John Edgar Wideman's Briefs appeared
in Permafrost (Winter 2012). With Steve Kistulentz
(Millsaps College), he is co-coordinating the
conference "Workshopping the Workshop: A Roundtable on Creative
Writing Pedagogy," which will take place on February 21-22, 2013
at Millsaps College.
This past spring, Amanda Hagood participated in Centre
College's Green Week+ program, guest
lecturing in English and Environmental Studies classes, and presenting a talk
entitled "Dead Meat: Margaret Atwood and the Language of Carnivory".
This semester, she is collaborating with Dr. Carmel Price of Furman University
on a blended learning initiative which will bring students in her English class
into conversation with environmental sociology students at Furman to promote an
interdisciplinary discussion of environmental issues.
Alex Vernon’s edited collection, War: Critical Insights, was published by Salem Press. He continues his work as the James
and Emily Bost Odyssey Associate Professor of English, traveling with students
Carol West is using her Isabelle Peregrin Odyssey
professorship to teach students about technology and African literature. This
summer, she traveled with a group of students to conferences in England and
Toni Wall Jaudon gave an invited lecture at the University
of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign’s symposium “American Literatures / American
Religions.” She will travel to Puerto Rico to present research at the Early
Caribbean Society’s second meeting. Her article “Obeah’s Sensations: Rethinking
Religion at the Transnational Turn” will appear in American Literature in December 2012.
After completing her Fulbright in South Korea, Colleen
Mayo will remain in the country for an additional year to teach English
to fifth graders in Gwangju.
Congratulations to Caufield Schnug
(ENGF '12) for receiving a full tuition scholarship and living and research
stipend to Harvard University's Film and Visual Studies PhD program, where he
began studies this fall. Caufield also published "The Plight of the Screen
Animal: Animal Disappearance and Death on Film" in Film Matters (March 2012).
Ashley Wells has entered the M.A. program for Film and
Television Studies at Dublin City University.
Abby Coleman is studying poetry at The New School’s MFA
program in New York City.
Mason Boling is attending law school at the University of
Colin Bagby is studying at the Divinity School at Emory.
Laura Podd is traveling on a Watson Fellowship.
Savannah Saunders is teaching at Montessori school in
Timothy Wojcik is working at a literary agency in New York
Sydnee Abernathy is beginning the MFA program at Wichita
Hanna Al-Jibouri is teaching with Teach for America in Tulsa,
Beth Pond entered an MFA program in nonfiction in Vancouver,
Susan Meyer works for Rosen Publishing in New York City,
where she does copywriting, marketing, and editing. She has also written five
young adult nonfiction books for Rosen.
Taylor Adams is studying in the MFA program at U. Maryland.
Matt Sharos just started the MFA program in poetry at
Columbia College Chicago.
Brannon just received his M.A. in English literature from Columbia (NYC).
Hendrix is 24th in the nation in the percentage of graduates who earn a Ph.D. in English!
Faculty contact: Toni Wall Jaudon