Tuesday = Good News
In the latest installment of the “Good News” series, the Ball State English department highlights the accomplishments of our faculty and students up through the month of October.
That’s right. We have so much good news that we’re sharing it once a month rather than once a semester. Interested in September’s Good News? Check out that post here.
- Lead a workshop at the Auburn Writer’s Conference at Auburn University.
- Will appear at the Writer’s Block Festival on a panel about Truth Versus Fiction
- Helped launch AWP’s Career Services Web Series with a webinar on how to ask for letters of recommendation when applying for academic positions.
- Attended the premiere of The Circus in Winter at the Norma Terris Theater of Goodspeed Musicals in Chester, CT.
- His second book of poems, Dirty Bomb, will be published by Oberlin College Press in Spring 2015.
- Will present on a panel at the AWP Conference 2015. The panel is titled “Oracles and Appetites: Three Decades of the FIELD Poetry Prize.”
- Did a reading in October at the Kalamazoo Book Arts Center as a part of their Poets In Print series.
Robert Habich published a chapter titled “Emerson, Thoreau, Fuller, and Transcendentalism” in the book American Literary Scholarship 2012: An Annual, edited by Duke University Press and published in 2014. AmLS is an annual volume containing review essays on various American authors and topics. It’s been around for over 40 years and is one of the options for everyone in the American Literature section of MLA. AmLS is also available online through the Duke University Press site.
Matt Mullins had videopoems screened and/or accepted at the following international festivals:
- Zebra Poetry Film Festival, in Berlin, Germany (accepted)
- ReVersed Poetry Film Festival, in Amsterdam, Netherlands (screened)
- Video Bardo, in Buenos Aires, Argentina (accepted)
- Liberated Words, in Bristol, England (screened)
Frank Felsenstein’s piece on Rowlandson’s Peter Plumb’s Diary was just published via Eighteenth-Century Fiction, a journal of McMaster University. The piece was commissioned for a special issue devoted to eighteenth-century humor.
- Was accepted to the Callaloo creative writing workshops in London.
- Recently accepted the Perham Scholarship, which is awarded to girls and women in all disciplines who demonstrate excellent leadership and academic excellence.
- Presented a paper on gender and emotion in As You Like It at the Rocky Mountain MLA meeting in October.
- Will be using the Voss Scholarship to conduct preliminary archival research at the Newberry Library in November.
Lyn Jones was invited by the Education Honor Society Kappa Delta Pi to give a talk on “Re-Thinking Children’s Literature: Students Need To See Themselves In Books!”
Esther Wolfe’s paper entitled “‘Except that the haunted, hidden thing was me’: Using Critical Sociological Theories of Haunting in Paradigms for Transsexual Justice” was accepted to the Diversity Symposium, where she won the award for best LGBT presentation. Her paper was also published in Ball State’s very own Digital Literature Review last spring. She is a senior English/Literature major.
We always need more Good News!
So many great things happen in the English Department. If you have good news to share, send it to Cathy Day, Assistant Chair of Operations, at cday AT bsu DOT edu.