Friday, November 21, 2014

Dr. Hugh Ormsby-Lennon

Dr. Hugh Ormsby-Lennon recently published "Pinching Snuff: Dean Swift as Paralytic Gnomon in James Joyce's 'The Sisters,'" in Swift Studies 29 (2014), 89-129.

Dr. Megan Quigley

On Saturday November 8th at 3:30 at the Modernist Studies Association annual Conference in Pittsburgh, PA, Dr. Megan Quigley participated in a round table on Weak Theory, joining scholars including Wai Chee Dimock, Eric Hayot, and Paul St. Amour, in presenting a vigorous investigation into this new approach to literary studies. She also chaired a panel earlier that day entitled "The Confluence of Breakdown."

Dr. Joseph Lennon



Joseph Lennon, PhD, published an essay, “‘Antiquity and Futurity' in the Writings of James Clarence Mangan” in The Man in the Cloak: Essays on James Clarence Mangan. (Palgrave MacMillan, Nov 2014. pp. 53-83). Dr. Lennon also published a suite of poems, “Flatland Haiku Summer” in The Midwest Quarterly 55.2, (Winter 2014, pp. 78-80). He presented a paper at the 2013 American Conference for Irish Studies, Dublin, Ireland, “Old Hungers, New Politics: Late 19th Century Fasts and Food Strikes” (June 14, 2014). He delivered a lecture at the Chester Beatty Library in Dublin “Irish Orientalism: From Origin Legends to Celtic Revivals” (June 26, 2014).

Dr. Lauren Shohet

Lauren Shohet, Luckow Family Professor of English, published “Caroline Court Drama: Forming History,” in Yearbook of English Studies 44: Caroline Literature, ed. Rory Loughnane, Andrew Power, and Peter Sillitoe (2014), 69-86.

Dr. Travis Foster

Dr. Travis Foster published an article, “Campus Novels and the Nation of Peers,” in the Fall 2014 issue of American Literary History.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Dr. Chiji Akoma

Chiji Akoma has been elected President of the International Society for the Oral Literatures of Africa (ISOLA), at the Society's 10th biannual conference at Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire in June 2014. Akoma also presented a paper at the conference titled "Language, Orality, and Nigerian Popular Music."

Akoma was also in Nigeria this summer for research on Igbo popular theatre. While in Abuja, Nigeria's capital, he made two television appearances: one in the Igbo language show, "Ugegbe," where he was interviewed on his research work on Igbo drama and on the subject of Igbo as an endangered indigenous language. He also appeared on the English language Sunday breakfast show, "A.M. Express," on that country's national television network, to speak on the publishing challenges facing younger writers in Africa.

Dr. Megan Quigley

In July, Megan Quigley's article, “Why ‘East Coker’ is Still Shocking: The Annual East Coker Lecture” was published in The Journal of the T. S. Eliot Society. (2014) 34-49. http://www.eliotsociety.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Journal-2014-contents.pdf

Dr. Joseph Lennon

Joseph Lennon, PhD, published a suite of 23 haiku, "Flatland Haiku Summer" in Midwest Quarterly (Winter 2014 (55:2) pp 78-80). He also presented a paper at the 2014 American Conference for Irish Studies, entitled "Old Hungers, New Politics: Late 19th Century Fasts and Food Strikes" (June 14) and delivered an invited lecture at the Chester Beatty Library, entitled "Irish Orientalism: Origin Legends to Celtic Revivals" (June 27).

Friday, April 11, 2014

Dr. Joseph Lennon

Dr. Lennon published an essay, "The Starvation of a Man: Terence MacSwiney's Hunger Strike and Famine Memory" in the final volume of the four part book series: Memory Ireland: Explorations in Irish Cultural Memory (2014).

He published an essay, "The Starvation of a Man: Terence MacSwiney's Hunger Strike and Famine Memory" in the final volume of the four part book series: Memory Ireland: Explorations in Irish Cultural Memory (2014).

He published three poems in the "Literary Miscellany" in the Ulster Tatler (July 2013) "Ophthalmologist’s Ring," "Circle," and "Spree."

He also presented a paper at the 2013 American Conference for Irish Studies, entitled "Staged Authenticity in Marina Carr” and another "Unfixable Antiquity in the Writings of James Clarence Mangan" at the 2013 Southern Regional American Conference for Irish Studies at Emory University, where I also sat on a panel on contemporary Irish poetry.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Dr. Lauren Shohet

Dr. Lauren Shohet, Luckow Family Professor of English, led two seminars for scholars, on "Forms of Time," at the Shakespeare Association of America conference in April. She published an essay entitled "Macbeth: The State of the Art," in Continuum Renaissance Drama: Macbeth, ed. John Drakakis and Andrew Hiscock (Arden). The i-pad app of Othello she edited for Luminary Shakespeare was released in fall 2013; it includes her commentary stream “What is a Self?” and a swipe gallery of Othello images from the Folger Shakespeare Library, plus commentary, curated and authored by Shohet and Peter Holland. She also delivered an invited lecture to the Northeast Milton Seminar on "Eve as New Media Scholar" at the University of Connecticut (November) and a paper on "The Fragrance of the Fall" at the Conference on John Milton in Murfreesboro, TN, in October. As a member of the Shakespeare Association of America Program Committee, she recently completed a term planning the 2015 conference.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Dr. Megan Quigley

Megan Quigley presented a paper at the annual Modern Language Association Convention in January in Chicago. Her paper, entitled, "Woolf, Wittgenstein, and Nonsense: The Voyage Out as Therapy," was chosen for the International Virginia Woolf Society sponsored panel. Dr. Quigley also published a book review on Carrie J. Preston's Modernism's Mythic Pose: Gender, Genre, and Solo Performance in Modern Drama.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Dr. Chiji Akoma

Chiji Akoma presented “Frederick Douglass, Diaspora Identity, and the American Colonization Society Project” at a special panel marking Frederick Douglass Week at West Chester University’s Frederick Douglass Institute, on September 30, 2013.

Dr. Travis Foster

In September, Dr. Foster gave a talk titled "Case Studies in Queer Ecology: Jewett to Freud" at Columbia University's Women & Society Seminar, arguing that Sarah Orne Jewett uses her 1884 novel, A Country Doctor, to apply Darwinian biology to Freudian questions about the diversity of human sexuality. And in November, he will present a work-in-progress, "Campus Novels and the Nation of Peers," at the University of Pennsylvania's Americanist Reading Group. The paper analyzes popular novels of student life published between the Civil War and World War I, arguing that this genre played a key role in reconciliation between the white North and South and the accompanying resubjugation of recently freed slaves.

Dr. Jean Lutes

Jean Lutes gave a talk titled, "Nellie Bly's Trip: A Stunt of World-Class Proportions," at Villanova on June 10, 2013, as part of Falvey Library's "Paper for the People: A Conference on Dime Novels and Early Mass-Market Publishing," which was organized to celebrate the recently discovered collection of dime novels and other late-nineteenth-century popular materials.

Dr. Hugh Ormsby-Lennon Publishes Essay on Swift

Dr. Ormsby-Lennon's essay "Of Late a Tabu: Newer light on Darker Authors" appears in kirsten Juhas, Patrick Mu[umlaut there]ller, and Mascha Hansen eds, "The First Wit of the Age": Essays on Swift and his Contemporaries in Honour of Hermann J. Real (Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 2013), 149-166.