Dr. Karen Chandler has begun her tenure as President of the Children’s Literature Association (2019-20). Since 1973, the Children’s Literature Association has aimed to “encourage high standards of criticism, scholarship, research, and teaching in children’s literature.” It organizes an annual conference, and in June 2020 the meeting will be at the University of Washington (Bellevue).
Congratulations to Sarah Strickley on the publication of an international feature on writing. Congratulations also to V. Joshua Adams, who published an essay titled”No Puzzle: James Merrill, Philosophical Poetry, and the Structure of the Self" in the journal Literary Imagination.
Congratulations to Sarah Strickley, whose short story "Dewey Dell: An American Ghost Story" won the Editors' Prize in Prose from the journal Copper Nickel. The story appears in the current issue of that journal.
Ph.D. candidate Ashanka Kumari has won a $450 research grant from the Council of Writing Program Administrators (CWPA) People of Color Caucus and Writing Program Administrators-Graduate Organization. The award goes to "a recipient whose project explores and/or advances the understanding of issues of race, civil rights, equity, and/or social justice in writing program administration.”
Students in Mary P. Sheridan's Digital Storytelling class are collaborating with two community partners this semester. First, they are partnering with the Frazier History Museum to promote their upcoming exhibit, What’s A Vote Worth, which celebrates the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment and the 55th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act.
Prof. Deborah Lutz has been awarded a research fellowship (short term) from the Huntington Library, in California. She will continue research on her book project, now called "Paper Art and Craft: Victorian Writers and Their Materials," with a focus on the Huntington's collection of late eighteenth- and nineteenth-century paper crafts, especially the valentines, greeting cards, scrapbooks, and paper dolls collected by Zelda Walker Gaudin.
Mark Mattes has won a competitive “Grants to Scholars” award from the Friends of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries. Dr. Mattes will use the $2,000 grant to conduct research in the Lyman Copeland Draper collections at the Wisconsin Historical Society for his book project Archival Apocrypha: Indigenous Writing and the Figure of Logan in Colonial and Native American History. This project explores the writing and archiving of information about the Cayuga-Mingo tribal leader Logan (Tachnechdorus).
Sarah Strickley has published a collection of short stories, Fall Together.
We are pleased to announce the release of Issue X of Miracle Monocle, the University of Louisville's online literary journal.
The University of Louisville Writing Center has won the Community Service Award from the College of Arts & Sciences
Sara P. Alvarez receives the 2018 Guy Stevenson Award
The second issue of the online journal thresholds--co-edited by Assistant Professor of English Frances McDonald--is now live. Thresholds is a digital zine, with each issue custom-designed to generate provocative collisions of art and ideas. Issue nr. 2, "Traces," is "a collective writing experiment loosely based on the works of media theorist Siegfried Zielinski.
PhD candidates Ashanka Kumari and Khirsten Echols have each received a highly competitive Scholars for the Dream Travel Award from CCCC. This is a very competitive national travel award for graduate students, and will allow Ashanka and Khirsten to travel to Kansas City in March to share their work at the CCCC conference.
Laura Tetreault's research interests include cultural rhetorics; gender studies; contemporary intersectional queer, feminist, and antiracist activism; social justice informed pedagogies; new media and multimodal composition; and translingual approaches to the study and teaching of writing.
Ryan Ridge, Alumni '06, will read at the Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture in February after being awarded the 2017 Italo Calvino Prize.
Megan Hartline, a fourth year doctoral candidate in rhetoric and composition at the University of Louisville, has won a 2017 CCCC Chairs’ Memorial Scholarship. The Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) is a constituent organization within the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE).
Susan Ryan (Associate Professor and Acting Chair) has published her latest book, "The Moral Economies of American Authorship", with Oxford University Press.
UofL’s Department of English Laura Tetreault is one-of-three recipients of the 2017 CCCC Gloria Anzaldúa Rhetorician Award.