Recent Faculty Publications
Andrew Malan Milward, Assistant Professor of English, published his first book of short stories, The Agriculture Hall of Fame (U. of Massachusetts) in May. The book is described as exploring “the less visible aspects of the Kansas experience—where its agrarian past comes into conflict with the harsh present reality of drugs, fundamentalism, and corporatism.”
Finding inspiration in the practice of Lectio Divina, the ritual of studying scripture, Distinguished Professor of English Philip Kolin has published Reading God’s Handwriting (Kaufmann Publishing), a collection of poems that explores the image of God’s hand in the act of writing.
Jameela Lares, Professor of English, has completed a volume of the Variorum Commentary on the Poems of John Milton (Duquesne University Press), which details line-by-line criticism of Paradise Lost, Books 11-12.
The Past Is Not Dead: Essays from the Southern Quarterly, edited by Douglas B. Chambers with Kenneth Watson, Associate Professor of English, was published by the University Press of Mississippi.
Steve Barthelme’s Hush Hush, a collection of short stories originally in The Atlantic, McSweeney’s, Yale Review, Esquire and elsewhere, was issued October 2012 by Melville House to favorable notices from Los Angeles Review (“often beautiful and profound”), the Washington Post (“distinctive…and refreshingly original”), and the Huffington Post (“one of the few noteworthy short story collections...this year”).
- Eric Tribunella's article "Between Boys: Edward Stevenson's Left to Themselves (1891) and the Birth of Gay Children's Literature" appeared in the winter 2012 issue of Children's Literature Association Quarterly.
- Nicolle Jordan's “‘I Writ These Lines on the Body of the Tree’: Jane Barker’s Arboreal Poetics” appeared in the edited volume: Invaluable trees: cultures of nature, 1660-1830, (Oxford: Voltaire Foundation, 2012). Her article “A Creole Contagion: Narratives of Slavery and Tainted Wealth in Millenium Hall” appeared in the most recent issue of Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature.
- Linda Allen’s “Filipinas in the Deep South: Domestic Oral Narratives as Sites of Politicization and Community Building” was included in the book collection Ethnic Heritage in Mississippi, Second Edition (2012).
- Kelli Sellers's "Tossing the Pink Parasol: Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm, the New Woman, and Progressive Era Reform" appeared in the May 2012 volume of Children's Literature Annual.
Philip Kolin’s "'a river flows through it': Tennessee Williams and the Mighty Mississippi" was published in Big Muddy: A Journal of the Mississippi River Valley; "Popular Dance Music in Tennessee Williams's The Glass Menagerie" in the Winter 2012 issue of Popular Culture Review, and "'Great Train of Being': Runaway Identities in Suzan-Lori Parks's Loco-Motive” in the spring 2012 issue of Black Masks. His play "Emmett Till Goes Skip-Stopping on the CTA" was published in the spring issue of Callaloo.
- Eric Tribunella’s “Literature for Us ‘Older Children’: Lost Girls, Seduction Fantasies, and the Reeducation of Adults” appeared in the May 2012 issue of The Journal of Popular Culture.
- Charles Sumner’s “Humanist Drama in A Clockwork Orange” was published in the July 2012 issue of The Yearbook of English Studies.
- Constance Bailey’s “Fight the Power: African American Humor as a Discourse of Resistance” is forthcoming in Western Journal of Black Studies.
- Monika Gehlawat’s “Space, the Self, and Singularity in Le Corbusier and Christopher Isherwood” is forthcoming in Literary Imagination.
- Joyce Inman’s “‘Standard’ Issue: Public Discourse, Ayers v. Fordice, and the Dilemma of the Basic Writer,” forthcoming in College English.
- Maureen Ryan’s “Interpreters of Violence: Novels and Memoirs about Female Journalists of the Vietnam War” is forthcoming in War, Literature and the Arts.
- Ellen Weinauer’s “Perilous Proximities: Hawthorne, Marriage, and the Gothic” is forthcoming in Nathaniel Hawthorne Review.