The English Department is home to a productive, award-winning faculty whose members pursue both research and creative activity across the many diverse fields of English today. In celebrating that work, we would like to acknowledge some of our recent accomplishments:
- Maleda Belilgne has been awarded a Woodrow Wilson Fellowship for AY 18-19.
- Purdah and Polygamy: Life in an Indian Muslim Household by Iqbalunnisa Hussain and edited by Jessica Berman was published in February. It contains an introduction and extensive explanatory notes by Berman as well as three essays by other scholars. Originally published in 1944, this book is believed to be the first full-length English language novel written by an Indian Muslim woman.
- Mike Fallon’s comic essay entitled," Red Ferry, Blue Ferry,” about a trip to the Aran Islands in Ireland, is a featured essay on Broad Street Literary Review's website and two of his poems, "Four Horses" and "Shrinking Island," have been published on Narrative Northeast's website.
- Drew Holladay is sitting on a panel at the Humanities Teaching Lab entitled, "Digital Humanities and Difference in Research and Teaching," part of the Dresher Center for the Humanities' Inclusion Imperative Program on March 8, 2018 at 11:30 AM. He is also presenting a paper, entitled, "Diagnostic Interruption: Social Justice, Autism Advocacy, and Technical Communication," at the Association of Teachers of Technical Writing 2018 Conference in Kansas City.
- Kate McKinley will be presenting a paper entitled, "Stewes, Southwark, and the Tabard Inn: the Opening Dinner in the Canterbury Tales" at the Fourth International Convention on Food History and Cultures, University of Tours, France, from June 6-8, 2018.
- Orianne Smith is presenting a paper entitled, “Open to Interpretation: Romantic Women Writers and the ‘Spirit’ of Translation,” at the North American Society for the Study of Romanticism (NASSR) conference at Brown University, Rhode Island, from June 22-25, 2018. She is also presenting a paper entitled, “Gender and Supernatural Alliance in Scott’s The Bride of Lamermoor and Baillie’s Witchcraft,” at the Eleventh Annual Walter Scott Conference, Sorbonne University, Paris, on July 11, 2018. Her essay on “Rational Dissent” is forthcoming in 2019 with Routledge in an edited collection entitled The Wollstonecraftian Mind.
Congratulations on these incredible accomplishments—just a small sampling of the innovative and important work that our faculty produce throughout the year. We certainly look forward to seeing what the English Department faculty will do next.