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Katherine Terrell
Terrell Publishes Article in Calliope

Assistant Professor of English Katherine Terrell published an article on King Arthur and Mordred in the children's history magazine Calliope. The article explores a Scottish version of the Arthurian legend in which Mordred (traditionally the villain of the story) is recast as the hero--a good Scottish boy who is the rightful king of England, while Arthur is an illegitimate usurper.  More ...

Genevieve Nierman '13
Nierman ’13 Studies Dublin’s Obsession with “Greatest Novel Ever Written”

While studying in Dublin, Ireland, Genevieve Nierman ’13 constantly came across references to early 20th century author James Joyce and his famed work Ulysses. She became intrigued by Dublin’s obsession with the novel and was awarded an Emerson Foundation Summer Research Grant to study the relationship between Ulysses and Dublin and to discern what attributes of the novel are responsible for its international success.  More ...

Onno Oerlemans
Oerlemans Presents Paper at Conference in Switzerland

Professor of English Onno Oerlemans delivered a paper titled "The Inhuman Voice: Birdsong in the Romantic Lyric" at the annual conference of the North American Society for the Study of Romanticism, Aug. 15-19. The conference, on "Romantic Prospects," was co-organized with the University of Zurich and the University of Neuchatel, and was held in Neuchatel, Switzerland, in part to celebrate the tercentenary of Jean-Jacque Rousseau's birth.  More ...

Martin Cain '13
Cain '13 Explores Pastoral Poetry Through Emerson Grant

Creative writing concentrator Martin Cain’s poetry has already appeared in a number of literary journals, so his award of an Emerson Foundation Summer Research Grant to pursue a study focused on “pastoral” poetry should come as no surprise. Cain ’13 was also the youngest writer to attend Middlebury College’s prestigious Bread Loaf Conference in 2011.  More ...

Migration of Dumplings across the Eurasian Plain
Guttman and Sciacca Present at Oxford Symposium

Professor of English Naomi Guttman and Associate Professor of Russian Studies Franklin Sciacca were presenters at the Oxford Symposium on Food and Cookery at St. Catherine’s College, Oxford, U.K. July 6-8. Their paper, titled “The Magic of Dumplings: Bringing Pierogi into the (New) World,” offered an early example of globalization, the migration of a foodstuff from the Ukraine along the Silk Route across the Eurasian plain and ultimately to the U.S.  More ...

Anna Paikert '13, left, with Professor Tina Hall.
Paikert ’13 Uses Creative Writing as Therapy in Emerson Project

Anna Paikert ’13 first conceived of the idea to use creative writing as a therapy to help developmentally disabled children while studying childhood developmental disabilities in Copenhagen at the Danish Institute for Study Abroad. Her involvement in a long-term project involving the study of creative writing and its use in educating special needs children led to her Emerson Foundation Summer Research Project.  More ...

Katherine Terrell
Terrell Presents Paper at International Medieval Congress

Assistant Professor of English Katherine H. Terrell presented a paper titled "Forging the Past: John Hardyng and Anglo-Scottish Relations" at the International Medieval Congress held in Leeds, England, in July.  More ...

Naomi Guttman
Guttman Publishes in Food and Foodways

Naomi Guttman, professor of English and creative writing, has published the personal essay "Trial by Pancake: Confessions in Child-Feeding," in Food and Foodways: Explorations in the History and Culture of Human Nourishment, Volume 20, Issue 2, 2012.  More ...

Larson Presents at Law & Society Conference

Professor of English and Creative Writing Doran Larson delivered a paper titled Ethnic American Civil Death: Constructing the Alien in Asian & Pacific Islander Prison Writing at the International Law & Society Association Conference in Honolulu in June.  More ...

Vincent Odamtten
Odamtten Participates in Two Conferences

Professor of English Vincent Odamtten recently participated in two conferences. In May he presented “Story-Telling as Performance: From No Sweetness Here to Diplomatic Pounds” at the “Gender, Creative Dissidence and Discourses of African Diaspora Colloquium in Honor of Ama Ata Aidoo” at the Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, University of California at Santa Barbara.  More ...

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