Faculty Notes for February 2018


On February 11 in Durham, Lindsey Andrews presented from her work on hysteria as part of “Femmes Fatales,” a panel on music, writing, and misogyny, with songwriter Skylar Gudasz and journalist Victoria Bouloubasis.

On February 19, she gave a talk about the relationship between quantum physics and art, alongside physicist Shanni Prutchi, for the event “Quantum Entanglement: Entangling Photon Pairs,” as part of the exhibition “Coop Fund, Amalle Dublon & Constantina Zavitsanos, Devin Kenny, John Neff” at The Artists Space in TriBeCa, NYC. 


Chris Anson’s essay “‘She Really Took the Time’: Students’ Opinions of Screen-Capture Responses to Their Writing in Online Courses” is included in the edited collection Writing in Online Courses: How the Online Environment Shapes Writing Practices (eds. Phoebe Jackson and Christopher Weaver). 


Ronisha Browdy published “Strong, Black, and Woman: Examining Self-Definition and Self-Valuation as Black Women’s Everyday Rhetorical Practices” in Reflections: Public Rhetoric, Civic Writing, and Service Learning (Special Issue 2017–18). 


Helen Burgess visited the Electronic Literature Lab (ELL) at Washington State Vancouver on February 13 to perform a live “traversal” of her 2001 DVD-Rom, Red Planet. A traversal is a performance and play-through of an historical digital work on a period-appropriate computer, followed by a Q&A with the author. The performance was live streamed over YouTube and is available to watch: https://youtu.be/9o6-RdVkZiI?t=13m15s.


On February 2, Marsha Gordon was interviewed for the On the Media podcast, which is syndicated in 450 markets across the country, about The Day After. The interview followed the publication of her article “Is it Time For a 21-st Century Version of The Day After?” in The Conversation on January 24, which was republished on Salon.com and elsewhere.

Gordon’s monthly “Movies on the Radio” show on WUNC’s The State of Things, which aired February 20, was about child actors and roles.


Dorianne Laux will speak on two panels at the Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) Conference in Tampa, FL, next month: Unacknowledged Legislators: Poetry in the Age of Alternative Facts (March 9) and Sexual Violence in Poetry (March 10).

From March 15–16, Laux will be a visiting poet at the University of Virginia in

She will give a reading with Zeina Hashem Beck in Winston-Salem on March 25.


Carolyn Miller’s “Genre in Ancient and Networked Media” is included in Ancient Rhetorics & Digital Networks from the University of Alabama Press.

Miller’s article “Scientific and Parascientific Communication on the Internet,” co-authored with Ashley Rose Mehlenbacher, has been reprinted in Landmark Essays on Rhetoric of Science: Case Studies, 2nd edition (Routledge).

Miller will serve as a member of the Fellows Selection Committee for the Association of Teachers of Technical Writing. 


Beryl Cox Pittman presented “Write Like You Mean Business” to the Social Innovation Fellows in Hunt Library on February 22.


Tim Stinson’s essay “What is Piers Plowman?” appeared in The Routledge Research Companion to Digital Medieval Literature.


Free Verse Editions, edited by Jon Thompson, has just released its 2018 titles: Bruce Bond’s Dear Reader, Josh Booton’s The Miraculous Courageous, Brenda Hillman’s translation of Ana Cristina César’s At Your Feet, Elizabeth Robinson’s Rumor, and Simon Smith’s Day In, Day Out.

Thompson was invited to read at the XIV International Festival of Poetry in Granada (Nicaragua). The festival features a week of poetry-related activities. The three other American poets invited were Robert Hass, Brenda Hillman, and Tyhimba Jess.


On February 2, Rebecca Walsh gave the keynote address, “Modernism, Geography, and the Anthropocene,” at the 18th Annual Graduate Student Conference organized by UNC-Charlotte’s English Graduate Student Association.  

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