Faculty Notes for March 2018


Chris Anson and Deanna Dannels’ essay “Handing Over the Reins: Ownership, Support, and the Departmentally-Focused Model of Communication Across the Curriculum” appeared in Sustainable WAC: A Whole Systems Approach to Launching and Developing WAC Programs (National Council of Teachers of English, 2018).

In February, Anson ran workshops and gave an address on the transfer of writing knowledge and ability across contexts at Texas A&M University’s campus in Doha, Qatar. 

At the Conference on College Composition & Communication, held March 14–17 in Kansas City, MO, Anson gave two talks: “The Language of Peer Review: Empirical Approaches to Pedagogical Practice,” with CRDM student Kendra Andrews, and “Writing Teachers Writing,” with Nancy Sommers.


Following the Spanish publication of The Art of Waiting in February, Belle Boggs was interviewed by journalists from SModaEl Diario, and El Mundo.

Her story “In the Shadow of Man” will be published in the summer issue of Ploughshares.


Eduardo Corral has been awarded a summer residency at the MacDowell Colony. 

He will serve as the poetry judge for this year’s Best of the Net awards.


Paul Fyfe received an ACLS Burkhardt Fellowship for residence in 2018–2019 at the National Humanities Center.

He was also among this year’s class of University Faculty Scholars at NC State.


Marsha Gordon published “#MeToo on the 1930s Silver Screen” in The Conversation on March 3. As a follow-up to that article, she discussed 1930s Hollywood movies and #MeToo on ABC Radio Australia for International Woman’s Day on March 8.

She also presented an Academic Minute about The Day After, which aired on March 2.  

Her “Movies on the Radio” segment for WUNC’s State of Things on March 13 was about strong female characters. The April show will be about overrated movies, so drop Gordon a line if you’ve got one you’d like to talk about or email it directly to SOT@wunc.org. 


Kyesha Jennings was invited to speak on the panel “Hip-Hop: An Agent for Social Change” at UNC Chapel Hill on March 12.


Bob Kochersberger’s op-ed piece “Slovakia Mourns a Journalist Who Died for the Truth” appeared in the News & Observer on March 19.

On February 1, Kochersberger presented “Ida Tarbell, Mother of the Muckrakers” at the UNC-Chapel Hill journalism school. 

He spoke to a session of the N.C. College Media Association on February 24.

On March 5, he gave a talk about threats to American journalists to the journalism department at the University of Constantine the Philosopher in Nitra, Slovakia.


On May 4, Dorianne Laux will read at the Massachusetts Poetry Festival


William K. Lawrence has poems forthcoming in the spring editions of Eno Magazine and Stoneboat Literary Journal.

His novel The Punk and the Professor is currently being translated into Italian, Portuguese, and Hindi. The English version was just released as an ebook.  


Jeffrey Reaser and Walt Wolfram, along with former NC State MA students Eric Wilbanks and Karissa Wojcik, have a new edited volume out from UNC Press titled Language Variety in the New South: Contemporary Prospectives on Change and VariationThe volume collects papers from the fourth decennial meeting of Language Variety in the New South, hosted by NC State in April, 2015.


Jason Swarts was made a Fellow of the Association of Teachers of Technical Writing. 


Jon Thompson’s fourth collection of poems, Notebook of Last Things, has been accepted for publication by Shearsman Books; it will appear in early 2019.

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