Faculty Notes for September 2019


With Cary Moskovitz, Michael Pemberton, and Susanne Hall, Chris Anson published “North American Journal Editors’ Views on Text Recycling: An Interview-Based Study” in Learned Publishing, 32:4 (2019).

On September 6, Anson presented “Text Recycling in STEM Disciplines: Results from a Text-Analytic Study” at the 8th International Conference on Writing Analytics in Winterthur, Switzerland, with his son Ian, a fifth-year assistant professor of political science at UMBC in Baltimore.


Ronisha Browdy’s article “Patrisse Khan-Cullors and When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Memoir: Storytelling as Black Feminist Counter-Attack on Mis-Labelling of Black Identity” was published this month in a Prose Studies special issue on #BlackLivesMatter: Pasts, Presents, and Futures. 


Synaeresis: Arts + Poetry has nominated Daun Daemon’s poem “Earworm” for a Pushcart Prize.


Paul Fyfe presented “Henry James, Counting Words, and the Origins of Machine Learning” at the International Conference of the DFG Research Unit “Journal Literature” at the University of Cologne, Germany.


In September, Dorianne Laux read at the 2019 National Book Festival in Washington, D.C., and the Kentucky Women’s Writers Conference in Lexington.

She will teach at Lost Lake Writer’s Retreat in Michigan in October.

The BBC will air her poem “Democracy” in the coming months.  


Jennifer Nolan’s essay “Langston Hughes: Refugee in the Post’s America” was published in American Periodicals (29.2). 

Her chapter “The Car as a Vehicle for Teaching Gaines’s ‘A Long Day in November'” also came out in Approaches to Teaching Gaines’s The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman and Other Works, a book in the MLA’s Approaches to Teaching World Literature Series.


Elaine Orr was a guest author at the 14th Annual Carolina Mountains Literary Festival in Burnsville, N.C., Sept. 6-8. The themes were travel, migration, immigration. She presented a talk and gave a reading on “Writing Memoir and Saving Your Life,” and another on her recent novel Swimming Between Worlds. In addition, she was in conversation with Charles Frazier (author of Cold Mountain, 13 Moons, and Varina) for the key-note presentation, discussing his work and the themes of the conference. 

She was interviewed by Now Appalachia about her latest book, Swimming Between Worlds.


Maria Rouphail’s poems “Father” and “Rhinoviruses in the Anthropocene” have been accepted for publication in Survive and Thrive: A Journal for Medical Humanities and Narrative as Medicine.

Her poem “Heading West” has been accepted for publication in Willawaw Journal of Poetry.

Rouphail was an invited reader at Poetry for Everybody with Dee Stribling: Celebrating Latinidad, held September 25 in Hillsborough.

She is a new member of the Backbone Press (Durham, NC) advisory board.


Jon Thompson added two new titles — Vestiges: Notes, Responses, Essays 1988-2018 by Eric Pankey and Sudden Eden: Essays by Donald Revell  — to the series he edits, Illuminations: A Series on American Poetics.


Cat Warren’s Young Readers Edition of her New York Times bestseller, What the Dog Knows: Scent Science and the Amazing Ways Dogs Perceive the World (Touchstone, 2015), comes out October 8 from Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers. In October, she will read at the following locations:

  • Page 158 Books, Wake Forest, October 10 at 6:30 p.m.
  • Regulator Books, Durham, October 12 at 11:00 a.m.
  • Arizona Science Center (as part of a panel with Clive Wynne and Gregory Berns), Phoenix, AZ, October 17 at 6:00 p.m.
  • Quail Ridge Books, Raleigh, October 19 at 2:00 p.m.
  • Flyleaf Books, Chapel Hill, October 23 at 6:00 p.m.
  • Malaprops Bookstore, Asheville, October 26 at 10:00 a.m.

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