Faculty Notes for January 2021


Chris Anson is lead author (with Susanne Hall, Michael Pemberton, and Cary Moskowitz) of “Reuse in STEM Research Writing: Rhetorical and Practical Considerations and Challenges,” published in AILA Review, Vol. 33: Linguistic Recycling.


Helen Burgess published a book chapter, “The Voice of the Polyrhetor: Physical Computing and the (e-)Literature of Things,” in Electronic Literature as Digital Humanities (Bloomsbury Press).


Michael Carter’s article “The Construction of Value in Science Research Articles: A Quantitative Study of Topoi Used in Introductions” was published online in Written Communication on January 5.


On January 27, The Syndrome Magazine published Daun Daemon’s humorous personal essay “Hubby Tales in Lockdown: Here with Us, All the Time.”


Anna Gibson was invited to participate in the V21 Collations: Book Forum in response to David Coombs’s book Reading With the Senses in Victorian Literature and Science (her response can be found here).


Hans Kellner published “Against Declarativity” in Prometeica: Revista de Filosofia y Ciencias (22).


Catherine Mainland was the subject of the MALS Faculty Spotlight on January 11.

On January 27, she was featured in the CHASS Faculty Spotlight.


Jason Miller spoke via Zoom at Yale University to commemorate MLK Day with 292 online participants.

Poet Kwame Alexander issued a nationwide challenge on NPR by using a teaching lesson from the King’s First Dream digital project.

On January 27, Miller presented at Southern Lee High School to four sections of ENG I.

His invited op-ed on MLK, “How the FBI Treated Him: Revisiting a Painful Historical Double-Standard,” was published in the New York Daily Times.

On February 16, he will appear at Jordan High School.

Also on February 16, Miller will appear later at Malaprop’s Bookstore at 6 pm (via Zoom) to promote his new biography of Langston Hughes

He will speak at Hunt Library on February 23 (noon) about the new iPearl Immersion Theater digital installation of “When MLK and the KKK Met in Raleigh.”  


Tim Stinson is co-PI on a recently funded Research and Innovation Seed Funding Grant entitled “Medieval Monks Meet Modern Science: Using Genetics to Unlock the Secrets of Medieval Parchment Books and their Makers.” He will collaborate with Kelly Meiklejohn, Matthew Breen, and Benjamin Callahan of the College of Veterinary Medicine and with the Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Duke University to refine genetic testing protocols for medieval and early modern parchment.

On January 27, Stinson was a guest on the Folger Library’s Virtually Everything program, where he was interviewed by Folger Director Michael Witmore.

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