Faculty Notes for May/June 2021


Paul Colby’s story “A Green Apple” was published on the home page of 365 Tomorrows, an online journal of flash science fiction, on June 12.


Daun Daemon’s poem “Bats” was published online by Peeking Cat Literary on May 22.

On June 25, CP Quarterly published her poems “Eat Up with It” and “All Kinds of Crazy Critters” (Issue 12, pages 23 & 24). The poems are forthcoming in the print issue of the journal.


Paul Fyfe presented “Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Listserv” at the Midwestern Victorian Studies Association’s virtual conference as part of a plenary panel honoring Patrick Leary with a lifetime achievement award.

With his collaborators Jana Keck and Mila Oiva, he also presented “Lajos Kossuth and News Transfer in the International Press System” at the virtual conference of the European Society for Periodical Research (ESPRit).

Fyfe also presented “How to Cheat on Your Final Paper: Assigning AI for Student Writing” at the Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI) virtual conference on Open/Social/Digital Humanities Pedagogy, Training, and Mentorship.


Marsha Gordon published “Dusting Off That Old Projector: Preservation Through Projection,” co-written with Dino Everett, in American Archivist 84:1 (Spring/Summer 2021).


Paul Isom edited and wrote the foreword for the book “Hope Matters” by the Rev. Andrew Taylor-Troutman, published by Parson’s Porch Books. Isom also co-authored two columns with Taylor-Troutman for the Chatham News and Record, including “In Limbo, Do No Harm.


Chelsea Krieg was named Scholar-in-Residence for the Honors and Scholars Village for the 2021-2022 academic year.


On May 28, Juliana Nfah-Abbenyi presented a paper at the African Literature Association Virtual Conference on “African Literature as African Studies?” She also chaired a meet-the-author panel, “A Conversation with Yaa Gyasi about Homegoing.”

She gave a virtual guest lecture — “In Praise of the Ordinary: Writing (Cameroon) Literature in a Time of War” — on June 16 at Humboldt University of Berlin’s “Africa Colloquium.”


On June 15, Jennifer Nolan organized, led, and participated in the first academic session of the Fitzgerald Summer School, “‘This is a Magazine’: F. Scott Fitzgerald and the American Periodical World.

She was featured in “Roaring ’20s — Take Two?” published in the June 2021 issue of Raleigh Magazine (and written by NC State alum Lauren Kruchten).



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