Faculty Notes for November


On November 13, Chris Anson was a plenary speaker at the III ALES International Conference, held virtually at the Universidade Federal da Paraíba, João Pessoa, Brazil. He also led a pre-conference workshop at the same conference on November 11. 


Paul Broyles’s chapter “Foreign Guardianship and the Networked Child in Medieval English Romance” was published in Kids Those Days: Children in Medieval Culture (Brill).


In October, Kyesha Jennings accepted a position as the Content Director for the North Carolina Arts Council where, as a part of the Marketing and Communications team, she will create content and programs that enhance the agency’s statewide initiatives. 

Since August, Jennings has freelanced for Vulture magazine, writing TV recaps for the Starz program Power Book III: Raising Kanan. As the magazine’s new Resident Hip-Hop Scholar, Jennings will write recaps for ABC’s show Queens and will interview cast members throughout the season. 

In October, Jennings was invited to join Seattle’s Museum of Pop Culture Online Early Hip Hop Collection Committee. 

On November 23, she presented a guest lecture about gender and sexuality in the making of the hip-hop south in Maco Faniel’s “Hip-Hop Culture in the African American South” class at Virginia Union University.


Carolyn Miller and Molly Hartzog (CRDM 2016) won an honorable mention for Article of the Year from the Association for the Rhetoric of Science, Technology, and Medicine for their article “’Tree Thinking’: The Rhetoric of Tree Diagrams in Biological Thought,” published in Poroi: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Rhetorical Analysis and Invention 15:2 (2020).  


Julia Nfah-Abbenyi gave a presentation on “Gender in Africa and Publishing” to the board of Spears Books on November 4.

On November 15, she was Interviewed by researchers from Nagoya University, Gifu University, and National Women’s Education Center of Japan for a project on “International Comparisons of Initiatives Contributing to Resolving the ‘Leaky Pipeline’ Faced by Female Researchers.”

She participated in the African Studies Association’s “Author meets Critic” roundtable on Naminata Diabate’s Naked Agency: Genital Cursing and Biopolitics in Africa on November 18.


On November 2, Tim Stinson gave a talk entitled “Of Peptides and Scribes: Applying Life Sciences to the Study of Manuscripts” at an event hosted by Duke University’s Franklin Humanities Institute on behalf of the Manuscript Migration Lab.

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