Faculty Notes for December 2021


On December 1 and 2, Chris Anson gave two presentations, “Tools for Digital Feedback” and “Digital Peer Review Programs,” at the Digitalization of Academic Writing book production workshop, Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Winterthur, Switzerland. The trip was funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation.

Anson’s essay “Echoes of ‘Distance Voices’: A Retrospective on Technological Days of Future Past”appeared in Composition Forum (vol. 47, Fall 2021). The essay revisits Anson’s “Distant Voices: Teaching and Writing in an Age of Technology,” which was published in College English in 1999.


Marsha Gordon has signed a contract with the trade division of University of California Press for her new book, Leftover Ladies: Ursula Parrott and the Reinvention of the Modern Woman, which will be published in the fall of 2023.


In episode 9 of the podcast series Coding Codices, James Harr and Aylin Malcom (University of Pennsylvania) spoke to Timothy Stinson (NC State University) and Sarah Fiddyment (University of Cambridge) about their research in the emerging field of biocodicology, the study of biomolecular information found in manuscripts. The episode, “Biocodicology: From Dust to Data”, can be heard on Spotify, Soundcloud, Apple Music, and more.


Jason Miller’s research on Nina Simone and Langston Hughes has recently been featured as the eight-page cover story in NC State magazine. The online edition also includes a video overview of the project.

Miller’s poems “Fire Pink” and “Reverence” have been published in Devotion. The book has recently been the subject of a feature story in Carolina Home+Garden magazine.


Juliana Nfah-Abbenyi’s short story “Land of My Dreams” was published in a special issue of Feminist Africaon Gender and Sexuality in African Futurism (vol. 2, no. 2).


Maria Rouphail’s poem “Pandemic, 1918” has been published in the current edition of Pedestal Magazine. 

Rouphail’s new book, All the Way to China, which was a finalist in the University of Wisconsin Brittingham Prize for Poetry in 2021, will be published by Finishing Line Press in 2022.

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