Faculty Notes for January 2022


On January 5, Chris Anson spoke about the effects of expressive writing on physical health at the 3rd Annual Conference on Writing and Well-Being in Tucson, Arizona.

The essay version of his keynote at the 2019 EATAW conference in Gothenburg, Sweden (on the gains and losses of technology in writing instruction) has been published in Negotiating the Intersections of Writing and Writing Instruction, edited by Magnus Gustafsson and Andreas Eriksson (University Press of Colorado).

Anson has also joined the editorial board of the Journal of Writing Research.


Huiling Ding — with co-authors Arthur Yan Huang, Tyler Fisher, and Zhishan Guo — published “A Network Analysis of Cross-occupational Skill Transferability for the Hospital Industry” in the International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, vol. 33.

Ding’s article “Smart Crowdsourcing in COVID-19: Assisting Wuhan with Mobility in Lockdown” was published in QED: A Journal in GLBTQ Worldmaking, vol. 7(3).

Ding also contributed chapters to two books: “Beijing’s Multi-Sector E-health Smart Crowdsourcing During COVID-19: Political, Economic, and Sociocultural Impacts,” in Communicating COVID-19: Interdisciplinary Perspectives (Palgrave) and “Outbreak Narrative in Pandemics: Resilience Building in Communicating About 1918 Influenza and SARS” (with Y. Tang) in Pandemic Communication and Resilience (Springer).


Marsha Gordon published “Making Concessions: A Tale of Capitalism, Control, and Snacks” in the Winter 2022 issue of Pipewrench. The piece is a feature essay in which Gordon weaves together the history of moviegoing and eating with memories, her own included, of smuggling food into movie theaters.


Hans Kellner published “The Sublime” in the Routledge Companion to Historical Theory (2022).

His essay “Tolstoy’s War and Peace: Philosophy of History Defamiliarized” was published in an issue of the Journal of the Philosophy of History (2021) devoted to neglected philosophers of history. 


In December, John Wall was interviewed by Thomas Dabbs, a professor of English Literature at Aoyama Gakuin University in Tokyo, about the Virtual St Paul’s Cathedral Project for the podcast Speaking of Shakespeare. The interview is available in both video and audio formats.


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