Ashley Daughtridge has been named the Associate Director, Undergraduate Support in the First Year Writing Program, effective June 1.
With Fionnuala Dillane of University College Dublin, Paul Fyfe organized and co-hosted “Multilingualism and Periodical Studies,” a half-day online workshop jointly presented by the Research Society for Victorian Periodicals (RSVP) and the European Society for Periodical Research (ESPRit). Dillane and Fyfe are editing the proceedings for the Journal of European Periodicals Studies, due out this summer.
Marsha Gordon has been working for five years on a multi-disciplinary, multi-media installation, In Search of Thoreau’s Flowers, which opens at the Harvard Museum of Natural History on May 14. The installation uses digitizations of Thoreau’s collected plant specimens, which reside at the Harvard University Herbarium, to explore the beauty of the natural world along with climate change and species loss. The show will run for 18 months.
Gordon will participate in a panel on “Film Secrets of the State Archives” at the Longleaf Film Festival on May 14 from 11 a.m. to noon at the NC Museum of History. Longleaf is a free festival, but attendees need to register for the various screenings and panels. Gordon says, “It’s really a nice, casual way to see some of the excellent films being made locally and regionally.”
Susan Katz was a guest lecturer for a class in Editing for Publication at the University of Wyoming. She spoke with students about the differences between writing review processes in academic and nonacademic settings. The course is taught by Ashley Burchett (MA English, 2019).
Jim Knowles presented “A Bad Penny with a Good Print: Langland’s Spurious Coin Analogy and the History of Lushburgs” at the Sewanee Medieval Colloquium, held April 8–9 at the University of the South in Sewanee, TN.
Allen Stein’s academic ghost story (or is it?) “The Sense of the Past (A Lesson from the Master)” has appeared in Cumberland River Review.