Faculty Notes for December 2022


With Ingerid Straume of the University of Oslo, Chris Anson has published “Amazement and Trepidation: Implications of AI-Based Natural Language Production for the Teaching of Writing” in the Journal of Academic Writing.


On December 7, Helen Burgess gave an invited talk (via Zoom) titled “Loops and Flows: Spinning Worms and Digital Rhythms” as part of Cal State Chico’s Digital Humanities Series.


Daun Daemon has signed a contract with Kelsay Books to publish her first book of poetry, A Prayer for Forgiving My Parents, which is slated for publication in late summer or early fall.


Anna Gibson’s digital project, the Digital Dickens Notes Project, was released in December. The project allows users to explore the Working Notes Charles Dickens kept as he wrote his serial novels. The project provides color transcriptions with editorial introductions and annotations, beginning with the Notes to Bleak House. Gibson co-directs the project with Adam Grener (Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand). 


Marsha Gordon has signed a contract with Routledge to co-author the fifth edition of the textbook Film, Form, and Culture with Robert Kolker.  


Melanie Graham and Derek Ham, Department Head of Media, Arts, Design and Technology, have been awarded a CHASS Diversity Mini-Grant for their project “Poetry and Design: Beyond the Margins,” which will be taught this spring in Ham’s graduate design studio. The project will combine poetry by marginalized writers with VR and AR technologies to produce original, illustrative works of art that convert the written word into interactive experience. Graham and Ham are especially interested in work that celebrates African American culture and that reflects racism as experienced by Asian-Americans during the pandemic. 


Maya L. Kapoor published “Exploring the Ocean to Find Queer Survival and Joy,” a review of Sabrina Imbler’s essay collection How Far the Light Reaches, in Undark magazine.

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