Faculty Notes for September


Chris Anson and co-editors Christian Rapp, Otto Kruse, Kalliopi Benetos, Elena Cotos, Ann Devitt, and Antonette Shibani have just published their 500-page, 50-author book, Digital Writing Technologies in Higher Education: Theory, Research, and Practice (Springer). Thanks to the support of the Swiss National Science Foundation, Springer has made the book available for free.


Earlier this month, Belle Boggs published a guest essay, “How Rescuing Frogs Inspires the Way I Fight for Change,” in The New York Times.

Boggs also has three new books in process—Plant Pets: 28 Cool Houseplants to Grow and Love, a young readers’ nonfiction book co-written with her daughter, Beatrice (to be published by Storey/Hachette in August 2024); History’s Outlaws: One Town’s Legacy, from Reconstruction through Black Lives Matter, co-written with activist and playwright Sylvester Allen, Jr. (UNC Press); and Big Yellow Bus: The Essential American History of a Disappearing Public Good (Beacon Press).


On September 27, Daun Daemon, along with MFA graduate students Prairie Moon Dalton and Soph Ivey, gave a poetry reading as part of the NC State Literary Reading Series.


Paul Fyfe signed an advance contract with Stanford University Press for his monograph, Digital Victorians.

Fyfe published “The Term Paper Turing Test” in TextGenEd: An Introduction to Teaching with Text Generation Technologies (eds. Annette Vee, Tim Laquintano, and Carly Schnitzler), WAC Clearinghouse, 2023.


Christa Gala will teach her Study Abroad class again from July 14–31, 2024, at NC State Prague: IPGK 295: “The Struggle of the Free Press: Fake News & Conspiracy Theories”. Gala would be happy to visit classrooms and give students a quick overview of the course, which includes a comprehensive tour of Radio Free Europe. 


Marsha Gordon recorded two new Ursula Parrott Podcasts: History with Jackson podcast (Sep 17) and History of Literature (September 18).

Gordon introduced a screening of Next Time We Love at the Chelsea Theater in Chapel Hill (August 27); gave a 45-minute book talk followed by an introduction of There’s Always Tomorrow with a Q&A at Indiana University Cinema, Bloomington (Aug 31); gave a 45-minute book talk at Case Western Reserve and an introduction of Next Time We Love at the Cleveland Cinematheque (September 1); introduced The Divorcee at Union Cinema, Milwaukee (Sept 27); did a book talk and signing at Boswell Books, Milwaukee (Sept 28); and introduced both the 1934 and 1956 versions of There’s Always Tomorrow at the University of Wisconsin Madison Cinematheque (Sept 30).

Becoming the Ex-Wife: The Unconventional Life and Forgotten Writings of Ursula Parrott was reviewed in the Times Literary Supplement.


During All Things Considered on September 1, WUNC aired an eight-minute story on MLK’s 1962 “I Have a Dream” speech in Rocky Mount, NC. 

To promote his Carolina Public Humanities talk at the Chapel Hill Public Library about Langston Hughes’s 1931 visit to Chapel Hill, Miller gave a radio interview with Aaron Keck on WCHL The Hill.    

Along with co-PI Noah Strote (History), Miller secured a $350,000 National Endowment for the Humanities| Teagle Cornerstone Grant in an effort to restore the humanities as a centerpiece of NC State’s general education curriculum.   


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