Faculty News for January 2024


Chris Anson’s chapter “Dimensions of Transfer and the Role of Multimodality” appeared in Multimodal Composing and Writing Transfer, edited by Kara Poe Alexander, Matthew Davis, Lillian W. Mina, and Ryan P. Shepherd (Utah State University Press).


Daun Daemon and Chelsea Krieg will give a reading at So & So Books on February 18 at noon. They will be joined by Peggy Hammond, an Asheville-area poet. All three are graduates of the English Department: Daemon (MA, 1990), Hammond (MA, 1990), and Krieg (MFA, 2016).


The website is now live for Marsha Gordon’s co-authored (with Robert Kolker) introduction to film textbook, Film, Form, and Culture (5th edition), due out in April from Routledge.

On January 18, Gordon was a guest on an episode of the “This American Ex-Wife” podcast with Lyz Lenz: “Remembering the Original Ex-Wife.”

She gave an hour-long webinar on Ursula Parrott and New York City for the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation on January 9.


Kendall Hunt Publishing Co. published the second edition of Paul Isom’s media literacy textbook, Consider the Source: A Media Literacy Handbook for Writers, Editors and Citizens


Jim Knowles published a review of Sarah Wood’s book Piers Plowman and its Manuscript Tradition (Boydell Press, 2021) in the Yearbook of Langland Studies, vol. 37 (2023).


Chelsea Krieg’s article “Strategies to empower students through open pedagogy and citizen science” (co-authored with Erin A. McKenney, Terry A. Gates, Carlos C. Goller, David Tully, Zakiya Leggett, Megan Lupek, and Will Cross) appeared in the International Journal of Open Educational Resources. 


Jason Miller spoke at the National Humanities Center with Gregg Hecimovich on the state of publishing.

His discovery of new film footage of MLK’s visit to NC State in 1966 was featured in Margaret E. Baker’s short documentary film and digital art installation. The project and research were spotlighted in Walter magazine, included on the NC State homepage, and featured in stories from various news outlets including Technician, CBS 17, and ABC 11

Miller appeared on the NC State MLK Keynote panel (covered by the Nubian Message) and spoke on MLK and the KKK at the North Carolina Museum of Art.  


Thomas Phillips has a new scholarly book, Imposing Fictions: Subversive Literature and the Imperative of Authenticity (co-authored with Cate Rivers), out from Academica Press.


Sarah Grunder Ruiz’s third novel, Last Call at the Local, was released on January 2. It was selected as an Amazon Editor’s pick for Best Romance Books of January and an Apple Books Staff Pick for Best Books of January. The book has also received starred reviews from both Publisher’s Weekly and Kirkus Reviews. 


Tim Stinson led a Humanities in Class Webinar on Teaching Chaucer for the National Humanities Center. He also discussed Chaucer on the KALA-FM radio show Relevant or Irrelevant and appeared in a two-part interview on emergent humanities, published by Joanna Brooks on Substack.


Laura Waldrep will present a poster titled “Measuring Our Worth: Examining the Invisible Labor(s) of Teaching” at the Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy in Blacksburg, VA, on February 8. 


Fiona Wang was awarded an “Alt-Textbook grant” from The North Carolina State University Libraries. Wang will collaborate with the Libraries and DELTA to create learning materials, an open textbook, and a resources database for ENG 332: Communication for Business and Management.

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