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Spring & summer 2020 English department accomplishments
[09/28/2020]

Faculty

Michael Albrecht

Albrecht, Michael. “You Wonder Ever if You’re a Bad Man?: Masculinity, Misogyny and the ‘Woman Problem.’” Critical Studies in Television, vol. 15, no. 1, 2020, pp. 7-24.

---. "Masculinities and American TV." The International Encyclopedia of Gender, Media, and Communication, New York, John Wiley & Sons, 2020. 

Nelli A. Cirineo

Nelli A. Cirineo was recognized by ATLE with the certificate of Professional Development Distinction for 2019-20. Additionally, she served on Commission on English Language Program Accreditation, completing the CEA Advanced Reviewer Training, and participating in the CEA Interim Report Volunteer Review Panel.

Jessica Cook

Cook, Jessica. “Revising Mary Astell: Anna Howe’s Reflections on Marriage in Samuel Richardson’s Clarissa.Eighteenth-Century Fiction, vol. 32, no. 3, 2020, pp. 407-26.

Wilma Davidson

Wilma Davidson was elected President of National League of American Pen Women’s Sarasota branch for a two-year term, April 2020 – April 2022. Founded in 1897 by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s niece, the NLAPW is the oldest multidisciplinary arts organization for women in the U.S.

John Fleming

Fleming, John. “Apocalypse.” The Rupture, vol. 108, 2020.

---. “Couple in a Rowboat Fishing.” Chasing Light, edited by Gianna Russo. Yellowjacket Press, 2020.

Regina Hewitt

Hewitt, Regina. “Socializing Providence: The Influence of Hume’s History of England on John Galt’s Settler Fiction.” Eighteenth-Century Scottish Studies SocietyConference, 7 Aug. 2020, Online. Virtual Presentation.  

Meredith Johnson

Meredith Johnson has been promoted to full Professor and is the winner of the 2020 CCCC Research Impact Award for empirical research publication that most advances the mission of the organization or the needs of the profession for her book “Lean Technical Communication: Toward Sustainable Program Innovation.”

Johnson, Meredith A. and Nathan R. Johnson. "The Resilience of Sensation in Urban Planning." Poroi, vol. 15, No. 1, 2020, pp. 1-22.

Nathan Johnson

Johnson, Meredith A, and Nathan R. Johnson. "The Resilience of Sensation in Urban Planning." Poroi, vol. 15, No. 1, 2020, pp. 1-22.

---. Architects of Memory: Information and Rhetoric in a Networked Archival Age. U of Alabama P, 2020.

---. "Recovering the Lost Canon of Rhetoric." Humanities Institute 2020 Summer Grant. $5000.

Steve Jones

Steve Jones participated in an online discussion about his book “Cell Tower,” part of the Bloomsbury Object Lesson’s series, along with other authors whose books are part of the series. An excerpt from Cell Tower also appeared on the Paris Review website in April 2020.

---. Cell Tower. New York, Bloomsbury, 2020.

---. “Tangible Data: From Bits of Paper to the Cloud.” Print Punch: Artefacts from the Punch Card Era, edited by Patrick Fry. CentreCentre, 2020.

Stephanie Lance

Lance, Stephanie. “The Cost of Production: Animal Welfare and the Post-Industrial Slaughterhouse in Margaret Atwood’s Oryx and Crake.” Environmental Studies, special issue of MOSF Journal of Science Fiction, vol. 4, no. 1, Summer 2020, pp. 60-74.

Valerie Lipscomb

Valerie Lipscomb has been promoted to full Professor.

Jill Martiniuk

Jill Martiniuk received the 2020-21 New York Public Library's Short-Term Research Fellowship this summer for research project "Vasilisa Visits America: Contemporary Interpretations of Russian Folklore in Western Literature."

James McAdams

McAdams, James. Ambushing the Void. Philadelphia, Frayed Edge Press, 2020. 

Jill McCracken

Jill McCracken has been promoted to full Professor.

Dr. McCracken presented for Florida and Massachusetts Chapters of the National Organization for Women (NOW): Sex Work, Sex Trafficking and Violence: Legislative Policies and Their Impact. In this webinar, Dr. McCracken led a discussion on prostitution policy, trafficking in the sex industry, and the differences between them. She focused specifically on the different legislative systems that currently exist internationally and how they impact violence and trafficking in the sex industry and offers recommendations to integrate human rights-based practices into our prostitution and trafficking policies and legislation (7 May 2020). 

Janice Melnik

Melnik, Janice. Modernize Your Executive Job Search: Get Noticed … Get Hired. Emerald Career Publishing, 2020.

Lisa Melonçon

Lisa Melonçon was nominated, along with co-authors Carolyn Gubala and Kara Larson, for the CCCC Best Article Reporting Qualitative or Quantitative Research in Technical or Scientific Communication award for their article, “Do Writing Errors Bother Professionals? An Analysis of the Most Bothersome Errors and How the Writer’s Ethos Is Affected.”

Gubala, Carolyn, Larson, Kara, and Lisa Melonçon. “Do Writing Errors Bother Professionals? An Analysis of the Most Bothersome Errors and How the Writer’s Ethos Is Affected.” Journal of Business and Technical Communication, vol. 34, no. 3, 18 Mar. 2020, pp. 250-286.

--- and Liza Potts. "Recursive Participatory Mentoring: A New Model for Mentoring Women in the Workplace." Technical Communication, vol. 67, no. 2, 2020, pp. 54-67.

--- et al. "A Field-Wide Metasynthesis of Pedagogical Research in Technical and Professional Communication." Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, vol. 50, no. 1, 2020.

--- and Tanya Zarlengo. “Updating Participatory Methodology for Complex User Experience Design at the Symposium on Communicating Complex Information.” Symposium on Communicating Complex Information, 27 Feb. 2020, Norfolk, VA. Conference Presentation.

Derek Robbins

Robbins, Derek. "Desktop." The Cincinnati Review, vol. 17, no. 1, 2020. pp. 159-60.

---. "Walnuts from the Old Ranch." The Cincinnati Review, vol. 17, no. 1, 2020, pp. 161-62.

Laura Runge

Runge, Laura. "An Overview of Haywood's Digital Humanity." Approaches to Teaching the Works of Eliza Haywood, edited by Tiffany Potter. New York, Modern Language Association of America, 2020, pp. 185-195.

Su Senapati

Su Senapati received the USF Women in Leadership & Philanthropy Dr. Kathleen Moore Faculty Excellence Award for her research on anthropocene/climate fiction.

---. "Honoring the Black Family and Fatherhood in Toni Morrison's God Help the Child." Conflicts in Comradeship: Critical Responses About the Black Family in Toni Morrison's God Help the Child, edited by Natalie King-Pedroso and Rhone Fraser. Lexington Books, 2020.

Heather Sellers

Heather Sellers’ article, “Just This Breath,” won an honorable mention in the American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA) Awards in the Personal Essay category.

---. “Just This Breath.” The Sun, June 2020.

Michael Shuman

Shuman, Michael L. “When Genres Collide: ‘The Last Night’ as Science Fiction.” The Mailer Review, Vol. 13, No. 1, Fall 2019, pp. 29-42. Published 21 Aug. 2020.

Lisa Starks

Starks, Lisa, ed. Ovid and Adaptation in Early Modern English TheatreEdinburgh University Press, 2020. 

---. “Introduction: Representing ‘Ovids’ on the Early Modern English Stage.” Ovid and Adaptation in Early Modern English Theatre, edited by Lisa S. Starks, Edinburgh University Press, 2020.

---. “Ovid’s Ghosts: Lovesickness, Theatricality, and Ovidian Spectrality on the Early Modern English Stage.” Ovid and Adaptation in Early Modern English Theatre, edited by Lisa S. Starks, Edinburgh University Press, 2020. 

---. “Ovidian Appropriations, Metamorphic illusion, and Theatrical Practice on the Shakespearean Stage.” The Routledge Handbook of Shakespeare and Global Appropriation, edited by Christy Desmet, Sujata Iyengar, and Miriam Jacobson, Routledge, 2020.  

---. “The Supernatural and Transcendent in Shakespeare on Screen,” seminar co-led with Melissa Croteau. Shakespeare Association of America Annual Meeting, 16 April 2020. Held online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Partially funded by UFF Faculty Travel Grant. Presentation.

---. “A Levinas-Based Pedagogy for Teaching Literature Online.” The Face and the Interface: Levinas, Teaching, & Technology, North American Levinas Society 2020 International Remote Conference, 20-23 July 2020, online. Virtual Presentation.

Anastasia Stelse

Stelse, Anastasia. "Debts." Little Patuxent Review, no. 27, 2020, p. 55.

---. "Façade." Shooter, no. 11, 2020, p. 77.

Ben Tam

Tam, Ben and Romain Pasquer. "'Who Speaks from the Site of Trauma?': An Interview with Cathy Caruth." Diacritics, vol. 47, no. 2, 2019, pp. 48-69.

Michelle Taylor

Michelle Taylor was accepted to an NEH Summer Institute, “Advanced Digital Editing: Modeling the Text and Making the Edition,” which has been postponed to Summer 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Nathan Tillman

Tillman, Nathan. “Performative Educational Rhetorics at a Korean Women’s College During Japanese Occupation, 1930–1943.” Rhetoric Review, vol. 39, no. 2, 2020, pp. 142–158. 

Timothy Turner

Turner, Timothy A. “Making the Moor: Torture, Sleep Deprivation, and Race in Othello.Forming Sleep: Representing Consciousness in the English Renaissance, edited by Margaret Simon and Nancy Simpson-Younger. The Pennsylvania State University Press, 2020, pp. 89–108.

---. “In Defense of Difficulty.” On Difficulty, Shakespeare Association of America Annual Meeting, May 2020. Held online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Conference Workshop.


Alumni

Courtney Clute

MFA Creative Writing

Courtney Clute accepted a full-time job as Proposal Manager at Wittenberg Weiner Consulting. Clute, Courtney. “Pocket Avocado.” Passages North, 22 May 2020.

Isabelle Kuhns

BA English Literature

Isabelle Kuhns was admitted to the Master of Arts in Teaching program at USF.

Elan Justice Pavlinich

PhD English Literature

Elan Justice Pavlinich has accepted a position, to begin Fall 2020, as a Byron K. Trippet Assistant Professor of English at Wabash College, where he will be teaching medieval and early modern literatures, medievalisms, professional writing, and first-year composition.

Pavlinich, Elan Justice. “Creating Positive Outcomes during Crises (such as COVID-19).” The Humanities in Transition, 27 May 2020.

Sharon Pinson

MFA Creative Writing

Pinson, Sharon. “Drive.” Finding the Birds Literary Journal, May 2020.


Students

Anca Garcia

PhD Literature Candidate

Anca Garcia has been awarded the John and Dorothy Iorio Scholarship for outstanding graduate student, as well as the Irving Deer Memorial Scholarship for theoretically-oriented scholarship, published or unpublished. She was also a runner-up in the Florida Bibliophile Society’s Lee J. Harrer Award for her essay, “Books Betrayed.”

Garcia, Anca. “Beowulf and the Idealization of the Comitatus.” Journal of the Georgia Philological Association, vol. 8, 2018-2019, pp. 12-35.

Jessica Griffith

PhD Rhetoric & Composition Student

Griffith, Jessica and Kara Larson. “Modifying GTA Training: Moving Toward Self-Confident Instructors.” Considering

Our Commonplaces, Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) Annual Convention, 28 Mar. 2020, Wisconsin Center, Milwaukee, WI. Conference Presentation. Presentation uploaded to CCCC and TYCA 2020 Online.

Carolyn Gubala

PhD Rhetoric & Composition Candidate

Carolyn Gubala was nominated, along with co-authors Kara Larson and Lisa Melonçon, for the CCCC Best Article Reporting Qualitative or Quantitative Research in Technical or Scientific Communication award for their article, “Do Writing Errors Bother Professionals? An Analysis of the Most Bothersome Errors and How the Writer’s Ethos Is Affected.”

Gubala, Carolyn, Kara Larson, and Lisa Melonçon. “Do Writing Errors Bother Professionals? An Analysis of the Most Bothersome Errors and How the Writer’s Ethos Is Affected.” Journal of Business and Technical Communication. vol. 34, no. 3, 18 March 2020, pp. 250-286.

Karen Gonzalez-Videla

BA English Creative Writing & Psychology Major

Gonzalez-Videla, Karen. “A Catalog of the Events After I Boarded a Plane in Buenos Aires, Argentina.” Sidereal Magazine, 4 January 20202.

---. “Beehive.” Ghost Parachute, 1 May 2020.

---. “Chef of the Body.” Ghost Parachute, April 2020.

Kara Larson

PhD Rhetoric & Composition Candidate

Kara Larson was nominated, along with co-authors Carolyn Gubala and Lisa Melonçon, for the CCCC Best Article Reporting Qualitative or Quantitative Research in Technical or Scientific Communication award for their article, “Do Writing Errors Bother Professionals? An Analysis of the Most Bothersome Errors and How the Writer’s Ethos Is Affected.”

Gubala, Carolyn, Kara Larson, and Lisa Melonçon. “Do Writing Errors Bother Professionals? An Analysis of the Most Bothersome Errors and How the Writer’s Ethos Is Affected.” Journal of Business and Technical Communication. vol. 34, no. 3, 18 March 2020, pp. 250-286.

Griffith, Jess, and Kara Larson. “Modifying GTA Training: Moving Toward Self-Confident Instructors.” Considering Our Commonplaces, Conference on College Composition and Communication Annual Convention, 28 Mar. 2020, Wisconsin Center, Milwaukee, WI. Conference Presentation. Presentation uploaded to CCCC and TYCA 2020 Online.

Kiarra Louis

BA Professional and Technical Communication Major

Louis, Kiarra. “Every Saturday.” 805 Lit + Art, 2020.

Maggie Romigh

PhD Literature Candidate

Romigh, Maggie. “Review of Naming the World: Language and Power Among the Northern Arapaho by Andrew Cowell.” NAIS: Journal of the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association, vol. 7, no. 1, 2020, pp. 173-174.

Ashely Tisdale

PhD Literature Candidate

Ashely Tisdale has been awarded the 2020 Carolyn Cooley Graduate Scholarship.

Madison Veeneman

BA English (Literature concentration) & Sociology Major

Madison Veeneman was named the 2020 Outstanding English Honors Student.

Jessica Watson

MFA Creative Writing Candidate

Watson, Jessica. "The Art of Japanese Drumming: An Outline of Belonging." Mud Season Review, vol. 49, 20 Apr. 2020.

Katie Walkup

PhD Rhetoric and Composition Candidate

Katie Walkup has been awarded the Association of Teachers of Technical Writing Graduate Research Award, the Irving H. Rubin and Millie M. Rubin Scholarship for Outstanding Graduate Student, the Estelle J. Zbar Scholarship for Teaching and Academic Excellence in English, and the Excellence in Teaching Award.

---. “’Return to Normalcy’: Mental Illness Diagnosis and the Construction of Stigma.” Association for the Rhetoric of Science, Technology, and Medicine Pre-Conference at the Rhetoric Society of America Biennial Conference: “Boundary Work,” Portland, OR, 20 May 2020. Pre-Conference canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Conference Presentation Accepted.   ---. “Topoi and Tagging: The RHM Bibliography as Commonplace.” Medical Rhetoric Standing Group Roundtable: “Commonplaces,” Conference on College Communication and Composition, Milwaukee, WI, 25-28 Mar. 2020. Conference canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Conference Presentation Accepted.

---. “Early Warning Systems, Student Surveillance, and Threat Assessment.” Association of Teachers of Technical Writing Conference: “Accountability in Technical Communication,” Milwaukee, WI, 23-24 Mar. 2020. Conference canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Conference Presentation Accepted.

---, Kaelah Scheff, and Kristen Gay. “LCS Pattern Validation and its Application for WAC/WID.” 9th International Conference on Writing Analytics: “Expanding the Body of Knowledge,” St. Petersburg, FL, 6-7 Feb. 2020. Conference Presentation.

Jessica Watson

MFA Creative Writing, Nonfiction

Watson, Jessica. "Sites of Departure." Speculative Nonfiction, 25 June 2020.


Emeriti

Pat Rogers

Rogers, Pat. Editor. The Eighteenth Century: The Context of English Literature. 1978. Routledge, 2020.

---. “The Writer in Society.” The Eighteenth Century: The Context of English Literature, 1978. Routledge, 2020.

---. “My Enemy’s Enemy: Dennis, Pope, and Edmund Curll.” 1650-1850: Ideas, Aesthetics, and Inquiries in the Early Modern Era, edited by Kevin L. Cope, Vol. 25, Bucknell University Press, 2020.

---. “Daniel Defoe’s Knowledge of Essex: The Evidence of a Tour thro’ the Whole Island of Great Britain.Essex Society for Archaeology and History Transactions, 4th Series, vol. 9, 2020 for 2018, pp. 127-41.

---. “Annus Mirabilis (1722):Satiric Strategies, Allusions and Authorship.” Philological Quarterly, vol. 99, no. 2, 2020, pp. 203-27. 

---. “Dr John Arbuthnot and the Smallpox War of 1719.” Swift Studies, vol. 35, 2020, pp. 9-44. 

---. “Authorship and Xenophobia in The Devil to Pay at St. James’s: John Arbuthnot and the Rival Queens of Opera.” Swift Studies, vol. 35, 2020, pp. 45-82. 

---. “Daniel Defoe: Atlas Maritimus & Commercialis.” The Literary Encyclopedia, 23 July 2020.

---. “John Oldmixon.” The Literary Encyclopedia, 27 July 2020.

---. "Matthew Prior: Down-Hall, a Ballad." The Literary Encyclopedia, 27 July 2020.

---. "Matthew Prior: Alma: or, The Progress of the Mind." The Literary Encyclopedia, 28 July 2020.



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