- Drs. Lukacs and Miller were on full-year sabbaticals, and Dr. Girard took a full-year research leave with the support of a National Endowment for the Humanities research fellowship.
- Dr. Brian Norman assumed his new position as Associate Vice-President for Faculty Affairs and Diversity and was promoted to full professor.
- Dr. Mark Osteen assumed the directorship of the Center for the Humanities, succeeding Dr. Paul Lukacs.
- Dr. Lukacs organized “Democracy and the Humanities,” a two-day symposium celebrating the 50th anniversary of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
- Dr. Kathleen Forni was awarded a full-year senior sabbatical for AY 2016-17 and won a fellowship to do research in Iceland.
- Dr. Gayla McGlamery was appointed co-director, with Joe Walsh (Classics) of the Loyola University Honors Program, beginning AY 2016-17.
- Dr. Andrew “Ray” Bossert, Ph.D. Maryland, joined us for the spring semester as a full-time Visiting Affiliate Professor during Dr. Giuseppina Lobo’s family leave. (Welcome, Lucia!)
- Dr. Charles Hands, Emeritus Professor of English, died at the age of 90 on January 15, 2016.
Faculty Achievements: Publications, Honors, and Invited Lectures
Jean Lee Cole
- “Rising from the Gutter: Rudolph Block, the Comic Strip, and the Ghetto Fiction of Bruno Lessing” in MELUS (Multiethnic Literatures of the United States), Spring 2016.
- A New Digital Divide: c21 Editorial Practice and Accessibility,” solicited for Legacy: A Journal of American Writers, Spring 2016.
- “An Accidental Activist” in The Concord Saunterer, 2015.
Co-Editor, American Periodicals—two issues published during AY 2015-16
Publication: “Shakespeare, Playfere, and the Pirates,” lead article in the Fall 2015 issue of Shakespeare Quarterly
Spent the year working on her book with the support of a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship.
- “J. Saunders Redding and the ‘Surrender’ of African American Women’s Poetry” was accepted for publication by PMLA, the flagship journal of the Modern Language Association, in October 2015.
- “Forgiving the Sonnet: Modernist Women’s Love Poetry and the Problem of Sentimentality,” A History of Twentieth-Century American Women’s Poetry, ed. Linda Kinnahan. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, forthcoming July 2016.
Giuseppina Iacono Lobo
Signed an advance contract with the University of Toronto for her manuscript, “Writing Conscience and the Nation in Revolutionary England.”
Delivered a talk at the Grand Seminar, "The Magician's Microscope: Animation, 'Talking' Bacteria, and the Scientific Imagination" on April12, 2016.
Awarded an Affiliate Summer Research Grant from the Center for the Humanities for Summer 2016.
- Macbeth for The Norton Shakespeare, 3rd edition (2015).
- “Shakespeare and the Bible” in Shakespeare in Our Time: A Shakespeare Association of America Collection, Ed. Dympna Callaghan and Suzanne Gossett. London: Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare, 2016. 123-31.
Invited lectures and papers:
- “Shakespeare and Classical Comedy: The Dark Legacy,” University of Campinas, Brazil, June 2015
- “Alternative Histories: Recovering Catholic Poetic Dissent,” Renaissance Society of America Conference, Boston, MA, March 31-April 2016.
- “Remembering Greece in Shakespeare’s Rome,” Rome Shakespeare Conference, Rome, Italy, April 13-16, 2016.
- “Whose Story? Writing Race and Remembrance in the Civil Rights Movement Years,” A History of African American Autobiography, ed. Joycelyn Moody (Cambridge UP, 2017), in press.
- “Write Like Me: Black Fictions of White Life," American Literary History 28, no. 1 (2016): 199-209.
- “What Are All These Bodies Doing in the River?": Civil Rights Martyrs and the Cultural Imagination, College of Charleston, October 15, 2015
- Whose Story?: The Civil Rights Autobiography Tradition and National Memory, University of Texas at San Antonio, April 22, 2016
- “Alfred in Wonderland: Hitchcock through the Looking-Glass.” Special Issue: Adaptation Studies. South Atlantic Review 80.3-4 (2016): 194-214.
- “Dark Mirrors: Sanctuary’s Noir Vision.” Special Issue: Faulkner and Noir. The Faulkner Journal 38.1 Spring 2014 (actually published in Feb. 2016): 11-35.
Signed an advance contract with University of Michigan Press to edit an essay collection tentatively entitled Part of Everything: The Beatles’ White Album at Fifty. It’s scheduled to be published in fall, 2018 (the fiftieth anniversary of the album’s release).
Guest Co-editor (with Carol Schilling): Caregiving, Kinship and the Making of Stories. Special issue of Journal of Medical Humanities. Forthcoming in spring 2017.
Invited Lecture: “Nocturnes in Black and Blue: Jazz in Classic Film Noir.” Humanities Center, Brigham Young University, November 2015.
Dr. Osteen also delivered a paper at “Don DeLillo: Fiction Rescues History,” a conference held in Paris, in February, and he met and had dinner with the elusive DeLillo and his wife!
- “Staging the Scene.” The Pocket Instructor: Literature: 101 Exercises for the College Classroom. Ed. Dianne Fuss and William Gleason. Princeton: Princeton UP, 2015. 173-76.
- “Listening to the Monster: Eliding and Restoring the Creature’s Voice in Adaptations of Frankenstein.” Journal of Adaptation in Film and Performance 8.3 (2015): 249-266.