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Dr. Karrie Szatek's paper, "Twitters, Tweets, and Crowing: Shakespeare's Birds and the Early Modern Theatre, An Overview," was part of a colloquy entitled "Shakespeare's Life and Times," a component of the Internet Shakespeare Editions within the digital humanities project at University of Victoria, British Columbia. The colloquy took place at The American Shakespeare Center's 8th Blackfriars Conference in Staunton, VA, on Oct. 28, 2015. This paper will be soon be published on the website.
Dr. Szatek recently published her monograph, Spatial Discourse in Shakespeare's and Other English Early Modern Pastoral Drama, with Edwin Mellen Press. This book covers the socio-political and economic nature of pastoral literature during the reigns of Elizabeth I and James I of England.
Dr. Lindsay Illich's book rile & heave was awarded the Texas Review Press's Breakout Poetry Prize for a First Book of Poetry in the fall of 2015. rile & heave will be available, Spring 2017.
Dr. Allan Hunter's book, "Joseph Conrad and the Ethics of Darwinism," was republished by Routledge Revival. Dr. Hunter also contributed a chapter to "What Wags the World: Tales of Conscious Awakening" by Miriam Knight and Julie Clayton (O-Books).
Professor Brian Duchaney's essay, "The Man I Killed," was included in the 2014 edition of "The Best American Essays," which was edited by John Jeremiah Sullivan.
Professor Duchaney's article "'If you should die before you wake...': Bart Simpson and the Genesis of Rebellion" was included in the The Pedagogy of Pop Theoretical and Practical Strategies for Success(ed. Janak and Blum, Lexington Books). The book, a study in theoretical approaches to teaching popular culture, is available at https://rowman.com/ISBN/9780739176009
Professor Andrew Horn was invited as a Visiting Distinguished Professor at the Middle East Technical University in Nicosia, Cyprus. METU is the foremost English-medium university in Turkey and has a campus in Nicosia. His duties included giving a series of lectures on his research entitled "The Hapless and Hedonist Turk: The Nineteenth-Century British Press Invents the Ottoman Empire," and his work will eventually appear as a monograph.
Professor Bette Manter, presented her paper, "Royce's Problem with Sin: Morbid Obsession or Moral Insight?" at the Josiah Royce Society Conference, in Grass Valley, California (Royce's birthplace). Her paper consisted of a fascinating philosophical study of the notion of sin as defined by the individual and an assessment of the American philosopher Josiah Royce's contributions to this issue.
Curry College English professor and Writer-in-Residence Bill Littlefield welcomed Hall of Fame sportswriter and author Bob Ryan as his featured guest for the latest Littlefield Lecture Series event. Ryan was on hand to discuss his new book, Scribe: My Life in Sports with students, faculty and staff.