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Success Stories

Dr. Andrew Reynolds, Assistant Professor of Spanish, published the article “Difference as Fashion: Enrique Gómez Carrillo and Modernista Chic” in Monographic Review/Revista Monográfica.  He also published a book review of Nájera, Manuel Gutierrez. Cuentos. Ed. José María Martinez in Hispanic Journal.  His recent conference presentations include “Rubén Darío at Mexico’s Centennial Celebration: Narrative Alternation and Literary Negotiation.” at the Seventh Biennial Florida International University Conference on Spanish and Spanish-American Cultural Studies: Hispanic Literature and Film at the Bicentennial of Latin American Independences (1810-2010) in  Miami, FL, in April, 2010 and "Respondent. Temporalities Panel organized by the MLA Division on Latin American Literature from Independence to 1900 at the2009 MLA Convention in Philadelphia, PA., in January, 2010.

Dr. Jeffrey Doty, Wendy and Stanley Marsh 3 Assistant Professor of Shakespeare, has three essays forthcoming: " 'Stand Still, See All, and Use Silence': Measure for Measure and the Problem of Popularity" in English Literary Renaissance; “Public Talk, Private Exposure, and Popular Consent in Thomas More’s The History of King Richard III” in Renaissance and Reformation; and Shakespeare's Richard II, 'Popularity,' and the Early Modern Public Sphere," in Shakespeare Quarterly. In addition, Dr. Doty authored a book review of Kevin Sharpe's Selling the Tudor Monarchy: Authority and Image in Sixteenth-Century England for the spring issue of Philological Quarterly.

Andrea Olivarez, Instructor of English, won the award for Best Abstract and Research for her paper entitled "Debauchery,
Drunkenness, and Devilish Deeds: Taverns and Murders in Medieval London, 1200-1400,” presented at the University of North
Texas Medieval Graduate Student Symposium in January.

On October 31, 2009, The Legacy published its special edition, Weird Stories and Dark Tales.  Four of the thirteen stories received special recognition:

First Place - "Tree Line" by Tim Reed
Second Place - "Non Cogito" by Josph Ammons
Third Place - "Sleep is a Blessing that Comes Nightly" by Jonathan Baker
Honorable Mention - "Solitary Confinement" by Joshua O'Brien

Kameron Graves, a student in RayLene Dysert's ENGL 0302-02, was selected as an alternate to the Readership WT trip to Turkey.

J. Golden Taylor Award Winner. Joshuah O'Brien, a senior in English, has been named the 2009 recipient of the J. Golden Taylor Award from the Western Literature Association for his paper entitled "Magical Realism and the Southwest Desert." Named in honor of the first editor of Western American Literature, and also one of the Western Literature Association’s founders and presidents, the Taylor Award is a prestigious award juried by a team of experts in the field and given annually to a work of scholarship submitted for the annual conference. Mr. O'Brien wrote the paper under the direction of Dr. Alex Hunt, Associate Professor of English, as part of Dr. Hunt's ENGL 3362, Literature of the Southwest.

Dr. Jeffrey S. Doty, Wendy and Stanley Marsh 3 Assistant Professor of Shakespeare, is the author of "Shakespeare's Richard II, 'Popularity,' and the Early Modern Public Sphere," forthcoming in Shakespeare Quarterly (2010).

Dr. Pat Tyrer, Associate Professor of English, is the author of “ ‘Of what is past, or passing, or to come’:
Characters as Artifact in No Country for Old Men,” an essay published in A Casebook on Cormac McCarthy’s
No Country for Old Men
, Scarecrow Press, August 2009.
 
Dr. Pat Tyrer, Associate Professor of English, is the author of "The Coffee Shop," a short story accepted for publication
by the Litchfield Literary Review, Winter 2009.

Dr. Martin Jacobsen, Associate Professor of English, guest edited and wrote the introduction for the Awards for Excellence in Research issue of the Mensa Research Journal 40.1 Winter 2009.

Dr. Alex Hunt and Dr. Martin Jacobsen, associate professors of English, published "Cormac McCarthy's "The Road and Plato's Simile of the Sun" in The Explicator 66.3 Spring 2008: 155-58.

Martin Jacobsen, Associate Professor of English, had a condensed version of his article, "Discourse" for Blackwell's Encyclopedia of Sociology, approved for inclusion in Blackwell's Concice Encyclopedia of Sociology.

Dr. Bonney MacDonald, EPML Department Head and Professor of English, recently published “Ranchlands: Classroom on the Range” in Western Horseman (July 2008).

Dr. Bonnie Roos, Assistant Professor of English, and Dr. Alex Hunt, Associate Professor of English, are coeditors of Postcolonial Green: Environmental Politics and World Narratives, forthcoming from University of Virginia Press (2010).

Dr. Mark Scala, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, has a paper entitled "A Neglected Issue in the 3D/4D Debate" forthcoming in Philosophical Studies.

Dr. Steven Severn, Assistant Professor of English and Director of Writing Programs, has two essays forthcoming: “No Just Causes: Explaining the Incoherent Variation in the Library of Congress’ W.H. Auden Manuscripts” in PMLA (2009) and “Linguistic Structures and Rhetorical Resolution in Katherine Mansfield’s ‘The Garden Party’” in Journal of the Short Story in
English
(2009).

Dr. Monica Smith Hart, Assistant Professor of English, has an essay entitled “ Charlotte Smith’s Exilic Persona” forthcoming in Partial Answers: Journal of Literature and the History of Ideas 8.2 (2010).

Dr. Pat Tyrer, Associate Professor of English, is the author of “ ‘Of what is past, or passing, or to come’: Characters as Artifact in No Country for Old Men,” an essay accepted for publication in A Casebook on Cormac McCarthy’s No Country for Old Men forthcoming by Scarecrow Press.

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