Sunday, February 14, 2016

Recent English Department Faculty Publications

Dr. Hilary Donatini, Associate Professor and Chair
Published "Smollett's Justices" in the 2015 volume of The Age of Johnson: A Scholarly Annual. The article examines the representations of the justices of the peace in the novels of Tobias Smollett (1721-1771), bringing his History of England as well as present-day legal and social history to bear on his techniques of satire.

Dr. Deborah Fleming, Professor of English, MFA faculty
Published a number of new works:
Into a New Country, poetry collection, Cherry Grove Press, January 31, 2016

Towers of Myth and Stone:  Yeats's Influence on Robinson Jeffers, U of SC Press

Dr. Fleming’s poem "Fireflies" was published in The Kerf, fall 2015, p. 26.  Her poem "Jupiter's Monument in a Landscape of Sicily," was nominated for a Pushcart Prize as was "Hagia Sophia," published in 2015 in the journal Colere, Issue 15 (Coe College, Iowa). This is her third Pushcart nomination.

In addition, Dr. Fleming was interviewed on Thursday, Jan. 21 2016, by Prairie Miller on "Arts Express," a production of WBAI, a National Public Radio station broadcast in New York City and San Francisco, about her novel "Without Leave." The interview is archived on the WBAI web site.  Listen to it here: 

Dr. Maura Grady, Assistant Professor of English and Director of Composition
Published an article in the February 2016 McFarland book Revisiting Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood:  Essays on Lessons of Self and Community, a collection of scholarly essays about the long-running television show. Dr. Grady’s contribution was: “Structure and Story in the Operas of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” which examined the history and composition of Mister Rogers’ 13 original episode-length opera productions featured on the show from 1968-1989.   Details and table of contents here:

Dr. Stephen Haven, Professor of English and Director of the MFA program
Published his poem, "On the Verge of What Comes Naturally," in the Winter 2015 issue of Literati Quarterly. Link to journal here: 

Dr. Haven also published several collaborative poetry translations.  Links to most of them are below:

Also, several of Haven’s poems formerly published in print editions of Image were recently archived and made available on the web here:

Dr. Joe Mackall, Professor of English, MFA faculty
Published the following essays:
"The Breathing Green," in the journal Fourth Genre: Explorations in Nonfiction. (Fall 2015, 17.2.). Link to the journal here:

"How to Write about Murder," in the anthology Brief Encounters: A Collection of Contemporary Nonfiction, W.W. Norton, Nov. 2015.

"The Little Girl at the Door," published in Brevity (Issue 50, Fall 2015).