October was filled with spooktacular achievements. Keep reading for some scary good news!
Dr. Jackie Grutsch McKinney‘s new book, The Working Lives of of New Writing Center Directors, is officially out.
Professor Patrick Collier had his book Modern Print Artefacts: Textual Materiality and Literary Value, 1890-1930s, published by Edinburgh University Press. A big congrats to you both!
In other news…
G Patterson was awarded a $2,000 ASPIRE New Faculty Start Up grant that will allow them to update Bracken’s collection of resources in queer and gender studies. G Patterson is one of the three active scholars who researches transgender rhetorics in the field of Rhetoric and Composition. Having access to these funds will allow them to build a scholarly library and collaborate with other scholars on this area of study.
Rani Crowe was also awarded a $2,500 ASPIRE Start Up Grant to make the short film “Finding Grace” by screenwriting faculty, Kathryn Gardiner.
Professor Akira Negishi completed his Japanese translation of Professor Frank Felsenstein‘s adaption of Tobias Smollett’s Travels through France and Italy. The translation took nearly ten years to complete and includes a further piece that Frank wrote to commemorate the two hundred and fiftieth year since the original publication of the Travels in 1766.
Professor Robert D. Habich published the annual review essay “Emerson, Thoreau, Fuller, and Transcendentalism” in American Literary Scholarship 2014 (Duke University Press, 2016), pp. 3-20.
Professor Emily Rutter just received the Jerome Stern Award for the Best Essay in Studies in American Culture. Also, she has been selected as a Ball State Diversity Associate for Research for 2016-2017.
Professor Emily Jo Scalzo had two poems accepted to be included in Disarm: A Gun Sense Anthology through Black Heart Magazine. The two poems they’ve accepted are “After Charleston,” a senryu, and “Gun Control.”