Donna L. Potts, professor, English, presented “Too Irish: Representing Ireland and Emigration in Brooklyn” at the American Conference for Irish Studies–western region in Missoula, Mont., where she also moderated a panel on which two graduate students presented papers: Curtis Harty, “Looking for The Man in The Boy: The Failure of Masculine Ideologies and Patriarchal Hierarchies in Patrick McCabe’s The Butcher Boy; and Lissa Scott, “The Nature of the Woods in Sweeney Astray.”
Debbie Lee, professor, English, authored two creative nonfiction essays: “She Opened a Space in the Wilderness” in Silk Road Review and “Ponies of Caldbeck Commons” in Newfound: A Journal of Art and Place; and “Storyteller: An Interview with Terry Tempest Williams” in the Los Angeles Review of Books.
Bill Condon, professor, English, presented “What Can We Learn about Faculty Development? Prizes and Surprises” at the 2016 Assessment Institute at Indiana University–Purdue University in Indianapolis.
Donna Campbell, professor, English, presented “The Story of an Arm: Jack London’s The Iron Heel and Edith Wharton’s The Fruit of the Tree” and “Jack London’s Last Year: the Unfinished Novel Cherry” at the Jack London Society Symposium in Napa, Calif. She presented “Edith Wharton’s Suspense Theater: Gothic Modernism in the Late Stories” at the American Literature Association Society for the Study of the American Short Story conference in Savannah, Ga., where Alex Hammond, professor emeritus, presented “Reconstructions of Poe’s Tales of the Folio Club since 1928: Approaches and Prospects.” Hammond also presented “Melville’s Images of Poe in 1840s New York: Troubled Genius in the Marketplace” at the American Literature Association conference in San Francisco.
Kristin Arola, associate professor, English, was a featured speaker at the Thomas R. Watson Conference on Mobility Work in Composition: Translation, Migration, Transformation at the University of Louisville. Arola and doctoral students Miriam Fernandez and Lucy Johnson presented on “Recollecting and Making” at the Cultural Rhetorics Conference at Michigan State University, in East Lansing, where, graduate students Matt Homer and Edie-Marie Roper also presented.
Patricia “Trish” Glazebrook, professor and director, politics, philosophy, and public affairs, presented “The Hunger Games: A Case-Study of Climate Impacts and Women Farmers’ Adaptations in Ghana” at the Inland Northwest Philosophy Conference, co-sponsored by WSU and the University of Idaho and organized by Michael Goldsby, assistant professor, and Joe Campbell , professor. Glazebrook also was a panelist at the Heidegger and Technology Forum, London School of Economics, and presented at two other conferences: “Letting beings be: Gestell, Gelassenheit and gender” at the Heidegger on Technology Conference, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK; and “Eye in the Sky: A Case Study of Drone Law Adequacy” at the Ethics of Counter-Terrorism conference of the Euro International Society for Military Ethics in Europe at Akerhaus Fortress in Oslo. She also presented two invited addresses: “Climate Impacts and women Farmers’ Adaptation in Ghana” at the University of Bergen, Norway; and “Nihilism, Science, and Global Conquest” at the Summer Institute for Continental Philosophy at Douglas College in New Westminster, BC, Canada.
Jeff Vervoort, professor, environment, was named a fellow of the American Geophysical Union in recognition of exceptional scientific contributions. Fellowships are awarded to no more than 0.01 percent of all AGU members annually.
Amber Morczek, doctoral candidate, criminal justice and criminology, presented “Pornography: Normalizing the Relationship Between Violence and Sex” at two New York institutions: SUNY Polytechnic Institute and Syracuse University.
Lawrence Hatter, assistant professor, history, presented “Wars of Independence: From Metacom to Tenskwatawa” at the Portland (Ore.) Art Museum as part of a Teacher Initiative Workshop organized by George Washington’s Mount Vernon, “Seeing the Native Presence in Washington’s Time and Beyond.”
Jana Argersinger, publications editor, English, presented “Relational Aesthetics and the Author(s) of Rose Hawthorne Lathrop’s Memories of Hawthorne” at the American Literature Association conference in San Francisco, where she also presented and chaired the session “Poe and Nineteenth-Century Medicine,” to be developed into a special issue of Poe Studies: History, Theory, Interpretation, one of the journals hosted by the Department of English.