Thabiti Lewis, associate professor, English, WSU Vancouver, authored “How Fresh and New Is the Case Coates Makes?” in African American Review. Lewis’s edited book Conversations with Toni Cade Bambara will be published by the University Press of Mississippi in May.
Wendy Dasler Johnson, associate professor, English, WSU Vancouver, authored Antebellum American Women’s Poetry: A Rhetoric of Sentiment (Southern Illinois University Press), which was nominated for four awards: Conference on College Composition and Communication Outstanding Book Award, the Journal of Rhetoric, Culture, and Politics Gary A. Olson Award, the Winifred Bryan Horner Outstanding Book Award, and the Rhetoric Society of America Book Award.
Ashley Boyd, assistant professor, English, coauthored “Moving from Self to System: A Framework for Social Justice Centered on Issues and Action” in International Journal of Critical Pedagogy.
Tabitha Espina Velasco, doctoral student, English, authored the chapter “Palatable Experiences: Identity Formation in the Narratives of Three Generations of Filipinas on Guam” in Reading Diasporas in the Pacific Rim: Interdisciplinary Investigations.
Linda Russo, clinical associate professor, English, authored poems in three publications: Denver Quarterly, Tulsa Review, and Os Pressan, Iceland’s first multi-lingual literary magazine.
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.