Diane Gillespie, professor emeritus, English, was named to receive the Emeritus Society Legacy of Excellence Award at WSU Showcase 2019.
Jennifer Lodine-Chaffey, instructor, English, WSU Tri-Cities, authored “‘What is he whose grief bears such an emphasis?’: Hamlet’s Development of a Mourning Persona” in Quidditas: Journal of the Rocky Mountain Medieval and Renaissance Association.
Linda Russo, clinical associate professor, English, co-authored Counter-Desecration: A Glossary for Writing Within the Anthropocene (Wesleyan University Press).
John Barber, clinical associate professor, and Greg Philbrook, instructional technician, creative media and digital culture/English, WSU Vancouver, exhibited their sound art project Sound Spheres at the 2018 International Conference for Interactive Digital Storytelling Art Exhibition, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland.
Ken Faunce, instructor, history, and Ashley Boyd, assistant professor, and Susan Ross, professor, English, individually received WSU Samuel H. and Patricia W. Smith Teaching and Learning awards. Dee Posey, clinical associate professor, and Janet Peters, clinical assistant professor, psychology, were jointly awarded.
Jon Hegglund, associate professor, English, authored the chapter “Unnatural Narratology and Weird Realism in Jeff VanderMeer’s Annihilation” in Environment and Narrative: New Directions in Econarratology (forthcoming, Ohio State University Press); and “A Home for the Anthropocene: Planetary Time and Domestic Space in Richard McGuire’s Here” in Literary Geographies (forthcoming). Hegglund also presented the invited lecture, “Alien Expressions: Language, Faciality, and Anthropomorphism,” at the Personification Across Disciplines conference in Durham, England.
Read The Current to learn about other recent honors and achievements by members of the Department of English.
Anna Plemons, assistant professor, English, authored the chapter “Something Other Than Progress: Indigenous Methodologies and Higher Education in Prison” in Prison Pedagogies: Learning and Teaching With Imprisoned Writers (Syracuse University Press).
Tabitha Espina Velasco, graduate student, English, presented “Navigation and Negotiation in the Narratives of the Halo Halo Generation” at the 16th Islands of the World Conference 2018 (ISISA2018): The Changing Futures of Islands” in Leeuwarden and Terschelling, the Netherlands. There she was awarded her second ISISA student scholarship.
Pamela Thoma, associate professor, English, presented “The Handmaid’s Tale: Missing Children and Sanctifying Motherhood in Popular Narratives of Decline” at Console-ing Passions: An International Conference on Television, Video, Audio, New Media, and Feminism, in Bournemouth, England.
Will Luers, instructor, Creative Media and Digital Culture/English, WSU Vancouver, is corecipient of a first place Robert Coover Award from the Electronic Literature Organization for Novelling.