Faculty News

Eric Anderson has been selected as a finalist for the 2014 Teaching Excellence Awards. The award winner will be announced in late March.

Courtney Brkic has a short story, "Crossing the Rio Grande," published in Guernica Magazine. 

A new collection of short stories by Alan Cheuse, An Authentic Captain Marvel Ring and Other Stories, appears in April from Santa Fe Writers Project.

Al Defazio coedited a book of Hemingway’s letters called The Letters of Ernest Hemingway. The book came out this past Fall.

Joyce Johnston has joined the Executive Committee of the EdMedia World Conference on Educational Media and Technology for a three year term. And at the 2013 conference in Victoria, Canada, Johnston gave a paper titled "Don't Feed the Trolls: A Training Model for Collaboration Online."

Erika Lin's essay on “Festivity” was recently published in Early Modern Theatricality, a collection edited by Henry S. Turner in Oxford University Press's Twenty-First Century Approaches to Literature series.

In October, Jessie Matthews presented a paper, "When Authors Won't 'Die': Diana Gabaldon as Imperial Author in the Books and Writers Community Online Forum," at the Princeton Romance Conference at Princeton University. 

Eric Pankey has a new book of poetry, Dismantling The Angel, out on Free Verse Editions. The book is also the winner of the New Measure Poetry Prize.

Jessica Scarlata has a forthcoming book Rethinking Occupied Ireland: Gender and Incarceration in Contemporary Irish Film to be published this Spring.

Art Taylor’s story “Precision” will be published by Gargoyle in Summer 2014. In addition, his story “Rearview Mirror,” which was originally published in Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, has been reprinted in the anthology The Crooked Road, Volume 3: Ellery Queen Presents Stories of Grifters, Gangsters, Hit Men, and Other Career Crooks by Penny Publications.

An excerpt from "Hairst", by Susan Tichy, is included in Seneca Review's "Beyond Category" issue. "Hairst" is part of Trafficke: An Autobiography, her forthcoming mixed-form book. On March 5, 2014, Tichy also took part in a poetry reading at Busboys & Poets, 14th & V, Washington D.C. on the anniversary of the 2007 bombing of Al-Mutanabbi Street, Baghdad's center for booksellers, printers, and intellectual life.

Peggy Yocom was presented with the Kenneth Goldstein Award for Lifetime Academic Leadership by the Am Folklore Society. The award recognizes Yocom founding the Folklore Studies Program at GMU.