FacultyDr. Tim Whelan was awarded a $6000 Franklin Travel Grant from the American Philosophical Society for his work this summer transcribing approximately 100 letters of the diarist Henry Crabb Robinson (1775-1867). Whelan will be working at the National Library of Scotland, the Wordsworth Museum, the Bodleian Library, British Library, Lambeth Palace, the University of London, and the Fitzwilliam Museum and Trinity College Library, Cambridge. Whelan will also be speaking on 6 July at the Wordsworth Musuem, Grasmere, on "'My dear Friend': Crabb Robinson's Correspondence with Mary Wordsworth, 1837-58," as well as leading a workshop in London on 12 July on the Crabb Robinson Diary Project.
Dr. Joe Pellegrino was the Keynote Speaker at the 2013 Open Pages in South Asian Studies Conference at the Russian State University for the Humanities in Moscow. Dr. Pellegrino was awarded a $2000 travel grant from The American Councils for International Education for the conference.
Dr. Tim Whelan's NEH proposal narrative, "Nonconformist British Women Writers," for which he was awarded an NEH Research Fellowship in 2010, has been chosen by the NEH as their sample narrative for the entire section on British Literature. The narrative can be viewed on the NEH Fellowship's home page.
Dr. Doug Thomson has published two entries ("Gottfried August Bürger," "Sturm und Drang") in The Encyclopedia of the Gothic. Ed. David Punter, William Hughes, and Andrew Smith. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2013.
Dr. Tim Whelan's monograph, Other British Voices: Women, Poetry, and Religion, 1760-1840, has been accepted for publication by Palgrave Macmillan for its series Nineteenth-Century Major Lives and Letters, under the editorship of Marilyn Gaull. The book will appear in the summer of 2014.
Dr. Nicole Karapanagiotis's article, "Cyber Forms, Worshippable Forms: Hindu Devotional Viewpoints on the Ontology of Cyber-Gods and Goddesses," has been accepted for publication in The International Journal of Hindu Studies.
Dr. Elizabeth Butterfield's most recent work, Sartre and Post-Humanist Humanism, was recently published in the Beyond Humanism: Trans- and Posthumanism series by Peter Lang.
Recent PublicationsThomson, Douglass. "The Gothic Ballad." A New Companion to the Gothic. Ed. David Punter. Oxford: Blackwell, 2012: 77-90.
Whelan, Timothy. "William Hazlitt and Radical West Country Dissent," Coleridge Bulletin N.S. 38 (Winter 2011): 111-27.
Whelan, Timothy. "West Country Nonconformist Women Writers, 1720-1840," The Wordsworth Circle 43 (2012): 44-55.
Whelan, Timothy. "George Dyer and Dissenting Culture, 1777-1796," The Charles Lamb Bulletin N.S. 155 (2012): 9-30.
Whelan, Timothy. "Informal Writings and Literary History: The Case of a Provincial Women’s Literary Circle, 1799-1814," in Informal Romanticism, ed. James Vigus. Studien zur Englischen Romantik, vol. 11 (Trier, Germany: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, 2012), pp. 173-88.
Flynn, Richard. "Review of Robin Bernstein. Racial Innocence: Performing American Childhood from Slavery to Civil Rights." New York: New York UP, 2011. The Lion and the Unicorn 36.2 (April 2012): 209-213.
Flynn, Richard. "Words in Air: Bishop, Lowell, and the Aesthetics of Autobiographical Poetry." Elizabeth Bishop in the Twenty-First Century: Reading the New Editions. Ed. Angus Cleghorn, Bethany Hicok, and Thomas Travisano. Charlottesville: U of Virginia P, 2012. 204-220.
Flynn, Richard. "My Folk Revival: Childhood, Politics, and Popular Music." Time of Beauty, Time of Fear: The Romantic Legacy in the Literature of Childhood. Ed. James Holt McGavran, Jr. Iowa City: U of Iowa P, 2012. pp. 151-168.
Flynn, Richard. Rev. of Telling Children’s Stories: Narrative Theory and Children’s Literature, ed. Mike Cadden. Children's Literature Association Quarterly 37.1 (Spring 2012) 112-116.
Kundu, Gautam. "Essay Review On Indian Partition Literature: 'Witness Narratives.'" ANQ: A Quarterly Journal of Short Articles, Notes, and Reviews 24.3 (2011): 193-200.
Whelan, Timothy, gen. ed. Nonconformist Women Writers, 1720-1840, 8 vols (London: Pickering & Chatto, 2011). [Dr. Julia Griffin served as volume editor for Volumes 1 and 2.] http://www.pickeringchatto.com/
Whelan, Timothy, and John Barrell, ed. The Political Writings of William Fox: Abolitionist, Tory, and Friend to the French Revolution. Nottingham, UK: Trent Editions, 2011.
Whelan, Timothy. "Martha Gurney and the Anti-Slave Trade Movement, 1788-94." Women, Dissent and Anti-Slavery in Britain and America, 1790-1865. Ed. Elizabeth J. Clapp and Julie Roy Jeffrey. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011. pp. 44-65.
Whelan, Timothy. "The Godwin and Crabb Robinson Diaries, 1813: A Study in Contrasts." Bodleian Library Record 24 (2011): 98-104.
Whelan, Timothy. "Tim Whelan reads William Hazlitt: The First Modern Man, by Duncan Wu." Coleridge Bulletin, New Series 34 (2010): 69-74.
Whelan, Timothy. "Coleridge and Some Bristol Baptists, 1794-96." Wordsworth and Coleridge in the West Country. Ed. Nick Roe. Houndsmill, UK: Palgrave, 2010. pp. 99-114.
Whelan, Timothy. "Radical Politics and Unitarian Piety: The Life and Career of Benjamin Flower, 1755-1829." Transactions of the Unitarian Historical Society 24 (2010): 221-253.
Flynn, Richard. "Randall Jarrell's The Bat-Poet: Poets, Children and Readers in an Age of Prose." in The Oxford Handbook of Children's Literature. Ed. Julia Mickenberg and Lynne Vallone. NY: Oxford UP, 2011. pp. 53-70.
StudentsCongratulations to our 2013 Department Award Winners
Tina Schneider Scholarship:
Woody Powell Scholarship:
Best UG Paper in Philosophy:
Best UG Paper in English:
Outstanding student in Philosohy:
Outstanding student in English:
Leah DiNatale (MA 2009) has been accepted into the University of Alabama's graduate program for Composition and Rhetoric, where she will be receiving a Graduate Council Fellowship.
Nelson Shake (MA 2013) was awarded 1st prize for CLASS at the 2013 Graduate Research Symposium for his presentation, "Reading the New Narratives: An Introduction to Literary Transnationalism."
Rachel Cason (MA 2012) has been awarded a graduate assistantship at The University of Mississippi as she pursues her PhD.
Tony Eberhart (BA English 2012) has been awarded a graduate assistantship at the University of West Florida, as a reader/grader for the Great Books course, associated with the Honors Program.
Megan Morris (BA English 2012) has been awarded a graduate assistantship at the University of Tennessee as she pursues her MA in English.
Michael Huling (BA English 2008, MAT 2011) has taken a position as an English Teacher at Johnson County High School.
Megan Morris (BA English 2012) and Devin Cifu (BA English 2013) presented "'In Fair Verona, where we lay our scene': The Facts and Fiction behind Juliet's House," at the "Cultural Journeys: From the Local to the Global" conference at Macon State on March 23-24, 2012.
Mary Stephens (MA 2013) will be presenting her paper, "Food Fetishism in Neil Gaiman's Coraline," at the Children's Literature Association Annual Meeting in June 2012.