Melissa Goodman-Elgar (assistant professor, anthropology) has published "Places to Partake: Chicha in the Andean Landscape" in Drink, Power, and Society in the Andes (University Press of Florida, 2009), edited by Justin Jennings and Brenda Bowser.
Comparative ethnic studies faculty Lisa Guerrero (assistant professor) and C. Richard King (associate professor and chair) organized the 23rd annual meetings of MELUS, the Society for the Study of the Multi-Ethnic Literature of the U.S., in Spokane April 2–5. The conference theme was "Poetic Justice: Imagination, Empowerment, and Identity in Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the U.S."
C. Richard King (associate professor and chair, comparative ethnic studies) edited a special issue of Cultural Studies<=>Critical Methodologies devoted to "Race and Kids' Popular Culture." In addition to the introductory essay, he contributed "Alter/native Heroes: Native Americans, Comic Books, and the Struggle for Self-Definition" to the special issue. He published "Teaching Intolerance: Anti-Indian Imagery, Racial Politics, and (Anti)Racist Pedagogy" in Review of Education, Pedagogy, and Cultural Studies 30(5), as well as "Defending Civilization from the Hostiles: Ward Churchill, Cultural Wars (on Terror), and the Silencing of Dissent" in A New Kind of Containment: "The War on Terror," Sexuality, and Race, edited by Mary Bloodsworth-Lugo (associate professor, comparative ethnic studies; associate dean, College of Liberal Arts) and Carmen Lugo-Lugo (assistant professor, comparative ethnic studies).
Chris Arigo (assistant professor, English) has had a number of poems accepted for publication by Colorado Review, Eleven Eleven, Oranges and Sardines, and Omnidawn Blog. A new poem and poetry reading filmed at San Francisco Poetry Center have been posted on Omnidawn Publishing's blog. His translations of Dome Bulfaro's chapbook Ossa (Bones) has been released in a new Italian anthology titled 5PX2: Five Italian Poets and Five Scottish Poets. The anthology is a collaborative effort between Luath Press (Scotland) and Torino Poesia Press (Italy). The project was sponsored and organized by Edizioni Torino Poesia, in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute in Edinburgh and under the patronage of the Scottish Poetry Library, One Night Stanzas, Poesia Presente, and International Journal of Scottish Literature. His poetic collaboration with Palouse photographer Jerry McCollum entitled "I am Palouse..." was on display in the Capitol Building in Olympia in April and May.
Four of Boyd Benson's (instructor, English) poems appear online in the winter issue of the Oregon Literary Review.
A second, much expanded and revised edition of Paul Brians' (professor emeritus, English) Common Errors in English Usage has been published by William, James & Co. The Oregon firm has also published a fourth annual daily boxed calendar, the 2009 Common Errors in English Usage.
Kim Burwick (instructor, English) has two poems forthcoming in International Poetry Review.
Trevor Bond (WSU Libraries) and Todd Butler's (assistant professor, English) cowritten article "A Dialog on Teaching an Undergraduate Seminar in Special Collections" appears in the most recent issue of Library Review. It discusses their experiences in coteaching their spring 2008 senior seminar on print culture.
Donna Campbell's (associate professor, English) essay "At Fault: A Reevaluation of Kate Chopin's Other Novel" has been published in the Cambridge Companion to Kate Chopin (Cambridge UP, 2008), edited by Janet Beer. Her article "A Literary Expatriate: Hamlin Garland, Edith Wharton, and the Politics of a Literary Reputation" appeared in the fall 2008 issue of the Edith Wharton Review. Her essay "Naturalism: Turn-of-the-Century Modernism" has just been published in A Companion to the Modern American Novel, 1900–1950 (Wiley-Blackwell, 2009), edited by John T. Matthews.
Peter Chilson (associate professor, English) has two essays in a new anthology of travel writing called Near Death in the Desert, to be published this summer by Vintage Departures. The essays are selected from his book Riding the Demon: On the Road in West Africa.
Michael Delahoyde (clinical associate professor, English) published "Oxford's Railing Muse" in Shakespeare Matters and "Edward de Vere's Antony and Cleopatra" in a collection titled Discovering Shakespeare.
Jason Farman's (assistant professor, English, WSU Tri-Cities) article "Surveillance Spectacles: The Big Art Group's Flicker and the Screened Body in Performance" was published in the current issue of Contemporary Theatre Review, one of the U.K.'s top journals in theatre and performance studies.
Diane Gillespie (professor emeritus, English) has just published "Virginia Woolf's 'Ghosts': Books, Martyrs, and Metaphors" in Virginia Woolf: Art, Education, and Internationalism: Selected Papers from the Seventeenth Annual Conference on Virginia Woolf, edited by Diana Royer and Madelyn Detloff (Clemson University Digital Press, 2008). This illustrated article deals with Woolf's echoes in her later writing of books, including John Foxe's The Book of Martyrs (1776), inscribed and given to her by her brothers and still among her books in WSU's Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections.
Dene Grigar's essay "Elit: Where Is It?" appeared in the January 2009 issue of Electronic Book Review.
Virginia Hyde's (professor emeritus,
English) edition of D. H. Lawrence's Mornings in
Mexico and Other Essays was just released by
Cambridge University Press. Culminating a 10-year project
by Hyde, the volume is part of the 48-volume Lawrence
Edition. She was the only American woman chosen as one of
the editors. Her volume contains all the essays Lawrence
wrote in America about Mexican and Southwestern Indians.
This is the first critical edition of these essays,
including Lawrence writings that have never appeared
before and restoration of parts of essays that were
previously omitted because of typists' errors or editors'
interference. In some cases, she had to locate
manuscript/typescript copies that had been considered
lost or that are in private collections. The volume more
than doubles the number of essays that were in the
original Mornings in Mexico (1927).
An essay by Hyde, "The Multiple Suns of Mornings in Mexico: Microcosm and Cosmos," will appear in the volume "Terra Incognita": D. H. Lawrence at the Frontiers, scheduled for late 2009. Her review of Islands and the Modernists by Jill Franks will appear in the next D. H. Lawrence Review 33. Windows to the Sun: D. H. Lawrence's "Thought-Adventures," edited by Earl Ingersoll and Hyde, was released several months ago by Fairleigh Dickinson University Press.
Richard Law's (professor, English; director, general education) novel The Book of Josiah: A Novel of the Apocalypse was published by Fine Tooth Press in November 2008.
Jacqueline Lyons' (clinical assistant professor, English) series of lyric poems entitled Lost Colony has been accepted for publication and will appear in a handmade, limited edition chapbook from Dancing Girl Press in summer of 2009. Her book review of Brandon Shimoda's poetry collection The Alps will appear in the forthcoming issue of the Colorado Review. She has also had an essay accepted for publication in the new literary journal The Normal School, for which she is a contributing editor.
Andrea Mason's (instructor, English) review of Let There Be Night, an anthology about the dangers of light pollution, was published in High Country News, as was her article concerning research into how human bodies behave in an avalanche.
"So Near, Yet So Far: Blocking Teachers' Access to the Internet" by Barbara Monroe (associate professor, English) was published in the summer 2008 issue of Inland: A Journal for Teachers of English Language Arts. Monroe has a contract with the University of Pittsburgh Press to publish her book Plateau Indian Ways with Words. This print publication will be part of the Pittsburgh Series in Composition, Literacy, and Culture, edited by Dave Bartholomae and Jean Ferguson Carr. In another contract, the University of Pittsburgh Press, Digital Editions, in collaboration with the University Library System, will be publishing a digital collection of additional speeches and letters, with critical commentary, to complement the print edition. Access to Digital Editions is free.
Wendy Olson's (assistant professor, English, WSU Vancouver) article "Rhetorics of Basic Writing" has been accepted for publication in Open Words: Access and English Studies.
T.V. Reed (professor, English) will present a paper on postcolonial ecocriticism at the Association for Literature and the Environment conference in Victoria, B.C., in June. He currently has seven pieces accepted or commissioned for publication: "Toxic Colonialism, Environmental Justice, and Cultural Resistance in Silko's Almanac of the Dead," in MELUS Multiethnic Literatures of the United States (summer 2009); "Globalization, Culture, and the Strategic Use of the Arts for Peacebuilding," in Shin Chiba, ed., Building New Pathways to Peace (University of Washington Press, 2009); "The Northwest Literary Left: Robert Cantwell and His Comrades," in Michael Steiner, ed., Regionalism on the Left (University of Oklahoma Press, forthcoming); "The U.S. Peace Movement in Global Perspective," in Johann Galtung, ed., Towards an Interdisciplinary Peace Studies (Edward Elgar Press, forthcoming); "Protest as Artistic Expression," in Thea Brophy et al., eds., Handbook of European Protest Movements (Berghan/Oxford Press, forthcoming); and "Rehistoricizing the Study of Culture," in Paul Lauter, ed., The Blackwell Companion to American Literature (Blackwell Press, forthcoming).
Camille Roman (professor emeritus, English, American studies, and women's studies) reports that her coedited New Anthology of American Poetry: Modernisms, 1900–1950 went into a fourth printing at Rutgers University Press earlier this year.
Susan Ross' (professor, English; associate dean, liberal arts) article "A Fuzzy Logic Approach to Changing Media Frames of Arafat and Sharon following the Cataclysmic Events of Sept. 11, 2001," coauthored with George Tsekouras and Philemon Bantimaroudis and based on their collaborative work during Ross' 2005 Fulbright in Greece, is forthcoming in the Open Journal of Communication (vol. 2, 2009).
Linda Russo's (clinical assistant professor, English) poem "This is the tale of the battle between the lover and the door," from her book Mirth, has been selected along with 10 other poems to be part of a limited edition Artist Book to be published by Chax Press. Her poem will be printed as a broadside, which will then be visually modified by an artist.
Issues in Writing has accepted Leslie Jo Sena's (instructor, English) review of Gesa E. Kirsch and Liz Rohan's Beyond the Archives: Research as Lived Experience. The review will appear in volume 17, number 1/2.
Anne Stiles' (assistant professor, English) article "Literature in Mind: H.G. Wells and the Evolution of the Mad Scientist" is forthcoming in the April 2009 issue of Journal of the History of Ideas.
Vilma Navarro-Daniels' (assistant professor, Spanish) essay "Carmen Martín Gaite's Irse de casa or the metafictional creation of the self" has been published in the anthology Women in the Spanish Novel Today: Essays on the Reflection of Self in the Works of Three Generations, edited by Kyra A. Kietrys and Montserrat Linares. The book has been published by McFarland Press (Jefferson, North Carolina). Her chapter "Juana of Castile, Reader of Desiderius Erasmus of Rotterdam: An Interpretation of Manuel Martinez Mediero's Juana del amor hermoso" was published last October in the book Juana of Castile: History and Myth of the Mad Queen, published by Bucknell University Press.
Robert McCoy (assistant professor, history) has published Forgotten Voices: Death Records of the Yakama, 1888–1964 with Scarecrow Press Inc., owned by Rowman & Littlefield Press.
Laurie Mercier's (professor, history, WSU Vancouver) latest book, Social History of the United States: The 1970s, has been published by ABC-CLIO. It is part of a 10-volume encyclopedia that tells the story of 20th-century America, examining the interplay of policies, events, and everyday life in each decade of the 1900s with unmatched authority, clarity, and insight.
Matthew Sutton's (assistant professor, history) book Aimee Semple McPherson and the Resurrection of Christian America (Harvard University Press, 2007) has now been published in paperback.
Sàngó in Africa and the African Diaspora, co-edited by Joel Tishkin (assistant professor, history), Toyin Falola (University of Texas), and Akintunde Akinyemi (University of Florida), has been released by Indiana University Press. The volume explores the Yoruba deity/orisa Sango, on both sides of the Atlantic, from a variety of disciplines. A particular emphasis of the volume is an examination of the simultaneous tension and peaceful coexistence of the differing "faces" of Sango within West Africa and the African diaspora, manifested in contested notions of myth, history, authenticity, and identity.
Rebecca Craft (professor, psychology) and Catherine Ulibarri (VCAPP) have published "Sexual Differentiation of Rat Reproductive Versus Opioid Antinociceptive Systems" in the journal Gender Medicine.
Gail Chermak (professor and chair, speech and hearing sciences) placed a coauthored paper in press in the Journal of the American Academy of Audiology titled "GIN (Gaps-In-Noise) Performance in the Pediatric Population."
Noël Sturgeon's (professor, women's studies) new book, Environmentalism in Popular Culture: Gender, Race, Sexuality, and the Politics of the Natural, has been published by University of Arizona Press. Defining a new field of environmental justice cultural studies, the book illustrates the myriad and insidious ways in which American popular culture depicts social inequalities as "natural" and how our images of "nature" interfere with creating solutions to environmental problems that are just and fair to all. The book has chapters on magazine advertising, the myth of the Ecological Indian, militarism in space, children's environmentalist films, the use of penguins as symbolic tokens in the culture wars about gay marriage, the naturalization of male violence in films and video games about the Iraq war, and green business marketing.
Pamela Thoma (assistant professor, women's studies) has published "On Mothers Without Citizenship: An Interview with Lynn Fujiwara" in Genders: A Journal of the Arts, Humanities, and Social Theory 49. Fujiwara, associate professor of women's and gender studies at the University of Oregon, is the author of a new study on the effects of welfare reform and immigration policy on Asian immigrant women and their families. The dialogue features discussion of interdisciplinarity and feminist social research methods, in addition to a focus on the public policy implications for citizenship, welfare, and immigrant rights. Forthcoming 2009 publications include "Buying Up Baby: Modern Feminine Subjectivity, Assertions of 'Choice,' and the Repudiation of Reproductive Justice in Postfeminist Unwanted Pregnancy Films" in a special transnational issue of Feminist Media Studies 9.4 (December 2009) and "Traveling the Distances of Karen Tei Yamashita's Fiction: An Essay on the Transnational Scholarship and the Cultural Critique of Globalization" in Asian American Literature: Reading, Pedagogy, Practice (Summer 2009).
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