The English department is full of engaged and active scholars who share a great deal with the rest of the world. Every few months, this blog will feature a quick recap of the recent academic activities of our faculty and students.
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Jussawalla and Weagel Publish Edited Volume
Feroza Jussawalla and Deborah Fillerup Weagel, co-editors, have published their book Emerging South Asian Women Writers: Essays and Interviews. It is currently available through the publisher, Peter Lang (see link below).
Synopsis: This volume was conceived as a space to provide visibility for South Asian women writers whose work has not had much exposure in the West. It contributes to the knowledge of South Asian women writers by including scholarship not only on little-known writers but also by scholars from India—in particular, those whose voices do not necessarily find themselves in western academic publications. Many South Asian women writers engage with the overall quest for survival, which can be affiliated with all the themes expressed in this volume: trauma, diaspora, injustice, resistance, place, space, language, and identity. The texts discussed herein contribute to the ongoing discourse related to such themes in postcolonial studies and transnational literature, and could be used in courses on South Asian literature, women’s writing, postcolonial studies and literature, and world or transnational literature.
Worden Publishes Article
Daniel Worden’s essay “Neoliberal Style: Alex Haley, Hunter S. Thompson, and Countercultures” was published in the December 2015 issue of American Literature.
Worden Publishes Two Book Reviews
Daniel Worden’s review of Carbon Nation: Fossil Fuels in the Making of American Culture by Bob Johnson was published in the Journal of Interdisciplinary History 46.3 (Winter 2016).
His review of The Mediating Nation: Late American Realism, Globalization, and the Progressive State by Nathaniel Cadle. Published in American Literary Realism 48.2 (Winter 2016).
Newmark Holds Book Event
Dr. Julianne Newmark held a book discussion and signing for her recently published book The Pluralist Imagination from East to West in American Literature on Tuesday, December 1, from 2-3 p.m., in the UNM Bookstore.
Greenberg Gives Two Presentations as a Part of First Folio Celebrations
Marissa Greenberg will give two upcoming presentations on Shakespeare in New Mexico!
As part of the celebrations around the arrival to New Mexico of the First Folio of Shakespeare’s plays, Dr. Marissa Greenberg, Associate Professor of English, will be giving talks at two local venues. On Saturday, February 20, 1:00-4:00pm, is “Shakespeare in New Mexico and the West” at the New Mexico Museum of Art in Santa Fe, the host site for the first Folio. In addition to offering a glimpse of the marvelous book itself, the event features Dr. Greenberg presenting on “The Very Large Shakespeare Array,” which takes up Shakespeare and adaptation in a New Mexican context. On Wednesday, February 17, at 5:00-6:00pm, she will also be speaking at the Albuquerque Bernalillo County Main Library in downtown Albuquerque about the urban environments of Shakespeare’s plays and their performance.