Fall 2001 Newsletter

News of Faculty

Roger Beebe received a grant in 2000 from the Mary Duke Biddle Foundation to make a 16MM film based on Durham, North Carolina-based choreographer Sara L. Smith’s piece, “A Woman, A Mirror (Portrait of a Girl Abstracted and Containing Moments of Reflection on the Relationship of Women to Air Transportation).” His film “What Boys Want” was awarded a Judges Special Recognition at MicroCineFest in Baltimore, 2000. The film was also screened at the $100 Film Festival in Calgary, Alberta, and on the North Carolina PBS station. His film “A Fragmentary History of the 21st Century” was shown at the Louisville Film and Video Festival and at the Brouhala Film and Video Showcase in Maitland, Florida, 2000. His “The Strip Mall” has been screened a dozen times at festivals stretching from Rhode island to Florida and is scheduled for additional screenings; at the Hi Mom Film Festival it was a “best of the Festival” selection. And it was awarded an Honorable Mention at the juried screenings of the University Film and Video Association.

Marsha Bryant’s book chapter “Documentary Dilemmas: Shifting Fronts in Journey to a War” has been reprinted in The Isherwood Century, edited by James J. Berg and Chris Freeman (University of Wisconsin Press, 2000 and 2001); the collection won the 2001 Lambda Literary Award for Gay Studies. Another essay “W. H. Auden and the Homoerotics of the 1930s Documentary,” has been reprinted in the anthology Caverns of Night: Coal Mines in Art, Literature, and Film, edited by William B. Thesing (University of South Carolina Press, 2000). She presented new work on Edith Sitwell and Stevie Smith at the Modernist Studies Association., 2002 and 2001, and chaired an MSA session on “Modernism and Modern Photography” that featured our former graduate student Steve Spence. Her review of Albert Gelpi’s Living in Time: The Poetry of C. Day Lewis appears in Modern Philology (August, 2001).

Ron Carpenter conducted a workshop-seminar in Newport, RI, on effective writing for officers of the incoming class at the U.S. Naval War College. He conducted the same workshop in San Diego for groups of lawyers. He published “Did MacArthur Save the Marines?” in the U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings (August, 2000): 66-72. His “The Union Party in 1936: William Lemke’s Lessons on How Third Party Candidates Lose Presidential Elections” was presented in New Orleans at the convention of Southern States Communications Association. He presented a paper on rhetorical aspects of historians’ writing at the Southern States Communications Association Convention in Lexington, Kentucky. He presented a critic-response paper for the program on Woodrow Wilson at the Annual Presidential Rhetoric Conference at Texas A&M University, a workshop-seminar on effective writing at the George Bush School of Government and Public Service and at Louisiana State University, as well as the annual Giles W. Gray Lecture on “Rhetorical Dynamics of Communication in Martial Deliberations and Decision-Making Cases and Consequences.”

John Cech continues to produce and host the Public Radio program, “Recess!”– a daily program about the cultures of childhood, past and present. The program is a mixture of historical and biographical notes, original stories, sound essays, commentaries, and reviews of the latest children’s books, films, television programs, and other media. The program is co-produced by the Center for the Study of Children’s Literature and Media (which John directs) and WUFT-FM, UF’s National Public Radio affiliate. “Recess!”is currently being aired on stations from Jacksonville to Portland, Oregon, from Mobile to Milwaukee and the whole state of Montana.

Ira Clark’s “Comic Violence on the Late Tudor and Early Stuart Stage: A Theory and an Application” appears in Exemplaria 13.1 (Spring, 2001): 253-86. His “The Widow Hunt on the Tudor-Stuart Stage” appears in Studies in English Literature 1500-1900 41 (Spring, 2001): 399-416.

Jane Douglas presented her paper (co-authored with Andrew Hargadon of the College of Business) “The Pleasure Principle: Immersion, Engagement, Flow” at the International Hypertext 2000 Conference in San Antonio, Texas, where it was nominated for both the ACM’s Engelbart and Nelson Best Paper awards. She has also been selected by the Association of Computing Machinery to co-chair next year’s International Hypertext Conference in Denmark. In May 2000, she presented her paper (co-authored with Andrew Hargadon of the College of Business) “The Pleasure Principle: Immersion, Engagement, Flow” at the International Hypertext 2000 Conference in San Antonio, Texas, where it was nominated for both the ACM’s Engelbart and Nelson Best Paper awards. In August 2001, she co-chaired the International Hypertext Conference in Aarhus, Denmark. In September 2001, she received, as co-PI with Computer Science faculty members Paul Fishwick and Tim Davis, a $5MM grant for aesthetic computing from the National Science Foundation. She also published, with Andrew Hargadon, “When Innovations Meet Institutions: Edison and the Design of the Electric Light” in the Administrative Science Quarterly, the top management journal. And in October 2001, she won the Outstanding Faculty award from the College of Business Administration for the Flexible MBA 2001 program.

Alistair Duckworth’s Case Study of Jane Austen’s “Emma,” including an essay by himself, appears under the imprint of Bedford Books of St. Martin’s Press (2001). Other recent publications include: an essay-review of Patricia Rozema’s film of Mansfield Park, Eighteenth-Century Fiction 12.4 (2000): 565-71; “Jane Austen and George Stubbs: Two Speculations,” Eighteenth-Century Fiction 13.1 (2000): 53-66; a review of Reshaping the Sexes in “Sense and Sensibility,” by Moreland Perkins, Modern Language Review 95.1 (2000): 185-86; a review of Art and the Market: Roger Fry on Commerce in Art, by Craufurd D. Goodwin, English Literature in Transition, 1880-1920 43.1 (2000): 83-89; and a review of Jane Austen in Hollywood, ed. Linda Troost and Sayre Greenfield, Eighteenth-Century Fiction 13.1 (2000): 121-24.

Andrew Gordon gave a paper on “Jewish Fathers and Sons in Art Spiegelman’s Maus and Philip Roth’s Patrimony” at the American Literature Association Conference on Jewish-American Literature in Delray Beach, November 2000. His “Sincere Fictions of the White Self in the American Cinema: The Divided White Self in Civil War Films,” with Hernan Vera, appears in Classic Hollywood, Classic Whiteness, edited by Daniel Bernardi (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2001). His “Racism as a Project: Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?,” also with Hernan Vera, appears in Literature and Psychoanalysis, ed. Frederico Pereira (Lisbon, 2001). He taught a course on “Rome in American Literature” for the CLAS program in Rome, Summer A, 2001. And he spoke on “Cowboys Playing Indians: Racial Masquerade in American Fiction” (a paper co-authored with Hernan Vera) at the International Conference on Literature and Psychology, at the University of Nicosia, Cyprus, in May, 2001.

Terry Harpold gave a paper entitled “Reading-Work: Space, Substance, and the Visible Interface“at the 2000 Convention of the Society for Literature and Science in Atlanta, Georgia, in October. His essay co-authored with Kavita Philip, “Of Bugs and Rats: Cybercleanliness, Cyber-Squalor, and the Fantasy-Spaces of Informational Globalization” appeared in the Fall 2000 issue of Postmodern Culture. He presented the paper “New Lands: The Network and the Geographic Imaginary” at the 2001 convention of the Association of American Geographers in New York in February. In April 2001 he gave a paper on “Thickening: Reading in the Field of the GUI” at “Digital Arts and Culture 2001,” held at Brown University. Also in April 2001 his paper “Party Over, Oops Out of Time: Y2K and Cybercultural Primitivism” was presented by his co-author, Kavita Philip, at the “Global (Dis)Connections” conference, Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois. In August, he presented a paper, “Thick & Thin: Direct Manipulation and the Spatial Regimes of Human-Computer Interaction,”at SIGGRAPH 2001, held in Los Angeles, California.

Jim Haskins’s book for children Tony Morrison: The Magic of Words, has been published by Millbrook Press. In January he appeared on a program on the history of street gangs in America on the History Channel, and in February a made-for-television film on Bill “Bojangles” Robinson, based on his 1988 book (with N. R. Mitgang, and more recently published in Great Britain), Mr. Bojangles: The Biography of Bill Robinson, aired on the Showtime Channel. His One Nation Under a Groove: Rap Music and Its Roots, was published by Hyperion Books for Children (2000). Two of his books in the John Wiley and Sons Black Stars Biography Series, of which he is the general editor, have been chosen as 2000 Parents’ Choice Recommended Books. His The Geography of Hope: Black Exodus from the South after Reconstruction has received an Honor Award 2000 from Skipping Stones, a Multicultural and Ecological Children’s Magazine. Harper-Collins/Amistad Press has published The House That Jack Built: The Autobiography of Hal Jackson, which he co-authored. His revised book on Jesse Jackson has been published by Enslow Publishers, Inc. He reviews Clotel, or The President’s Daughter in The Gainesville Sun, Sunday, May 6, 2001. Six of his books have been selected for mention in the New York Public Library’s publications Celebrating the Dream, 2001 and Books for Teenagers. On October 27, 2001 he spoke on “Finding the Jazz Age in Paris: 1914-1940” at Marietta College in Ohio. His Carter G. Woodson: The Man Who Put “Black” in American History (Millbrook, 2000) has been named a Carter G. Woodson Honor Book by the National Council on the Social Studies; his Following Freedom’s Star: The Story of the Underground Railroad has just been published in 2001 by Marshall Cavendish, Inc. His review of Black Paris: The African Writers’ Landscape appears in the Fall, 2001 edition of Transforming Anthropology. Conjure Times: Black Magicians in America has been published by Walker and Company (2001). His Building a New Land: African Americans in Colonial America (Harper-Collins, 2000) has been named a Parents’ Choice Recommended Non-Fiction Title (2001). And he has had various reviews published in FlaVour Magazine (2000-2001) and The Urban League Equal opportunity Journal (2001).

Tace Hedrick published an essay on the modernist Peruvian poet entitled “Mi dulce y andina Rita: Women, Indigenism, and the Avant-Garde in Cesar Vallejo” in the anthology Primitivism and Identity in Latin America: Essays on Art, Literature, and Culture, edited by Erik Camayd-Freixas and Jose E. Gonzales (University of Arizona Press).

Norman Holland published “Creativity and the Stock Market” in The Bulletin of Psychology and the Arts 1.2 (2000): 62-64. A second, considerably revised edition his 1973 book Poems in Persons, has appeared, courtesy of Cybereditions (available online at www.cybereditions.com). His “The Barge She Sat In” appears in Psychoanalytic Studies 3.1 (March, 2001): 79-94. Norm’s article “My Shakespeare in Love” appears in Literature and Psychoanalysis: Proceedings of the Sixteenth International Conference on Literature and Psychoanalysis, July 8-12, Urbino, Italy, ed. Frederico Pereira (Lisbon Instituto Superior de Psicologia Aplicada).. It has been published as “Il mio Shakespeare in Love” in Documenti di lavoroletture Shakespeariane 296-297-298 (September-November, 2000): 16-37. His “Where is a Text? A Neurological View” appears in New Literary History (2001) and “The Neurosciences and the Arts” appeared in PSYART(http://www.clas.ufl.edu/ipsa/journal/articles/psyart2001/hollan03.htm). Currently he moderates the PSYART online list and edits the PSYART online journal, both devoted to the psychology of the arts.

Sidney Homan co-authored and co-directed a production of More Letters to the Editor which ran from December to January, 2001 at the Acrosstown Repertory Theatre. Based on letters to the editor of The Gainesville Sun and other local newspapers over the last 150 years, and using a Saturday Night Live format, the show also received a grant from the Florida Humanities Council to tour the state in April. Sid’s essay “Playing Pinter’s Subtext: Directing The Lover,” appeared in The International Pinter Journal in 2001, and he directed Sam Shepard’s Curse of the Starving Class at the Acrosstown Repertory Theatre in March-April, 2000. He also revised his essay on “Henry IV, Part II in the Theatre” for the new Signet Classic Shakespeare edition of Shakespeare’s play, published by New American Library. In July, 2001 he appeared with Mimi Carr in a production of Marjorie and Max, based on the letters between Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings and Maxwell Perkins, and he directed Two Portaits of Ms. Rawlings (scenes from two plays: Morge and My Friend Zelma). His Let My People Go, an adaptation for the stage of ex-slave narratives collected as part of the Roosevelt’s Administration’s Federal Writers Project in the 1930s, was performed at the Acrosstown Repertory Theatre in October, 2001. In that same month he also directed An Evening with William Shakespeare: Or, “I’m in the Mood for Love.”

Anne Goodwyn Jones was interviewed about Southern literature for a forthcoming MLA-NPR radio series, “What’s the Word”(2000).

R. Brandon Kershner’s essay “Framing Rudy and Photography” has been republished on the web (http//www.press.jhu.edu/journal_of_modern_literature/v 22). He was invited to speak in November, 2000 on “Family Resemblances in Dubliners” at the University of Tours at a conference on “Dubliners: New Critical Approaches.” On October 15, 2000 he was an invited speaker on “Modernism and the Reader” at the New Modernism Conference of the MSA in Philadelphia, and also chaired a session on “Joyce/Woolf/Cultural Studies.” In the summer 2000 issue of Novel he reviews three books on Joyce, including one by his former doctoral candidate, Garry Leonard. In February, 2001 he spoke on “Post-Millennial Reading: Writing ‘Oxen of the Sun’” at the Miami Joyce Birthday Conference, and he spoke to a Bloomsday celebration in Sarasota on “Joyce and Popular Culture” on June 19, 2001. “Family Resemblances in Dubliners” appears in Claudine Raynaud’s edition “Dubliners”: Lectures, Critiques/Critical Approaches (Tours: GRAAT, 2000): 47-52. Mikhail Bakhtin and Bakhtinian Criticism” and “Notes Toward a Reading of A Portrait of the Artist” appears in Julian Wolfreys’s edition Introducing Literary Theories: A Guide and Glossary (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2001): 19-32.

Debra Walker King has edited Politics and the Fictional Double, a collection of essays, focusing on the persons, cultures, and beauty hidden behind our obsession with “the body,” published by the Indiana University Press in November, 2000.

David Leverenz’s essay “Alive with Contradictions: Close Reading, Liberal Pluralism, and Non-narratable Plots in Uncle Tom’s Cabin” appeared in the MLA book Approaches to Teaching Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin, edited by Elizabeth Ammons and Susan Belasco (2000). On September 7, 2000 he gave a talk on “Corporate Paternalism and Daddy’s Girls” at the University of Kentucky. He contributed “Spanking the Master: Mind-Body Crossings in Poe’s Sensationalism,” in A Historial Guide to Edgar Allan Poe, ed. J. Gerald Kennedy (Oxford University Press, 2001). He gave a talk on “Narrating the Corporation, 1869-1917,” at the American Literature Historical Association conference, in May, 2001; and he was a commentator at the Booker T. Washington Conference at the UF in October, 2001.

William Logan has had poems appear in 2000 in The New Yorker, Kenyon Review, Paris Review, TLS, and Columbia. He took part in a “round-table” symposium on criticism with Harold Bloom, Helen Vendler, and others, published in the Paris Review (2000), and in a second symposium on literary apprenticeship in the Yale Literary Magazine. His recent criticism includes a review of C. K. Williams in TLS, a review of Robert Penn Warren in Salmagundi, a long piece on George Hill in Parnassus, and a poetry chronicle in The New Criterion (2000).

Kevin McCarthy’s 24th published book, Fightin’ Gators: A History of University of Florida Football was published by Arcadia Press, as part of its College History Series (2000). Along with Gloria Estefan, Secretary of State Katherine Harris, Malcolm Glazer (the owner of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers), and novelist Carl Hiassen, Kevin was named one of their “most intriguing Floridians” by Florida Magazine (2000). He also served as an “expert grammarian” to analyze the English used in a $30-million lawsuit.

Marie Nelson presented a paper entitled “Two Trial Scenes: Chaucer’s St. Cecilia vs. Judge Almachius and Margery Kempe vs. Bishop of York” at the fall 2000 conference of the Southeastern Medieval Association in Ashville, North Carolina. Her “T. H. White: Master of Transformation” appears in Neophilologus 85 (2001): 309-21. She delivered a paper on “King Arthur’s Last Battle: How by Misadventure of an Adder the Battle Began Where Mordred Was Slain, and Arthur Hurt to the Death” at the 22nd International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts in Dania, Florida. She spoke on “The Trials and Triumph of Margery Kempe’s Homeward Journey,” at the International Medieval Association Conference in Kalamazoo, Michigan, on May 3, 2001. She presented a paper, with Caroline Dennis, on “What Would Christine Say?” at the Southeastern Medieval Association conference in New Orleans on October 19, 2001.

Retired faculty member, Bernard Paris, had his book Imagined Human Beings: A Psychoanalytical Approach to Character and Conflict in Literature, published in a Chinese translation by the Shanghai Literature and Art Publishing House (2000). His essay “Karen Horney: The Three Phrases of Her Thought” appeared in Portraits of Pioneers in Psychology, edited by Gregory Kimble and Michael Wertheimer, published by the American Psychological Association in conjunction with Lawrence Erlbaum Associates (2000). He has also been elected an Honorary Member of the American Institute for Psychoanalysis, and been appointed to the editorial board of Freie Assoziation, a German journal devoted to psychoanalysis and culture.

Judith W. Page gave a paper on representations of Jerusalem in Judith Montefiore’s travel journals and other writings of the period at the annual meeting of the North American Society for the Study of Romanticism (University of Washington, in August 2001). Her “’Nor Yet Redeemed from Scorn’: Wordsworth and the Jews” appeared in the Journal of English and Germanic Philology (October 2000), and she gave a paper on Wordsworth and Judaism at the Modern Language Association meeting in December, 2000. She also published an article on Maria Edgeworth’s novel Harrington in The Wordsworth Circle (Winter 2001).

Mark A. Reid gave an invited lecture “Doing Whoopi Unsafely Being Black, Female, and Overly Talented” at the Makin’ Whoopi Conference at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine (May 19-20, 2000). His “A Few Black Keys and Maori Tattoos: Re-reading Jane Campion’s The Piano in post Negritude Time” appeared in Quarterly Review of Film and Video 172 (2000). He gave a paper on “Black Film Style at the Millennium” at the “Cross Routes: Meanings of ‘Race’ for the 21st Century” conference in Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy (21-25 March). He also spoke on that topic for the twelfth annual General L. M. Lewis Lecture at Texas A&M University. On April 19 he delivered “The Representation of French Caribbean Migrants From Within in Contemporary French Cinema” as part of the Espaces 2000–2001: The French Caribbean series (April 19). He reviews Struggles for Representation: African-American Documentary Film and Video in American Literature 724 (December, 2000).

Peter L. Rudnytsky gave a keynote addresss on October 11, 2001 to a joint meeting of the Cleveland Psychoanalytic Society and the Third Triennial Conference on the John Bunyan Society.

Malini Johar Schueller organized and was a respondent to a session on “Postcoloniality and Early America” at the American Studies Association meeting in Detroit in October, a session she also organized. At the end of October she presented a paper, “Leisurely Travel and Antebellum African-American Writing” at the African-American Literature and Culture Conference in Salt Lake City. A paperback edition has been released of her 1998 book U.S. Orientalism

Al Shoaf published his book Chauver’s Body: The Anxiety of Circulation in The Canterbury Tales” with the University Press of Florida in October, 2001. Also in October he was appointed to teach in the UF in Rome Program for 2002; he will offer a course on Dante and British poets.

Stephanie Ann Smith delivered a paper about the African-American author George Schuyler at the Minority and Ethic Literatures in the United States Conference at the Universite de Orleans in June, 2001. She spent the month of May of 2001 writing fiction at Norcroft: A Writing Retreat for Women in Lutsen, Minnesota. Her “Antebellum Politics and Women’s Writing” appeared in The Cambridge Companion to Nineteenth-Century American Women’s Writing in November, 2001, and her essay on Cyberspace appeared in print in Germany.

Robert Thomson’s review of Nick Groom’s The Making of Percy’s “Reliques” appears in Albion 33: 2.

Maureen Turim is the editor of the special issue of the bilingual film theory journal IRIS on “Recent French Cinema.” The volume includes her essay, “Les Nuits fauves Confronts Postmodern Moralities.” Also included are essays by UF colleagues Nora Alter and Sylvie Blum-Reid. Her “Postmodern Metaphors and the Images of Thought” appears in Polygraph: An International Journal of Culture and Politics, edited by Alex Galloway. Her “The Trauma of History: Flashbacks upon Flashbacks” appears in Screen 42: 2 (2001). She gave a paper at the International Conference on the Cinema and Theatre of Andrzej Wajda at the University of Lodz, Poland, in October, 2001, titled “Remembering and Deconstruction: The Historial Flashback in the Films of Andrzej Wajda.”

Greg Ulmer gave a keynote address for “Incubation: a trAce International Conference on Writing and the Internet” at Nottingham Trent University, UK, on July 11, 2000. In August, 2000 and again in 2001 he taught a seminar on heuretics for the Graduate School of Europe, Saas-Fee, Switzerland. He participated in a consultation with the National Council on Education and the Disciplines on the topic “A National Literature Project: An Exploration” in December, 2000 in Philadelphia. And he contributed “Swamp Value,” to The Swamp on the Edge of Eden, the catalogue for an exhibit at the Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art. He also gave the keynote address for the Media Studies Development Project Faculty Colloquium at Vassar College (June 1-2). He participated in a forum on “From Gutenberg to Gates: Metamorphoses of Media” at the MLA annual meeting in Washington. D.C. His “The Upsilon Project: A Post-tragic Testimonial” appears in Psychoanalysis and Performance, ed. Patrick Campbell and Adrian Kear (London: Routledge Press, 2001): 203-17.

Sidney Wade’s fourth collection of poetry, “Celestial Bodies,” will be published next fall in the Southern Messenger Poetry Series, by the Louisiana State University Press. Her poems have recently been published or are forthcoming in The New Republic, The Paris Review, The Gettysburg Review, Denver Quarterly, The Southern Review, Bomb, and The New England Review, among other journals. She has an essay coming out in translation in the Winter 2002 issue of the Turkish Literary Journal, Kitaplik.

Julian Wolfreys has two articles published. “The Matter of Faith: Incarnation and Incorporation in Tennyson’s ‘In Memoriam’”, in Writing the Bodies of Christ: The Church from Carlyle to Derrida, edited by John Schad (Ashgate, 2001), and “Hollywood Gothic/Gothic Hollywood: The Example of Billy Wilder’s ‘Sunset Boulevard’”in Andrew Smith and Geoff Wallace (eds.), Gothic Modernisms (St Martin’s, 2001). He also has two books published, Victorian Hauntings: Spectrality, Gothic, the Uncanny and Literature (St Martin’s, 2001) and, co-authored with Ruth Robbins and Kenneth Womack, Key Concepts in Literary Theory (Fitzroy Dearborn, 2001). In addition, his essay, “Letter to Martin McQuillan a propos ‘The New International,’” is in the current edition of Parallax.

News of Current Students

Virginia Agnew chaired a panel on “The Grammar of Glamour: New Approaches to Film Reserarch and Analysis” at the Popular Culture Association in the South and American Culture Association in the South’s annual conferences in Jacksonville, October 4–6, 2001. She delivered a paper on “‘Every Line Matters’: Texts, Intertexts, and Polyvocal Style in Rushmore.”

Sarah Brusky’s essay “Beyond the Ending of Maternal Absence in A New-England Tale, The Wide, Wide, World, and St. Elmo” appeared in the Spring 2000 issue of ESQA Journal of the American Renaissance. Her essay “The travels of William and Ellen Craft: Race and Travel Literature in the Nineteenth Century” appears in Prospects: An Annual Journal of the American Cultural Studies. In February she presented “Autobiographical Performance: The Body as Text in Nineteenth-Century Black Women Singers” at the conference of the Society for the Study of American Women Writers.

Kenneth Chan has accepted a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor in Writing and Critical Thinking at the National University of Singapore. Former graduate student Harvey Molloy has accepted an Associate Professor position at the same university, where he also serves as webmaster.

Alan Clinton’s “superstition-based poems” will be published by Marymark Press. He also has poems in Dream International Quarterly and Transcendent Visions. His poem “mechanical occult” appears in the spring edition of the London serial Bad Poetry Quarterly (2001).

Denise Cummings presented a paper on “Movie Palaces”at the Popular Culture Association in the South and American Culture Association in the South’s annual conferences in Jacksonville, October 4–6.

Brian Doan delivered a paper on “Baccarat Pack: Sinatra, Bond, and Cold War Cool” at the Popular Culture Association in the South and American Culture Association in the South’s annual conferences in Jacksonville, October 4–6.

Yolanda Freeman presented “Women of African Descent: Reaching Across the Diaspora” on October 7, 2000, at the Southern Connecticut State University’s 10th annual Women’s Studies Conference. On December 1 she presented a paper “The Future of African-American Studies” at Harvard University’s Graduate Student Conference.

James Gentry presented a paper at the “Cross Routes: Meanings of ‘Race’ for the 21st Century” conference in Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy (21–25 March, 2000).

Jonathan Goodwin delivered a paper on the Australian science-fiction writer Greg Egan’s novel Distress at the annual Society of Literature and Science’s International Conference in Buffalo, October 11–13, 2001.

Bill Hardwig has accepted a position as a Visiting Assistant Professor at Gustavus Adolphus College in Saint Pete, Minnesota.

Kyeong Hwangbo presented a paper titled “Reconfiguring Trauma and Memory: Women Survivors and the Ethics of Testimony in Toni Morrison’s Beloved and Nora Okja Keller’s Comfort Women” at the Ninth National American Women writers of Color Cnference in Ocean City, Maryland, on October 20, 2001.

Rick Joines has an essay on “Contretemps: Derrida’s Ante and the Call of Marxist Political Philosophy” in Cultural Logic (at http//eserver.org/clogic/default.html).

Richard E. Joines successfully defended his Doctoral Dissertation, “‘For Those With Ears to Hear’: Emerson, Rhetoric, and Political Philosophy,” and has been awarded the PhD His Dissertation Committe was chaired by John P. Leavey, Jr. and co-chaired by Stephanie Smith. Phillip Wegner, Geoffrey Waite (Cornell University, German Studies), and Robert H. Zieger (UF, History) served as readers.

Dave Johnson delivered a paper entitled “‘They Shoot Films, Don’t They?’: Horace McCoy and Classic Hollywood Directors” at the Conference on Literature and Film at West Virginia University in September, 2001.

Robert S. Lehman successfully defended his Masters Thesis, “Sebald, Intuition, and The Maltese Falcon: Rethinking the Possibilities of Film Analysis,” and has been awarded the MA His Thesis Committee was chaired by Robert Ray. Gregory Ulmer served as a reader.

Rochelle Mabry delivered a paper on “‘What the Kitchen Maid Sees Through the Keyhole’: A Walk through The Philadelphia Story” at the Popular Culture Association in the South and American Culture Association in the South’s annual conferences in Jacksonville, October 4-6, 2001.

Kevin McGowin’s Paris vignette “Shakespeare. And Co.” appeared in the September issue of ECLECTICA. He is also included in an anthology of Southern poets from Troy State University Press.

Brian L. Meredith successfully defended his Masters Thesis, “Nation, City, Utopia: Conspiracies of Form in Fielding’s Amelia,” and has been awarded the MA His Thesis Committee was chaired by Patricia Craddock. Brian McCrea served as a reader.

Heather Milton presented a paper at the Eighteenth-and-Nineteenth-Century British Women Writers Conference in Lawrence, Kansas, March 15–17, 2001.

Chandra T. Mountain successfully defended her Doctoral Dissertation, “Bodies of Knowledge: Madness and Power in Africana Women’s Texts,” and has been awarded the PhD Her Dissertation Committe was chaired by Chair: R. Brandon Kershner. A. Carl Bredahl, Debra Walker King, and Anne Wyatt-Brown (UF, Linguistics) served as readers.

Lorraine Ouimet’s “Freedom through Contamination: Charles Johnson’s Oxherding Tale and Middle Passage” appeared in Canadian Review of American Studies (2000).

Jeff Rice reviews Robert Coover’s “Literary Hypertext: The Passing of the Golden Age” in Kairos 5.2 at http//english.ttu.edu/5.2/reviews.html. His “Race in Cyber Space: Cultural Studies vs. the Digital” appears in Kairos 6.1, and his “They Put Me in the Mix: William S. Burroughs, DJs, and the New Cultural Studies” in M/C: A Journal of Media and Culture (at http//www.apr-network.com/mc/).

Brian Rhinehart was co-author and directed the production of Survival/Revival (a musical parodying of TV evangelists) at the annual Fringe Festival of New Play in New York in August. He also was Co-Director and a member of the ensemble for a New York production of Einstein’s Dreams (based on Alan Lightman’s novel), which, playing to overflow houses and with the exception of a stage adaptation of the porn movie Debbie Does Dallas, was the clear “hit” among all the Festival entries. The musical score for Einstein’s Dreams was written by David Homan. Einstein’s Dreams was “picked up” for an additional run at the Kraine Theatre in New York during October/November. Note: Debbie Does Dallas was dismissed by a reviewer as “an experiment that failed.”

Brenda Riley gave a paper on “Daschunds, Jazz, and Art Deco in Grand Hotel” at the Popular Culture Association in the South and American Culture Association in the South’s annual conferences in Jacksonville, October 4–6, 2001.

Christine Roth’s essay on the novels of Paul Theroux appeared in the 7th edition of Contemporary Novelists (St. John’s Press, 2000). Her essay “‘Her Double Perversity’: Ernest Dowson and the Duality of Late-Victorian Girlhood” appeared in English Literature in Transition 451 (2002). Her review of Envisioning Africa: Racism and Imperialism in Conrad’s Heart of Darkness, by Peter Edgerly Firchow, appeared in English Literature in Transition 441 (January, 2001). She presented a paper at the Eighteenth-and-Nineteenth-Century British Women Writers Conference in Lawrence, Kansas, March 15-17. She has accepted a tenure-track position in Victorian Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.

Kevin Shortsleeve presented a paper on “Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Books in Twentieth Century Cinema and Television: Depiction of Man’s Relationship to Nature” at the Kipling Conference at Cambridge University, England, on September 6, 2001.

Julie A. Sinn successfully defended her Masters Thesis, “‘I Ain’t No Trick Baby’ or Princess in Disguise: Gender Boundaries and Female Mobility in Freeway, Snow White: A Tale of Terror, and Ever After: A Cinderella Story,” and has been awarded the MA Her Thesis Committee was chaired by Kenneth Kidd. John Cech served as a reader.

Dean Swinford, with Jason Stuart, has published “Recursivity: Navigating Composition and Space” in AgorAOnline Graduate Humanities Journal (2001).

Jason Stuart’s review of Kathleen Lundeen’s Knight of the Living Dead appears in Blake: An Illustrated Quarterly (2001). With Dean Swinford, he has published “Recursivity: Navigating Composition and Space” in AgorAOnline Graduate Humanities Journal (2001).

Derek Taylor has accepted an Assistant Professorship in Eighteenth-Century British literature at Longwood College in Virginia.

Barbara Tilley presented a paper at the Eighteenth-and-Nineteenth-Century British Women Writers Conference in Lawrence, Kansas, March 15–17. She gave a paper on “Where Has It Gone?: Introducing Radio in the Twenty-First Century Classroom” at the Southwest/Texas Popular Cultural Conference, held March 7–10 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. At the Pacific Coast Conference on British Studies at Stanford University (April 6–8) she spoke on “Stephen’s (Un)natural Body: The Child Lesbian in The Well of Loneliness. Her “’curious senesations’: Maternity and the New Woman in Iota’s The Yellow Aster” was presented at the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century British Women Writers Conference in Lawrence, Kansas in March, 2001, and she gave a paper on “Marian Halcombe as Watching Woman in Wilkie Collins’s The Woman in White” at the Interdisciplinary Nineteenth Century Studies Conference in Eugene, Oregon in April 2001.

Shane Verge presented a paper at the “Cross Routes: Meanings of ‘Race’ for the 21st Century” conference in Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy (21–25 March, 2001).

News of Former Students

Susan Balee (BA, 1983) is currently writing a long essay on Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings for Scribner’s American Writers series. She makes her living as a full-time writer on the outskirts of Philadelphia. She shares a house with her husband, two kids, three cats, and a black Labrador retriever.

Catherine Bean (BA, 1991; MA, 1994) has accepted a full-time position at Anoka-Ramsey Community College in Minnesota. She has spoken as a Fellow of the Minnesota Writing Project at two conferences, and been awarded a grant to create an online technical writing course.

Dorothy Burris (MA, 1976) had a story titled “Ballroom” published in the April 2000 issue of Willow Review.

Stephen Corey (PhD, 1979) is acting editor of The Georgia Review. His eighth and ninth collections of poems are a chapbook Mortal Fathers and Daughters (Palanquin Press, 1999), and a mini-selected Greatest Hits: 1980–2000 (Puddinghouse Press, 2000). He has had poetry appear recently in Poetry and The Kenyon Review, and essays in Shenandoah, The Connecticut Review, and Poets and Writers.

Matthew Fenton (BA, 1989) is a partner at the law firm of Wonzel and Fenton in Tampa, Florida, specializing in employment discrimination and civil rights law. His new e-mail address is MFenton@WenzelFenton.com.

Ann Wood Fuller (BA, 1978) has had four new poems published in The Vermilion Literary Project at the University of South Dakota. She was invited to read and discuss her work at Texas A and M in July.

Michael J. Higher has been reappointed to serve on the Ad Hoc Committee on Rules and Procedures for the United States District Court, Southern District of Florida.

Susan Jones (PhD, 1997) is Coordinator of the English Department at Palm Beach Atlantic College. She has presented papers at the International Conference for the Humanities at Appalachian State in April, at the Interdisciplinary Women’s Writing / Women’s Lives Conference in Maine in June, and at the Jane Austen Society of North America Meeting in October.

Jennifer Kinsley (BA, 1996) graduated from Duke University School of Law in 1999 and is currently an Associate with the firm of Sirkin, Pinales, Mezibov, and Schwartz in Cincinnati, working in the areas of First Amendment and criminal defense. She married Dirk Commandeur (BA, 1995; B.S. 1996) on February 5, 2000.

Chip Livingston’s (BA, 1995) work has appeared in Ploughshares, A and U Magazine, and Cameroon Review. His novel, Naming Ceremony, won the 2000 First Book Award for Prose from the Native Writers’ Circle of the Americas. He is an English professor at the University of the Virgin Islands on St. Thomas.

Darcy Meeker (BA, 1969; MA 1981) installed a 43-foot cooper sculpture in a GE building in Schenectady, New York, in March. She has been a sculptor in Blacksburg, Virginia, since 1991, and this is her first major commission.

Betsy Nies (PhD, 1998) has accepted an Assistant Professor, tenure-track position at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville. Her message to all graduate students is “there is hope!”

Joshua H. Rosen (BA, 1989) is a lawyer handling person injury and wrong death cases. and is a member of the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers.

Richard Schmidt announces the publication of his new novel, The Aerialist. He is moving from the College of Charleston to Warren Wilson College in Asheville, North Carolina, where he will teach creative writing. His e-mail address is: fly1horse@aol.com.

Steve Tabano (MA, 1976) is a shareholder in the law firm of Trenam, Kemker, Scharf, Barkin, Frye, O’Neill, and Mullis, and represents the interests of private property owners in eminent domain matters.

B. Aaron Taubot (BA, 1994), currently in the Masters program at California State University in Los Angeles, presented a paper “The Blacker the Berry: Wallace Thurnab’s Queer Autobiography” at the African-American Literature and Culture Society Conference in Salt Lake City

Jacquelyn Lumpkin Wooden (BA, 1984, J.D. 1994) is completing her fourth year in private practice in Miami, but she also misses being a high-school English teacher.


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