Fall 2003 Newsletter

News of Faculty


Richard Burt delivered an invited paper entitled “What the Puck? Screening the (Ob)Scene in Bardcore Midsummer Night’s Dreams and the Transmediatic Technologies of Tactility,” December 5–6 at the Shakespeare on Screen: A Midsummer Night’s Dream conference, held at the University of Rouen, France. The conference website may be viewed at <http://mapage.noos.fr/hatchuel/MNDEnglish.html>.

Ron Carpenter presented his workshop-seminar on effective writing several times this past semester: in Los Angeles for the State Meeting of the California Bar Association; in Phoenix, AZ, for a convention of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants; and in New York City for a training session provided by the National Institute for Trial Advocacy.

Anne Goodwyn Jones is co-editor (with former UF English graduate students Denise K. Cummings and Jeff Rice) of the Fall 2003 issue of The Southern Quarterly: A Journal of Arts in the South.

Andrew Gordon spoke on “Images of Florida in Jewish-American Literature” December 2 at the Jewish Community Alliance in Jacksonville, FL. His lecture was one of a 2003–04 series by UF faculty sponsored by the UF Center for Jewish Studies and the Shorstein Foundation.

Tace Hedrick’s essay “Blood-Lines That Waver South: Hybridity, the ‘South,’ and American Bodies” appears in the Fall 2003 issue of The Southern Quarterly: A Journal of Arts in the South.


R. Brandon Kershner’s edited volume Cultural Studies of James Joyce (Amsterdam and New York: Rodopi, 2003), no. 15 in the series European Joyce Studies, has been published. Kershner wrote the introduction, entitled “Contexts of Cultural Studies,” and the essay “Playing for Keeps: Exiles and University College Dublin.”

Kevin McCarthy’s co-edited book Women at the University of Florida has just been published by UF’s Sesquicentennial Committee.


Susan Hegeman’s article “The ‘Culture’ of American Studies” is included in Real (Yearbook of Research in English and American Literature) Volume 19 (2003): Theories of American Culture, Theories of American Studies, eds. Winfried Fluck and Thomas Claviez.

Malini Johar Schueller’s essay “Articulations of African-Americanism in South Asian Postcolonial Theory: Globalism, Localism and the Question of Race” appears in Cultural Critique 55 (Fall 2003): 35–62.


James Haskins’s books Outward Dreams: Black Inventors and Their Inventions and Against All Opposition: Black Explorers in America, first published in hardcover editions by Walker & Company in 1991 and 1992, respectively, have been reissued in paperback editions.

David Leverenz’s “Booker T. Washington’s Strategies of Manliness, for Black and White Audiences” has been published in Booker T. Washington and Black Progress: Up From Slavery 100 Years Later, ed. W. Fitzhugh Brundage (University Press of Florida, 2003), 149–76.

Kevin McCarthy’s book Aviation in Florida has just been published by Pineapple Press.

Maureen Turim was an invited speaker at the 2003–2004 Obermann Humanities Symposium, “Feminism and Film Theory,” held at the University of Iowa, November 6–8.

Sidney Wade moderated a panel on translating Turkish literature at this year’s ALTA (American Literary Translator’s Association) and gave an invited reading in the venerable Grolier Poetry Book Shop’s reading series in Boston. This fall she’s also read at the University of Wisconsin/Eau Claire, Mississippi State, and Cody’s Bookstore in Berkeley, CA. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Literary Imagination, Kalliope, New England Review, and Quadrant, an Australian literary monthly. She was just appointed to the board of the Association of Writers and Writing Programs, formerly known as AWP.


Last week, Roger Beebe opened a bubble-lined envelope full of broken glass. Among the shards, he discovered an award given him by the Colossal Film Crawl for Best Editing for his video “Famous Irish Americans.” Since his last update (8/04), that video has screened in Cleveland, Austin, Tulsa, Columbia, Baltimore, and Grand Rapids, MN. Over the same period, his Super 8 films “Composition in Red & Yellow” and “The Strip Mall Trilogy” were screened 20 times from Victoria, British Columbia to Berlin and from Washington, D.C. to Beirut, Lebanon.

Mark A. Reid was invited to present a paper titled “When Sue Wears Red: The Black Femme Fatale in Cinematic Horror” at the Black American Cinema Re-Considered conference, held at New York University, November 7–8.

Gregory Ulmer’s essay “Design Education and Electracy” appears in Design Philosophy Papers 5 (2003).


Richard Burt delivered an invited paper titled “Shockspeare: Nazi Shakespeare Goes Heil-lywood” at the “Performing Monarchs” conference, held at the Free University in Berlin, November 1. The conference program may be viewed online at: <http://www.sfb-performativ.de/seiten/frame_termin.html>.

Norm Holland gave a lecture titled “Hamlet’s Big Toe? Neuro-Psychoanalysis and Literary Character” on October 23rd to the Colloquium on Psychoanalysis and Culture, co-sponsored by the New York University Psychoanalytic Institute and the New York Psychoanalytic Institute.


Andrew Gordon chaired a panel on the writings of Jonathan Rosen and, in another session, delivered a paper titled “Jewish Memories: Radio Days, Brighton Beach Memoirs, and Avalon” at the Jewish-American and Holocaust Literature Symposium (Boca Raton, FL), October 24.

William Logan has been awarded the J. Howard and Barbara M.J. Wood Prize by Poetry magazine, for his work in the October–November 2002 issue. The prize is worth $5000.

Maureen Turim presented a paper at “Collage to Celluloid: Influence on Modern Graphic Design and Film Cinematography,” the Polk Museum of Art Ninth Annual Arts Symposium, October 11.

Gregory Ulmer’s essay “Soft Wishing Y (for 9/11)” appeared in the inaugural issue of artUS (Nov.–Dec. 2003): 34–35.


James Haskins’s book Cecil Poole: A Life in the Law has been included recently in the publications bibliography by Dr. Toni S. Walters of Oakland University (Rochester, MI) for her annual presentation at the National Black Child Development Institute.

Malini Johar Schueller presented a paper titled “Gendered Narratives of Globalization and Questions of Empire and Race” at the 2003 annual meeting of the American Studies Association, Hartford, CN, October 16–19.


Phil Wegner’s essay “Where the Prospective Horizon is Omitted: Naturalism and Dystopia in Fight Club and Ghost Dog” has been published in the volume Dark Horizons: Science Fiction and the Dystopian Imagination, edited by Tom Moylan and Raffaella Baccolini (Routledge: 2003).


Richard Burt presented “Shakespeare (’)tween Media and Markets: Cultural Literacy and Losers from Little Women to Lizzie McGuire” at a plenary session of Shakespeare’s Children/Children’s Shakespeares, October 11–12, 2003, at the University of Surrey, Roehampton. The conference program may be viewed at <http://www.roehampton.ac.uk/renaissance/conference.asp>.

James Haskins has been appointed as a member of the Editorial Advisory Committee for the Online Encyclopedia of Alabama, headed by editor-in-chief, Wayne Flynt. Professor Haskins was featured in an article by Colleen Birchett, “James Haskins’ Non-Fiction Masterpieces for Children,” in The Trinity Trumpet Volume VII, Issue XII (September 2003): 62–64, 77.


Chris Snodgrass’s review of Allison Pease’s Modernism, Mass Culture, and the Aesthetics of Obscenity (Cambridge University Press, 2000) has appeared in English Literature in Transition, 1880–1920 46:1 (Spring 2003): 71–75.


Andrew Gordon’s essay, with Hernan Vera (UF, Sociology), “The Beautiful American: Sincere Fictions of the White Messiah in Hollywood Movies” appears in White Out: The Continuing Significance of Racism, ed. Ashley W. Doane and Eduardo Bonilla-Silva (Routledge, 2003): 113–25. It is a revised version of a chapter from Gordon and Vera’s book Screen Saviors: Hollywood Fictions of Whiteness (Rowman and Littlefield, 2003).

Mark A. Reid’s “Paul Robeson: Songs of Freedom” appears in African Americans in Cinema: The First Half Century. Ed. Phyllis R. Klotman. (Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 2003.)


Andrew Gordon’s article “Steven Spielberg’s Empire of the Sun: A Boy’s Dream of War,” originally in Literature/Film Quarterly 19.4 (1991), has been reprinted in The Films of Steven Spielberg: Critical Essays, ed. Charles L.P. Silet (Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2002).

Brandy Kershner attended the University College Dublin James Joyce Summer School, where he gave an invited lecture entitled “Philip Beaufoy, Commercial Fiction, and Ulysses” on July 11.

David Leverenz’s book, Paternalism Incorporated: Fables of American Fatherhood, 1865–1940, has been published by Cornell University Press.


Andrew Gordon attended the Phi Beta Kappa Triennial Council, held in Seattle, August 6–10, 2003, as the head of the delegation from the UF chapter.

Rereading George Eliot: Changing Responses To Her Experiments In Life, by Bernard J. Paris, Emeritus Professor of English, has recently been published by SUNY Press. Karen Horney’s The Therapeutic Process, edited by Paris (Yale, 1999), has been published in a Spanish translation (El Proceso Terapeutico) by Ediciones La Llave-D.H. The German translation of Paris’s Karen Horney: A Psychoanalyst’s Search For Self-Understanding (Yale 1994), originally published by Kore Verlag in 1996, is being reissued by Psychosozial Verlag. An excerpt from his Character And Conflict In Jane Austen’s Novels is being included in the volume on Elizabeth Bennet in Harold Bloom’s series on Great Literary Characters.

The full text of Sung-do Kim’s interview with Greg Ulmer appeared in Korean in Critica 11 (2003): 114–157. An “artists’ statement” written by Ulmer for the Florida Research Ensemble, “Image Emergency,” appears in Leonardo 36:3 (2003): 197–98. During June he spent a week teaching a seminar for the European Graduate School, Saas-Fee, Switzerland.


Shakespeare the Movie, II: Popularizing the Plays on Film, TV, Video, and DVD (eds. Richard Burt and Lynda E. Boose) has just been published by Routledge.

“Cole Porter... and Josephine Baker,” from James Haskins’s book Bricktop (cowritten with Bricktop), is excerpted in the new anthology Paris In Mind: Three Centuries of Americans Writing About Paris (ed. Jennifer Lee, Vintage Departures/Random House, 2003). Professor Haskins’s book Champion, A Biography of Muhammad Ali for Young People (Walker and Company, 2002), has been named to the 2003 recommended reading list of the Missouri Reading Circle. His review of Dig Infinity: The Life and Art of Lord Buckley by Oliver Trager (Welcome Rain, 2002) appeared in the Spring/Summer edition of Flavour: Black Florida Life and Style.

Judith W. Page has returned to UF after a five-month fellowship in the UK at the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, where she worked on her book on Romanticism and Judaism. While in Oxford, she gave several presentations at the Centre and at University College, Oxford. Her essay “Wordsworth and Domesticity” appears in the recently published Cambridge Companion to Wordsworth.

Chris Snodgrass’s review of Daniel O. Bell’s A Pious Bacchanal: Affinities between the Lives and Works of John Flaxman and Aubrey Beardsley (New York, et. al.: Peter Lang, 2000) has appeared in Victorian Studies 44.4 (Summer 2002): 702–704.

Julian Wolfreys is the editor of Glossalalia: An Alphabet of Critical Keywords, which has just been published by the Edinburgh University Press. Several Department of English faculty contributed essays to the collection, including Wolfreys (“Event,” Origins”), Terry Harpold (“Hypertext”), John P. Leavey, Jr. (“Quilting”), Stephanie A. Smith (“Genetics”), and Greg Ulmer (“Chora.”) An essay by Department of English PhD candidate Frederick Young (“Animality”) is also in the collection.


Susan Hegeman’s article, “Histories of the Other,” a review essay on recent books in the history of American cultural anthropology, appears in the Fall 2003 issue of American Literary History.

The Wolfsonian Museum at Miami Beach, Florida invited Mark A. Reid to moderate and be a discussant on a panel of the symposium “Race and Representation on the Silver Screen.” The symposium was held on 17 June in conjunction with the Smithsonian Traveling exhibition “Close Up in Black: African American Film Posters.” Other panelists included Clyde Taylor, professor of film studies, NYU; and Jane Gaines, Director of the Program in Film and Video, Duke University.

News of Current Students


Maria del Carmen Martinez’s essay “Mothers Mild and Monstrous: Familial Metaphors and the Elian Gonzalez Case” appears in the Fall 2003 issue of The Southern Quarterly: A Journal of Arts in the South.


Several members of the Marxist Reading Group presented papers at the “Rethinking Marxism” Conference in Amherst, Massachusetts, November 6–8:


Mark Mckain’s first poetry chapbook, Ranging the Moon, was recently published by Puddinghouse Publications <http://www.puddinghouse.com>.


Brendan Riley’s review of The End of Cinema as We Know It (Jon Lewis, ed.) appeared in the November 2003 issue of Scope: An On-line Film Journal.


Jessica Livingston presented a paper titled “Jobs Without Wages: Workfare and the Flexible Labor Market” as part of the “Neoliberal Workplaces” panel that she organized for the 2003 annual meeting of the American Studies Association, Hartford, CN, October 16–19.

Brendan Riley presented a paper titled “The A.I. Frame Problem and Science Fiction Cinema” at the Midwest PCA/ACA 2003 conference, Minneapolis, MN, October 17–19.


Arthur McMaster had a poem published during the summer in Pegasus, and has a poem forthcoming in Southwest Review. His review of Stuart Dischell’s Dig Safe will appear in a forthcoming issue of Rattle.


On October 11, Sarah Schiff presented a paper titled “Sanctifying Touch: Grace as Physical Contact in Flannery O’Connor’s Short Fiction” at “Revelations: Flannery O’Connor, the Visionary and the Vernacular” (Georgia College and State University.) Schiff’s book review of Mike Markel’s Technical Communication was published in the August 2003 issue of Technical Communication Online.


Alison Van Nyhuis’s essay, “Nationalistic Myopia: Pocomania’s Reflection and Projection of the Jamaican Nation” appears in the 2002, II issue of Sargasso. On September 26 she presented a shortened version of this essay at the University of Antwerp’s 8th International and Interdisciplinary Conference of the Society for Caribbean Research.


Alison Van Nyhuis’s “The Genevieve Taggard Effect: Producing Poetic Narratives and Literary Misfits” appears in the Spring 2003 issue of How2.


Harun Karim Thomas’s “Teaching Tupac Shakur in the English Classroom: What is the Game?” appears in the Spring 2003 issue of Inventio, which was guest edited by Jason Snart (PhD, 2002) and Dean Swinford.

News of Former Students


Patricia Ventura’s (PhD, 2003) essay “Learning From Globalization-Era Las Vegas” appears in the Fall 2003 issue of The Southern Quarterly: A Journal of Arts in the South.


C. Dale Young has been selected to be on the faculty of the Catskill Poetry Conference, hosted by Hartwick College. The conference will run June 19–26, 2004.


In the summer of 2003, Teresa P. Reed’s (PhD, 1996) book Shadows of Mary: Reading the Virgin Mary in Medieval Texts was published by the University of Wales Press, Cardiff.


Randall Mann (MFA, 1997) lives in San Francisco. His first collection of poems, Complaint in the Garden, won the 2003 Kenyon Review Prize and is forthcoming from Zoo Press in the spring of 2004. Individual poems are forthcoming in Kenyon Review, Paris Review, Poetry, Salmagundi, and the textbook Writing Poems (Longman, 2003).

John Poch’s (MFA, 1997) first book of poems, Poems, is forthcoming from Orchises Press (November 2003). He has individual poems recently and forthcoming in Paris Review, The Nation, Passages North, The New Republic, Rivendell and Ploughshares. He is also directing the creative writing program at Texas Tech University.

Trish Ventura (PhD, 2003) has accepted the Marion L. Brittain Teaching Fellowship in the School of Literature, Communication, and Culture of the Georgia Institute of Technology.

C. Dale Young (MFA, 1993) was the Stanley P. Young Fellow in Poetry at this summer’s Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. He has recently published poems in Ploughshares, Salmagundi, and 32 Poems. His second book, A Fistful of Sand, was recently accepted by Zoo Press and will be published in Spring of 2005.


William Beverly (MA 1991, PhD 1998) has joined the faculty of Trinity College in Washington, D.C., as an Assistant Professor of English. His book On the Lam: Narratives of Flight in J. Edgar Hoover’s America, adapted from his UF dissertation, was published this summer by the University Press of Mississippi. His story “Aubade,” set on Washington’s Metro line, appeared in the May 2003 issue of Indy Men’s Magazine in September, it won a “Moosie” Award as the best story published in the magazine’s first year. Beverly was a resident artist at I-Park in East Haddam, Connecticut in May 2002 and May 2003 and will be a fellow at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts in December 2003.


Deborah Ager (MFA, 1997) recently published the first issue of 32 Poems Magazine (http://www.32poems.com), which is expected to break even in 2004. John Poch (MFA, 1997) is Poetry Editor. Ager was recently awarded a fellowship by The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. She will spend three weeks in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains working on her second manuscript. Her poem “View from a Hospital” recently appeared in The North American Review.


Bradley Dilger (PhD, 2003) has accepted a position as Assistant Professor of English at Western Illinois University in Macomb, Illinois.


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