Fall 2015 Newsletter

News of Faculty


Pamela Gilbert published an essay, “Genre Fiction and the Sensational in Victorian Literature: Criticism and Debates” (Routledge, 2015). She also gave a paper at The Affect Conference in Winnipeg where she presented on “Nineteenth Century Fear” and introduced the first keynote speaker, Lauren Berlant. This was part of her collaboration on the three-year Affect Project funded by SSHRC and led by Arlene Young.

Phillip Wegner gave the keynote address at the conference After Postmodernism? Contemporary American Culture and the Problem of Periodization, held at Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Germany, from September 17–19. His talk was entitled “How to Fix the Intolerable Present with the Naked Eye: Science Fiction and the Challenges of Periodizing the Contemporary.”

With co-editors Victoria Pagan and Brigitte Weltman-Aron, Judith W. Page published a collection of essays, Disciples of Flora: Gardens in History and Culture (Cambridge Scholars Press, 2015). The collection also includes essays by Judith Page and Sidney Homan, “Gardening for Women: Frances Garnet Wolseley and the Rise of the Professional Woman Gardener” (51–67) and “Staging Stoppard’s Arcadia” (166–79). See this link for details.


Michael Hofmann’s selection and translation of some of Joseph Roth’s journalism, The Hotel Years, is out from New Directions and Granta this month. It is his fourteenth book of Roth, and is being reviewed in The New York Times and elsewhere.

Anastasia Ulanowicz presented her paper, “Bloodlands Fiction and the Ukrainian Famine: A Transnational Perspective,” at the 22nd biennial conference of the International Research Society for Children’s Literature in Worcester, U.K.


News of Current Students


Madison Jones’s co-edited collection, Writing the Environment in Nineteenth-Century American Literature: The Ecological Awareness of Early Scribes of Nature, comes out on September 15th from Rowman & Littlefield.


News of Former Students


This summer, Alexandra Monroe was awarded the 4-Year Outstanding Scholar Award by the UF Alumni Association. The award was presented by the President of the Alumni Association at the summer commencement. She was honored by being a part of the platform party in the commencement ceremony and had the chance to meet President Fuchs. She will begin graduate school at Duke University this fall.

Andrea Wood’s article, “Making the Invisible Visible: Lesbian Romance Comics for Women,” has been published in the most recent issue of Feminist Studies (41.2). It can be accessed on the web here.


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