Spring 2016 Newsletter

News of Faculty


Marsha Bryant’s co-edited “Camp Modernism” forum (with Douglas Mao) appears in Modernism/Modernity 23.1 (January 2016): 1–36.

With Andrea Dutton (UF Department of Geological Sciences) and Sara Gonzalez (George A. Smathers Libraries), Terry Harpold is co-curator of “The Science and Fiction of Climate Change,” a rotating exhibit of climate fiction text and graphic novels on display in the UF Marston Science Library lobby, February 8–March 10, 2016.

Susan Hegeman is now a guest blogger for Amerikaanalys.se—“För en breddad analys av amerikansk politik” (“For a broader analysis of American Politics”). The site follows the 2016 US presidential campaign for a Swedish audience.

Malini Schueller gave an invited talk, “The Pedagogical Subject of US Empire and the Case of Bienvenido Santos,” as part of the Kritika Kultura Lecture Series at Ateneo de Manila University in November 2015. She also presented the paper “Post-Postmodernism and the Limits of Resistance to Neocolonialism in R. Zamora Linmark’s Leche” at the 16th Biennial Symposium on Literature and Culture in the Asia-Pacific Region at Manila in November 2015. Her article “Negotiations of Benevolent (Colonial) Tutelage in Carlos Bulosan” appears in Interventions 18 iii (2016): 422–449.


Richard Burt gave an invited talk on “What the Dead Said: Posthumography and the Public Sphere” at the UCI and USC conference on “Freedom of Expression in a Changing World: What Cannot Be Said.” Burt had the disconcerting honor of following Edward Snowden.

Sid Dobrin delivered the talk “Digital Humanities and the Future of English Departments” at the Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities.

Raúl Sánchez’s review essay “Theory Building for Writing Studies” appears in the Fall 2015 issue of Writing Program Administration.

Maureen Turim’s essay “L’encadrement de paysage” appears in Le western et les mythes de l’Ouest (Presses Universitaires de Rennes, et Lauric Guillaud & Gilles Menegaldo, 2015).

Phil Wegner’s review of John Frow’s The Practice of Value: Essays on Literature in Cultural Studies appears in Symploke 23, Nos. 1–2.


Richard Burt’sTranscript of a Lost Stand-Up Monologue” was published by the Los Angeles Review of Books blog on December 23rd, 2015.

Terry Harpold’s essay “Nouveaux Jonas: The Sources of Sans dessus dessous’s ‘Stop’ Caricature” appears in Verniana 8 (2015–16): 27–56.

Maureen Turim’s chapter “Cukor’s Tragicomedies of Marriage: Dinner at Eight, No More Ladies, The Women, and The Marrying Kind” appears in George Cukor: Hollywood Master (ed. Murray Pomerance and R. Barton Palmer, Edinburgh University Press 2015, 11–27). Professor Turim gave an invited talk, “Georg Koszulinski’s Florida Trilogy: Observation, Framing, and Montage,” at the 2015 Flickering Landscapes Conference: Florida’s Landscape, History, and Identity on the Screen. She was on a panel on Experimental Cinema alongside a former student in the Film and Media Studies Program, Lisa Danker, who is now an Assistant Professor of Film Studies at UCF.


News of Current Students


Chesya Burke’s novel The Strange Crimes of Little Africa was published by Rothco Press in December of 2015. Her short story “For Sale: Fantasy Coffin (Ababuo Need Not Apply)” appears in Stories for Chip: A Tribute to Samuel R. Delany. She was chosen to speak to faculty and students for Agnes Scott College’s Writers and Scholars Series on February 3rd, 2016.

Derrick King’s essay “Biogenetics, the Nation, and Globalization in Paolo Bacigalupi’s Critical Dystopias” appears in the inaugural issue of MOSF Journal of Science Fiction (January 2016), an open-access journal sponsored by the Museum of Science Fiction. The journal can be accessed here.


Nathaniel Deyo’s article “Only in Dreams: The Big Sleep and Hollywood Fantasy” appears in Issue 6 of Movie: A Journal of Film Criticism.

Ashley Keyser’s poem “Tycho Brahe” appears in the winter issue of Pleiades, and her poems “Ant in Amber” and “Wilde in Florida” in the latest issue of The Cincinnati Review. In late December, her poem “Land of Flowers” will appear in Best New Poets 2015.

David Lawrimore’s article “Imperial Ambivalence: Gender, Discourse and Empire in Early Twentieth-Century Women’s Travel Narratives of the Philippines” appears in Interventions (2014): 1-18.


News of Former Students


Paulette Guerin Bane’s poem “On the Color Black” recently appeared in issue 5 of Stonecoast Review (January 2016). “Flight and First Child” will appear in issue 12 of Glassworks (March 2016). “Y2K” is forthcoming in Contemporary Verse 2, and “Expectations” is forthcoming in Main Street Rag.


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