Fall 2014 Newsletter

News of Faculty


Pamela Gilbert presented an invited talk in May at Birkbeck College, University of London, titled “Body Objects and History: The Skin of the Marquis.” In September, she presented at the British Association for Victorian Studies in Canterbury on “Springs of Sympathy & Floods of Sentiment: Sustainable & Unsustainable Emotions in the Mid-19th Century.” Her review of Knowledge in the Time of Cholera: The Struggle over American Medicine in the Nineteenth Century by Owen Whooley appeared in the Bulletin of the History of Medicine 88.1 (2014): 204–205.

With M. Elizabeth Ginway (UF Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies), Terry Harpold has founded the Science Fiction Working Group. The SFWG brings together UF faculty and graduate students working in historical and critical science fiction studies in order to promote innovative research and teaching in the field. Ginway and Harpold also co-organized the SFWG’s inaugural public event, an October 1 workshop on “International and Minority Science Fiction in a Global World.” Nine UF faculty gave talks at the workshop, including current and former Department of English members Andrew Gordon, Terry Harpold, Tace Hedrick, Stephanie A. Smith, and Phillip E. Wegner. English PhD candidates Melissa Bianchi, Shaun Duke, Andrea Krafft, and Joseph Weakland served as workshop moderators.

A re-launch by FSG of some of John Berryman’s books in the context of his centenary year includes The Dream Songs with an introduction by Michael Hofmann.

Phil Wegner’s book Shockwaves of Possibility: Essays on Science Fiction, Globalization, and Utopia has been published by the Ralahine Utopian Studies series at Peter Lang. His book Periodizing Jameson: Dialectics, the University, and the Desire for Narrative came out in July as part of the FlashPoints series at Northwestern University Press.


News of Current Students


Gentris L. Jointe’s “Tearing Down the Horseshoe & Star” appears in Green Briar Review (Fall 2013). His “The Other Side” and “Waiting for the Diverted Trolley at 40th & Market St.” appear in Blackbird (Spring 2015).


News of Former Students


In the last year or so, Zacc Dukowitz had stories appear in the American Literary Review, the Red Savina Review, the Fine Flu Journal, Every Writer’s Resource, and the Dead Mule School of Southern Literature.


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