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|April 27||English minor and Presidential Scholar Sally White is featured in this week's Mississippi State "Our People" profile. http://msstate.edu/web/people/detail.php?id=410|
|April 20||PBS has documented Catherine Pierce's reading of her "Dear Atom Bomb" at the 2015 AWP Conference: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/poetry/poet-writes-letter-high-school-obsession-atom-bomb/|
--MA student Matt Morgan will be joining the MFA program in poetry at Western Michigan University in the fall.
Congratulations are also in order for current MA student Simone Cottrell, who is this year's recipient of the Martha's Vineyard Institute for Creative Writing grant.
Kelsey Norris, who graduated with her BA in 2012, has earned admission and a Teaching Assistantship to Vanderbilt's MFA program in fiction.
|April||Undergrade Molly Beckwith's poem “The Girl in the Cactus” is being featured at Hayden’s Ferry Review, along with a Q&A.|
Becky Hagenston’s story “The Upside-Down World” has just been selected for the prestigious collection titled The O. Henry Prize Stories 2015.
|March 2||Mississippi Book Launch of associate professor Michael Kardos's new novel, Before He Finds Her. Dr. Kardos read from his new book as well as offering signed copies.|
|Feb.||Matt Morgan (BA 2011, MA 2015) has received a scholarship for the MFA program at UMass-Boston.|
|Feb. 8-14||This year's Institute for the Humanities Writer-in-Residence, National Book Award-winning poet Terrance Hayes, made his visit to campus and offered a public reading. The MacArthur Foundation has said that "Hayes is extending the possibilities of language and pushing the art of poetry toward places altogether new." If you'd like to learn more, here's his page from the Academy of American Poets website: http://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poet/terrance-haye|
|February||Catherine Pierce's poem “Relevant Details” will appear in the 2015 volume of Best American Poetry.|
|January||Ohio State University Press will soon publish Kelly Marsh’s book, In Search of the Mother’s Pleasure: The Submerged Plot and the Unnarratable from Jane Austen to Arundhati Roy.|
|Jan. 23 & 24, 2015||The English Department and Mississippi State University have been pleased to host the 2015 Mississippi Philological Association Conference.|
|January||Andrea Spain and the two other members of her team have received an International Working Group Grant to support their upcoming project in Bayreuth and South Africa.|
|January||Catherine Pierce's third book, The Tornado is the World, will be published by Saturnalia Books in 2016.|
Undergraduate research successes:
This spring, English major Ashleah Wimberly will present her essay on ‘“Bodiless Heads and the Headless Bodies’: The Insurrection of the Colonized Female in Tsitsi Dangarembga’s Nervous Conditions and Jean Rhys’ Wide Sargasso Sea” at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research at Eastern Washington University. Ms. Wimberly wrote under the guidance of Dr. Amy Mallory-Kani.
Lien Van Geel will present her essay, “Shakespeare’s Own Metamorphosis: From Hermetic Revenge to Ovidian Alternatives in The Winter’s Tale.” Ms. Van Geel wrote under the direction of Dr. Tommy Anderson in the Oxford Study Abroad program.
Kylie Dennis will present her essay, “’I only speak from hearsay’: Layered Narration and the Extension of the Bronte Myth in Wuthering Heights and Agnes Grey." Ms. Dennis wrote under the guidance of an Oxford don in the Oxford Study Abroad program
Kelsey Huggins will present her essay, “Discourse Markers Haha, Lol, and Ha: A Comparison between Children’s and Young Adults’ Computer-Mediated Communication.” Ms. Huggins wrote under the direction of Dr. Ginger Pizer and Dr. Lyn Fogle.
Senior English major Brandi Torre received the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal Undergraduate Research Award for her project titled “Diminishing Phonological Errors in L2 Signers.”
|January||Michael Kardos's new novel, Before He Finds Her, is in print and available from all major booksellers in February.|
|December||Dr. Peter DeGabriele's book Sovereign Power and the Enlightenment: Eighteenth-Century Literature and the Problem of the Political has been accepted for publication by Bucknell University Press.|
|December||Dr. Shalyn Claggett's book, co-edited with Lara Karpenko, has been accepted for publication. The volume of essays on Strange Silence: Investigating the Limits of Knowledge in the Victorian Age will be published by Michigan University Press|
|December||Tommy Anderson has been named Mississippi State University's Humanities Professor of the Year.|
The Mississippi State English Department would like to announce The winner of the 2014 Peyton Williams Distinguished Writing Award:
Kylie Dennis for her essay " ‘We are arrant knaves all. Believe none of us’: Power and the Construction of ‘Truth’in Shakespeare’s Hamlet. "
|September||Andrea Spain's essay“Composition, Emergence, Sensation: Science, New Media and the Experimental Novel” will soon appear with the publication of Steve Tomasula: The Art and Science of New Media Fiction.|
|September||Former student Carina Lewis has passed the Mississippi bar exam. She holds an M.A. from our program as well as a law degree from the University of Mississippi Law School.|
European Romantic Review will publish Dr. Amy Mallory-Kani’s essay on “’Contagious Air’: Wordsworth’s Poetics and Politics of Immunity.” The piece will appear sometime on 2015.
|September||Milton Studies will publish Lara Dodds' essay on "Death and the 'Paradice within' in Paradise Lost and Margaret Atwood's Oryx and Crake" in their 2015 volume|
|August||Lara Dodds' article on "Bawds and Housewives: Margaret Cavendish and the Work of Bad Writing" will be printed in Early Modern Studies Journal this fall.|
|July||Jessica Moseley's ghazal, "Something Happened Somewhere Sometime around Dinner, April 26, 1986," has been accepted for publication in Storm Cellar Quarterly|
|June||The Proceedings of the National Council for Undergraduate Research will publish Kylie Dennis's essay titled "'Young she was and yet not so': The Revival of the Victorian Fairy-Story Heroine in Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings."|
|June||Kate Barber has published a portion of her MA thesis in the online journal Cape Fear Review: http://capefearreview.com/?p=239|
|June||The journal Sixfold will soon publish poetry by Lisa (Fulgham) Scheibner and Jessica Moseley. This journal selects poems based on ratings from writers. Out of 400 submissions, Lisa was ranked 4th, Jessica 19th. Five of Lisa's poems and five of Jessica's will appear in the August volume.|
|May||Mike Kardos' story "Animals," previously published in Crazyhorse, has won the Pushcart Prize for fiction.|