November 2020

Monday, November 23, 2020

Hi All,

I know this semester has been stressful and challenging, so perhaps some good news will be welcome. Below find information about some of the exciting things our faculty and students have been up to recently.
 
Best wishes,
Jen
 

JuliAnna Avila has an article, "#MultimediaResponse: Instagram as a Reading Activity in a University English Class," in press with the Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy.

 
Mark West was officially recognized as the recipient of the James E. Holshouser, Jr. Award for Excellence in Public Service.  Here is the link to the official press release announcing the award:  https://www.northcarolina.edu/news/unc-system-announces-two-winners-of-the-2019-james-e-holshouser-jr-award-for-excellence-in-public-service/
 
Mark West gave a guest lecture on October 26 for an East Carolina University senior seminar on The Golden Age of Children's Literature.  My lecture was titled "The Role of Reading in The Adventure of Tom Sawyer."
 
Mark West had two publications come out recently: “Animal/Human Relations in Two Prairie Tales by L. Frank Baum,” in Animals and Ourselves:  Essays on Connections and Blurred Boundaries.  Edited by Kathy Merlock Jackson, Kathy Shepherd Stolley and Lisa Lyon Payne.  Jefferson, NC:  McFarland, 2020.
 
And a review of Dread & Delight:  Fairy Tales in an Anxious World by Emily Stamey.  Published in Marvels & Tales:  Journal of Fairy-Tale Studies, vol. 34, no. 1, 2020. 
 
Aaron Gwyn had his recent novel reviewed in the Minneapolis Star Tribune on November 6. Here is a link: https://www.startribune.com/review-all-god-s-children-by-aaron-gwyn/572990402/
 
Meghan Barnes had the following publication appear: Barnes, M. E., & Marlatt, R. (2020). From involvement to solidarity: Community engagement to foster culturally-proactive and constructivist pedagogy. Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy.
 
She also published (along with her co-editors at NCSU and UNCG) the 2nd issue of Fringes, the NC journal for English Language Arts teachers. You can find it here
 
One of our recent MA graduates, Sophie Yates, was the recipient of the Graduate School’s 2021 Outstanding Master’s Thesis Award competition in the Humanities and Fine Arts category. Her thesis was titled, "Queer Desire and Narrative Fiction in the Works of Coleette, Renée Vivien, and Natalie Barney."