Miscellany, The Department News
Department of English
12 August 2019
MFA fiction student Alex Kale's essay, "River Creatures, Minor Characters," has been accepted for publication in Wussy Mag.
A new poem by MFA poetry student Anthony Bradley appears in Honey & Lime #3: the Queer Issue: https://honeyandlimelit.wixsite.com/website/anthony-isaac-bradley
Texas State’s News Service featured Katie Kapurch’s work recently: https://news.txstate.edu/featured-faculty/2019/kapurch-discusses-race-boundaries-in-country-music.html?fbclid=IwAR37taz_BV0DwVKjqqr7f62R2aNa1rxx4WFAWjYbCijDvLhGcSO-iDTZ7Og
Amanda Scott’s essay, "Room with Bright Window," was recently published in Crab Orchard Review. She also recently moderated the panel "Writing the Quiet Moments Between Plot Points" at the Writers' League of Texas's Agents & Editors Conference.
The following faculty served on Faculty Senate committees or as Faculty Senate appointees during the 2018-2019 academic year. They not only learned about many facets of the complex institution that is Texas State, but they have also helped promote the English Department’s visibility and interests: Steve Wilson – Academic Freedom Committee; Dan Lochman – Academic Governance Committee; Rebecca Bell-Metereau – Environment & Sustainability Committee, as well as serving as a replacement on the Presidential Teaching Excellence Award Committee and as the Senate’s ex officio member of the university’s Campus Facilities Committee; Amanda Scott – Nontenure-line Faculty Committee; Amanda Meyer – Nontenure-line Faculty Committee; Kitty Ledbetter – University Lecturers Committee; Aimee Roundtree – Performing Arts Committee; Elizabeth Skerpan-Wheeler – Presidential Award Selection Committee for Scholarly/Creative Activity; Vicki Smith – Honor Code Council.
On July 25, Kitty Ledbetter presented "Women of the World" at the meeting of the Research Society for Victorian Periodicals, held in Brighton, UK. After the conference she spent the week in London conducting research at the British Library and the University of Reading.
In late July, Elizabeth Skerpan-Wheeler presented "The Lady and the Icon: Two Miltonic Failures and Why They Failed" at the triennial conference of the International Association of University Professors of English, held at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poland.
English interns in Mr. Dan Price’s English 3312 Internship class presented electronic portfolios of their work on July 31. Works discussed included those from their internships, work from both creative and analytical courses, and films. Braeden Long interned with the Austin Radio Network (104.9 The Horn), writing wrote sports stories and social media pieces and doing radio production work. Sarah Rodriguez interned with the San Antonio Film Festival, assisting in organizing and executing the festival itself as well as reviewing and critiquing films submitted to the festival. Chandler Treon interned for Dr. Rebecca Bell-Mettereau, assisting her in establishing a film concentration within the English major.
Jessie Herrada Nance, an alumna of the MA Literature program now employed by Portland State University and Portland Community College, has published “’Civil Wildness’: Colonial Landscapes in Philip Sidney’s New Arcadia” in the Spring 2019 issue of Studies in Philology. Jessie completed her PhD in English at the University of Oregon in 2015.
MFA fiction student Mary-Pat Hayton had two creative nonfiction pieces recently accepted for publication in online literary magazines: "Inheritance," in Waxing and Waning; and "Threshold," in Uncomfortable Revolution.
Dan Lochman has received a two-month fellowship to research early modern medical texts at the Herzog August Bibliothek in Wolfenbüttel, Germany in the summer of 2020. The project is titled “Early Modern Cognition and In-spired Energeia: Philosophy, Theology, and Medicine.” The project will provide access to difficult-to-find sources and will contribute to an ongoing book project.