Herring on the rhetoric of financial instruments in the English Financial Revolution

Sept. 20, 2018

Assistant Professor of English Rodney Herring's essay " Neither Pistols nor Sugar-Plumbs: The Rhetoric of Finance and the 1720 Bubbles " appeared in the most recent issue of Advances in the History of Rhetoric . The special issue of AHR was devoted to the rhetoric of economics. Herring's essay examines...

Sykes and Labiak win 2018 Michael Gorniak Prize

June 21, 2018

Creative Writing has announced the winners of the 2018 Michael Gorniak Prize: LaTecia Sykes and Larysa Labiak. Both will receive stipends for AY 2018-19 to further their studies and honor their contributions to creative writing and community service here at CU Denver.

Silverman named CU President's Teaching Scholar

March 29, 2018

Associate English Professor and Director of the Women’s and Gender Studies Program, Gillian Silverman has been awarded the distinction of CU President's Teaching Scholar. From Chancellor Hornell's announcement: "Your CU Denver colleagues join me in celebrating you and in thanking you for being such an inspirational example of excellence—to your...

Franklin's latest book explores the spiritual

Feb. 1, 2018

J. Jeffrey Franklin, Associate Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate Experiences and Professor of English, has published a new book, Spirit Matters: Occult Beliefs, Alternative Religions, and the Crisis of Faith in Victorian Britain (with Cornell University Press). This latest work explores the heterodox and unorthodox religions and spiritualities that arose in...

Lumans wins NEA Grant

Nov. 30, 2017

English Instructor Alexander Lumans recently won a National Endowment for the Arts grant which will help fund the writing his first novel, about a female Norwegian Polar Guard working in the Arctic Circle in the near future. Lumans has been working on the book for about 2 years so far,...

Joseph publishes on picaresque war novels

Sept. 7, 2017

Philip Joseph, Associate Professor of English, published an article entitled "The Picaro at War: Vernacular War and Violent Conflict in Grimmelshausen and Saro-Wiwa" in the journal of the Modern Language Association, PMLA 131.5: 1284-1298 . The article compares a 17th-century German novel ( Simplicissimus ) with a late 20th-century Nigerian...

Vidali receives Kenneth Bruffee Award

Sept. 7, 2017

Associate Professor of English Amy Vidali was awarded the Kenneth Bruffee Award , an annual award for the best scholarship on writing programs. The article, "Disabling Writing Program Administration," traces how disability figures in the prolific narratives of those who run writing programs. Vidali identifies how anxiety and depression often...

Donnelly’s New Book on Virgin Mary and Mary Magdalene

Aug. 18, 2017

Colleen Donnelly , Associate Professor of English, in June published the book The Marys of Medieval Drama: The Middle English Digby and N-Town in Translation (Sidetone Press).This volume contains modern translations of plays performed during the late Middle Ages in England about the lives of the Virgin Mary and Mary...

Beer poem in The New Yorker

July 21, 2017

The July 4 th issue of The New Yorker included Assistant Professor of English Nicky Beer ‘s poem Juveniles (along with an audio track of the piece read by the author). Juveniles The New Yorker , July 4

Beer Headed to MacDowell Colony

June 15, 2017

English Associate Professor Nicky Beer has been awarded a fellowship for residency at the highly prestigious MacDowell Colony in Peterborough, NH. MacDowell has been referred to by the New York Times as the "gold standard" of colonies for artists—only about 30 people from across many artistic disciplines are housed at...