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English Faculty and Student Announcements
- Anthony Ballas contributed two entries to the Encyclopedia of London's East End, one for David Lynch's "Elephant Man" and the other on Alfred Hitchcock's "The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog".
- Nicky Beer's book, "Real Phonies and Genuine Fakes" is a finalist in the category of Bisexual Poetry for 2023's Lamba Literary Awards! Congrats Nicky!
- Kinzey Gill, a student of the ENGL Dept., wrote a piece for The Sentry on the Rainbow Cult Film Series, its success, and future. You can read Kinzey's piece by clicking here. Thank you and congrats Kinzey!
- Sarah Hagelin has won the CLAS T/TT Excellence in Service Award! Congrats Sarah!
- Miranda Egger has won the CLAS IRC Excellence in Teaching Award! Congrats Miranda!
- Anthony Ballas has published a review of Mark Steven's edited collection "Understanding Marx, Understanding Modernism" in Marx & Philosophy. Anthony also interviewed Dr. Gerald Horne about his book. "The Rise and Fall of the Associated Negro Press". You see the interview on YouTube here or listen on the De Facto podcast channel here. Congrats Tony!
- Congratulations to Michelle Comstock for jointly receiving an National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) grant alongside two other professors for $149,197. This will be a three-year grant to create digital and curricular materials related to the university's development and impact on its neighborhood. The project title is "Recovering Auraria's Past: Building a Digital Tour of a Displaced Neighorhood and Reckoning with Campus History".
- Anthony Ballas interviewed Dr. Gerald Horne on his book "The Color of Fascism" on the life and trial of Lawrence Dennis, the so called "brains behind American Fascism". Anthony and Gerald discussed Fascism, Racial Passing, Christian Nationalism, the January 6th Capitol Attack, Kanye West and more! Soon after, Anthony provided a short commentary for Monthly Review on the Haitian Revolution and Gerald Horne's book "Confronting Black Jacobins".Congrats Anthony!
- Wayne Miller's poem, "Parable of Childhood" is the "encore" feature on the podcast The Slowdown, hosted by US Poet Laureate Ada Limón. Congrats Wayne!
- Anthony Ballas published an article for Caribbean Quarterly, covering Dr. Alyssa Sepinwall's book, "Slave Revolt on Screen: The Haitian Revolution in Film and Video Games". Congrats Tony!
- Dr. Andrew Scahill had an interview segment on KGNU where they talk about the course of his career, his thoughts on pedagogy and how he is trying to bridge the gap between theory and praxis in the events he is staging such the "Rainbow Cult" film series.
- Molly Kugel's new book "Groundcover" is now out! Sidney Wade says, “In these evocative pages, Molly Kugel connects the lives of mothers and children, women and botanicals, and the turning seasons of the natural world as she grieves the losses of a young brother and her father. The seasons of loss and grief are firmly based here in the ancient, ur-story of the loss of a child, that of the Persephone myth. The poet highlights as well the contributions of early women botanists in their struggle with the adaptations necessary to survive and flourish in this world. The poems are often incantatory, connecting the narrator with the lineage of “wise women” who have come before, and whose resonances echo profoundly in the present". Congrats Molly!
- Dr. Andrew Scahill was interviewed by the Denver Post on the launch of the Rainbow Cult series at the SIE center, where members of the LGBTQ community are reviving "eventized" film screenings in order to reunite audiences who were scattered by pandemic-era shutdowns of public culture. Dr. Scahill was then interviewed shortly after by KGWN Denver on his perspective of the film "Beast" and why animal terror is so efficient at the box office.
English Alumni Announcements
- Alejandro Lucero, who just graduated in December with a degree in English–Creative Writing, has had his poetry chapbook, Sapello Son, accepted for publication by Bull City Press—a nationally renowned poetry press out of Durham, North Carolina.