English Faculty Announcements
- Teague Bohlen published a piece in Westword covering Andrew Scahill's Rainbow Cult, its success and upcoming sold-out movie screening of Sister Act at Meow Wolf. Be sure to give it a read!
- Andrew Scahill will be having a keynote speaker, poet Kerrie Joy, deliver the sermon for the Rainbow Cult showing of Sister Act at Meow Wolf. Showing will be February 4th.
- John Purfield just had a book review published in enculturation of Debra Hawhee's "A Sense of Urgency: How the Climate Crisis is Changing Rhetoric". Congrats John!
- Wayne Miller's poem "Toward a Unified Theory," which was originally published in The American Poetry Review, won a Pushcart Prize and has been reprinted in Pushcart Prize XLVIII (2024): Best of the Small Presses. Congrats Wayne!
- Anthony Ballas interviews Dr. Charisse Burden-Stelly about her brand new book, Black Scare/Red Scare: Theorizing Capitalist Racism in the United States for the De Facto Channel. Be sure to check it out!
- Anthony Ballas has published a new essay, "Jazz, Film Noir, and the Geography of Music: Revisiting Duke Ellington's Score for the Otto Preminger's Anatomy of a Murder (1959)" in the new issue of Middle West Revview. Congrats Tony!
- Anthony Ballas was interviewed by the Iran's Book and Literature House for Iranian Book Week. Congrats Tony!
- Anthony Ballas & Dr. Gerald Horne just co-authored a piece contextualizing the recent SAG & WGA strikes within the history of class struggle in Hollywood dating back to the 40s & 50s, & in the labor movement more broadly. They also discuss Red Scare politics, past & present. Congrats!
- Anthony Ballas just released a new episode on the De Facto podcast where Dr. Julie Carr discusses her new book Mud, Blood, & Ghosts: Populism, Spiritualism, & Eugenics. Dr. Carr talks about the history of the People's Party, Omer Kem's biography, and how politics are still haunted by settler colonialism.
- Anthony Ballas has published a piece for Protean Magazine titled, "Philosopher Divya Dwivedi Among Latest Targets of India’s Right Wing". Tony discusses Dwivedi's criticism of India's caste system and backlash. Congrats Tony!
English Student and Alumni Announcements
- Asma Al-Masyabi published "Loss for Words" in The Cincinnati Review. Congrats Asma!
- Asma Al-Masyabi, a Creative Writing student, has won the 2023 Emerging Poet Award from the Ruth Weiss Foundation for her poem “The Future I Feed My Brother.” The award comes with a $1,500 grant. The ruth weiss Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to create opportunities to support poetic artists through their annual grant program. Asma Al-Masyabi is a Scholastic Silver Medal Poetry winner with publications in Subnivean, the Santa Clara Review, the Riverstone Literary Journal, and more. She often uses poetry as a way to process the world, as she does with “The Future I Feed My Brother,” which she dedicates to her younger brother. She’s currently pursuing a degree in creative writing at the University of Colorado Denver and looks forward to a career filled with words and art, her two biggest passions. Congrats!
- Congratulations to Fernanda Cabrera, Kinzey Gill, and Yesenia Olivas-Jimenez for being awarded the 2022-2023 Michael S. Gorniak Scholarship.
- Kendall Mallon's series of podcasts were chosen as the winner of the Rex Burns Award for best graduate essay of the year!
- Doran Seff was awarded the Richard T. Dillon Scholarship award, which recognizes undergraduate excellence in the English Department. Lexi Cipriani was awarded as the follow-up runner for the Dillion Scholarship. Congratulations to you both!