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Sue Zemka: Time and the Moment in Victorian Literature and Society

Sept 2014: Recently published in paperback, Sue Zemka's book, Time and the Moment in Victorian Literature and Society (Cambridge University Press, August 2014), explores the ways in which England, under the influence of industrializing forces and increased precision in assessing the passing of time, attached importance to moments and events that compress great significance…

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Vannevar captures reaction following deadly shooting

Sept 9, 2014:  On August 17, 2014, a handful of  Vannevar contributors, friends, and English Department faculty members participated in a march through Boulder, CO to protest the recent actions of police agencies in Ferguson, MO, and to demonstrate solidarity with that community in the wake of the shooting of Mike Brown on August 9. After the march, Vannevar staff…

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Penny Kelsey: Reading the Wampum examines sacred tribal belts

August 2014: In her new book, Reading the Wampum, chosen by Syracuse University Press as Director's Choice for Fall 2014, Penny Kelsey explores the aesthetic appeal of sacred tribal belts and provides insightful analysis of how readings of wampum belts can change our understanding of specific treaty rights and land exchanges. Syracuse University Press…

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PW Publishers Weekly interviews Noah Eli Gordon about MFA program

August 25, 2014: Faculty member of the Creative Writing Program, Noah Eli Gordon highlights the English Department's MFA program. In a recent interview with PW Publishers Weekly, Gordon says, "Our program is small and focused, driven by the energy of our active and accomplished faculty and the camaraderie among our students and the burgeoning local literary scene, a loose…

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Teresa Toulouse contributes chapter to book on religious transformations

Terry Toulouse's chapter, "Reader . . . Behold One Raised by God": Religious Transformations in Cotton Mather's Pietas in Patriam: The Life of His Excellency Sir William Phips, Knt.," has just been published in Stephanie Kirk and Sarah Rivett's volume, Religious Transformations in the Early Modern Americas, by the University of Pennsylvania Press. Cloth and e-book editions…

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Richelle Munkhoff: “Poor Women and Parish Public Health in Sixteenth-Century London”

September 2014: Richelle Munkhoff publishes article, “Poor Women and Parish Public Health in Sixteenth-Century London,” in Renaissance Studies 28.4 (2014): 579-596. This appears in a special issue on Women and Healthcare in Early Modern Europe, edited by Sharon Strocchia. From Wiley online library: While there is much excellent scholarship on the topics of poor…

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Paul Levitt: The Denouncer

August 2014: Paul Levitt's new book, entitled The Denouncer (Taylor Trade Publishing), is another great story of deception and intrigue, set in the tumultuous and war-torn Russian in the late 1930s. Denunciation became so commonplace under Stalin that people regarded it as their patriotic duty to spy on others and even expose members of their own family. The original…

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Ruth Ellen Kocher selected for prestigious PEN award

July 30, 2014: Ruth Ellen Kocher, professor and associate chair of the Creative Writing program, has won the 2014 PEN Open Book Award for her book of poetry, domina Un/blued (Topelo Press, 2013). The PEN Open Book Award with a prize of $5,000 is awarded to an exceptional book-length work of literature for an author of color. The PEN Award is given by the PEN American…

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