Heather Ryan Kelley, professor of art at McNeese State University, has had work accepted in the exhibition, “Man, Machine and Nature,” on display in the Sisson Gallery at Henry Ford Community College in Dearborn, Mich. Kelley’s piece, “Volume” is an etching that incorporates text and the image of the back of a semi-tractor trailer. The exhibition is sponsored by the Mid America College Art Association and the Los Angeles Printmaking Society and is on view through Nov. 16.
Dr. Jacob Blevins, professor and head of the department of English and foreign languages at McNeese, has two articles appearing in American Notes and
Queries - one an introduction to an edited cluster on Robert Herrick and the
other an article on Thomas Traherne and Ralph Waldo Emerson. He has also been
invited to speak at Cambridge University in December on Traherne for a special
symposium on future directions of Traherne studies.
Dr. Scott Goins, professor of classics and director of the McNeese Honors College, and Barbara Wyman, instructor of English and Latin, co-authored an English
translation of “The Consolation of Philosophy,” a work written in the 6th century by
Anicius Boethius, published by Ignatius Press.
McNeese English instructor Chris Lowe’s chapbook - “X&O: Stories”- has been named a finalist for the Iron Horse Literary Review’s Single Author Competition.
His story, “Harrison’s Famous Pulled Pork,” was nominated for a Pushcart Prize for 2011. Another story, “Barrier,” has been accepted by Vine Leaves Literary Journal
to be published in an upcoming issue and in its Best of 2012 anthology. He was also one
of the featured writers at this fall’s Eudora Welty Writer’s Symposium at
Mississippi University for Women.
Dr. Dafydd Wood, McNeese instructor of English, has had an article, “Sound,” recently published in the fourth edition of The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics.
Dr. Baerbel Czennia, assistant professor of English at McNeese, recently had published
an essay titled “The Futurity of Fame: Eighteenth-Century Paths to Immortality” in a collection titled “Great Expectations: Futurity in the Long Eighteenth Century.”
Dr. Molly Martin, assistant professor of English at McNeese, presented a paper,
“Malory’s Royal Couple in Space” at the 38th Annual Conference of the Southeastern
Medieval Association in Gulfport, Miss. She will also present a paper, “Competing for
Space and Place in Malory’s ‘The Day of Destiny’” at the 128th Modern Language
Association Annual Convention in Boston, Mass., Jan. 3-6.
Dr. Wendy Whelan-Stewart, McNeese assistant professor of American literature and
women studies, presented a paper, “Gwendolyn Brooks, Citizen Poet, Rewrites the
‘Odyssey’ with a Difference” at the annual meeting of the Society for the Study of
American Women Writers in Denver, Colo. She presented another paper, “Acting Out: Burlesque Speech in Sylvia Plath’s ‘Lady Lazarus’” for the Southern Comparative
Literature Association meeting in Las Vegas, Nev.
Mila Tangier, McNeese Master of Fine Arts student, has had two poems, “Daphne” and “Metamorphosis,” accepted in the fall edition of the literary journal, Quiddity.
Ellen Frazel, McNeese MFA student, has had a story, “Intersections,” appear in Issue
5 of Fiddleblack.
Lori Mosley, McNeese MFA student, has a poem, “In Conversation with the Tangerine Jesus,” accepted for publication in an issue of the print magazine - burntdistrict.
Ben Sutton, McNeese MFA student, has three poems from his series, “Eternity, Ohio,” accepted for publication in a literary issue of Salt Hill. Another poem from the series will
be published in the 2013 issue of Handsome, while another two poems from the series, “Refutations by Memory,” are due to appear in Whiskey Island and Barrow Street publications. A poem from the series titled “Notes from the After-Images” will
be published in the next issue of Third Coast. His chapbook, “Eternity, Ohio,” was a
finalist for the Ahsahta Chapbook Prize at Boise State University.