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Notables

Fall 2012

  • Identity Papers: Contemporary Narratives of American Jewishness has recently been released in paperback. This book, by Helene Meyers, Professor of English and McManis University Chair, has also been “highly recommended” by Choice. For more information, see
    http://www.sunypress.edu/p-5279-identity-papers.aspx

  • Eileen Cleere, Professor of English, was a featured speaker at Rice University on October 7, 2012. Her lecture, “Visual Culture and Aesthetic Experience” was part of “Papers in Honor of Robert Lowry Patten,” an academic celebration of the scholarship and intellectual legacy of the Rice professor. Patten, an international authority on Victorian culture, especially the works of Charles Dickens, was one of Cleere’s dissertation directors.

  • English majors and Debby Ellis Writing Center consultants Andrea Gannon and Devin Corbitt, along with Dr. Elisabeth Piedmont-Marton, presented a panel on The Undergraduate as Administrator at the International Writing Centers Association conference in San Diego on October 25.

  • Michael Saenger’s article, “The Limits of Translation in A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” was published in Shakespeare Survey, an annual publication of Cambridge University Press.  The article explores the meanings of translation, in various senses, in the Bible and Shakespeare’s play.

  • Helene Meyers, Professor of English and McManis University Chair, has a review of Lesléa Newman’s October Mourning: A Song for Matthew Shepard in Lilith Magazine: the Blog.  Read it here: http://www.lilith.org/blog/2012/09/memory-and-teshuva-a-review-of-october-mourning/

  • Helene Meyers, Professor of English and McManis University Chair, reviewed Michael Chabon’s Telegraph Avenue for Charleston’s Post and Courier.  The review appeared on Sunday 28 October. You can read it here: 
    http://www.postandcourier.com/article/20121028/PC1201/121029375/1003/-telegraph-avenue-is-chabon-s-latest

  • Identity Papers: Contemporary Narratives of American Jewishness by Helene Meyers, professor of English and McManis University Chair, has recently been released in paperback and also has been “highly recommended” by Choice

  • Michael Saenger’s review of “Spenser Studies: A Renaissance Poetry Annual, Volume 25” was published in the latest edition of Sixteenth Century Journal. Saenger is an associate professor of English.

  • Helene Meyers, professor of English and McManis University Chair, presented a paper titled “The Unmarked Chains of Paper Clips” at the Ninth Tel Aviv International Colloquium on Cinema and Television Studies in June. The paper, which traces the forms of white Southern Christian forgetting that often accompany Holocaust memorialization, is part of Meyers’ new book project on Jewish American cinema. 

  • 2012 graduate and English major Hayley Hervieux recently published an opinion piece in The Austin-American Statesman entitled “A 21-Year-Old Ponders Retirement.” Hayley is an intern at AARP. You can find the article with the following link: http://www.statesman.com/opinion/hervieux-a-21-year-old-ponders-retirement-2430344.html?cxtype=rss_ece_frontpage

  • Helene Meyers, Professor of English and McManis University Chair, presented “The Unmarked Chains of Paper Clips” at the Ninth Tel Aviv International Colloquium on Cinema and Television Studies in June.  This paper, which traces the forms of white Southern Christian forgetting that often accompany Holocaust memorialization, is part of Meyers’ new book project on Jewish American cinema.