Notable Faculty & Student Achievements

April 2019

  • Professor of English and McManis University Chair Helene Meyers published “Public Scholar, Beware” in Inside Higher Ed.

  • Professor of English David Gaines  reviewed T. C. Boyle’s Outside Looking In  in the April 12th edition of T he Austin Chronicle .

  • Associate Professor of English Michael Saenger delivered a paper titled “Partial Paternity in Terence and Jonson” at the Renaissance Society of America annual meeting in Toronto, Canada. In addition, he chaired a panel on “Performances of Gender in Shakespearean England” at the same meeting.

March 2019

  • Professor of English Eileen Cleere  delivered a paper at the Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies Association (INCS) in Dallas, March 21–24. Her presentation, “Future Perfect: Jane Eyre and the Traumatic Mode in Walley-Beckett’s Anne with an E,” was part of a panel on psychological and mathematical models of development in old and new media.

  • Professor of English and McManis University Chair Helene Meyers reviewed Deborah Lipstadt’s Antisemitism: Here and Now for the Washington Independent Review of Books. Read the review here.

December 2018

  • Professor of English and McManis University Chair Helene Meyers participated in a roundtable titled “Reaching beyond the Academy” at the annual conference of the Association for Jewish Studies in Boston, MA, Dec. 16–18.

  • Professor of English and McManis University Chair Helene Meyers published “7 Jewish Feminist Highlights of 2018” in Lilith Magazine’s blog.

  • Associate Professor of English Michael Saenger posted a blog story with the Times of Israel titled “Does BDS have anything to do with Israel?”

October 2018

  • Professor of English David Gaines delivered the keynote address at the 14th annual National Symposium of Theater and Performing Arts at Washington and Lee University on Oct. 26. The topic of the symposium was Race and Gender in Theater, Poetry, and Rock ‘n Roll, and the title of Gaines’s address was “‘I Felt Like I Was One of Them or All of Them Put Together’: Reflections on Race, Gender, and Bob Dylan’s Multitudes.” His presentation was greatly enhanced by the expertise of Audiovisual Services Coordinator Luke Allen and Research and Instruction Librarian Katherine Hooker.

  • Professor of English Eileen Cleere delivered a paper and chaired a panel at the North American Victorian Studies Association conference in St. Petersburg, Fla., Oct. 1114. Her paper “Sacrificing Iphigenia: Recognizing Sexual Assault in Charlotte Mary Yonge’s 1856 The Daisy Chain was part of a panel about the re-evaluation of rape in Victorian fiction in the contemporary context of #MeToo.

  • Associate Professor of English Michael Saenger delivered a talk titled “Shakespeare in a Moment of Madness” at the Dallas Shakespeare Conference at the University of Dallas on Oct. 6.

  • Professor of English David Gaines presented “Dylan’s Literary Fans, The Economy of Prestige, and Reading With One Hand Waving Free” at the New Approaches to Bob Dylan conference in Odense, Denmark, on Oct. 4, 2018. The presentation not only extended aspects of Gaines’s book In Dylan Town: A Fan’s Life but also grew out of the Spring 2018 English capstone course on literary prizes and canon formation.

  • Professor of English and McManis University Chair Helene Meyers published a review of the novel Not Our Kindin the Washington Independent Review of Books.

August 2018

July 2018

  • Associate Professor of English Michael Saenger published a review of Booth’s Richard III, a historical production of Shakespeare’s play as staged by John Wilkes Booth.

June 2018