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Dr Lilla Kopár presented an illustrated public lecture on "The World of Norse Gods" in Georgetown on November 16, 2021, as part of the popular Profs & Pints DC lecture series.

Dr. Lilla Kopár and Dr. S. Beth Newman Ooi (PhD alumna, Lecturer), in collaboration with Prof. Worthy Martin (PI, University of Virginia) and Prof. Nancy L. Wicker (Univ. of Mississippi), received a Digital Humanities research grant from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation to develop a new iconographic thesaurus of early medieval art. The Andvari Iconographic Thesaurus project will engage an expert group of thirteen scholars from twelve institutions over a period on nine months and will create a new digital tool to accurately describe the art of Northern Europe from the 4th to 12th century, with a special focus on no-Christian imagery.
Ryan Wilson's (Ph.D. Candidate)
third book, Proteus Bound: Selected Translations, 2008-2020, was published by Franciscan University Press.

Lecturer and CUA alum Victoria Scrimer's chapter, "When the Play is Not the Thing: The Mueller Report and the Limits of Documentary Drama" appears in the book, Theater in a Post-Truth World: Text, Politics, and Performance which is now available for pre-order from Bloomsbury Publishing

Dr. S. Beth Newman Ooi's
 (PhD alumna, Lecturer) article, "Crossed Lines: Reading a Riddle between Exeter Book Riddle 60 and 'The Husband’s Message,'" was published in Philological Quarterly (vol. 100.1 pp. 1-22).

Emily Grace's (PhD Candidtate)
interview with Stephen Cushman, “Give Me Both Burdens”: An Interview with Stephen Cushman About the Place of the “Poet-Scholar,” was published in the Fall 2021 issue of Literary Matters.
Emily McBryan
(PhD Candidate) presented a paper on “The Art of Narrative: A Therapeutic for Saving the Self” as part of panel on Art and Storytelling at the University of Notre Dame and de Nicola Center for Ethics and Culture’s Fall Conference: “‘I Have Called You By Name’: Human Dignity in a Secular World” in November 2021.

Dr. Taryn Okuma
received the inaugural John Convey Award for Excellence in Service from the School of Arts & Sciences.

Dr. Ernest Suarez
was named by the School of Arts & Sciences as the inaugural recipient of the Griffith-Rousseau Award for Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences.

Sister Lucia Treanor, FSE's (Lecturer) book, Elwood: The Story of a Catholic World War II Hero, was published by OSV Press on November 5th. Captain Elwood Euart, US Army died while saving six other men as their ship, the President Coolidge, was sinking in the South Pacific. Sister is a writing instructor in the First-Year Experience. OSV Press webinar link:

Dr. Kevin Rulo published "Eliot and Skin" in a Special Forum on Eliot and the Biological in Volume 3 of the T.S. Eliot Studies Annual (Clemson University Press), 93-112.
Dr. Kevin Rulo
presented "Transient Dwelling Spaces in the Poetry of T.S. Eliot" at the International T.S. Eliot Society's Annual Meeting (over Zoom), September 24-25.

On October 12, 2021, Dr Lilla Kopár will be presenting a fun, illustrated talk on "Medieval Monsters" as part of the popular Profs & Pints DC public lecture series at Church Hall in Georgetown. Dr Kopár regularly teaches courses on monsters for graduate and undergraduate students.

Jessica Schnepp (Ph.D. candidate)
joined Paraclete Press as an editor for Paraclete's poetry imprint, Iron Pen.

Ryan Wilson (Ph.D. candidate)
published a translation of Charles Baudelaire’s “Correspondences” and a review of Paul Mariani’s collection, Ordinary Time, in the Spring issue of Presence. He also published five translations of Baudelaire, along with an introductory essay, in the Spring issue of The Hopkins Review. He published translations of Georg Heym and Georg Trakl in the Spring issue of Literary Imagination, and a translation of Trakl in The Arkansas International. His original poem “21st Century Pastoral” was anthologized in Plume Poetry 9, and his essay, “David Bottoms’ ‘Transfiguring Angels,’” appeared in the Spring issue of his own Literary Matters.

Dr. Lilla Kopár
served as the co-organizer of ISSEME 2021, the biannual conference of the International Society for the Study of Early Medieval England. The (online) conference was held June 17-22, 2021, at four universities in four countries: University of Winchester (UK), Concordia University (Canada), Flinders University (Australia), and Leiden University (Netherlands). Dr. Kopár has been serving as an elected member of the Advisory Board of ISSEME since 2020.

Kristin Lord (PhD Student)
writing as K. L. Lord had a flash piece “Atargatis” published in Hundred Word Horror: The Deep by Ghost Orchid Press

Dr. Kevin Rulo's
book Satiric Modernism is now available from Clemson University Press.

Fletcher Bonin's (MA/PhD candidate)
second novel, Glass Bottle Season, has been accepted for publication through Bound to Brew Press. The narrative takes place over the course of one summer in Newport, Rhode Island, where Raymond Domingo's new job as a shelf-stocker/delivery driver at a ritzy wine shop soon thrusts him into the company - and the ire - of New England's oldest and wealthiest families, who are hesitant to welcome outsiders like himself. The novel is based in part on Fletcher's own experiences.

Jessica Schnepp (Ph.D. candidate)
published "Sacraments and Social Justice: An Interview with Poet, Scholar, and Editor Philip C. Kolin" in the 2021 issue of Presence: A Journal of Catholic Poetry.

Javier Mazariegos (English and Philosophy '23)
delivered a paper on the Canterbury Tales at the undergraduate conference for the Association for Core Texts and Courses on April 2021. His paper was inspired by his experience in Dr. Megan Murton's course, ENG 351.

Dr Lilla Kopár’s
article, “The Rise and Fall of Anglo-Saxon Runic Stone Monuments: Runic Inscriptions and the Development of Sculpture in Early Medieval England, “ was published in Reading Runes. Proceedings of the Eighth International Symposium on Runes and Runic Inscriptions, Nyköping, Sweden, 2–6 September 2014. Ed. by Mindy MacLeod, Marco Bianchi, and Henrik Williams. Uppsala: Institutionen för nordiska språk vid Uppsala universitet. Runrön 24. 2021, 143–156. (DOI: 10.33063/diva-438873)

Mallory Nygard (B.A. English ‘16)
published her first collection of poetry, entitled "Pelican". Written partly in response to the clerical sex abuse crisis in the Catholic Church, the poems in the explore faith, membership, sin, expectation, and freedom. The book is available through Amazon, IndieBound, and her website

Jessica Schnepp (PhD candidate) published her article, "The Catholic Grotesque: Antoni Gaudí's Sagrada Familia and Flannery O'Connor's Wise Blood" in Vol. 100, Issue 5 of English Studies. The article is part of a special issue on O'Connor, titled "Walking Hand in Hand: Flannery O'Connor's Artistic and Spiritual Companions" and available here:

Matt Steinhafel's (Ph.D. student)
"My Neighbor Henry" was selected as one of three award poems in the Winter 2021 Issue of Plainsongs Poetry Magazine (vol 41.1 pp.14-15).

Kristin Lord’s (Ph.D. student)
book review of Gina Wisker's Contemporary Women's Gothic Fiction: Carnival, Hauntings and Vampire Kisses will be in the March edition of EUP's Gothic Studies.

Sarah Zentner's (Ph.D. student) creative nonfiction essay, "Empty House Tea Parties," was published in Bella Grace (Issue 27, Spring 2021). 

Jessica Schnepp (Ph.D. candidate)
was promoted to Executive Administrative Liaison in the Office of the Chairman at the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Dr. Taryn Okuma
has received a Spring 2021 Faculty Fellowship from the Center for Teaching Excellence. Through the CTE Faculty Fellowship, Dr. Okuma will develop a course that will support a student-run online literary magazine

Gabriel Fernandez's (Ph.D. student)
paper, "'See Better': Shakespeare's Conception of King Lear Through King David," was accepted for presentation at the South Central Renaissance Conference 2021 to be held virtually March 25-27, 2021.

Fletcher Bonin's (MA/PhD candidate)
novel Vulture has been accepted for publication through Rebel Satori Press, and is expected to be published in early 2022. Vulture is a work of dystopian fiction inspired by his undergraduate thesis (Salve Regina University '16), which explored vital moments of optimism in George Orwell's 1984, Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451, and Aldous Huxley's Brave New World.

Dr. Amanda Auerbach's article "Affective Transmission and the Invention of Characters in the Victorian Bildungsroman" was published by Victorian Literature and Culture Vol 48 Issue 4, November 19 2020.
Dr. Amanda Auerbach's
article "Getting Lost: Proprioception and Thinking in the Gothic Novel" was published in European Romantic Review (vol. 31.2 pp. 157-176).

Dr. Amanda Auerbach's poetry book What Need Have We For Such as We reviewed in Kenyon Review by Hannah VanderHart

Fletcher Bonin's (M.A./Ph.D. candidate)
article, "The Harpooner's Dichotomous Nature in Melville's Moby Dick, or, The Whale," was published in Literary Imagination