Department News

Dr. Megan Murton presented a paper in June 2023 entitled “Consolation in Translation: Walton’s Boethius and the Boke of Coumfort” at the Symposium for Medieval and Renaissance Studies in St. Louis, Missouri. This work was supported by the Interdisciplinary Research Fellowship she received from the School of Arts & Sciences in 2022.

Dr. Lilla Kopár was invited in July 2023 to present a paper titled “From Props to Actors: Early Medieval Speaking Objects” at the 6th international conference on Eastern & Western Traditions of European Iconology at the University of Szeged in Hungary.

Rachel Daly (PhD student) attended the Institute for Human Ecology's seminar "Eternal Beauty: Principles and Disputations" June 20–27 at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (Angelicum) in Rome, Italy.

Vermilion Literary Magazine published Issue 4 | Spring 2023 on April 17th. The issue includes poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, screenwriting, and visual art submitted from members across the university community. The magazine is currently accepting submissions for Issue 5 | Winter 2023.

Dr. William Gonch
was invited to participate in "Reconsidering Flannery O'Connor," the NEH Summer Institute hosted at Georgia College & State University in June 2023.

Matt Steinhafel
's (Ph.D. student) review, "'All the Fun’s in How You Say a Thing': Performing the Poetry of Robert Frost," will be published in the forthcoming Robert Frost Review (vol. 32, 2023). 

Dr. William Gonch
's review of "The Preface: American Authorship in the Twentieth Century" by Ross K. Tangedal was published in Authorship.

Dr. Taryn Okuma
was invited to present the 8th Annual O'Donovan Humanities Lecture at Oakcrest School in Vienna, VA. Her talk, "Why Read Memoir?" was on April 1, 2023.

Dr. Lilla Kopár's
book chapter on runic epigraphy titled “Inscriptions on Stone Monuments: Methodological Concerns” recently appeared in Old English Runes: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Approaches and Methodologies with a Concise and Selected Guide to Terminologies. Ed. by Gaby Waxenberger, Kerstin Kazzazi, and John Hines. Ergänzungsbände zum Reallexikon der Germanischen Altertumskunde 134. Berlin/Boston: De Gruyter, 2023, pp. 81- 102.

Dr. Amanda Auerbach will be chairing two panels on "Phenomenology and the Novel" for the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies conference in St Louis.

Dr. Megan Murton has been invited to join the editorial board of The Chaucer Review, a leading journal in Chaucer studies. 

Ryan Wilson's poem, "Remembrance," was published in the February issue of The New Criterion.

Dr. Amanda Auerbach is charing two panels on "Phenomenology and the Novel" for the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies conference in St Louis.

Ryan Wilson's poem, "Remembrance," was published in the February issue of The New Criterion.

Matthew Ryan's (Ph.D. student) paper, "Urban Space and the Threshold of Freedom in Anna Burns's Milkman" won the award for best graduate student paper at the American Conference for Irish Studies Mid-Atlantic and New England regional meeting.

Dr. Susan M. Felch’s (Ph.D. 1991) edition of the works of Anne Lock won the 2022 Josephine Roberts Award for a Scholarly Edition from the Society for Early Modern Women and Gender. Dr. Felch is Professor of English (Emerita) at Calvin University.

Dr. Lilla Kopár's article, "Strategies of Visual Storytelling: Sigurd the Dragon-slayer at Ramsundsberget, Sweden. A Case Study” has recently been published in Fidele Signaculum. Írások Szőnyi György Endre tiszteletére / Writings in Honour of György Endre Szőnyi. Edited by Attila Kiss, Ágnes Matuska, Róbert Péter. Szeged: University of Szeged, Institute of English and American Studies, 2022, pp. 525-538.