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October 2016 – February 2017 English Department Accomplishments
[02.28.2017]

Graduate Student Achievements

HAILI ALCORN

“Permanent Summers of Perpetual Darkness: Gender, Western Education and Colonial Utopias in Yoruba Girl Dancing and Beka Lamb.” South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA), 5 Nov. 2016, Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront, FL. Conference presentation.

PETER CANNON

Shereff, Denise, Roxanna Palmer and Peter Cannon. "Every Reader Her Book: Creation of a Therapeutic Library at a Women’s Residential Treatment Facility." Journal of Hospital Librarianship, vol. 17, no. 1, 2017, pp. 42-52. CINAHL. Accessed 13 Feb. 2017.

HEATHER FOX received a Doctoral Dissertation Completion Fellowship from the USF Graduate School.

“A Tale of Two Archives: Katherine Anne Porter and Ellen Glasgow.” Modern Language Association Convention (MLA), 5-8 Jan. 2017, Philadelphia, PA. Roundtable presentation.

“Archive Stories: Narrating Boundary Conditions in the Archives of Women Writers and Readers, 1830’s-1930’s.” Special Session, Modern Language Association Convention (MLA), 5-8 Jan. 2017, Philadelphia Marriott, PA. Organizer.

“Inside the Trojan Horse.” South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference (SAMLA), 4-6 Nov. 2016, Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront, FL. Respondent presentation.

“‘Not Conscious of Using Those Feet: Motherhood as a Conscious Lens in Buchi Emecheta’s In the Ditch and The Joys of Motherhood. ” South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference (SAMLA), 4-6 Nov. 2016, Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront, FL. Panel presentation.

“Then and Now: Constructing Place in Twentieth-Century Florida Postcards.” South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference (SAMLA), 4-6 Nov. 2016, Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront, FL. Undergraduate Panel Organizer and co-chair.

SUCHETA KANJILAL received a Doctoral Dissertation Completion Fellowship from the USF Graduate School. Sucheta also accepted a position as an assistant professor of English and Writing at the University of Tampa.

“Modern Mythologies.” Chitra Mela: Research and Pedagogy in South Asia and Global Hindu Tradition, 20 Jan. 2017, Department of Religious Studies, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL. Conference presentation.

“The Irony of Apotheosis: Dehumanizing the Mothers and Daughters of (Maha)Bharata.” Annual Conference on South Asia, 23 Oct. 2017, Madison Concourse Hotel, WI. Conference presentation.

ANNALISE MABE was nominated twice for the 2017 Pushcart Prize for her essay “On the Rack,” and for her poem, “Monroe at the Charity Show/On Morning.” She was also nominated for the 2016 AWP Intro Journals Project for her poem, “Walking Back from the Suwannee Bar.”

“Activism is for All.” Tampa Bay Times, 6 Feb. 2017.

“Bird Watching.” Anthropoid: The Collective, 8 Dec. 2016, anthropoid.co/fictionpoetry/2-poems-by-annalise-mabe/ . Accessed 13 Feb. 2017.

“Column: Why Activism is for Everyone.” Tampa Bay Times, 4 Feb. 2017, www.tampabay.com/opinion/columns/column-why-activism-is-for-everyone/2312028 . Accessed 13 Feb. 2017.

“Contributor Interview: Annalise Mabe.” The New Delta Review Blog, 13 Feb. 2017, ndrmag.tumblr.com/post/157129021589/contributor-interview-annalise-mabe#157129021589 . Accessed 13 Feb. 2017.

“Dreams We Tried to Tell You.” Anthropoid: The Collective, 20 Dec. 2016, anthropoid.co/fictionpoetry/dreams-we-tried-to-tell-you/ . Accessed 13 Feb. 2017.

“Editor’s Note.” BOOTH: A Journal, 17 Feb. 2017.

“Going Small.” Macmillan English Community, 4 Oct. 2016, community.macmillan.com/community/the-english-community/blog/2016/10/04/going-small/ . Accessed 13 Feb. 2017.

“It is Not Uncommon to Want to Crawl Out of Your Skin.” Wordier Than Though, Ybor City Lit Crawl, 11 Jan. 2017, The Bunker, Ybor City, FL. Flash Nonfiction Reading.

“On Connecting Through Writing.” Macmillan English Community, 5 Dec. 2016, community.macmillan.com/community/the-english-community/blog/2016/12/05/on-connecting-through-writing . Accessed 13 Feb. 2017.

“On Diverse Reading Lists.” Macmillan English Community, 24 Jan. 2017, community.macmillan.com/community/the-english-community/blog/2017/01/24/on-diverse-reading-lists . Accessed 13 Feb. 2017.

“On the Rack.” New Delta Review, 9 Dec. 2016, ndrmag.org/nonfiction/2016/12/on-the-rack/ . Accessed 13 Feb. 2017.

“The Power of Writing by Hand.” Macmillan English Community, 2 Nov. 2016, community.macmillan.com/community/the-english-community/blog/2016/11/02/the-power-of-writing-by-hand/ . Accessed 13 Feb. 2017.

“Tis a Mean and Dirty Little Town.” Anthropoid: The Collective, 8 Dec. 2016, anthropoid.co/fictionpoetry/2-poems-by-annalise-mabe/ . Accessed 13 Feb. 2017.

SARAH PEARSALL has been invited back as a creative writing instructor at the world-renowned Interlochen Center for the Arts for their summer arts camp in 2017, located in Northwestern Michigan.

ALYSIA SAWCHYN

"Riverbanks and Honeysuckle." Winner of Big Sky Small Prose Flash Contest. Cutbank, vol. 86, no. 1, 2017, pp. 32-35.

ERIKA STAIGER

"Pas de Deux." Black Fox Literary Magazine, no. 15, 6 Feb. 2017, pp. 102-12.

JAY THOMPSON

“I Took Down a Fraudulent Breast Cancer Charity.” Marie Claire, 25 Oct. 2017, www.marieclaire.com/culture/a22956/boobies-rock-breast-cancer-charity-scam .

“Concrete.” Lime Hawk, 1 Nov. 2017, www.limehawk.org/concrete-jay-summer .

Faculty Achievements

KAREN BROWN

The Clairvoyants . New York: Henry Holt, 2017.

CASSIE CHILDS was awarded the Catherine Macaulay Prize for best graduate student paper(2016 – 17) from the Women’s Caucus of American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies.

“Delarivier Manley’s Letters Written by Mrs. Manley.” As part of the Women Writers Project, Intertextual Networks, supported by an NEH grant. Digital Humanities Project.

NICOLE DISCENZA was elected to the Executive Committee of the Old English Division of MLA for a five year term, beginning in January 2018.


“Hall as Hearth and Cosmos in Old English.” Southeastern Medieval Association 2016 Conference, Knoxville, TN, Oct. 2016.

Inhabited Spaces: Anglo-Saxon Constructions of Place . University of Toronto Press, 2017.

REGINA HEWITT

“Building Utopia on History: Patrick Geddes and the Storeys/Stories of Outlook Tower.” Conference of the Nineteenth Century Studies Association (NCSA), 1-4 Feb. 2017, Charleston, SC. Conference presentation.

JAY HOPLER 's latest poetry collection, “The Abridged History of Rainfall,” has been awarded the 2016 Florida Book Award in Poetry (Gold Medal). “The Abridged History of Rainfall” was also a finalist for the 2016 National Book Award in Poetry.

NATHAN JOHNSON

"Infrastructural Metaphors of Tampa." Local rhetorics: A Roundtable, National Communication Association’s 102nd Annual Conference, 12 Nov. 2017, Philadelphia, PA. Conference presentation.

STEVEN JONES

“The Digital Humanities After the Eversion.” Digital Arts and Humanities Conference, 18 Nov. 2016., Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. Invited keynote lecture.

“Roberto Busa, S.J., and The First Humanities Computing Center.” Santa Clara University, CA, 6 Feb. 2017. Invited lecture.

MARK LEIB

“MINDSCAPE.” Stageworks Theatre, 27 Feb. 2017, Tampa, FL. Staged play reading.

CYNTHIA PATTERSON

“Do ‘Literary Societies’ Produce ‘Literature’?: Considering the Boundaries of the ‘Literary.’” Modern Language Association (MLA) conference, 5 Jan. 2017, Philadelphia, PA. Roundtable presentation.

HEATHER SELLERS

“The Influence of Introductory Creative Writing Textbooks.” Association of Writers & Writing Programs Conference, 11 Feb. 2017, Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C. Panel discussion.

Alumnus Achievements

JOSH KENNEDY began writing for the Orlando Weekly as a freelancer. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in English, with a concentration in Creative Writing, from USF in summer 2016.

Emeritus Achievements

PAT ROGERS

“Defoe on Bath, Bristol, and Gloucester: Some Unexplored References in his Tour.” Notes and Queries, vol. 63, no. 1, 2016, pp. 72-79.

“Defoe on the Border Counties: Further Unexplored References in his Tour.” Notes and Queries, vol. 63, no. 4, 2016, pp. 594-602.

“‘The Monster of Ragusa’: Pope, Addison and Button’s Wits.” Review of English Studies, vol. 67, 2016, 496-522.

“Poems on Science and Philosophy.” The Oxford Handbook of British Poetry, 1660-1800, edited by Jack Lynch, Oxford University Press, 2016, pp. 320-34.

“Pope and Martial.” International Association of Professors of English, 28 July 2016, School of Advanced Studies, University of London, England. Conference presentation.

“Social Structure, Class and Gender, 1660-1770.” The Oxford Handbook of the Eighteenth-Century Novel, edited by J.A. Downie, Oxford University Press, 2016, pp. 39-54.



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