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Publicity Announcements:
September 2004


Awards and Honors: Rhetoric and Composition

Graduate Student Theo Greenblatt was just awarded the "Distinguished Outstanding Paper Award" at the EGAD Interdisciplinary Symposium at Texas A&M-Commerce, an award distributed by their Sigma Tau Delta chapter. The prize, which in addition to the honor was accompanied by a $100 honorarium, was given to Greenblatt for her paper, "The 'I's No Longer Have It: Context in Composition Research."


Presentations/Awards and Honors

As winner of the URI Foundation’s Excellence in Teaching Award, Assistant Professor Valerie Karno officially opened the academic year for the entire university community by delivering the Convocation Speech at URI.


Publications: Creative Writing

Instructor Amity Gaige, currently on a Fulbright in Latvia has just had a novel accepted by Other Press. Entitled, O My Darling, Gaige’s book will appear in May 2005.

Professor Don Kunz’ poem “Taos Galleries” is appearing in a 2004 poetry anthology entitled, In Other Words, edited by Leslie James.


Publications: Feminist Literary Studies

Donna Bickford, Ph.D., has had an article accepted for publication at Meridians, entitled, "A Praxis of Parataxis: Epistemology and Dissonance in Lucha Corpi's Detective Fiction."


Publications: Reviews

Assistant Professor Ryan Trimm’s review of Jed Esty's A Shrinking Island: Modernism and National Culture in England is forthcoming in the journal Novel.

Professor Mary Cappello’s review of novelist Ann Patchett’s much-discussed and controversial memoir, Truth and Beauty, appears in the October issue (just out) of Womens Review of Books. Pathcett’s book recounts her friendship with the late, Lucy Grealy, author of the best-selling memoir, Autobiography of a Face. Cappello’s review is called “Autobiography of a Friendship.”


Invited Talks: American Cultural Studies

Professor John Leo has been invited and agreed to be a featured speaker in Jacksonville University’s Humanities Speakers Series. Leo notes that the event was made possible by Ray Clines, a URI Ph.D. who worked in both the literature and writing branches of our program and with whom John has maintained contact at popular culture conferences and on editing projects. Leo will be presenting in the third week of January a talk on “Visual Literacies and Manifest Destiny, 1870-1890s.”


Presentations: Rhetoric and Composition

Graduate Student Theo Greenblatt’s panel for this year’s CCCCs conference was accepted. She will be presenting with two former colleagues from NAPS, and the session title is "(Re)composing Access: Reading War, Technology and Difference at a MilitarySchool." Her paper is entitled "Who Let 'Those People' Into 'Our Military'? Race, Gender, and Power in the Military Classroom."


Presentations: American Cultural Studies

Assistant Professor Stephanie Dunson will be making a presentation October 12 th at WellesleyCollege entitled “‘…And the Women Wicky Wacky Woo’: Tin Pan Alley and the Consumption of Asian Identity.”


Presentations: Creative Writing

Instructor Robert Leuci will be giving a reading from his new book, All the Centurions, at the Kingston Library on the 14th of Oct @ 6:30.


Presentations: Eighteenth Century Studies

Graduate Student John Murray will be presenting a paper entitled "Redefining Self and Society in Gulliver's Travels" at the session for "Intercultural Studies on the Enlightenment: Approaches, Perspectives, Challenges(German Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, DGEJ)" which is being organized by Professor Susanne Greilich for the 2005 ASECS Annual Meeting in Las Vegas.


University-wide Service

Ryan Trimm has joined the Executive Committee for the URICenter for the Humanities.