Jessica Conrad is joining Kent State University at Stark this Spring
semester as an Assistant Professor of English.
Mali Collins-White has an article
entitled, "Rethinking the Human: Anti-Respectability and Blackhood"
forthcoming in the March 2019 issue of American Quarterly.
Megan O'Donnell recently earned an
Honorable Mention in the Vcologies Early Career Paper Prize competition, a
blind peer-reviewed contest open to current graduate students and faculty who
have completed their Ph.D. within the last 3 years. The judges observed that “O’Donnell’s essay [“Forms of Power:
Energy and the Ecological Affordance of Victorian Fairies,”] shows an impressive
ability to startle us out of old habits of looking at the world, inviting us to
engage in unfamiliar modes of reading and seeing that promise to expand our
ability to think ecologically.”
Clay Colmon's article "Queer Afrofuturism:
Utopia, Sexuality, and Desire in Samuel Delany's 'Aye and Gomorrah,” has won
the 2018 Eugenio Battisti Award. The Battisti Award is selected by a committee
of utopian scholars and is awarded each year to the author of the best article
in the previous year’s volume of the journal Utopian
comes from the first chapter of Clay's dissertation on Queer
Afrofuturism. Clay is now directing a digital humanities program at Penn
& will defend his thesis in 2019.
Brandi Locke will be presenting at the 2019 American Studies Assoc. (ASA) conference
in a panel by the Digital Humanities Caucus. She will also be presenting her
work on Alice Dunbar Nelson at the 2019 conference for the Society for the
Study of Multi Ethnic Literature in the US (MELUS) and at the MLA International
Symposium in Lisbon. This summer she will continue her internship with the Stuart
Rose MARBL at Emory University.