Guy Szuberla making a point as the statue of Robert Frost looks on. Prof. Szuberla has recently published a paper, “Jokes, Insults, and Chicago’s Fight for the World’s Fair of 1893,” in MidAmerica: The Yearbook for the Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature, XXXIX (2012): 100-17. He also has forthcoming an essay, “Chicago and [...]
George Saunders (Syracuse University) 24th Summers Memorial Lecture Invited Speaker 5:00 p.m., Monday, October 21, 2013 Memorial Field House Auditorium (room 2100) The University of Toledo George Saunders is a bestselling author and Macarthur “Genius” Award Recipient. He is the author of four collections of short stories: the bestselling Pastoralia, CivilWarLand in Bad Decline, a [...]
Andrew Mattison’s new book, The Unimagined in the English Renaissance: Poetry and the Limits of Mimesis, has been reviewed in Renaissance Quarterly, available through JSTOR. According to the reviewer, “The book that Mattison has written deserves a wide audience and as close and considerate attention that he bestows on the poets he so admirably and [...]
John Boening, Professor Emeritus, recently presented a paper at the 20th Triennial Congress of the International Comparative Literature Association, held at the Sorbonne from July 18 -24. The congress was attended by over 1400 scholars from Europe, Asia, the Americas, Africa and the Middle East, and included a reception by the mayor of Paris as [...]
Russell Reising was the featured keynote speaker at this year’s EUPOP (European Society for the Study of Popular Culture) this past August in Turku, Finland. His multi-media presentation, “‘Religion Was Being Born Down in Monterey’: Religious Themes and Transformations in Psychedelic Culture,” investigated the religious and spiritual significance attributed to LSD experiences by religious figures, [...]
A story in UTNews reports how English Department Associate Professor Carmen Phelps is changing the perception of the Black Arts Movement in her new book, Visionary Women Writers of Chicago’s Black Arts Movement. Read the entire story here.
The Broadview Anthology of Medieval Drama, edited by UT’s own Christina Fitzgerald and John T. Sebastian (Loyola University) has received a strong boost from reviewer Chester N. Scoville (University of Toronto) in the journal Early Theatre 16.1 (2013). The review hails the book as “a fresh introduction to the field” and describes it as “a [...]
UT Steinbeck scholars in the Steinbeck Center posed in front of a Johnson sea-horse outboard motor like the one that plays a comic role in Steinbeck’s “The Log from the Sea of Cortez.” He called it the “sea-cow.” (Click to see a larger image.) . The English Department was a major presence at the International [...]
A story in UTNews covers the recognition of recipients of the winners of the 2013 Shapiro Writing Contest, the recipients of Kalmbach Scholarships, and Prof. Joel Lipman, for his elevation to Professor Emeritus. Read the whole story here.
An April 26, 2013 article in UTNews recognizes Assoc. Prof. Christina Fitzgerald’s work in co-editing an anthology of Medieval drama. Read the full story at the UTNews website.